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Tuesday, January 3, 2023

2022 Audiobook Challenge and Favorites

 2022 Audiobook Challenge --- What I listened to and which were my favorites

Hosts: Caffeinated Book Reviewer and That's What I'm Talkin' About
I aimed to listen to 20-30 audiobooks in 2022, which is the Binge Listener level. I ended up listening to 44! I decided that I don't need to participate in a challenge going forward since I clearly have no troubles accomplishing my audiobook listening goals.
Some of my 2022 favorites:
Titles of favorite audiobooks are underlined in the list below.

The whole 2022 audiobooks listening list:

1. *Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead, read by Dion Graham
2. Punching Bag by Rex Ogle, read by Ramon De Ocampo
3. The Story of More by Hope Jahren, read by the author
4. Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang, read by the author
5. Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer, read by the author 
6. The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles, read by Edoardo Bellerini, Marin Ireland, Dion Graham
7. *The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, read by Jack Hawkins and Louise Brealey
8. *Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, read by Dan Stevens
9. The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki, read by Kerry Shale
10. Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger, read by Rich Orlow
11. The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore, read by the author
12. The Pioneers by David McCullough, read by John Bedford Lloyd
13. The House In the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune, read by Daniel Henning
14. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo, read by Bahni Turpin
15. The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See, read by Jennifer Lim
16. The Netanyahus by Joshua Cohen, read by David Duchovny, Ethan Herschenfeld
17. *Nate the Great, Collected Stories, Vol. 1 by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, read by John Lovelle
18. *The Sentence by Louise Erdrich, read by the author
19. *Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel, read by John Lee, Dylan Moore, Arthur Morey, and Kirsten Potter
20. *The Rose Code by Kate Quinn, read by Saskia Maarleveld
21. *The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, read by Maggie Hoffman
22. Washington Black by Esi Edugyan, read by Dion Graham
23. *The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb, read by J.D. Jackson
24. *The Girl In His Shadow by Amanda Blake, read by Susan Lyons
25. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus, read by Miranda Raison and Pandora Sykes
26. Mercy Street by Jennifer Haigh, read by Stacey Glemboski
27. Break Shot: My First 21 Years by James Taylor, read and sung by the author
28. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, read by Dylan Baker
29. *Deacon King Kong by James Taylor, read by Dominic Hoffman
30. *The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd, read by Emily Woo Zeller, Nancy Wu, Karen Chilton, Ron Butler, Neil Hellegers, Jason Culp, Brittany Pressley
31. Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt, read by Marin Ireland, Michael Urie
32. The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin, read by Sheila Reid, Rebecca Benson
33. *A Swim in the Pond in the Rain by George Saunders, read by George Saunders, Phylicia Rashad, Nick Offerman, Glenn Close, Keith David, Rainn Wilson, BD Wong, Renée Elise Goldsberry
34. Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, read by Lauren Daggett
35. *The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, read by Angela Brazil
36. A Million Quiet Revolutions by Robin Gow, read by Salem Corwin, Kaden Catalina
37. *Alias Anna by Susan Hood and Greg Dawson, read by Aimee Dawson
38. *Abuela, Don't Forget Me by Rex Ogle, read by Ramon D. Ocampo
39. The Ghosts of Rose Hill by  R.M. Romero, read by Carla Corvo
40. Nothing Burns As Bright As You by Ashley Woodfolk, read by Amani Minter
41. African Town by Irene Latham and Charles Waters, read by Cassandra Campbell, Ronald Peet, Andrew Eiden, Cary Hite, Sean Patrick Hopkins, Sandra Okuboyejo, Soneela Nankani, Nene Nwoko, Michael Obiora, Prentice Onayemi, Mark Sanderlin, Mirron Willis, Patrick Zeller
42. The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery, read by the author 
43. The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett, read by Colin Morgan, Peter Serafinowicz, Bill Nighy
44. All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir, read by Deepti Gupta, Kamran R. Khan, Kausar Mohammed
*Books I listened to with my husband


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