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? 


Unknown 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.

Unknown 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:

Happy listening!!