Category Archives: Free Stuff

Free Audiobook Alert: Choose Joy

Adam Boretz -- March 12th, 2013

9781610454513What time is is?  Why it’s free audiobook time at christianaudio.

This month, the company’s free audio download is Kay Warren’s Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn’t Enough.

The audiobook is narrated by Warren herself, and teaches women what joy really is, where to find it, and how to choose it in the good times and the bad.

Get your free copy RIGHT HERE. And while you’re at it, check out the following author interview with Warren:

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Pulp and Paper Audiobook Giveaway

Adam Boretz -- February 14th, 2013

51i9QMpvHbL._SL175_It’s free audiobook time again — and this time, we’re teaming up with Robert Fass to give away two copies of the digital audio edition of Josh Rolnick’s debut story collection, Pulp and Paper.

The independently-produced audiobook — which is narrated by none other than Fass himself — has been a Staff Pick at Audible, while the print edition won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2011.

The book’s eight stories are set in New Jersey or New York and — according to the publisher — “span the wide geographic tapestry of the area and demonstrate the interconnectedness of both the neighboring states and the residents who inhabit them.”

Fass — who is a big fan of the author’s work — had this to say about the audiobook and giveaway:

“I was thrilled to note that my narration of Josh Rolnick’s gorgeous, prize-winning collection of short stories, Pulp and Paper, has been featured as staff pick on the Audible home page for the last couple of weeks. In celebration of this honor, and to help spread the word about this wonderful, independently-produced audiobook, I am giving away two copies in digital download format from Audible.”

So, you know the drill: To enter, Simply leave a comment on this post. Once you comment, you’re registered for the giveaway. Want to up your chances of winning? Leave another comment. Or, leave another five comments. There’s no limit to the number of times you can enter to win.

We’ll announce the TWO WINNERS on March 1. Good Luck! And after you enter, check out the following audio excerpt from the final story in Pulp and Paper, “The Carousel.”

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Free Audiobook Alert: Compelling Interest

Adam Boretz -- January 7th, 2013

Our pals over at christianaudio have announced January’s free audiobook.

The company’s first free download of 2013 is Roger Resler’s Compelling Interest.

The audiobook — all about the Roe v. Wade decision — is narrated by the author with various guest readers.

Get your free copy RIGHT HERE.

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12 Days of Audio, 12 Days of Listening

Adam Boretz -- December 12th, 2012

If you’re looking for a holiday gift for the audiobook fan in your life, then look no further than Random House Audio’s “12 Days of Audio” and “12 Days of Listening” Gift Guides.

The company is recommending five titles per day per imprint — each set geared toward a different types of listener.

So far, Random House has offered up:

12 Days of Audio: For Friends and Family Obsessed with the Apocalypse

12 Days of Audio: For the Sports Fan In Your Life

12 Days of Listening: For the Sleuth

And that’s just the beginning. Plus, you can enter to win a selection of titles from the Gift Guides. So be sure to check back with Random House Audio every day — and don’t forget to connect with them via Facebook or Twitter.

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Free Audiobook Alert: God Is in the Manger

Adam Boretz -- December 11th, 2012

It’s free audiobook time again over at christianaudio.

This month, the company’s free audio download is Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas.

The audiobook is narrated by Arthur Morey, and contains forty devotions that guide readers thematically through the weeks of Advent and Christmas.

Get your free copy RIGHT HERE.

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Free Audiobook Alert: What Is the Mission of the Church?

Adam Boretz -- November 15th, 2012

If you’re in the market for a free audiobook — and who isn’t — then you’ll want to check out the deals from our pals over at christianaudio.

Every month, the company offers consumers a free digital download. For the month of November, the free audiobook is Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert’s What Is the Mission of the Church? — which is narrated by Adam Verner.

Get your free copy RIGHT HERE!

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And The Gun Seller Giveaway Winners Are…

Adam Boretz -- October 16th, 2012

As you probably know by now, the audio edition of Hugh Laurie’s debut novel, The Gun Seller — narrated by Mr. Simon Prebble! — comes out today.

And to celebrate, we teamed up with HighBridge Audio to give away two copies of the The Gun Seller audiobook, autographed by Hugh Laurie himself! It’s a contest we like to call The Gun Seller Giveaway — and it comes to end today!

So, without further ado, let’s announce our two winners — both of whom were selected randomly from the 400 contest entries.

Winner #1 is Jessie A:

 

 

 

 

 

And, Winner #2 is Julia:

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations Jessie A and Julia — we’ll be emailing you later today about getting your prizes shipped out.

And big thanks to all the entrants and to HighBridge Audio for making this contest happen.

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Win A Signed Copy of Hugh Laurie’s The Gun Seller Audiobook

Adam Boretz -- September 28th, 2012

You probably know him best as Dr. House — to me, he’ll always be Bertie Wooster — but Hugh Laurie is more than just an actor, director, comedian, and musician. He’s also an author.

And to celebrate the release of the audio edition of his debut novel, The Gun Seller — narrated by Simon Prebble! — we’ve teamed up with HighBridge Audio to bring you The Gun Seller Giveaway!

From now until its release on October 16, you can enter to win a copy of the audio edition of The Gun Seller — signed by Hugh Laurie himself!!

Here’s how to enter: Simply leave a comment on this post — tell us about your favorite Hugh Laurie movie, show, role. Once you comment, you’re registered for the giveaway. Want to up your chances of winning? Leave another comment. Or, leave another five comments. There’s no limit to the number of times you can enter to win.

We’ll announce the TWO WINNERS on August Oct 16. Good Luck! And after you enter, don’t forget to check out this audio excerpt from The Gun Seller.

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Wheel of Time iPhone Case Giveaway

Adam Boretz -- September 7th, 2012

If you have an iPhone, are a fan of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson’s Wheel of Time series, and love FREE STUFF, then Listen Up!

In anticipation of A Memory of Light, the final installment of the Wheel of Time series — which will be released both in print and as an audiobook on January 8, 2013 — our pals over at Macmillan Audio are running an amazing giveaway.

From now until December 7, anyone who pre-orders the audiobook on CD will receive a custom iPhone case with the Wheel of Time logo.

To get yours, and for all the details, check out THIS LINK.

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And The Winner Is…

Adam Boretz -- August 31st, 2012

As promised, today we announce the winner of The Great Audiobook Giveaway: Summer 2012.

But before we do, let’s (1) give another big thanks to all the audio publishers that donated audiobooks and partnered with Listen Up and PW to make this contest possible; and (2) remind everyone about all the amazing audiobooks they’ve registered to win:

  • Savages (Tantor Media)
  • Fifty Shames of Earl Grey (Tantor Media)
  • Resilience (HighBridge Audio)
  • Heading Out to Wonderful (HighBridge Audio)
  • Grandad, There’s a Head on the Beach (HighBridge Audio)
  • Black Mask Stories: The Corpse Didn’t Kick (HighBridge Audio)
  • Life of Pi (HighBridge Audio)
  • The Hobbit (HighBridge Audio)
  • The Devil’s Right Hand (Brilliance Audio)
  • The Secret Piano (Brilliance Audio)
  • Fangoria Volume 1: Dreadtime Stories (AudioGO)
  • Criminal (AudioGO)
  • Blood Line (HarperAudio)
  • The Great Escape (HarperAudio)
  • Get Some Headspace (Macmillan Audio)
  • Tigers in Red Weather (Hachette Audio)
  • I, Michael Bennett (Hachette Audio)
  • Fearless (christianaudio)
  • The Folded Earth (Dreamscape Media)
  • Wallflower in Bloom (Dreamscape Media)
  • The Age of Miracles (Random House Audio)
  • Yes, Chef (Random House Audio)
  • Gold (Simon & Schuster Audio)
  • Creole Belle (Simon & Schuster Audio)
  • The Next Best Thing (Simon & Schuster Audio)
  • The Chaperone (Penguin Audio)
  • I Hate Everyone…Starting with Me (Penguin Audio)
  • A History of the Olympics (Naxos AudioBooks)
  • The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Naxos AudioBooks)
  • Great American Westerns Vol 1 (GraphicAudio)
  • The Highwayman (GraphicAudio)
  • The 39 Clues: Operation Trinity  (Scholastic Audio)
  • Wolves of the Beyond: Spirit Wolf  (Scholastic Audio)
  • Marty McGuire Digs Worms!  (Scholastic Audio)
  • Scott’s Last Expedition: The Journals of Robert Scott (CSA Word, distributed by Trafalgar Square Publishing from IPG)
  • A Room of One’s Own (CSA Word, distributed by Trafalgar Square Publishing from IPG)

So, without further ado, from the more than 500 entries from audiobook fans all over the world, the randomly selected winner of The Great Audiobook Giveaway: Summer 2012 is…

Congratulations, Trish! We’ll contact you directly — and we hope you’re ready to listen to A LOT of books!

Thanks to everyone who entered. We’ll be doing another Great Audiobook Giveaway this Fall — so stay tuned for details.

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