Saturday, May 8, 2010

Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production

Purpose - The Odyssey Award is an annual award for the best children's or young adult audio book. The award is not for the content of the book, but for the technical aspects (direction, narration, and engineering) of creating the audio book.

History -The first award was given in 2008.

Facts -
*The audiobook may have been published in another country, but must be published in the United States within the time window (a previous year).
*Winners may have a single narrator or a full cast.
*Administered by ASLC and YALSA.
*Sponsored by Booklist.

Recent winner- Producer Listening Library (an imprint of Random House Audio Publishing Group) won in 2014 for Scowler, written by Daniel Kraus, narrated by Kirby Heyborne.

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