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Penguin Random House Scores Seven Audie Awards

The Audie Award 2024, the foremost audiobook prize in the U.S., was presented in New York on Monday evening. The English-language audiobook publishers of Penguin Random House and the Spanish-language Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial received a total of seven awards, including “Audio Book of the Year” for “Surrender” by Bono.

When this year’s Audie Awards, the most important audiobook accolades in the U.S., were presented in New York on Monday evening, the English-language audiobook publishers from Penguin Random House and the Spanish-language Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial had a total of seven reasons to celebrate. First and foremost, “Surrender,” the autobiography of U2 singer Bono, who also read the audiobook himself, was named “Audiobook of the Year.” And Michelle Obama can add another Audie Award to her shelf, this time for “The Light We Carry,” which she, too, read herself. And the judges chose “Someone Elseʼs Shoes” by Jojo Moyes (Penguin Audio) as the best audiobook from the U.K.

The Audie Awards are presented annually in 27 categories by the Audio Publishing Association (APA). Founded in 1986, the APA is a trade association that promotes the common commercial interests of audio publishers. The association comprises audio publishers and companies dedicated to the production, distribution and sale of audiobooks and other audio products.

Here is an overview of all the awards for Penguin Random House

Audiobook of the Year
SURRENDER by Bono; read by Bono (Random House Audio). Produced by Dan Zitt

Best Fiction Narrator
Billie Fulford-Brown, THE LAST LIFEBOAT by Hazel Gaynor (Penguin Audio). Produced by Molly Lo Re

Business & Personal Development
THE LIGHT WE CARRY by Michelle Obama, read by Michelle Obama (Random House Audio). Produced by Dan Zitt

Español – Spanish Language
EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA by Miguel de Cervantes (Grupo Editorial). Narrated by Israel Elejalde, Pedro Casablanc, Pepe Viyuela, Víctor Clavijo, María Agúndez, Íñigo Álvarez de Lara, Eugenio Barona, Sol de la Barreda, Laura Carrero del Tío, David Carrillo, Raúl García Arrondo, Óscar Goikoetxea, Eugenio Gómez, Rebeca Hernando, Paula Iwasaki, Arturo Lopez, Ariana Martínez, Antonio Martínez Asensio, Íñigo Montero, Juan Ochoa, Pepe Ocio, Javier Portugués “Portu”, Ignacio Rengel, Diego Rousselon, Asier Sola, Charo Soria, Fernando Soto, and Elsa Veiga.

Judge’s Category: UK-Produced Audiobook
SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES by Jojo Moyes, read by Daisy Ridley (Penguin Audio). Produced by PRH Audio UK

VERA WONG’S UNSOLICITED ADVICE FOR MURDERERS by Jesse Q. Sutanto, read by Eunice Wong (Penguin Audio). Produced by Kelly Gildea

POVERTY, BY AMERICA by Matthew Desmond, read by Dion Graham (Random House Audio). Produced by Brady Emerson