Years of Audible, 2017-19

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Ben Wilson 4 minutes

It has been a while since I updated what I’ve been listening to on Audible. To make up for lost time I will share what I listened to since 2016. As I built the list, I could remember where I was when listening to specific books. For example, the Phoenix Project through Toyota Way were when we were in an apartment in the Summer of 2017 transitioning between our homes. I remember listening to Elon Musk while mowing cleaning the old backyard in Spring 2017. (The book lists are all reverse chronological order.)

When do I listen? When driving, usually by myself. I also listen when doing yard work that requires no thought. Now that our oldest is cutting grass, I think I’m listening to fewer books.

Audible 2019

In the interests of brevity, I will list only those titles that I completed in 2019. This is only January through September since I am trying to get back to posting this list every October/November. The Last Lion is a trilogy on Winston Churchill. Other books (Scratch of a Pen, The Men Who Lost America) support research for a novella series I am contemplating that is set in the 18th Century. The Cleaner is fiction, and the other titles are productivity or business related.

TitleLength
The Scratch of a Pen6.8h
Atomic Habits5.6h
Hit Refresh7.4h
Think like Amazon9.2h
Last Lion: Pt 353.4h
Last Lion: Pt 236.3h
Last Lion: Pt 141.3h
Launch to Market1.7h
The Cleaner9.0h
The Formula8.0h
Hacking Marketing6.7h
The Men Who Lost America21.1h
Total:206.7h

Audible 2018

In the interests of brevity, I will list only those titles that I completed in 2018. This year, I completed 210 hours of audiobooks. Meditations is an estimate since the title has since been removed from Audible. This year was rather interesting, with the usual mix of business and productivity and a few fiction titles. I was exploring Rome a bit, with the thought of a fiction series around a similar empire or the like. More faith-related titles this year than in 2019.

TitleLength
Find Your Why5.0h
Turn the Ship Around6.5h
How to Fight the Hydra1.5h
Engineers of Victory16h
A Seat at the Table9.3h
Meditations~8h
Sam Walton: Made in America10.5h
The Productivity Project8.2h
Winning11.4h
Boyd19.7h
The Player of Games11.4h
Switch7.6h
If You Can Keep It7.2h
The Rise of Rome12.2h
5000 Words per Hour1.7h
Self-Disciplined Producer1.7h
Caesar’s Legions12.3h
Leviathan Wakes20.9h
Love Thy Body11.5h
American Warlords19.8h
Hearing God8.5h
Church History, Vol 17.3h
Total:210.2h

Audible 2017

In the interests of brevity, I will list only those titles that I completed in 2017. This year, I finished 265 hours of audiobooks. Almost all of this year is productivity related. I have a life-goal of a biography for every president, so I knocked out Nixon and some of Johnson. We don’t give Nixon credit for positive change in race relations he pushed, and we don’t damn Johnson enough for the reverse. Watership Down was to follow along with the book with my son who was reading it for school.

TitleLength
Extreme Ownership9.5h
Secret Battle of Ideas4.8h
Zero to One4.8h
Seven Men7.6h
Metaxas: Martin Luther20.7h
Innovative State9.5h
Total Focus7.6h
Power of Moments6.4h
The Startup Way10.2h
Originals: Nonconformists10.0h
Toyota Way10h
Moneyball10.5h
ITIL for Beginners2.2h
Phoenix Project14.7h
Elon Musk13.4h
McKee: Story6.2h
Path to Power, Johnson40.5h
Nixon28.9h
Influence10.1h
4-hour Work Week13.0h
Chesterton: Everlasting Man11.6h
One Second After13.3h
Watership Down15.9h
Total:265.5h