Jennifer at Literate Housewife
is running a feature called The Armchair Audies
. Every year, the Audio Publishers Association
(APA) nominates 5 audiobook productions for each of their 28 categories
. The number of hours it would take to listen to all of the nominees and predict winners would be absolutely daunting so The Armchair Audies
provides a vehicle through which bloggers can be involved and try to predict the winners in each category by the time the Audie winners are announced in June. Each blogger signs up to listen to all the nominees in one specific category and then predicts the winner. Since all three of us listen to a huge number of audiobooks, I thought this would be a fabulous opportunity to get involved and since our favored genres on audio (fantasy, sci-fi, fiction, literary fiction, paranormal and teen) were already taken, we've decided to listen to all the books in the mystery category. I've listened to quite a few crime novels on audio so I'm excited at the prospect and I hope all three of us will discover a new author, series, or narrator from this endeavor. Here are the nominees:
Our taste in books really runs the gamut so I don't think any of these books are outside our comfort zone. I've accidentally listened to a later installment in a series before (Michael Robotham's Shatter
) so I'm not too worried about some of these being part of larger series. (One is #9!) However, I suppose we'll see how that affects our interest. Overall, I'm confident that we'll have a lot to say about each of them and hopefully provide enough information for each of us and each of our readers to predict the likely winner in the mystery category. Now on to acquiring them all!