2015 Audiobook Challenge Update

2015 Audiobook Challenge

Spring is finally sort of here for some of us, and it’s time for an update on our Audiobook Challenge status.  This challenge is brought to you by The Book Nympho and Hot Listens, and, as avid audiobook listeners here at Bibliosanctum, we’ve been very keen to participate.


  • Newbie (I’ll give it a try) 1-5
  • Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10
  • Stenographer (can listen while multi-tasking) 10-15
  • Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20
  • Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30
  • My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30-50
  • Marathoner (Look Ma no hands) 50+

Tiara’s Progress

Since I took on this initial challenge, I have hit the books required for Stenographer. I’m starting to set my sights on Socially Awkward.  At the rate, I’m going I’m probably going to end up somewhere between Binge Listener and My Precious, but I’m not trying to put too much pressure on myself. I retroactively counted one book which I’d finished right before I decided to do the challenge (The Haunting of Hill House). Some of these books have upcoming reviews, and some of these books I haven’t reviewed for this site, specifically the non-speculative related books. I’ve been listening to quite a few short stories/novellas, so I’m counting every 3 shorts listened to as one novel read to be fair.

Completed Listens:

Full-Length Novels

Short Stories

Upcoming Listens:

Wendy’s Progress

I hadn’t officially planned to participate in the challenge, but since I regularly listen to audiobooks — most often at work and on long drives — I’m kind of already participating by default. And since I’m a sucker for challenges…  My Preciousssss….

Completed Listens:

Upcoming Listens:

Mogsy’s Progress

I’m going to go for broke and try for Marathoner…or at least try to hit the upper limits of My Precious. So far I think I’m on track.

Completed Listens:

Cursed Moon 8440e-firefight Two Serpents Rise Rebel Spring

Burned War Crimes Maplecroft 62fcc-themimeorder

Nice Dragons Finish Last Alchemist of Souls Fairest Murder of Crows

The Kiss of Deception Red Queen

Upcoming Listens:

The Prophecy Con Persona Malice The Fifth Heart

9 Comments on “2015 Audiobook Challenge Update

  1. Wow, great progress!! Keep up the great work! I read Outlander and loved it… I hope you enjoy the audio version. 🙂

    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: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/03/2015-audiobook-challenge-update.html

    Happy listening!!

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    • I’ll be buddy reading/listening to Outlander with a friend. We’d planned to be done before the new season of the show started (which we haven’t watched either), but it looks like we’ll be a little behind on that as well.

      You still have plenty of time to get all caught up! Just keep at it. Good luck to you!


  2. Wow, very impressive lists from all of you. I feel very much ashamed – I’ve never listened to an audio book and yet I’m frequently thinking of times that I could be doing so. I have a bit of a wandering attention span. I really should give it a go though.
    Lynn 😀

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    • Trust me, I know how that is. I used to not be into audiobooks at all. When I first started really listening to audiobooks, I could only lists to light reads because I have to be doing other things while listening. now, I listen to more complex reads, but I still have to be doing something else like exercising, cleaning, knitting, playing video games, or even reading along in the book if it has whispersync. I’ve also learned about the joy of speeding up audiobooks since they’re usually slowed down a bit.


    • I was the same as digitaltempest. It took me a while to get into audiobooks, but now I can’t live without them. If you ever want to try, libraries are usually have lots of audiobooks so it’s a great free way to see if listening to books is for you or not. 🙂 I don’t know what I’d do without my library’s Overdrive collection!

      And I listen to books sped up too, usually at least 2x. Listening to a book on regular speed now sounds so weird. I’m convinced the studios actually slow down the recording or tell their narrators to read reeeaaaaal slooooow. Because no one talks like that!


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