Listen Up! 2023 #Audiobook Challenge Mid-Year Update

Posted July 3, 2023 by Jen in Listen Up! Tags: , ,

We are midway through the 2023 Audiobook Challenge and we’ve been busy!

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Here are our lists:

Goal: 65 audiobooks, Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands) 50+

  1. Hexes and Honey Buns by Danielle Garrett
  2. Renegade Love by Ann Aguirre
  3. The Heretic Royal by G.A. Aiken
  4. Furry Fortunes by Danielle Garrett
  5. Eclipse the Moon by Jessie Mihalik
  6. Gray Tidings by Hailey Edwards
  7. Baked Inn Love by Erin Branscom
  8. Hounded by Kevin Hearne
  9. Try Over by Jill Brashear
  10. A Sinister Revenge by Deanna Raybourn
  11. Hold on to Me by Karen Grey
  12. A Tempest at Sea by Sherry Thomas
  13. Bidding for the Bachelor by Jackie Lau
  14. Hexed by Kevin Hearne
  15. One Fell Sweep (Dramatized Adaptation) by Ilona Andrews
  16. The Secret Service of Tea and Treason by India Holton
  17. Talisman Tails by Danielle Garrett
  18. Myst and Ink by HD Smith
  19. A Dragon of a Different Color by Rachel Aaron
  20. Hammered by Kevin Hearne
  21. How to Best A Marquess by Janna MacGregor
  22. Death Checked Out by Leah Dobrinska
  23. Sweep of the Blade (Dramatized Adaptation) by Ilona Andrews
  24. Sweep with Me (Dramatized Adaptation) by Ilona Andrews
  25. Last Dragon Standing by Rachel Aaron
  26. Tricked by Kevin Hearne
  27. When the Crow’s Away by Auralee Wallace
  28. Leprechauns and Lemon Bars by Danielle Garrett
  29. All Inn Thyme by Erin Branscom
  30. Cut & Run by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux

My goal for 2023 is to finish 65 audiobooks, and at 30 titles, I am slightly behind schedule. I’ve hit a bit of a slump over the month of June, so I hope to pick things up soon!

My favorite listens so far this year include the Dramatized Adaptations of Ilona Andrews’ Innkeeper Chronicles and A Sinister Revenge by Deanna Raybourn.


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Goal: The 100 Club (100+ books)

My current number:  72 (as of June 10, 2023)

Feel free to visit my GoodReads Audiobook Challenge Shelf to see the full list with ratings and reviews!

Favorite audiobooks from January-June listening:

  1. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie, narrator Hugh Fraser
  2. Being Mrs. Darcy by Lucy Marin, narrator Harry Frost
  3. By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder, narrator Cherry Jones
  4. The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon, narrator Davina Porter
  5. Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews (Graphic Audio), full cast
  6. Overload Flux by Carol Van Natta, narrator Nicole Poole
  7. Crowbones by Anne Bishop, narrator Alexandra Harris
  8. Artificial Condition by Martha Wells, narrator Kevin R Free
  9. Renegade Love by Ann Aguirre, narrator Scarlett Dorian
  10. A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer, narrated by Phyllida Nash
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Now it’s your turn – How are you doing so far?