Many of our titles have been recognised with awards.

Earphones Awards are given by the US magazine AudioFile each month to 'truly exceptional titles that excel in narrative voice and style, characterizations, suitability to audio, and enhancement of the text'.

The Audies are given by the US Audio Publishers' Association each year for 'distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment', and have been described as the 'Oscars of audiobooks'. 

The UK Spoken Word Publishers' Association had an annual awards ceremony between 2001 and 2005 to celebrate the best in audiobook publishing. 

Click on the headings to reveal our award-winning titles.

Many of our titles have been recognised with awards.

Earphones Awards are given by the US magazine AudioFile each month to 'truly exceptional titles that excel in narrative voice and style, characterizations, suitability to audio, and enhancement of the text'.

The Audies are given by the US Audio Publishers' Association each year for 'distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment', and have been described as the 'Oscars of audiobooks'. 

The UK Spoken Word Publishers' Association had an annual awards ceremony between 2001 and 2005 to celebrate the best in audiobook publishing. 

Click on the headings to reveal our award-winning titles.

2017

Ian Rankin - Rather Be The Devil

Rather Be The Devil

Ian Rankin | Read by James MacPherson

Produced by Strathmore for Orion Audiobooks

Earphones Award March 2017

'For many longtime fans of Rankin's series, James MacPherson IS the voice of Inspector John Rebus, and with good reason.'

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 The Girl Before

JP Delaney | Read by Finty Williams, Emilia Fox, and Lise Aagaard Knudsen

Recorded at Strathmore

Earphones Award January 2017

'JP Delaney’s intricate psychological thriller immediately entangles us, and the gifted narrators keep us spellbound.'

2016

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Sweet Tomorrows

Debbie Macomber | Read by Lorelei King

Recorded at Strathmore

 Earphones Award November 2016

'King uses a different voice for each character, which makes it easier to follow the story and allows her to provide voices for characters based on their personalities, including a gruff voice for Mark and a more carefree voice for Emily.'

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Julian Fellowes' Belgravia

Julian Fellowes | Read by Juliet Stevenson

Produced by Strathmore for Orion Audiobooks

Earphones Award July 2016

'What a joy it is to hand the reins to the superb Juliet Stevenson'

2015

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The Astounding Broccoli Boy

Frank Cottrell Boyce | Read by Ewan Goddard

Produced by Strathmore for Macmillan Digital Audio

Earphones Award December 2015

'Ewan Goddard narrates with gusto.'

Career of Evil

Robert Galbraith | Read by Robert Glenister

Produced by Strathmore for Headline Digital Audio 

Earphones Award December 2015

Audie - Mystery 2016

'Glenister's use of a flattened, even tone for the sections that take place inside the mind of the killer adds chillingly to the tension.'

Elmear McBride - A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

Elmear McBride | Read by the author

Produced by Strathmore for Faber Digital Audio 

 Earphones Award October 2015

'...the author's intense, high-pressure performance of this ambitious book is its best possible version because the text is all voice, expressing half-formed thoughts and half-understood impulses in half-formed sentences...'

John Steinbeck - Cup of Gold

 Cup of Gold

John Steinbeck | Read by Ronan Vibert

Produced by Ali Muirden for Penguin US

Recorded at Strathmore

 Earphones Award September 2015

'[Ronan Vibert's] tonal interpretations of the text show both taste and intelligence'

Winston Graham - Ross

Ross 

Winston Graham | Read by Oliver J. Hembrough

Produced by Strathmore for Macmillan Digital Audio

Earphones Award June 2015

'Narrator Oliver Hembrough's plethora of accents and voices captures the diverse characters and vivid atmosphere of this rich family saga'

David Nicholls - Us

Us 

David Nicholls | Read by David Haig

Produced by Ali Muirden for Harper Audio

Recorded at Strathmore

Earphones Award March 2015

'This bittersweet comedy of errors and self-discovery is destined to be one of the most talked about audiobooks of the year.'

2014

Priya Parmar - Vanessa and Her Sister

Vanessa and Her Sister

Priya Parmar | Read by ensemble cast

Produced by Ali Muirden for Penguin US

Recorded at Strathmore

Earphones Award December 2014 

'[Emilia] Fox is subtle and engrossing as Vanessa navigates love and loss as well as relationships with her family'

Neil Gaiman - The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman | Read by ensemble cast

Produced by Ali Muirden for Harper Audio

Recorded, edited and mastered at Strathmore

Earphones Award October 2014

Audie - Best Children's Title 8-12 Winner 2014

Audie - Distinguished Achievement In Production Winner 2014

'The cast is uniformly excellent, giving broad or subtle performances as appropriate, and the overall effect is to enhance the sense of the graveyard as a community, and of the dangers lurking outside it'

Amy Poehler - Yes Please

Yes Please

Amy Poehler | Read by Amy Poehler and ensemble

UK edition mastered by Strathmore for Macmillan Digital Audio

 Earphones Award October 2014

 

Daisy Goodwin - The Fortune Hunter

The Fortune Hunter

Daisy Goodwin | Read by Clare Corbett

Produced by Strathmore for Headline Digital Audio

Earphones Award August 2014

'Goodwin's Victorian-era grand romance is beautifully narrated by Clare Corbett.'

MR Carey - The Girl With All the Gifts

The Girl With All the Gifts

MR Carey | Read by Finty Williams

Produced by Strathmore for Hachette Digital Audio

Earphones Award August 2014

Audie - Paranormal 2015

'[Finty Williams'] performance stresses the 10 year old's coming-of-age story as the way she looks at herself morphs from an intelligent book-loving student to a monster who could destroy the people she loves.'

Malala Yousafzai - I Am Malala (YA)

I Am Malala (YA)

Malala Yousafzai | Read by Neela Vaswani and Malala Yousafzai

UK edition mastered by Strathmore for Orion Audiobooks

Earphones Award August 2014

 

Robert Galbraith - The Silkworm

The Silkworm

Robert Galbraith | Read by Robert Glenister

Produced by Strathmore for Hachette Digital Audio

Earphones Award July 2014

Audie - Mystery 2015

'Glenister captures the likable but flawed Strike with a voice as gritty and heavily accented as London's North End'

Tom Rachman - The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

Tom Rachman | Read by Penelope Rawlins

Produced by Strathmore for Hodder & Stoughton

Earphones Award June 2014 

'This book, which moves back and forth between three different time periods, presents a challenge for any narrator. Rawlins doesn't stumble, and her work enhances the rich writing.'

2013

Malala Yousafzai - I Am Malala

I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai | Read by Archie Panjabi

UK edition mastered by Strathmore for Orion Audiobooks

Earphones Award December 2013

Audie - Biography/Memoir 2014

Antony Beevor - The Second World War

The Second World War

Antony Beevor | Read by Sean Barrett

Produced by Strathmore for Orion Audiobooks

Earphones Award May 2013

'[Sean Barrett's] pronunciation of words, names, and even whole sentences in a range of languages, including Russian, is excellent and always convincing'

Sally Gardner - Maggot Moon

Maggot Moon

Sally Gardner | Read by Robert Madge

Produced by Ali Muirden for Hot Key Books

Recorded at Strathmore

Earphones Award March 2013

'Madge portrays the seemingly simple-minded Standish in all of his complexity, simultaneously managing to make him sound angry, contrite, scared, and brave.'

2012

Rachel Joyce - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Rachel Joyce | Read by Jim Broadbent

Produced by Strathmore for Random House Audio

Earphone Award September 2012

'Harold Fry's unlikely pilgrimage touches listeners with its indelible charm and poignant insights.'

Elizabeth Wein - Code Name Verity

Code Name Verity

Elizabeth Wein | Read by Morveen Chrstie & Lucy Gaskell

Produced by Strathmore for Bolinda

 

Earphone Award August 2012

'Gaskell and especially Christie perform (and even sing in) a variety of English and Scottish accents as well as flawless French and German.'

Stef Penney - The Invisible Ones

The Invisible Ones

Stef Penney | Read by Dan Stevens

Produced by Strathmore for Quercus Books

Earphone Award January 2012

'Penney's plot and Stevens' narration mesh beautifully to create a gripping listen.'

Archive awards

Carlos Ruiz Zafón - The Angel's Game

The Angel's Game

Carlos Ruiz Zafón | Read by Dan Stevens

Produced by Strathmore for Orion Audiobooks

 Earphones Award June 2009

'A delicious, unforgottable listen'

Charles Darwin - On the Origin of Species

On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin | Read by Richard Dawkins

Produced by Strathmore for CSA

Earphones Award November 2008 

'Dawkins brings the famous words to life in an easy-access format for listeners.'

Richard Dawkins - The Gold Delusion

The God Delusion

Richard Dawkins | Read by the author

Direct Strathmore production for Random House Audio

Earphones Award July 2007 

'Dawkins and his wife, the actress Lalla Ward, perform this book as melody and harmony in two voices'

Michael Cox - The Meaning of Night

The Meaning of Night

Michael Cox | Read by David Timson

Produced by Strathmore for WF Howes

Earphones Award May 2007 

'Timson's voice is as shadowy as the dimly lit rooms the players inhabit and as rich and sumptuous as their overwrought Victorian surroundings'

 

Natural Flights of the Human Mind

Clare Morrall | Read by Patience Tomlinson

Produced by Strathmore for WF Howes

Earphones Award May 2007 

'[Patience Tomlinson] chats rather than reads, as if, over tea and crumpets, she's telling friends of people she knows and events she's witnessed'

Julian Fellowes - Snobs

Snobs

Julian Fellowes | Read by the author

Produced by Strathmore for Orion Audiobooks

Earphones Award September 2005 

'Even better than Fellowe's wicked wit, entertaining plot, and superb characters is his dead-on reading of his own work.'

Michelle Paver - Wolf Brother

Wolf Brother

Michelle Paver | Read by Ian McKellen

Produced by Strathmore for Orion Audiobooks

Children's Over 6 Silver Award SWPA Awards 2005 

Leonie Frieda - Catherine de Medici

Catherine de Medici

Leonie Frieda | Read by Anna Massey

Produced by Strathmore for Orion Audiobooks

Biography Bronze Award SWPA Awards 2005 

Harlan Coben - One False Move

One False Move

Harlan Coben | Read by Tim Machin

Produced by Strathmore for Orion Audiobooks

Abridged Fiction Gold SWPA Awards 2004 

Georgie Adams & Sally Gardner - The Real Fairy Storybook

Real Fairy Storybooks

Georgie Adams & Sally Gardner | Read by Emma Chambers

Produced by Strathmore for Orion Audiobooks

Children's 6 and Under Contemporary Bronze SWPA Awards 2004

Ian Rankin - A Question Of Blood

A Question of Blood

Ian Rankin | Read by James Macpherson

Produced by Strathmore for Orion Audiobooks

Abridgement Gold SWPA Awards 2004

Francesca Simon - Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb

Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb

Francesca Simon | Read by Miranda Richardson

Produced by Strathmore for Orion Audiobooks

Children 6 and Under Joint Gold SWPA Awards 2003 

Production Bronze SWPA Awards 2003

Terry Jones - The Curse of the Vampire's Socks

The Curse of the Vampire's Socks

Terry Jones | Read by Terry Jones

Produced by Strathmore for Orion Audiobooks

Poetry Silver SWPA Awards 2003

Ian Rankin - Strip Jack

Strip Jack

Ian Rankin | Read by James Macpherson

Produced by Strathmore for Orion Audiobooks

Crime And Thriller Gold SWPA Awards 2003

Ian Rankin - Beggars Banquet

Beggars Banquet

Ian Rankin | Read by James Macpherson

Produced by Strathmore for Orion Audiobooks

Unabridged Modern Fiction Bronze SWPA Awards 2003
Antonia Fraser - Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

Antonia Fraser | Read by Lindsay Duncan

Produced by Strathmore for Orion Audiobooks 

 Biography Silver SWPA Awards 2002
Ian Rankin - Resurrection Men

Resurrection Men

Ian Rankin | Read by James Macpherson

Produced by Strathmore for Orion Audiobooks

Abridgement Joint Silver SWPA Awards 2002
Francesca Simon - Horrid Henry and the Secret Club

Horrid Henry and the Secret Club 

Francesca Simon | Read by Miranda Richardson

Produced by Strathmore for Orion Audiobooks 
 Children 7 and Under Silver Awards 2002

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