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Carol Stream, IL—Seven books produced by Oasis Audio have been named finalists in seven categories, including two in multiple categories, in the annual Audie Awards competition by the Audio Publishers Association. This is the most finalists Oasis has had at one time in its more than 11 years of publishing and the most from an inspirational publisher this year.

Three Oasis titles are up for awards in the Biography/Memoir category including Anne Frank Remembered by Miep Gies and Leslie Gold, narrated by Barbara Rosenblat, The Secret Holocaust Diaries by Nonna Bannister and Denise George, narrated by Rebecca Gallagher, and The Golden Willow by Harry Bernstein, narrated by Mike Kellogg.

Anne Frank Remembered, part of Oasis’ Springwater line, shares Miep Gies’ story of helping hide the Frank family from the Nazi’s. It is also a finalist in the main Non-Fiction category. It received an Earphones Award from AudioFile magazine, a starred review in Booklist, and was named one of 2009’s best audios by Library Journal magazine.

The Secret Holocaust Diaries, a memoir of a Russian woman’s experience as a child in Hitler’s labor camps, is also a finalist in the Inspirational/Faith-Based Non-fiction category. The Golden Willow, read by long-time Moody Radio personality, Mike Kellogg, is part of Oasis’ Springwater line and shares the story of Harry Bernstein’s 67-year marriage to his wife, Ruby, and his dream of wanting to be an author.

Two of Oasis’ fiction titles made the finals: Face of Betrayal by Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl and April Henry in the main Fiction category, and Kiss by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy in the Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction category. Both titles are narrated by Pam Turlow who works extensively in all facets of voiceover work, having done many commercials, educational projects, and narration of audiobooks.

Dr. Kevin Leman’s recently updated audio, The Birth Order Book, read by well-known radio host Wayne Shepherd, is a finalist in the Personal Development category, while A Little Bit Wicked, a memoir written and read by Broadway and Tony Award-winning star Kristin Chenoweth and part of the Springwater line, is a finalist in the Narration by the Author or Authors category.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 25th during the awards ceremony at The Museum of the City of New York.


About Oasis Audio

With more than 11 years of publishing, Oasis Audio is the leading and fastest-growing audiobook publisher in the inspirational and self-help market. It releases more than 150 products a year from both Christian and general market trade publishers, several of which have been finalists for Audie Awards. Oasis is based in the western suburbs of Chicago.


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