2017 Audiobook Challenge Final Update & Giveaway

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in News | 24 comments

2017 Audiobook Challenge

I can’t believe that this year is almost over. It has been a good year for audiobooks. I’ve listened to 110 audiobooks this year. This is down a bit, but I’ve also listened to seven books that were over 20 hours long. One of those was The Stand by stephen King, which was 47 hours long. So, I’m going to call it a win.

Audible also did a ton of great deals as the celebrated their 20th anniversary. Audible also created the Narrator Hall of Fame and had their first round in inductees. If you haven’t check out the new Narrator Hall of Fame. I know several of my favorites were included and some that are new to me, but I’ll be on the lookout for something from them, for sure. Last, Audible has a new package for romance readers. You get unlimited access to their list of books (look for the R on book page). It is $6.95 per month for members and $14.95 for non-members.

This if the final wrapup 2017 Audiobook Challenge! Special thanks to our co-host  Caffeinated Book Reviewer for joining us for this 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

Besieged by Kevin Hearne read by Luke Daniels
Fate's Edge Audiobook
red seas under red skies
lock in
Dragon Unleashed by Eve Langlais
the good the bad and the undead
Urban Enemies: A Collection of Urban Fantasy Stories
every witch way but dead
i hunt killers
The Red by Tiffany Reisz
A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne read by Luke Daniels and Xe Sands
the trouble with twelfth grave
Firefighter Dragon by Zoe Chant
Shifting Shadows Audiobook
The Ghoul Vendetta by Lisa Shearin read by Johanna Parker
wildfire audiobook
Accidental Sire by Molly Harper read by Amanda Ronconi
dead witch walking
Villains Rule by M. K. Gibson read by Jeffrey Kafer
the stand
The Confessions by Tiffany Reisz
On The Chase by Katie Ruggle
aesop's fables
Archangel's Viper by Nalini Singh
lazy son
a darkness absolute
A Dragon of a Different Color by Rachel Aaron read by Vikas Adam
lion eyes
dragon foretold
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle
Fierce Obsessions by Suzanne Wright read by Jill Redfield
steel's edge
city of the lost
White Trash Zombie Unchained by Diana Rowland read by Allison McLemore
wild things
the princess diarist
the republic of thieves
Ride the Storm by Karen Chance
Love at First Roar by Celia Kyle
a fistful of charms
the rules of supervillainy
twisted truth
Firefighter Pegasus Zoe Chant
Michael's Wings by Tiffany Reisz
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A big thanks to all the participants. We like to wish you all good luck with the giveaway. Giveaway is open to all who participated in the challenge and can receive the prize from audible.com.

Link your final post and enter the giveaway below courtesy of our co-host Caffeinated Book Reviewer . The winner will be chosen January 1, 2018

A big thanks to the participants!

A big thanks to our Co-host Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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. Here is what I listened to since the last update:

    Smoke Screen–Sandra Brown
    The Princess Diaries–Meg Cabot
    Princess in the Spotlight–Meg Cabot
    Little House in the Big Woods–Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Lilly’s Big Day and Other Stories–Kevin Henkes
    Love You Forever: The Best of Robert Munsch
    Dragon of the Red Dawn–Mary Pope Osborne
    Monday With a Mad Genius–Mary Pope Osborne
    Dark Day in the Deep Sea-Mary Pope Osborne
    Little House on the Prairie–Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Truly Madly Guilty–Liane Moriarty
    The Spiderwick Chronicles 1-5–Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
    Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles: The Nixie’s Song–Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
    The Nix–Nathan Hill
    The Apple Orchard–Susan Wiggs
    Sun Moon Stars Rain–Jan Cheripko

    Will be signing up for next year!

    • Great list of books. I hope that you will join us for 2018.

  2. Thanks as always for hosting this! My commute would be so stressful without audiobooks. And I’m looking forward to checking out a few that you listened to and liked. 🙂

    • My road rage is so much better now since I found audiobooks. LOL 😀

  3. I hit my all-time high of 70 this year and I think I can still squeeze in a couple more before the year is out.

    Loved doing the challenge. Thanks for your part in hosting, Melanie and Loupe! 🙂

    • Yay!! I really love this challenge too. I love sharing my love of audiobooks.

  4. Oh my so many books and so much listening. I didn’t quite make my goal but close! Thank you for hosting, I really love the challenge and all the love and enthusiasm for audiobooks.

    • I’m glad you got close. Here’s to many great listens next year.

  5. Thanks for hosting this challenge, and again next year! I posted my recap today, and have already started my blog post for 2018.

  6. Thanks for hosting – I’ve managed for a couple of years now to knock out 70 or more titles – I jumped into plenty of cozies this year – a nice change!

    • 70+ is a great number. I’ve heard many great things about cozies on audio, but I’ve yet to try them. I swear I will one day.

  7. My goal was 50 and I’m at 48 with two weeks left so I should succeed! 🙂

    • YOu’ll get that number easily, unless you pick a really long book. I listened to The Stand by Stephen King this year at 47 hours. I have 8 books over 20 hours, including The Stand. I loved them all. Well worth my time.

  8. My goal was 30-50 and it looks like I hit 56!! WOOHOO 😀 I’m still so thankful for yall, I hadn’t done audiobooks before yall and I’m glad I tried them out because of you gals <333

    • What can I say, I’m an enabler. Glad to have you join the ranks of audiobook junkie. 😀

  9. I posted last week and at that time finished 50 books. I’ve since finished one more and will probably finish another before year’s end! My goal was 52 and I should make it! Thanks for the fun!!

    • That’s great that you’ll meet your goal. I’ve seen that you’ve had some great reads. I hope you have as many next year.

  10. I am soooo behind on reviewing the books I have sitting at 100% currently reading status on Good Reads – 22 books to be exact. I’ll probably end up only star reviewing them before the Good Reads yearly challenge ends. Hopefully, I can get inspired to go back and write quick reviews, but I couldn’t think of what to say on them other than I loved or enjoyed them. Fortunately, I hit my Marathoner goal. Most of them were really good narrators with only a few so-so or not that good narrators. So overall, I feel like it was a very good listening year. Happy 2018 challenge, audiobook junkies! =)

    • I don’t review all the books I read/listen to. I’m not even good about star rating them. I did “fun” reads for 39 books this year. Some were rereads, some I just didn’t review. I’m so glad that you had so many books with good narrators. Great narrators can really bring up the enjoyment of just okay books. I hope you find just as many great audiobooks in 2018.

  11. It looks like the linky is already closed, and I always post my wrap ups on 12/31 since I’m still posting book reviews up until the very end of the year. If you click the link, you’ll find my wrap up post. I made my goal for 12 audiobooks!

    • Augh! Must have forgotten to put my name in there. This was from Mark.

      • Sorry about that. We must’ve put the wrong time in. I hope you still entered the giveaway.

        • That certainly would explain it. I was rather surprised when I discovered the list wouldn’t let me add my link. I did enter the giveaway yesterday.

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