David Tennant Audiobook Wins Category In British Book Awards

The British Book Awards (AKA 'The Nibbies') took place last night, and one of David Tennant's projects was a winner in the audiobook section.

David's reading of the Cressida Cowell bestseller The Wizards Of Once: Never And Forever took the top prize in the Book Of The Year - Audiobook: Fiction section. The latest instalment in the new book series from the creator of the How To Train Your Dragon saga reunites the author with her favourite narrator, with the novel continuing the adventures of young wizard Xar and the warrior Wish. Filled with songs and poetry, it's the perfect foil for David Tennant to flourish with unique accents and meta-moments to boot: “As David Tennant I am the narrator who is narrating Cressida Cowell’s narration of the real narrator behind this story.” 

The title faced some stiff competition from the likes of Lesley Manville's reading of the Richard Osman murder mystery The Man Who Died Twice and Andy Serkis's narration of Tolkien's epic fantasy The Lord Of The Rings. David was also up against himself as a member of the all-star cast of the dramatisation of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman: Act II.

The winners were announced during an in-person and online event held at Grosvenor House, London.