2021 WINNERS - AUDIOBOOK: NONFICTION
See below for the list of 2021 winners in the AUDIOBOOK: NONFICTION category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Click here to watch the Gold and Silver winner speeches.
2020 WINNERS - AUDIOBOOK: NONFICTION
See below for the list of 2020 winners in the AUDIOBOOK: NONFICTION category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.
Palm Trees on the Hudson: A True Story of the Mob, Judy Garland, and Interior Decorating
2020 Gold Winner
Author: Elliot Tiber
Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.
The hilarious and often touching prequel to Elliot Tiber’s bestseller Taking Woodstock (which inspired the 2009 feature film by two-time Oscar winner Ang Lee).
The Making, Breaking, and Renewal of a Surgeon-Scientist: A Personal Perspective of the Physician Crisis in America
Author: Steven E. Wilson
Publisher: H-G Books
Physicians are under siege from bureaucracy, declining reimbursement, frivolous lawsuits, and even federal prosecutors. Can our American medical system survive the onslaught?
This is Remission: A Four-Time Cancer Survivor’s Memories of Treatment, Struggle, and Life
Author: Ryan Hamner
Publisher: Ryan Hamner
A four-time cancer survivor intertwines ordinary stories of childhood, his first punch, a record deal, and the love of his granddad from an extraordinary perspective.
Angel of the Ghetto: One Man’s Triumph over Heartbreaking Tragedy
2021 Gold Winner
Authors: Sam Solasz and Judy Katz, narrated by Ed Romanoff
Publisher: The Three Tomatoes Book Publishing
This unforgettable memoir is a different kind of Holocaust account. It is a tale of love and loss, of survival and courage, and hope. tells the remarkable story of Sam Solasz, the only member of his immediate family to survive the Holocaust, this extraordinary boy grew into an extraordinary man.
Underprivileged Overachiever: A Crenshaw Story
2021 Silver Winner
Authors: Y.A. Salimu, narrated by Y.A. Salimu
Publisher: Telemachus Press
"For all the stereotypes of growing up in South Los Angeles, this is a no-holds-barred story of how a teenager somehow made it to the Air Force Academy while being homeless and facing obstacle after obstacle. This story... might need a warning label before...”--Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times
Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace, 2nd Ed., Revised and Expanded: 3 Soothing Guided Meditations for Deep Stress Relief, Effortless Sleep & Renewed Energy
2021 Silver Winner
Authors: Susie Mantell, narrated by Susie Mantell
Publisher: Relax Intuit LLC
With a voice described as “liquid,” award-winning stress relief expert Susie Mantell’s uniquely soothing guided meditations: “Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace” (BEST AUDIOS -Publishers Weekly, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED -Library Journal), “Sleep Easy Now,” “10-Minute Brain Vacation” plus “Quicktips & Simple Soothers.”
“Exquisite… powerful collection of meditations…a lullaby for the soul." — AudioFile Magazine
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