July 31, 2014

2014 Audiobook Challenge Update

When I updated last in mid-June, I had made some decent progress on my rather ambitious audiobook challenge. It's the end of July, so it seemed like a good time to give an update on my progress.

Challenge Level:  My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) - 30+

1. Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
2. Unbroken (Beachwood Bay #1) by Melody Grace
3. The Perfect Game (The Perfect Game #1) by J. Sterling
4. The Game Changer (The Perfect Game #2) by J. Sterling
5. Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
6. Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts #1) by Stacia Kane
7. Unholy Magic (Downside Ghosts #2) by Stacia Kane
8. City of Ghosts (Downside Ghosts #3) by Stacia Kane
9. Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) by Patricia Briggs
10. Through the Zombie Glass (White Rabbit Chronicles #2) by Gena Showalter
11. The Naturals (The Naturals #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
12. Not a Drop to Drink (Not a Drop to Drink #1) by Mindy McGinnis
13. Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson #1) by Molly Harper
14. Sacrificial Magic (Downside Ghosts #4) by Stacia Kane
15. Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson #6) by Darynda Jones
16. Winter's Heat (Titan #1) by Cristin Harber
17. Real (Real #1) by Katy Evans
18. Mine (Real #2) by Katy Evans
19. Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men (Jane Jameson #2) by Molly Harper (currently listening to)

New (To Me) Narrator Love

Amanda Ronconi - A few months ago I listened to Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper, which is the first book in her Jane Jameson series. It takes place in the tiny hick town of Half Moon Hollow, Kentucky where Bubba is a popular name and there's a Shenanigans on every corner. I think it would be very easy to overdo the southern drawl to the point of cringe-worthy ear pain. Amanda Ronconi's adaptation, though, couldn't be more perfect. She is exactly as I imagined Jane would sound - southern but not twangy. Sarcastic but not caustic. And, her delineation of characters is done so nicely. I never have trouble figuring out who is speaking. Best of all, her delivery of Molly Harper's classic one-liners is absolutely incredible. I will definitely be seeking out more of her work, although in my head, she's always going to be Jane.

So, how are you coming with your audiobooks? Listen to any good ones lately?

1 comment:

Krista said...

I haven't read the last Jane Jameson book, maybe I'll try to get it in audio. Everyone seems to love the narrator.