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YALSA names 2011 Amazing Audiobooks for Adults (Young and Old)

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2011 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list. The list for those ages 12-18 is drawn from the previous two years of spoken-word releases and presented annually at the ALAMidwinter Meeting. The full list can be viewed at www.ala.org/yalsa/audiobooks.

The committee chose the following recordings as its top 10:

  • The Best Bad Luck I Ever Hadby Kristin Levine, read by Kirby Heyborne. Listening Library, 2010.
  • “Dreamdark Silksinger” by Lani Taylor, read by Cassandra Campbell. Brilliance Audio, 2009.
  • Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta, read by Jeffrey Cummings. Brilliance Audio. 2010,
  • “The Knife of Never Letting Goby Patrick Ness, read by Nick Podehl. Brilliance Audio, 2010.
  • Muchacho by Louanne Johnson, read by Ozzie Rodriguez. Listening Library, 2009.
  • One Crazy Summerby Rita Garcia Williams, read by Sisi Aisha Johnson. Recorded Books, 2010.
  • Precious by Sapphire, read by Bahni Turpin. Random House, 2009.
  • “Rapture of the Deep” by L. A. Meyer read by Katherine Kellgren. Listen and Live Audio, 2010.
  • “The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon, read by Dion Graham. Brilliance Audio, 2010.
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson” by John Green and David Levithan, read by MacLeod Andrews and Nick Podehl. Brilliance Audio, 2010.
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