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Around the World in Eighty Wines

By Kaleigh Lawson

My love affair with wine started out  just because I really enjoyed drinking wine. At the time I couldn’t tell you much about the stuff. It wasn’t until I started blogging about fermented grapes that I started to realize how complex and quite fascinating wine really is.

My interest in wine has only continued to blossom, and to this day I continue my journey to learn more about wine and try different varietals. Did you know that a grape from one country can and does taste different from a grape grown in another country due to the climate and soil?  Naturally, when I came across Around the World in Eighty Wines I had to listen to discover more about wine and which wines that Mike Veseth sampled along his adventures.

The book is exactly what you think it is. It’s a detailed account of wine from different parts of the world with some fascinating facts and stories about wine—80 to be exact. While Veseth obviously wasn’t able to taste every single wine from the regions he visited (as cool as that would be) he was able to sip on varieties many of us will never have the opportunity to try. I guess I will have to just live vicariously through his description of Venissa wine produced in a lagoon in Venice, Italy and the Domaine de Bargylus made in Syria.

As far as the audio goes, I thought Eric Michael Summerer’s narration was very clear and easy to follow along. This is definitely something I recommend adding to your listening list!

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October 2017 Audiobook Giveaway of John Farris’ The Fury

“America’s premier novelist of terror. . . .  Nobody does it better.” —Stephen King

Read by Joe Barrett

First published in 1976 and made into a successful movie written by the author and directed by Brian De Palma in 1978, The Fury is one of the all-time classics of the horror genre.

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How to Win This MP3-CD Audiobook

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

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

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Congratulations to N Collins, winner of last month’s giveaway of For Two Thousand Years. 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

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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.

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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.

September 2016 Audiobook Giveaway of Aldous Huxley’s Island

 

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By Aldous Huxley
Read by Simon Vance
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How to Win This MP3-CD Audiobook

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

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

___________________________________________________________________________In his final novel, which he considered his most important; Aldous Huxley transports us to the remote Pacific island of Pala, where an ideal society has flourished for 120 years.

“[Island] holds the charm of Huxley’s cultured prose and fertile mind.” The Guardian

“A mirror for modern man.” Saturday Review

Frances Perkins and the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

By Iain Martin

Image_of_Triangle_Shirtwaist_Factory_fire_on_March_25_-_1911The people are what matter to government, and a government should aim to give all the people under its jurisdiction the best possible life. –Frances Perkins

This month marks the anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in Manhattan, New York City on March 25, 1911. It was the deadliest industrial fire in U.S. history killing 146 workers, mostly immigrant women under the age of 25. The event was a catalyst to create laws that enforced minimum standards for safer working conditions.

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