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Audies Finalists 2009 KEYWORDS: RELATED: Best of 2008 in Audio

Below are Macmillan Audio's finalists for the 2009 Audies Awards. The Audies, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association, is the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.

Check out any of these audiobooks for amazing listening in a wide variety of genres!

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A Wolf at the Table

A Memoir of My Father

The #1 bestselling author of Running with Scissors and Dry returns with a most unexpected and powerful memoir.

"...to his emotions, he makes each moment immediate for the listener." - AudioFile   "In audiobook form..."

By Augusten Burroughs, Patti Smith, Sea Wolf, Ingrid Michaelson and Tegan Quin

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Behind the Wheel

Behind the Wheel - French 1

Behind the Wheel is an innovative and effective language program that ensures maximum results with minimal effort.

By Behind the Wheel and Mark Frobose

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Blue Heaven

The break-out novel from the award-winning author of the Joe Pickett series

"...The break-out novel from the award-winning author of the Joe Pickett series. A twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother go on the run in the woods of northern Idaho, pursued by four men they have just watched commit murder—four men who know exactly who the children are, and where their desperate mother is waiting patiently by the phone for news of her children’s fate. In a ranching community increasingly populated by L.A. transplants living in gaudy McMansions, the kids soon find the..."

By C. J. Box and John Bedford Lloyd

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Brainstorm

Using Science to Spark Maximum Creativity

 A fascinating, informative, and clearly explained exploration of the science of creativity.

".... The audiobook also features a roundtable discussion on creativity with several leading scientists..."

By Mariette DiChristina, William Dufris and Helen Litchfield

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The Cricket in Times Square

Streetwise city mouse Tucker and his friend Harry Cat show country Chester Cricket around New York City in this charming tale. 

By George Selden and Tony Shalhoub

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The Founding Fathers

This elegant boxed-set includes biographies of America’s first four chief executives in volumes compact enough for the busy listener....

By Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. and Richard Rohan

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Are you stumped by split infinitives? Do you avoid the words “lay”  and “lie” altogether? Grammar Girl is here to help!

"..., business writing, and effective e-mailing, Grammar Girl’s latest audiobook should be heard by every..."

Mignon Fogarty Mignon Fogarty

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Hot, Flat, and Crowded

Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America

A rousing manifesto for our climate-challenged future

"...for The World is Flat—winner of the 2006 Audie award for best nonfiction: “Narrator Oliver Wyman does a superb job...The audiobook technology that enables us to take in so much information while caught..."

By Thomas L. Friedman and Oliver Wyman

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The Intellectual Devotional Modern Culture

Converse Confidently about Society and the Arts

Defining events and figures from literature, music, film, sports, and pop culture are served up in morsels of daily wisdom.

By David S. Kidder, Noah D. Oppenheim, Oliver Wyman and Helen Litchfield

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James Herriot's Treasury for Children

Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of All Creatures Great and Small

James Herriot's Treasury for Children collects all of the beloved veterinarian's delightful tales for young listeners. From the springtime frolic of Oscar,...

"...for animal lovers of all ages." - AudioFile, Winner of an Earphones Award   "Just the sort of thing..."

By James Herriot and Jim Dale

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Lush Life

A Novel

From a great American realist—the author of Clockers and co-writer of The Wire—a riveting story of two urban worlds in collision

"...is wonderfully realized by narrator Bobby Cannavale. The reading is the stuff that makes audiobooks..."

By Richard Price and Bobby Cannavale

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A Prisoner of Birth

International bestseller Jeffrey Archer returns with his most enthralling novel since Kane and Abel

"...  "...Roger Allam gives an award-worthy performance in this crisply paced production."—Publishers..."

By Jeffrey Archer and Roger Allam

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The Silver Swan

A Novel

Quirke returns in another spellbinding crime novel, in which a young woman’s dubious suicide sets off a new string of hazards and deceptions.

By Benjamin Black and Timothy Dalton

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Sweetheart

Gretchen Lowell, the world's most beautiful serial killer, has escaped from prison in this unpredictable, edge-of-your-seat story.

By Chelsea Cain and Carolyn McCormick

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This I Believe II

More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

A collection of inspiring personal philosophies from a noteworthy group of seventy-five essayists

By Jay Allison and Dan Gediman

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