U2’s Bono Wins Audie Award For Audiobook Of The Year

U2‘s Bono won the Audie award for Audiobook of the Year for his memoir “Surrender.”

The awards were presented at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles on Monday, March 4.

Bono’s audiobook, subtitled “40 Songs, One Story,” was released by Penguin Random House Audio in November 2022. It runs 20 hours and 25 minutes. A companion album, Songs of Surrender, debuted and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 in April 2023.

The memoir chronicles Bono’s journey from his upbringing in Dublin to the formation of U2 and their ascent to stardom. Bono himself served as the narrator for the audiobook, while printed copies of “Surrender” included 40 of his original drawings.

Following the memoir’s release, Bono embarked on a global “Stories of Surrender” book tour, visiting 14 cities and concluding with an 11-night residency at New York’s Beacon Theatre.

The four other finalists for Audiobook of the Year included “All the Sinners Bleed” by S.A. Cosby, narrated by Adam Lazarre-White, published by Macmillan Audio; “Inside Voice: My Obsession with How We Sound” written and narrated by Lake Bell, published by Pushkin Industries; “Sing a Black Girl’s Song” by Ntozake Shange, edited by Imani Perry, with a foreword by Tarana Burke, narrated by Alfre Woodard, D. Woods, and a full cast, published by Hachette Audio; and “Tom Lake” by Ann Patchett, narrated by Meryl Streep, published by HarperAudio.

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