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Hello fellow bookworms. Welcome to my Audiobook Challenge 2021 page!

I joined in with this challenge last year and surprised myself by logging 39 audio listens! I’m now loving the audiobook experience so much that I’m actually thinking of switching from eBooks. (Hoping it will help reduce the number of ocular migraines I get too. 🤷‍♀️ )

The lovely Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer co-hosts this annual Audiobook Challenge with Jen @ That’s What I’m Talking About and this page will track my progress towards my goal.

Achievement Levels

  • Newbie (I’ll give it a try) 1-5
  • Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10
  • Stenographer (can listen while multitasking) 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+
  • Over-Achiever (Power Listener) 75+
  • The 100 Club (Audiobook Elite) 100+

If you’re taking part in this challenge, I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

Finally, I’m linking my reviews for the audiobooks that I listen to as part of this challenge as they’re published here on my blog. Click on the book title to read it and you’ll be whisked away to a new tab. 😉

~ January ~

  • Total Audiobooks Listened to This Month = 7
  • Challenge Total = 7
  • Level Achieved = Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10 ✅

~ February ~

  • Total Audiobooks Listened to This Month = 6
  • Challenge Total = 13
  • Level Achieved = Stenographer (can listen while multitasking) 10-15

Woop! That re-listen to Sucks to be Me took me into Stenographer territory. Although, if I do multitask while listening to a story I miss so much that I have to rewind and re-listen to whole chapters! Lol! 😉

~ March ~

  • Total Audiobooks Listened to This Month = 6
  • Challenge Total = 19
  • Level Achieved = Socially Awkward (don’t talk to me) 15-20

Woop! I’m into Socially Awkward level. But hey, couldn’t that apply to all us bookworms! 😉 Onwards and upwards audio fans.

~ April ~

  • Total Audiobooks Listened to This Month = 6
  • Challenge Total = 25
  • Level Achieved = Binge Listener (why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30

Why, yes, thank you, I am a Binge Listener. I binge eat, watch Nexflix shows, of course, I’m gonna binge-listen too! 😉 On to the next level…

~ May ~

  • Total Audiobooks Listened to This Month = 6
  • Challenge Total = 31
  • Level Achieved = My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30+

Amazing! I listened to 39 audiobooks in 2020, we’re not halfway through the year and I’ve just reached My Precious level. I haven’t had my buds surgically implanted but I do wear hearing aids. If I could afford the ridiculously expensive Bluetooth aids…

~ June ~

  • Total Audiobooks Listened to This Month = 7
  • Challenge Total = 38
  • Level Achieved = My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30+

~ July ~

  • Total Audiobooks Listened to This Month = 6
  • Challenge Total = 44
  • Level Achieved = My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30+

Wow! If I keep on at this level I should reach my target of Marathoner by the end of next month!!

~ August ~

  • Total Audiobooks Listened to This Month = 7
  • Challenge Total = 51
  • Level Achieved = Marathoner (look Ma no hands) 50+

Woop!Woop! I’m so happy to have achieved the Marathoner level. Especially as there are still four months to go.

🍂 ~ September ~ 🍂

  • Total Audiobooks Listened to This Month = 6
  • Challenge Total = 57
  • Level Achieved = Marathoner (look Ma no hands) 50+

We’re in the last quarter of the year and I’m 18 listens away from the next level – Over-Achiever (Power Listener) 75+

🎃 ~ October ~ 🎃

  • Total Audiobooks Listened to This Month = 3
  • Challenge Total = 60
  • Level Achieved = Marathoner (look Ma no hands) 50+

Well, it looks as though taking part in #Blogtober also had an impact on how many audiobooks I listened to. 😥 If I want to achieve the next level (75+ audiobooks) I’m going to have to step up.

~ November ~

  • Total Audiobooks Listened to This Month = 7
  • Challenge Total = 67
  • Level Achieved = Marathoner (look Ma no hands) 50+

OK, I’m 8 audiobooks away from the next level (75+ audiobooks), I’ve got lots of audios on my device so the only thing stopping me is … me … life … the usual. Lol! 😂

🎄 ~ December ~ 🎄

  • Hunting Fiends for the Ill-Equipped by Annette Marie ~ Read by Cris Dukehart (2nd Dec)
  • The Redemption of Boaz Pritchard by Hailey Edwards ~ Read by Sofia Willingham (5th Dec)
  • We Witch You A Merry Christmas by Louisa West ~ Read by Johanna Parker (6th Dec)
  • Wolfsbane and Mistletoe Anthology Edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L P Kelner ~ Read by Nicole Poole and Kevin T Collins (17th Dec)
  • Hogfather by Terry Pratchett ~ Read by Tony Robinson (18th Dec)
  • Dervishes Don’t Dance by Helen Harper ~ Read by Hollie Jackson (21st Dec)
  • Lost Talismans and a Tequila by Annette Marie ~ Read by Cris Dukehart and Teddy Hamilton (27th Dec)
  • The Ghost Who Wasn’t by Bobbi Holmes ~ Read by Romy Nordlinger (31st Dec)
  • Total Audiobooks Listened to This Month = 8
  • Challenge Total = 75!!
  • Level Achieved = Over-Achiever (Power Listener) 75+ ✅
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Audible Subscription

Just in case you didn’t know, I’ve had an Audible Membership since 8th July 2018. I get one credit a month to use to buy ANY audiobook. Plus, there are ALWAYS fabulous offers running like 2 for 1 deals, 50% sales, exclusive member-only deals, you know the thing.

My audiobook library has really taken off!

As you can tell from my reviews, I’m listening to rather than reading these days. I find it a relaxing but more immersive experience.

As part of my membership, I also have unlimited access to the Plus Catalogue – thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.

Not sure if an Audible membership is worth it?

That’s OK. An Audible trial is a great way for you to test out the membership for FREE to see if it’s something you’d benefit from. PLUS you can get any audiobook from their library!

If you sign up today for a month it’s easy to cancel AND any audiobooks you download are yours to keep forever!

Visit Audible Membership to find out more.

(8) Comments

  1. Too late. But I look forward to what you put up for 2022.

  2. I’ve been trying my best to get into more audio books but right now I’m spending most of my time catching up on ebook ARCS. I’m just happy that my kindle has text to voice!

    1. Flora says:

      Lol! I hear ya, Kaili! I had to get on top of mine first too. (Shhh! I stopped browsing Netgalley a year ago – it works!)

  3. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    Good luck with the challenge!

    1. Flora says:

      Thanks Sophie. It’s never a problem to listen to enough books, it’s the writing reviews that takes time! Lol!

    2. Flora says:

      Thanks Sophie, you too.

  4. Good luck on this challenge!! May 2021 bring you many amazing books!! Happy New Year!!

    1. Flora says:

      Thanks Mikky. I’m really confident with this one. May this year bring you many amazing books too.

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