Adam Sims claimed the prize for Audiobook Narrator of the Year at last night’s Audio Production Awards 2017.
He won for the narration of science fiction novel Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, which won a Hugo award in 1960. Touching upon many different ethical and moral themes such as the treatment of the mentally disabled, the story centres on Algernon, a laboratory mouse who has undergone surgery to increase his intelligence by artificial means and is told by a series of progress reports written by Charlie Gordon, the first human test subject for the surgery.
The audiobook was produced by ID Audio.
At the same event, held at the London’s BFI Southbank and sponsored by Amazon’s audiobook company Audible, Chris Thompson from Heavy Entertainment was given the award for the Best Audiobook/Readings Producer.
Other award winners on the night, included Tony Blackburn, who was honoured with the Gold Award, which was presented to him by Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, Lauren Laverne, who was named Best Presenter Music, Phil Critchlow, who was given the Lifetime Achievement Award and Prison Radio Association (PRA) productions, which was named Indie of the Year.
The event was hosted by BBC Radio1 Extra presenter Trevor Nelson and opened by stand up comedian Mark Watson.