First, congratulations go out to Cheryl Kelley of Gilberts, Illinois and Margie Takala of Minnetonka, Minnesota as the winners of Life and Life Only, a fine novel by Dave Moyer! Munchy the cat picked their names out of the official contest bucket. Life is about life, especially as it relates to baseball, love and Bob Dylan.
Now we would like to announce another great giveaway. This time we’re giving away three (3) copies of the audio book version of The Unnamed by Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award-winning author, Joshua Ferris. This is an unabridged version of the novel, read by the author, on 7 CDs. This Hachette Audio book has a value of $34.98.
This was an Amazon Best Books of the Month selection on its release. I’ve started to listen to it and it’s terrific. Anyone who has ever had a health condition that the medical establishment does not quite seem to “get” will relate to this story. It is the tale of a man attacked by an unknown condition that makes him walk until he literally drops and sleeps from exhaustion. He’s lost 17 months of his life due to this condition – skeptically called “The Condition” by his mental health professionals – and he’s now experiencing the third occurrence. Maybe, he’s told, this condition is just brought on by stress or worrying. Right.
That’s my take and here is part of the official synopsis from the publisher:
With The Unnamed, Ferris imagines the collision between one man’s free will and the forces of nature that are bigger than any of us.
Tim Farnsworth walks. He walks out of meetings and out of bed. He walks in sweltering heat and numbing cold. He will walk without stopping until he falls asleep, wherever he is. This curious affliction has baffled medical experts around the globe – and come perilously close to ruining what should be a happy life. Tim has a loving family, a successful law career and a beautiful suburban home, all of which he maintains spectacularly well until his feet start moving again.
This is a novel about Tim Farnsworth, a man who believes that he’s going to lose his house and everything in it. How can you win a copy of the audio book? It’s simple. Just send an e-mail with your name included in the message to Josephsreviews@gmail.com . That’s all you need to do to be entered once. For a second entry, tell me why you would like to win this particular audio novel. You have until midnight PST on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 to submit your entry(s).
Anyone in the U.S. or Canada is eligible. The only restriction is that you must supply a residential address if you’re selected as a winner. Audio books cannot and will not be mailed to a P.O. Box. Thanks to Anna at Hachette Audio for making these prizes available to our readers.
Good luck and good listening!