Friday, October 29, 2010

Spotlight and Audio Book Giveaway: THE BRAVE by Nicholas Evans; read by Michael Emerson

CLOSED.
Thanks to the generous folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 give away two (2) audio book copies of
by Nicholas Evans
read by Michael Emerson.

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


read by Michael Emerson

Publisher: Hachette Audio
Category: Fiction
Format: Audio Book
Subformat: CD (Audio)
Edition: Unabridged
Publish Date: 10/12/2010
Price: $34.98/$39.98
ISBN: 9781607886297
Pages: 0

Description (from the publisher):
Tom Bedford is living alone in the isolated wilds of Montana. Having distanced himself from his own troubled past, he rarely sees his ex-wife, and his son, Danny, is away in Iraq and hasn't spoken to him for years. Tom hasn't always been so removed from society. As a boy, his mother was a meteoric rising star in the glitzy, enchanted world of 1960s Hollywood. There, she fell in love with the suave Ray Montane, who played young Tom's courageous onscreen hero, Red McGraw, the fastest draw around. Tommy and his mother lived in a glamorous, Hollywood version of the Wild West. Everything was perfect, until the gold flaking on their magical life began to chip away, revealing an uglier truth beneath. Ray was not who he seemed. Tommy and his mother fell into a deadly confrontation with him, and they fled Hollywood forever, into the wilderness of the real West.

As a man, Tom has put all of that behind him--or so he thinks. Unexpectedly, his ex-wife calls, frantic: Danny has been charged with murder. In the chaos of war, his son has been caught in a violent skirmish gone bloodily awry. The Army needs someone to pay for the mistake. Tom, forced into action, is now suddenly alive again and fighting to save the son he'd let slip away. To succeed, he must confront the violence in his own past, and he finds that these two selves--the past and the present--which he'd fought so long to keep separate, are inextricably connected. As father and son struggle to understand one another, both are compelled to learn the true meaning of bravery.

Beautifully interlacing the past and present, the author of
The Horse Whisperer reminds us that we are tied to the glories and mistakes of our own history. The Brave lives up to its name, as one the most courageous and full-hearted novels of our time.


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):
Nicholas Evans has been a journalist, screenwriter, TV/film producer, and novelist. He studied at Oxford University after serving in Africa with the Voluntary Service Overseas. He then studied journalism and worked as a newspaper reporter and television screenwriter before writing four bestselling books of fiction. His novel, The Horse Whisperer was made into a celebrated movie directed by Robert Redford. He lives in Devon with his wife, singer/songwriter Charlotte Gordon Cumming.

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 Sunday, November 28, 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.

80 comments:

PoCoKat said...

I was just reading about this book at the library this morning...sounds so good..would love to win.

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debbie said...

I liked the horse whisperer. I didn't know he had a new book out. This one sounds really good. I would love to read it.
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debbie said...

I am a email subscriber.
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Just Mom said...

I have a couple of Nicholas Evans' books on the shelves. Would love to hear one on audio! Please enter me and thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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Just Mom said...

+1 I am a follower.

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Denny, Alaska said...

This novel sounds like it will address the unpleasantness that war sometimes brings: people--soldiers--being caught up in things like murder charges. I think this will be a good "listen!" Thanks for entering my name.

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+1 I follow via GFC; thanks.

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Diana D said...

We recently made an extended car trip and tried an audio book while on the road. We loved it. Would love to be your winner. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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Diana D said...

I am an email subscriber. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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I am also a GFC follower. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.


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librarypat said...

Nicholas Evans never fails to give us a story that touches the very core of the human soul. This book sounds like it will explore some very basic questions of who we are and why.
Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

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I am a Subscriber.

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I am a Follower.

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Risingsouth said...

I would love a chance to win this audio book.

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Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. I would like to win this audio book because it sounds really good and I would love to hear it. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Cindy W. said...

I would love to be entered into your giveaway. THank you for the chance.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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Cindy W. said...

I am a GFC follower.

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Benita said...

Sounds like fun. Please count me in.

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Email subscriber.

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Linda Kish said...

Please include me.


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Lori L said...

I'd love to win a copy of this audio book just to hear Michael Emerson reading it!
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Lori L said...

I'm a follower!
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Mia J. said...

I have liked his other books and would be happy to listen to this one on my commute. Thanks for the chance.

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clenna said...

I want to read this story because the man is depressed and losing a grip on life, He then becomes involved in life once again when it is no longer about him but someone he loves. This grabbed at me - now I need to know how the two lives converge.

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Brenda said...

Please enter me!
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Charleydog said...

I love audio books.

Please enter my name in the giveaway.

Thanks!

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JHS. said...

I would LOVE to win!

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Sandee61 said...

I'm an email subscriber! Enjoying your blog as always.

Blessings,
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Sandee61 said...

I love Nicholas Evan books, and have read many of them. I'd like to be added to your giveaway. Thank you!

Blessings,
Sandee61

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Bcteagirl said...

I have been trying to work my way into audiobooks, and this sounds like a great transition book. thank you for the opportunity to read it :)

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Bcteagirl said...

I am already a current follower through google friend connect!

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Bani said...

I love audiobooks and would be thrilled to win this! The story sounds interesting and I feel like having a narrarater can really enrich the experience, also there's the matter of having all the correct pronouncing of words.

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Bani said...

I'm a follower of your blog via Google Friend Connect (name is Bani)


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Bani said...

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Sky Princess said...

I read the Horse Whisperer and loved it! And of course I loved the movie also. I am sure I would love this audio book also. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sky Princess said...

I am a GFC follower of your blog under Sharon Young.

LittleEagle said...

We live and breathe for audio books and this title would be great for our trip to see relatives in December.

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traveler said...

A great audio book which I would enjoy. thanks saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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jewelknits said...

This sounds like a great "Listen". If it's written anywhere near as well as "The Horse Whisperer", it could definitely be one of my faves! Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

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Tina said...

I've read several books lately set in Montana, and this one sounds like it would be great to listen too.

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I'm a loyal follower ... have been for eons....

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Steve Capell said...

The synopsis of this book is intriguing and one that I would like to listen too. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

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Sheila Deeth said...

It's got such a fantastic cover, and definitely sounds intriguing.

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jewelknits said...

I follow on GFC as jewelknits!

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Shana said...

Ooh, this sounds great, although it might make me cry during my commute...:) I'd love to win!

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Emma said...

I like Nicholas Evan books.THE BRAVE
sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

Emma said...

I am a email subscriber.augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com.

wmmahaney said...

This book sounds like a wonderful book to listen to. I have enjoyed several books set in Montana, and would love to read this one.
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Stacey M said...

This book sounds very interesting! My son in in the Army, so would like to see that slant on this book.

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Susan said...

I would like to read this book.
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Ruthie said...

I would enjoy listening to this. Please enter me, thanks.

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spynaert said...

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Renee G said...

I know my husband would enjoy listening to this one. Please enter me to win.
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Renee G said...

I also follow as Renee G on GFC.
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LLong said...

I would love to have this book, I have read all of his books so I am sure this one will be great. Laceylong27574[at]gmail[dot]com

LLong said...

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Laurie said...

I would love to win a copy of "The Brave" on audiobook. They keep me entertained in the car.

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A Woman said...

I would love to win this book
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Pamela Keener said...

I love audiobooks so much as I think they give you nuances that perhaps you wouldn't have picked up on. This book sounds like a great read.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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grannyvon said...

I'm a sucker for a mystery and this won sounds like a really good twister plot. Thanks for the chance to win. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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Seaside Book Nook said...

I love this author-what a great giveaway. Thanks

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Anonymous said...

I would like to win this because my dh and I listen to books when we drive. The Horse Whisperer was so good, that I'm expecting this one to be even better!

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