Sound Judgment: An Audies Judge Reflects

My sidebar write up in Library Journal about being a judge for the Audies.

While many of my teen peers were making mixtapes, I was popping audiobooks like potato chips. In 2003, during my first official audiobook-reviewing stint, for the now-defunct, the managing editor there invited me to apply to become a judge for the Audies. Naturally, I jumped at the chance.

Having now judged the competition every year since—in categories including adaptation, audio drama, sf, classics, and humor—I have seen firsthand the effect that the growth of the audiobook industry has had on judging criteria and procedure as well as the ways in which it has shaped the nature of the competition overall.

For the full article, visit Library Journal

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  1. Mr. Eaton,

    Thank you for your kind words about "The Zombies of Lake Woebegotten". I had a blast recording that book! It is nice to know that someone actually heard it, as well as enjoyed it. I appreciate it very much!!

    Phil Gigante
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  2. Hi Phil,

    It was really great. You nailed Keillor so well I couldn't stop laughing. It was a lot of fun to listen to (and I've been a fan of your other narrations as well over the years). Also, thanks for writing here--that's always appreciated!


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