2015 Audiobook Challenge Sing ups!

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The Audiobook Challenge is back for 2015! Join The Book Nympho and Hot Listens for the 3rd year of great audio books.

Audiobooks are great for those times you want to read but canโ€™t for some reason like driving, doing chores, working out, or if youโ€™re one of the lucky ones like me, listen to them at work.

I hope all those new and old junkies can join us once again for The 2015 Audiobook Challenge.
Listening is never been better, thanks to the popularity of Audiobooks just about everything is being published on audio…YAY!

There has never been a better time for reading with our ears ๐Ÿ™‚

Challenge Details
  • Runs January 1, 2015 โ€“ December 31, 2015. You can join at anytime.
  • 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.
  • Books must be in audio format (CD, MP3, etc.)
  • ANY genres count.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, Shelfari, Facebook, LibraryThing, etc.
  • If youโ€™re a blogger grab the button and do a quick post about the challenge to help spread the word. If youโ€™re not a blogger you can help by posting on Facebook or Tweeting about the challenge.
Levels
  • Newbie (Iโ€™ll give it a try) 1-5
  • Weekend Warrior (Iโ€™m getting the hang of this) 5-10
  • Stenographer (can listen while multi-tasking) 10-15
  • Socially Awkward (Donโ€™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+
  • Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands) 50+
Audio Resources

Audible.com

Audiobooks.com

Downpour.com

Tantor.com

Ambling Books

 

Free Resources
Overdrive through your local library

Audiobook Jukebox audios for review

 

For a complete list click HERE

Follow my co-host The Book Nympho

Updates will be done every 4 months and giveways will be held every 6 months.

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Loupe Duffy
A mom, a wife, a friend, a happy ending addict, an Audiobook junkie, a wine lover and geek wanna -be. I'm constantly looking to be blown away.
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  1. I’m going for “Marathoner” on 2015… You created a monster!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yay! My little Junkie ๐Ÿ™‚ Told you they were awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Do I just comment to join the challenge? I’m not a blogger.

    • Do you use Goodreads, Booklikes, Shelfari or the like? You can create a shelf on one of these free sites and link to that page. Blogging is not required.

      • I am on Goodreads and usually update my books on there. What do you mean by add a shelf? I only listen to books these days and have for years. The only problem with keeping track on Goodreads is not all books are listed as available in CD or any other audio format. In my 10+ years of listening to books only a handful are not on Goodreads (and it wasn’t around then).

  3. Hi, I’m in again. Can’t wait.

    • Awesome Jamie! I’m glad you joining us again ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Yea!! I’m so excited to be doing this in 2015 – my first one! I’ll need lots of help to make sure I’m following the rules ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’m going for My Precious. Yea!!

    • Glad to have you this year. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yay! I’m glad you’re joining us ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I made it this year but I’m really close. Think I will stick with My Precious again. Will put up a post soon!

    • You did great Tanya, and know you can beat that ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I’m going for Marathoner, 50+. I had 33 books on my list just going through my TBR list, most are new releases next year. I will end this year with probably 80, so shouldn’t be an issue. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I think that if you hadn’t read as much as you did you would be neck to neck with me ๐Ÿ™‚
      Piece a cake!

  7. I am totally going for Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands) 50+ I plan to blow it out of the park!

    • Look at you!! That’s awesome Kim!! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m sure you will blow it out the park!

  8. Sounds like a great challenge. I would do it, but I just can’t do audiobooks. My mind wonders too much. Ha

    • You just need the right narrator to turn into a junkie ๐Ÿ™‚ But I totally understand, sometimes it does take a while to find that special audiobook that makes everything click.

  9. I’m most definitely in! I need to do my signup and goals still, but I’m in!

    • Yay! I’m glad you’re join us Berls ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. WooHoo Loupe! I’m in, too ๐Ÿ™‚ Since I’ve just started listening to books, I’m aiming for one per year, so the Stenographer level is what I’ve signed up for.
    Thanks so much for hosting this great challenge!

    • Oh Lexxie! That’s how little junkies get started ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m so glad you’re in ๐Ÿ™‚

      • *facepalm* when I got the e-mail notification with your reply, I noticed that I had written 1 per year instead of 1 per month…
        And hey, what’s one more addiction, right?

  11. I’m in! Thanks for hosting the challenge. Let’s be marathoners together! Happy listening everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Let’s be junkies together! LOL Let’s beat last year’s listens ๐Ÿ™‚ I know you can, with all the new options we have we just need more time and another set of ears..lol

    • That’s great Tabitha! I’m glad you’re in!

  12. I didn’t listen to as much as I wanted to this year, but I’m up for the challenge next year! My first time joining. I’m going to start out with Weekend Warrior.

    • So glad to have you Grace! I hope you get a chance to listen to a lot more audios next year!

  13. Hmmms. Maybe! I’m giving an audio book a review right now and so far so good. I might have to give a few more a try in 2015 ๐Ÿ˜€

    • I hope you do Anna! If you find the magic there’s no going back ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Pretty sure I did more than 15-20 this year, so I’ll sign up for that and try to beat it ๐Ÿ˜€

    • I think both Drea and I are signed up for this one ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Alright!! Yay! I’m so happy to you guys join us ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I’m looking forward to participating in this event again this year!

    • Yay! for joining us again Lisa ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy listening!

  16. That’s so nice to hear Franjessca! It’s great that you can listen at work, I’m sure they make the time pass a lot quicker ๐Ÿ™‚ I can only listens 20 mins at the time at work, but I do get 6 breaks.

  17. I’m going to give it a go. Signed up for the first level ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. Thank you for hosting! I hope I remember to keep track of my audios. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • I have to do the same thing, I’m horrible! But I saw some peeps keeping the audios on a Pinterest board, so I’m going to be doing the same thing starting today ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m happy you joined us ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Keeping audios on Pinterest board? Hmmm…I will need to look that up.

    • You’re welcome Melissa! I’m thrilled you have decided to participate ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. I’m going marathoner!!! I love audiobooks!!!

    • Yay! I’m glad you’re joining us Angy ๐Ÿ™‚
      Happy Listening!

  20. I just started listening to audiobooks last year and listened to 17 so I’m going for Binge Listener this year!

    • I signed up under my Twitter and Goodreads name @suekitty13

  21. I am going to try Weekend Warrior. I only started listening to books last fall while doing my chores so still getting used to it.

    Looks like a fun challenge. Thank you for hosting.

    • Yay! I’m glad you’re joining us Sophia ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck to you!

    • You can keep a private count of the books you have listened to, and then when is time to post the updates you can make a post with a list. You can link your reviews to that list if you like, that’s what we all do ๐Ÿ™‚
      If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to ask ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Definitely a marathoner

    Since my stroke 4 years ago I am actually unable to read a book as I have trouble retaining however…. Audio Books are my lifeline. While I still have trouble relating a story after I’m done reading it I am able to “read” the book without that feeling of: What/Who??
    So bring it on!!!

    • So sorry to hear this! I’m so glad audiobooks are making a bad situation a little better. I’m so glad you’re in! I really hope you have fun, and that it keeps helping you through this what imagine to be thought times. Life can through curves at us all the time, is how we deal with them what define us.

  23. I listen to more books than I read, so I’ll be doing this challenge again this year. I was lazy and linked up my GR shelf rather than doing a post cause new baby meant blogging break heh. I thought I commented before, but I don’t see it.

    • I’m so glad you’re joining us Julie ๐Ÿ™‚
      Sorry for the late reply, I just saw your comment. Congrats! I hope your little one is doing great ๐Ÿ™‚
      We are going to have our first update on March 27.
      The Book Nympho will be hosting a giveaway.

  24. I’ve never actually listened to an audiobook as such, just the text to speech on my Kindle a few times and it’s really handy when you’re multitasking. I might try one this week and fingers crossed I’ll really enjoy it and can join the challenge too. This is my kind of challenge, laid back and relaxed. Thanks for sharing <3

    • I hope you can join us Kelly!
      You can go at your own pace, and I really hope you get to fall in love with audiobooks ๐Ÿ™‚
      Our first update is on March 27, you can link to your progress, even if is just one book ๐Ÿ™‚
      The Book Nympho will be hosting a giveaway for all the participants.

  25. I’m a bit of a late entry because I was being flaky about whether I’d actually complete many audiobooks this year if any, and so far, I’ve completed 3 and beginning my 4th and 5th ones. My co-blogger (Mogsy) posted about the challenge, and I think I am ready to commit or attempt to commit to socially awkward, especially since I just went on an Audible binge with my credits. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Better late than never! Welcome to the challenge!
      Sorry for the late reply, I just saw your comment.
      We are having our first update, March 27. I hope you got the e-mail ๐Ÿ™‚ if not send me a quick note and I’ll send it to you.
      The Book Nympho is holding a giveaway for all the participants ๐Ÿ™‚

      • It’s no problem. My co-blogger, Mogsy, made sure that I got the email. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. I’m game. My goal is socially awkward. I love to listen to new to me authors via audiobook and definitely for rereads of my favorite books.

    • Rereading started my passion for audiobooks ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m glad you’re enjoying them! And welcome to the challenge ๐Ÿ™‚
      Sorry for the late reply, I just saw the last couple of comments.
      We are doing our first update on March 27 and the Book Nympho is holding a giveaway for all the participants.

      • Cool! And I totally understand. Blogging and reading takes up a lot of one’s free time. =)

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