Booklist’s Top Audiobook of 2012: Code Name Verity


Congrats to Bolinda Audio & narrators Morven Christie and Lucy Gaskell, on their recognition as the year’s best audiobook by the American Library Association’s Booklist magazine. This brilliantly-plotted historical fiction is enhanced by the subtle and superb dual-narration. Give this crossover YA title a listen. You will be astounded!

From the full press release, here are all of the titles honored. Be sure to check for the complete list of Editors’ Choice in January:

Booklist magazine, the ALA’s review journal, has announced its Top of the List winners for 2012. The eight winning titles were chosen from the annual Editors’ Choice selections as the best books and media of 2012, and, as every year, the expert selections influence readers and book buyers in libraries, bookstores and beyond.

The 2012 Booklist Top of the List winners are:

  • Adult Fiction – The Lower River, by Paul Theroux (Houghton)
  • Adult Nonfiction – The Passage of Power: The Lyndon Johnson Years, by Robert A. Caro (Knopf)
  • Youth Fiction – Dodger, by Terry Pratchett (Harper)
  • Youth Nonfiction – “The Fairy Ring; or, Elsie and Frances Fool the World, by Mary Losure (Candlewick)
  • Youth Picture Book – Extra Yarn, written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen (HarperCollins/Balzer and Bray)
  • Video – The Dust Bowl,  by Ken Burns (PBS)
  • Audio – Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein; read by Morven Christie and Lucy Gaskell (Bolinda)
  • Reference Source – Dictionary of African Biography,”edited by Henry Louise Gates Jr. and Emmanuel Akyeampong (Oxford)




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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