Audios Walk the Red Carpet

The Golden Globes and Oscars may have all been handed out, but fear not! The crème de la crème of 2012's audiobooks will be honored May 30 at the Audie Awards. Sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association, the Audie Awards recognize audiobooks who have achieved distinction in the spoken word. Get ready to cheer for your favorite book or narrator from the list of the nominees below:

Audiobook of the Year

American Grown by Michelle Obama
Read by Michelle Obama, Jim Adams, Charlie Brandts, Christeta Comerford, Sam Kass, Bill Yosses, and a Full Cast

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Read by Edoardo Ballerini

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
Read by Colin Firth

Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Read by Bill O'Reilly


Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
Read by Gerard Doyle

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Read by Kate Rudd

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
Read by Katherine Kellgren

The Diviners by Libba Bray
Read by January LaVoy

Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Read by Stephen Briggs 

Children's Titles for Ages 8-12

Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani
Read by Silas House and Neela Vaswani 

Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Read by Diane Steele, Nick Podehl, and Kate Rudd

The Cheshire Cheese Cat by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright
Read by Katherine Kellgren and Robin Sachs

The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman
Read by Robin Miles

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
Read by Davina Porter

Looking for more? The Audies have over 30 categories including best romance, mystery/thriller, and even package design. You can find the entire list of the nominees at their website,