Friday, December 31, 2010

ARE YOU LISTENING? FRIDAYS! AUDIO BOOK: THE BRAVE-A 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
THE BRAVE
BY NICHOLAS EVANS

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
Tom Bedford is living alone in the isolated wilds of Montana. Having distanced himself from his own troubled past, he rarely sees his ex-wife, and his son, Danny, is away in Iraq and hasn't spoken to him for years. Tom hasn't always been so removed from society. As a boy, his mother was a meteoric rising star in the glitzy, enchanted world of 1960s Hollywood. There, she fell in love with the suave Ray Montane, who played young Tom's courageous onscreen hero, Red McGraw, the fastest draw around. Tommy and his mother lived in a glamorous, Hollywood version of the Wild West. Everything was perfect, until the gold flaking on their magical life began to chip away, revealing an uglier truth beneath. Ray was not who he seemed. Tommy and his mother fell into a deadly confrontation with him, and they fled Hollywood forever, into the wilderness of the real West.

As a man, Tom has put all of that behind him--or so he thinks. Unexpectedly, his ex-wife calls, frantic: Danny has been charged with murder. In the chaos of war, his son has been caught in a violent skirmish gone bloodily awry. The Army needs someone to pay for the mistake. Tom, forced into action, is now suddenly alive again and fighting to save the son he'd let slip away. To succeed, he must confront the violence in his own past, and he finds that these two selves--the past and the present--which he'd fought so long to keep separate, are inextricably connected. As father and son struggle to understand one another, both are compelled to learn the true meaning of bravery.

Beautifully interlacing the past and present, the author of The Horse Whisperer reminds us that we are tied to the glories and mistakes of our own history. The Brave lives up to its name, as one the most courageous and full-hearted novels of our time.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nicholas Evans has been a journalist, screenwriter, TV/film producer, and novelist. He studied at Oxford University after serving in Africa with the Voluntary Service Overseas. He then studied journalism and worked as a newspaper reporter and television screenwriter before writing four bestselling books of fiction. His novel, The Horse Whisperer was made into a celebrated movie directed by Robert Redford. He lives in Devon with his wife, singer/songwriter Charlotte Gordon Cumming. 
Visit Nicholas Evans at his website HERE to find out more about this exciting author. 

 GIVEAWAY:

THANKS TO ANNA AND THE FOLKS
AT THE HACHETTE BOOK GROUP,
I HAVE THREE COPIES OF THIS
EXCITING BEST SELLING NEW
AUDIO BOOK TO GIVE AWAY!

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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
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 GOOD LUCK!

94 comments:

debbie said...

This sounds like a great book. I think it is interesting that the father must reconcile the past with the present to save his son. I would love to have this book to listen to.
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I am probably most interested because he is the author of The Horse Whisperer.

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Steve Capell said...

This is the second review I have read of this book and I believe that I would really love to listen to this audio book. I may have mentioned this before that my father-in-law and I loved to watch westerns and this review sounds like the perfect western mystery. I mentioned on another post that I love the cover of this book. I often wish that book reviews would give more information about the cover design ... this one is really artistic and deserves mentioning.

Pss -- I wonder if the Bookin Buddy has seen the beautiful horses on the cover of this book?

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Hi Karen, just popping in to wish you and your family a Happy New Year. May 2011 be filled with good books, good friends, good health and much happiness. Hope everything is okay with you now.
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PoCoKat said...

Sounds great..interesting contrast between Hollywood and the West.

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rbooth43 said...

The fastest draw around In Hollywood was Sammy Davis, Jr. This book of Nicholas Evans sounds like a great listener.I would love to know his take on a glamorous, Hollywood version of the Wild West.
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Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love that the author said we shape our heroes on the cowboys of the past. When i was little, all I wanted to be was a cowgirl. And I grew up in NY!

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Anonymous said...

The Horse Whisperer was such a good movie that I would like to listen to another story by the same author.
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CarolNWong said...

What makes me want to listen to this audio book is that the main character has to confront his violence tendencies. He also has to deal with his broken relationships and learn the ture meaning of bravery.


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grannyvon said...

I am intrested in this audio book because I love horses. I read every thing I can about horses. As I key this I am looking out my window at 5 beautiful horses. My family rodeo's. Thanks for the chance to win this.

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Linda Kish said...

Gee...I grew up in the 50s as well and always enjoyed playing cowboys and Indians. And I loved watching westerns as a child.

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rubynreba said...

A western book sounds like a good one to listen to. The cover is really striking too.
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I have always loved reading about that time in Hollywood history and I think this sounds like a great book. Especially with all of the modern things mixed in.

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