Odyssey Award 2012

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: Daniel Kraus
2012 Odyssey Award - Winner

Narrated by Kirby Heyborne Sixteen-year-old Joey's life takes a very strange turn when his mother's tragic death forces him to move from Chicago to rural Iowa with the father he's never known, and who's the town pariah.

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Author: Gary D. Schmidt
2012 Odyssey Award - Honor

Narrated by Lincoln Hoppe As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends, an abusive father, and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him until he finds an ally in Lil Spicer--a fiery young lady. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon's birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage.

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Author: Maggie Stiefvater
2012 Odyssey Award - Honor

Narrated by Steve West and Fiona Hardingham Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.

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Author: Cynthia Voigt
2012 Odyssey Award - Honor

Read by Wendy Carter.

Narrated by Wendy Carter Fredle, a young mouse cast out of his home, faces dangers and predators outside, makes some important discoveries and allies, and learns the meaning of freedom as he struggles to return home.