2018 Audiobook Challenge Final Update & Giveaway

Posted by on Dec 15, 2018 in Giveaways, News | 24 comments

2018 Audiobook Challenge Final Update & Giveaway

Audiobook Challenge 2018 - Hot Listens & Caffeinated Reviewer

I can’t believe it is already the end of the year. It has been a great year. I started a new job, and didn’t get as many listens in as last year (117 versus 99 this year), but still a lot of books.

So I saw the end of several series that I’ve loved on audio. Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews and read by Renee Raudman is over, but the world is not, so we still get some time with those characters (I also did a complete relisten to the entire series before Magic Triumphs). Kevin Hearne’s The Iron Druid Chronicles, read by Luke Daniels, has come to an end as well, though we know to have at least one more Meaty Mysteries novella coming out. Rachel Vincent’s Menagerie Trilogy, read by Gabra Zackman, has also ended. Last of my big series enders is Rachel Aaron’s Heartstriker series, read by Vikas Adam, though there is a spinoff out in this series, but I don’t know if it will be on audio. While it is sad to see the end of all of these series, I’m really excited to see what these authors bring next (some of which, we’ve already started to see, like Kevin Hearne and Ilona Andrews).

I also started listening to some cozy mysteries, which has been a lot of fun and found some new-to-me narrators that I’m loving.

I hope you found some great listens and will join us again for next year.

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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

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Frostbite (Ivy Granger 0.5) by E.J. Stevens read by Melanie A. Mason
Magic Shifts Audiobook by Ilona Andrews 390_
Witch Way Home (Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries #4) by Danielle Garrett read by Amanda Ronconi
Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels #10) by Ilona Andrews read by Renee Raudman
Through the Fire (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #4) by Katie Ruggle read by Callie Beaulieu
Lucky Witch (Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries #5) by Danielle Garrett read by Amanda Ronconi
Straight Outta Fangton by C. T. Phipps read by Cary Hite
Fury (Menagerie #3) by Rachel Vincent read by Gabra Zackman
Venom in the Veins by Jennifer Estep read by Lauren Fortgang
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara read byGabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn, Patton Oswalt
Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity #2) by Nalini Singh read by Angela Dawe
Magic Stars by Ilona Andrews
Outbreak (Nightshades #3) by Melissa F. Olson read by Luke Daniels
An American Weredeer in Michigan (The Bright Falls Mysteries #2) by C. T. Phipps, Michael Suttkus read by Arielle DeLisle
What Are You Afraid Of? by Alexandra Ivy read by Jim Frangione
Kill the Queen (Crown of Shards #1) by Jennifer Estep read by Lauren Fortgang
Archangel's Prophecy (Guild Hunter #11) by Nalini Singh read by Justine Eyre
The Phoenix Illusion (SPI Files #6) by Lisa Shearin read by Johanna Parker
Deacon (Gideon's Riders #2) by Kit Rocha read by Tatiana Sokolov
Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews
Heart on Fire (The Kingmaker Chronicles #3) by Amanda Bouchet read by Mia Barron
Deadly Assessments (Fred, the Vampire Accountant #5) by Drew Hayes read by Kirby Heyborne
Love and Other Wild Things (Mystic Bayou #2) by Molly Harper read by Amanda Ronconi and Jonathan Davis
Shades of Wicked (NIght Rebel #1) by Jeaniene Frost read by Tavia Gilbert
Ashwin (Gideon's Riders #1) by Kit Rocha read by Tatiana Sokolov
Diamond Fire (Hidden Legacy #3.5) by Ilona Andrews read by Renee Raudman, Emily Rankin
Once Upon a Hallow's Eve (Haven Paranormal Romance #1) by Danielle Garrett read by Amanda Ronconi

Caffeinated Book Reviews

A big thanks to our Co-host Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Don’t for get to check her final update.


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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.