Outlander stars Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish have been nominated for an award alongside Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey.
Sam, 41, and Graham, 61, who co-wrote Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other have been nominated for an Audie Award along with a great company.
The awards will take place on March 4 and celebrate the best titles in audio editing and spoken word entertainment, honoring a diverse group of actors, musicians and politicians.
Sam, from Dumfries, took to Twitter to share his delight at the nomination writing: “Very proud that the audible version of ‘Clanlands’ has made it to the final of the #awardsaudio! Great company to keep huh @grahammctavish?!”
Fans were absolutely ecstatic about the news and couldn’t be happier.
Another said: “You and Graham are well deserving of this award. (That’s a total understatement!) Both audiobooks are super fantastic. I hope there’s an award in the works next year for #ClanlandsAlmanac too. I love it. Already looking forward to book #3 on New Zealand.”
A third wrote: “You and Graham deserve all these awards… You have made so many fans laugh, cry and laugh and learn about your Scottish heritage… Love these audios… No emojis for ‘LOVE THIS’ enough!”.
“Happy for both of you Sam/Graham @Clanlands It is the first book I listen to on audio, then Almanac. I love to read, but his voices made such an impact. I’ll continue reading and then listen to your next adventure in New Zealand. Thanks for the historical entertainment. @MenInKiltsSTARZ”, wrote another.
A fifth replied, “I’m not surprised. Well deserved in my opinion. Learning a lot of new things while trying to catch my breath and see through the tears from laughing so hard. The dynamic between you two, the banter, is just *kissing.” Chef*”
The Outlander actors, best known for their roles as Jamie Fraser and Dougal Mackenzie, have been nominated as finalists in the Story/Biography category.
The Sunday Times Bestseller sees the fan-favorite duo travel through their homeland of Scotland, engaging in all kinds of adventures.
Sam and Graham are in good company with the other nominees including Barak Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Dave Grohl.
audiobook of the year
Ave Maria Project by Andy Weir, narrated by Ray Porter, published by Audible Studios
a promised landwritten and narrated by Barack Obama, published by Penguin Random House Audio
The storytellerwritten and narrated by Dave Grohl, published by HarperAudio
the sweetness of the water by Nathan Harris, narrated by William DeMeritt, published by Hachette Audio
History / Biography
lanlands: whiskey, war and a scottish adventure like no otherwritten and narrated by Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish (with a foreword written and narrated by Diana Gabaldon), published by Hodder & Stoughton
music is historywritten and narrated by Ahmir Khalib Thompson and Questlove (Ahmir Khalib Thompson) Published by Recorded Books
Somersett: Benjamin Franklin and the Mastermind of American Independence by Phillip Goodrich, narrated by Robert Petkoff, Joe Morton, Simon Jones, Euan Morton, Nicola Barber and the author (reading the author’s note and afterword), published by Blackstone Publishing and May Wuthrich Productions
the code breaker by Walter Isaacson, narrated by Kathe Mazur with Walter Isaacson, published by Simon & Schuster Audio
A weekend with Pablo Picassowritten and performed by Herbert Sigüenza, published by LA Theater Works
Business / Personal Development
rough habitswritten and narrated by Jen Sincero, published by Penguin Random House Audio
Go ahead by John Lewis with Kabir Sehgal, foreword by Andrew Young, narrated by Don Cheadle, published by Hachette Audio
Machiavelli for womenwritten and narrated by Stacey Vanek Smith, published by Simon & Schuster Audio
Awkward conversations with a black manwritten and narrated by Emmanuel Acho, published by Macmillan Audio
What happened to you?written and narrated by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry, published by Macmillan Audio
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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.