Grammys For Books…Audiobooks That Is

February 13, 2008

At the Grammy awards the other night, Senator Barack Obama won best spoken word album for his narration of his book Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. He beat out two former presidents, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, finalists for Giving and Sunday Mornings in Plains, respectively. Clinton and Carter have both won Grammys previously; Hillary Clinton has won one, too. This is Obama’s second Grammy; the first was for Dreams From My Father.

The best spoken word album for children was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, narrated by Jim Dale.