The Word is Out: 2017 Audiobook of the Year!

Attention fellow audiobook lovers: Winners of the 2017 Audies are announced!

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As a shameless audiobook snob, I have been impatiently looking forward to the announcement of the winners for the 2017 Audies. The Audio Publishers Association honors the best titles, narrators, and production efforts in audio publishing with the annual Audie Awards. The awards cover 27 categories that include the Audiobook of the Year, best male and female narrators, excellence in design and marketing, and various genres.

So which title notably rose to the top as the 2017 Audiobook of the Year? Here it is!

Hamilton written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter, narrated by Mariska Hargitay

These finalist titles for the Audiobook of the Year award are no less impressive:

Boys in the Trees written and narrated by Carly Simon

The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo written and narrated by Amy Schumer

The Underground Railroad written by Colson Whitehead, narrated by Bahni Turpin

Year of Yes written and narrated by Shonda Rhimes

Looking for more award-winning audiobooks? Our list of 2017 Audie Award Winners connects you with top titles in more of the 27 categories. You can also explore all of the winners and finalists on the 2017 Audies web page.

Happy listening!

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