Monday, January 19, 2009

Giveaway - A Long Stone's Throw - Alphie McCourt


A Long Stone's Throw is the autobiography of Alphie McCourt. He's the youngest brother of Frank (Angela's Ashes) McCourt and Malachy (A Monk Swimming) McCourt. Both older brothers have written memoirs detailing their impoverished upbringing in Ireland and immigration to the United States and Alphie adds his voice to the memories.

You can listen to an excerpt here and read my review here.

Courtesy of Hachette Books, I have three audiobook copies to giveaway! Simply comment to be entered! Extra entry for linking. Open to both Canada and the US - no po boxes please. Ends Monday Feb. 9/09 at 6 pm EST.

120 comments:

mooskietx said...

I do most of my reading while at the Gold’s gyms in Boston they make my work out easier, while keeping me entertained at the same time.

Valorie said...

I love Frank McCourt's books. Count me in for an entry. :)

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Erika Lynn said...

please enter me
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Erika Lynn said...

I also posted a link on my blog.
http://kissmybook.blogspot.com/2009/01/simple-pleasures.html

Meg89 said...

Sounds great, please enter me!

MJ said...

This sounds great!

Alyce said...

I would love to be entered!
akreese (at)hotmail (dot) com

Anna said...

Please enter me! I've posted a link in my sidebar!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric
diaryofaneccentric AT hotmail DOT com

darbyscloset said...

I would enjoy this book for I'm familiar with the A. Ashes story...I bet this is a good one!
I'm also trying to grow my audio book collection so winning this would be awesome!!
Thanks so much,
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

mindy said...

sounds intriguing thanks for the giveaway minsthins(at)optonline(dot)net

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

really sounds interesting!

Stacie said...

Please enter me in too :)

Annie said...

This sounds like a wonderful book! I'd love to win!

Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

valerie2350 said...

fabulous - I'd love to win :)

valerie2350 said...

blogged
http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/01/bookwormsworld-alphie-mccourt-giveaway.html

Bridget said...

I've posted this on Win A Book. No need to enter the contest.

rmc1ra said...

Would love to win this for my mom, she used to love to read but her eyesight does not even allow her to read large print books, she listens to them on tape/cd now and REALLY enjoys this.

thanks for the contest.

rmc1ra at aol dot com

Anya said...

I loved audiobooks, so count me in. Thanks.

traymona said...

I like listening to audiobooks while I'm doing housework or laundry. As an Irish decendant, I would be most interested in reading this book.
traymona[at]aol.com

Amy said...

I listen to audiobooks while driving to/from work each day. It really helps the time go by quickly. Count me in for the contest. Thanks!
aleach6179 AT gmail DOT com

Toni said...

I would love a chance to win this one. tonigomez at surewest dot net

Renee G said...

I loved Angela's Ashes and would like to read this as well.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

Beth said...

I hope I can win this great book!

Francine said...

Thanks this book sounds really interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

fmd518@inbox.com

Anonymous said...

I loved his brothers books and would love a chance to win this audio book and complete the trio
ccaro (at) hotmail (dot) com

yadgirl said...

I love audiobooks. Thanks for your review.

Kaye said...

I just love those Irish writers! Please enter me in the contest and I am putting up a link on my blog. Thanks!

florida982002[at]yahoo[dot]com

jill190 said...

My ipod is loaded with audiobook for the gym and knitting.

Serena said...

seems like all the McCourts are writing these days!

Wanda said...

I love audiobooks and this one looks very interesting. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks!

Bingo said...

I would very much love an audio book. I have read all of Frank McCourt's books so I'm with ya on this one! Thanks!

MarthaE said...

This sounds like an audio I would like - Irish accent and biography. I like to add those to my regular reading genres!

Anonymous said...

I have never listened to an audio but I would like to.
Hope I win.
Barb
keysbmv@yahoo.com

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this

Thanks,

darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

Estela said...

What a lovely giveaway..please enter me!!

Jodi said...

I would love an entry!

I follow your blog. Thank you!

JodiMof3 at hotmail dot com

slylady said...

I love audio books while I am busy at the computer, busy doing housework, busy exercising. I would love to win this audio book!!

mverno said...

love to enjoy this one

Anonymous said...

This would be a great book to share with my English as a Second Language adult students.
Thank you,
Diane Baum
dianesmb@aol.com

myntric said...

I'd love to win!

cookiert said...

Would love to win this for my husband! He listens to audiobooks during his commute.

grandmap said...

Highly recommended.

catriona_sweeps said...

I have been listening to audiobooks during my commute, making the time I spend in my car enjoyable and relaxing. I would like to listen to this one; hopefully it's as good as Frank McCourt's.

alycep said...

Loved Angela's Ashes and would love to listen to the other brother's story as well. Count me in for this audiobook.

apoalillo at hotmail dot com

alycep said...

Loved Angela's Ashes and would love to listen to the other brother's story as well. Count me in for this audiobook.

apoalillo at hotmail dot com

boobles2 said...

I love to listen to audio books while I walk

abfantom said...

I'd love to win this audio book. Please enter me in your giveaway.

abfantom (at) yahoo (dot)com

dwhogan said...

Good luck to all

Kasey Proctor said...

Listening to an audio book is something I like to do in the evenings to relax. I'd love to have this one.

Sharon said...

great prize...would love to win
THANKS

Shannon said...

I would like this.

bunnie3788 said...

Love to read. Love all sorts of book, would love the chance to win this book.

linett said...

would love to read this, amazing family

gkstratos said...

I just love his work
gkstratos@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I'm a fan of the McCourts and love to listen to audiobooks in the car, so this would be great!
pabav at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

This would be nice to listen to in my car.

Nora
neneelynn@yahoo.com

Princess Golden Hair said...

i love angela's ashes. i'd love to read this book

teechbiz a gmail dot com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

how fun

Aisling said...

Ah, and couldn't I listen all day to a writer/reader with an Irish brogue. I'd love to have a copy of this.

susan1215 said...

Please enter me

Creative Mom said...

I would love to check this compelling audio book out. I think books unlock magical worlds!

teraustin@mindspring.com

danosor said...

Please enter my name in contest.I am a subscriber.

Anonymous said...

please enter me

delorezb@yahoo.com

Rebecca Graham said...

I am a big fan of audio books. I play them in my car and on my Bose Wave at home.

chromiumman said...

love to win this

Meredith said...

This looks interesting.
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Carol Lawrence said...

Please enter this bookworm. jelly15301@gmail.com

clc408 said...

I've read Frank McCourt and it would be interesting to read his brother's take on things. Thanks for the giveaway.

sweetsue said...

I read Angela's Ashes, and loved it! I would love to hear more about this family.
smchester@gmail.com

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I've read both of Frank McCourt's novels and am looking for his book on being a teacher (what a long road to finally being able to write when he retired from teaching!) but have not read either of his brothers' books and would be particularly curious to read this one!

Zoly said...

Sounds like a good book.

mobrien said...

Frank's work was good, would like to hear Alphie's view.

silverbele said...

I listen to books while driving and working out so I would enjoy Alphie McCort's book

Sunnyvale said...

I loved the McCourt's books, didn't know his brother was an author too, should be interesting.

Rob Bentley said...

I love Frank's books. I've read Malachy's book, so I'd love to hear Alphie's perspective.

bison61 said...

I'd love to win this audiobook

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

redron said...

want to win this

Andria said...

Sounds like a very interesting book. I would love a chance to win

DePro said...

Nice giveaway. Count me in on this one.

Think about it said...

since my eyes have gotten worse, i prefer AUDIO books!!!

ky2here said...

I'm ready to read this.

Tiggerriffic said...

Wooo Hooo Make me a winner!

Felicia said...

Looks like a really good book!

Daniel M said...

lookin good add me please! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

naynays1 said...

I have yet to listen to an audio book I am such an avid reader I guess its just hard to change. Maybe this will give me the chance to try. Thanks

Christy G. said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jayfr said...

I'd really like to listen to this one. I've listened to two of Frank's books, and they were great. I listened to Malachy's book, and I thought he was way too full of himself. It'd be interesting to see which way this brother tells his story.

Clint said...

I want A Long Stone's Throw !

captfree[at]excite[dot]com

Beth said...

I've missed the McCourts! Can't wait to read this.

lauramich68 said...

Please enter me into the contest.

amyinkamloops said...

I love the Audiobooks and would love a copy of A Long Stone's Throw by Alphie McCourt
Amy (amyinkamloops *AT* gmail.com)

Anonymous said...

Anna
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Sharn A said...

My husband and I live by audiobooks.

sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

ellie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

SeahorseLady said...

He's a great author. Please enter me in your great giveaway.

dvice said...

Looks like a good book

Amy said...

This would be great for long drives. Certainly sounds like a great story.

Anonymous said...

Happy Weekend!

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Hues262 said...

I listened to the excerpt and it sounds like a good story. Thanks for the sweep. Alan

Jinxy and Me said...

I love the books of the other McCourt brothers!

Mark W said...

i love audio books. they make the daily commute more interesting

Marc said...

I listen to audi books when I'm lifting weights or walking inside.

finegal50 [at] sbcglobal.net

CanAmBlond said...

Looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win.

LINDA said...

Please enter me. Thanks!

bev said...

I bet this would be good! I love Frank McCourt's books, so I'm sure I would love this one, written by his brother. Thanks for having the contest!

demmi said...

would love to win the book con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

kathy pease said...

PLEASE COUNT ME IN ON THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY :)

Betty C said...

I love audio books on long drives.

janetfaye said...

I would love to win and listen to this!

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

blown96cobra said...

Please count me in! I'd love to win this audiobook!

Kathy said...

I listen to audio book in my car on the way to work. This book sounds interesting.

Swtlilchick said...

I have read Frank's book Angela's
Ashes.Great book,it was enlightening.I would love to read his brother's book.Please enter me
and thanks

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

bettyd said...

Audio books are a great way to make commuting time fly by with much less stress.

Heather said...

It would be interesting to hear the stories from various siblings. Count me in.

Luanne said...

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Check the sidebar for ongoing offers!

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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I am crazy obessed about any kind of stories about Ireland or Scottland!
This would be fantastic.
I may have been born in the USA but I have a Celtic soul!

zestywonderland@gmail.com

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I follow & subscribe!
Thanks again~I love book giveaways & never owned an audio one!

I could listen to it while taking a long hot bath!!!!!!!!!!!

Melanie said...

Oh, enter me.

I love to read!

clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

redjenn said...

This audiobook sounds great! I'd love to give it a listen! Thank you so much for the great contest.

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