Saturday, May 30, 2009

Giveaway - The Way Home (audiobook) - George Pelecanos


One more crime offering this week! Yes another George Pelecanos giveaway - this time in audio format.

Thanks to the generosity of The Hachette Book Group, I have three copies to giveaway.

What's this one about? From the publisher:

"Christopher Flynn is trying to get it right. After years of trouble and rebellion that enraged his father and nearly cost him his life, he has a steady job in his father's company, he's seriously dating a woman he respects, and, aside from the distrust that lingers in his father's eyes, his mistakes are firmly in the past.One day on the job, Chris and his partner come across a temptation almost too big to resist. Chris does the right thing, but old habits and instincts rise to the surface, threatening this new-found stability with sudden treachery and violence. With his father and his most trusted friends, he takes one last chance to blast past the demons trying to pull him back. Like Richard Price or William Kennedy, Pelecanos pushes his characters to the extremes, their redemption that much sweeter because it is so hard fought. Pelecanos has long been celebrated for his unerring ability to portray the conflicts men feel as they search and struggle for power and love in a world that is often harsh and unforgiving but can ultimately be filled with beauty."

Listen to an excerpt of The Way Home.

Watch a video trailer for the Way Home.

Read an excerpt of The Way Home.

For this giveaway, tell me why or what you like about an audiobook. An extra entry if you're a follower (let me know) Open to both US and Canada, no po boxes. Please ensure I have a way to contact you, either by email or through your blog. Giveaway ends Tuesday June 23 at 6 pm EST. Good luck and check the sidebar for ongoing giveaways!

130 comments:

Carlene said...

I love audio books when I am sitting in traffic. It makes the drive less stressful. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Carlene
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Carlene said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Carlene
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Pam said...

To be honest, I've never actually listened to an audio book. I've always been worried that if it's an author I've read frequently with characters I know, they already have voices in my head and if the ones on the audiobook didn't match, it might annoy me. Also, I was worried if I listened to it while driving and got too involved in the story, I may forget to pay attention to the road. Friends swear by them though and listen to them at the gym and stuff too so I'd like to give it a try. With a baby around, it may be easier than trying to pick up a book to read.

I'm a follower too.

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Belinda M said...

I love that you can listen to an audiobook while cleaning, making supper, driving. It is handy and convenient. You can still get things done and enjoy a really good novel at the same time

Belinda M said...

I follow

dolls123 said...

I can listen while doing other things

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dolls123 said...

Blog follower

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Alexa said...

I like audiobooks because they allow me to multitask.

I'm a follower.

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janetfaye said...

I love to listen to audiobooks because I can take them anywhere I go.

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janetfaye said...

I follow.

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Bridget said...

Just posted on Win A Book.

Y. Bressani said...

I would like a chance for this one too. Thanks.
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scottsgal said...

Audio books are great on long car rides and when traveling - that's when I listen the most

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scottsgal said...

Also a follower

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Jake L said...

I have a long commute and like to load up audio books for the ride. This one looks like a good "read", please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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Cheryl S. said...

I like audiobooks on my commute to work & when I'm outside weeding.

Please count me in - Thanks!
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Cheryl S. said...

I follow.

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Linda Ellen said...

I don't own any audiobooks. I wonder what they're like. Maybe listening to one while doing the laundry or washing the dishes will make chores seem less of a task. (???)

Please count me in!

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Linda Ellen said...

I'm also following. =)

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Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

I love audiobooks because I can listen to them while I'm doing other stuff like cleaning, gardening, or crocheting.

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Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

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Dawn M. said...

I like audio books because I can listen to them while I'm working. It makes the time go by much faster.

Thanks! :0)
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kalea_kane said...

I love audio books for cleaning my house. They are the one thing that makes a tedious chore like cleaning NOT suck. :) Thanks for a great giveaway!

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kalea_kane said...

I am also a follower. :)

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LoveMyCoffee said...

It would be a new experience for me. I've never listened to an audio book. I could listen while gardening, cleaning house, driving. I don't know why I've never done an audio book before.
Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
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LoveMyCoffee said...

I'm also a follower.
Thanks
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mverno said...

their so good on long road trips mverno@roadrunner.com

Cindy said...

I love audiobooks to listen to while I am driving. My grown kids live in other cities and I like to have audiobooks to listen while driving to visit them, especially for the long drive home.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Cindy
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Cindy said...

I am a new follower to your blog!

Cindy
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cabadov said...

I'm actually not familiar with Pelecanos, but the synopsis is intriguing. Audio books enable me to enjoy fiction when I don't have time to sit and read. Thanks
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dwhogan said...

Good luck to all

abfantom said...

I'd like to win this audiobook. Please enter me.

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MJ said...

I've never listened to an audiobook but I'd love to give it a try when I'm on the beach...soon!!!

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MJ said...

I follow.

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Anonymous said...

I would enjoy this audiobook, it sounds so intriguing.

Nora
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Jenn S. said...

Audio books allow me to "read", when I wouldn't normally have the time. I can listen while running errands or stuck in traffic.

Annie said...

I love playing Audio Books while cleaning house; it makes it much more enjoyable for me and it makes the time fly by!


Thanks


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Annie said...

I follow your blog!




Thanks



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Rebecca Graham said...

I like audio books to listen to while driving the long, long road to my in-laws house. It is better than radio music to me.

clc408 said...

I listen to Playaway audio books while I am doing my daily walking. It makes the time go so fast. Thanks!

silverbele said...

I would love to listen to this book on a long trip this summer because it would hold my interest and make my trip go faster.

Nicole said...

I like that you can be cleaning or doing other things that you need to do and still be "reading"!!

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Karen B said...

Great author - good time to try an audiobook !

Erika*Coffee said...

Audiobooks keep me focused during long drives. Otherwise I'm thinking about 10 million other things i should be doing and get distracted.

Sunnyvale said...

Audio books allow me to listen while I do household chores.

Sunnyvale said...

Haven't watched the shows, but would like to.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I just love the audiobooks. We drove to Montreal last summer and the time went by so quickly while we were being read to. They are so cool you don't even want to stop for gas. I adore George Pelecanos. ruthing73 at hotmail dot com

Deborah Wellenstein said...

My husband and I love to listen to audiobooks on long drives. Way better than crummy radio broadcasts! Thank you!

mmentor said...

i love books on tape...the trip is bareable`

ossmcalc said...

I would love to try an audiobook. I love anything by George Pelecanos. This would make those long trips to the doctor go faster.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I am also a subscriber.

Thank you,

Christine
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Theresa N. said...

I like the fact that I can "read" while I drive, sewing, knit or cook.
Theresa N
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tarahsfoodreviews said...

I LOVE George Pelecanos - I just discovered his books and can't wait to read them all!

Tarah
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sweetsue said...

I like audiobooks because I can share the story with my boyfriend.We can both "read" at the same time!
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sweetsue said...

I'm a follower!
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Debb said...

I love audio books for the times when I need extra stimulation with out distraction ... when I am sewing... I am able to listen while I am crafting without losing my concentration... on my porch swing while I crochet... so I can multi enjoy many pleasures at once.

Hues262 said...

Looks like a good story line. Thanks

purplegengar said...

I love listening to audiobooks in the background at work, but they have to be unabridged because I don't want to miss anything.

I'm a follower

email is is my blogger profile

Alicia said...

Would love to listen to this.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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chromiumman said...

audio books are great on long trips

gaby317 said...

audiobooks are great for when i'm cleaning the apartment and working out! please count me in

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gaby317 said...

i'm a follower

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Nia said...

I love audio books. You can read without actually reading. I exercise or do housework while listenging to them.
this sounds like a good book.

Smooshy said...

i like them because i can listen to them on my long commute!

olympianlady said...

I like audiobooks because my vision problems often make it difficult to read a book in print. At those times, they're a huge help.

Please enter me. Thanks!

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Dave said...

I am usually so busy, I rarely have time to sit down and read, but I can listen to an audiobook while I am driving in my car. Thank you for the chance to win.

barbara said...

When I'm home alone, I need background noise to make chores go quicker. Audio books are great because I work longer because it's too decadent to just sit and listen - I have to be DOING something!

vmkids said...

What a great summer read

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

Thanks,

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JenniferB said...

I love audiobooks- I listen to them while I am driving an hour to work each day- they are wonderful

JenniferB said...

I am a follower

Marianna said...

I love audiobooks - they keep me entertained on my commute to/from work!

startrek said...

I like that you can listen to stories while you are working or driving.
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Esme said...

I can listen to this as I am flying home.

thanks

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Misusedinnocence said...

Would love to read this!
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Ken said...

I love George and one of his audio books would make my commute go faster!

deedee said...

Please include me, thank you!
deedee

A Reader said...

Follower (liane66)

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Anonymous said...

Hi I like audiobooks because I can listen to them in the car. Just listening to an adult voice can make the story so much more interesting. Cheers
MarionG
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Beth said...

I like audio books when I am in the car for a long time - makes the time pass much faster!
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Sue W. said...

I have only just really started listening to audio books and it certainly helps pass the time while driving in a car by yourself. Would love to win this one.

Thanks
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Sue W. said...

I'm a follower.

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ktgonyea said...

I love audio books for my commute to work.

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Anonymous said...

I love audio books on vacation. They keep me awake driving.









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Gabriel J. said...

Great audiobook, great contest!

turboterp said...

I have a long commute and a restless mind; audiobooks have saved my sanity over the years, and this looks like a good one! Thanks!

Daniel M said...

i like audiobooks for the ride to/from work, far better than what's on the radio - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Patti said...

I have never listened to an audio book but I have friends that swear by them - listen to them while knitting or something else - hope to be able to try one out for myself.

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Patti said...

I am a follower.

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ky2here said...

Perfect for those long car trips. I run out of things to say after about 3 hours.

dolls123 said...

Twitter follower

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Jayfr said...

I like that I can "read" when I commute. Also, when I'm in bed with the lights off.

Aisling said...

I like to save audiobooks for when I'm taking a road trip. When I'm listening to a good book, the travel time just seems to fly by.

Anonymous said...

When I don't have the time to read, audiobooks do very nicely. I have found myself listening while cooking, while cleaning, and my favorite time, while driving, especially to and from work.

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wgbc1446 said...

I like to listen to audio books when I am traveling. This one looks good. Thanks for the chance to win! wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

wgbc1446 said...

I would like to listen to this when I drive. Looks like a good book! Thanks for the chance to win! wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

Christine said...

I love audio books because I can listen to them while I clean or am stuck in traffic.

Christine said...

I follow your blog.

erma said...

I love that you can have someone else read to you.
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Danica said...

I travel the country a lot and audio books makes it lot easier of a drive. Plus, it gives me a chance to catch up on books I've been dying to read, but don't have the time to sit down with.

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Aimala said...

I love audiobokks when I'm traveling into the city because they allow me to block out all of the noise around me & get lost in my own little world!

Amy
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Aimala said...

I am also a follower, a new one!

Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

Amy
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Jo-Jo said...

I like audiobooks because it gives me more time to read books that I otherwise might not have time for. I spend at least 30 minutes in my car every day so I've learned to take advantage of the time by listening to a book!
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Jo-Jo said...

I'm also a follower.
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redron said...

want to win this

lezanac said...

I love that I can listen while I am doing housework lezanac@yahoo.com

lezanac said...

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Pam said...

The thing I like about audio books is that you can do other things while you "listen" to a book and help fill the time. I love to listen to them on car trips...avoids getting car sick, and I love to listen to them while I'm doing mindless chores. Thanks.

Thanks.
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Anonymous said...

They are great for rides across the state!

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PrincessDonna said...

I love the Harry Potter series on audiobook. Jim Dale has an excellant voice for reading out loud, and he m akes all of the characters sound so real. I have worn out my copies of that series, and had to buy new ones.
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PrincessDonna said...

I am a follower.
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Jinxy and Me said...

I love audiobooks for when I am in the car on long drives. It's the next best thing to reading.

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm a follower!

NesieBird said...

Audio books are a wonderful way to keep up with books. I love that you can play them on long road trips; they help make the journey a lot easier. kneecree at gmail dot com

osugrad said...

Audiobooks are an easy way to pass time and enjoy a novel. This novel seems to have the struggle of good and evil. Sounds like a terrific book!

Leslie said...

Love audiobooks since I don't get as much time to read as I would like.

purango said...

I like audiobooks because you can listen to while driving or working. garrettsambo@aol.com.

lilyk said...

I like audiobooks because they transport you to another place and time and let you use your imagination.

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Miranda said...

I love audiobooks

Joyce said...

I've actually never listened to an audiobook, but it's something I've been wanting to try. It would be great during my daily commute.
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Joyce said...

I'm a follower.
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kathy pease said...

i love that it brings me back to chilhood like my mother is reading me a bedtime story :)

kathy pease said...

following your blog as klp1965
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bndraldy said...

I love audiobooks - they keep me entertained on my commute to/from work! They are also great while cooking, doing kitchen clean up, or housework. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

kcatlin said...

I liek audiobooks, because you can use them anywhere, and still have 'read' the book.

Swtlilchick said...

George Pelecanos is so good,would
love to hear this book on audio.
Makes great company while im
driving

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Deadmonkeys90 said...

I like audiobooks because I can listen and excercise!
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Deadmonkeys90 said...

I follow
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dag888888 said...

I haven't really tried audio books but now that my eyesight is not as perfect as it used to be, I have been thinking of audio books!
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dag888888 said...

I subscribe via google reader!