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Audio Books of the Year: ABIA shortlist announced

April 23, 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that our podcast sponsor Bolinda audio has three fabulous audio books shortlisted for the Audiobook of the Year Award with the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA), the annual event, like the book ‘Oscars’, organised by The Australian Publishers Association. The three titles are Working Class Boy, written and narrated by Jimmy Barnes, The 91-Storey Treehouse, written & illustrated by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, narrated by Stig Weymss, and Marge and the Great Train Rescue, written and narrated by Isla Fisher.

The full shortlist is:

Marge and the Great Train Rescue Written & Narrated by Isla Fisher (Bolinda)

Working Class Boy Written & Narrated by Jimmy Barnes (Bolinda)

The 91-Storey Treehouse Written & Illustrated by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton. Narrated by Stig Weymss (Bolinda)   

The Attachment: Letters From a Most Unlikely Friendship Written & Narrated by Ailsa Piper and Tony Doherty (Wavesound )                    

Try Hard: Tales from the Life of a Needy Overachiever (With Extra Sass) Written & Narrated by Em Rusciano (Wavesound)


For the past 18 years, the ABIAs have one of the big highlights of the Australian literary calendar. They showcase the best of Australian story-tellers, booksellers and publishers. The winners will be announced on 3rd May.


You can keep checking Bolinda audio’s Soundcloud page to hear their latest audio previews.


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