Monday, April 8, 2013

UPDATE + GIVEAWAY - 2013 Audio Book Challenge

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Welcome to the first quarter update post where we will share what we've been listening to. In case you are new to the challenge don't forget to sign up on the original post.

Did you missed out on this quarter or are you new to audios? Don't worry you can join at anytime. Just go to the original post and sign up. It's that easy.

Reading Challenge Details: 

  • Runs January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013. You can join at anytime. 
  • The goal is to find a new love for audios if you are new to them or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios in 2013 than you did in 2012.
  • Books must be in audio format.
  • ANY genres count. 
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed. 
  • If you're a blogger grab the button and do a quick post about the challenge. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. 
  • You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads or LibraryThing or on your or other accounts you have.


Newbo (Not quite addicted) 1-5 audios
Ear Worm (Narrator's voice gets stuck in your head5-10 audios
Tickle Me Audio (Seriously, I'm getting serious) 10-15 audios
Plugged In (I can quit anytime) - 15+ audios

Here is what I've been listening to...

  1. Tracking the Tempest by Nicole Peeler 
  2. Tempest's Legacy by Nicole Peeler 
  3. Skinwalker by Faith Hunter
  4. Blood Cross by Faith Hunter
  5. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
  6. The Good, the Bad and the Undead by Kim Harrison
  7. Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
  8. Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy
  9. Sawyer by Lori Foster 
  10. Morgan by Lori Foster
  11. Gabe by Lori Foster
  12. Jordan by Lori Foster 
  13. Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh 
  14. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
  15. Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas
  16. Dark Desires After Dusk by Kresley Cole
  17. Narravo's Promise by Lora Leigh
  18. Undead Sublet by Molly Harper
  19. Green Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells
  20. The Darkest Fire by Gena Showalter
  21. The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter
  22. Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter

I've showed you mine; now you show me yours.
If you're a blogger add the link to your update post. If you're not a blogger leave your list in the comments below. Remember if you are not a blogger you can link to your Goodreads, Shelfari, etc accounts.

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  1. I got to give Dead Witch Walking a second chance!If they only would stop putting out new books, just for a week...LOL

  2. I'm an Ear Worm right now but fully intend to be Plugged In by the end of the challenge.

  3. I've done a lot of listening to books that I've already read. I'm looking for new series to try just on audio. Would love some suggestions.

    1. Some of my favorites on audio are:

      Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter
      Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep
      Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane
      Kate McDainels series by Ilonda Andrews
      IAD series by Kresley Cole
      Charely Davidson series by Dyranda Jones

    2. Those are some of my favorites too. A series that I've listened to that I've loved (don't know if I would've read it), was the Highlander series by Karen Marie Moning. Phil Gigante does great Scottish accents. If you haven't tried it, I highly recommend.

    3. I agree with this statement. I doubt I would have read them, but listening to them is so much fun. :-)

    4. The Guild Hunter series narrated by Justine Eyre was what got me hooked on audiobooks.

    5. Good to know. I grabbed the whole series last month during a sale. LOL

  4. Your list is just as long (if long longer) than Lupdilup's! You gals need to let me in on your listening secret! I'm hoping to start Skinwalker soon but I have a few other titles that I need to tackle first.

    1. I can average 1-2 audios a week between work and the car. And if I'm only a few chapters away from finishing one I'll listen at home while cooking and cleaning.

      At this point I think I've listened to more books than I've read this year. LOL

    2. I do the same thing. Depending on what I'm doing at work, I can go through an 18-20 hour book in three days.

  5. Holy Wow, you listened to a lot of books so far! How is the narration for the Kresely Cole series? I need to catch up on that one... I'm loving the audio books for Devon Monk's Allie Beckstrom series, narrated by Emily Durante. I love listening to Urban Fantasy on audio since I listen a lot while on hikes or the treadmill and Urban Fantasy help me to move a little quicker :) Book Savvy Babe

    1. I enjoy the narration for the IAD series. I have three books on my Nook so I'll read them but I'm going to miss the narration. LOL

    2. I like the narrator for the IAD books. The first story, The Warlord Wants Forever, I haven't done. It has two narrators and that drives me crazy.

      If you haven't tried Charley Davidson series on audio, I HIGHLY recommend it. It is my favorite on audio.

  6. Nice job Jen. You are moving through the audios. I love being able to listen to them at work. It helps my day go by faster.

  7. I've read 16 books so far this year -I hit Lugged in

  8. I have had a slow start to the year but now I am starting to listen more to audiobooks at works.
    I am loving the Lara Adrian's Midnight breed series.

    1. Love that series! That reminds me...I need to get Edge of Dawn!

    2. I have the newest release to listen to. I'll get to it this month or next.

  9. Wow, you guys are doing great! So far, I'm behind on my book reading & audio listening for the year.

    Currently listening to J.R. Ward's Lover At Last & loving it!!!

    1. I listened to the sample for that one. I just can't get into many male narrators. I'll stick with reading the series.

    2. I kwym, most of the books I listen to have female narrators. There are a few male narrators that I really like & Jim Frangione is one of my favorites!

    3. I don't like many men either. However, Phil Gigante does Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series. He is wonderful. I highly recommend that series on audio. Especially, if you like Scottish accents, old world Scottish accents. :)

  10. OMG I don't know how you and Loupe do it! When I grow up I want to be like you girls. :)
    Sorry for the late update I'm having a very hectic week.

  11. I haven't listened to any audio books yet. I'm thinking maybe it is time for me to start.

  12. Has anyone tried the Pride series by Shelly Laurenston? I've seen good reviews for the reading the series, but I haven't heard much about the audio versions. I'm thinking of trying them.

    1. I've read the series but I didn't realize it was on audio.

    2. You know, I think you might be right. I could've sworn that I had book 1 of that series in my Audible wishlist. I guess I was wrong. Oh well. I was hoping to listen to it. I can get through books much faster listening than I can reading. Multitasking at it's best.:-)


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