16 June, 2011

June is Audiobook Month! Giveaway

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June is audiobook month! I've been "reading" books via this format for about a year now, and I know that some readers still find it challenging to listen to books. So, here's your chance for a risk-free opportunity to try out an audiobook, whether it is your first time reading in this manner, you've tried an audiobook before but didn't quite find the right fit, or you're an audiobook aficionado.

I'm having a giveaway of the audiobook version of UNCOMMON CRIMINALS (HEIST SOCIETY #2) by Ally Carter.
Here's the synopsis from GoodReads:

Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life: Friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. But for the last two months she’s simply been known as the girl who ran the crew that robbed the greatest museum in the world. That’s why Kat isn’t surprised when she’s asked to steal the infamous Cleopatra Emerald so it can be returned to its rightful owners.

There are only three problems. First, the gem hasn’t been seen in public in thirty years. Second, since the fall of the Egyptian empire and the suicide of Cleopatra, no one who holds the emerald keeps it for long — and in Kat’s world, history almost always repeats itself. But it’s the third problem that makes Kat’s crew the most nervous, and that is . . . the emerald is cursed.

Kat might be in way over her head, but she’s not going down without a fight. After all, she has her best friend — the gorgeous Hale — and the rest of her crew with her as they chase the Cleopatra around the globe, dodging curses and realizing that the same tricks and cons her family has used for centuries are useless this time.

Which means, this time, Katarina Bishop is making up her own rules.

1. Must be 13+
2. Answer this question in comments: Have you ever tried an audiobook? If so,
what did you like about the book? (Ex. narrator, story, accents...) If not,
what has turned you off so far?

3. Your comment is your entry
4. +1 for being blog follower or twitter follower
5. One entry per person
6. Leave a way to contact you
7. Contest ends June 30th, 6pm edt


  1. I haven't tried an audiobook yet because I feel like I'll get lost and stop paying attention to the story if I listen to it!

    +1 Following via GFC!


  2. I tried the Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa audiobook and loved the narrator.

    +1 GFC Follower: Maria


  3. Thanks so much for the contest!
    I actually have tried audiobooks. Last summer, a few publishing companies were teaming up and giving away audiobooks every week. I think the only one I heard in it's completion was Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment (I think that's what it was. I know it was the first one.) It was really well done, and the voice acting was very good. It didn't turn me off or on, I've just never had the time or money to listen to audiobooks. I'm always willing to give it a shot though, thanks!

    +1 GFC stalker! ;)

  4. i have tried an audio book and i didnt like the man that was reading the story. i couldnt follow him and his voice drove me nuts. he kinda turned me off on audio books. i havent tried another since then. i like being able to hold and read the book myself. thank you!

  5. Yes I do like audio books. I was skeptic at first but I gave it a try recently and found I really liked it.
    I would listen to it just before turning in at night and it feels as though someone is reading a bedtime story. I do like the accents because it helps to differentiate the characters and I think it just adds to the story telling.

    I am a GFC follower also.


  6. I've listened to a lot of audio books lately - it's a great thing to do in bed at night when you're trying to sleep!

    In fact I'm listening to Heist Society right now - so I'm so excited about this giveaway! =)

    +1 blog follower


  7. I've listened to audiobooks. I love them when I'm driving.


  8. I love audiobooks! I have a 30 minute commute to work and it's a great way to fill the time (no morning shows with no music!) A good narrator can make or break it, for sure.

    TweetyB99 at aol dot com

  9. I haven't yet tried Audiobooks because they're more expensive than the real book! But I think it'd be really relaxing to listen to on in the car :)

    GFC: Carina L. Tai



    Just stopping by to have a look around.



  11. I have not tried any audiobooks so far because I don't think I'll really be able to concentrate as well as I do when I read a book... might get distracted by other things while listening. But you never know, that may not be the case when I actually do try an audiobook sometime...


  12. I've only listened to a few and they were okay but I prefer a print or a ebook.

    GFC follower - Sherry S.

    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  13. Definitely the narrator. I didn't even finish one book because I just couldn't stand the way the guy talked. He was trying to hard.

    GFC: mfay2 +1

    marynellie8 at yahoo dot com

  14. Awesome giveaway!

    I have tried an audiobook. Only one so far, and that one is such a weird choice; it's Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. The sole reason I have it is that Benedict Cumberbatch is the reader, and his voice is lovely!

    I think the reason I've been a little hesitant to shell out the money for an audiobook is the length of the tape and the pace of the reader.

    But this is cool, and I hope I win to try it out for real.

    Thanks for the giveaway,
    eliweibley AT gmail DOT com

    PS. GFC Follower: Elizabeth OR Elisquared

  15. I haven't yet because I worry I won't be able to follow it or pay attention. BUT, I am taking a car trip soon and want to try it out;)

    GFC ~ Karen
    kpuleski at gmail dot com

  16. I've never heard an audio book. Some of them are far too expensive and it's cheaper to purchase the physical copy.

    GFC Follower.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    -Mocha from A Cupcake and A Latte: YA Reads, Reviews & More!.

  17. I listened to the Harry Potter series on audio books probably 8x with my sister-I love them! Figure I'm saving my eyes a little, hopefully. GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

  18. In a lot of ways audiobooks remind me of old time radio serials!
    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!

  19. Thanks for the giveaway :) I've listened to an audiobook of the last song, it was very relaxing and I could imagine things better :)
    I follow you on twitter @ramen_addict

  20. Thanks for the chance to win!
    I'm a GFC follower
    I love Georgette Heyer books and the actor Richard Armitage. Luckily, he did the voice acting for some of her audiobooks. They're lovely!

    melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com


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