Hey everyone! It’s Nichole King reporting from the Amazing Audiobooks Committee. As one list ends, a new one begins. To see our list of 2008 Selected Audiobooks, click here. This current list is the fruit of over 400 hours of listening. Just in case you were wondering, that is over 16 days of listening! We are extremely proud of our current list and hope you enjoy the selected audiobooks as much as we did.
Just when I started listening to my “Valley Girl” soundtrack and getting my radio stations programmed again, our first box came in with new titles for next years list, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Some of the titles included are Dragon’s Keep by Janet Lee Carey (woohoo!), Deadline by Chris Crutcher (Yeah!), Starcross by Phillip Reeve (Larklight was great!)and the one I have been most looking forward to listening to, The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Will these be nominated? Will they be on our list? Stay tuned…
Remarkable that Golden Compass did not make this list. That trilogy is (in my humble opinion) among the best audiobooks around.
Thanks for your comment Eric! The committee can only consider audiobooks published in the current and previous year. So, this most current list included titles published in 2006 and 2007, and the next list will include 2007 and 2008 titles.
I looked up The Golden Compass and it has been published once by BOT in 1999, once by Listening Library in 2004, and again in 2006 as an anniversary edition.
If you ever listen to anything spectacular I encourage you and everyone to do a field nomination, it’s possible we don’t get everything from the publishers, and the field nominations can bring light to a title we may not have otherwise known about.
Hey Eric … check out the 2000 Selected Audiobooks list … The Golden Compass is there: http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/selectedaudio/2000selected.cfm.