Sunday, March 30, 2014

Audiobook Giveaway: "Finnikin of the Rock" by Melina Marchetta

I have joined Cuddlebuggery's Best Series Blog Hop with style, by doing my first giveaway.  A copy of "Finnikin of the Rock" by Melina Marchetta, as an audiobook from Audible. 





Here are the main reasons why Melina Marchetta's books rock: 

A few years ago I stumbled upon a book by an unknown (for me) Australian writer,  On the Jellicoe Road. I was naive enough to open it on a quiet evening and.... *kaboom* my life changed, yes, my reading life took a high and above epic awareness. I learned from Melina that books can have so many layers and undercurrent meanings. Also, how some written words can find a direct line with my core (soul, heart & brain). I didn't sleep that night finishing this book. I didn't realize I was in serious need of a book detox, after doing my graduate degree. I re-read that book the day after, trying to pick up the pieces of my heart and wondering what had happened to me and my lack of knowledge about Melina Marchetta.

As such, I was extremely pleased when I learned about her series Lumatere Chronicles being her EPIC immersion into the High Fantasy realm.  Guess what... Finnikin of the Rock was better than a key lime pie on a rainy day...  better than attending a VIP screening of The Dark Night Rises... better than finding out you can watch all the seasons of Sherlock, non-stop, through Netflix! 

So...  yeah,

Finnikin of the Rock is my precious and EVERYONE MUST read it. Period. 














This is an excerpt from my review of "Finnikin of the Rock" from a couple of years ago:

"This story is set in a land called Skuldendore and describes the lives of those who survived the aftermath of a terrible curse in one of its kingdoms Lumatere. 10 years have passed since Lumatereans were forced to exile as a result from the slaughter of their king and a dark cloud that enclosed the realm. We travel this land alongside Finnikin of the Rock, the son of Trevanion- whom is the captain of the Guard-. Finn is trying to help the exiles scattered in camps throughout Skuldendore. This book starts with a journey where he is summoned by a novice Evanjalin. 


I'm familiar and have worked a lot with human rights issues and displaced communities; and even though this is a fantasy novel, Finnikin of the Rock touches many delicate situations communities face when loss, threats for their life, survival and impotence finds them. You will encounter the need for solidarity, which is very relevant for our everyday life... as you may imagine, humanity and its meanings bleed from these pages!

This is just a brief description of the setting, spoiler free, since Finnikin's world is so rich and complex, I see myself re-reading it over and over again. "


THE GIVEAWAY



Since I feel is my duty to spread the love for this series and its amazing author, I have decided to host my first ever giveaway on my blog in a format I adore, an audiobook. The prize is one (1) copy of Finnikin of the Rock in audiobook form. The delivery method is through Audible. I have been a long time user of this service and I must admit, I love it. Audiobooks make my life richer. Thus I am encouraging the love of written/spoken words with this giveaway.  Another perk: being in an international location helps tremendously for access/price/reliability - Therefore, this contest is OPEN TO ANYONE, however, there is a simple requirement: willing to join (or are already a member of) Audible.COM, to receive the prize (sorry, but I am unable to use my account for audible.co.ukaudible.deaudible.fr ). 



AUDIOBOOK
UNABRIDGED
By Melina Marchetta
Narrated By Jeffrey Cummings
Series: The Lumatere Chronicles, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
Release Date: 09-28-10



You'll love this book and its narration, the best 12 hours and 25 minutes of your life,


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Besides, you'll have the opportunity to experience a whole new epic world! 



CONTEST RULES


- To enter, please follow the steps from the RAFFLECOPTER form below*.

- The giveaway is International, however the absolute requirement is the willingness to join Audible.COM or have an Audible.COM membership to receive the prize (An Amazon.com account works to sign up). Thus, Amazon's age restrictions apply (owner of Audible): If you are under 18, you may use Amazon.com only with involvement of a parent or guardian. It's free to open an account and you don't have to give any credit card information to open it**.

- The giveaway will run March 31st at 12:01am to April 6th 11:59pm EST. 

- The winner will be announced on this site and will be notified by e-mail. 

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Please join me and these other 37 awesome blogs' giveaways who are promoting EPIC SERIES, by visiting the links below - Best Series Blog Hop hosted by Cuddlebuggery.
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*This contest and its administrator (me) is in no way affiliated or sponsored by Audible. I just love the audiobook platform! ** All information provided will remain private and in no way will be used, distributed or sold for anything. Not even a rendez-vous with Benedict Cumberbatch.

53 comments:

Shae McDaniel said... Reply To This Comment

... when I'm making that 45-minute, 6:15 AM drive to work. Keeps me awake. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Andye ReadingTeen said... Reply To This Comment

In the car, on the treadmill, while I'm cleaning, as I go to sleep, while I'm putting on my makeup, in the shower!! ALWAYS!

Michelle Reed said... Reply To This Comment

Eeeek! I'm obsessed with this series!! I'd love to hear the audio of Finnikin of the Rock! How cool! Thanks for the chance to win!! xoxo
Michelle ~ Book Hangovers Blabs Books

Michelle Reed said... Reply To This Comment

Whoops! I posted a comment before I saw the question, that's how excited I got when I saw the audio LOL!
....I love listening while driving in the car or jogging :)

Book Loving Hippo said... Reply To This Comment

I love to hear audiobooks when I am cooking and when I am commuting.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Courtney Whisenant said... Reply To This Comment

I love to hear audiobooks when I'm knitting, driving, laying in bed, etc. I love audiobooks and listen every chance I get :)

Kelly said... Reply To This Comment

I love to read audiobooks when I'm in a quiet mood.

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

Oh Shae, driving is on my top list of my favourite times to hear books :) good luck with your entry and thank you for joining me in spreading the love for Melina Marchetta's books :

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

Andye ReadingTeen :) I'm exactly like you!!! It's so fun to carry audiobooks everywhere !

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

Michelle Reed - yay! you're as excited as I am with this series, which is fantastic :)

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

Book Loving Hippo - Ahhh cooking is 100% better with audiobooks :)

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

Courtney Whisenant - Ohhhh I knitted a whole toque while listening to a detective novel! It has become my mystery hat lol :)

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

Kelly - quiet times are perfect for focusing in books :)

Steph Sinclair said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my. That gif is PERFECTION. I love this series soooo much!

Steph Sinclair said... Reply To This Comment

Oh and I love to listen to audiobooks when it's late at night while I'm playing Candy Crush. :D

Danielle Cox said... Reply To This Comment

YAY! MM is the best. :D

Mona CD said... Reply To This Comment

I absolutely love you for giving this away! I adore the Lumatere Chronicles and am always on the look out for good audiobooks and playaways.

Mona CD said... Reply To This Comment

I love to hear audiobooks when I'm in my bed and it's raining outside. Plus any other time. :)

Katie said... Reply To This Comment

I love to listen to audiobooks when I'm driving almost anywhere!

Michelle Willms said... Reply To This Comment

I love to listen to audiobooks when I'm traveling, especially when I'm traveling alone and can listen uninterrupted for those 5 hour drives to the doctor.

Cyn @ Bookmunchies said... Reply To This Comment

when I love the narrator for the book (aka. if Benedict Cumberbatch reads to me, or Tom Hiddleson haha). Also, I like to listen to them when I'm in the car or cleaning (:

Joy @ Thoughts By J said... Reply To This Comment

...when I'm too busy to read, so I can multi-task!

You have the best post ever, and so unique with an audiobook giveaway!

Thanks for sharing and dropping by my blog hop <3

Joy @ Thoughts By J

Orchid Forsythia said... Reply To This Comment

On long car rides and when I can't sleep but am too lazy to turn the light on. =)

Anne C. said... Reply To This Comment

... whenever I do household chores or a few hours before I sleep. ;)

Michal said... Reply To This Comment

When it's raining outside and I'm in my bed with a big mug of coco (:

Sarah Kellar said... Reply To This Comment

When I have a headache or a long trip somewhere.

angel lawson said... Reply To This Comment

When I am going to sleep! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Dominique said... Reply To This Comment

I love to hear audiobooks when I'm laying curled up in bed or on the couch with a blanket; with complete silence and nobody around. Otherwise I cannont concentrate on it at all. Recently I thought I could listen to an audiobook while I cleaned house. After about 20 or so restarts I gave up and waited til I was done.

(Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)

Oshin C. said... Reply To This Comment

I love to hear audio books when I'm on a long trip :)


Thanks for this giveaway!

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

Lol for Candy Crush Saga! That thing is addictive :)

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

Right? :D I wish she wrote more stuff in this world. Did you read Ferragost? It's so good!

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

Rainy days are excellent for listening! :D

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

Yes, driving is a perfect time for listening :D

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

Hehe yes, audiobooks are excellent to keep you well entertained when doing some tedious layovers!

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

OMG I would listen to ANYTHING narrated by Benny or Tom <3 even if it's a long boring document!!!

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

:D thank you Joy!!!
I'm so happy with the reception of my giveaway! I really enjoy spreading the love of reading + audiobooks ;)

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

HAHAAA you made me laugh! I think this is a plus for audiobooks: no lights on required ;)

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

I think doing the dishes is so much fun when your mind is elsewhere listening ;)

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

Mhhh coco! Yes yes. I love that stuff :D

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

Oh, you're a pro! I would never be able to stand anything with a headache ;)

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

Yay! Thank you for participating!

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

Hahaa I like that you envision your perfect setting for listening :D thank you for participating!

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

Yup! I'm with you; long trips rule with giveaways :D
Thanks for participating!

Barbara said... Reply To This Comment

when I'm walking!

deasuluna said... Reply To This Comment

I love to hear audiobooks while I'm cooking and cleaning around the house.

Book Attict said... Reply To This Comment

I love to hear audioboks when I'm driving and all day while I'm at work.

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Book Attict said... Reply To This Comment

I love to hear audioboks when I'm driving and all day while I'm at work.

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Julia Dawn said... Reply To This Comment

I've never used audiobooks so if I win it might be an opportunity for me to find out! Thanks for the giveaway!

Beth W said... Reply To This Comment

I love to hear audiobooks when I'm commuting to and from work! It keeps me calm and happy, no matter what the traffic is doing, or how work was. BONUS: I listen while doing the dishes, too. :D

And I *just* checked my library and they do not have an audiobook version of Finnikin of the Rock, so this is brilliant. Thanks!

Cozycomfycouch said... Reply To This Comment

At night when I'm relaxing.

January Matthews said... Reply To This Comment

I love to hear audiobooks when I can't sleep or before I go to bed. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

bn100 said... Reply To This Comment

I love to hear audioboks when traveling

Lina G said... Reply To This Comment

Excersise and listening= awesome @Barbara