Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Audio Challenge Update

This year I decided to join the 2015 Audio-book Challenge, which is hosted by The Book Nympho and Hot Listens.
In the past couple of years, I have come to LOVE audio.
It's so easy and nice and, well, awesome, to listen to great read while you do the dishes!

Here are the levels we could sign up for:
  • 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+

I went out on a limb and took the  Stenographer level.
I thought it might be hard, but  I thought I could I do it.

Could I?  That's a lot to listen to. 

Well considering today is March 24th and I'm listening to my 9th audio book as we speak, I think I can!
I should really bump myself up to Socially Awkward.

Right now I'm listening to Storm Front by Jim Butcher, narrated by James Marsters.

It's the first in the Harry Dresden series.
I've read it in print form, but it was on sale on Audible.com last night, so I figured, why not give it a listen?
James Marsters does a good Harry Dresden voice, and he has narrated the first 10 of the series.
I can't wait to listen to them all.
I have a slight crush on Harry Dreseden.
(this happens to me once in a while,--- crushes on characters, you?)
 The Dresden Files was adapted to television in 2007 by the Sci-Fi Channel, and was canceled after one season.

These are the audio book I've read so far this year:
The Martian by Andy Weir
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler
Delicious by  Ruth Reichl
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Should I bump up to Socially Awkward?


Jennifer @ The Book Nympho said...

Great job Debbie! I saw your comment on the blog. I'll link your post up to the linky when the update post goes live on the 27th. Make sure to stop by at some point to enter the giveaway. It will be open til April 14th.

Captivated Reader said...

You've listened to some great stuff so far this year. :-) I'm looking forward The Martian by Andy Weir... I enjoyed reading both books you've listed by David Sedaris and Sherman Alexie.

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!!

Tina said...

You have quite a few audio books under your belt here. I really need to give those a try sometime. I only think about them for long trips.

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