No Ordinary Thing Shortlisted for German Audiobook Prize!

A bit of fun news! I just found out that the German audiobook of No Ordinary Thing is shortlisted for the 2024 German Audiobook Award! The award honors German-language audiobook productions that “through their quality demonstrate and highlight the strengths and possibilities of the acoustic medium in a special way.”

No Ordinary Thing is the only translated work among three nominated titles in the Children’s category.

The awards committee had included the following blurb in their nomination:

The children’s book author G.Z. Schmidt prefers to write stories with a touch of magic that take place in realistic locations. This is also the case in this novel, in which Adam gets involved in a time travel adventure. [Narrator] Julian Greis succeeds in bringing the special atmosphere, the fantastic elements and the great tension to the listeners by bringing the characters to life through his interpretation and presenting the story in a varied, sometimes emotional, sometimes gripping way. This audio book enchants children and adults at the same time.

I’m super excited that more readers are discovering Adam’s story. A big congrats to the people who worked on the audio production — and of course, a hearty endorsement for the translator, Reiner Pfleiderer. You can listen to a sample of the German audiobook here.