Naxos AudioBooks Receives Its 50th Award!
9 short years, Naxos AudioBooks has been honoured with 50 prestigious awards.
The most recent award¡Xan ¡§Audie,¡¨ recognizing excellence in audio
publishing--was presented May 30 by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) as
they celebrated the year's finest audiobooks at the 8th Annual Audie
Awards, a black tie gala held at Los Angeles' Petersen Automotive Museum -- a
fitting place for the event, as the car has become a favourite place for more
and more consumers to enjoy audiobooks.
year's winning title, Classic Women's Short Stories, is a collection
representing five stories from influential women writers of the 19th
century and the first decades of the 20th -- Katherine Mansfield,
Kate Chopin and Virginia Woolf. The anthology took home the Audie Award
prize in the Short Story/Collections category. Enhanced with the music
of Oswald, Spohr, and Alkan, the styles of these remarkable women writers are
very finely read by three accomplished narrators, Carole Boyd, Liza Ross, and
Teresa Gallagher, who, in a gentle, persuasive, and deeply moving manner,
capture the isolation, suffering, and sly humour expressed by the authors.
More than 600 audiobook
titles were entered and judged by a panel of over 110 avid audiobook listeners.
The panel was comprised of individuals representing a wide scope of the
industry, including librarians, store managers, educators,
producers, and journalists. Five finalists are announced in each category,
and an ultimate winner is selected from the finalists. In addition to Classic
Women's Short Stories, other Naxos finalists included In the Ravine
(Short Story/Collections), King Lear (Audio Drama), Hedda Gabler
(Audio Drama), The Life & Works of W B Yeats (Poetry), and The
Trial & The Death of Socrates (Non-Fiction, Unabridged).
addition to five Audie Awards, Naxos AudioBook titles have received eighteen
AudioFile Earphone awards, seven awards from the Spoken Word Publishing
Association, and seven Talkies, as well as honours from the National
Association of Independent Record Distributors and Manufacturers, the American Library
Association, Publishers Weekly, and the Association for Independent Music.
further information regarding Naxos AudioBooks' award-winning titles or to receive
a copy of our new catalogue featuring over 225 titles for adults and younger
listeners, each presented in the distinctive Naxos style -- enhanced with
classical music, digitally recorded, affordably priced and offered on both
cassette and CD -- please visit www.naxosaudiobooks.com.