Friday, September 25, 2015

Audio Book Challenge Update


Back in January, I decided to do the audio-book challenge.
 
This challenge is hosted by  the Book Nympho and Hot Listens.
The goal is to find a new love for audios or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios in 2015 than you did in 2014.
 Hey, I thought...I listen to audio, I could do a few extra and play along, right?
I thought it would be a fun one to do.   No pressure really--just do what you can do.
 
Originally, I thought I was a Weekend Warrior.  I could do between 5 and 10 books this year.  
Yep. 
I could do that.
 
As soon as one month went by and I had listened to a few already I knew that I would go beyond the Weekend Warrior level, so I figured I should  up my level to Stenographer.

levels:

  • 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+
 
Guess what level I'm at now?
Come on...take a guess!!
 
Take a guess My Precious--take a guess!
 
THAT'S RIGHT--MY PRECIOUS!  I have listened to 31 audio books so far this year. And I'm in the middle of two more.  I don't think I'll make it to Marathoner, but... HOLY COW, that's a lot of books to listen to.
 
So far my favorite audio books have been:
Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain


And...The Martian by Andy Weir


Two great audio books!
 
If you've never listened to audio, I suggest you give it a try.
But my mere words are not going to convince you....so I give you
Stephen King:
(excerpt taken from Entertainment Weekly's article)
 
Stephen King, ladies and gentlemen:
Some critics — the always tiresome Harold Bloom among them — claim that listening to audiobooks isn’t reading. I couldn’t disagree more. In some ways, audio perfects reading.
 
There you have it!!
The master, Stephen King, loves audio books!!
You'll have to read the article to find out why.
 
But if audio books are good enough for Stephen King, they are good enough for me.
 
What are books/novels, if not stories?  Audio does story-telling at it's best.
Give it a try, I think you'll like it.
 



1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Wow! You are rockin' the audios!

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