2023 WINNERS - AUDIOBOOK: NONFICTION
See below for the list of 2023 winners in the AUDIOBOOK: NONFICTION category, for books with a copyright date of 2022.
2023 Gold Winner
Author/Narrator: written and narrated by Karin Konoval
Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press Inc.
In April 2013, Karin Konoval travelled to New Orleans for a four-month film shoot. On Constance is Karin’s memoir of this journey to and through the remarkable city of New Orleans, finding resonance and ultimately joy... in the most unexpected encounters and unlikely places.
Muppets in Moscow: The Unexpected Crazy True Story of Making Sesame Street in Russia
2023 Silver Winner
Author/Narrator: Natasha Lance Rogoff, narrated by Emily Lahey Shoov
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield (Hardcopy and eBook) and Lance Productions (Audiobook)
"In this thrilling debut, TV producer Rogoff recounts her mission to bring Sesame Street to Russian audiences.” She faced bombings, assassinations and an office takeover. “The resulting tale is one of perseverance and creativity that illuminates how even the most disparate cultures and perspectives can find common ground." — Publishers Weekly
Searching for Harry Chapin's America: Remember When the Music
Author/Narrator: Pat Fenton, narrated by David Amran
Publisher: Heliotrope Books, LLC
Journalist Pat Fenton describes towns and people that inspired Harry Chapin’s most renowned songs. Includes exclusive interviews, an excerpt from Chapin’s unpublished writings, and cuts from Chapin's songs. Composer David Amram, who narrates Fenton's chronicle, performs brief interludes of 'incidental music,' where he was inspired to do so.
2022 WINNERS - AUDIOBOOK: NONFICTION
See below for the list of 2022 winners in the AUDIOBOOK: NONFICTION category, for books with a copyright date of 2021.
An Impossible Wife: Why He Stayed: A True Story of Love, Marriage, and Mental Illness
2022 Gold Winner
Author/Narrator: Rachael Siddoway, narrated by Rachael Endrizzi
Publisher: The Gap Press
Written by the couple’s daughter, An Impossible Wife, is a raw look at everything it takes to love a partner with a mental illness. The compelling narrative about love and mental health is heart-wrenching. This true story takes an intimate look at a man fighting for his wife and marriage.
Altared: A Tale of Renovating a Medieval Church in Tuscany
2022 Silver Winner
Author/Narrator: Kyle Tackwell Ball, narrated by Pamela Almand
A light-hearted memoir about transforming an ancient, abandoned church outside of Florence, Italy from a ruin to a home worthy of Architectural Digest. An ossuary with skeletons was unearthed in the backyard, bedrooms were invaded by mysterious biting bugs, and there were visitations from a ghost who smoked Marlboro Lights.
Dream Bold, Start Smart: Be Your Own Boss & Make Money Doing What You Love
2022 Silver Winner
Author/Narrator: written and narrated by Tatiana Tsoir
Publisher: Page Two Books
Dream Bold, Start Smart is a plain-English roadmap for someone who wants to build a business that changes lives including their own. Entrepreneurship is THE way to draw your own lines and be free to do whatever you want. Yet it's a craft and anyone can learn it.
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.
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
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.
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