Audiobook Empire Logo

August 2015 Audiobook Thread: Statistics, Purchases and Reads

Updated: 08/31/2015

On the first day of each month over at Audiobook Empire I used to put up a post that would serve as a way to keep track of what I had been reading during that month as well as what books I may have purchased.

I am going to do the same thing here as well. Hopefully I can break out of my July reading slump.


GO TO SECTION

JULY/2015 READING STATISTICS

All of these statistics come from the spreadsheet I use to keep track of my audiobook collection and my reading statistics. If you saw all of the different statistics I keep with this chart you would clearly see that I have a problem. These are the statistics that I feel best sum up how I’ve really done each month when it comes to reading.

Books Read Minutes Read Average number of days to finish a book Average Rating per Book
4 2630 2.3 8.5

This chart shows the real depth of my reading slump. I read fewer books in July than any other month of the year, the next lowest month was February with 6 books read. It took on average 2.3 days to finish a book which is the second highest average this year behind February’s 3.2 days per book.
The average score of 8.5 means that while I didn’t read a lot in July, I liked every book I read. The 8.5 average rating is the highest of the year so far.


AUGUST/2015 PURCHASES

Title Author Narrator Publisher
Yes!: My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania Daniel Bryan, Craig Tello Daniel Bryan, Peter Berkrot Macmillan Audio
Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization K. Eric Drexler Tim Pabon Gildan Media, LLC
Detroit: An American Autopsy Charlie LeDuff Eric Martin HighBridge Company
Smashing Physics: Inside the Discovery of the Higgs Boson Jon Butterworth Jonathan Keeble Audible Studios
The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 Alan Taylor Bronson Pinchot Audible Studios
Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell Jack Olsen Kevin Pierce Jack Olsen Literary Works, LLC
Lord of All Things Andreas Eschbach, Samuel Willcocks (translator) Nick Podehl Brilliance Audio
Forsaken: Book One of the Shadow Cove Saga J.D. Baker Christina Delaine Hampton Creek Press
Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls: Bassam, Book 1 Paul B. Skousen Mark Deakins Izzard Ink Publishing
Ebola K: A Terrorist Thriller Bobby Adair Adam Verner Bobby Adair
Take Down James Swain Nick Podehl Brilliance Audio
How to Build an Android: The True Story of Philip K. Dick’s Robotic Resurrection David F. Dufty Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Thirteen: The Apollo Flight that Failed Henry S.F. Cooper Jr. J. Paul Guimont Audible Studios
The Martian: A Novel Andy Weir R. C. Bray Podium Publishing

Thanks to sales and Whispersync for Voice deals, August was a good month for acquisitions.


AUGUST/2015 READS

Title Author Narrator Started Reading Finished Reading
Yes!: My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania Daniel Bryan, Craig Tello Daniel Bryan, Peter Berkrot 08/03/2015 08/04/2015
The Wal-Mart Effect Charles Fishman Alan Sklar 08/04/2015 08/05/2015
Ebola K: A Terrorism Thriller, Book 1 Bobby Adair Adam Verner 08/10/2015 08/12/2015
Detroit: An American Autopsy Charlie LeDuff Eric Martin 08/12/2015 08/13/2015
Take Down James Swain Nick Podehl 08/19/2015 08/20/2015
Thirteen: The Apollo Flight that Failed Henry S.F. Cooper Jr. J. Paul Guimont 08/24/2015 08/24/2015
The Martian Andy Weir R. C. Bray 08/25/2015 08/26/2015
The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water Charles Fishman Stephen Hoye 08/27/2015 08/29/2015
Lock In John Scalzi Wil Wheaton 08/30/2015 08/31/2015

Check back often to monitor my reading progress!


I encourage you to use the comments section of this post to let me know what you are reading or listening to this month. You can also post any interesting bargains or book related contests you find. I’m opening it up to all books not just audio!

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “August 2015 Audiobook Thread: Statistics, Purchases and Reads

  1. Pingback: Audible Hidden Gem Sale – August 2015 | Random Catastrophe

    • Hi Bruce, thanks for your comment!

      Mark Deakins is indeed an amazing narrator and was honestly a big reason I decided to purchase the book. The other titles of his that I’ve heard were nonfiction so I’m looking forward to hearing him in a different genre.

      Like

  2. Pingback: Reading Slump: The Continuation | Random Catastrophe

  3. Pingback: September 2015 Audiobook Thread: Stats, Purchases and Reads | Random Catastrophe

Comments are closed.