Award-Winning Audio Books

 If you’re looking for something to listen to at the gym or on your commute, we’re loving AudioFile Magazine’s Earphones Award Winners for January 2012. The top industry mag named their favourites this month, looking for audio books that didn’t just reflect the written text, but actually offer an above-and-beyond performance of a great book.

We’re fans of all 16 picks but you definitely won’t want to miss out on our top pick, Red Flags by Juris Jurjevics.

If you’re in the market for something more family-friendly, the Odyssey Award recognizes audio books geared to kids and young adults. This year, they honoured Young Fredle (best for kids 8 and up) and Okay for Now, a tween tale that’ll resonate with kids 10 and up. Their choice for the top prize goes to Rotters, a title best suited to teens – don’t expect to get that Harry Potter vibe from this story about a teen grave-robber.


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