Odyssey Award 2018

Kids and/or Teens

best audiobook for children and/or young adults

This annual award is given to the producer of the best audiobook for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.

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Author: Angie Thomas
2018 Odyssey Award - Winner

The Hate U Give follows 16 year-old Starr Carter as she grapples with the effects of systemic racism and the murder of her friend Khalil. Bahni Turpin’s narration immerses listeners in this powerful story compelling them to question, understand, and empathize. 

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Author: Matt Haig
2018 Odyssey Award - Honor

A Boy Called Christmas is a whimsical and charming origin story of Father Christmas. Stephen Fry’s narration of the story adds a delightful dimension to this adventurous tale. Fry’s reading is pitch perfect, deadpan in the quirkiest of times, and beautifully paced. 

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Author: Jason Reynolds
2018 Odyssey Award - Honor
Long Way Down is the story of a haunting 60-second elevator ride that changes the life of 15-year-old Will as he encounters people from his past. Jason Reynolds reads his riveting free verse novel with authority, authenticity, and emotion.
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Author: Philip Pullman
2018 Odyssey Award - Honor

When Malcolm finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust, he finds himself embroiled in a tale of intrigue featuring enforcement agents from the Magisterium, a woman with an evil monkey daemon, and a baby named Lyra.

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Author: Cressida Cowell
2018 Odyssey Award - Honor

A wizard, a warrior princess, and a forbidden magical object come together in this rip-roaring adventure. David Tennant transports listeners to a faraway land with his clearly unique voices, along with sound effects and songs.

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Author: Troy Andrews
2018 Odyssey Award - Honor

A luminous performance from Dion Graham animates Trombone Shorty, capturing the joy and wonder of young Troy Andrews discovering his love for and talents with music. The soundbed that plays throughout gives the listener the added experience of hearing the ambiance of New Orleans and Trombone Shorty’s music.