March 27, 2015

2015 Audiobook Challenge - Quarterly Update


Once again this year I'm doing the Audiobook Challenge, hosted by The Book Nympho and Hot Listens. I do love my audiobooks. Since my office moved much closer to home, though, I don't spend nearly as much time with my earbuds as I would like.

For this year's challenge, I've lowered my expectations a bit.

Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you?) - 20-30

So far, in the first three months of the year, I've listened to nine audiobooks.

1. One Week Girlfriend (One Week Girlfriend #1), by Monica Murphy
2. Second Change Boyfriend (One Week Girlfriend #1), by Monica Murphy
3. Rusty Nailed (Cocktail #2), by Alice Clayton
4. Off the Record (Record #1), by K.A. Linde
5. On the Record (Record #2), by K.A. Linde
6. For the Record (Record #3), by K.A. Linde
7. Dirty Little Secrets (J.J. Graves Mystery #1), by Liliana Hart
8. Savage Awakening (Alpha Pack #2), by J. D. Tyler
9. Conviction (Club Destiny #1), by Nicole Edwards (currently reading)

I have discovered Luke Daniels. I KNOW. How have I not listened to anything narrated by him before now?? He was brilliant in his performances in One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend. I will definitely be seeking out more books read by him. He was definitely my favorite narrator of the quarter.

Yes, I binge listened to the Record series by K.A. Linde. Natalie Ross did a fantastic job narrating the entire series. But, more than that, I really got swept up in the story. I was finding excuses to sneak a ride in the car just so I could listen to a bit more. Those are the really good ones, you know?

Dirty Little Secrets was the big surprise of the quarter. Since it's Liliana Hart, I expected hot, sweaty, naked men. What I got was a fantastic mystery and quirky characters. And Laura Faye Smith was a wonderful narrator. It was completely unexpected and so much fun.

I'm looking forward to adding more awesome audiobooks to my list. What should I listen to next? 

4 comments:

Diana Neal said...

If you enjoyed Luke Daniels, and don't mind paranormal stories, you should check out his performance of the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne. THEY ARE AMAZING!!! I can't imagine reading any of them after listening to the first few.

Loupe Duffy said...

I love Luke Daniels!! He's a total pro. Congrats!! You're right on track with your goals :) Diana is right, he's amazing with the Iron Druid Chronicles, but than again, he's been excellent with everything I ever had a chance to listen from him.

Jennifer @ The Book Nympho said...

Luke Daniels is the man! LOL Great start, keep up the listening.

Captivated Reader said...

Looks like you're making great progress... Keep it up!!

Last year, I listened to 48 audiobooks, this year I'm aiming for 50+ audiobooks.... But I'm having a listening slump so far this year and have only managed to listening 4 audiobooks. So, I'd better step up the pace next quarter!

Here's a link to my audiobook update: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/03/2015-audiobook-challenge-update.html

Happy listening!!