2019 Audiobook of the Year!!!

2019 Audiobook of the Year!!!

The 2019 Audies took place this past Monday night, March 4, and for those who haven’t heard… We produced the Audiobook of the Year!

An enormous congratulations to the always amazing Bahni Turpin (is there anything she doesn’t sound amazing narrating?) and the Macmillan Audio team. So many people are involved in the production of a single audiobook, it very much is a team effort and we are fortunate to be a part of some of the best audiobook teams in the world.

Congratulations to all the big winners Monday night as well! You can check out all the winners here.

2019 Audie Nominees Announced!

2019 Audie Nominees Announced!

We are honored to announce that titles we’ve worked have been nominated for 10 Audie Awards!

The Audie Awards recognize distinguished performances in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment, and we are beyond thrilled to have worked on these amazing projects amongst such amazing company.

A huge thank you and congratulations to the teams behind these projects, including our friends at Macmillan Audio, Oasis Audio, Scholastic Audio, Blackstone Audio, Peguin Random House, Recorded Books, Lyric Audio and 518 Books, and Weston Woods. Congratulations to these supremely talented narrators and all of our fellow nominees as well! 

We look forward to celebrating with everyone in NY on March 4, come say ‘Hi’ to Deb, Jamie and Koroosh if you’ll be there, we love meeting everyone involved in this industry. And of courser a HUGE thank you to APA for making this all possible!

Celebrating 2018 at Deyan Audio

Celebrating 2018 at Deyan Audio

The Deyan Audio family would like to extend a huge thank you to all the wonderful narrators, producers, engineers, directors and authors we had the pleasure of meeting and working with this year! As we bring another year to a close, we couldn’t be more grateful for all the wonderful people in our lives and the amazing stories we get to help bring to life every day.

If you’ve been following along on Facebook, we’ve been counting down our Top 5 Moments of 2018:

#5 - Participating in the annual ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, in honor of Bob Deyan and all the brave men and women working to find a cure for this terrible disease. We know Bob was someone who always looked for the positive and he’d be overjoyed to see so many people come together every year in support of a common goal.

#4 - Another year of incredible classes at the Deyan Institute! We were honored to host master classes with the likes of Ray Porter, Sean Pratt, Andi Ardnt, Jeffrey Kafer, Grover Gardner, and Julie Wilson, and of course our inimitable host, PJ Ochlan. The feedback from everyone who attended was really amazing and we look forward to more growth and great classes in 2019. Email info@deyaninstitute.com if you want to be the first to hear about when new classes are announced.

#3 - Finding out titles we worked on made it onto a number of year-end “Best of” lists! The greatest honor is getting to work on projects that make a difference in people’s lives, or even better, projects that make the world a brighter place. Thank you to AudioFile MagazineAudible, and Slate.com for the recognition!

#2 - Along the same lines, seeing everyone’s hard work pay off with a number of big wins keeps us motivated and hungry for more in 2019! Hours and hours of tedious work are painstakingly put into each and every production and it is incredibly satisfying when all that hard work gets the recognition it deserves. For those keeping score, titles we worked on in 2018 won:

  • 17 Audie nominations, and 4 Audie wins

  • 12 SOVAS nominations, and 2 SOVAS wins

  • 28 Earphones Awards

  • the prestigious Odyssey Award AND 2 Odyssey Honors

#1 - Even better than the award wins, though, was getting to work with all of YOU this year! Wonderful voices and magic filled our studios all year long and we are so grateful to call you our community and family. Here’s to continued growth to all in 2019, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Finishing 2018 Strong!

Finishing 2018 Strong!

Wow, we can’t believe 2018 is already winding to a close, but what an exciting year it has been. We were fortunate to be a part of so many amazing audiobook productions and we couldn’t be more proud of the hard work many talented narrators, engineers, and producers put in this year!

The end of the year also means it’s time for many “best of” lists to start popping up, always an exciting time and we have some great news to kick things off below:

Two of our nominees took home SOVAS awards this year, Borne (narrated by Bahni Turpin for Blackstone Audio) and Don’t Let Go (narrated by the Steven Webber for Brilliance Audio.) Congratulations to both Bahni and Steven!

Also, AudioFile recently released their “Best Audiobooks of 2018” list and we had the pleasure of working on 5 of the featured titles:

Thank you to the terrific narrators and production teams for your excellent work, and thank you to the producers at Oasis, Harper, Brilliance, Scholastic, Macmillan, and Blackstone for your trust and friendship; Here’s to many more amazing audiobooks to come!

2018 SOVAS Nominations!

2018 SOVAS Nominations!

The Society of Voice Arts Award Nominees have been announced for 2018 and we are once again so excited to some familiar titles! We’ve had the honor of working on some truly amazing audiobooks this past year and it is wonderful to see these narrators and authors get the attention they deserve. We are especially excited to see 2 nominations for Spanish language titles we produced this year!

A big thank you to Blackstone Audio, Brilliance Audio, Shira Block, Macmillan Audio, Podium Publishing, and Lyric Audio for entrusting us with these productions, and a huge congratulations to all the narrators. We love working with you all!

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Best Sci-FI VO Narration — Mass Effect: Initiation // Blackstone Audio // Narrated by Fryda Wolff // Recording

Best Sci-Fi VO Narration — Borne // Blackstone Audio // Narrated by Bahni Turpin // Recording

Best Author Performance — Limerence // Glendale Press Audio // Narrated by Catherine Hunter // Post-Production

Best Thriller VO Narration — Don’t Let Go // Brilliance Audio // Narrated by Steven Webber // Recording

Best Business/Education VO Narration — Campaigning for Clean Air // Author’s Republic // Narrated by Pamela Almand // Post-Production

Best Teens VO Narration — Children of Blood and Bone // Macmillan Audio // Narrated by Bahni Turpin // Full Production

Best Classics VO Narration — 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea // Blackstone Audio // Narrated by David Linski // Recording

Best Fiction VO Narration — Next Year in Havana // Blackstone Audio // Narrated by Frankie Corzo & Kyla Garcia // Recording

Best Romance VO Narration — Taking Turns // Oh My Books // Narrated by Tad Bransen, Joe Arden, Ava Erickson, and Sebastian York // Recording

Best Romance VO Narration — Part-Time Lover // Lauren Blakely Books // Narrated by Shae East and Grace Grant // Post-Production

Best Spanish VO Narration — La batalla por el paraiso: Puerto Rico y el Capitalismo Del Desastre // Blackstone Audio // Narrated by Valentina Latyna // Full Production

Best Spanish VO Narration — Una Arruga en el Tiempo // Brilliance Audio // Narrated by Susana Ballesteros // Full Production