Saturday, November 21, 2015

ARE YOU LISTENING? FIND A WAY: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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

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GIVEAWAY ENDED 
FIND A WAY
Read and Written by
DIANA NYAD

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
On September 2, 2013, at the age of sixty-four, Diana Nyad emerged onto the sands of Key West after swimming 111 miles, nation to nation, Cuba to Florida, in an epic feat of both endurance and human will, in fifty-three hours. Diana carried three poignant messages on her way across this stretch of shark-infested waters, and she spoke them to the crowd in her moment of final triumph:

1.   Never, ever give up.
2.   You’re never too old to chase your dreams.
3.   It looks like a solitary sport, but  it’s a Team.

Millions of people around the world cheered this maverick on, moved by her undeniable tenacity to be the first to make the historic crossing without the aid of a shark cage. At the end of her magnificent journey, after thirty-five years and four crushing failures, the public found hope in Diana’s perseverance. They were inspired by her mantra—find a way—that led her to realize a dream in her sixties that had eluded her as a young champion in peak form.

In Find a Way, Diana engages us with a unique, passionate story of this heroic adventure and the extraordinary life experiences that have served to carve her unwavering spirit.

Diana was a world champion in her twenties, setting the record for swimming around Manhattan Island, along with other ocean-swim achievements, all of which rendered her a star at the time. Back then, she made the first attempt at the Mount Everest of swims, the Cuba Swim, but after forty-two hours and seventy-nine miles she was blown desperately off course. Her dream unfulfilled, she didn’t swim another stroke for three decades.

Why, at sixty-four, was she able to achieve what she could not at thirty? How did her dramatic failures push her to success? What inner resources did Diana draw on during her long days and nights of training, and how did the power of the human spirit trump both the limitations of the body and the forces of nature across this vast, dangerous wilderness? This is the gripping story of an athlete, of a hero, of a bold mind. This is a galvanizing meditation on facing fears, engaging in our lives full throttle, and living each day with no regrets. 
"Happy Holidays 2015! It has been a rough year for the Quinns, but I would like to start by saying thank you for all of the well wishes and positive missives sent our way."

Another Christmas on Nantucket finds Winter Street Inn owner Kelley Quinn reflecting on the past year as he writes a holiday letter to friends and family. Though the year has had its share of misfortune and worry, the Quinns have much to celebrate. Kelley, now single, at least is on better terms with his first wife Margaret, who is using her celebrity to lure customers to the inn in record numbers. Their son Kevin has a beautiful new baby, Genevieve, with the Inn's French housekeeper, Isabelle; and their daughter, Ava, is finally dating a nice guy--her devoted colleague, Scott.

Now the Quinns are looking forward to celebrating Genevieve's baptism, welcoming Isabelle to the family, and enjoying the cheer of Nantucket's traditional Christmas Stroll. But just when a peaceful family gathering seems within reach, Kelley's estranged second wife, Mitzi, shows up on the island after souring on her relationship with the inn's former Santa Claus. Soon Kelley isn't the only Quinn entertaining a surprise guest from Christmases past as lovers old and new gather beneath the mistletoe. With jealousy, passion, and eggnog consumption at an all-time high, it's going to take a whole lot more than a Christmas miracle to get the Quinns--and the inn--through the holidays intact. - See more at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/elin-hilderbrand/winter-stroll/9781478987512/#sthash.c1RPqLBT.dpuf

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
For her maverick open-water performance of the 1970s, Diana Nyad was known as the world’s greatest long-distance swimmer. For the next thirty years, Nyad was a prominent sports broadcaster and journalist, filing compelling stories for National Public Radio, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, and others. She is a national fitness icon, has written three other books, is a talented linguist, and is one of today’s most powerful and engaging public speakers.

PRAISE FOR FIND A WAY:
 “This book is an inspiration”—The Wall Street Journal

“It reads like a gripping thriller. Nyad is living proof that, as she says, ‘you can live out your dreams if you refuse to ever, ever give up.’”
—People Magazine, Book of the week

“Inspiring”
—Good Morning America

“Astonishing”
—Houston Chronicle

“Outstanding… A masterful memoir… A powerful demonstration of what’s possible when you don’t give up your dreams.”
—Christian Science Monitor

“Exciting… A life affirming story.”
—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Nyad is intelligently persuasive… The lady shall prevail.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Inspiring reading for anyone who has ever dared to dream the impossible.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“In this comprehensive autobiography, Nyad offers a fascinating glimpse into her life as a talented and fiercely determined athlete… This inspiring tale of overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles to achieve a lifelong dream provides a gripping example of the strength of the human spirit regardless of age.”
—Library Journal
 
GIVEAWAY

 THANKS TO RICHARD AND THE FOLKS AT 
PENGUIN/RANDOM HOUSE AUDIO,
I HAVE ONE COPY OF DIANA NYAD'S 
FASCINATING AUDIO BOOK TO 
GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER!
 
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