November 23, 2010 · 7:24 pm
Harry Bosch is back, and this time it’s personal!
Thanks to Hachette Audio, we have two copies of The Reversal by Michael Connelly to give away in unabridged audio book form. Yes, not one word has been cut from the story and it comes with a bonus. The Reversal is read on 10 CDs by actor Peter Giles (who narrated Michael Connolly’s prior novel) and the bonus is a 2 CD set containing complete, uncut, copies of The Reversal and The Brass Verdict in MP3 format. That’s right, this audio book box contains 12 CDs and has a retail value of $39.98!
Here is the official synopsis of this legal thriller from the mega-selling author Michael Connelly:
Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller never thought he could be persuaded to cross the aisle and work for the prosecution. Then convicted child killer Jason Jessup, imprisoned for twenty-four years, is granted a retrial based on new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch, and his second chair, deputy DA Maggie McPherson.
But there’s a serious political taint on the case, and Haller and McPherson must face off against a celebrity defense attorney who has already started trying it in the media. Borsch searches for the runaway eyewitness who was the key to Jessup’s original conviction, but that trail has long since gone cold. Jessup, out on bail, grandstands for an eager press by day, but his nocturnal actions make Haller and Bosch fear the worst: this killer may have just gotten started.
“Connelly may be our most versatile crime writer… Reading this book is like watching a master craftsman build something that holds together exquisitely, form and function in perfect alignment.” Bill Ott, Booklist.
So how can you win a copy of this audio book with the bonus MP3 discs? It’s simple, just post a comment below with your name and e-mail address, or send an e-mail with this information to Josephsreviews@gmail.com . This will count as a first entry. For a second entry, tell us what you’d like Santa to bring you for Christmas this year (We will keep it a secret, OK?).
You have until Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at Midnight PST to submit your entry or entries. In order to be eligible to receive the audio book box, you must live in the continental United States and have a residential mailing address. Books will not be shipped to P. O. boxes or to business-related addresses. And, as always, Munchy the cat reserves the right to change the contest rules – including the closing date – at any time. So check back periodically at this site or risk getting your entry/entries in too late.
This is it for the complex rules. Be careful out there; good luck and good reading!
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June 2, 2010 · 6:26 pm
Thanks to Anna at Hachette Book Group/Hachette Audio, we have three (3) unabridged audio book copies of Fever Dream to give away! This novel by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston (known as Preston & Child) is ranked as a 3.75 star book at Google Books and as a 4 star book – out of a possible 5 – at Amazon. The story is contained on 12 CDs and has a list price value of $29.98.
Here is a synopsis of Fever Dream:
At the old family manse in Louisiana, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest his long-ignored possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen’s tragic death, only to make a stunning and dreadful discovery. Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But now, Pendergast learns that her rifle – her only protection from the beast – had been loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen dead… and why?
With Lieutenant Vincent D’Agosta’s assistance, Pendergast embarks on a quest to uncover the mystery of his wife’s murder. It is a journey that sends him deep into her past where he learns much that Helen herself had wished to keep hidden. As Pendergast probes more deeply into the riddle the answer to which is revealed in a night of shocking violence, deep in the Louisiana bayou – he finds himself faced with an even-greater question: who was the woman he married?
“It’s the authors’ best book in years.” Library Journal
In order to enter this audio book giveaway, just post a comment here or send an e-mail with the heading “Fever Dream” to Josephsreviews@gmail.com . In order to enter a second time, tell us what you think about the idea of two authors joining – like Preston and Child – to write a novel together. (We think it’s a “novel” idea!)
In order to be eligible to win an audio book in this contest, you must live in either the United States or Canada and have a residential mailing address (not a P. O. box). You have until midnight PST on Monday, July 5, 2010 to enter. This is it for the rules… Good luck and good listening!
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March 14, 2010 · 2:15 pm
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 Josephsreviews@gmail.com . 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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