Monday, June 25, 2018

June is Audiobook Month (JIAM) - Giveaway!

I love audiobooks! If you love listening as well or have never tried listening, I have an amazing giveaway for you today - eight great audio downloads, courtesy of the Audio Publishers Association!

Why do I enjoy audiobooks so much? They make the long drive to and from work much more enjoyable. They allow me to multitask - many a quilt has been made while listening. When I can't sleep, I pop in the headphones, as the light bother my husband. And the biggest reason is that sometimes a book is just better for me in audio format - I find I become more immersed in the story by listening.

One of my favorites is The Passage by Justin Cronin. This is the first book is in an apocalyptic trilogy. The reader for all three entries is Scott Brick. Brick is a fantastic narrator. Or perhaps I should say performer. His voice is amazingly expressive. He narrates all three books. Listen to an excerpt of The Passage.(My review)

Lisa Genova's Every Note Played is one of those titles that I know I enjoyed more by listening. Every Note Played is a personal story that is very emotional. There were dual narrators - Dennis Boutsikaris and Dagmara Dominczyk - who made me feel like I was in the room with them. Listen to an excerpt of Every Note Played. (my review)

I enjoy memoirs and biographies. I really enjoyed North of Normal by Cea Sunrise Person. Even better as the author herself is the reader. Listen to an excerpt of North of Normal. (my review)

And right now, I'm listening to Stephen King's latest - The Outsider.  The reader is one of my favorite narrators - Will Patton. He has a myriad of voices for King's large cast of characters. And his interpretation is so good! Listen to an excerpt of The Outsider.

Who else loves audiobooks? All these great bloggers on the JIAM tour! Check out their thoughts and recommendations! And scroll down to the bottom of the post for a chance to win eight great audiobook downloads! #loveaudiobooks

Enter to win these great listens using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US only, ends July 1/18.

1. Seven by Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and Susan Yankowitz
2. Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman, narrated by MacLeod Andrews
3. Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris, narrated by Kevin Hely and Cathleen McCarron
4. Wings of Fire Book One: The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland, narrated by Shannon MacManus
5. Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan, narrated by Todd McLaren
6. Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan, narrated by David Shih
7. A Girl Stands at the Door by Rachel Devlin, narrated by Robin Miles
8. Torn from Troy, Book 1 in the Odyssey of a Slave Trilogy by Patrick Bowman, narrated by Gerard Doyle


Grandma Cootie said...

Audiobooks got me through my long, long commute for many years. Now that I'm retired I listen while taking a daily walk.

jmcgaugh said...

I love audio books and have always got at least one that I'm listening to.

Kay said...

I am a big, big fan of audiobooks. I listen all through my day whether I'm walking my daily 5K or folding laundry. This is a great contest and I hope many will enter. :-)

holdenj said...

I have been trying to listen to more by using my phone as well as the car.