It seems that, in a similar way to movies, there is no waranty that a good book will be turned into a good audiobook. I've realised that after listening to some of the best sellers books recorded as unabridged audiobooks. In particular in The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov narated by William Dufris, the female voices are so awful, that I can't belive I finally finished the entire audiobook.

Looking for the best narrators, I stumbled with a couple of web sites that list the so called "Golden Voice" narrators. Maybe an equivalent to the "Academy Awards" for audiobooks.

The sites are this one and this one.

This other post was the reason why I choose to post the question here, since It may be of interest to some writers.

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    This question appears to be off-topic because it may not be of importance to the writing domain. Feb 12, 2014 at 9:58
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    Thank you guys, I've edited my question considering your suggestions.
    – rraallvv
    Feb 13, 2014 at 15:03
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    @rraallvv - I'm sorry, but I think the question is now about producing an audiobook, and is still not about writing. Feb 13, 2014 at 19:45
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    Have raised this question on meta: Audiobooks - on-topic here? Feb 13, 2014 at 20:02
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    We've been discussing this question, but IMHO it still isn't working. It's turned into a "where do I find..." question, which don't really work well on SE - it's a list/recommendation hybrid, and I'm not eager to have those. The other element here is the "awards for narrators" part, which was the original question, but IMHO it really doesn't fit here - asking "I want to make an audiobook, what awards are there in the genre?" sounds to me like asking "I want to produce my own movie, is hiring Academy Award-winning actors a good idea?" As written, if you don't know, you can't afford 'em.
    – Standback
    Feb 16, 2014 at 16:08

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The "Audies" are pretty close: http://www.theaudies.com

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