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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

2011 "Whisper Stories in My Ear" Challenge

 

Since I already finished the 2011 Audio Book Challenge hosted by Teresa's Book Corner, I thought I'd join this one and see how far I can get!

This one is a little different because, instead of the number of audiobooks, the benchmarks are the number of hours that you've listened!

This challenge is being hosted by Bewitched Bookworms.

Here are the challenge details copied from the blog post at Bewitched Bookworms:

Here is the basic information:
  • Should you choose to participate in this challenge, your goal is to read at least twelve (12) audiobooks (no matter the length). Twelve is the minimum to be entered in the Grand Prize at the end of the Year.
  • Of course anyone can join. You just have to live on the planet earth, (meaning, this is an international challenge and contest) and you need to have either a blog where you can post your Reviews, or you need publish your review anywhere else, goodreads, LibaryThing, amazon, Barnes & Nobles, audible, etc etc etc...
  • Important: When you post your Review you have to say that you listened to the audiobook version of the book, who was the narrator, the length of time the audiobook ran and your separate rating/impression for the audiobook (how you liked the narration of the story beyond what you thought of the story itself). This can be at the end of your regular review, just like this example here.
The challenge runs from January 1st to December 31st, 2011.
You can join at anytime you want!
It doesn't matter what audiobook you are listening to,
no matter the genre or the length!

Challenge Guidelines:
  • Please create a blogpost announcing your participating, you can include the books you are planning to listen to, but you don't have to. People without a blog just leave a the link to where you will be posting your reviews (i.e. your Goodreads account). Please add the Links to the post in Mr.Linky form on Bewitched Bookworms site.
  • Every month, starting in January we have a new post up for you where you can post your Reviews for that month. A Mr Linky form will be up for you.
  • Although one review is the minimum to be entered, the more reviews you post each month the more chances you get to win the monthly prize. The monthly prizes includes giftcards from where you can buy audiobooks - like Amazon, iTunes, Barnes&Nobles and Audible. Plus, we will also have some MP3 players in the monthly prizes and other stuff that has something to do with audiobooks. You know how we Bookworms like to get creative with the prizes....
  • You can pick the audiobooks as you go (no need to decide right now), but if you have already an idea what you're planning to listen we would absolutely love to know!
We also made a small Button that you will see
in all of our audiobook reviews going forward.
You're more than welcome to take it
and use it at the bottom of your Review
to show the audiobook section.

Throughout the year, as you add your reviews in,
you'll be eligible for level badges based on how many hours
of audiobook listening you've logged.

We'll unveil those images as we go, but the levels are as follows:

100 hours: Whispering My Love
200 hours: Can't Keep Quiet
300 hours: Singing It From The Mountain Tops
400 hours: Megaphone Shout

One challenge not enough for you?
Well, we happen to know that there is a Audiobook Challenge over at Teresa's Reading Corner and of course we would be totally happy for you to sign up both Challenges.

Also, the lovely bloggers over at Audiobook Jukebox compile lists of strictly Audiobook reviews.
Go check them out for a rec or add yours to their list!

So, if you would like to join me in the challenge, click HERE to sign-up!

I will keep track of my progress below:

UPDATE: Challenge Completed!!
  1. Velocity by Dean Koontz (9 hours, 30 minutes) [Year to date: 570 minutes]
  2. The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen (13 hours) [780 minutes; Year to date: 1,350 minutes]
  3. Chosen to Die by Lisa Jackson (Book #2 of Montana's "To Die" Series) (12 hours, 32 minutes) [752 minutes; Year to date: 2,102 minutes]
  4. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt (14 hours, 55 minutes) [895 minutes; Year to date: 2,997 minutes]
  5. "A" Is For Alibi by Sue Grafton (Book #1 of the Alphabet Mystery, aka Kinsey Millhone, Series) (7 hours, 39 minutes) [459 minutes; Year to date: 3,456 minutes]
  6. Alone by Lisa Jackson (Book #1 of the Detective D.D. Warren Series) (10 hours, 10 minutes) [610 minutes; Year to date: 4,066 minutes]
  7. Bloodroot by Amy Greene (13 hours, 34 minutes) [814 minutes; Year to date: 4,880 minutes]
  8. 1st to Die by James Patterson (Book #1 of the Women's Murder Club Series) (8 hours, 56 minutes) [536 minutes; Year to date: 5,416 minutes]
  9. Boneman's Daughters by Ted Dekker (10 hours, 25 minutes) [625 minutes; Year to date: 6,041 minutes]
  10. Room by Emma Donoghue (10 hours, 45 minutes) [645 minutes; Year to date: 6,686 minutes]
  11. Breathless by Dean Koontz (8 hours, 8 minutes) [488 minutes; Year to date: 7,174 minutes]
  12. A Child Called "It" by David Pelzer (3 hours, 46 minutes) [226 minutes; Year to date: 7,400 minutes]
  13. The Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore (11 hours, 41 minutes) [701 minutes; Year to date: 8,101 minutes]
  14. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (Book #1 of The Twilight Saga) (12 hours, 52 minutes) [772 minutes; Year to date: 8,873 minutes]
  15. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (Book #2 of The Twilight Saga) (14 hours, 51 minutes) [891 minutes; Year to date: 9,764 minutes]
  16. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Book #3 of The Twilight Saga) (16 hours, 25 minutes) [985 minutes; Year to date: 10,749 minutes]
  17. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Book #4 of The Twilight Saga) (20 hours, 28 minutes) [1,228 minutes; Year to date: 11,977 minutes]
  18. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer (Book #3.5 of The Twilight Saga) (4 hours, 9 minutes) [249 minutes; Year to date: 12,226 minutes]
  19. 2nd Chance by James Patterson (Book #2 of the Women's Murder Club Series) (8 hours, 35 minutes) [515 minutes; Year to date: 12,741 minutes]
  20. "B" Is For Burglar by Sue Grafton (Book #2 of the Alphabet Mystery, aka Kinsey Millhone, Series) (7 hours, 42 minutes) [462 minutes; Year to date: 13,203 minutes]
  21. Still Missing by Chevy Stevens (9 hours, 6 minutes) [546 minutes; Year to date: 13,749 minutes]
  22. Hide by Lisa Jackson (Book #2 of the Detective D.D. Warren Series) (11 hours, 31 minutes) [691 minutes; Year to date: 14,440 minutes]
  23. Dark Lover by J.R. Ward (Book #1 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series) (13 hours, 35 minutes) [815 minutes; Year to date: 15,255 minutes]
  24. Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward (Book #2 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series) (14 hours, 11 minutes) [851 minutes; Year to date: 16,106 minutes]
  25. Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward (Book #3 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series) (15 hours, 13 minutes) [913 minutes; Year to date: 17,019 minutes]
  26. Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward (Book #4 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series) (16 hours, 19 minutes) [979 minutes;  Year to date: 17,998 minutes]
  27. Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward (Book #5 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series) (17 hours, 25 minutes) [1,045 minutes; Year to date: 19,043 minutes]
  28. Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward (Book #6 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series) (17 hours, 44 minutes) [1,064 minutes; Year to date: 20,107 minutes]
  29. Mayday by Nelson DeMille (13 hours, 15 minutes) [795 minutes minutes; Year to date: 20,902 minutes]
  30. One Summer by David Baldacci (8 hours, 15 minutes) [495 minutes; Year to date: 21,397 minutes]
  31. Adrenaline by Jeff Abbott (Book #1 of the Sam Capra Series) (14 hours, 38 minutes) [878 minutes; Year to date: 22,275 minutes]
  32. Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite (12 hours, 30 minutes) [750 minutes; Year to date: 23,025 minutes]
  33. Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward (Book #7 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series) (23 hours, 6 minutes) [1,386 minutes; Year to date: 24,411 minutes]
  34. Lover Mine by J.R. Ward (Book #8 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series) (21 hours, 56 minutes) [1,316 minutes; Year to date: 25,727 minutes]
  35. Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward (Book #9 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series) (18 hours, 37 minutes) [1,117 minutes; Year to date: 26,844 minutes]
  36. Defining Diana by Hayden Trenholm (Book #1 of The Steele Chronicles) (9 hours, 45 minutes, 15 seconds) [585 minutes and 15 seconds; Year to date: 27,429 minutes and 15 seconds]
  37. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor (Book #1 of Daughter of Smoke & Bone Series) [752 minutes; Year to date: 28,181 minutes and 15 seconds]
  38. The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook (Book #1 of the Iron Seas Series) [803 minutes; Year to date: 28,984 minutes and 15 seconds]
  39. Heart of Steel by Meljean Brook (Book #2 of the Iron Seas Series) [615 minutes; Year to date: 29,599 minutes and 15 seconds]
  40. Matched by Ally Condie (Book #1 of the Matched Series) [594 minutes; Year to date: 30,193 minutes and 15 seconds]
  41. The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans [298 minutes; Year to date:  30,491 minutes and 15 seconds]

3 comments:

  1. This is interesting way to chart the time. Is there are challenge for this in 2012?
    Thanks and Happy New Year!

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  2. @MarthaE: I didn't see a 2012 challenge from this host, but there are 2 other audiobook challenges for 2012. They don't chart the hours, but that is easily something you could just add for your own curiosity! The links to the audiobook challenges are in my right sidebar.

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