Just announced – the Audio Publishers Association‘s most prestigious award, and I have the CD edition to give away! Just leave a comment below sharing some of your favorite audio titles, and I’ll randomly choose a winner next Friday, courtesy of Macmillan Audio. I guarantee that the 2014 Audiobook of the Year, Billy Crystal’s memoir Still Foolin’ ‘Em, will be added to your list of all-time favorites.
And you can keep entering to win the recipients of this year’s Audies Awards in every category in a blog blitz every day all June, as part of the June is Audiobook Month celebration, sponsored by the Audiobook Community. I’m kicking off the grand giveaway event, and tomorrow @Audiogals will be giving away the wining title in the Distinguished Achievement in Production category. Click here to check out the whole list of 2014 Audies winners & nominees. Be sure to follow #audiomonth and #Audies2014 and follow Audiobook Community on both Facebook and Twitter for more audiobook awesomeness.
I loved listening to Still Foolin’ ‘Em, brilliantly narrated by the author. It’s as hilarious as you’d expect, with laugh-out-loud humor, but also warmly personal, with heart-tugging revelations that made me teary-eyed. Add an audio production that combines portions recorded in front of a live audience with stellar in-studio narration & original music, plus Crystal’s evangelical promotion of the audiobook format, and you’ve got a clear Audiobook of the Year winner. Here’s what the Audies judges had to say about it:
The Award for Audiobook of the Year went to Still Foolin’‘Em by Billy Crystal, published by Macmillan Audio. The judges praised this work calling it “a seamless blend of single voice narration and live performances [that] does for the audiobook medium what Billy Crystal’s opening acts have done for the Oscars, which is to bring in a larger audience. From Mickey Mantle to Muhammad Ali with the inside story on Meg Ryan’s infamous scene in When Harry Met Sally thrown in for good measure, Crystal’s life story will have listeners hanging on every word. Crystal pulled out all the stops to draw in fans and to create new ones with a clever mélange of audiobook-specific print, radio, TV, social media and store appearances. In a word: ‘Mahvelous.’”
I completely agree! Be sure to leave a comment with your suggestions for other great listens to win your copy of Still Foolin’ Em.