FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - Last evening, the Audio Publishers Association ( announced the winners in the 2011 Audies® Award ( competition. Among them was the Naxos AudioBooks ( production No Country for Old Men ( by Cormac McCarthy which garnered the award for "Audiobook Adaptation." Read by Sean Barrett, this production was also declared a "mandatory listen for McCarthy fans" by Publishers Weekly and is the third Cormac McCarthy release for Naxos AudioBooks (Blood Meridian ( and The Road (

"We are very pleased to see Cormac McCarthy, Sean Barrett and talents of the Naxos AudioBooks team recognized with an Audies® Award," said William Anderson, Manager of Sales and Marketing for Naxos AudioBooks in North America.

Two other Naxos AudioBook productions were finalists in the this year's Audies Competition: Juliet Stevenson for "Solo Narration - Female" (Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook) and Venetia by Georgette Heyer in the category of "Audiobook Adaptation" (narrated by Richard Armitage).

Naxos AudioBooks productions, authors and narrators have been honored with ten Audies® Awards in the last ten years.

Naxos AudioBooks was founded in 1994 to make the key works of Western literature accessible to all through the medium of the spoken word. More than 500 titles are now available on CD and downloads, both abridged and unabridged, covering a wide range of adult and children's fiction as well as non-fiction including history, religion, philosophy and current events. With many international awards, Naxos AudioBooks is recognized as the quality label for the classics.

The Audies®, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), is the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. Through the Audies award competition, publishers are able to enter titles in various categories for recognition of achievement. Finalists are selected and, from that group of finalists, one winner is awarded. Finalists are showcased on the APA web site, to the press, and in APA materials. Winners are recognized at the exciting Audies gala. Two special awards highlight outstanding achievements: The Distinguished Achievement in Production Award goes to an audiobook that demonstrates excellence in all areas of production, while the Audiobook of the Year recognizes the audiobook that, through quality, innovation, marketing and sales, has had the most significant impact on the industry.

Contact Information:

Kelly Rach
Naxos of America