2013 was an excellent year for audiobooks! From highly anticipated best sellers and sleeper hits, to long-awaited classics and signature performances, there was a lot to be excited about this year. When we asked you, the listeners, to vote for the year's best book, it was a landslide victory, with the winner earning more than twice the votes of the runner-up. Our editors deliberated over the nominees, and when it was put to a vote a clear winner emerged.
Check out the Listeners' Pick and Editors' Choice for Audiobook of the Year, the shortlist of runners-up, and the longlist of this year's nominees, and be sure check out who took home the top honours as the Narrator of the Year.
When The Cuckoo's Calling first appeared, our editors identified it as a strong crime novel. Once it was revealed that author was not Robert Galbraith, but rather best-selling author J.K. Rowling using a pseudonym, the novel became an instant hit...Show More » Author ValMcDermid said, 'The Cuckoo's Calling reminds me why I fell in love with crime fiction in the first place.' Robert Glenister's expert narration earned him rave reviews, and the book—a gripping, elegant mystery steeped in the atmosphere of London—continues to appear atop many Best Seller and Best of the Year lists. You, the listeners, have selected The Cuckoo's Calling as your pick for Audiobook of the Year.
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This year, F. Scott Fitzgerald had a major resurgence in the mainstream. Coinciding with the release of a flashy new film edition of his classic, The Great Gatsby, came a special audio edition, which is a fitting tribute to the cultural significance of Fitzgerald's Jazz Age classic, widely regarded as one of the greatest stories ever told...Show More » Academy Award nominees Jake Gyllenhaal's performance won over our editors and staff and was our clear choice for Audiobook of the Year.
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