Audiobook Challenge 2016 (Semi-Annual update) + Giveaway

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in News | 55 comments

2016 Audiobook Challenge Update


2016 Audiobook Challenge

2016 is starting off great for audiobook. I just read that audiobook sales were up 20% in 2015 over 2014. Here’s the Publisher’s Weekly article about how Digital Audio Drove 2015 Sales Gains. This means even more books are being made into audiobooks and our selection is larger than ever. I’m seeing more and more bloggers talk about how they’ve finally made the jump to try audiobooks and how much they are loving them. It is a great way to multitask and get more of these books we want read without neglecting those never ending chores that we all have. I’ve even seen a ton of people who are taking to the great new trend of adult coloring books while listening to audiobooks at the same time.

As I write this, I’ve already listened to 50 books so far this year. As I’ve made the rounds to blogs, I’m continuing to add to my TBR (or I guess that should be TBL) faster than I’m listening through them. This is not a bad problem to have in my book. 🙂 I’m sure I will add even more as I read through many of the wrap up posts. I can’t wait to see all the wonderful audiobooks everyone has found so far this year.

My favorite audiobook so far this year is: Marked in Flesh (The Others #4) by Anne Bishop. But I also finally got on the bandwagon for The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne. I have no idea why I waited so long to start this series. It is amazing.

What is the favorite audiobook you’ve listened to so far this year?

My list

Marked by Rebecca Zanetti
Blood Rites Audiobook
Mate Claimed Audiobook
Hunted by Rebecca Zanetti
Dark Descendant Audiobook
Deadline Audiobook by Mira Grant
Bitter Bite by Jennifer Estep
Endless Knight Audiobook
Blackout by Mira Grant
Dragos Goes to Washington by Thea Harrison
The Undoing by Shelly Laurenston
Pia Does Hollywood by Thea Harrison
Shadowed by Rebecca Zanetti
Otherworld Secrets by Kelley Armstrong
Savage Urges by Suzanne Wright
The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant Audiobook by Drew Hayes
Tiger Magic Audiobook
The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones
Croc's Return by Eve Langlais
Burning Bright by E.J.Stevens
Kill Without Mercy by Alexandra Ivy
Marked in FleshAudiobook by Anne Bishop
Magic Stars by Ilona Andrews
Deadly Descendant Audiobook
Against the Dark by Carolyn Crane
Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk
Lone Wolf Audiobook
Python's Embrace by Eve Langlais
Bright Blaze of Magic by Jennifer Estep
Admiral by Sean Danker
Birthright by E.J. Stevens
The Drafter by Kim Harrison
Fangs for the Memories by Molly Harper
Roadside Magic by Lilith Saintcrow
The Brimstone Deception by Lisa Shearin
Grave Visions by Kalayna Price
Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
Consumed by Rebecca Zanetti
Phoenix Reborn by J.D. Tyler
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Provoked by Rebecca Zanetti
Trace of Magic by Diana Pharaoh Francis
Dead Beat
Hexed by Kevin Hearne
Wolf with Benefits Audiobook
Rogue Descendant Audiobook
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Enter the giveaway


A big thanks to all who participated. We like to wish you all good luck with the giveaway. If you haven’t joined yet, there is still time to sign up and join for the second half of the year. We will be doing another wrap up post and giveaway at the end of the year.
This giveaway is open to all the 2016 challenge participants. Link your first half wrap-up post and enter the giveaway.

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.