Friday, November 19, 2010

ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY: NANNY MCFEE RETURNS-REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO
BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
"ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY"
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS FRIDAY'S
SECOND
"ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY"
AUDIO BOOK CHOICE IS.....

GIVEAWAY ENDED
NANNY McPHEE RETURNS
BY EMMA THOMPSON
READ BY EMMA THOMPSON 

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
For the Green family, it's going to be a summer of hard work, blackmail...and flying pigs!

The Green family is living quite happily on Deep Valley Farm until war breaks out. Father goes off to fight who knows where, the Greens' spoiled cousins come from the city to stay and someone threatens to take the farm from them. Just when it seems things can't get any worse, the piglets escape and the children get completely Out of Control. Only one person can be counted on in a situation like this: enter Nanny McPhee. But beware...Nanny McPhee is nothing like other nannies - and it's not just the warts!

With wit and warmth, Emma Thompson, writer and star of Nanny McPhee Returns, recounts one family's tumultuous summer in an audiobook that alternates between the story and a behind-the-scenes film diary, bringing a delightful and unique perspective to this funny and magical adventure for all ages.
PRAISE FOR NANNY McPHEE RETURNS:
"Author Emma Thompson delights listeners with spot-on observations about family relationships and working friendships. As performer, she presents an exuberant and enthusiastic accounting of each character she has created...Only the most jaded listener will be able to refrain from laughing out loud." - AudioFile magazine, Earphones Award Winner

"All the magic of the movie version illuminates every page, but what is a special gift, is hearing Thompson put the book-on-tape narration world on notice...Having an Oscar-winning writer in Emma Thompson doesn't hurt things when it comes to putting movie words into the page-turning form of a book. Hearing those words come to life through Thompason's acting proficiency is a match made in heaven." - SheKnows.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR/READER:
EMMA THOMPSON is an Academy Award®—and Golden Globe—winning actress who helped bring the Nurse Matilda stories by Christianna Brand to the big screen in the 2005 hit movie Nanny McPhee, in which she also starred. She lives in England and is the mother of two children.
www.nannymcpheebooks.com
MY REVIEW:
What better to listen to at this time of the year when we all wish we were kids again with holidays creeping closer and our minds on family and fun then Emma Thompson’s delightful NANNY McPHEE RETURNS Audio Book?  For the fans of the first Nanny McPhee, this is surely good news and if you haven’t met the magic stick carrying McPhee, you are in for a treat. With Thompson’s reworking of the Nurse Matilda stories by Christianna Brand, she has brought this new character to life on the screen, in books, and now in audio books as well.

The story centers around the Green family who live on a farm in the English countryside. When the father must leave to go to serve in WWII, Mother Green is left to care for the farm with only the children to help. This isn’t too easy as she came from a wealthy family who disowned her when she fell in love and married a poor farmer so this work doesn’t come naturally to her, but she doesn’t mind. They are a happy family and that’s what counts, that is until trouble starts! Trouble with a capital T as Mrs. Green’s sister comes and leaves her two children who are snooty and spoiled city kids. They need to get away from the bombing in the city but don’t show much in the way of thanks by staying at the farm. This makes it very hard for Mrs. Green to care for the farm and now five children as well. With some rambunctious piglets to keep up with, a nasty brother-in-law who wants her to sell the farm, and money being short, Mrs. Green needs help and who should come to the rescue but none other than Nanny McPhee, warts and all.

The story itself is entertaining and I enjoyed how Oscar Winner Emma Thompson used her talents to tell the story with a sort of tongue-in-cheek manner as if she was letting the listener in on a private joke only they would understand. Her narrative is lively and the voices she uses enchant. Thompson alternates between the main story and a diary which tells how the movie was made with all the inside jokes and secrets. The story is a fine old charming tale and the diary adds the extra spirit to make you laugh out loud. Just a delightful 5 hours of fun and relaxation spent as NANNY McPHEE RETURNS!
GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO STEPHANIE AND THE GOOD
 FOLKS AT MACMILLAN AUDIO BOOKS,
I HAVE 3 COPIES OF THIS MAGICAL
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 YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOUT NANNY McPHEE RETURNS ABOVE 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 NANNY McPHEE BOOK'S WEBSITE HERE. THERE ARE MANY FASCINATING THINGS TO SEE!

+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

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, DECEMBER 4!

 
GOOD LUCK!!!

79 comments:

PoCoKat said...

Awesome that Emma Thompson narrates. Would love to win.

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PoCoKat said...

Just listened to the audio sample. I knew Emma Thompson would do an amazing job. Perfect.

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PoCoKat said...

The character of Nurse Matilda was invented by the author's family, and when the author was a little girl, her grandmother used to delight her with stories about the magic nanny.

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holdenj said...

Emma Thompson is a lovely actress and I'm so pleased she narrates this! It looks wonderful.
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holdenj said...

I didn't know that Christianna Brand wrote a series of very well received detective novels.
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traveler said...

This audio book interests me greatly for the unique story and the era in which it takes place. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I loved listening to the excerpt which was entertaining and amusing. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

The website is beautiful and special. The detective books sound wonderful and the author was very talented. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Bethie said...

I love that this is read by Emma Thompson. She is so talented.

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petite said...

An audiobook that has a locale of a farm set during World War 11 sounds captivating. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

The narration is beautiful and suited for this exceptional audio book. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Christianna Brand was a great author whose detective series intersts me. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cindy W. said...

I think it's interesting that the audio alternates between the story and behind the scenes. Would love to win a copy.

Smiles,
Cindy W

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Cindy W. said...

The audio sample was great. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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Cindy W. said...

I visited the Nanny MacPhee website. I didn't realize that the movies were based on a book. I thought it was all just Hollywood magic. Interesting!

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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debbie said...

Emma Thompson is one of my favorite actors. The story sounds really cute. I would love to have it.
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debbie said...

I learned the author's grandmother used to tell her stories of a magic nanny,that is where the book came from.
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debbie said...

I love listening to Emma Thompson, I like her accent, and I think she has a wonderful speaking voice. She really brings the story alive.
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Pamela Keener said...

This sounds like an entertaining listen and one I would love to play while driving to put a smile on my face.
Love & Hugs,
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Steve Capell said...

For an audio book to become an Earphones Award Winner the book and reader competes in the following areas:

• Narrative voice and style
• Vocal characterizations
• Appropriateness for the audio format
• Enhancement of the text

Since this audio book is a winner and read by the author I am very interested in listening to this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Denny, Alaska said...

I've enjoyed Emma Thompson, the actress, for several years. Thanks for entering my name in your giveaway!

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Denny, Alaska said...

I just listened to the audio snippet. It will be a pleasure to hear her narrate her own words.

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

"Only the most jaded listener will be able to refrain from laughing out loud." That is enough to make me want to get my hands on it

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Christianna Brand was born in 1907 in Malaya, most inter testing.

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

The audio shortie was just enough to wet the appetite.


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Tore said...

I always found Nanny McFee interesting. I would love to listen to this book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

bloomerbear said...

I would like to have this because she takes care of snotty children and turns them into caring ones

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thanks for the chance

slb3334 said...

I like that it is set in WWII.

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Ron said...

I would love to share this copy of Nanny McFee Returns, with my granddaughter.

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Anonymous said...

My kids love listening to audiobooks in the car and Nanny McFee sounds like it will really keep them interested and engaged!
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Anonymous said...

From the website I learned that there are actually three "Nurse Matilda" books!
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wgbc1446 said...

I learned that Nanny McPhee Returns will acquaint us with a new family. I saw the first movie, but haven't yet had the pleasure of reading either of the books. Thanks for the chance to win! I absolutely loved the Nanny McPhee movie. wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

Heather said...

Ah, I love a story where the snooty are put in their place, and it's even better when Manny McFee does it.
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darlanpaulsmamma said...

love that emma thompson is narrating, i think this would be a splendid audio book!
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Daniel M said...

saw the 1st movie with my niece/nephew, wish there really was magic in the world - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Anonymous said...

I saw this movie late last summer and it was a hoot!

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Edna said...

I think this audio book would be very entertaining. Would love to win it.

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Edna said...

I love the first page to Nanny McFee's blog

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Edna said...

I think this would be so funny would love to win it


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ky2here said...

I like that it's not just the story but anecdotes from making the movie. What I liked best about these movies was the scene where the older kids faked out the earlier nanny into thinking they were eating their baby sister.

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ky2here said...

Edward Ardizzone was born October 16, 1900 in Haiphong, French Indochina (now Vietnam). His father served in the Far East with the Eastern Extension Telegraph Company. His mother moved the children to England when Ardizzone was five years old, where he remained for the rest of his life. As a child, he and his cousin Arthur explored the docks together and were given free run by the sailors. These experiences were the basis for the "Tim" books.

ky2here said...

I loved Emma's reading - always reminds me of her multiple characters from 'angels in america'.

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ky2here said...

Will tweet for Nanny: http://twitter.com/#!/ky2here1/status/10880939332730880

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shiloh said...

Love the World War 11 era, and the English countryside as a back drop for Nanny to bring change to her charges.

Jinxy and Me said...

I like that it is read by Emma Thompson!

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Jeff said...

We love the Nanny McFee movies!

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Jeff said...

I think I remember books around our house fgrowing up about Nurse Matilda and that wouldn't surprise me since my MOm was a nurse her whole life.

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Jeff said...

I love that it's read by EMMA THOMPSON. Sounds like a great storyteller.

Christine H said...

I loved the movies I know I'll love the audio it's sounds great too.

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Christine H said...

I love the sounds of the exceprt she tel;ls great story.

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purango said...

It is interesting that Emma Thompson is the reader. It must be great. garrettsambo@aol.com

loni said...

I think the piglets sound adorable!


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Tracey said...

I'd like to listen to an audiobook that will tickle my funnybone and make me laugh.
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Diane52 said...

Nurse Matilda was invented by the author's family-
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ruslady said...

Emma Thompson narration, i love her voice
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ruslady said...

Just listened to the audio sample, great job
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ruslady said...

I didn't know that Christianna Brand was born in 1907 in Malaya and spent her early years in India.
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susan1215 said...

I think it's interesting that the audio alternates between the story and behind the scenes. Emma Thompson narrates.

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naynays1 said...

I think this audio book would be very entertaining. Thanks fo rthe chance.
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kathy pease said...

this sounds like a great audiobook full of magical adventure and i love emma thompson as an actress she is awesome..just her narrating makes me want to hear this :)

kathy pease said...

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kathy pease said...

Christianna Brand was married to her husband Roland for nearly fifty years. She died in 1988.

Atreau said...

I found it interesting that it's narrated by Emma Thompson, I adore her!

Gianna said...

Christianna Brand authored a detective series.

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