Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue Tyndale, eChristian among Audie Awards winners
Tyndale, eChristian among Audie Awards winners PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 05 June 2014 09:07 AM EDT

OliverTwist-webThe Audio Publishers Association (APA) announced the winners of the 2014 Audie Awards at its 19th Annual Audies Gala on May 29 at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City. Often referred to as the “Oscars of spoken word entertainment,” the awards saw more than 1,100 submissions in 30 categories.

Oliver Twist, a Focus on the Family Radio Theatre production and Tyndale House Publishers, received the Audie in the Audio Drama category.

The Charles Dickens’ classic was adapted by Paul McCusker and read by Joe Holgate, Henry Goodman, Bill Sykes, Geoffrey Palmer, Roy Hudd, Finty Williams and full cast.

The production was recorded on location in London with an award-winning cast and a full-sound original music score.

Leadership Secrets of the Salvation Army received the Audie Award in the Business/Educational category. Written by Robert Watson and published in print by Mission Books, the eChristian book was voiced by Bob Souer.

“I believe I will remember that moment for the rest of my life,” Souer wrote on his blog, bobsouer.com.

Cory Verner, publisher and president of eChristian and christianaudio, was “thrilled and honored” with the win.

“The recognition for this title is truly appreciated and a testimony to the ministry of the Salvation Army, excellent writing from Retired National Commander, Commissioner Robert A. Watson and co-writer Ben Brown, and the outstanding narration of Bob Souer,” Verner said. “This is an important book with timeless principles that will positively influence businesses who desire to broaden their impact and efficiency.”

Hachette Audio’s A Story of God and All of Us by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett (FaithWords) and read by Keith David and the authors took home the Audie in the Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction category.

Two other Hachette Audio titles of interest that won the award are David and Goliath written by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown and Co.) and read by the author (Nonfiction) and Keeping Hope Alive written by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Hawa Abdi (Grand Central Publishing), known as “the Mother Teresa of Somalia,” and read by Robin Miles (Inspirational/Faith-Based Nonfiction).

See a complete list of the Audie winners at audiopub.org.

 

In this current issue:

ICRS addresses industry concerns but sees big attendance drop

News image

Christian retailers gathered with suppliers and distributors at the Orange...

READ MORE

Integra introduces in-store kiosks to grow wall-art sales

News image

Interactive technology is redefining the way consumers can shop for...

READ MORE

Vendors display skill and scripture with new gift items

News image

Gift vendors at the 2015 International Christian Retail Show displayed...

READ MORE

General Session panelists ‘hug It out’ after heated exchange

News image

Tuesday morning's ICRS General Session was supposed to stay focused...

READ MORE

Don Piper's '90 Minutes in Heaven' draws capacity crowd at ICRS

News image

Faith-based films were big business at ICRS Orlando, with screenings...

READ MORE

Film buzz big among retailers, authors and suppliers

News image

The buzz about films at ICRS took center stage at...

READ MORE

Study: Christian fiction readers buy, read more books

News image

Christian fiction readers read more than the national average and...

READ MORE

Josh McDowell offers charge to church bookstores

News image

Church bookstore managers and staff and those considering entering the...

READ MORE

Retailers offer input in new version of children's workshop

News image

A panel of children’s suppliers and experts told retailers Monday...

READ MORE

Logos retailers celebrate the power of the book

News image

Members of the Association of Logos Bookstores have nominated and...

READ MORE

Graphic novels help stores make 'cultural connection' with fans

News image

Graphic novels continue to demonstrate tremendous growth potential in the...

READ MORE

Virtual Storehouse CEO shares tech tools for ministry

News image

Don Olson, CEO of Virtual Storehouse and Foreign Christian Books focused...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a