Wednesday, June 2, 2010

JUNE IS AUDIO BOOK MONTH! FEVER DREAM AUDIO BOOK: GIVEAWAY & REVIEW

JUNE IS NATIONAL
AUDIO BOOK MONTH



DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE, WHICH IS IS NATIONAL AUDIO BOOK MONTH, I WILL BE HIGHLIGHTING AND GIVING AWAY QUITE A FEW AUDIO BOOKS. I HOPE TO LET YOU SEE AND HEAR SOME OF THE MANY PEOPLE AROUND OUR COUNTRY WHO SUPPORT THIS MOVEMENT. MAYBE SOMEONE WILL CATCH YOU READING WITH AN AUDIO BOOK VERY SOON! WATCH FOR THE SYMBOLS BELOW AND YOU WILL KNOW THERE IS A GREAT AUDIO BOOK BEING PRESENTED FOR NATIONAL AUDIO BOOK MONTH! HERE ARE THE SYMBOLS TO WATCH FOR SO YOU CAN TRY TO WIN SOME AUDIO BOOKS FOR YOURSELF:





AND NOW, HERE IS THE FIRST
AUDIO BOOK FOR NATIONAL
AUDIO BOOK MONTH
THAT YOU CAN WIN!
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GIVEAWAY ENDED
FEVER DREAM

AUDIO BOOK
BY DOUGLAS PRESTON
&
LINCOLN CHILD

ABOUT THE BOOK:(In case you missed my post for the book, here is some info on it.)

Yesterday, Special Agent Pendergast still mourned the loss of his beloved wife, Helen, who died in a tragic accident in Africa twelve years ago. Today, he discovers she was murdered. Tomorrow, he will learn her most guarded secrets, leaving him to wonder: Who was the woman I married? Why was she murdered? And, above all . . . Who murdered her? FEVER DREAM Revenge is not sweet: It is essential.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

DOUGLAS PRESTON and LINCOLN CHILD are bestselling coauthors of 13 novels. Preston, a regular contributor to The New Yorker, worked for the American Museum of Natural History. He is an expert horseman who has ridden thousands of miles across the West. Child, a former book editor, is passionate about motorcycles, exotic parrots, and nineteenth-century English literature. The authors encourage readers to visit and send them e-mail at their Web site, www.prestonchild.com.


MY REVIEW:

Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston thankfully team up again for their 11th Aloysius Pendergast thriller, FEVER DREAM. Pendergast, an FBI agent, is a wealthy, somewhat unconventional but exceptionally bright man who you learn a lot more about in this newest Child and Preston collaboration. Readers will find out about his wife’s death and how Pendergast was in mourning for her these past twelve years. She was killed by a lion who attacked her and it was thought to be an accident but now Pendergast finds out it could have been murder.

Calling on his best friend, Lt. Vincent D’Agosta ,for help, Pendergast wants to find the murder and see that justice is done. Vincent’s fiancĂ© who is a Captain in the NY Police Department is not thrilled that he is going off again with Pendergast. However, she surprisingly finds herself working with him before the whole thing is over as they track the killer to Africa and then South America only to wind up back in New Orleans. In doing so, they find out secrets about Helen that she was involved in that were previously unknown to her husband.

This is a real page turner and although it is only the second Pendergast novel I have read, I already feel I know the well-developed characters and can’t wait to see what they do next. The combination of Pendergast and Vincent‘s love, Captain Hayward, is a good one and they play off each other exquisitely. There is a dry sense of humor to the novel that I thoroughly enjoy and although this novel seemed shorter than the last, it still was exciting and had so many surprising twists and turns. FEVER DREAM can stand on its own but if you think you will like the book, you may want to start with the first Pendergast novel and read your way happily to this newest addition. I think it never hurts to know as much of the background as possible and I hope to get time to do that myself this summer.

GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO ANNA AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT THE HACHETTE BOOK GROUP,
I HAVE THREE COPIES OF THIS
AUDIO BOOK TO GIVEAWAY!

THE RULES:

--U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES, PLEASE
--INCLUDE EMAIL ADDRESS IN COMMENT
--ALL ENTRIES/COMMENTS MUST BE
SEPARATE IN ORDER TO COUNT
AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY



HOW TO ENTER

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHETHER YOU WOULD PREFER TO OWN THIS BOOK ON AUDIO CD OR IN BOOK FORM. THIS IS NOT A CHOICE BUT RATHER A TYPE OF POLL.

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING BY GOING TO PRESTON AND CHILD'S WEBSITE HERE.

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND THEN COME BACK AND LEAVE A LINK

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, JUNE 20

GOOD LUCK!

64 comments:

LAMusing said...

I've only listened to one audio book so far, but I LOVED it. I assume some are terrific and some not so much (just like books on paper), but I really want to try some more audios for those long drives to work!

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debbie said...

I think I would like it in book form better.
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Christine H said...

I would prefer the audio book this time because I've never listened to an audio book before. But I do love my print books over ebooks.

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Christine H said...

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Christine H said...

something interesting: Well, I never new of them before this and they have written a lot of books together.

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Christine H said...

Posted on stumble:
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Christine H said...

posted on facebook too:
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Christine H said...

posted on Myspace Bulletin:

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Shirley said...

I'd prefer the book. I've never read a audio book but I guess I'd need something to listen to it on, but I'd like to give it a try.
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Shirley said...

I found how the met interesting:

Around 1985 or thereabouts, Lincoln Child, an editor at St. Martin's Press and a big fan of the American Museum of Natural History, decided to commission a book about the museum's fascinating history for his publishing house. Doing some research in the Museum's magazine, he found that a Museum employee, Douglas Preston, wrote the most interesting articles on the Museum itself. So Child contacted Preston, took him to lunch at New York's Russian Tea Room, and pitched the idea of a book.

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Shirley said...

Posted on FB:

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Shirley said...

Posted on Twitter

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christina said...

I think I'll always prefer books, I like to hold them and see them displayed on my shelf.

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christina said...

I found how two people living in different states wrote books together, they said this:

A bi-coastal writing partnership is unusual, but it's much easier in the age of the information superhighway. Long before most people even knew what the Web was, Preston and Child were exchanging chapters by modem. But it isn't only modems that are used--faxes and especially telephones are kept busy for hours while the two brainstorm, argue, or just gossip.

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trishalynn0708 said...

I love books but I think I would rather have this one on audio..

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traveler said...

The fan art section is wonderful and unique. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I enjoy audio books but prefer a real book that I can hold. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Benita said...

I'd rather have the book on audio. It's nice to give the eyes a rest.

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Benita said...

I find it interesting that Douglas Preston will be giving two very special writer’s workshops this summer and fall.

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Tore said...

I am interested in listening to an audio book which I have never done before but I have to admit I enjoy reading alot so I would have to say a book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Misusedinnocence said...

I would love this either way, but the audio cd would be easier for me to listen too while travelling.

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Denny, Alaska said...

I'm partially sighted, so audio books are just the ticket for me.

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Denny, Alaska said...

From the web site: it's interesting to learn that Mr. Preston was "almost expelled" from nursery school!

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Lisa R said...

I love audio books in the summer. I can pile up in the hammock or at the pool and "read" without lifting a finger.


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Lisa R said...

As they grew up, Doug, Richard, and their little brother David roamed the quiet suburbs of Wellesley, terrorizing the natives with home-made rockets and incendiary devices mail-ordered from the backs of comic books or concocted from chemistry sets.

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Lisa R said...

tweeted--alterlisa
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nfmgirl said...

Blogged:
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nfmgirl said...

I usually prefer audio for thrillers like this. Thank you!

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Patsy said...

I like audio books when I am housecleaning or doing some craft, but I truely prefer books.
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Patsy said...

I had never before seen a Fan Art page on any sight I have been on. That was most interesting.
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Linda Kish said...

I am more of a written word person, so book form

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Linda Kish said...

Their bios are very humorous.

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Margie said...

I usually like to have the book form.
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LAMusing said...

On their website I found it interesting that Lincoln posed with his Cockatoo

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holdenj said...

I think I would actually prefer it in book form. Suspense novels usually drive me to turn the pages faster, it may not satisfy my at whatever the audio reader's pace is.
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Christine H said...

+5 for swag bucks

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Tina said...

+5 for signing up for swag bucks
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Shirley said...

+5 for swag bucks entry
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409cope said...

I enjoyed the fan art on their page.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I enjoy audiobooks but I prefer the written copy for convenience.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Debi said...

I would prefer this one of audio as we are planning a 24 hr car trip and I think this is one my husband would also enjoy.

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Debi said...

I find the bi-coastal writing partnership interesting. How they lay out the plot, write the characters and rewrite until it is a seamless story.

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Jaime said...

I love audio's
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Christine H said...

I'd like to have the audio, I've nevewr listened to an audio book before.

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Christine H said...

I was interested in how they met:
In the dim days of prehistory, around 1985 or thereabouts, Lincoln Child, an editor at St. Martin's Press and a big fan of the American Museum of Natural History, decided to commission a book about the museum's fascinating history for his publishing house. Doing some research in the Museum's magazine, he found that a Museum employee, Douglas Preston, wrote the most interesting articles on the Museum itself. So Child contacted Preston, took him to lunch at New York's Russian Tea Room, and pitched the idea of a book. Thus was born Dinosaurs in the Attic, Preston's first non-fiction book. During the book's (at times difficult) birth, the two became friends.


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Christine H said...

http://twitter.com/Romantic73/status/15726349740

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Christine H said...

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Anne-Marie T said...

I would prefer the audio format.
I can always get time to listening while in the car, but never seem to get time to actually read a book these days.

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Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. http://twitter.com/amt946/status/16103390535

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Anne-Marie T said...

I found it interesting the Lincoln Child saw The Exorcist and was traumatized for approximately seven months.

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Jeff said...

I'm not sure, I love to read. But I've only read print books. So I'd like to try an audio book.
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Jeff said...

I found it intersting how Relic came about:
Preston approached Child with a proposal for a murder mystery, set in a natural history museum. Child told him that murder mysteries were very numerous, and hard to make truly successful. But what about a techno-thriller, set in a museum? And what if they were to write it together? And they did. The book's incubation took several years--Child left St. Martin's to work as a systems analyst, and Preston moved out to Santa Fe to write full time--but at last, in the spring of 1995, RELIC was published by Tor Books.
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bettycd said...

I would prefer it in book form. I love audio books and commute during the winter when the intrigue of a good plot eases me thru traffic. Summer I'm not driving long enough to get far in an audiobook. Audiobooks have never worked when I'm home - too much distraction and i'm not willing to sit with headphones on.

Pamela Keener said...

I have listened to one audio book thus far and am suprisingly enjoying it. I think it brings a whole different feel to the book and there are nuances that in reading I surely would have missed.
I think I will try more audio's in the future. Also when the going gets rough in the book I sometimes, ok always peek to the end to make sure there is a HEA or HFN ending which is something I cannot do with audio unless I put the last cd in which I have not done.
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Pamela Keener said...

I love the story of the way Preston & Child met. The neat story is found on the FAQ page.
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Cindy W. said...

I love audio tapes for when I am traveling or cleaning house, but if I'm just relaxing I prefer a traditional book.

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Cindy W. said...

At their web site I found that they conduct writing workshops. Cool!

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