This year’s five Founders Choice Awards for excellence in serialized audiobook production for titles here on Podiobooks.com go to:
Joe Cottonwood for Clear Heart
Nathan Lowell for Double Share
Basil Sands for Faithful Warrior
Scott Sigler for Infected
Peter James Froning for Letter from China
Honorable mention goes to:
Bill DeSmedt for Doctor Jack’s Soapbox Seminars
Barry McArdle for I Sold The Moon! (A True Story)
Derek Gilbert for Iron Dragons: Book 1 – The Saramond Quests
Mur Lafferty for Playing for Keeps
Christiana Ellis for Space Casey
Here’s to 2009!
About the Founders Choice Awards
- The Founders Choice Awards are given annually — well, they will be given annually — to serialized audiobooks of impeccable quality. There are four criteria for choosing winners:
The final episode* must have been posted within the calendar year
Must have passed our panel of Sounding Board Editors who decide which titles are featured on the site
Evo (that’s me) must have listened to all episodes
Evo says it wins
No, it’s neither scientific nor democratic. But that’s OK. There are lots of awards and accolades out there. I’d kind of like to have my own, if that’s OK with you. I consume lots of the serialized audiobooks on our site. But no, I don’t listen to them all. I dare say that I listen to most of them (or at least start to listen to most of them), but I will concede that there are books on the site that I haven’t listened to. Again, that’s OK. The start and end of the Founders Choice Award is me mentioning it here on the blog. And maybe someone will come up with cool graphic to put with each title that wins. But there’s no special treatment — as if I had any to give!
* – By “final”, I mean the last episode in the primary book content. That doesn’t count Q&A or other sorts of “extra” materials that aren’t critical to the story itself.