Audie Award - Mystery

The Audie Awards are given out annually by the Audio Publisher's Association for the best in audio books.

Award Year Authors(s) Reader Title Format
2012 James Lee Burke Will Patton Feast Day of Fools Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town with a deep and abiding respect for the citizens in his care. Still mourning the loss of his cherished wife and locked in a perilous almost-romance with his deputy, Pam Tibbs, a woman many decades his junior, Hackberry feeds off the deeds of evil men to keep his own demons at bay. When alcoholic ex-boxer Danny Boy Lorca witnesses a man tortured to death in the desert and reports it, Hack's investigation leads to the home of Anton Ling, a regal, mysterious Chinese woman whom the locals refer to as La Magdalena and who is known for sheltering illegals. Ling denies having seen the victim or the perpetrators, but there is something in her steely demeanor and aristocratic beauty that compels Hackberry to return to her home again and again as the investigation unfolds. Could it be that the sheriff is so taken in by this creature who reminds him of his deceased wife that he would ignore the possibility that she is just as dangerous as the men she harbors? The danger in the desert increases tenfold with the return of serial murderer Preacher Jack Collins. Unabridged CD
2011 Michael Connelly Peter Giles The Reversal After years as a respected defense attorney, Mickey Haller continued his stellar career as a state prosecutor by convicting the infamous Jason Jessup with a brutal child murder. Now, 24 years later, DNA evidence clears Jessup of the crime. Convinced of Jessup's guilt, Haller calls on LAPD Detective Harry Bosch to uncover the truth before the killing resumes.
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2010 Walter Mosley Michael Boatman Devil in a Blue Dress Easy Rawlins, a young black veteran in 1948, only wants basic middle class respect. But that’s hard to get for men like him, especially when you’ve just lost your job and might be losing your house. So when a white man in a bar offers him good money to locate a beautiful French woman last seen in the company of a negro gangster, Easy agrees. As he descends into the gritty underworld of South Central L.A., with its mean streets, cheap hotels and black jazz clubs, neither the brutish white cops nor the shady “brothers” appreciate his intrusion. The web of corruption is wide, the mystery of the French dame deep, and Easy’s involvement is becoming increasingly tangled…. Unabridged CD
2009 Andrea Camilleri Grover Gardner Voice of the Violin
2008 James Lee Burke Will Patton Tin Roof Blowdown Robicheaux has lived through much inner turmoil and seen too much of man's dark side to believe that there are any surprises left for him in this world. But then the devastation brought by Hurruicane Katrina seems to make a wreck of his sould even as it pummels New Orleans. In the aftermath, two black men are murdered in the ninth ward--and Robicheaux refuses to allow another injustice to pile more misery on the survivors of this deadly storm. Unabridged CD
2007 Michael Connelly Len Cariou Echo Park Detective Harry Bosch, now in the Open-unsolved Unit, receives a call from the DA telling him a serial killer has confessed to several murders. Harry must interview the man about a case he couldn't crack involving the murder of a 22-year-old woman whose body was never found.
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2006 Elizabeth Peters Barbara Rosenblat The Serpent on the Crown It's 1922, and The Great War is over. With the world at peace, Amelia and her family return to the Valley of the Kings to explore its storied sands. But they are quickly troubled by treacherous secrets and murder. A woman presents them with a priceless but dangerous artifact--a golden king said to bring death to all who possess it. The woman's husband has already fallen, and now she needs help to return the relic to its tomb. Unabridged CD
2005 Jeffery Deaver Various Artists Twisted: Selected Unabridged Stories of Jeffery Deaver
2004 Michael Connelly Len Cariou Lost Light Connelly, author of "City of Bones, " takes another step closer to the classic novels of Raymond Chandler as he follows Detective Harry Bosch on his first case as a private detective.
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2003 James Lee Burke Will Patton Jolie Blon's Bounce New Iberia, Louisiana police detective Dave Robicheaux doesn't think that the most likely suspect in the murder of a teenage girl is really the killer. But the clues from a second body all point to him. Before Robicheaux can bring the true killer to justice, he must battle a painkiller addiction and soon what begins as a duel of wits turns into a dance of death. Unabridged CD
2002 Harlan Coben Steven Weber Tell No One For Dr. David Beck, the loss was shattering. And every day for the past eight years, he has relived the horror of what happened. The gleaming lake. The pale moonlight. The piercing screams. The night his wife was taken. The last night he saw her alive. Everyone tells him it's time to move on, to forget the past once and for all. But for David Beck, there can be no closure. A message has appeared on his computer, a phrase only he and his dead wife know. Suddenly Beck is taunted with the impossible-that somewhere, somehow, Elizabeth is alive. Abridged Cassette
2001 Laurence Shames Ron McLarty The Naked Detective
2000 Minette Walters Robert Powell The Breaker
1999 Graham Greene Martin Jarvis The Third Man
1998 Ruth Rendell, et al. Patrick Malahide Vintage Crime Stories
1997 Agatha Christie David Suchet The Mysterious Affair at Styles In Agatha Christie's first mystery, Hercule Poirot is called to an English estate after its heiress is murdered.
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