Audie Award - Nonfiction

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 Paul Collins William Dufris The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars
2011 Rebecca Skloot Cassandra Campbell The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping.
Unabridged CD
Downloadable Audio
2010 Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan The National Parks America’s national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration of Independence: that the nation’s most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone. Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan delve into the history of the park idea, from the first sighting by white men in 1851 of the valley that would become Yosemite and the creation of the world’s first national park at Yellowstone in 1872, through the most recent additions to a system that now encompasses nearly four hundred sites and 84 million acres. Unabridged CD
2009 Thomas Friedman Oliver Wyman Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution, and How It Can Renew America New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas L. Friedman brings his unique point of view to the red hot topic of global climate change. Here he proposes a national plan for going green that will not only benefit the earth, but also make America's economy stronger and its borders more secure.
Unabridged CD
Downloadable Audio
2008 Alex Haley Avery Brooks Roots: The Saga of an American Family It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree. Downloadable Audio
2007 Terry Darlington Steve Hodson Narrow Dog to Carcassonne
2006 Thomas Friedman Oliver Wyman The World is Flat The timely and essential update on globalization, its successes and discontents, powerfully illuminated by one of our most respected journalists.
Unabridged CD
Downloadable Audio
2005 Russell Shorto The Island at the Center of the World Before there were 13 colonies, there was New Netherland. Founded by the Dutch, this tiny community on the edge of the wilderness supported a staggering array of peoples. Surrounded by intolerant Puritans, the colony took its cue from Amsterdam, Europe's most liberal city. Inevitably the Dutch and English clashed--and a new nation was born. Unabridged CD
2004 George Crile Christopher Lane Charlie Wilson's War The untold story behind the last battle of the Cold War and how it fueled the rise of militant Islam. Unabridged CD
2003 Sean Flynn Richard Rohan 3000 Degrees: The True Story of a Deadly Fire and the Men Who Fought It
2002 David McCullough Edward Hermann John Adams Told by one of the country's greatest historians, here is the extraordinary history of the birth of the United States as seen through the lives of two men: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
Unabridged CD
Unabridged Cassette
2001 Sidney Poitier Sidney Poitier The Measure of a Man In this candid and spiritual memoir, the legendary actor and star of more than 40 films reflects on life itself as he reveals the spiritual depth, passion, and intellectual fervor that has driven his remarkable life.
Unabridged CD
Unabridged Cassette
2000 Frank McCourt Frank McCourt 'Tis The story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of readers in Angela's Ashes comes of age.
Abridged CD
Unabridged Cassette
1999 Michael Palin Michael Palin Full Circle
1998 James Herriot Christopher Timothy James Herriot's Animal Stories
1997 Bill Moyers Bill Moyers and others Genesis
1996 Jonathan Kozol Dick Hill Amazing Grace