So, 59 books listened to (down from 87), but the hours per book was up slightly -- just under 9.5 hours/title compared to 8.4 hours in 2011. Close to a third of these books were downloadables. I evened out my adult and child/teen listening as I had wanted to: 29 audiobooks were those published for children or teens. I listened to five works of nonfiction. Just three authors showed up more than once: Louisa May Alcott (two titles, in what is now considered one book) Holly Black (with two plus the short story collection she edited), and Rebecca Stead, also with two. I spread the wealth among lots of narrators. At three times each, Julia Whelan and Katherine Kellgren were the narrators I listed to the most.
I have no trouble coming up with five great adult titles (all by women):
There weren't five standouts for me in the kids and teen books though, so here are three (all by men):
Honorable mention to The Wake of the Lorelei Lee by L.A. Meyer. Kellgren and Bloody Jack up to their usual high standard.
And the one item really worth mentioning: I managed to put not one, but two pictures of my cats in the blog this year!
On to 2013! (As I write this, I cannot locate my mp3 player, which is going to put a bit of a crimp in the next few days.)