Thursday, December 17, 2015

2015 Audiobook Challenge Wrap-up Post

Once again I've had a blast participating in the annual audiobook challenge hosted by Loupe @ Hot Listens and Jennifer @ The Book Nympho!! Many thanks to both Loupe and Jennifer for hosting the audiobook challenge each year.

Last year, I listened to a total of 48 audiobooks in all reaching the "My Precious" level as defined by the ladies at Hot Listens & The Book Nympho. 

This year, I had set an ambitious audiobook listening goal for myself and set my sights on listening to 50+ audiobooks in attempts to oust last year's personal audiobook listening record. Unfortunately, I didn't reach my intended audiobook listening goals for 2015. 

However, the good news is that I did listen to a total of 27 audiobooks in 2015 reaching the "Binge Listener" level as defined by the ladies at Hot Listens & The Book Nympho.

Here's a highlight of the audiobooks I enjoyed listening to (in no particular order of importance) in 2015: 

1. Rain Gods by James Lee Burke
2. Hour Game by David Baldacci
3. Garden of Beasts by Jeffery Deaver
4. Crusader's Cross by James Lee Burke
5. Innocent In Death by J. D. Robb
6. Hot Target by Suzanne Brockmann
7. Cat Daddy by Jackson Galaxy
8. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
9. Getting Things Done by David Allen

The first seven books listed are works of fiction and the last three audiobooks are nonfiction. Click on the links above to read my review of each book listed.

As a side note, I thought actor, Will Patton, was the best narrator, hands down, out of all the narrators I listened to in 2015. He narrated both Crusader's Cross and Rain Gods. I also thought that Mike Chamberlin did an excellent job of narrating The Power of Habit. Did you discover any excellent narrators this year? If so, share which narrators made your listening experience to a book all that much better?

Which audiobooks did you enjoy listening to this year?


  1. I discovered Zachary Webber (Easy, Breakable, and Sweet by Tammara Webber; Grey by E.L. James) and Santino Fontana (YOU by Caroline Kepnes and he was "Hans of the Southern Isles" in Frozen). Man! I would listen to both of these men read telephone books and owner's manuals out loud! I LOVE their voices!

    My favorite audiobook experiences this year include: YOU by Caroline Kepnes, Sweet by Tammara Webber, The Martian by Andy Weir, All the Light We Cannot See by Jonathan Doer, A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, and Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris.

    1. Thank you so much for the narrator recommendations!! I am always on the lookout for good narrators to listen to when it comes to audiobooks.

      I also enjoyed reading your audiobook recommendations too. I have The Martian in paperback, but am thinking of swapping it out for the audio version as everyone has said that the audiobook version is awesome!!

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment. Happy reading to you!

    2. The narrator for The Martian is phenomenal! I would HIGHLY recommend it on audio.

  2. I listened to The Martian by Andy Weir narrated by R.C. Bray, who was a new-to-me narrated. I loved it. I also listened to NOS4A2 by Joe Hill narrated by Kate Mulgrew. It was a wonderful book.

    Glad you had a great year. I hope you will join us again in 2016.

    1. Thank you for both of your tips on which audiobooks to listen to in the new year!!

      Yes, I plan to sign up again for the 2016 Audiobook Challenge!

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment. Happy reading to you!

  3. 26 Books is still awesome!!!! I need to try listening to Will Paton's narrations.

    Btw, I missed you!!!

    1. Thanks as always for stopping by and leaving me a comment!!

      Have fun participating in the 2016 Audiobook Challenge. Happy listening!