December 14, 2016

2016 Audiobook Challenge - Year End Wrap-up

It's hard to believe that we're now weeks away from 2017. How did that even happen?? It's also hard to believe that I blew my Audiobook Challenge 2016 goal out of the water. Go me!

In 2016 I discovered that I get more housework done if I can listen to an audiobook while I do it. I also realized that dentist visits become marginally more tolerable if I can listen to a book at the same time.

I learned that my preferred listening genre is, unsurprisingly, romance. And my list of beloved narrators has grown by a few names.

So, let's take a look at the list...

My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted): 30-50 audiobooks

Quarter 1
1. Ride Steady (Chaos #3), by Kristen Ashley
2. Beneath This Mask (Beneath #1), by Meghan March
3. Screwed (Screwed #1), by Kendall Ryan
4. Caressed By Ice (Psy-Changeling #3), by Nalini Singh
5. Fading (Fading #1), by E.K. Blair
6. Forever With Me (With Me In Seattle #8), by Kristen Proby
7. Appealed (The Legal Briefs #3), by Emma Chase
8. Seducing Lauren (Love Under the Big Sky #2), by Kristen Proby
9. Love Hurts (Caged Love #1), by Mandi Beck
10. Master of the Mountain (Mountain Masters & Dark Haven #1), by Cherise Sinclair
11. Cocky Bastard, by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

Quarter 2
12. Beneath This Ink (Beneath #2), by Meghan March
13. Delicate Ink (Montgomery Ink #1), by Carrie Ann Ryan
14. An Alpha's Path (Redwood Pack #1), by Carrie Ann Ryan
15. Falling For Jillian (Love Under the Big Sky #3), by Kristen Proby
16. Black Moon (Alpha Pack #3), by J.D. Tyler
17. Legal Affairs Box Set, Sawyer Bennett
18. A Taste For a Mate (Redwood Pack #2), by Carrie Ann Ryan
19. Tempting Boundaries (Montgomery Ink #2), by Carrie Ann Ryan
20. Harder Than Words (Montgomery Ink #3), by Carrie Ann Ryan
21. Written In Ink (Montgomery Ink #4), by Carrie Ann Ryan
22. Hunter's Heart (Alpha Pack #4), by J.D. Tyler
23. Cole's Redemption (Alpha Pack #5), by J.D. Tyler

Quarter 3
24. Trinity Bound (Redwood Pack #3), by Carrie Ann Ryan
25. Wolf's Fall (Alpha Pack #6), by J.D. Tyler
26. Savage Urges (The Phoenix Pack #5), by Suzanne Wright
27. Dirty Sexy Saint (Dirty Sexy #1), by Carly Phillips
28. Pucked (Pucked #1), by Helena Hunting
29. Beneath These Chains (Beneath #3), by Meghan March
30. Calmly, Carefully, Completely (The Reed Brothers #3), by Tammy Faulkner
31. Officer Off Limits (Line of Duty #3), by Tessa Bailey
32. Chase the Darkness (Alpha Pack #7), by J.D. Tyler
33. Enforcer's Redemption (Redwood Pack #4), by Carrie Ann Ryan
34. Asking for Trouble (Line of Duty #4), Tessa Bailey
35. Beneath These Scars (Beneath #4), by Meghan March
36. Tattered Loyalties (Talon Pack #1), by Carrie Ann Ryan
37. Working It (Love By Design #1), by Kendall Ryan
38. Craving Him (Love By Design #2), by Kendall Ryan
39. Shattered Emotions (Redwood Pack #5), by Carrie Ann Ryan
40. Never Seduce a Scot (The Montgomerys and the Armstrongs #1), by Maya Banks

Quarter 4
42. In Flight (Up in the Air #1), by R.K. Lilley
43. Mile High (Up in the Air #2), by R.K. Lilley
44. Grounded (Up in the Air #3), by R.K. Lilley
45. Royally Screwed (Royally #1), by Emma Chase
46. An Alpha's Choice (Talon Pack #2), by Carrie Ann Ryan
48. Sweet As Sin (Bad Habit #1), by J.T. Geissinger
49. Make Me Sin (Bad Habit #2), by J.T. Geissinger
52. Recklessly Royal (Suddenly #2), by Nichole Chase

My Thoughts:
I look back over my list of audiobooks that I listened to in 2016, and think it's a pretty awesome list of book. There were some duds in the bunch, but overall I think I've done pretty well picking out books that I know I'll like, especially when I recognize a narrator that I've listened to and liked before. 

Some of my absolute favorites for the year include Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley, Appealed by Emma Chase, Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks and Royally Screwed by Emma Chase. 

I discovered that I really hate it when a narrator is changed part way through a series. This happened with Kristen Ashley's Chaos series and with J.D. Tyler's Alpha Pack series. In both cases, I loved the original narrator chosen and got used to her pronunciations and inflection and style. So, when a different narrator is brought in later in the series, it's harder to appreciate that person's performance, which is unfortunate. 

So there you have it! This year is a wrap, and I'm already looking forward to the new audiobooks to discover in 2017. 


Jennifer @ The Book Nympho said...

Great job!

JennRenee said...

wow great job. I see you finished and then some.
i have had that happen. where a narrator is changed. I hate it too. takes away from the listen and the characters. none do the characters the same.

Krystianna said...

Great job! I will definitely join in on this challenge next year. I've always been wary of Audiobooks because I thought that I wouldn't really pay attention, but I just started listening to them a few days ago and I'm already on my second book.
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian