Matt Damon, Will You Read Me a Story?

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales audiobook coverThe winners of the 2010 Audie Awards have been announced, and the honor of Audiobook of the Year was bestowed on Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales.  This audio recording benefits children in South Africa who have been orphaned or impacted by HIV and AIDS and features an all-star cast of twenty-two performers.  Charlize Theron, Don Cheadle, Hugh Jackman, and Scarlett Johansson lend their talents, but our favorites are Helen Mirren, Sophie Okenedo, and the delectable Alan Rickman!  This must have been the year for multi-voiced productions, because The Help by Kathryn Stockett deservedly won both in the Fiction category and for Distinguished Achievement in Production.  Click here for a full list of nominees and winners, and make your choices for some great summer listening.