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Listen Up! 2017 #Audiobook Challenge Semi-Annual Update

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Once again this year, I signed up for the annual Audiobook Challenge, this year hosted by Hot Listens and The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. My personal goal is to listen to 50 audiobooks, meeting the My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) level (30-50 audiobooks) during 2017. For more information about the 2017 Audiobook Challenge, click the image below.

2017 Audiobook Challenge Update: January – June

I’ve been enjoying several audiobooks so far this year. At 25 books finished in the first week of June, I’m right on track to meet my goal of 50 books. Here is a list of the books I’ve listened to so far this year.

Book 01: Ghost Story by Jim Butcher, narrated by James Marsters (1/11)
Book 02: Last Dragon Standing by G.A. Aiken, narrated by Hollie Jackson (1/19)
Book 03: Snowballs in Hell by Eve Langlais, Narrated by Rebecca Estrella (1/24)
Book 04: Hell’s Revenge by Eve Langlais, Narrated by Rebecca Estrella (1/26)
Book 05: Any Time, Any Place by Jennifer Probst, Narrated by Madeleine Maby & Sebastian York (1/31)
Book 06: Vacation Hell by Eve Langlais, Narrated by Rebecca Estrella (2/9)
Book 07: Trapped by Kevin Hearne, Narrated by Luke Daniels (2/15)
Book 08: Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda Jones, Narrated by Lorelei King (2/20)
Book 09: Hunted by Kevin Hearne, Narrated by Luke Daniels (2/24)
Book 10: Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs, Narrated by Lorelei King & George Newbern (3/6)
Book 11: Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop, Narrated by Alexandra Harris (3/15)
Book 12: Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost, Narrated by Tavia Gilbert (3/20)
Book 13: Shattered by Kevin Hearne, Narrated by Luke Daniels (3/28)
Book 14: Staked by Kevin Hearne, Narrated by Luke Daniels (4/3)
Book 15: The Purloined Poodle by Kevin Hearne, Narrated by Luke Daniels (4/5)
Book 16: One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews, Narrated by Renee Raudman (4/11)
Book 17: Cold Days by Jim Butcher, Narrated by James Marsters (4/19)
Book 18: The Dispatcher by John Scalzi, Narrated by Zachary Quinto (4/20)
Book 19: Skin Game by Jim Butcher, Narrated by James Marsters (5/3)
Book 20: The Goal by Elle Kennedy, Narrated by Susannah Jones and Andrew Eiden (5/9)
Book 21: My Bluegrass Baby by Molly Harper, Narrated by Amanda Ronconi (5/12)
Book 22: Rhythm and Bluegrass by Molly Harper, Narrated by Amanda Ronconi (5/16)
Book 23: Snow Falling on Bluegrass by Molly Harper, Narrated by Amanda Ronconi (5/18)
Book 24: Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish, Narrated by Christy Romano (5/27)
Book 25: The Golden Spider by Anne Renwick, Narrated by Henrietta Meire (6/5)

I did a lot of series binge listening, finishing up (books released to date) both the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne, read by Luke Daniels, and the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, read by James Marsters. Both series are wonderful, with amazing narrators. I also started and finished the Bluegrass series, a three-book series by Molly Harper and read by Amanda Ronconi. It is hard to pick a favorite book because I listened to so many I enjoyed.

You can find most of my audiobook reviews either by checking out my Listen Up! Posts or on Booklikes and GoodReads.

What about you – how are you doing in the Audiobook Challenge? Do you like to listen? What are your favorites of 2017?

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