A Memorial Day Giveaway

Thanks to Hachette Audio, we have three (3) audiobook copies of War by Sebastian Junger to give away.   Junger is the author of The Perfect Storm and this book, War, is a 4.5 star book at Amazon.   The unabridged audiobook is read by the author on 7 CDs and has a list price value of $29.98.

Here is a synopsis of War and a comment by an early reviewer.

From the author of The Perfect Storm, War is a gripping book about Sebastian Junger’s almost-fatal year with the 2nd battalion of the American Army.   They were known as “The Rock.”   For one year, in 2007-2008, Junger accompanied a single platoon of thirty men from the 2nd battalion as they fought their way through a remote valley in Eastern Afghanistan.   Over the course of five trips, men that Junger knew were killed or wounded, and he himself was almost killed.  

War is a narrative about combat: the fear of dying, the trauma of killing and the love between platoon-mates who would rather die than let each other down.   Gripping, honest, intense, War explores the incredible bonds that form between these small groups of men.   War goes to the heart of what it means not just to be a soldier, but to be human.

“There aren’t many books that really tell the reader what it means to be in battle.   Sebastian Junger is a writer of rare skill who can paint a frighteningly real picture of places few of us would ever think of going.”   Michael J. Edelman, Amazon

In order to enter the contest to win an audiobook copy of War, simply post a comment here or send an e-mail with the heading “War” to Josephsreviews@gmail.com .   This will count as a first entry.   For a second entry, explain what Memorial Day means to you or your family.  

In order to enter this giveaway, you must have a residential mailing address in the U.S. or Canada (audiobooks will not be mailed to P.O. boxes).   You have until midnight PST on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 to submit your entry/entries.  

Good luck and good listening/reading!




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18 responses to “A Memorial Day Giveaway

  1. Please enter me. This one I want.

  2. I think you can find my feelings about Memorial Day best described in my review for On Hallowed Groundon my blog earlier this month. As a veteran married to a veteran, this is a big day for us, and for many of our friends and family.

  3. Denny, Alaska

    Please, count me in! Thanks for adding my name to your giveaway.

  4. Denny, Alaska

    As a retired military person (Air Force: 26 years), Memorial Day reminds me always of the fellow service members who have gone before me.

  5. Amy

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

  6. Amy

    To me, Memorial Day reminds me of a soldier named Bart that I wrote to when I was in grad school. He died in Iraq. We never met but he lived nearby. We were going to hang out when he got back…but then I stopped hearing from him. I saw his name in the paper a few months later on Memorial Day. I still have his picture, his letters, and his name on my heart. He represents all the men and women who serve and have served this country.

    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

  7. cammy

    I would like a chance to win thanks.

  8. charmandluck

    I’d love to listen to this audio book. It sounds so compelling.


  9. charmandluck

    Memorial Day is a tribute to our war dead. My dad was in WWII, my husband the Korean War. Luckily, both survived. Still our family thinks about all the unsung heroes on Memorial Day. We think about, talk about and read poetry about war and its effects.


  10. Aliya D.

    Sounds like a great book. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

    Aliya D.

  11. Aliya D.

    Memorial Day… the day we say thank you to the men and women who sacrificed their safety, their secular lives, at times their sanity, their families and sometimes their lives for a greater purpose. Those men and women, who volunteered their blood, sweat and tears for the security of their nation, their people and their beliefs; through wars, strife, environmental emergencies, peace-keeping, etc. They make us proud. For all they have done, we say thank you!

    Aliya D.

  12. Please enter me. My husband and I just read about this in Outside magazine, and he really would love to have it. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.


  13. Memorial Day is a time that my family draws together to talk about family and friends and those men and women that we do not know who have given their lives whether to the end or in years of unselfish service to our country. Service that is often not just thankless but groused about. We take the time to not focus on ourselves, but come together in appreciation for those soldiers. We are humbled by their sacrifices.


  14. Sharon Walling

    To me, Memorial Day is the time to honor all those that have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces. We honor them all the time but this is a special time to do this.

    Thanks for the chance at winning this fantastic audio.


  15. Memorial Day is a day I remember that my Grandpa would place flags on every flag in the cemetery of every soldier. A tradition my uncle now follows. Men who were willing to fight for the freedoms we have today.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  16. Sounds like a great book–one even my husband would listen to. I working on him to read more!

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  17. I saw the author this weekend on Meet the Press, and would love this audiobook. Please count me in. Thank you!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  18. My family doesn’t really make a big deal out of Memorial Day. We don’t have a family of veterans, so it just isn’t something in the forefront for us. However I do know a few veterans that spent time going to some of the local schools to talk to kids about their experiences.

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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