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Naxos AudioBooks Receives Its 50th Award!


In 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.


This 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).

In 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.

For 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


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