ALA Odyssey Award Announced!

ALA Odyssey Award Announced!

Each year, the American Library Association gives out the prestigious Odyssey award to one deserving audiobook production. The award is given to "the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States" and is decided by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), divisions of ALA, and is sponsored by Booklist magazine.

We'd like to say that we couldn't believe the news when we found out that we produced this year's Odyssey winner, but then again, Bahni Turpin's stellar production in this title has been getting fantastic recognition all year long. A humongous round of applause for her performance in The Hate U Give, this year's Odyssey winner, and a huge thank you to Caitlin Garing at HarperAudio for entrusting us with this production.

We were very honored to discover we worked on 2 of the runner ups as well:

The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage, read by Michael Sheen for Listening Library, an imprint of Penguin Random House Audio Publishing

A Boy Called Christmasread by Stephen Fry for Listening Library, an imprint of Penguin Random House Audio Publishing

A big round of applause to these narrators as well and more thank yous to Penguin Random House for getting to work on these exciting projects.

You can see the full list of honorees here.

 

2018 Audie Finalists Announced

2018 Audie Finalists Announced

The APA announced this year's Audie finalists today! Considered one of the highest honors in the audiobook community, for the past 23 years the Audie Awards have recognized the hard-working narrators and awesome projects we all get to enjoy in our earbuds as we go about our day. With awards in 27 different categories, there's something for everybody to love. Who knows, your next favorite listen may be among them...

Deyan Audio is proud to have participated in the production of 14 nominations this past year, a new record for us! Congratulations to all the narrators, authors, and publishers, without whom none of this would be possible. We can't recommend the following audiobooks highly enough:

 

 

The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness - Narrated by Paula Poundstone - Tantor / Highbridge

(Nominated for Audiobook of the Year AND Best Humor)

The Hate U Give - Narrated by Bahni Turpin - Harper Audio

(Nominated for Best Female Narrator AND Best Young Adult)

Getting There - Narrated by Jorjeana Marie, Renee Ruiz, and Alex Hyde-White - Novel Audio

(Nominated for Best Business / Personal Development)

His Alone - Narrated by Summer Morton and Jay Crow - Harlequin Audio

(Nominated for Best Erotica)

Taking Turns - Narrated by Ava Erickson, Sebastian York, Tad Branson, and Joe Arden - Oh My Audiobooks

(Nominated for Best Erotica

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Narrated by Cathleen McCarron - Penguin Audio

(Nominated for Best Fiction)

Bette & Joan: The Divine Feud - Narrated by January LaVoy - Graymalkin Media

(Nominated for Best History / Biography)

Refugee - Narrated by Michael Goldstrom, Kyla Garcia, and Assaf Cohen - Scholastic Audio

(Nominated for Best Middle Grade)

Restart - Narrated by Jonathan Todd Ross, Laura Knight Keating, Ramon de Ocampo, Andy Paris, Suzy Jackson, Graham Halstead, and John Kroft - Recorded Books

(Nominated for Best Multi-Voiced Performance)

Don't Let Go - Narrated by Stephen Weber - Brilliance

(Nominated for Best Thriller / Mystery)

Disappeared - Narrated by Roxana Ortega and Christian Barillas - Scholastic Audio

(Nominated for Best Young Adult)

Mother Bruce - Narrated by Rob Dean - Weston Woods

(Nominated for Best Young Listeners)

 

Another round of congratulations to all involved! Check out the full list of finalists here.

More 'Best of 2017' Audiobook Love!

We love celebrating the New Year with good news! Publishers Weekly and the Library Journal Review both released their "Best Audiobooks of 2017" lists and we are delighted to see a few we worked on in our very own studios. Congratulations to all the narrators and publishers involved!

The Hate U Give - Narrated by Bahni Turpin for HarperAudioPublishers Weekly: Best Audiobooks of 2017 (YA)

Refugee - Narrated by Assaf Cohen, Kyla Garcia, and Michael Goldstrom for ScholasticPublishers Weekly: Best Audiobooks of 2017 (YA)

The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness - Narrated by the author, Paula Poundstone for Tantor/HighbridgePublishers Weekly: Best Audiobooks of 2017 (Nonfiction/Memoir)

Frogkisser - Narrated by Marisa Calin for Penguin Random HousePublishers Weekly: Best Audiobooks of 2017 (YA)

The Wangs Vs. The World - Narrated by Nancy Wu for Recorded BooksLibrary Journal Review - Best Media 2017: Audiobooks

Looking to produce your next YA adventure? Are you an author interested in narrating your own memoir? Drop us a line and let's make an amazing audiobook in 2018!

Audiofile's Best Audiobooks of 2017 Announced!

Audiofile's Best Audiobooks of 2017 Announced!

This week, Audiofile announced their selections for the best audiobooks of 2017 and we were delighted to see many titles that we had the honor of being a part of. A huge congratulations to all the narrators, authors, and publishers! You can download an interactive Ezine with all the nominations here.

Below are the titles Deyan Audio proudly played a role in:

The Golden House - Narrated by Vikas Adam - For Random House Audio/Books on Tape - 'Best Fiction' Selection

The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness - Narrated by Paula Poundstone - For Highbridge Audio- 'Best Non-Fiction & Culture' Selection

Chasing Space - Narrated by Ron Butler - For HarperAudio - 'Best Memoir' Selection

Lucy and Desi - Narrated by Jim Frangione - For Graymalkin Media - 'Best Biography & History' Selection

Don't Let Go - Narrated by Steven Weber - For Brilliance Audio - 'Best Mystery & Suspense' Selection

The Good Daughter - Narrated by Kathleen Early - For Blackstone Audio - 'Best Mystery & Suspense' Selection

The Thirst - Narrated by John Lee - For Random House Audio/Books on Tape - 'Best Mystery & Suspense' Selection

The Ethan I Was Before - Narrated by Kirby Heyborne - For HarperAudio - 'Best Children & Family Listening' Selection

I'm New Here - Narrated by Frankie Corzo, Ariana Delawari, Ramon De Ocampo, and Ruth Livier - For Live Oak Media - 'Best Children & Family Listening' Selection

In The Shadow of the Sun - Narrated by Jackie Chung - For Scholastic Audio - 'Best Children & Family Listening' Selection

My Brigadista Year - Narrated by Frankie Corzo - For Brilliance Audio - 'Best Children & Family Listening' Selection

Hello, Universe - Narrated by Ramon de Ocampo and Amielynn Abellera - For HarperAudio - 'Best Children & Family Listening' Selection

The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage - Narrated by Michael Sheen - For Listening Library - 'Best Young Adult' Selection

The Hate U Give - Narrated by Bahni Turpin - For HarperAudio - 'Best Young Adult' Selection

2017 SOVAS Nominees Announced!

2017 SOVAS Nominees Announced!

The Society of Voice Arts Award Nominees have been announced for 2017 and we are so excited to see many familiar titles. There have been some exceptional audiobooks produced this year and we are incredibly grateful and proud to have been a part of many of them. Thank you to Novel Audio, Harper Audio, Blackstone Audio, Graymalkin Media, and Lyric Audio for entrusting us with these productions. Here's to many more in the future, and we can't wait to see everyone in November!

2017 NOMINEES

Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells us About Raising Successful Children / Narrated by Allyson Ryan for Novel Audio / Audiobook Narration - Self Help, Health and Fitness, Best Voiceover

Notes on Blindness: A Journey Through the Dark / Narrated by Nicholas Guy Smith for Novel Audio / Audiobook Narration - Biography, Best Voiceover

Lost Gods / Narrated by RC Bray for Harper Audio / Audiobook Narration - Fantasy, Best Voiceover

The Kept Woman / Narrated by Kathleen Early for Blackstone Audio / Audiobook Narration - Mystery, Best Voiceover

Weddiculous: An Unfiltered Guide to Being a Bride / Narrated by Jamie Lee for Novel Audio / Audiobook Narration - Author Performance, Best Voiceover

Undoctored / Narrated by Dan Woren for Blackstone Audio / Audiobook Narration - Self Help, Health and Fitness, Best Voiceover

Take Me Back / Narrated by Andi Ardnt and Zachary Weber for Lyric Audiobooks / Audiobook Narration - Romance, Best Voiceover

The Hot One / Narrated by Andi Ardnt and Zachary Weber for Lyric Audiobooks / Audiobook Narration - Romance, Best Voiceover

Lucy and Desi: The Legendary Love Story of Television's Most Famous Couple / Narrated by Jim Frangione for Graymalkan Media / Outstanding Production, Audiobook

Bette and Joan: The Divine Feud / Narrated by January LaVoy for Graymalkin Media / Audiobook Narration - Biography, Best Voiceover / Also nominated for: Audiobook Narration - Nonfiction, Best Voiceover / Also nominated for: Outstanding Production, Audiobook

Dunkirk: The Complete Story of the First Step in the Defeat of Hitler / Narrated by Malcolm Hillgartner for Graymalkan Media / Audiobook Narration - History, Best Voiceover

Without a Doubt / Narrated by Marcia Clark for Graymalkin Media / Audiobook Narration - Author Performance, Best Voiceover / Also nominated for: Audiobook Narration - Crime & Thriller, Best Voiceover

A Portrait of Joan: An Autobiography / Narrated by Alyssa Bresnahan for Graymalkin Media / Audiobook Narration - Biography, Best Voiceover

Who Killed Joan Benet Ramsey / Narrated by Mikael Naramore for Graymalkan Media / Audiobook Narration - Crime & Thriller, Best Voiceover

A Marriage of Inconvenience / Narrated by Simon Vance for Graymalkan Media / Audiobook Narration - History, Best Voiceover

Satan's Harvest / Narrated by Will Damron for Graymalkan Media / Audiobook Narration - Metsphysical, Best Voiceover

Ghost Hunters: True Stories from the World's Most Famous Demonologists / Narrated by Todd Haberkorn for GrayMalkan Media / Audiobook Narration - Metaphysical, Best Voiceover

The Haunted / Narrated by Todd Haberkorn for Graymalkan Media / Audiobook Narration - Metaphysical, Best Voiceover

 

You can check out the full list of nominees here!

New September 2017 Earphones Awards Announced!

New September 2017 Earphones Awards Announced!

We are thrilled to announce the new Audiofile Earphones Award winners for September 2017!

We are very grateful for the opportunity to work on these wonderful productions, a huge THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to all the narrators and publishers!

In the Shadow of the Sun - Scholastic Audio // Narrated by Jackie Chung

Death Around the Bend - Brilliance Audio // Narrated by Elizabeth Knowelden

Last Breath - Blackstone Audio // Narrated by Kathleen Early

 

Check out all the recent winners here.

2017 CIPA EVVY Award for Audiobook Production - 1st Place!

2017 CIPA EVVY Award for Audiobook Production - 1st Place!

Amazing news about one of our independently produced audiobook titles! Over the weekend it was announced that Ulysses Dream: A Timeless Romance  was awarded a 2017 CIPA EVVY award for first place in audiobook production.

  A huge congratulations to author Tim White and narrator Yareli Arizmendi

"The CIPA EVVYs is one of the longest-running book award competitions on the Indie publishing scene, running for nearly 25 years. The annual contest is sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA), along with the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation (ELF).

The CIPA EVVYs receive entries from all over the world, including England, Belgium, South Africa, Russia and Dubai. Averaging over 200 entries each year in 39 book categories and 8 technical categories, the CIPA EVVYs continue to provide an excellent way for independent authors to gain recognition for their work."

If you'd like to learn more about this award you can visit the official page here.

 

 

July 2017 Earphones Award Winners!

July 2017 Earphones Award Winners!

Once again, we are pleased to announce a number of talented narrators we've worked with have been awarded AudioFile's prestigious Earphones Award for the month of April! The award is given each month by AudioFile magazine to truly exceptional titles that excel in narrative voice and style, characterizations, suitability to audio, and enhancement of the text. You can check out all the recent winners here!

We are proud to have played a part in the production of the following titles and thank all the amazing publishers who have trusted us with their audiobooks. A huge congratulations to all the narrators as well!

The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness - HighBridge Audio // Read by Paula Poundstone (author)

The Thirst - Random House Audio / Books on Tape // Read by John Lee

Thick as Thieves - Harper Audio // Read by Steve West

Miracle Cure - Penguin Audio / Books on Tape // Read byRob Shapiro

Long Black Veil: A Novel - Random House Audio / Books on Tape // Read by Jennifer Finney Boylan (author)

Words in Deep Blue - Listening Library // Read by Hamish R. Johnson and Chelsea Bruland