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Audiobook Listening Challenge

J.Kaye’s Book Blog is hosting an audiobook listening challenge for 2009. Think you can listen to 12 titles next year? Make it a New Year’s Resolution. Join in – and use the suggestions in my Audiobooker’s Choice part 1, part 2, and part 3 to get started! Or leave a comment with your suggestions of some great titles – including audiobooks for <gasp!> grown-ups 😉



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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

5 Comments on "Audiobook Listening Challenge"

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  1.' Beth F says:

    I’m in this challenge. Hope J Kaye gets lots of participants. Now I’m off to see your lists.

  2.' Heidi T says:

    I’m actually a huge audiobook fan, and got very much into it in 2008. I listened to 55! So I can join the challenge and try to beat my previous record. I’m interested to see your lists. Here are some of my suggestions from what I read in 2008:
    -Artemis Fowl (series is MUCH better on audio)
    -Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963
    -Founding Mothers
    -A Single Shard
    -Life of Pi
    -Freak the Mighty
    -A Northern Light
    -Dream When You’re Feeling Blue
    -A Thousand Splendid Suns
    -The Hannah Swenson series

    I’m currently listening to “Al Capone Does My Shirts” and am loving it!

  3. Mary says:

    Wow, Heidi! You are a true audiobook addict 😉 Great list of titles – and Al Capone is on my personal all-time top audiobooks list.


  4.' cathy says:

    i am also a hugh audio book addict. i have created a booklist (pdf) of audio recordings that i have listened to.
    i am listening to octavian nothing volume 2, just finished an abundance of katherines, the graveyard book, twelve, and skulduggery pleasant.

  5.' John Jointer says:

    I am in on the challenge as well. I have listened to 18 so far this year, and am still going strong. I have created the list in my Audio Pod Library Favorites page and, if you visit my Bookmarks page, you can see which ones I currently have open and how far I have got through them. ( Feel free to visit.

    From what I have listened to this year, I would have to say that the series of 4 Bloody Jack audiobooks are the best read. (‘Bloody Jack’, ‘Curse of the Blue Tattoo’, ‘In The Belly of the Bloodhound’, and ‘Under the Jolly Roger’) I think one of them has previously won an Audie Award, and another is nominated this year.

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