Last night the best of the best in the audiobook community put on their finest, hopped in their limos and headed to the 17th Annual Audies Gala in New York City to celebrate another incredible year in audiobooks.
The lineup of nominees was impressive to say the least, but if you were following our tweets leading up to the Audies, you’ll know that Tina Fey’s Bossypants was clearly our pick for Audiobook of the Year. The judges must have felt the same way because Tina Fey cleaned up. Fey’s self-narrated Bossypants took home the Audie for best Biography/Memoir as well as the night’s top prize, Audiobook of the Year. Let’s just say we’re not surprised…we’ve been rooting for it all along.
Bossypants is smart, delightful, and really, really funny. Not only does it give a behind-the-scenes look at Fey’s life and career, but it also offers life lessons and funny anecdotes along the way. What makes this audiobook the Best Audiobook of the 2011 is Fey’s hilarious narration of the book herself, making the most of her own comedic timing and characteristic wit. Listening to this book will make you laugh-out-loud and possibly even induce a few tears.
Despite our bias towards Tina Fey, we were still very impressed by all of the amazing audiobooks that were produced this year and we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of such a talented community. A huge congrats goes out to all of the nominees and winners for 2011. We look forward to seeing what the rest of 2012 will bring and who will reign supreme at next year’s Audie Awards!
Check out these other fantastic audiobooks that took home the top Audie Award in their respective categories:
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Best Literary Fiction
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke
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