In this podcast listen to the full proceedings of the first ever Odyssey Award ceremony. The Award is given to for the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults available in English in the United States. It is a joint award of YALSA and ALSC.
In this audio you will hear:
- Bruce Coville – author and the “idea man” behind the naming of the Odyssey Award. Coville discusses the importance of audiobooks in the lives of children, teens, and families.
- Mary Burkey – Chair of the 2008 Odyssey Award Committee presents the honor awards. As a part of Mary’s presentation you’ll hear portions of each of the award winning titles.
- Arnie Cardillo – Live Oak Media publisher who accepts the Award for the winning audiobook, Jazz, provides an overview of what went into the production of the recording.
- Simon Vance – Booklist Audiobook Reader of the Year – Voice of Choice – Winner. Vance talks about life as an audiobook narrator and reads from Milne, London, and Dickens. (And if you listen to the end you’ll also hear about Dr. Who.)