What is the Odyssey Award?
This annual award will be given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States. The selection committee may also select honor titles.
Scowler by Daniel Kraus and narrated by Kirby Heyborne
Nineteen-year-old Ry Burke, his mother, and little sister eke out a living on their dying family farm. Ry wishes for anything to distract him from the grim memories of his father’s physical and emotional abuse. Then a meteorite falls from the sky, bringing with it not only a fragment from another world but also the arrival of a ruthless man intent on destroying the entire family. Soon Ry is forced to defend himself by resurrecting a trio of imaginary childhood protectors: kindly Mr. Furrington, wise Jesus, and the bloodthirsty Scowler.
2014 Honor Recordings
Better Nate than Ever written and narrated by Tim Federle
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell and narrated by Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra
Matilda by Roald Dahl and narrated by Kate Winslet