Listen Up! 2022 #Audiobook Challenge Year-End Update

Posted December 29, 2022 by Jen in Listen Up! Tags: ,

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Here are our lists:

Goal: 60 audiobooks, Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands) 50+

For Books 01-33 see the Mid-Year Update.

34. The Emma Project by Sonali Dev
35. Death at the Crystal Palace by Jennifer Ashley
36. Hunt the Stars by Jessie Mihalik
37. Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews
38. Terminal Peace by Jim C. Hines
39. To Catch a Raven by Beverly Jenkins
40. Soul Taken by Patricia Briggs
41. You Get What You Give by Karen Grey
audiobook cover of Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn42. Black Wings, Gray Skies by Hailey Edwards
43. Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn
44. Grumpy Fake Boyfriend by Jackie Lau
45. Clean Sweep [Dramatized Adaptation] by Ilona Andrews
46. King of Midnight by Lara Adrian
47. The Secret of Bow Lane by Jennifer Ashley
48. Hold Me Closer, Toni Danzig by Laura Henry
49. Their Treasured Bride by Vanessa Vale
50. Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron
51. Sweep in Peace [Dramatized Adaptation] by Ilona Andrews
52. Mr. Hotshot CEO by Jackie Lau
53. Moonlight and Magic by Darynda Jones
54. One Good Dragon Deserves Another by Rachel Aaron
55. A Thief in the Night by K.J. Charles
56. Shadow Wizard by Jeffe Kennedy
57. Gray Witch by Hailey Edwards
58. Sugar Plum Spies by Jennifer Estep
59. Witches Get Stuff Done by Molly Harper
60. No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished by Rachel Aaron
61. A Hard Day for a Hangover by Darynda Jones
62. Raven Unveiled by Grace Draven
63. Sweep with Me by Ilona Andrews
64. Pregnant by the Playboy by Jackie Lau
65. Junkyard War by Faith Hunter

My goal for 2022 was to finish 60 audiobooks and I made it back in November! My favorites for the second half of 2022 include: Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn, Narrated by Jane Oppenheimer, Christina Delaine; A Hard Day for a Hangover by Darynda Jones, Narrated by Lorelei King; and the Full-Cast Dramatized Adaptations of Clean Sweep and Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews.


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Goal: My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30+

For Books 01-21 see the Mid-Year Update.

22. Hostile Takeover by Joey W. Hill
23. The Corsair’s Captive (Corsairs #1) by Ruby Dixon
24. In the Corsair’s Bed (Corsairs #2) by Ruby Dixon
25. Enticed by the Corsair (Corsairs #3) by Ruby Dixon
26. Deceiving the Corsair (Corsairs #4) by Ruby Dixon
27. Daris (Black Dagger Brotherhood #0.5) by J.R. Ward
28. Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles #4) by Ilona Andrews
29. Sweep with Me (Innkeeper Chronicles #4.5) by Ilona Andrews
30. Quicksilver (Crossbreed #11) by Dannika Dark
31. Mister Sexy Pants (The Dating Games #0.5) by Lauren Blakey
32. Mate Set (Mating Heat #1) by Laurann Dohneraudiobook cover of Beauty's Punishment by Anne Rice
33. His Purrfect Mate (Mating Heat #2) by Laurann Dohner
34. Seeing with the Heart (Brides of the Kindred #20.5) by Evangeline Anderson
35. Pushin’ Butttons (Boot Knockers Ranch #1) by Em Petrova
36. Body Language (Boot Knockers Ranch #2) by Em Petrova
37. Freeing the Prisoner (Kindred Tales #4) by Evangeline Anderson
38. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (Sleeping Beauty #1) by Anne Rice
39. Better than a Box of Chocolates by Emily March
40. Beauty’s Punishment (Sleeping Beauty #2) by Anne Rice
41. Beauty’s Release (Sleeping Beauty #3) by Anne Rice
42. Good Girls Don’t (Donovan Brothers Brewery #1) by Victoria Dahl
43. Real Men Will (Donovan Brothers Brewery #3) by Victoria Dahl
44. Persuasion by Jane Austen
45. The King’s Spinster Bride by Ruby Dixon
46. Soul Taken (Mercy Thompson #13) by Patricia Briggs
47. Lover Arisen (Black Dagger Brotherhood #20) by J.R. Ward
48. The Dream Guy Next Door (the Guys Who Got Away #1) by Lauren Blakely
49. One of Us is Dead by Jeneva Rose
50. Evildoer (Crossbreed #12) by Dannika Dark
51. Resting Scrooge Face by Meghan Quinn
52. You Can Run (Laurel Snow #1) by Rebecca Zanetti
53. The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0.1 – 0.5) by Sarah J. Maas
54. Mastering the Mistress (Brides of the Kindred #14.5: Kindred Tales #1) by Evangeline Anderson

I exceeded my goal this year. I really thought I’d only listen to around 30 because I was trying to focus on my print and ebook TBR this year, but I managed to listen to more from my audio TBR and checked out a few jewels from the library. In this batch of titles, I would say my favorites were the Dannika Dark titles (of course) and surprisingly the Sleeping Beauty books by Anne Rice. I had never read her work before, and these were very hot and dark, and I can’t stop looking for more stories like them.

Now it’s your turn – How did you do in 2022? Did you meet your goal? What were your favorite audiobooks?