Listen List

About the Listen List The Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration seeks to highlight outstanding audiobook titles that merit special attention by general adult listeners and the librarians who work with them.

Administered by:

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) logoCollection Development and Evaluation Section logo

Award and Frequency

The list of winning titles is annotated, stressing the appeal elements of the title, and includes listen-alikes to lead listeners to additional audio experiences.

This award is given out on an annual basis.


To be eligible, titles must be available for purchase and circulation by libraries.

Application Instructions

Publishers, authors, and narrators interested in having their titles considered for The Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration should review the  submission guidelines . Current list can be found here:

Contact Information

Ninah Moore (Staff Liaison, October 1, 2018, to December 31, 2099) -
Work Phone: 312-280-4398
American Library Association
225 N Michigan Ave Ste 1300
Chicago, IL 60601-7616

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The Council announces the winning titles at the CODES Book and Media Awards Reception, held the Sunday of each ALA Midwitner Meeting. All selected titles are published on the RUSA Web site following the event.