October 2, 2014

2014 Audiobook Challenge Update

It's been two months since I last updated you on my audiobook challenge progress, and I've taken a few business trips since then. Business trips for me usually mean some extended time in the car, since most of my trips are to either Philly (1.5 hours away), Baltimore (2 hours away) or Pittsburgh (3.5 hours away). That's some good quality time spent with my iPod there.

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

20. Nice Girls Don't Live Forever (Jane Jameson #3) by Molly Harper
21. Chasing Magic (Downside Ghosts #5) by Stacia Kane
22. Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors (Jane Jameson #4) by Molly Harper
23. Suddenly Royal (Suddenly #1) by Nicole Chase (currently listening to) 

Over the past few months, I've kind of stuck with what I know. I finished off both the Downside Ghosts series and the Jane Jameson series. Bahni Turpin and Amanda Ronconi continue to be among my most favorite narrators ever. Their work on the Downside Ghosts and Jane Jameson series, respectively, has blown me away, book after book after book.

Now that those two series are taken care of, I have a few new series I'm so excited to start, starting with Nicole Chase's Suddenly series. I only just started this book today, so I'll be able to report on this one more next time. I also have the first book in the Drew & Fable series by Monica Murphy waiting on deck.

I'm torn as to what to spend this month's Audible credit on. There's the next Charley Davidson book, Seventh Grave and No Body. That comes out later in October. The Young Elites by Marie Lu is a book I've had my eye on for awhile now, but it may be tough for me to find the time to get to read it anytime soon. And then there's Tangled by Emma Chase. I've been wanting to read this book for AGES, but haven't gotten to it yet. On top of that, I've heard amazing things about the narrator of Tangled, Sebastian York.

So, which one should I choose? Help me decide!


Jennifer @ The Book Nympho said...

I've enjoyed Drew & Fable series and Emma Chase on audio.

Here's some of my favorites that's not on your list.

Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep
Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews
Jane Yellowrock by Faith Hunter
Dreg City by Kelly Meding
Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole
The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole

Krista said...

Thanks for the recs, Jen! I've heard of most of those series - have actually read the entire Fever series already. But, many of these I've had on my TBR forever! I've already flagged a few in Audible!

Unknown said...

Great job! You're doing sooo god :)
I have enjoyed and loved a lot of the ones Jennifer mentioned. Tangled was awesome! but I see you lean towards Urban Fantasy, so I have a few more to add to the list.
Mercy Thompson by Patricia Brigs
White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland,
Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews
Written in Red by Anne Bishop
Phoenix Pack Series by Suzanne Wright
Celestial Blue by Vicky Pettersson
Demonica series by Larissa Ione - Different narrator for each book ( a little of a bummer)
Midnight Breed by Hillary Hubber
That should give you enough suggestions for now..LOL I also enjoy Historical romances, NA YA and erotica..lol so if you ever need some suggestions in those genres, let me know :)
Keep up the good work!