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Audiobook: Nonfiction

See below for the list of 2024 winners in the AUDIOBOOK: NONFICTION category, for books with a copyright date of 2023.

The New Teacher Book: Finding purpose, balance, and hope during your first years in the classroom
2024 Gold Winner

Authors/Narrator: Linda Christensen, Stan Karp, Bob Peterson, Moé Yonamine; narrated by Arischa Conner

Publisher: Rethinking Schools

ISBN: 9798868696022

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This expanded third edition of The New Teacher Book grew out of Rethinking Schools workshops with early career teachers. It offers practical guidance on how to flourish in schools and classrooms and connect in meaningful ways with students and families from all cultures and backgrounds.

On Acting...and Life: A New Look at an Old Craft
2024 Silver Winner

Author/Narrator: William B. Davis

Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press Inc.

ISBN: 9781772562330

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Part memoir, part acting handbook, Canadian actor, director, and writer William B. Davis, made famous as the sinister Cigarette-Smoking Man in "The X-Files,” offers an engaging, unsentimental look at his life and the knowledge he’s gained. Listeners will enjoy this entertaining audiobook. Actors and directors will appreciate Davis's wealth of wisdom.

Raising Tech-Healthy Humans: How To Reset Your Children's Tech-Habits And Give Them A Great Start To Life
2024 Silver Winner

Author/Narrator: Daniel Sih; Narratoed by Daniel Sih, Kylie Sih, Naomi Sih, Caleb Sih and Jethro Sih

Publisher: Author's Republic

ISBN: 9781922764577

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It’s tough being a parent today, helping our kids use technology. We want kids to enjoy the online world without losing the wonders of life beyond a screen. This positive, thoroughly researched handbook will help you raise loving, whole-hearted ‘humans’, helping them develop healthy tech and non-tech habits for life.

See below for the list of 2023 winners in the AUDIOBOOK: NONFICTION category, for books with a copyright date of 2022.

On Constance
2023 Gold Winner

Author/Narrator: written and narrated by Karin Konoval

Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press Inc.

ISBN: 978-1-77256-219-4

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In April 2013, Karin Konoval travelled to New Orleans for a four-month film shoot. On Constance is Karin’s memoir of this journey to and through the remarkable city of New Orleans, finding resonance and ultimately joy... in the most unexpected encounters and unlikely places.

Muppets in Moscow: The Unexpected Crazy True Story of Making Sesame Street in Russia
2023 Silver Winner

Author/Narrator: Natasha Lance Rogoff, narrated by Emily Lahey Shoov

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield (Hardcopy and eBook) and Lance Productions (Audiobook)

ISBN: 9781538161289

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"In this thrilling debut, TV producer Rogoff recounts her mission to bring Sesame Street to Russian audiences.” She faced bombings, assassinations and an office takeover. “The resulting tale is one of perseverance and creativity that illuminates how even the most disparate cultures and perspectives can find common ground." — Publishers Weekly

Searching for Harry Chapin's America: Remember When the Music
2023 Finalist

Author/Narrator: Pat Fenton, narrated by David Amran

Publisher: Heliotrope Books, LLC

ISBN: 9978-1-956474-12-1

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Journalist Pat Fenton describes towns and people that inspired Harry Chapin’s most renowned songs. Includes exclusive interviews, an excerpt from Chapin’s unpublished writings, and cuts from Chapin's songs. Composer David Amram, who narrates Fenton's chronicle, performs brief interludes of 'incidental music,' where he was inspired to do so.

See below for the list of 2022 winners in the AUDIOBOOK: NONFICTION category, for books with a copyright date of 2021.

An Impossible Wife: Why He Stayed: A True Story of Love, Marriage, and Mental Illness
2022 Gold Winner

Author/Narrator: Rachael Siddoway, narrated by Rachael Endrizzi

Publisher: The Gap Press

ISBN: 978-1733619448

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Written by the couple’s daughter, An Impossible Wife, is a raw look at everything it takes to love a partner with a mental illness. The compelling narrative about love and mental health is heart-wrenching. This true story takes an intimate look at a man fighting for his wife and marriage.

Altared: A Tale of Renovating a Medieval Church in Tuscany
2022 Silver Winner

Author/Narrator: Kyle Tackwell Ball, narrated by Pamela Almand


ISBN: 978-1-64742-053-6

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A light-hearted memoir about transforming an ancient, abandoned church outside of Florence, Italy from a ruin to a home worthy of Architectural Digest.  An ossuary with skeletons was unearthed in the backyard, bedrooms were invaded by mysterious biting bugs, and there were visitations from a ghost who smoked Marlboro Lights.

Dream Bold, Start Smart: Be Your Own Boss & Make Money Doing What You Love
2022 Silver Winner

Author/Narrator: written and narrated by Tatiana Tsoir

Publisher: Page Two Books

ISBN: 978-1774580035

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Dream Bold, Start Smart is a plain-English roadmap for someone who wants to build a business that changes lives including their own. Entrepreneurship is THE way to draw your own lines and be free to do whatever you want. Yet it's a craft and anyone can learn it.

See below for the list of 2021 winners in the AUDIOBOOK: NONFICTION category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Click here to watch the Gold and Silver winner speeches.

Angel of the Ghetto: One Man’s Triumph over Heartbreaking Tragedy
2021 Gold Winner

Authors: Sam Solasz and Judy Katz, narrated by Ed Romanoff

Publisher: The Three Tomatoes Book Publishing


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This unforgettable memoir is a different kind of Holocaust account. It is a tale of love and loss, of survival and courage, and hope. tells the remarkable story of Sam Solasz, the only member of his immediate family to survive the Holocaust, this extraordinary boy grew into an extraordinary man.

Underprivileged Overachiever: A Crenshaw Story
2021 Silver Winner

Authors: Y.A. Salimu, narrated by Y.A. Salimu

Publisher: Telemachus Press

ISBN: 978-1951744335

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"For all the stereotypes of growing up in South Los Angeles, this is a no-holds-barred story of how a teenager somehow made it to the Air Force Academy while being homeless and facing obstacle after obstacle. This story... might need a warning label before...”--Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times

Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace, 2nd Ed., Revised and Expanded: 3 Soothing Guided Meditations for Deep Stress Relief, Effortless Sleep & Renewed Energy
2021 Silver Winner

Authors: Susie Mantell, narrated by Susie Mantell

Publisher: Relax Intuit LLC

ISBN: 978-0965072434

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With a voice described as “liquid,” award-winning stress relief expert Susie Mantell’s uniquely soothing guided meditations: “Your Present: A Half-Hour of Peace” (BEST AUDIOS -Publishers Weekly, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED -Library Journal), “Sleep Easy Now,” “10-Minute Brain Vacation” plus “Quicktips & Simple Soothers.”  
“Exquisite… powerful collection of meditations…a lullaby for the soul." — AudioFile Magazine 


See below for the list of 2020 winners in the AUDIOBOOK: NONFICTION category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.

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Palm Trees on the Hudson: A True Story of the Mob, Judy Garland, and Interior Decorating
2020 Gold Winner

Author: Elliot Tiber

Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.


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The hilarious and often touching prequel to Elliot Tiber’s bestseller Taking Woodstock (which inspired the 2009 feature film by two-time Oscar winner Ang Lee).

Making, Breaking and Renewal of A Surgeo
The Making, Breaking, and Renewal of a Surgeon-Scientist: A Personal Perspective of the Physician Crisis in America

Author: Steven E. Wilson

Publisher: H-G Books

ISBN: 978-1-7329151-5-2

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Physicians are under siege from bureaucracy, declining reimbursement, frivolous lawsuits, and even federal prosecutors. Can our American medical system survive the onslaught?

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This is Remission: A Four-Time Cancer Survivor’s Memories of Treatment, Struggle, and Life

Author: Ryan Hamner

Publisher: Ryan Hamner

ISBN: 978-1-7956-6129-4

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A four-time cancer survivor intertwines ordinary stories of childhood, his first punch, a record deal, and the love of his granddad from an extraordinary perspective. 

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