Two David Tennant-narrated audio books have been nominated in the 2017 Audie Awards, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association. Finalists for the 22nd annual awards were announced today and David is nominated in the Audio Drama category for his return as the Tenth Doctor, alongside Catherine Tate as Donna Noble, in Death and the Queen, one of three greatly celebrated new Doctor Who audio adventures from Big Finish. He is also shortlisted in the Middle Grade category for his character-packed narration of the final volume in Cressida Cowell's How To Train Your Dragon series, How To Fight A Dragon's Fury.
David's nominations are:
- Alien: Out of the Shadows: An Audible Original Drama by Tim Lebbon and Dirk Maggs, narrated by Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, Kathryn Drysdale, Laurel Lefkow, Andrea Deck, and Mac McDonald, published by Audible Studios
- Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Death and the Queen by James Goss, narrated by David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Alice Krige, Blake Ritson, Beth Chalmers, and Alan Cox, published by Big Finish Productions
- Doctor Who: The War Doctor: Only The Monstrous by Nicholas Briggs, narrated by John Hurt, Jacqueline Pearce, Carolyn Seymour, and Lucy Briggs-Owen, published by Big Finish Productions
- In the Embers by Brian Price and Jerry Stearns, narrated by Robin Miles, Edwin Strout, Dean Johnson, et al; music by Mike Wheaton, published by Great Northern Audio Theatre/Blackstone Audio
- The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, narrated by Aja Naomi King and Larry Powell, published by LA Theatre Works
- All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor, narrated by Michael Crouch and Kathleen McInerney, published by HarperAudio
- Demon Dentist by David Walliams, narrated by David Walliams, Jocelyn Jee Esien, and Nitin Ganatra, published by HarperAudio
- The Enchanted Files: Hatched by Bruce Coville, narrated by a full cast, published by Listening Library
- How to Train Your Dragon: How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury by Cressida Cowell, narrated by David Tennant, published by Hachette Audio
- The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz, narrated by Adam Gidwitz and various, published by Listening Library
The Audies represent the premier awards programme in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment with titles nominated by publishers and rights holders. The winners will be honoured at the Audie Awards Gala at the French Institute Alliance Française in New York City on June 1st hosted by award-winning comedian and author, Paula Poundstone.