2019 Audiobook Challenge Sign Up!

Posted by on Dec 15, 2018 in Giveaways, Miscellaneous | 34 comments

Audiobook Challenge 2019

The Audiobook Challenge is back for 2019!

Join Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer for the 7th year of audiobook fun.

Audiobooks are great for those times you want to read but can’t for some reason like driving, doing chores, working out, or just relaxing.

I hope all those new and old junkies can join us once again for The 2019 Audiobook Challenge.

Listening has never been better! Thanks to the continued popularity of Audiobooks just about everything is being published on audio…YAY!

We will hold 2 updates with giveaways. First update will be June 30th, 2019 and the final update will be Dec 15, 2019.

There has never been a better time for reading with our ears 🙂


2019 Audiobook Challenge


Challenge Details

  • Runs January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. 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 2019 than you did in 2018.
  • 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, Facebook, LibraryThing, etc.
  • If you’re a blogger grab the button and do a quick post about the challenge to help spread the word. If you’re not a blogger you can help by posting on Facebook or Tweeting about the challenge.
  • Updates plus a giveaway will be posted twice during the year. First update in June 30, 2019 and last update in December 15, 2019.



  • 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+
  • Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands) 50+



Audible.com — Check out their new Romance Package



Tantor.com — Great sales, so sign up for their newsletter

Ambling Books


Libro.fm — Support local bookstores


Free Resources

Overdrive — through your local library

Audiobook Jukebox — audios for review

Hoopla — through your local library

Librivox — public domain works

Join us!

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. Excited to be hosting with you!

  2. Looking forward to another year! I hit my all time high this year and will aim for more next year!

  3. I’m so glad this is continuing! I love the challenge.

    • I’m glad you enjoy it. I hope you find several great listens in 2019.

  4. I’m in for Marathoner again 🙂

    • I do too. I hope you find some great listens, which I’m sure you will. You always put new stuff on my radar.

  5. I am in 😀 Audio love for the win!

    • I’m so glad that we’ve converted you to an audio junkie.

  6. I’ve been listening to fewer audiobooks, but still want to participate, so I’m going for one or two a month.

    • Nothing wrong with that. I listened to less this year than last year, but I’m hoping to get back up in 2019.

  7. I’m going to go for “Marathoner” again. I’ve reached that goal the last two years so we’ll see if I can keep it up!

  8. I’ve done well over 100 audiobooks in a year in the past but with job change, my listening time is down. So I’m cutting my goals again in 2019. I think I will shoot for 25 in 2019 since I will be focusing on tackling my print and ebook TBRs in 2019.

    • With my new job, I can listen a lot, but not quite as much as my previous job. I’m down a little bit this year. I hope to get more in next year.

  9. I’m definitely in. Marathoner! Thanks for hosting, Loupe, Melanie, and Kimberly!

    • Glad to have you, both in the challenge and posting some reviews here.

  10. I can’t decide if I should enter this just to keep track of the audiobooks I listen to, or if it will just stress me out. But I’m thinking about it!

    • I don’t do a lot of challenges for exactly this reason. We’re pretty laid back here. I hope you decide to join us.

  11. Newbie to the challenge. Marathoner for the level! Excited to join in the fun!

    • Glad to have you join us this year. I hope you find some really great listens in 2019

  12. I am joining this year :). After already listening to two audiobooks this year (and both in the last month or so), I hope to listen to even more in 2019, so that’s going to be one of my goals for 2019. I just linked up my sign-up post. Thanks for hosting this challenge!

    • Woohoo! I’m so glad that you’re joining us this year. I love being an audiobook enabler. I hope you find some great listens.

  13. Signing up again for Chapter Break! Our sign up post will be up soon. Using my GR shelf for now 🙂

    • That works. I’m glad to have you back. I hope you find some great listens. Happy New Year.

  14. I am very late here. I am more conservative this year but having fun playing along. Have a good day.

    • It’s never too late. We will have people signing up all year long. Just check back in around the end of June and the middle of December for prizes.

  15. I forgot to sign up for this challenge but I just realized that most of the books on the reading list for this year were audiobooks so I signed up very late. I have an audible subscription but most of my audiobooks come from our library through Overdrive and Hoopla.

    • Better late than never. We are glad to have you on board. We will be posting the year-end wrap up shortly.

  16. Where are we posting our update?


  1. 2019 Challenges » I'd Rather Be At The Beach - […] Hosted @ Hot Listens & Caffeinated Reviewer   2 updates with giveaways (June 30th & Dec 15) My Precious: 30+ […]
  2. 2019 Audiobook Challenge Sign-up - […] to quite a few books in 2018, and we want to keep on going. As usual, the challenge is…
  3. 2019 Reading Challenges I’ll Be Participating In! – Rosy Library Reads - […] challenge is the Audiobook Challenge hosted by Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer. I’ve only gotten into Audiobooks this […]
  4. 2019 Audiobook Challenge – Panda Luvs Books - […] audiobook challenge is hosted by Hot Listens and Caffeinated […]
  5. 2019 Reading Challenges – Arya's Fangirl Lexicon - […] 2019 Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer and Hot Listens. I’ve recently started listening to audiobooks and I am really enjoying the…
  6. 2019 Reading Challenges – Nightcap Books - […] Challenge This challenge is hosted by Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer. This challenge is all about audiobooks. I’m trying…
  7. Reading Challenge: Audiobook 2019 – Nightcap Books - […] 2019 Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer. This one is great for fans of audiobooks.…
  8. Sophia’s Reading Challenges for 2019 – Delighted Reader - […] Or:  https://www.hotlistens.com/2019-audiobook-challenge-sign-up/ […]
  9. Backlist Reader Challenge + Audiobook Challenge 2019 - […] 2019 Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer and runs from January 1 to December 31…
  10. Reading Goals: My January 2019 Plan - Books and Sassy Lilacs - […] Goal #5: 2019 Audiobook Challenge […]
  11. 2019 Reading Goals - […] Audiobook challenge. See my post here. Hosts: Caffeinated Reviewer and Hot Listens. […]
  12. 2019 Challenges – Carla Loves To Read - […] 2019 Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer. This one is great for fans of audiobooks. I’m going for…
  13. Signing up for the 2019 Audiobook Challenge – Confessions of a YA Reader - […] I decided to join another challenge for 2019.  This one is for audiobooks.  You can sign up here. […]
  14. 2019 Audiobook Challenge - Books and Sassy Lilacs - […] 2019 Audiobook Challenge: At Least 12 Audiobooks This Year […]
  15. Mid-Year 2019 Audiobook Challenge Update - […] time to do the mid-year update for the 2019 Audiobook Challenge hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer and Hot Listens. The…
  16. Midyear Checkup for Challenges – Carla Loves To Read - […] 2019 Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reviewer. This one is great for fans of audiobooks. I’m going for…
  17. 2019 Audiobook Challenge Update – Panda Luvs Books - […] audiobook challenge is hosted by Hot Listens and Caffeinated […]
  18. Final ~ 2019 Audiobook Challenge Results - […] This is my results post to the 2019 Audiobook Challenge hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer and Hot Listens. […]
  19. 2019 Goals - Carole's Random Life - […] the Marathoner level for this challenge which is 50+ audiobooks. This challenge is hosted by Hot Listens & Caffeinated…

What did you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.