Friday, October 22, 2010

ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY: A DESIRABLE RESIDENCE AUDIO BOOK: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO
BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
"ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY"
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS FRIDAY'S
"ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY"
AUDIO BOOK CHOICE IS.....
GIVEAWAY ENDED
A DESIRABLE RESIDENCE
BY MADELEINE WICKHAM

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
From the author of the sensational bestselling Sophie Kinsella novels and the New York Times bestsellers The Wedding Girl and Sleeping Arrangements, comes a wicked comedy of adultery, angst, and modern marriage.

The asking price for this house includes a stunning renovation of hearts and dreams....Liz and Jonathan Chambers were stuck with two mortgages, mounting debts, and a miserable adolescent daughter. Then realtor Marcus Witherstone came into their lives—and it seemed he would solve all their problems. He knew the perfect tenants from London who would rent their old house: a glamorous PR girl, Ginny, and her almost-famous husband, Piers.

But soon Liz is lost in blissful dreams of Marcus, Jonathan is left to run their business, and neither of them has time to notice that their teenage daughter is developing an unhealthy passion for the tenants, Piers and Ginny. Everyone is tangled up with everyone else, and in the most awkward possible way. As events close in, they all begin to realize that some deceptions are just a bit too close to home.

A Desirable Residence is sure to continue the phenomenal success of the Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham franchise.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Madeleine Wickham is the author of several acclaimed novels, including A Desirable Residence, Swimming Pool Sunday, and Cocktails for Three. As Sophie Kinsella, she has written a number of bestsellers including the Shopaholic series including Shopaholic & Baby.
 MY REVIEW:
Watch for My Review that is ALMOST ready (but we are off to dinner). So I shall post it later tonight and you will get BONUS ENTRIES so we both get a better deal this way....more entries for you, no cooking for me! See you all soon, Bingo! (REVIEW IS HERE NOW...DINNER WAS GREAT!)

GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO STEPHANIE AND THE GOOD
FOLKS AT MACMILLAN AUDIO BOOKS,
I HAVE THREE COPIES OF THIS AUDIO
BOOK TO GIVE AWAY!


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 SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOUT A DESIRABLE RESIDENCE THAT WOULD MAKE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS AUDIO BOOK

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


+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING ON THE AUTHOR'S WEBSITE HERE. PERHAPS YOU MIGHT COMMENT ON ANOTHER BOOK OF HERS YOU HAVE READ, OR WOULD LIKE TO READ

+1 MORE ENTRY: GO TO MACMILLAN AUDIO BOOKS WEBSITE HERE (LOOK NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE) AND LISTEN TO THE AUDIO EXCERPT AND COMMENT ABOUT IT HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY: JOIN AND "LIKE" SOPHIE KINSELLA (aka MADELEINE WICKHAM) ON HER OFFICIAL FACEBOOK FAN GROUP PAGE


GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, NOVEMBER 5!

 
GOOD LUCK!!! 

66 comments:

debbie said...

I think it is interesting, the characters are so interested in other people, they aren't seeing their own families. I would love to have this book.
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PoCoKat said...

Please enter me.

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PoCoKat said...

Desirable Residence sounds like it would be a very interesting audiobook to listen to!

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bermudaonion said...

I'd like to listen to this book because I love the author's work! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

bermudaonion said...

I found it interesting that the Shopaholic series was supposed to be over but the author missed the characters so much she brought them back. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

bermudaonion said...

I "liked" the author's Facebook page. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Linda Kish said...

It sounds like a fun story with all of the characters intertwined.

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Linda Kish said...

I want to read Mini Shopaholic.

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Linda Kish said...

After listening to an excerpt, it sounds interesting.

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Colleen Turner said...

I absolutely love Madeleine Wickham (and her alter ego Sophie Kinsella). I have read all of the books under Sophie Kinsella and am now making my way through the books under Madeleine Wickham. I am never dissapointed! Desirable Residence sounds very interesting, with all the characters becoming wrapped up with each other and loyalties seeming to shift through the group. Can't wait!
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Colleen Turner said...

Went to the author's website and was delighted to see just how many of her books I have read! The only won I found that I have not read or atleast have ready to read was The Wedding Girl. I will have to pick that one up!
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Colleen Turner said...

I am a fan of Sophie Kinsella (Madeleine Wickham) on Facebook (Colleen Turner).
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Colleen Turner said...

I listened to the audio snippet and I know I will just love this audiobook!
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Colleen Turner said...

+5 swagbucks!
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Anonymous said...

I want to listen to this book because I know the situation of selling and buying. We tried it both ways, one time with a contingency to buy if the other house sells (that was crazy, we went through four buyers) then the next time we sold, rented a place and bought. That was much easier but it was difficult to find an apartment that want a long term lease. The books sounds interesting in many ways and this is just one of them.

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Anonymous said...

I tweeted!

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holdenj said...

I think the characters sound interesting and are in a very timely plight, what with the real estate market being what it is.
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holdenj said...

I so very much enjoy Kinsella's Shopoholic series! Am anxiously awaiting my copy of Mini-Shopoholic now.
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Tore said...

This sounds like a very interesting audio book to listen to. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I joined Sophie's fan club on FB.

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Laura H. said...

I like how "real" this book is. Disillusionment runs rampant!

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Laura H. said...

Tweeted giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/MamaHendo3/status/28557676775

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Laura H. said...

I would like to read "Twenties Girl". I enjoy books with a bit of fantasy mixed in.

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Laura H. said...

I listened to the audio excerpt but I don't know if I like the reader. The voice is a bit snobbish and the accent a bit thick in some places making it difficult to understand. I justed don't feel that the reader "fits the book". But that's just my opinion.

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Laura H. said...

"Liked" Sophie Kinsella on FB (@Laura Grassie Henderson).

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hendy said...

I love Sophie Kinsella's books. I can't wait to learn about each of the characters, specifically the daughter and her obsession with the english couple.
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hendy said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/HendyMartin/status/28646526503
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hendy said...

I visited her website, she has a couple great contests going on for her UK audience but I have read the first book in her Shopaholic series and have the others I haven't been able to read yet.
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hendy said...

Listened to audio and the reader has a pretty heavy English accent, I love the voice she uses for the male realtor who doesn't seem to have much interest in Liz initially.
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rubynreba said...

The cover of the audiobook makes it look like it would be a fun book to listen to.
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rubynreba said...

On her website she stated that her dream to play Becky in Shopaholic would be for a new young unknown actress.
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rubynreba said...

The audio was interesting in how the house had been on the market for a long time and that the realtor thought they should perhaps lower the price.
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Pamela Keener said...

I like listening to audiobooks as I am driving. It makes the time go so much faster. I think this would be a different and interesting book to hear.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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Pamela Keener said...

I have read "Confessions of A Shopaholic" and thouroughly enjoyed reading it.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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Pamela Keener said...

I like Sophie Kinsella on FB/Pam Keener
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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g.g. said...

It sounds like some really fun and crazy characters to read about

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g.g. said...

I loved all the shopoholic books and anxious to read the new one

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g.g. said...

I liked her on facebook

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slb3334 said...

I like that the characters are interesting.

lisaray said...

I've read Cocktails for Three and all the Shopaholic books. What fun! Great characters! I love to listen to books in the car as well. (Hey, since I can't read while I'm driving, it's great to have someone else read to me!) This would be a wonderful addition to my collection.

Amber said...

I love the fact that she wrote the Sophie Kinsella books - which I love!!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I like the Sophie Kinsella Facebook page - my FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

My favorite Sophie book is Shopaholic & Baby!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Deb said...

It sounds like there are some interesting characters + mounting debt and mortgages is what A LOT of families are currently living through. Will be interesting to see how she portrays that type of burden.

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turboterp said...

I've read a lot of Madeleine Wickham's (and Sophie Kinsella's) books and loved them all. I'd love to listen to this one!

turboterp said...

I listened to the audio clip and loved the actress reading the book! That makes all the difference with an audiobook.

Jodi said...

I think that Madeleine Wickham is very talented, and I love the premise of this book. I love audiobooks and would love the chance to listen to this one.

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409cope said...

I like that this is by author Sophie Kinsella as I have read a lot of her books and really enjoy them.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I like Sophie Kinsella on facebook.Shari D cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Bethie said...

Please count me in. I want to win this because she also wrote the Shopaholic series.

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Christa said...
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Christa said...

I forgot to add my e-mail address!

The plot sounds great! I love READING (not having it myself) about drama and A Desirable Residence seems to have plenty! I really want to win! :)

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Daniel M said...

looks like a good one, life's tough nowadays, can't imagine juggling all that - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Christa said...

I tweeted about the giveaway!
http://twitter.com/christauf4

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Christa said...

I was looking at the author's website and I love the design. I also love her videos section. It's really cool to get to learn more about the author behind the books.

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Anonymous said...

It is a comedy of adultery!

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Christa said...

I listened to the small clip of audio for the book on the MACMILLAN AUDIO BOOKS WEBSITE! The story teller sounds interesting and fun to listen to!

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Christa said...

I just joined and liked Sophie Kinsella on facebook!

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moondreamer1979 said...

The charactors in this book sound very interesting. I would love to win this!moondreamer1979 at yahoo dot com

moondreamer1979 said...

I really would love to read Swimming Pool Sunday! moondreamer1979 at yahoo dot com

purango said...

I find the characters interesting. I would love to read about their interactions. garrettsambo@aol.com

susan1215 said...

The characters sound interesting

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FDP 4 Life said...

i love audio books, i do a lot of driving and i like to listen to a book while i drive, this sounds like my kind of book
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degood said...

I like the authors books so I think I would like this book too plus i love listening to audiobooks during my daily commute.

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degood said...

I have read the first three shopoholic books but I havent read the newest one - Mini Shopoholic so I want to ready that one.

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Atreau said...

I found it interesting that Madeleine Wickham chose to use her given name rather than use her more famous pen name Sophie Kinsella.

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