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Audiobook Grammy Nominees

Announced last night: Adult titles vying for recognition as 2011’s best by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Sadly, there’s no Children’s category – they killed that off last April. Here’s the five finalists:

Catagory 51: Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audiobooks & Story Telling)

Bossypants, Tina Fey (Hachette Audio) (Check to see if this free download offer is still in effect!)

Fab Fan Memories – The Beatles Bond, Various Artists / Nathan Burbank, Bryan Cumming, Dennis Scott & David Toledo, producers(WannaBeats Records)

Hamlet (William Shakespeare), Dan Donohue & Various Artists Oregon Shakespeare Festival(Blackstone Audio)

If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t), Betty White (Penguin Audio)

The Mark Of Zorro, Val Kilmer & Cast(Blackstone Audio)

You can check out the complete list of nominations in this press release. Great ideas for new listens or for a fresh display in the library audio-visual department or website!

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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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