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message 1: by Heena (last edited Dec 18, 2017 06:34PM) (new)

Heena Rathore Pardeshi (heenarathore) | 2223 comments Mod
Hello all the members of RMFAO,

With the evolution of technology, the book industry has also progressed by leaps and bounds. Where there were only physical books available at one time, there came ebooks and took the world by storm. As we progressed ahead in time, there came a new format in which readers around the globe could enjoy stories - audiobooks. Audiobooks instantly won everyone's heart - not only they were easy to carry (like ebooks) but also you could listen to them while doing something else that was mundane, like driving or cycling or washing clothes or cooking, or anything really because you there is no need to hold it in your hands.

Today many readers prefer reading audiobooks over other formats, but there are few who either don't like audiobooks or simply haven't got the time to explore them enough. If you're among the latter, this challenge is for you!

All you have to do is pick a Level, and try and read that many audiobooks in the entire year. Simple. No rules at all.

Levels:
Level 1: Casual Reader: 1-5 books (easy)
Level 2: Frequent Reader: 5-10 books (moderate)
Level 3: Bookworm: 10-15 books (mildly strenuous)
Level 4: Bibliophile: 15-25 books (strenuous)
Level 5: Bookiopath: 25 books or more (challenging)

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Feel free to use this discussion board for recommending books, discussing the ones you're reading or really love and posting links to the books or your reviews.

Other challenges that you can participate in are:
RMFAO 2018 Genre Challenge
RMFAO 2018 Classics Catchup
RMFAO NetGalley Challenge
RMFAO Series Challenge
RMFAO Bonus Challenge (link will be up soon!)

If you're as crazy about reading and books as we are then go wild combining all or any challenges to spice up your reading lists!

You can also read blog posts relating to this challenge, other challenges or the group itself here: https://thereadingbud.com/rmfao/

Happy Reading!


message 2: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
I suspect I will hit Level 5 easily. I already have three on hold from Overdrive through my local library (Evanovich, Grafton and Connelly). All three are series mysteries which are the easiest for me to listen to since I'm familiar with the characters and the locale. I also listen to free classics from LibriVox .


message 3: by Heena (new)

Heena Rathore Pardeshi (heenarathore) | 2223 comments Mod
Dagny wrote: "I suspect I will hit Level 5 easily. I already have three on hold from Overdrive through my local library (Evanovich, Grafton and Connelly). All three are series mysteries which are the easiest for..."

I just realized, for year-long challenges the Level system wasn't good. So I have changed it. Please check once again, though I doubt you will still be completing level 5 easily as you do read a good number of audiobooks.

Also, I'm pretty sure that you'll be running this thread more than me as I'm still an maeture (worse if that is possible.) Please keep recommending audiobooks here (especially open source ones.)


message 4: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
Heena wrote: "I just realized, for year-long challenges the Level system wasn't good. So I have changed it. "

Ah, so! I will have to rethink which level to go for now. It might be only Level 4 instead of 5.


message 5: by Heena (new)

Heena Rathore Pardeshi (heenarathore) | 2223 comments Mod
4 is as difficult as 5, so all the very best, Dagny!

I'm going to go for Level-1 but I'll try to get to 2.


message 6: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
My first audio book for 2018:
1. The Lost World (Professor Challenger #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle


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Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
4. The Poison Belt (Professor Challenger #2) by Arthur Conan Doyle


message 10: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
#5 - Two Kinds of Truth (Harry Bosch #22) by Michael Connelly


message 11: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
#6 - The Innocent (Will Robie #1) by David Baldacci

5 stars, loved it and plan to read the next one for sure


message 12: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
#7 - The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant (Fred, the Vampire Accountant, #1) by Drew Hayes

Don't be expecting a 'great' read, but it is fun and cute. Humorous as you probably can deduce from the title. 3 stars


message 13: by Heena (new)

Heena Rathore Pardeshi (heenarathore) | 2223 comments Mod
Dagny - Wow, you're already done with 7? I'm sure you'll be easily completing the Level you were aiming for way before the year ends.


message 14: by Heena (new)

Heena Rathore Pardeshi (heenarathore) | 2223 comments Mod
1. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly - 4/5 stars.

A mindblowing read!


message 15: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
Heena wrote: "1. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly - 4/5 stars.

A mindblowing read!"


I liked it a lot too. I love all those Frankenstein movies and sometimes get confused which is movie and which is book, lol.


message 16: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
8. Rules of Deception (Jonathan Ransom #1) by Christopher Reich


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Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
9. Death at Wentwater Court (Daisy Dalrymple #1) by Carola Dunn


message 18: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
10. The Hit (Will Robie #2) by David Baldacci


message 19: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
11. Missing (Secrets of Crittenden County #1) by Shelley Shepard Gray


message 20: by Heena (new)

Heena Rathore Pardeshi (heenarathore) | 2223 comments Mod
Dagny wrote: "I liked it a lot too. I love all those Frankenstein movies and sometimes get confused which is movi..."

I'm going to read more book son this. Lol, yeah... happens to me too, I get confused is I read a book after watching the movie. Gets hard to recognise if a particular thing was int he movie or the book.


message 21: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
12. The Winter Garden Mystery (Daisy Dalrymple #2) by Carola Dunn


message 22: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
13. A Share in Death (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James #1) by Deborah Crombie


message 23: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
14. Blame by Jeff Abbott


message 24: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
15. The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green


message 25: by B. R. Kyle (new)

B. R. Kyle (Ambiguous Pieces)  | 55 comments I've just finished Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Wil Wheaton does a great performance


message 26: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
B. R. wrote: "I've just finished Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Wil Wheaton does a great performance"

Thanks, B. R. I have the book lined up for later this year. Now I'll watch for the audio - maybe they will have it by then at Overdrive.


message 27: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl | 2166 comments Mod
B. R. wrote: "I've just finished Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Wil Wheaton does a great performance"

B. R.,

Will Wheaton would be the perfect narrator for this story, since he's into science fiction, video games, and all things "geeky". No wonder he did a great job!


message 28: by B. R. Kyle (new)

B. R. Kyle (Ambiguous Pieces)  | 55 comments Dagny wrote: "B. R. wrote: "I've just finished Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Wil Wheaton does a great performance"

Thanks, B. R. I have the book lined up for later this year. Now I'll watch for the audio - ..."


Apparently, it's being adapted into a movie this year as well :D


message 29: by B. R. Kyle (new)

B. R. Kyle (Ambiguous Pieces)  | 55 comments Cheryl wrote: "B. R. wrote: "I've just finished Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Wil Wheaton does a great performance"

B. R.,

Will Wheaton would be the perfect narrator for this story, since he's into science ..."


Absolutely. As the novel is about 80's pop culture, Wil Wheaton is mentioned in the book for his role in Star Trek, but he's also a mentioned as himself, it's pretty funny having Wil Wheaton refer to himself as "an old gezzer"


message 30: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
B. R. wrote: "Absolutely. As the novel is about 80's pop culture, Wil Wheaton is mentioned in the book for his role in Star Trek, but he's also a mentioned as himself, it's pretty funny having Wil Wheaton refer to himself as "an old gezzer"
."


LOL, that would be funny. Looking forward to Ready Player One. I hope they get the audio.


message 31: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
16. Undeath and Taxes
Didn't enjoy this one nearly as good as the first one in the series.


message 32: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
17. Half Broke Horses, A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls


message 33: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
18. Rules of Vengeance (Jonathan Ransom #2) by Christopher Reich


message 34: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
19. Tenderfoot by Mary E. Trimble

I was curious about my ratio of audio books and all others. It's running about 50/50.


message 35: by Heena (new)

Heena Rathore Pardeshi (heenarathore) | 2223 comments Mod
I'm so behind in this challenge. I'll have to catch up soon!

#2 A Witch's Concern - 4/5

A good book; loved the story and the narration, though the guy's part was a bit odd, I still enjoyed the main narrative, one that was of the female protagonist.


message 36: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
#20. The Miser of Mayfair

Couldn't compare to her Hamish or Agatha series. But if this is the first of a series, I'll cut it some slack as it was having to introduce the characters.


message 37: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
#21. The Covenant (Abram's Daughters #1) by Beverly Lewis


message 38: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
22. The Target (Will Robie #3) by David Baldacci
Only three stars. Didn't like it as much as the two earlier ones, but the next one looks great.


message 39: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
23. Ragged Dick by Horatio Alger


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Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
24. The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads #1) by Beverly Lewis


message 41: by Joanne (last edited Apr 15, 2018 03:00PM) (new)

Joanne It’s a bit of a late start but I will join this challenge. I am going to do number 2 with hopefully reaching three.

Currently listening to

[book:Agatha Raisin: Dishing the Dirt|26516027

These are audiobooks I don’t seem to be able to find the audio editions on the list.


message 42: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
It's never too late, Joanne!

I love the Agatha Raisin series. Also like her Hamish Macbeth ones.


message 43: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
25. The Guilty (Will Robie #4) by David Baldacci


message 44: by Joanne (new)

Joanne Dagny wrote: "It's never too late, Joanne!

I love the Agatha Raisin series. Also like her Hamish Macbeth ones."


Yeah me too for me it’s a good back stop so to speak.


message 45: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
26. Y is for Yesterday (Kinsey Millhone, #25) by Sue Grafton


message 46: by Joanne (last edited Apr 24, 2018 02:37PM) (new)

Joanne The Curzon Case. Francis Durbridge. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Dishing the Dirt (Agatha Raisin ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


message 47: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
#27. All Shall Be Well (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James #2) by Deborah Crombie


message 48: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
#28 - At the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason


message 49: by Joanne (new)

Joanne The Sign of Four ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Return of Sherlock Holmes ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


message 50: by Dagny (new)

Dagny (madamevauquer) | 3487 comments Mod
Joanne wrote: "The Sign of Four ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Return of Sherlock Holmes ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"



Cool, Joanne! Did you find these at LibriVox?


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