2008 Odyssey Award Winners




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

bloody jack

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.


dooby dooby moo

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.


harry potter & the deathly hallows

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.


skulduggery pleasant

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.


treasure island

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.

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