January 18, 2012

2012 Audio Book Challenge

Last year I listened to 14 audio books! I think that's an all-time record for me, so this challenge is pretty much a gimme. Here are the details from Teresa's blog:

Weclcome to the Original Audio Book Challenge formerly hosted by Alaine at Queen of Happy Endings. This challenge is for Audio Book lovers as well as those who are brand new to them.

Once again, there are four levels to the challenge

Flirting-Listen to 6 Audio Books
Going Steady- Listen to 12 Audio Books
Lover- Listen to 25 Audio Books
Married-Listen to +++ Audio Books

There will be a monthly link up so that we can share what we’ve listened to and make suggestions to each other. Along with that monthly link up there will be a special monthly challenge so make sure you stop by each month!

Official Challenge dates: 1/1/2012-12/31/2012

I'm aiming for the 2nd level (Going Steady) and don't anticipate any trouble achieving that goal. Unlike other challenge, I won't make a list ahead of time since my audio selections are typically based on availability through my library.

Thanks for hosting the challenge, Teresa!


  1. I'm sure you can do it!

  2. Good luck! I'm sure you'll steamroll over these goals!

  3. You are awesome at listening to books on audio; you inspire me, and now I'm listening to Roberto Bolano's The Third Reich while I'm driving to and from school. I'm also trying to download Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children on my iPod. All 22 discs of it, a challenge in and of itself... :)

  4. Kathy - I would hope so. I listen to a lot of audios these days. Love 'em!

    Andi - My 2011 numbers would've been absolutely pathetic had I not listened to audio books. Hmm. That reminds me. I still need to write up my year-end summary...

    Bellezza - I love audio books. As I said to Andi, if I had not listened to any last year, my total books read would have been ridiculously low in numbers. Like, maybe 1 a month?!

    I'll have to see if I can get Rushdie's book on audio. I think that's the only way I'll be able to "read" it. Oh, and when I download discs to my Nano, I only copy one or two discs at a time. Makes it seem less of a challenge that way. :)

  5. Not about the challenge --- I see you're reading The Postmistress. I'm really interested in your opinion of it.

  6. Katya - Just finished The Postmistress late last night. I loved it! Review coming soon.

  7. You must share any good ones you listen to! I'm always on the lookout for great audiobooks. I'm currently listening to The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag (after having read it earlier this year). Love that Flavia de Luce!

  8. Trish - I read the first Flavia de Luce book and thought it was wonderful. I went on to listen to the second and couldn't get interested. I may have to read it rather than listen to the audio. Not sure why it didn't grab my attention.

    I'm thinking about writing a post about my favorite audios. I'll be sure to let you know!


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