2017 Audiobook Challenge Semi-annual Update

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Miscellaneous, News | 51 comments

2017 Audiobook Challenge Semi-annual Update

2017 Audiobook Challenge

Can you believe it’s already June? Where has this year gone? I’ve been doing a lot of listening this year. I’ve got some great audiobooks. So I’ve listened to 52 audiobooks so far. I can’t wait to see what everyone else has been listening to this year.

Audiobook Challenge is back 2017! Special thanks to our co-host  Caffeinated Book Reviewer for joining us for great year.


Newbie (I’ll give it a try) 1-5
Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10
Stenographer (can listen while multi-tasking) 10-15
Socially Awkward (Don’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) 30-50
Marathoner (Look Ma no hands) 50+

My list

Chimera Audiobook
Wolf Unleashed by Paige Tyler
Red Wolf by Jennifer Ashley
In Safe Hands by Katie Ruggle
Cunning by Aleatha Romig
Gone Too Deep by Katie Ruggle
Forging Hephaestus by Drew Hayes
Fan the Flames by Katie Ruggle
Kill Without Shame by Alexandra Ivy
the dispatcher audiobook
daily show- oral hystory audiobook 150_
the purloined poodle audiobook
Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole
Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz
Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda Jones
Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost
Double Cross
spectacle audiobook
Dragon Squeeze by Eve Langlais
No Ifs, and, or Bears About It by Celia Kyle
Rebel by Eve Langlais
Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Betrayal by Aleatha Roming
shadow bound audiobook
King by Eve Langlais
blood bound audiobook150_
Beyond Shame Audiobook Cover
staked audiobook
skin game audiobook 150
Snared by Jennifer Estep
Mind Games audiobook 150_
Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop
All Roar and No Bite by Celia Kyle
Born a crime audiobook
The Unyielding by Shelly Laurenston
Deception by Aleatha Roming
The Turn by Kim Harrison
oath bound audiobook
Becoming Dragon by Eve Langlais
symbiont audiobook
Moonshadow by Thea Harrison
Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle
A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
shattered audiobook
cold days audiobook 150_
One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews
Hound's Bite by E.J. Stevens
accidental abduction audiobook 150_
Burn for Me Audiobook
Happy Listening Logo

A big thanks to all the participants. We like to wish you all good luck with the giveaway. Giveaway is open to anyone that can receive an audiobooks from Audible.com and who participated in the challenge. Link your semi-annual post and enter the giveaway. The winner will be chosen July 1, 2017.

Congratulations to the Winner!!


She has been contacted via e-mail and has 48 hrs to claim her prize before another winner is chosen.

A big thanks to the participants!

 A big thanks to our Co-host Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Don’t for get to check her final update post/Giveaway in December 2017.

Share your progress!

Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.


  1. I have been tearing through the audiobooks while I stitch. I just counted, I have read 24 to date. I will post them all in my Sunday Post. Love seeign your titles up there. Kevin Hearne, Ilona Andrews are some of my favs. I really want to start that Jim Butcher series.

  2. Holy Crap you listen to so many books! haha. Several of them look familiar. 😉 I hit 25 books in early June, and with a goal of 50 books, I’m just a little ahead of schedule.


  3. Great post Melanie, I’ve always got an audio book on my phone and I’m probably right up there with the Marathoners 🙂

    right now I’m listening to Mr. O by Lauren Blakely and I’m thinking of emailing Sebastian York to see if he would call and talk dirty to me 😉 he he he

    Too bad I didn’t sign up for this 🙁

  4. Way to go with the 52 listens. I’m at 37 and well pleased with my progress. Still half a year to go.

    I can’t get my GR book shelf link to work here for some reason, but anyone who wants to see the list I’ve listened to are welcome to follow me and look up my audio challenge shelf. 🙂

  5. I’m at 21 so far this year. I unfortunately had a few DNF audiobooks so I feel like I’m a bit behind!

  6. I’ve actually finished a couple other books, but I haven’t marked them as read yet. I’m up to 75. 😉

  7. Just (as of today) hit 26 posted reviews – another 10 or 12 to go this month – so I’m on track…
    Love tracking through this challenge – and finding new narrators…..

  8. Wow, 52 already?? That’s amazing!! Way to go, Melanie!

    I’m currently on my 27th audiobook, The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel. I’m loving it!

  9. 59 audiobooks for me so far–so relatively on pace with last year. You have some great ones on your listened to list Melanie! I’ve been meaning to try some of Aletha Romig’s newer titles (I really enjoyed her Consequences Series several years ago). You also had a few that I couldn’t wait for the audio–so I caved in and read an e-book ARC (like Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs). The Kit Rocha Series is yet another one that I have a few audiobooks of that I definitely need to make some time to listen to.
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  10. Some great listens there on your list! I am in Jennifer’s link since it has all three of us at The Book Nympho. Anne

  11. You are doing great on this challenge! I’ve listened to 16 audiobooks but need to finish writing up 2 reviews. One of them is Into the Fire. I really liked it and I have a hunch there will be a spin-off series. Thanks for hosting this challenge!
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  12. Awesome progress! I seem to be on track, I will post my semi-annual this week. I think I need to do some brain training so I can listen when I do other things besides drive.

    • I clean and do jigsaw puzzles on my iPad too. There are somethings I can listen while I work. Just depends on the job at the time. My job has some pretty tedious stuff that is mostly copying and pasting, like a data entry thing. If I have to troubleshoot, I can’t listen then.
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  13. Everyone is doing well so far, yay! Melanie, I read Rachel Vincent’s Unbound series after her Soul Screamers series ended (still my favorite of hers). I might have enjoyed the Unbound series a little more if I had been able to do the audiobooks instead of the e-books. And I keep waiting to see if the Charely Davidson series by Darynda Jones is over before I begin it. I’d rather binge listen, but it’s getting up there at 11 books. My local library has the entire series available via Overdrive, and her Darklight series, too. I may start the latter since it’s complete and shorter. Have you listened to that one yet?

    • There’s only two more books in the Charley Davidson series before it is complete. I tried her Darklight series, but it wasn’t for me. I’m really picky about YA. I still need to try Rachel Vincent’s YA. I love all of her adult stuff. I think each series is better than the previous.
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  14. Here is what I have listened to so far:

    Hope–Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus
    More Brains Than Bullets/The Road to Casas Piedras/West of Dodge–Louis L’Amour

    The Language of Flowers–Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    Killing Reagan–Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
    Catch Me–Lisa Gardner

    Crenshaw–Katherine Applegate
    Fish in a Tree–Lynda Mullally Hunt

    Fuzzy Mud–Louis Sachar
    Night Fall–Nelson DeMille

    The Neighbor–Lisa Gardner
    The House–Danielle Steel
    Ice Bound–Dr. Jerri Nielsen

    The Oregon Trail–Rinker Buck
    Happier at Home–Gretchen Rubin (currently listening)

  15. A great number of audiobooks for the first half of the year. I loved Breath of Fire and Etched in Bone.

  16. Sorry I’m a little late. I’m at 170 for 2017 so far. Yes I know I need a life but I’m addicted LOL I am able to listen all day at work so that means I go through a LOT of books! I’m going through Melanie’s finished list now and looking for new ideas! Great Job Everyone 🙂

  17. This is awesome! Even though I haven’t gotten to as many audiobooks as I’ve wanted I think I did better than I expected for the first half of the year.


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