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Sunday, January 27, 2013

2013 Audio Book Challenge!!

I LOVE audio books so when i found out about this challenge I so wanted in!!!
Hosted by The Book Nympho and Hot Listens!!

Audio books provide me with the freedom to "read" more since I'm able to listen to them at work. I've been lucky that the majority of the audio books I've listen to have had great narrators. Others I've had to learn to think of them as just reading me the book vs. entertaining me (with the different tones, voices, personalities,etc.). Check out my favorite series in audio below. 

Favorite Series in Audio:
The Highlander Series by Karen Marie Moning, Narrated by Phil Gigante
Mark of the Vampire Series by Laura Wright, Narrated by Tavia Gilbert
The Fallen Angels series by J.R. Ward, Narrated by Eric G. Dove

My favorite narrator? Phil Gigante! My goodness! That man's voice can make you swoon!! You can read a great interview along with some audio samples (outtakes) and ring tones here!

Reading Challenge Details: 
  • Runs January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013. You can join at anytime. 
  • The goal is to find a new love for audios if you are new to them or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios in 2013 than you did in 2012.
  • Books must be in audio format.
  • ANY genres count. 
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed. 
  • If you're a blogger grab the button and do a quick post about the challenge. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. 
  • You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads or LibraryThing or on your audible.com or other accounts you have.

 - Newbo (Not quite addicted) 1-5 audios
 - Ear Worm (Narrator's voice gets stuck in your head) 5-10 audios
 - Tickle Me Audio (Seriously, I'm getting serious) 10-15 audios
 - Plugged In (I can quit anytime) - 15+ audios

In 2012 my level was "Plugged In"! As I said before, I'm able to listen to audio books at work, which is FANTASTIC!! I don't see my level changing this year. I've already listened to 2 audio books and have two more lined up and we're only 1 month into the year!! This year though, I'm going to keep track of the ones I read this year!

I'll post quarterly updates and hope you'll share your love of audio books with us!!

Want to join the challenge? Click here.

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