Australian Award Winning Audiobooks

Award Winning Australian Audiobooks

When a title has received accolade upon accolade, you know you’re in for something special. From Australian literary awards to coveted prizes, these titles have earned some of the industry’s highest honours. Listen to tales from Australia’s most acclaimed storytellers with these award-winning performances.

Miles Franklin Award

Widely recognised as one of the nation’s most prestigious Australian book awards, the Miles Franklin Award celebrates literary masterpieces that showcase Australian life.

Too Much Lip

Kerry Salter has spent her lifetime avoiding her hometown and prison — but both catch up to her as she heads south on a stolen Harley to visit her dying Pop. Too Much Lip sheds valuable light on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences, and serves as a reminder of the power of redemption and forgiveness.

The Eye of the Sheep

Jimmy’s not like the other kids, and only his mother can manage him. But when Jimmy’s world falls apart, he’s left to take on life’s challenges alone. Poignant and utterly spellbinding, this listen offers a rare glimpse into the mind of a child with autism trying to navigate the world

The Yield

In the Wiradjuri language, yield — or ‘baayanha’ are the circumstances we all bend to. This powerful listen celebrates what was and what endures in a powerful reclaiming of Indigenous language, storytelling, and identity.

Breath

There’s nothing more Australian than a love of the ocean. This coming-of-age story is equal parts a meditation on the love of surfing as it is on that immortal feeling we all have as children.

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Australian Book Industry Awards

Judged by an academy of over 200 industry professionals and celebrated writers, the ABIAs celebrate the writers and publishers bringing Australian stories to readers.

Phosphorescence

The 2021 ABIA Book of the Year winner. We know that being kind and altruistic makes us happy, that turning off devices, talking to people, forging relationships and living with meaning offer our best chance at achieving happiness. But happiness seems to slip out of our hands as quickly as we find it. So, when we are exposed to, or learn, good things, how do we continue to burn with them?

Eggshell Skull

In this fierce and eloquent memoir, Bri Lee takes listeners on her journey to bring her abuser to justice. Read by Lee herself, Eggshell Skull reveals a judicial system plagued with injustice. A heartbreaking yet moving story that needs to be heard.

Working Class Man

Jimmy Barnes is a man who needs no introduction. In the sequel to Working Class Boy, Join Barnes as he leaves Adelaide with the then-unknown band Cold Chisel. Narrated by the legend himself, this is a must-listen story of one of Australia’s greatest rock-and-roll artists.

The Trauma Cleaner

The Trauma Cleaner tells the extraordinary true tale of Sandra Pankhurst, the transgender woman behind Australia’s largest trauma cleaning business. In this deeply human performance, listeners discover how emotional and mental-health struggles can manifest themselves — and what it takes to heal.

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The Stella Prize

The Stella Prize casts a spotlight on writing by Australian women. From literature to real-life stories, these award-winning listens celebrate the best homegrown female writers.

The Bass Rock

Set across multiple time periods, and with three distinct narrative voices throughout, this dazzling book by Evie Wyld blurs the line between the past and the present, the real and the imagined, the natural and the unnatural world.

See What You Made Me Do

The statistic of Australian women to have experienced domestic violence is alarming. In this Audible book, Hill dives deep into the abuse that so many Aussies experience, while exploring what we need to do to fix it.

The Strays

In her debut novel, Bitto provides a glimpse into the 1930’s Melbourne art community through the eyes of a young schoolgirl. If you’re after an engrossing tale of ambition, sacrifice and compromised loyalties, The Strays is a must-listen.

The Arsonist

Black Saturday is a day etched in the memories of many Australians. In this true crime story, Hooper takes us on the hunt for an arsonist. And in the process, she reveals some of the deepest anxieties buried in our national psyche from this dark day in 2009.

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