Another Book Giveaway!

Thanks to Anna at Hachette Audio, we’re giving away three (3) audio book sets of On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System by Henry M. (Hank) Paulson, Jr.   This is the unabridged version, on 13 CDs, that contains a special conversation with the author not found in the printed book version.   Each audio book is valued at $34.98 U.S.; $41.98 Canadian.

Here is a synopsis of On the Brink, followed by two excerpts from recent reviews:

When Hank Paulson, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, was appointed in 2006 to become the nation’s next Secretary of the Treasury, he knew that his move from Wall Street to Washington would be daunting and challenging.   But Paulson had no idea that a year later, he would find himself at the the very epicenter of the world’s most cataclysmic financial crisis since the Great Depression.   Major institutions literally teetered at the edge of collapse.   Worst of all, the credit crisis spread to all parts of the U.S. economy and grew more ominous with each passing day.

This was truly a once-in-a-lifetime economic nightmare.   Events no one had thought possible were happening in quick succession.   All eyes turned to the United States Treasury Secretary to avert the disaster.  

This, then, is Hank Paulson’s first-person account.   From the man who was in the very middle of this perfect economic storm, On the Brink is Paulson’s fast-paced account of the key decisions that had to be made with lightning speed.   On the Brink is an extraordinary story about people and politics – all brought together during the world’s impending financial Armageddon.

Paulson’s first-person account of the epic financial collapse is just that – straightforward and direct.   Shorn of anonymous, unsourced dish, it nonetheless offers plenty of excellent color and detail.   Daniel Gross, The Washington Post

Provides a palpable sense of the nearly moment-to-moment developments and obstacles…   Ted Sturtz, New York Journal of Books

This contest is easy to enter.   Just post a comment here or send an e-mail to .   This will count as one entry.   For a second entry, just tell us why you like to listen to audio book versions of best sellers.  

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada and have a valid residential address.   Audio books cannot be mailed to P.O. boxes.   

The On the Brink contest will be open until midnight PST on Sunday, April 18, 2010.   Good luck and good listening!



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30 responses to “Another Book Giveaway!

  1. Denny

    Thank you for entering my name in your giveaway!


  2. Denny

    (Second entry) I like audiobooks primarily because of my deteriorating eyesight. Listening to an author’s words keeps me as fully engaged as when I was able to read the printed word. Thank you.

  3. Anne-Marie T

    Please count me in!

  4. Anne-Marie T

    I like to listen to audiobooks because I can’t always find the time to sit down and read a book. I can listen to audiobooks while I am on my way to and from work and while walking .

  5. Thanks! Listen in the car on trips to Texas!
    Bill 😉

    billsmith2003 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Hope you’ll check out my book giveaway:

  6. emily l

    I would love to be entered, thanks! 🙂

  7. emily l

    They’re great for when I’m working out, I can just load them up onto my ipod and go to the gym, and that way I don’t get any pages sweaty. 😉

  8. Kim

    Would love to be entered in this

  9. Kim

    I would love to win this as I am new to audiobooks and would really like to try one out.

  10. Please enter me!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

  11. I listen to audiobooks in the car to help distract me from road rage! :–)

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

  12. Rebecca Graham

    Would love to win this.

  13. Rebecca Graham

    I like to listen to audiobooks when I am driving and at home to ease the eye strain.

  14. I review books as a hobby. As of yet, I have never tried an audiobook. This one seems especially interesting and timely. Would love the opportunity to win!

  15. Hector Holguin

    Thanks for entering me! Now, to WIN!

  16. Hector Holguin

    Of course while driving “hands free/eyes free” literature is the law…isn’t it? : ) Audio books are the best way to get to your destination sooner than you expected! Of course at home, audio books allow me to relax and leave the work to someone else…

  17. Sunnymay

    I would so love to get my hands on this book. Well, my ears since it’s an audio. Learning more about how the financial situation is going and what happened in the past is something I want to hear.

  18. Please enter me, I am just getting into audio books and would love to win one.


  19. N. Edwards

    I love to keep up with current events on my way to work. Please enter me in your contest!

  20. N. Edwards

    They are great to listen while I’m on the treadmill or driving to work.

  21. Please enter me!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  22. I like to listen to current audio books on my long walks.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  23. I would love to win this! Thanks for the contest!

    jeffintennessee at gmail dot com

  24. I listen to audio books because I have an hour commute in my car every day.. its makes it go by fast and at the same time “reading” a new book!

    I hope to win!

    jeffintennessee at gmail dot com

  25. Darcie K

    This sounds very interesting. Thanks for the chance.

  26. Darcie K

    I like to listen to audiobooks because then I can multi-task, like cooking, cleaning, etc.

  27. Carol Wong

    I love audio books. I can embrioder while I listen.

  28. I’d love a shot at this. Please count me in. Thank you!

  29. I like audiobooks for work. It gives me some background sound while I process orders and answer emails.

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