Best audiobooks of the year

Harry Potter worked his magic at the annual Audie Awards ceremony last Friday in Chicago. J.K. Rowling's fifth volume, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," read by Jim Dale, was chosen as the best audiobook of the year by the Audio Publishers Association.

Some of the category winners included:

Fiction (abridged)

BRICK LANE, by Monica Ali, read by Elizabeth Sastre (Highbridge)

Fiction (unbridged)

ALL OVER CREATION, by Ruth Ozeki, read by Anna Fields (Blackstone)


LOST LIGHT, by Michael Connelly, read by Len Cariou (Time Warner)

Science Fiction

MONSTROUS REGIMENT, by Terry Pratchett, read by Stephen Briggs (Harper)


EAST OF EDEN, by John Steinbeck, read by Richard Poe (Recorded Books)

Nonfiction (abridged)

THE OPPOSITE OF FATE, written and read by Amy Tan (Brilliance)

Nonfiction (unabridged)

CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR, by George Crile, read by Christopher Lane (Blackstone)


THE NAZI OFFICER'S WIFE, by Edith Hahn Beer with Susan Dworkin, read by Barbara Rosenblatt (Jewish Contemporary Classics)


DAVID SEDARIS LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL, written and read by David Sedaris (Time Warner)

Short Stories/Collections

HOME ON THE PRAIRIE, written and read by Garrison Keillor (Highbridge Audio)

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