by R.J. Palacio, read by Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, and Kate Rudd. Brilliance, 2011. 8 hours, 12 mins; 7 discs


Augie, who has a facial anomaly, must navigate mainstream school for the first time, making friends, dealing with bullies, and learning just how much he is needed. Podehl and Rudd share perspectives from Augie’s teen sister and his friends in interspersed chapters. Steele’s strong characterization of Augie evokes his unique physiology as well as his immense heart and spirit.




Awards Won

Title Year
Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
To select, annotate, and present for publication an annual list of notable audio recordings significant to young adults from those released in the past two years. Full list can be found here.
2013 - Selection(s)