Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Spotlight and Audiobook Giveaway: ROOM: A Novel by Emma Donoghue

CLOSED.
Thanks to the generous folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 give away three (3) audiobook copies of
ROOM: A Novel
by Emma Donoghue.

Rules for entering this giveaway
are at the bottom of this post.


Read by Michael Friedman, Ellen Archer,
Robert Petkoff, and Suzanne Toren

Publisher: Hachette Audio
Category: Fiction
Format: Audio Book
Subformat: CD (Audio)
Edition: Unabridged
Publish Date: 9/13/2010
Price: $29.98/$0.00
ISBN: 9781607886273
Pages: 0



Description (from the author):
To five-year-old Jack, ROOM is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be
asleep when Old Nick visits.


ROOM is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough…not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack,
ROOM is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.


Click here to listen to an excerpt.

Click here to access the Reading Group Guide.

Click here to visit the author's website.

About the author (from the publisher):
Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction whose novels include the bestselling Slammerkin, The Sealed Letter, Landing, Life Mask, Hood, and Stirfry. Her story collections are The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, Kissing the Witch, and Touchy Subjects. She also writes literary history, and plays for stage and radio. She lives in London, Ontario, with her partner and their two small children. For more information, go to http://www.emmadonoghue.com/.

RULES FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY:

• Leave an original comment on this post telling me you would like to win. Include an email address with your comment so that I can contact you if you do win. Use a spam-thwarting format such as geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com or geebee.reads [at] gmail [dot] com

You must leave an email address in order to qualify. If I can't contact you, you can't win!

• You can earn an extra entry by being or becoming a Follower or Subscriber of this blog and telling me about it in a separate comment.

• Blog about this contest and provide me with the link to the post in a separate comment, and I'll give you yet another entry.

• Tweeting about this contest and providing me the link in a separate comment will get you one more entry. I've added a Retweet button at the bottom of every post.

• Stumble this blog, Digg it, or Technorati Fave it, whatever, and leave a separate comment for another entry.

• Winners must provide a U.S. or Canadian street address. Hachette is unable to deliver to P.O. Boxes.

• PLEASE NOTE: One win per household. If you win this title in another contest hosted at another blog, Hachette will only send one copy per household address.

Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, October 29, 2010.

• Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email announcing that they have won; if I don't hear from a winner, I will draw another name.

• Winners are determined using the sequence generator at Random.org.

Thank you to Anna
at Hachette Book Group
for making this giveaway possible.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

131 comments:

Sky Princess said...

I have heard so much about this book. I would love to win it on audio! Thanks for the giveaway! I will keep my fingers crossed.

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debbie said...

I think it is so interesting that it is told from the perspective of a 5 year old.
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Natalia said...

I would lik to win.
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Martha Lawson said...

I would love to read this one. It sounds absolutely fascinating!!

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Tina said...

I've had great experiences with books with one word titles. I'd love to win this one.

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Tina said...

I posted this giveaway in the sidebar on Tutu's Two Cents

Just Mom said...

I've read some reviews of this one and it makes me cringe but want to read it at the same time.

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Julie said...

I would really like to win this book-I love listening to books!

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librarypat said...

I have heard such wonderful things about this book. It is frightening to think how often this is happening in the real world.

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janetfaye said...

I would like to find out how they escape and what happens to Jack.

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justpeachy36 said...

Ive had my eye on this book for awhile. I think it looks amazing. The idea of a child being born into to such an environment is terrible. I can't wait to read it.

Please enter me in the giveaway.

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Team JC said...

I have heard so much about this book. I am usually against audio books but I think this is one that I would really enjoy as an audio book! Thanks for the chance!
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Zibilee said...

Oh wow! What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to score an audio copy of this one, so please do include me in your giveaway, and thanks so much for hosting it!

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Diana D said...

My daughter loves audio books and I'd love to win this for her. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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Diana D said...

I am an email subscriber. Thanks.

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Diana D said...

I am also a GFC follower. Thanks again.


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Scully Love Promo said...

I would love to win this book! I've always wanted to read Emma's work. My email is scullylove at cogeco dot com.

I am already a subscriber but I'll tweet this post and post about it on Facebook!

Scully Love Promo said...

I also became a follower of this blog on Networked Blogs and invited 16 of my friends to join it today. :-)

Autumn said...

I'd love to win this audiobook. I've had my eye on it for awhile. It looks like such an interesting story!

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Kerry said...

Oh, please enter me!

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I'm a follower, too.

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Jo Ann said...

I've heard so much about this book that it has intrigued me. Would really like to read. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
I'm a follower.

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Benita said...

I've heard so much about this book, and I'd love to read it. Please count me in.

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karenk said...

i have read many positive reviews about this novel...thanks for the chance to listen to it.

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Colleen Turner said...

I have heard such wonderful things about this book! I would love a chance to win the audiobook.
Thanks,
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Colleen Turner said...

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Charleydog said...

I love listening to audio books on a snowy, winter day while laying on the sofa in the den. Pure laziness!!! Please enter my name in the giveaway for the book. Thanks!

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Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. I really want to listen to this book. It sounds really good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

hendy said...

This looks great, I've never read a book told from a young child's point of view or voice so this would be a new experience for me.
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Renee G said...

This sounds like an inspiring story.
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Connie Black said...

I am always on the lookout for good audio books for our family car rides from OH to PA to spend time with extended family. I think this would be one both my kids and I would really enjoy.
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Chèli said...

If it's from the POV of a 5 yr old, does a 5 yr old narrate?

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Gwendolyn B. said...

Cheli:

An adult woman narrates in the "voice" of a 5-year-old. There's a link in the post to an audio excerpt for you to check out.

:) G.

carla said...

I've also heard some good reviews on the book. I would enjoy the chance to listen to it.

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Jenna said...

I've read soooo many reviews on this book and really want it... and I want it so bad that I'm entering an AUDIO giveaway! I actually think this would be neat in audio, since I've heard so much about the writing in the book.

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stacybuckeye said...

I've read so many great things about this one, but with a baby due this month I can't add any more books to my tbr pile. BUT an audio book that me and baby can both enjoy would be great :)
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Anonymous said...

The synopsis sounds disjointed, I'm not sure what to make of it. Hope I get to read the whole thing.

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rubynreba said...

Sounds interesting to be told from a 5 year old!
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Rebecca Graham said...

Would love to listen to this in the car.

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Denny, Alaska said...

Sounds like a terrifying, though inspiring story! Please enter my name in your giveaway; thanks.

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arceli said...

Great, informative review! I'm very interested in listening to this book.

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abfantom said...

I would like to listen to this audio book during my daily commute.

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Amber said...

This book looks really good - I'd love to win!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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John S. said...

Sounds like the book has an interesting concept. Also, I'd like to hear more from this author; it seems like she has quite the range. Thanks for the chance.
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EBJ said...

I have been interested in ROOM since I first heard about it. I have seen great reviews for it.
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Misusedinnocence said...

This one has been on my wishlist, i'd love to be entered.

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jackie said...

Audio books are great for long trips where you have time to just sit and listen. I'd love to win.

mmentor said...

please and thank you

Patty said...

I read about this book recently in the NY Times --- it was a wonderful review --- and I'd love to win this audiobook.

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Anonymous said...

This sounds like a marvelous book, please count me in.

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butter-bean said...

I love audio books for when I am doing housework and this one is compelling since the real life situation of the girl kidnapped in California and held for many years having 2 children during that time. So it's a must read for me!

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butter-bean said...

I both subscribe by email and follow on GFC (Ally) to your blog

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Irene said...

AUDIO Book. This is the first contest I have entered for an Audio Book because I felt I couldn't really "read" a book unless in was in my hands (obviously, I do not own a Kindle, Nook, etc.). AND, this is one book I definitely want to read...listen to, perhaps?

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Irene said...

I am GFC follower.


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Irene said...

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Tina - Off the Wall Expressions said...

I have heard so much about this book! Can't wait to read it...I would love to win.

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hendy said...

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PERMANENT POSIES said...

Well, I listen to audio books every time I get in the car so.....I want it for that reason. But also, the book looks quite intriguing. So, choose me...teehee.
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chlorinebrain said...

I've never ready anything by Emma Donoghue but the book sounds great! I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance.

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Bonita12 said...

I would love to listen to this audio.
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Emmy Coffee said...

This sounds like a story I could really benefit from--I work with abused children and often it's a grim future for them. This may help bring a bit of hope back to my life.

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wgbc1446 said...

This sounds like a good book. I read all sorts of books and I love audio books for when I drive long distances or when I am working about the house. Thanks for the chance to win! wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

ky2here said...

I like dark books because I feel detached. I liked Push but hated the movie because books allow me to detach. I don't think I'd like a movie version of this disturbing story but I'm SO ready for the audiobook.

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Hotsnotty2 said...

Sounds interesting, I would love to listen to it, thanks for the chance!

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Anonymous said...

Yes, I would love to win!

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Dawn M. said...

I've heard such good reivews about this one. I'm on hold for it at the library but listening to my own copy would be even better.

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I subscribe by email. (midnightblue)

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Busy Working Mama said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I think it would be interesting to read a book written from a 5 year old's point of view.

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Anonymous said...

I would like to win, as a teacher it is fun to read a book written from a child's point of view.
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this audio book sounds amazing can't wait to "read" it
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Atreau said...

I've not heard anything about this book but am looking forward to listening to it.

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