audible Sent an email a few days ago with my listening stats, even though it’s over two weeks into the new year – I wanted to share them so I have a reference for future comparisons. Plus, I still plan to recap the 2022 race and eat highlights no matter what the date is, so it’s a good warm up for that. I love that they wait until the year is completely over to compile your listening statistics. This is the full picture and is more accurate.
Did you know that Spotify sends out its Spotify wrap for the year in early December? And they only count your listening stats from January 1st to October 31st?!
As a runner – imagine in Strava, Garmin or Run Keeper only counting your miles from January to October?! I’m also not a numbers person (read as: I don’t really track my total miles for the month or year), but I won’t be cool with it.
otherwise also. We were talking about my audible recap for 2022. Here are some important notes to keep in mind about my statistics…
Run Eat Repeat and Audible Notes:
- I have a monthly subscription which includes 1 book a month and access to ‘included’ books shared by the app for that time period.
- I assume ‘included’ = ‘free’ and this was actually the first year I took advantage of the free list. I’ve heard of several end-of-the-year freebies that were comparable to the books I paid for.
- I try to ‘save’ the last two hours (roughly) of most books for my long reads. This is a long running hack because I’ve always wanted to know how a book ends and look forward to hearing.
- Audible also gives you the option of buying additional credits for a discount (it seems to be offered randomly throughout the year – I’m not sure how often). I’ve used those extra credits to buy more books throughout the year.
- This year I chose to listen to audio books instead of podcasts because I don’t have any podcasts right now that I enjoy, so they aren’t as enjoyable while running.
Also… I know there is a way to borrow audio books from the library. I started signing up months ago and have never gotten to pick up my official library card, which is required to be able to register for apps that offer that service.
Now the moment everyone has been waiting for…
My Audible 2022 Stats
- 33,374 minutes listened
- average 92 minutes per day
- pressed play 3,760 times
- Top Genres Literature & Fiction (22,782 min), Mystery Thriller Suspense (21,935 min), Comedy & Comedy (3,936 min)
Number of days listened per month
- December – 30 days
- November – 27 days
- October – 21 days
- September – 25 days
- August – 29 days
- July – 25 days
- June – 26 days
- May – 21 days
- April – 11 days
- March – 18 days
- February – 23 days
- January – 29 days
Thoughts on my #AudibleStats for 2022
- What I really want to know is = How many books did I finish?? I wish that was included in Rap-Up. I tried to figure it out, but “Listen History” has all my listening history which includes samples (short clips you can listen to before buying) so it’s hard to count.
- If I estimated before looking at how many days per month I listen to audiobooks – I would have estimated about 6 days per week to about 26 days per month.
- I’m surprised I didn’t hear for most of March and April. Will I be catching up on podcasts during that time?
- I don’t care how many times I pressed play – it’s a random statistic.
- Rap-Up said my top author was KL Slater but it also includes a lot of free books that I discovered in the last few months of the year. I like Slater, but I wouldn’t listen to so many books if each one of them was worth a credit.
- My personal choice for top author is Elin Hilderbrand. I liked Hotel Nantucket and I recommend it to you.
- My biggest regret is not reviewing all the books I completed. First, it will give me a complete list of books for the year (the main thing I want to know). Plus, I’ve finished a lot of books over the years and have great perspective on which books I’d recommend (and which ones I’d recommend listening to while walking or running).
My main takeaway/action item is to review every book I listen to this year – even if it’s just a rating with some thoughts. Then, I’ll have a list to reference when someone asks me for my recommendations and to recap at the end of the year.