Friday, December 10, 2010

ARE YOU LISTENING? FRIDAYS! SUNSET PARK- 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.....

 SUNSET PARK
BY PAUL AUSTER

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Sunset Park follows the hopes and fears of a cast of unforgettable characters brought together by the mysterious Miles Heller during the dark months of the 2008 economic collapse.

An enigmatic young man employed as a trash-out worker in southern Florida obsessively photographing thousands of abandoned objects left behind by the evicted families.

A group of young people squatting in an apartment in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

The Hospital for Broken Things, which specializes in repairing the artifacts of a vanished world.

William Wyler's 1946 classic The Best Years of Our Lives.

A celebrated actress preparing to return to Broadway.

An independent publisher desperately trying to save his business and his marriage.

These are just some of the elements Auster magically weaves together in this immensely moving novel about contemporary America and its ghosts. Sunset Park is a surprising departure that confirms Paul Auster as one of our greatest living writers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Oracle Night, The Book of Illusions and TimbuktuI Thought My Father Was God, the NPR National Story Project anthology which he edited, was also a national bestseller. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. 


GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO STEPHANIE AND THE GOOD
 FOLKS AT MACMILLAN AUDIO BOOKS,
I HAVE 3 COPIES OF THIS BEST SELLING
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 SUNSET PARK ABOVE BY READING ABOUT IT AND WATCHING/LISTENING TO THE VIDEO 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: 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 28!

 
GOOD LUCK!!!

17 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I find it interesting that all those different people will be mixed together in this book.

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PoCoKat said...

Sounds fascinating...the ghosts of contemporary America.

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sunshine9 said...

People in general tend to forget the economical downturns once the economy starts to improve and some people are never effected . . .This book will be one that the younger generation will be sharing. . .and saying "I remember when. . .". My parents said to me "During the depression or WWII..." That is why I want to read/listen to this book.
LeAnn
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sunshine9 said...

"Luminous, passionate, expansive, an emotional tour de force"
The above quote from the review is right on target.In the audio you can hear and feel the emotions.. this is a story where the emotions, reverance paid/felt about those who had to flee because they could no longer pay the mortgage bills. . . the lack of feeling of his co-workers and the attitudes of the banks....who got the money to survive the disasters caused by the banks and their wealthy executives. . . I think the emotions from the audio already have spoken to me. ..
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debbie said...

That sounds like a unusual mix, I would really like to hear about the man that took the photos.
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petite said...

I am fascinated with this unique idea and would enjoy this book. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

This audio is compelling and it calls out to me. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

traveler said...

This type of book would be unforgettable for its depth and the mix of individuals and plot. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

When I listen to this I am transported and this mood is one I enjoy. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Jolee said...

Sounds like an interesting and diverse cast of characters. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

rbooth43 said...

A terrible time for many people. I am wishing for better times around the corner.
God Bless us all!
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Linda Kish said...

It really brings home what has happened since things collapsed.

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Linda Kish said...

He brings the sights and smells alive in his reading. Are these pictures available somewhere?

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Susan said...

We hear about the economy these days. This book really tells us the human side.

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Susan said...

Trashing Out is a new business that has evolved since the economy has down turned causing many people to lose their homes. Trashing out employees people who go to a foreclosed home, and cleans it out. Must be so sad for those workers to see what a family has left.

Dina said...

Bringing all these different characters to one narrative against the backdrop of the recent financial crisis sounds like a fascinating read! aitmama {{at}} gmail {{tod}} com

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