Friday, September 24, 2010

WINNER of FREEDOM and NEW FREEDOM AUDIO BOOK GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCEMENT!

FREEDOM
BY JONATHAN FRANZEN
I DECIDED TO PURCHASE AN EXTRA
COPY OF FREEDOM TO GIVE ONE OF
MY LOYAL READERS A CHANCE TO
READ AND MAYBE "JOIN THE CLUB"
THIS HAS BEEN A
SPEEDY FIVE DAY GIVEAWAY!
THE WINNER IS:

#10 Linda Henderson


CONGRATULATIONS!
DIDN'T WIN?
STILL WAITING FOR MY REVIEW?
YOU HAVE A SECOND CHANCE...
THIS TIME TO WIN...
FREEDOM:
THE AUDIO BOOK
GIVEAWAY ENDED
 FREEDOM
The Audio Book
BY JONATHAN FRANZEN
READ BY DAVID LEDOUX

MORE ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
To read more "About the Book", 
see the original post HERE

Macmillan Audio, August 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4272-1049-4, ISBN10: 1-4272-1049-7,
5 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches, Audio Run Time: 25:00

Awards: AudioFile Earphones Award

Praise for Freedom
“Writing in prose that is at once visceral and lapidary, Mr. Franzen shows us how his characters strive to navigate a world of technological gadgetry and ever-shifting mores, how they struggle to balance the equation between their expectations of life and dull reality, their political ideals and mercenary personal urges. He proves himself as adept at adolescent comedy as he is at grown-up tragedy; as skilled at holding a mirror to the world his people inhabit day by dreary day as he is at limning their messy inner lives . . . Mr. Franzen has written his most deeply felt novel yet—a novel that turns out to be both a compelling biography of a dysfunctional family and an indelible portrait of our times.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“[Freedom is] a work of total genius: a reminder both of why everyone got so excited about Franzen in the first place and of the undeniable magic—even today, in our digital end-times—of the old-timey literary novel . . . Few modern novelists rival Franzen in that primal skill of creating life, of tricking us into believing that a text-generated set of neural patterns, a purely abstract mind-event, is in fact a tangible human being that we can love, pity, hate, admire, and possibly even run into someday at the grocery store. His characters are so densely rendered—their mental lives sketched right down to the smallest cognitive micrograins—that they manage to bust through the art-reality threshold: They hit us in the same place that our friends and neighbors and classmates and lovers do. This is what makes Franzen’s books such special event.” —Sam Anderson, New York Magazine

“The Great American Novel.” —Esquire

“Epic.” —Vanity Fair

MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Jonathan Franzen is the author of The Corrections, winner of the 2001 National Book Award for fiction; the novels The Twenty-Seventh City and Strong Motion; and two collections of essays, How to Be Alone and The Discomfort Zone, all published by FSG. He lives in New York City.
 ABOUT THE READER:
 DAVID LEDOUX has narrated a range of audiobooks, for which he has won and been nominated for several Audie and Earphones Awards.  His work includes reading Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants, and Douglas Copeland's Hey Nostradamous! 

MORE CONNECTING WITH OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB: 
OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB SITE WRITES, "Read Freedom with Oprah's Book Club! The wait is over! Oprah's new book club pick is Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, an epic family saga that has it all—sex, love…even rock 'n' roll!"

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIKE TO FOLLOW OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB AND THE DISCUSSION SHE WILL HAVE ON HER SHOW ABOUT THIS BOOK, HERE IS ONE THING YOU CAN DO. IF YOU FOLLOW THIS CALENDAR YOU WILL BE READING RIGHT ALONG WITH ALL OF OPRAH'S VIEWERS WHO ARE PART OF HER BOOK CLUB AND BE READY TO "DISCUSS" THE BOOK IN TIME FOR OPRAH'S ON-AIR BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION.

ALSO, IF YOU WANT TO DISCUSS THE BOOK WITH YOUR OWN BOOK CLUB, HERE ARE SOME DISCUSSION QUESTIONS OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB SUGGESTS, BUT BE CAREFUL OF SOME POSSIBLE SPOILERS WITHIN!


MORE ABOUT MY REVIEW:
FREEDOM  the book has 576 pages and the audio book runs 25 hours. SO, I am enjoying it so much but not ready to write my review just yet. I will, however, write it before the end of this giveaway. When I post the review, you will be REQUIRED to make a comment about it in order to be qualified to enter for this audio book giveaway. I have mentioned it in the "How To Enter" rules below and will provide a link to this post when I do the review. Thank you SO MUCH for your patience in this.
 GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO STEPHANIE AND THE GOOD
FOLKS AT MACMILLAN AUDIO BOOKS,
I HAVE TWO COPIES OF THIS GREAT
AUDIO BOOK TO GIVE AWAY!
 

--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 SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT FREEDOM THAT MAKES YOU WANT TO WIN THIS AUDIO BOOK

+1 MORE ENTRY:
BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW IN THIS ENTRY


+1 (OR +2) MORE ENTRIES: "LIKE" MACMILLAN AUDIO ON FACEBOOK HERE FOR +1, AND "FOLLOW" MACMILLAN AUDIO ON TWITTER HERE FOR ANOTHER +1

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT IF YOU HAVE ENTERED FOR THIS WEEK'S "QUICKIE 5 DAY GIVEAWAY" FOR THE BOOK, FREEDOM, AND GIVE THE NUMBER OF YOUR COMMENT BY LOOKING FOR IT HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE WAY THAT YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG
+1 REQUIRED ENTRY: WATCH FOR MY REVIEW OF THIS WONDERFUL, BUT LONG AUDIO/BOOK, AND COME BACK HERE TO COMMENT ON IT.
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, OCTOBER 12!

GOOD LUCK!!!!

52 comments:

Denny, Alaska said...

Who wouldn't be interested in a book about a dysfunctional family?! Count me in! Thanks for entering my name.

denny(dot)gill(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

Congrats to Linda! I would like to be entered for the audiobook, I'm still intrigued by this family and I always like to read books set in my homestate, to see how we fare!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

I was #14 in the quickie giveaway for the book.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

I am a GFC follower.
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Steve Capell said...

Congrats to Linda! I have several reviews of this book and I would love to win the audio version of this book. Thanks

steven(dot)capell(at)gmail(dot)com

justpeachy36 said...

I want to read Freedom for a couple of reasons. I always like Oprah's picks when they are fiction choices and I also want to read it because it just really sounds like a good book. Plus, I love audio books, to listen to around the house, in the car and such.

Please enter me in the giveaway.

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

justpeachy36 said...

+1 following Macmillan Audio on facebook... Debbie Hamilton Lester

+1 for following Macmillan Audio on Twitter... @justpeachy36

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justpeachy36 said...

I was comment #21 & 22 on the Quickie 5 day giveaway.

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

justpeachy36 said...

I follow your blog by e-mail and GFC

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traveler said...

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

traveler said...

I am #3 in the earlier giveway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

This book is unique and interesting so I woud enjoy it.saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

rbooth43 said...

"Read Freedom with Oprah's Book Club! The wait is over! Oprah's new book club pick is Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, an epic family saga that has it all—sex, love…even rock 'n' roll!" This makes me want to win the Audio Book.

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Icedream said...

I always think Franzen's books sound interesting and I'm always up to diving into a good "disfunctional family" novel. I think this book would be a lot easier for me to listen to.

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Icedream said...

I liked Macmillan on facebook (waitman willie).

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Icedream said...

I followed Macmillan audio on twitter (BloggerIcedream)

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Icedream said...

I followed Macmillan audio on twitter (BloggerIcedream)

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Icedream said...

I follow on GFC.

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g.g. said...

I so want to "read" along with Oprah's group and I prefer to do it with an audio book

anjamie4 at gmail dot com

g.g. said...

I follow via email subscription and GFC

anjamie4 at gmail dot com

Jo-Jo said...

Everything about the drama of a dysfunctional family sounds interesting to me! Please enter me in the contest.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

Jo-Jo said...

I also follow through google friends.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

hendy said...

Well I have this book on my wishlist and saw how excited Oprah got about it-I've heard a lot of great things about Franzen's work.
hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

hendy said...

I follow via GFC
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allisonsbj3 said...

I like that it was picked by Oprah.

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allisonsbj3 said...

Macmillian facebook fan

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allisonsbj3 said...

Macmillian twitter follwoer

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allisonsbj3 said...

I commented on Freedom giveaway - number 36

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allisonsbj3 said...

Email subscriber

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Alyce said...

I have to admit to being intrigued by all of the buzz about this book, so that's really why I'd like to win.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Alyce said...

+1 I follow via rss feed.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Glenn said...

I've heard good things about Freedom so would like to check it out. Thanks for the giveaway.

glenn_pessano AT yahoo DOT com

Jo-Jo said...

I blogged about this contest here.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

holdenj said...

So, commenting on your review, I think it's very apparent that Franzen sure knows how to write a character driven story! I think your comments about Patty and Walter both make them seem very interesting. Thanks!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

In your review I find it fun and interesting that the character Walter Berglund reminds you of several men you know. Whenever that is true for me in a book it really gets me to respect the characterization, because people are so complex, and some authors just get it!

Please enter me (again!) :--)

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Steve Capell said...

I absolutely would love to win this audio book! Your review is only one of many reviews that I have read of this amazing book. I first found out about this book through Oprah's Book Blog and each time I read a review I am even more sure that this book will become a book that I read ... now I have my finger crossed that I might win the audio version of this book. Thanks so much for hosting this review and also the contest. BTW 25 hours isn't to long as long as the book is GOOD!

Thanks again.

steven(dot)capell(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

Your entire lengthy review was extremely well done, especially concerning the major characters and their relationships. It sounds fascinating to read about this family and their lives. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

traveler said...

Patty and Walter as well as Richard Katz sound typical although it would be an absorbing book to read. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Alyce said...

I've been reading a lot of mixed reviews about this book. Everyone seems to agree that the characters are not that likable. I'm glad to see that you liked the book on the whole though even if the characters weren't so endearing.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

debbie said...

I would like to have this because the people seem so narcissitic, they remind me of my own family.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

debbie said...

I am a email subscriber.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

debbie said...

I entered the quickie giveaway, I am comment number 20.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

debbie said...

I just read your review. It strikes me that they each want love, but don't really know how to love. They can't see anything beyond their own needs, and to be able to love, you have to put someone else first,sometimes.I thought your review was honest, I think in places it would be hard to read, because sometimes those characters would be very unlikeable.
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Nancye said...

I like how the characters are developed dome to the "smallest cognitive micrograins." I like characters that I can really "get into" Sounds like this book does just that!

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Nancye said...

I like MacMillan Audio on Facebook

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Nancye said...

I follow MacMillan Audio on Twitter
@NancyeDavis

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Nancye said...

GFC Follower

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Nancye said...

email subscriber

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Nancye said...

I subscribe via reader

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Nancye said...

I follow you on Networked Blogs

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Nancye said...

I like you on Facebook

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Nancye said...

I commented on your review.

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