Sunday, October 31, 2010

Spotlight and Audio Book Giveaway: OOGY by Larry Levin; read by the author and Joe Barrett

CLOSED.
Thanks to those dog-lovin' folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 give away 2 (two) audio book copies of
OOGY
by Larry Levin
read by the author and Joe Barrett.

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


read by the author and Joe Barrett

Publisher: Hachette Audio
Category: Pets
Format: Audio Book
Subformat: CD (Audio
Edition: Unabridged
Publish Date: 10/12/2010
Price: $24.98/$27.98
ISBN: 9781607886617
Pages: 0

Description (from the publisher):
In the bestselling tradition of Rescuing Sprite comes the story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted.

In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen--one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue--ran up to them and captured their hearts. The dog had been used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old. He had been thrown in a cage and left to die until the police rescued him and the staff at Ardmore Animal Hospital saved his life. The Levins, whose sons are themselves adopted, were unable to resist Oogy's charms, and decided to take him home.

Heartwarming and redemptive, OOGY is the story of the people who were determined to rescue this dog against all odds, and of the family who took him home, named him "Oogy" (an affectionate derivative of ugly), and made him one of their own.




About the author (from the publisher):
Larry Levin and his family live in a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. He is an attorney in solo practice. He and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for twenty-six years. Their sons, Noah and Dan, are eighteen. Oogy is eight.

Audio and Video


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.

73 comments:

JHS. said...

I would love to win! I've been wanting to read this one for awhile now . ..

JHS
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JHS. said...

Google follower & RSS subscriber.

JHS
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Denny, Alaska said...

Got a feeling this will be a heart-warming tale! Thanks for entering my name in your giveaway.

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Zoë said...

I'm a huge dog lover so anything with puppies is an instant win for me, woud love a chance to read this

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Zibilee said...

I just saw this book at the bookstore today, and fell in love with that little face! I didn't grab it though, and would love the chance to win it, so please enter me in your giveaway!!

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Zibilee said...

I am also a follower of your blog via google reader.

Sandra K321 said...

I would love to read Oogy. He sounds like an amazing dog with an amazing family.
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Sandra K321 said...

I follow your blog via google friend connect.
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rubynreba said...

OOgy is so cute! I'd love to have this book to listen to in my car. Thanks!
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rubynreba said...

I am a follower.
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Patsy said...

I would love to win this book. The story sounds like so wonderful.
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Patsy said...

I follow via GFC.
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Patsy said...

I forgot to add..I subscribe.
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Benita said...

What a poignant story! I'd love to read the book.

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Benita said...

GFC Follower.

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Benita said...

Email subscriber.

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Diana D said...

This looks like such a warm emotional story. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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Diana D said...

I am a GFC follower and email subscriber. Thanks


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Michele said...

I love Oogy's story. I saw the trailer and it always brings me to tears
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Michele said...

I'm a GFC follower
Michele
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Michele said...

I tweeted
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janetfaye said...

I have this on my Amazon list and I would love to win it.

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Tore said...

I would love to win this book because it sounds good. Please enter me in contest. I would love to listen to the book. Tore923@aol.com

Bons said...

Oogy is so not ugly! = ) What a face. I would enjoy reading this family's story as I to have ahouse full of adopted stories, ha, including myself!!!
bonniedeni@hotmail.com
Thank you for the consideration, and I could post a review for the publisher too.
Bo

Bons said...

By the way....I am a follower! I can't wait to read a review of "When Will There Be Good News", I just bought it.

Lori L said...

I'd love to win! Both our dogs are shelter dogs so you know we believe in adopting pets!
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Lori L said...

I'm a follower too!
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Sky Princess said...

I have been wanting to read this book but having it read to me would be even better. I love it when someone rescues a dog. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sky Princess said...

I am a GFC follower under Sharon Young.

mrsshukra said...

What a lovely, true story, please count me in!

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mrsshukra said...

Google follower!

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Cindy W. said...

I'm going out of state at Christmas and would love to win Oogy so that I can listen to it all the way to Texas!

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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Cindy W. said...

I am a GFC follower.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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Cindy W. said...

I am an email subscriber.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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librarypat said...

I am a Follower.

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librarypat said...

I am a Subscriber.

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librarypat said...

I am interested in reading this book. We have cared for rescue dogs for many years. We fostered puppies for the local shelter and have a 14 year old lab mix from the first litter and an 8 year old terrier from the last litter. We also have a pit bull my son got from a friend who didn't want the puppies to get into the hands of people who would use and abuse them. We have several rescue animals - snake, peacocks, pot belly pig.
Rescue animals are special and in many cases make wonderful pets.

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traveler said...

Thanks for this giveaway. I have two rescue dogs. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I am an e-mail subscriber. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Charleydog said...

"Only a face a mother would love" - but a cute face.
Please enter my name in the book giveaway.
Many thanks!

pboylecharley AT hotmail DOT com

karenk said...

would love to read oogy's story..

kanenk
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karenk said...

email subscriber :)

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grannyvon said...

I would love to win this book because I have adopted two different dogs from a shelter. The first one I had nine years and he died. I went and got a little Yorkie/Chic mix that weighs 9 lbs. His hair has the Yorkie color but is bery thin and wirey like a Terrier and He has those Chic. Bug eyes. He is like raising a rebellious two year old when he is bad and a sweet loving baby when he wants to cuddle on your neck sitting on my shoulder and he will sleep hours in my lap, He barks loud at the horses and if they are not in their pen, he barks cause he can't see them. When he gets upset he turns in circles so fast and so long I don't see how he walks straight after he does it. My eyes are not what they once were so I love the audibooks. ybutler@oppcatv.com

grannyvon said...

I subscribe by e-mail. Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

grannyvon said...

Public follower on Google Friend Connect. ybutler@oppcatva.com

Tina said...

That face is enough to make anyone want to read/listen to this book. Please enter me.

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Tina said...

I'm a long time follower. grovel, grovel

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Tina said...

OOGY is posted in the giveaway sidebar of my blog Tutu's Two Cents

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Steve Capell said...

I found this review to be intriguing and one that I think I would take pleasure in listening too. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

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Sheila Deeth said...

Odd how the picture on the cover hypnotizes. I can't walk through a bookstore without looking for Oogy

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arceli said...

I'd love to win this. It sounds like such a heartwarming story.

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Jennifer said...

I'd love to read this book. It sounds amazing. The puppy on the cover is so cute.

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christa @ mental foodie said...

I became a pet owner 3.5 months ago, and can't wait to read more books about them!

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Bcteagirl said...

I have some family members who just love animal stories. It occurs to me that these would make a great idea for Christmas gifts :)

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Bcteagirl said...

I follow via google friend connect!

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Tweet!
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wmmahaney said...

I would love to win a copy of this for my aunt. I have her name for Christmas, and she loves animals. I know that she would love this book.
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wmmahaney said...

I subscribe in Google Reader
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Renae H said...

I'd love to win this! I've had my eye on it for quite some time.

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Janelle said...

It's a heartwarming tale that reminds me of a dog that a friend of mine rescued. Thanks for a great giveaway & chance to win this book!
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Janelle said...

I'm an email subscriber!
Thanks for a chance to win this heartwarming tale!
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sunshine9 said...

This book is on my "to read" list but I "listen" to many books also. I'm a dog and cat lover. This book would be great to listen to while driving to see family during the upcoming holidays.

LeAnn
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sunshine9 said...

GFC follower.

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sunshine9 said...

google reader

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Susan said...

I would really enjoy this book.
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Susan said...

I follow by gfc.
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Ruthie said...

I would love to listen to this. Please enter me, thanks.

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Ruthie said...

email subscriber

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LLong said...

I retweeted this giveaway using your retweet button @ ASDsupportNC

Zoë said...

I'm a huge dog lover so anything puppy related is an instant win for me, I'd love a chance to read this!

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A Woman said...

I would love to read this story.
Plus I need audiobooks because I am usually in the car.

A Woman said...

I am a follower of your blog.
I left my comment before this one but did not put email on it. You can use my Google account to contact me or my email laceylong27574 at gmail dot com
Thanks

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