Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Audies

Operation Yes won an Audie last night! I had zip to do with the audio book production (other than, ahem, writing the "script") but I'm happy the terrific work by narrator Jessica Almasy (who handled the huge cast of Operation Yes beautifully) and the Audible.com team was recognized. Also, grateful to my agent, the always wonderful Tina Wexler, for negotiating the audio rights in the first place.

Here's the slate of Children's/YA awards:

CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR AGES UP TO 8 For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, mix, and abridgment (when applicable) of a children’s audiobook. Audiobooks accompanied by book product are accepted in this category: Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo, narrated by Barbara Rosenblat (Live Oak Media)

CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR AGES 8-12 For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, mix, and abridgment (when applicable) of a children’s audiobook for middle readers: Operation Yes by Sara Holmes, narrated by Jessica Almasy (Audible, Inc.)

TEEN For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, mix, and abridgment (when applicable) of a young adult audiobook: Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson, narrated by Dion Graham (Brilliance Audio)

Oh, and I'm excited to see that Connie Willis's intelligent and amusing story, Bellwether, won in the Science Fiction category.

The full list is here.

You can listen to a sample of the Operation Yes audio book at the Audible.com site.

9 comments:

  1. congrats! that's some mighty fine company you've got there. well deserved, too.

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  2. Congratulations! I'm imagining how your novel would be wonderful read aloud with all those speakers with different kinds of voices and passions; now I really want to listen to that audio!

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  3. Congratulations, Sara! That's great news:>)

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  4. Excellent news, Sara! Congrats!

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  5. That's wonderful! Congratulations, Sara!

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