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Colin Firth Wins Audiobook of the Year for ‘The End of the Affair’

Actor Colin Firth and Audible Studios won the Audiobook of the Year prize at the Audie Awards last night for an audiobook edition of Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair.

We’ve linked to all the winners below. In addition, Dracula by Bram Stoker won the distinguished achievement in production award for an audiobook with work by Alan CummingTim CurryKatherine Kellgren and more. The audio drama award went to Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner. Firth had this statement in the release:

I’m grateful for this honor, and grateful for the opportunity to narrate one of my favorite stories—a great novel told in the first person makes for the best script an actor could imagine. None better than The End of the Affair … Theater and film each offer their own challenges and rewards, but narration is a new practice for me and the audiobook performance provides exhilarating possibilities for both actors and listeners.

Audie Award Winners for 2013

AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR
The End of the Affair
By Graham Greene Read by Colin Firth Audible, Inc.

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
Dracula
By Bram Stoker
Read by Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Susan Duerden, John Lee, Graeme Malcolm, Steven Crossley, Simon Prebble, James Adams, Nicola Barber, Victor Villar-Hauser, and Marc Vietor
Audible, Inc.

AUDIO DRAMA
Swordspoint
By Ellen Kushner
Read by Ellen Kushner and a full cast including Dion Graham, Katherine Kellgren, Robert Fass, Nick Sullivan, Simon Jones, Sam Guncler and Anne Bobby

BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
The Seamstress
By Sara Tuvel Bernstein, Louise Loots Thornton and Marlene Bernstein Samuels Read by Wanda McCaddon
Tantor Media

BUSINESS/EDUCATIONAL
Spy the Lie
By Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, Susan Carnicero and Don Tennant Read by Fred Berman
Macmillan Audio

CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR AGES 8-12
Same Sun Here
By Silas House and Neela Vaswani Read by Silas House and Neela Vaswani Brilliance Audio

CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR AGES UP TO 8
The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe’s Very First Case
By Alexander McCall Smith Read by Adjoa Andoh Listening Library

CLASSIC
Dombey and Son
By Charles Dickens Read by Charlton Griffin Audio Connoisseur

FANTASY
Anita
By Keith Roberts Read by Nicola Barber Audible, Inc.

FICTION
The Handmaid’s Tale
By Margaret Atwood Read by Claire Danes Audible, Inc.
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HISTORY
The Wrecking Crew
By Kent Hartman
Read by Dan John Miller Tantor Media

HUMOR
I Suck at Girls
By Justin Halpern
Read by Sean Schemmel HarperAudio

INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED FICTION
The Good Dream
By Donna VanLiere Read by Donna VanLiere Macmillan Audio

INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED NON-FICTION
Fearless
by Eric Blehm
Read by Paul Michael eChristian

LITERARY FICTION
Bring Up the Bodies
By Hilary Mantel Read by Simon Vance Macmillan Audio

MULTI-VOICED PERFORMANCE
Dracula
By Bram Stoker
Read by Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Susan Duerden, John Lee, Graeme Malcolm, Steven Crossley, Simon Prebble, James Adams, Nicola Barber, Victor Villar-Hauser, and Marc Vietor

MYSTERY
The Beautiful Mystery
By Louise Penny
Read by Ralph Cosham Macmillan Audio

NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR or AUTHORS
Society’s Child: My Autobiography
By Janis Ian Read by Janis Ian Audible, Inc.

NON-FICTION
Breasts
By Florence Williams Read by Kate Reading Tantor Media

ORIGINAL WORK
Gun Church
By Reed Farrel Coleman
Read by Joe Barrett and John Keating Audible, Inc.

PACKAGE DESIGN
On the Night You Were Born
By Nancy Tillman
Read by Orlagh Cassidy Designed by Margo Goody Macmillan Audio

PARANORMAL
Spellbound
By Larry Correia
Read by Bronson Pinchot Audible, Inc.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Tao of Pooh
By Benjamin Hoff Read by Simon Vance Tantor MediaROMANCE

The Witness
By Nora Roberts Read by Julia Whelan Brilliance Audio

SCIENCE FICTION
The Age of Miracles
By Karen Thompson Walker Read by Emily Rankin Random House Audio

SHORT STORIES/COLLECTIONS
Astray
By Emma Donoghue
Read by Khristine Hvam, James Langton, Robert Petkoff, Suzanne Toren and Dion Graham Hachette Audio

SOLO NARRATION–FEMALE
Katherine Kellgren
The Boy in the Suitcase
By Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis AudioGO

SOLO NARRATION–MALE
Edoardo Ballerini
Beautiful Ruins
By Jess Walter HarperAudio

SPECIAL AWARD SALES ACHIEVEMENT
Fifty Shades of Grey
By EL James
Read by Becca Battoe Random House Audio

TEENS
The Fault in Our Stars
By John Green Read by Kate Rudd Brilliance Audio

THRILLER/SUSPENSE
Red, White, and Blood
By Christopher Farnsworth Read by Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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