During the last couple of weeks, I have had at least two discussions about audiobooks.
And the talks began and ended the same way: Is listening to a book actually reading a book?
My response is, of course it is.
It is a different experience as you are “hearing” the book not just through the author’s vision but also through the narrators, as opposed to just you and the author.
And while to me there is nothing like holding a book in your hand and reading, audiobooks also give you that connection.
I always have an audiobook going on in my car at all times.
In fact, when I was recently buying a new car, it came down to two models. I chose the one that had the CD player, which most new cars no longer have.
Here are the finalists in the mystery and thriller categories for the 23rd annual Audie Awards®, as announced by the Audio Publishers Association.
Winners will be revealed at the Audie Awards® Gala on May 31, 2018, at the New-York Historical Society in New York City. You can find further details here. And yes, there are other categories.
Congratulations to all the finalists:
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz, narrated by Simon Vance (Random House Audio)
Glass Houses by Louise Penny, narrated by Robert Bathurst (Macmillan Audio)
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz, narrated by Samantha Bond (HarperAudio)
Onervice: A Royal Spyness Mystery, Book by Rhys Bowen, narrated by Katherine Kellgren (Audible Studios)
Telling Tales by Ann Cleeves, narrated by Julia Franklin (Macmillan Audio)
The Breakdown by B.A. Paris, narrated by Georgia Maguire (Macmillan Audio)
Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben, narrated by Steven Weber (Brilliance Publishing)
The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer, narrated by Ellen Archer (Hachette Audio)
The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker, narrated by Edoardo Ballerini and Graham Winton (Recorded Books)
A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré, narrated by Tom Hollander (Penguin Audio)
Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles, narrated by Scott Brick (HarperAudio)
The nominations for mystery fiction awards continue to roll in.
Here are the nominees for the 2018 International Thriller Writers' Thriller Award. Winners will be announced at ThrillerFest XIII, July 14, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.
Congratulations to all the finalists.
BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL
Dan Chaon: Ill Will (Ballantine)
Denise Mina: The Long Drop (Little, Brown and Company)
B.A. Paris: The Breakdown (St. Martin's Press)
Gin Phillips: Fierce Kingdom (Viking)
Riley Sager: The Final Girls (Dutton)
BEST FIRST NOVEL
Steph Broadribb: Deep Down Dead (Orenda Books)
Daniel Cole: Ragdoll (Ecco)
Walt Gragg: The Red Line (Berkley)
K.J. Howe: The Freedom Broker (Quercus)
Sheena Kamal: The Lost Ones (William Morrow)
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL
Christine Bell: Grievance (Lake Union)
Rachel Caine: Stillhouse Lake (Thomas & Mercer)
Layton Green: The Resurrector (Layton Green)
Adrian McKinty: Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly (Seventh Street Books)
Lori Rader-Day: The Day I Died (William Morrow)
BEST SHORT STORY
Lee Child: “Too Much Time” (Delacorte)
Mat Coward: “What Could Possibly Go Boing?” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
Zoë Z. Dean: “Charcoal and Cherry” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
Willy Vlautin: “The Kill Switch” (Hachette)
Ben H. Winters: “Test Drive” (Hachette)
BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
Gregg Hurwitz: The Rains (TOR Teen)
Gregg Olsen: The Boy She Left Behind (Polis Books)
Sheryl Scarborough: To Catch a Killer (TOR Teen)
Rysa Walker: The Delphi Effect (Skyscape)
Diana Rodriguez Wallach: Proof of Lies (Entangled Publishing)
BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL
Sean Black: Second Chance (Sean Black)
Jeff Gunhus: Resurrection America (Seven Guns Press)
Alan McDermott: Trojan (Thomas & Mercer)
Caroline Mitchell: Witness (Thomas & Mercer)
Kevin Wignall: A Fragile Thing (Thomas & Mercer)