Featured Audio Giveaway – October 2017 — Her Body and Other Parties

October 4th, 2017 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

Shortlisted for the National Book Award Fiction

Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction. Read the full description.

Read by Amy Landon

“Those of us who knew have been waiting for a Carmen Maria Machado collection for years. Her stories show us what we really love and fear.”
Alexander Chee

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  2. Put the words “debut” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by October 31, 2017. Open to US only.
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September Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Sandra Malarcher, winner of last month’s giveaway, A Sick Life. Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – September 2017 — A Sick Life

September 5th, 2017 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways


Hailed by Rolling Stone as “the most effervescent and soulful girl group anyone has seen since the Supremes,” five-time Grammy Award winning supergroup TLC has seen phenomenal fame and success. But backstage, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins has lived a dual life. Read the full description.

Watkins is the lead singer of the bestselling female group TLC, known for their singles, “Waterfalls,” “No Scrubs,” “Creep,” and “Unpretty,” which all charted #1 on Billboard. Tionne is a national spokesperson for sickle cell disease. She lives in Los Angeles with her daughter, Chase, and son, Chance.

READ BY THE AUTHOR

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Entries must be received by September 30, 2017. Open to US only.
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August Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Debra Cantaluppi, winner of last month’s giveaway, The Lauras. Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – August 2017 — The Lauras

August 1st, 2017 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

Narrated by Rudy Sanda

From the exceptionally gifted, Baileys Prize–nominated author Sara Taylor comes a dazzling new novel about youth, identity, and family secrets. Read the full description.

“Elegiac and beautifully observed. . . . It is such acute observations of her imaginary world that saw Taylor’s debut novel, The Shore, long listed for the Bailey’s prize, and it should be no great surprise to find her second novel following in its footsteps.”
Hannah Beckerman, The Observer

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  2. Put the words “road trip” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by August 31, 2017. Open to US only.
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July Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Barb Weikert, winner of last month’s giveaway, Knots: Stories. Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – July 2017 — Knots: Stories

July 6th, 2017 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

“Every story [is] a formal surprise, smart and droll.” —Lydia Davis, The Times Literary Supplement 


Cleverly balancing the sensuous, the surreal, and the comical, Øyehaug achieves a playful familiarity with the absurd that never overreaches the needs of her stories. Full of characters who can’t help tying knots in themselves and each other, these tales make the world just a little more strange, and introduce a major international voice of searing vision, grace, and humor. Read the full description. Read by Heather Wilds.

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  2. Put the word “knots” in the subject line.

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June Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Joseph Arellano, winner of last month’s giveaway, Stephen Florida. Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – June 2017 — Stephen Florida

June 5th, 2017 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

“I’m pinned to the mat by this one.” —The Quivering Pen

Foxcatcher meets The Art of Fielding, Stephen Florida follows a college wrestler in his senior season, when every practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness and a step further from sanity. Read the full description.

“Finely rendered, dark, and funny . . . A striking, original, and coarsely poetic portrayal of a young man’s athletic and emotional quest.” —Publishers Weekly Starred Review


Stephen Florida
By Gabe Habash
Read by Will Damron

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Entries must be received by June 30, 2017. Open to US only.
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May Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Sharon Berger, winner of last month’s giveaway, The Radium Girls. Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – May 2017 — The Radium Girls

May 1st, 2017 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

Ordinary women in 1920s America. All they wanted was the chance to shine . . . Be careful what you wish for.

1917. As a war raged across the world, young American women flocked to work, paintingwatches, clocks and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium. It was a fun job, lucrative and glamorous—the girls themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered head to toe in the dust from the paint. They were the radium girls. Read the full description.

“This timely book celebrates the strength of a group of women, whose determination to fight improved both labor laws and scientific knowledge of radium poisoning.” –Booklist Starred Review

“Moore’s well-researched narrative is written with clarity and a sympathetic voice that brings these figures and their struggles to life.” –Library Journal Starred Review

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2. Put the word “Shining” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by May 31, 2017. Open to US only.
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April Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Elvin Wren, winner of last month’s giveaway, Sympathy. Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – April 2017 — Sympathy

April 3rd, 2017 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

In its heady evocation of everything from Haruki Murakami to Patricia Highsmith to Edith Wharton, Sympathy is utterly original—a thrilling tale of obsession, doubling, blood ties, and our tormented efforts to connect in the digital age. Read the full description.

“The reason to read this novel, aside from the au courant topic, is the luscious, absorbing writing.” —Library Journal

Sympathy is a mind-bending novel that skillfully depicts the bizarre interplay of technology and intimacy with a story that is compassionate, funny, and incredibly alarming.” —Claire-Louise Bennett, author of Pond

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March Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Robert Hotchkiss, winner of last month’s giveaway, The Whole Art of Detection. Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – March 2017 — The Whole Art of Detection

March 7th, 2017 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

Lyndsay Faye’s best Sherlock Holmes tales, including two new works, are brought together in The Whole Art of Detection, a stunning collection that spans Holmes’s career, from self-taught young upstart to publicly lauded detective, both before and after his faked death over a Swiss waterfall in 1894. Read the full description.

Read by Simon Vance

“There are mysteries here and razzle-dazzle deductions—Holmes privately calls some of them ‘parlor tricks’—but the real attraction is the power of these 15 stories to make the originals glow even brighter. For Holmesians to read, then treasure.” —Booklist Starred Review

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February Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Ellie Lewis, winner of last month’s giveaway, Be My Wolff. Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – February 2017 — Be My Wolff

February 1st, 2017 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

“Erudite, sexy, richly textured, and packed with delights. Like Salinger’s Glass family or Wes Anderson’s Tenenbaums, the Wolff siblings seem to crash in on the terrestrial world from some more eccentric orbit.”
—Garth Risk Hallberg, author of City on Fire

Filled with art and science, fairy tales and folk songs, tsars and foundlings, Be My Wolff is a novel of astonishing range and imagination: a love story, an exuberant adventure through time and place, and a tale of our most unbreakable bonds.


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Be My Wolff
By Emma Richler
Read by Lucy Rayner

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January Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Esther Camacho, winner of last month’s giveaway, Jonathan Swift. Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – January 2017 — Jonathan Swift

January 2nd, 2017 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

“Stubbs’s in-depth analysis of the vast cultural impact of Swift’s many works is impressive, as are his portraits of Swift’s literary acquaintances. . . . This astute portrait of a complicated man who wanted to defend his homeland . . . is truly masterful. A rich and sweeping story superbly told.” —Kirkus Starred Review

Read by Derek Perkins

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A rich and riveting portrait of the man behind Gulliver’s Travels, by a “vivid, ardent, and engaging” (New York Times Book Review) author.

At once a revealing biography of a life that encompasses writing on religion, class, sex, power, and poverty and a portrait of the foremost political writer of his day, Jonathan Swift draws a vivid and nuanced account of an extraordinary man and a turbulent period of history.

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December Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to George Abouyanni, winner of last month’s giveaway, The Roman. Thanks to all who participated.

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