Thursday, December 29, 2011

2012 Challenge: Audio Book Challenge


FINISHED

Teresa at Teresa's Reading Corner is hosting the 2012 Audio Book Challenge. Click on the button or the link to go to the main challenge page for  more details. 

I signed up for the "Married" level to read (with my ears) 40 audio books.

"Married" is a pick-your-own-number level (over 25).  I listened to roughly 50 audio books in 2011, so 40 is probably a little low, but I am hoping that joining this challenge will inspire me to write more reviews of the audio book I listen to.

MY BOOKS


The Coffee Trader by David Liss

High Stakes by Dick Francis (reviewed here)

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (reviewed here)

Dracula by Bram Stoker (reviewed here)

My Grandfather's Son by Clarence Thomas

Shroud for a Nightingale by P. D. James

Blood Sport  by Dick Francis (reviewed here)

Mysteries of the Middle Ages: The Rise of Feminism, Science, and Art from the Cults of Catholic Europe by Thomas Cahill (reviewed here)

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

What's So Great About Christianity by Dinesh D'Souza

The Black Tower by P. D. James (reviewed here)

Driving Force by Dick Francis

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

Tinkers by Paul Harding (reviewed here)

Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope (reviewed here)

Dressed for Death by Donna Leon

The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson (Booker winner; reviewed here)

Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table by Ruth Reichl (reviewed here)

Christine Falls by Benjamin Black

Other People's Children by Joanne Trollope

Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships by Daniel Goleman

Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (reviewed here)

Trespass by Rose Tremain

The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner (reviewed here)

Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley

The Silver Swan by Ben Black

The Edge by Dick Francis

Writing Places: The Life Journey of a Writer and Teacher by Howard Zinsser

The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly

Brother and Sister by Joanna Trollope

Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller, reviewed here;

The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren (National winner)

Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 by Simon Winchester

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak (reviewed here)

Death of an Expert Witness by P. D. James

The Honourable Schoolboy by John Le Carre

A Personal Odyssey by Thomas Sowell

The Children of Men by P. D. James

About Face by Donna Leon

NOTES

Last updated on December 26, 2012.  So far this year, I've read 42 books with my ears and am going to finish one more before the end of the year. But I haven't reviewed many, especially lately. I always have great intentions of writing reviews, but have fallen way behind.


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