It’s time for the 2nd annual Founder’s Choice Awards for excellence in serialized audiobook production! Over 127 serialized audiobooks were completed in 2009 — our biggest crew yet. We’re not limited to any sort of “shelf space”, so I decide to not limit the number of books that can get the award. It’s not like we’re paying for the trophies. Not yet, at least.
The winning titles for the 2009 Founder’s Choice Award are:
Babcock by Joe Cottonwood
Boone Barnaby by Joe Cottonwood
Captains Share by Nathan Lowell
Contagious by Scott Sigler
Harvey by Phil Rossi
Nocturnal by Scott Sigler
Personal Effects: Sword of Blood by J.C. Hutchins
The HeavenField: Book One by Ian G Hulme
The Scars by William Tennent
Note that the award is given out at the book level. But yes, you’ll notice some of the authors listed above also had winning titles last year. That’s OK. Their books deserved it. You can read more about the selection criteria below.
Here’s to doing it again with even more titles to sort through in 2010!
About the Founder’s Choice Awards
- The Founder’s 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 Founder’s Choice Award is me mentioning it here. 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.