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June 2017 Audiobook Giveaway of I Was Told to Come Alone

In this compelling and evocative memoir, Washington Post reporter Souad Mekhennet shares her journey behind the lines of jihad, starting in the German neighborhoods where the 9/11 plotters were radicalized and the Iraqi neighborhoods where Sunnis and Shia turned against one another. Read the full description.

“Mekhennet provides an eye-opening picture.” —Kirkus

“Compelling, insightful, and shockingly relevant.” —Booklist Starred Review

I Was Told to Come Alone
By Souad Mekhennet
Read by Kirsten Potter

 

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How to Win This MP3-CD Audiobook

  1. Send an email to contests@tantor.com
  2. Put the word “alone” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by June 30, 2017. Open to US only.

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Congratulations to Janan Cheskis, winner of last month’s giveaway of A Stitch in Time. Thank you to all that entered.

May 2017 Audiobook Giveaway of A Stitch of Time

For fans of Brain on Fire and My Stroke of Insight, an incredible first-person account of one woman’s journey to regaining her language and identity after a brain aneurysm affects her ability to communicate. Read the full description.

A Stitch of Time is fascinating reading for those who want to learn how language works.”  —Dr. Temple Grandin, author of The Autistic Brain and Thinking in Pictures

“There has been over a century of research on Broca’s aphasia but few accounts of patients’ own experiences as they struggle to recover.  A Stitch of Time is a striking exception – it’s a thoughtful, introspective memoir that allows us to catch a rare glimpse of the inner mental life of such patients.” —Dr. V.S. Ramachandran, author of The Tell-Tale Brain

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How to Win This MP3-CD Audiobook
1. Send an email to contests@tantor.com
2. Put the word “resilience” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by May 31, 2017. Open to US only.

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Congratulations to Lisa Snyder, winner of last month’s giveaway of The Sting of the Wild! Thank you to all that entered.

April 2017 Audiobook Giveaway of The Sting of the Wild

“Schmidt’s tales will prove infectiously engaging even to entomophobes.”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review

In The Sting of the Wild, entomologist Justin O. Schmidt takes us on a journey inside the lives of stinging insects, seeing the world through their eyes as well as his own. Read the full description.
 

 

 

“Not only does he explain his Schmidt Sting Pain Index, wherein he rates the pain of numerous stings on a scale of one to four, but he also relates the fascinating natural histories of these animals.” —National Geographic

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How to Win This MP3-CD Audiobook

  1. Send an email to contests@tantor.com
  2. Put the word “Ouch” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by April 30, 2017. Open to US only.

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Congratulations to Ray Sutton, winner of last month’s giveaway of The Cyanide Canary! Thank you to all that entered.

March 2017 Audiobook Giveaway of The Cyanide Canary

From Robert Dugoni, the #1 Kindle bestselling author of My Sister’s Grave, and Environmental Protection Agency Special Agent Joseph Hilldorfer comes a true story of good and evil, greed and its consequences, and an elusive quest for justice. Read the full description.

“[An] electrically charged narrative . . . Top-notch nonfiction legal thriller, reminding readers of the baseline: ‘This all comes down to one thing. It’s all about money.'” –Kirkus Starred Review

“[An] enthralling legal drama . . . a fully rounded, gripping story of how environmental crime is prosecuted in the real world.” –Booklist Starred Review

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How to Win This MP3-CD Audiobook

  1. Send an email to contests@tantor.com
  2. Put the word “cage” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by March 31, 2017. Open to US only.

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Congratulations! To Linda Townsend, winner of last month’s giveaway of The Antiques. Thank you to all that entered.

February 2017 Audiobook Giveaway of The Antiques

g1805_antiquesdagostino_aA rollicking tableau of life in all its messy complexity, The Antiques is a heartbreaking, nimble, laugh-out-loud funny send-up of modern family life.

“It’s witty and trenchant and dark and stylish, the black sheep of the family-novel genre, the one who’s not invited to Thanksgiving but crashes it anyway to the delight of the younger relatives and the horror of the elders.” —Teddy Wayne, author of The Love Song of Johnny Valentine

Read the full description.

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How to Win This MP3-CD Audiobook

  1. Send an email to contests@tantor.com
  2. Put the word “hurricane” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by February 28, 2017. Open to US only.

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Congratulations! To Lindell Martin, winner of last month’s giveaway of Steven Spielberg. Thank you to all that entered.

January 2017 Audiobook Giveaway of Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films

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“Molly Haskell, one of our most essential authorities on the movies, has written a fascinating, witty, acutely discerning book . . . Spielberg is given his proper due, and Haskell outdoes herself.”
Phillip Lopate, author of American Movie Critics

Distinguished critic Molly Haskell offers a brilliant portrait of the extraordinary director—a small, unhappy boy living through his imagination who grew into a man whose openness, generosity of spirit, and creativity have enchanted audiences for more than forty years. Read the full description.
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How to Win This MP3-CD Audiobook

  1. Send an email to contests@tantor.com
  2. Put the word “Jurassic” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by January 31, 2017. Open to US only.

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Congratulations! To Kathy Setter, winner of last month’s giveaway of A Square Meal. Thank you to all that entered.

December 2016 Audiobook Giveaway of A Square Meal

g1628_squaremeal_aFrom the author of the acclaimed 97 Orchard and her husband, a culinary historian, an in-depth exploration of the greatest food crisis the nation has ever faced—the Great Depression—and how it transformed America’s culinary culture.

Read the full description.

By Jane Ziegelman & Andrew Coe
Read by Susan Ericksen

 

“Coe and Ziegelman have written an engaging social history illustrated throughout with historically authentic recipes.” —Publishers Weekly

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How to Win This MP3-CD Audiobook

  1. Send an email to contests@tantor.com
  2. Put the word “Food” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by December 31, 2016. Open to US only.

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Congratulations! To Michael Alatorre, winner of last month’s giveaway of Death in Yellowstone. Thank you to all that entered.

November 2016 Audiobook Giveaway of Death in Yellowstone

Death in Yellowstone

Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness
in the First National Park

By Lee H. Whittlesey
Read by Stephen R. Thorne

From Lee H. Whittlesey comes the updated edition of the classic Death in Yellowstone. Armchair travelers and park visitors alike will be fascinated by this important book detailing the dangers awaiting in our first national park. Read the full description.

“Whittlesey’s already gripping account of accidents and foolhardiness in Yellowstone is now updated, more comprehensive, and all the more fascinating.”
—Dr. Michael Yochim, author of Protecting Yellowstone

“The most fascinating book ever written about Yellowstone Park and its environs.”
Journal Of The West

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How to Win This MP3-CD Audiobook
1. Send an email to contests@tantor.com
2. Put the word “Foolhardiness” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by November 30, 2016. Open to US only.

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Congratulations! To Jennifer Essad, winner of last month’s giveaway of
The Heavens May Fall. Thank you to all that entered.

October 2016 Audiobook Giveaway of The Heavens May Fall

Featuring three characters from the bestselling book-club favorite The Life We Bury, Allen Eskens’s novel The Heavens May Fall explores a riveting murder case told from two opposing perspectives.

“Eskens keeps the reader guessing as the tale takes several unexpected twists before reaching the satisfying denouement.” —Publishers Weekly

The Heavens May FallRead the full description.

The Heavens May Fall
By Allen Eskens
Read by R. C. Bray, David Colacci, and Amy McFadden

 

 

 

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How to Win This MP3-CD Audiobook

  1. Send an email to contests@tantor.com
  2. Put the word “Murder” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by October 31, 2016. Open to US only.

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Congratulations! To Donna, winner of last month’s giveaway of Island. Thank you to all that entered.

ROAD TRIP!

By Deborah Fleet, Audio Proofreader (MLIS)

National Park Service Photo
National Park Service Photo

Summer has arrived, and I am thinking about traveling, and all the travel I have done. What about you? Amazingly, I have gone cross country in an old beat up van, crossing from Southeastern Massachusetts and doing my version of the Oregon Trail winding up in Butte Falls, Oregon, where my brother lived 3 miles in off a dirt logging trail. On said trip we mostly boondocked – slept in the van by the side of the road, or at rest stops along the way. This was the early 70’s. Said van suffered a cracked windshield and collapsed roof, as well as losing the universal joint on the Fourth of July! There were bee stings in Chicago, running from tornadoes in Iowa, and the transmission let go in Yosemite. But I also saw Devil’s Tower made famous in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, prairie dogs, geysers and hot pots, ‘Old Faithful’, smelled sulfurous odors, and saw magnificent waterfalls. I was also asked by my traveling companion, while we were somewhere out in Wyoming at Yellowstone, “Hey, why don’t you get a photo of that moose and her baby!” Okay, I was not too bright. I got the picture, but was certainly glad that mama never got caught of my scent along the way. This was an enlightening road trip to see the National Parks. Those were the days before audio books were available, I am not even sure if we had an 8 track player in the car. I know we had a CB radio, and lots of static on the car radio.

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