Friday, November 26, 2010

Audiobook Giveaway: The Brave by Nicholas Evans

Thanks to Anna from Hachette I am able to give away up to 2 copies of this book!  Here is a summary of The Brave from the Hachette website:

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.


Now for the giveaway:
I will be giving away one book for every 10 entries with a maximum of two audiobooks to give away.

Winners will be subject to the one copy per household, which means if you win the same title on another blog you will receive only one copy of the title.

To enter this contest you must be at least 18 and live in the U.S. or Canada. No PO Boxes please.

For one entry leave me a comment including your email address below.

For two additional entries, blog about this contest or add the link to your sidebar.

Please include your email so I will have a way to contact you if you win. Use a spam-thwarting format such as myemail.address AT gmail DOT com or myemail.address [at] gmail [dot] com.

You will have until December 12th to enter and I will draw for winners on or after December 13th.

**This giveaway is closed.**

9 comments:

Denny, Alaska said...

This sounds like a good one; count me in; please! Thank you.

denny(dot)gill(at)gmail(dot)com

The Lawver's said...

This giveaway is exciting - I haven't listened to this author before so would love the chance to. Count me in!!!!

jandmlawver@centurytel.net

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I would love to read The Brave :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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stacybuckeye said...

I need some audio books for the holiday travel season. Please enter me :)
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nfmgirl said...

Sounds great! Please count me in. Thank you!

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sharon54220 said...

I would love to be included in this giveaway.

Thanks for the chance

sharon54220@gmail.com