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2008 Odyssey Award Winner

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Award Audiobook

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, produced by Live Oak Media

Original music enhances each poem performed by James “D-Train” Williams and Vaneese Thomas in Walter Dean Myers’ rhythmic tribute to jazz.


Honor Audiobooks

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Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary 'Jacky' Faber
, Ship's Boy
, produced by Listen & Live Audio

Katherine Kellgren’s vocal athleticism takes listeners from the filthy streets of eighteenth century London to the high seas in Meyer’s fast-paced novel about a girl who stows away as a cabin boy.

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Dooby Dooby Moo, produced by Scholastic/Weston Woods

Music and barnyard chatter enhance Randy Travis’ performance of Cronin’s comic tale of talented farm animals gone wild.


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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
, produced by Listening Library

Jim Dale masters and maintains voices for all genders, ages, species, and emotions created by author J.K. Rowling in this final Harry Potter adventure.

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Skulduggery Pleasant, produced by HarperChildren's Audio

Rupert Degas fleshes out a   cast of characters including a “tweenage”   girl, nefarious villains,  and a skeleton detective.  Music and sound effects mirror the mood of this bone-rattling mystery.


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Treasure Island, produced by Listening Library

Stevenson’s pirate classic elegantly unfolds as Alfred Molina’s panoply of accents and the soundscape of the sea place listeners aboard the Hispaniola.