Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production

About the Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production
This annual award will be given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.

Administered by:

Association for Library Service to Children logoYoung Adult Library Services Association logo

2015 Winner(s)

H.O.R.S.E. A Game of Basketball and Imagination

Written by Christopher Myers and narrated by Dion Graham and Christopher Myers, produced by Live Oak Media

Two boasting kids try to outdo each other during a pick-up game with increasingly imaginative and absurd plays. Outstanding sound effects -- from hoop swishes to horse whinnies -- take this production to great heights. Graham's and Myers’ playful banter over a funky beat make this a slam dunk production.

2015 Honor(s)

Five, Six, Seven, Nate!

Written by Tim Federle, narrated by the author, and produced by Simon & Schuster Audio

Nate Foster, the musical theater-loving teen is back, cast in the Broadway production “E.T.: The Musical!”  However, a multitude of unforeseen disasters threaten to thwart his dreams of shining in the spotlight. A standing ovation for Federle’s pitch perfect narration capturing the humor and poignancy of Nate's dramatic journey.

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place

Written by Julie Berry, narrated by Jayne Entwistle and produced by Listening Library, an imprint of Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

In a very clever, very fun, very Victorian murder mystery, young boarding school ladies bury the dead while maintaining perfect manners. Jayne Entwistle makes death-by-poison a laugh riot with her dark, dry narration and amazingly lively characters in this delightfully macabre tale.

A Snicker of Magic

Written by Natalie Lloyd, narrated by Cassandra Morris and produced by Scholastic Audiobooks

The once magical town of Midnight Gulch is cursed. Felicity Pickle, a natural born poet who literally sees words everywhere, rallies the townsfolk to bring the magic back. Morris positively glows as Felicity, enveloping listeners in the spindiddly magic of language, music, family, and ice cream.