Oasis Audio Sweeps ForeWord Magazine’s Audio Fiction Awards
Carol Stream, IL – Four books produced by Oasis Audio have been named winners in ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Awards. Oasis swept the audio fiction category, receiving the Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards and also received the Silver award in the audio nonfiction category. Kirsten Potter’s reading of Homer Hickam’s novel Red Helmet, set in Appalachian coalfields, took home the Gold award for audio fiction. Potter, who has appeared on television, in films, and in the theatre, received two Audiofile Earphone Awards last year. Red Helmet is her first audio for Oasis. Together, co-authored by Tom Sullivan and Betty White and read by Sullivan, captured the Silver award for audio fiction. Sullivan, a five year special correspondent for Good Morning America who is blind, is known in millions of homes across America. White is known for her multiple acting roles, including the Golden Girls. Sullivan’s second novel, Alive Day, also read by him, releases from Oasis in July. Oasis’ best-selling audio, The Shack by William P. Young, received the Bronze award. Narrated by Chicago-based actor Roger Mueller who appeared in the dramatic audio series, Left Behind, the audio was also a finalist for an Audie. Joe Wheeler’s Abraham Lincoln: A Man of Faith and Courage was named the Silver award winner for audio nonfiction. Read by Grover Gardner, the book also was a finalist for an Audie. Gardner, one of America’s most popular and versatile audiobook readers, has read more than 650 books and won numerous awards, including an Audie. Winners for the awards were selected by dozens of librarians and booksellers who are experts in the subject matter of the books they judged, and who make purchasing decisions daily for their collections or bookstores.