Sunday Salon: Armchair Audies, 2014 Edition


armchairaudiesThis will be my third year participating in the Armchair Audies. In 2012, I read and predicted the HumorNarration by the Author/Authors, and Audiobook of the Year categories. Last year, I read and predicted the Non-Fiction and Short Stories/Collections categories. This year, I’ve decided to read new categories.

But first, what’s the Armchair Audies all about? I loved Overreader‘s description so much that I’m mostly stealing it. Here ya go:

It’s Armchair Audies time! What’s that? Never heard of them? Well, they’re new. The Audies are annual “awards recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment” and are awarded in June. [Over a hundred audiobooks are nominated in more than twenty different categories.] Rather more than even an audiobook maniac like myself can handle, so to get a handle on them all, blogger Literate Housewife spearheaded the Armchair Audies. Interested bloggers will listen to everything from one (or more) categories and give their opinions.

This year, I’ve decided to read in the Fiction and Non-Fiction categories. We’ll see in a few weeks what the nominations for Audiobook of the Year are. Until then, here are the books that I’ll be tackling in the two categories I’ve already chosen:



  • Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (read by Will Patton)
  • The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker (read by George Guidall)
  • The Good House by Ann Leary (read by Mary Beth Hurt)
  • The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler (read by Tavia Gilbert)
  • Jacob’s Oath by Martin Fletcher (read by George Guidall)
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (read by Neil Gaiman)


  • Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill (read by Sandy Rustin)
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell (read by Malcolm Gladwell)
  • The End of Nature by Bill McKibben (read by Jeff Woodman)
  • The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese by Michael Paterniti (read by L. J. Ganser)
  • Thank You For Your Service by David Finkel (read by Arthur Bishop)

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