ALA Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production: Annual award is given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.

The Audie Awards: “The Audies® is sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) and is the only awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audio books and spoken word entertainment.”

AudioFile Earphones Awards: Awarded by AudioFile Magazine to “truly exceptional presentations that excel in narrative voice and style, vocal characterizations, appropriateness for the audio format, and enhancement of the text.”

Spoken Word Grammy Awards: “Grammy Awards are given by the Recording Academy’s voting membership to honor excellence in the recording arts and sciences. They are awarded by and to artists and technical professionals for artistic or technical achievement.”

ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings: “Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in recordings.”

YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults: The annual list of outstanding audiobooks for young adults from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA.)