2024 Audie Award Winners
March 4, 2024

The Audiobook of the Year is here! Our 2024 Audie Award winners

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Congratulations to our Penguin Random House Audio narrators and producers who took home audiobook gold—including the top honor of Audiobook of the Year—at this year’s Annual Audie Awards® ceremony, hosted by Academy Award nominated screenwriter and actor Nia Vardalos.

Each year, the Audio Publishers Association awards excellence in audiobooks across multiple categories and genres, and this year, PRH Audio scored top wins for Audiobook of the Year, Best Fiction Narrator, Personal/Business Development, Mystery, Non-Fiction, UK-Produced Audiobook, and earned an Inaugural Choice Recognition. Read on to listen to audiobook clips from our winners, and to see a complete list of winners in all categories, click here.

Audiobook of the Year Winner!

Bono—artist, activist, and the lead singer of Irish rock band U2—has written a memoir: honest and irreverent, intimate and profound. Narrated by the author, Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story is an intimate, immersive listening experience, telling stories from Bono’s early days in Dublin, to joining a band and playing sold out stadiums around the world with U2, plus his more than 20 years of activism. 
The audiobook also includes music and exclusive clips of newly recorded and reimagined versions of U2 songs including “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” “With Or Without You,” “One,” “Beautiful Day,” and more, heard here for the first time.

Best Fiction Narrator Winner

Inspired by a remarkable true story, a young teacher evacuates children to safety across perilous waters, in this moving and triumphant new novel from New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor.

“Billie Fulford-Brown’s performance is heartbreaking and deft. She captures the gripping story of two women and their choices, and its historical setting…Gaynor’s audiobook, based on true events, is both riveting and inspiring. Fulford-Brown demonstrates mastery of the emotional depth and impact of the characters.”—AudioFile

Personal/Business Development Winner

In an inspiring follow-up to her acclaimed memoir Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world.

“[Michelle Obama’s] warm, inviting voice sounds like she’s sitting down with listeners at the kitchen table, sharing words of encouragement. What’s more, Obama creates a lovely sense of kindness and emotional intimacy that make listeners feel hopeful and ready to go out and face our chaotic world.”—AudioFile

Mystery Winner

A lonely shopkeeper takes it upon herself to solve a murder in this captivating mystery by Jesse Q. Sutanto, bestselling author of Dial A for Aunties.

“Eunice Wong’s brisk performance perfectly suits this humorous yet poignant cozy mystery as she distinctively voices a variety of characters…Let’s hope this isn’t the last we hear of Vera and company.”—AudioFile

Non-Fiction Winner

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a “provocative and compelling” (NPR) argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it.

“Dion Graham is a master of nonfiction narration. He knows exactly when to pause, sets off quotations flawlessly, and brings exquisite emotion to the text. Here, Graham varies his pacing to complement the flow of Matthew Desmond’s writing, whether he’s describing the depth of American poverty, the history of why poverty exists in such a wealthy country, or the heartrending examples of poverty’s effects on real people.”—AudioFile

UK-Produced Audiobook Winner

A story of mix-ups, mess-ups and making the most of second chances, this is the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You and The Giver of Stars.

“With excellent pacing and expression, British actor Daisy Ridley (whose deep alto voice will be familiar from her role as Rey in the Star Wars saga) capably narrates both the humor and serious undertones in Moyes’ novel.”—BookPage

Inaugural Choice Recognition

For the first time, Prince Harry tells his own story, chronicling his journey with raw, unflinching honesty. A landmark publication, Spare is full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.