Saturday, December 8, 2007

Grammy audiobook nominees announced

But don't get too excited. Here's a fun fact: There is no requirement that Grammy judges actually LISTEN to the nominated titles. And there are 109 Grammy categories. So are judges possibly voting for popularity or star-power narrator? Hmm...

Here are the spoken work nominees (from

Best Spoken Word Album For Children
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows / Jim Dale / Listening Library
Making The Heart Whole Again: Stories For A Wounded World / Milbre Burch / Kind Crone Productions
The One And Only Shrek /Meryl Streep & Stanley Tucci / Audio Renaissance
Who's Got Game? The Ant Or The Grasshopper? The Lion Or The Mouse? Poppy Or The Snake? / Toni Morrison / Simon & Schuster Audio
Wickety Whack - Brer Rabbit Is Back / Diane Ferlatte / Diane Ferlatte

Best Spoken Word Album (for adults)
The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream / Barack Obama / Random House Audio
Celebrations / Maya Angelou / Random House Audio
Giving: How Each Of Us Can Change The World / Bill Clinton / Random House Audio
Sunday Mornings In Plains: Bringing Peace To A Changing World / Jimmy Carter / Simon & Schuster Audio
Things I Overheard While Talking To Myself / Alan Alda / Random House Audio

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