Founded in 1995, the Audie Awards represent the premier awards program in the United States, recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. Finalists are selected in 26 different categories ranging from children's titles to memoir, including categories for best male and female audio performer as well. A single title is selected for the honor of Audiobook of the Year. Winners are announced in June at the annual Audie Awards Gala. To learn more about the Audie Awards and to see the finalists for all 26 categories, visit the AudioFile website.