2014 Audio Book Challenge Goals

Posted December 31, 2013 by Carmel in Challenges / 6 Comments


2014 Audiobook Challenge


I don’t typically participate in very many challenges because I find that a lot of them require meticulous tracking, link submitting and often severely limit which books you can actually read. My consumption of audiobooks has been on the incline for the past few years and the rules of this challenge are simple which is why I’ve decided to participate in The Book Nympho‘s and Hot Listen‘s second annual Audio Book Challenge. In 2013 I listened to 27 audiobooks so I’m aiming for the Binge Listener Level. The challenge details are as follows:

  • Runs January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014. You can join at anytime.
  • The goal is to find a new love for audios or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios in 2014 than you did in 2013.
  • Books must be in audio format (CD, MP3, etc.)
  • ANY genres count.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, Shelfari, Facebook, LibraryThing, etc.
  • If you’re a blogger grab the button and do a quick post about the challenge to help spread the word. If you’re not a blogger you can help by posting on Facebook or Tweeting about the challenge.

Levels

  • Newbie (I’ll give it a try) 1-5
  • Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10
  • Stenographer (can listen while multi-tasking) 10-15
  • Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20
  • Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30
  • My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30+

I’ll be tracking my progress on GoodReads so feel free to stalk my audio-2014 shelf if you want to know what I’m listening to. Some of the titles that I plan on checking-out to this year include:

  1. Sin Undone by Larissa Ione – Narrated by Ava Camille Edwards
  2. Heart of Venom by Jennifer Estep – Narrated by Lauren Fortgang
  3. The Spider by Jennifer Estep – Narrated by Lauren Fortgang
  4. Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever by Molly Harper – Narrated by Amanda Ronconi
  5. Tales of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong – Narrated by Mia Barron & Erik Davies
  6. Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter – Narrated by Khristine Hvam
  7. Tricked by Kevin Hearne – Narrated by Luke Daniels
  8. Trapped by Kevin Hearne – Narrated by Luke Daniels
  9. Hunted by Kevin Hearne – Narrated by Luke Daniels
  10. Shattered by Kevin Hearne – Narrated by Luke Daniels
  11. Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews – Narrated by Renee Raudman
  12. White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Roland – Narrated by Allison McLemore
  13. How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back by Diana Roland – Narrated by Allison McLemore
  14. Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones – Narrated by Lorelei King
  15. Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones – Narrated by Lorelei King
  16. Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones – Narrated by Lorelei King
  17. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop – Narrated by Alexandra Harris
  18. Unhinged by A.G. Howard – Narrated by Rebecca Gibel
  19. River Marked by Patricia Briggs – Narrated by Lorelei King
  20. Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs – Narrated by Lorelei King
  21. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs – Narrated by Holter Graham
  22. Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs – Narrated by Holter Graham
  23. Fair Gane by Patricia Briggs – Narrated by Holter Graham
  24. Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop – Narrated by John Sharian
  25. On the Edge by Ilona Andrews – Narrated by Renee Raudman
  26. Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews – Narrated by Renee Raudman
  27. Fate’s Edge by Ilona Andrews – Narrated by Renee Raudman
  28. Steel’s Edge by Ilona Andrews – Narrated by Renee Raudman
  29. Greywalker by Kat Richardson – Narrated by Mia Barron
  30. Poltergeist by Kat Richardson – Narrated by Mia Barron
  31. Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti – Narrated by Karen White
  32. Sweet Revenge by Rebecca Zanetti – Narrated Karen White
  33. Written in My On Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon – Narrated by Davina Porter
  34. Charming by Elliott James – Narrated by Roger Wayne
  35. Daring by Elliott James – Narrated by Roger Wayne
  36. Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater – Narrated by Dan Bittner & Emma Galvin
  37. Poison Princess by Kresley Cole – Narrated by Emma Galvin & Keith Nobbs
  38. Endless Knight by Kresley Cole – Narrated by Emma Galvin
  39. A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole – Narrated by Robert Petkoff
  40. No Rest For The Wicked by Kresley Cole – Narrated by Robert Petkoff
  41. Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night by Kresley Cole – Narrated by Robert Petkoff
  42. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – Narrated by Will Patton
  43. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater – Narrated by Will Patton
  44. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong – Narrated by Cassandra Morris
  45. The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong – Narrated by Cassandra Morris
  46. The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong – Narrated by Cassandra Morris

It looks like I already have my work cut-out for me so I’d best get started. Good luck to all the participants!


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6 responses to “2014 Audio Book Challenge Goals

  1. I would join this, but I already listen to audiobooks whenever possible- 60 of my 169 books read in 2013 were audiobooks. I am determined to read some of the 20+ titles I’ve downloaded on Audible and not yet listened to though, so maybe that can be my take on the challenge!

  2. Krista

    I wish I had better access to audiobooks. But sadly they are not in my budget and I live outside my local library’s city limits.