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German Audio Book Prize 2023: These are the seven winners

Best Children’s Audiobook on Spotify For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic, the German Audiobook Prize was awarded in person this year. Productions were awarded in seven categories, which were selected by the seven-strong jury and a separate children’s jury from 350 nominated submissions.Image: WDR | This year, Annika Fußwinkel prizes went to the “Best Radio Play”, the “Best Artist” and the “Best Female Artist”, the “Best Children’s Audio Book”, the “Best Entertainment”, the “Best Podcast” and the “Special Audio Book”. Best radio play The best radio play was awarded to the new adaptation of the classic “Bonjour tristesse”, which is like a “holiday by the sea” and would let the listener immerse himself in the idyll of the Côte d’Azur. “Best Interpreter” The actress Nina Hoss received the main prize for female reading voices with her reading of the Dörte Hansen novel “Zur See”. The jury described their reading as “self-confident and calm, wide awake and pointed”. Product information Zur See EUR 14.85 EUR 15.95 “Best Interpreter” The actor Max von Pufendorf was classified as the best performer. Devoted to his rendition of the Norwegian novel I’m someone else. Heptalogy III-V” was able to prevail. The “clear, warm voice” and the “captivating speech melody” would take the listener by the hand and make the text, despite the “sparse narrative style”, a listening highlight that is much more difficult to consume by reading it yourself because of its tapeworm sentences. “Best Children’s Audio Book” The best children’s audio book is also available on Spotify and is entitled “Sansaria. dreams of darkness”. The almost 11-hour long title by Tania Messner is varied and excellently implemented by speaker Jona Mues, who ascribes his own voice to almost all characters. Entertainment, podcast, special audio book The speaker Luise Helm received the “Best Entertainment” award for her interpretation of the novel “A Question of Chemistry”. “Best Podcast” was the WDR production “17 days of failure – how volunteers helped out in Afghanistan”. And the “special audio book” this year is the five-hour fantasy audio play “Der Ring des Nibelungen”. The award ceremony for the 2023 audio book prize can be heard in the ARD audio library. This article contains affiliate links. Anyone who buys through it supports us with a part of the unchanged purchase price. What is that?

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