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Grammy 2010 audiobook nominees

So have you seen the Grammy nominations for audiobook / spoken word recordings? Looks a bit like the “Best Spoken Word by a Celebrity Reader or Celebrity Author/Reader” category 😉

But hey, the celebrity readers who are actually great audiobook narrators are few & far between – so kudos to the nominees! (See my reflections on the Brad Pitt factor)

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling) (Adult titles)

American On Purpose Read/Written by Craig Ferguson [HarperAudio]

The Bedwetter Read/Written by Sarah Silverman [HarperAudio]

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook) Read/Written by Jon Stewart (With Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, John Oliver & Sigourney Weaver) [Hachette Audio]

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To The Future… Read/Written by Michael J. Fox [Hyperion Audio]

This Time Together: Laughter And Reflection Read/Written by Carol Burnett [Random House Audio]

The Woody Allen Collection: Mere Anarchy, Side Effects, Without Feathers, Getting Even Read/Written by Woody Allen [Audible Inc.]

Best Spoken Word Album For Children
For albums consisting of predominantly spoken word vs. music or song.

Anne Frank: The Diary Of A Young Girl: The Definitive Edition Read by Selma Blair [Random House Audio/Listening Library]

The Best Candy In The Whole World Read/Written by Bill Harley [Round River Records]

Healthy Food For Thought: Good Enough To Eat (Read by Various Artists) Jim Cravero, Paula Lizzi & Steve Pullara, producers [East Coast Recording Company]

Julie Andrews’ Collection Of Poems, Songs, And Lullabies Read/Written by Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton [Hachette Audio]

Nanny McPhee Returns Read/Written by Emma Thompson [Macmillan Audio With Universal Studios]

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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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