The audiobook challenge is mainly hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer and this time it will be the 7th year in a row that they are doing the challenge. And since I can use titles, I haven´t heard yet, but on my audiobook TBR for what feels like ages now, I thought why not join in and see how far I´ll come? Me and audiobooks, well, that´s a story that IS actually NO story. Or better said, it is an on/off kinda thing that I have going on for years now.

The audiobook challenge is hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer and Hot Listens.

Years ago, I signed up with the then young and independent company audible (had nothing to do with the big retailer it is owned by now), only because I was curious, and they were offering a device too with the membership. Yup, you guessed it right, I needed the device to be able to listen to the audiobooks I was buying with the credits I got every month.

I do have quite a mountain of audiobooks though, mostly unheard, since the company offers from time to time a cheaper membership that is affordable for every purse. But I have barely time to listen to them, except when I go power-walking or am on my way to the grocery store. But at home, while doing my household? No chance. And shortly before sleeping no good idea either.

Despite that, I got some great audios from authors I love, and because of them and the ones I own since ages, I am signing up to try this challenge and see what happens.

I am aiming for the

Newbie, I´ll give it a try with 1-5 titles.

Challenge Details

  • Runs January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019. You can join at any time.
  • 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 posting on Facebook or Tweeting about the challenge.
  • Updates plus a giveaway will be hosted twice during the year. The first update will be June 30, 2019, and the last update will take place on December 15, 2019.

Achievement Levels

  • Newbie (I´ll give it a try) 1-5 my goal
  • 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+
  • Marathon (Look Ma No Hands) 50+

Now, let´s see how things will go for me and my audiobook pile.

Happy listening



  1. So glad to have you join us for the Audiobook Challenge. I hope you find some great listens. Good luck on all of your challenges. Happy New Year.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

    1. Thank you. I hope that I will find time to listen to some of my audiobooks. Thanks for stopping by.


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