Audiobook (CDs) Giveaway!

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Heldig is absolutely ignoring me while Claudie snoozes on.
Heldig is absolutely ignoring me while Claudie snoozes on.

About a week ago I received a package in the mail and it was a box of audiobooks! Hooray! But wait! Not all these books were intended for me. So I have decided to share.

Now first, I want to tell you about this awesome audiobook site where you can request audiobooks in exchange for an honest review. This site is Audiobook Jukebox. I have been working with this site for years and the two people who run it (Susan and Jeff) are awesome people since they keep this site rolling on their volunteer time alone. If you want to get into audiobook reviewing, this is a great way to do it. You don’t have to have a blog, but you do have to post your review somewhere and then share a link to that review with Audiobook Jukebox. Easy peasy. Also, I think you will be impressed with the large selection of books for review.

So I requested a book from Dreamscape Audio via Audiobook Jukebox and their shipping department inadvertently sent me 5 books, 4 of which were intended for other audiobook reviewers. When I contacted Dreamscape, they told me to keep all 5 books and they would reship the audiobooks to the correct reviewers. That’s really cool of them.

So I am offering up 3 different audiobooks in this giveaway. You’ll see a different Rafflecopter for each one. You can enter all 3 or just the ones you’re interested in. Due to shipping costs, I will have to limit this to North America (Canada, US, or Mexico).

First up is Five Minutes Alone by Paul Cleave (regular audio CD – 12 discs). I actually requested the MP3 CD version of this (which came in the box with this one). I have read several Paul Cleave books and have enjoyed them all. Narrated by Paul Ansdell.

Book Blurb for Five Minutes Alone:

CleaveFiveMinutesAloneIn the latest thriller by the Edgar-nominated author of Joe Victim, someone is helping rape victims exact revenge on their attackers, prompting an edge-of-your-seat, cat-and-mouse chase between old friends, detectives Theodore Tate and Carl Schroder.

Carl Schroder and Theodore Tate, labeled “The Coma Cops” by the media, are finally getting their lives back into shape. Tate has returned to the police force and is grateful to be back at home with his wife, Bridget. For Schroder, things are neither good nor bad. The bullet lodged in his head from a shooting six months ago hasn’t killed him, but, almost as deadly, it’s switched off his emotions.

When the body of a convicted rapist is found, obliterated by an oncoming train, Tate works the case, trying to determine if this is murder or suicide. The following night, the bodies of two more rapists surface. It’s hard to investigate when everyone on the police force seems to be rooting for the killer.

There’s a common plea detectives get from the loved ones of victims: When you find the man who did this, give me five minutes alone with him. And that’s exactly what someone is doing. Someone is helping these victims get their five minutes alone. But when innocent people start to die, Tate and Schroder find themselves with different objectives, and soon they’re battling something they never would’ve expected: each other.

To enter the giveaway for this book, do the rafflecopter thing below or answer these questions in the comments: 1) What country do you live in? 2) Which book or books would you like and why? 3) Leave a way to contact you (if your wordpress login email is good, then no need to leave it in the comments). Due to shipping costs, I will have to limit this to North America (Canada, US, or Mexico). Giveaway ends Nov. 25th, 2016 at midnight.

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Second is The Once in a Million Boy by Monica Wood (regular audio CD – 9 discs). This one looks like an emotionally heavy book, which can be good if I’m in the right mood for it. Narrated by Chris Ciulla.

Book Blurb for The Once in a Million Boy

WoodTheOnceInAMillionBoyThe story of your life never starts at the beginning. Don’t they teach you anything at school?

So says 104-year-old Ona to the 11-year-old boy who’s been sent to help her out every Saturday morning. As he refills the bird feeders and tidies the garden shed, Ona tells him about her long life, from first love to second chances. Soon she’s confessing secrets she has kept hidden for decades.

One Saturday, he doesn’t show up. Ona starts to think he’s not so special after all, but then his father Quinn arrives on her doorstep, determined to finish his son’s good deed. The boy’s mother is not so far behind. Ona is set to discover that even at her age the world can surprise you, and that sometimes sharing a loss is the only way to find yourself again.

To enter the giveaway for this book, do the rafflecopter thing below or answer these questions in the comments: 1) What country do you live in? 2) Which book or books would you like and why? 3) Leave a way to contact you (if your wordpress login email is good, then no need to leave it in the comments). Due to shipping costs, I will have to limit this to North America (Canada, US, or Mexico). Giveaway ends Nov. 25th, 2016 at midnight.

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The third and final book is Dare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others by Cheryl Bachelder, CEO of Popeyes’ Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. (regular audio CD – 3 discs). Narrated by the author, Cheryl Bachelder.

Book Blurb for Dare to Serve:

BachelderDareToServeCheryl Bachelder joined an ailing restaurant chain and turned it into the darling of the industry – by daring to serve the people in her organization well. When Bachelder was named CEO of Popeyes in the fall of 2007, guest visits had been declining for years, restaurant sales and profit trends were negative, and the company stock price had dropped from $34 in 2002 to $13. The brand was stagnant, and relations between the company and its franchise owners were strained.

By 2014 average restaurant sales were up 25 percent, and profits were up 40 percent. Popeyes’ market share had grown from 14 percent to 21 percent, and the stock price was over $40. The franchisees were so pleased with the turnaround that they began reinvesting in the brand, rapidly remodeling restaurants and building new units around the world. The difference maker, Bachelder says, was a conscious decision to lead in a new way.

She and her team created a workplace where people were treated with respect and dignity yet challenged to perform at the highest level. Silos and self were set aside in favor of collaboration and team play. And the results were measured with rigor and discipline. Servant leadership is sometimes derided as soft or ineffective, but this audiobook shows that it’s actually challenging and tough minded – a daring path. Bachelder takes you firsthand through the transformation of Popeyes and shows how a leader at any level can become a Dare-to-Serve leader.

To enter the giveaway for this book, do the rafflecopter thing below or answer these questions in the comments: 1) What country do you live in? 2) Which book or books would you like and why? 3) Leave a way to contact you (if your wordpress login email is good, then no need to leave it in the comments). Due to shipping costs, I will have to limit this to North America (Canada, US, or Mexico). Giveaway ends Nov. 25th, 2016 at midnight.

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12 thoughts on “Audiobook (CDs) Giveaway!”

  1. Cool giveaway. All of the books sound great, but “Dare to Serve” really captures my attention. I think there’s a lot to be said for leading with an attitude of service and showing respect for one’s employees or subordinates and would like to see it embraced more. It sounds like there are plenty of lessons here I can apply to my own life and career.

  2. I love fantasy books. I also love more conventionally “literary” works, so I guess of these 3 audiobooks, winning “The One-In-a-Million Boy” by Monica Wood would be most thrilling to me. But I would be delighted and lucky to win any one of them–or all of them! (1) I am in the United States. (2) Again, the Monica Wood audiobook–an especially thrilling possibility for a win! (3) Email used to post comment should be fine for contacting me.

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