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Monday, November 16, 2009

New Audiobook Giveaway! Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan

I have 3 copies of the audiobook Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan to giveaway courtesy of Hachette Books.

Each story in this jubilantly acclaimed collection pays testament to the wisdom and resilience of children, even in the face of the most agonizing circumstances. A family living in a makeshift shanty in urban Kenya scurries to find gifts of any kind for the impending Christmas holiday. A Rwandan girl relates her family's struggles to maintain a facade of normalcy amid unspeakable acts. A young brother and sister cope with their uncle's attempt to sell them into slavery. Aboard a bus filled with refugees, a microcosm of today's Africa, a Muslim boy summons his faith to bear a treacherous ride across Nigeria. Through the eyes of childhood friends the emotional toll of religious conflict in Ethiopia becomes viscerally clear. Uwem Akpan's debut signals the arrival of a breathtakingly talented writer who gives a matter-of-fact reality to the most extreme circumstances in stories that are nothing short of transcendent.

Listen to an excerpt
Listen to the Interview with Uwem Akpan.

Thanks to Hachette Books I have 3 audiobooks that I can give away. This giveaway is open to U.S./Canada only - no PO Boxes. This giveaway ends 12/7 at 11:59PM CST.


PLEASE NOTE THAT MY RULES CHANGED EARLIER THIS MONTH - BE SURE TO READ DIRECTIONS SO THAT YOU GET ALL YOUR ENTRIES.


For entries:
1. BIG RULE CHANGE - EACH ENTRY MUST BE IN A SEPARATE COMMENT/COMMENTS.
2. +1 leave a comment with your email address - must leave email address at least once for any of your comments to count. (leave one comment)
3. +1 New follower (leave one comment)
3. +2 for a Tweet - please leave link - can tweet daily. (leave 2 comments)
4. +3 Old follower (email/google/twitter/facebook/blogged) (leave 3 comments)
5. +3 for a side bar post - leave link (leave 3 comments)
6. +5 For a blog post - not a side bar - leave link. (leave 5 comments)


i.e. If something is worth 5 entries - please leave 5 comments. I am using a numbering system now on my comments to try to streamline the drawing of winners. I either have to start doing it this way - or cut down on my giveaways. I hate to cut down on the giveaways so I am transferring part of the work to you guys.

Any questions or suggestions on a better way to do this, please email me at kherbrand @ comcast . net (w/o the spaces)

129 comments:

roswello said...

this sounds like and amazing book would love listen to it LOVE audio books
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roswello said...

i follow on twitter @roswello stacey dempsey
and tweeted
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roswello said...

tweet entry # 2
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roswello said...

i am an OLD follower by google friend and email
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roswello said...

follower entry #2
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roswello said...

follower entry # 3
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Bridget said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I posted about this on Win A Book. No need to enter me.

fredamans said...

Thank you for entries,

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fredamans said...

I'm an old follower.

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fredamans said...

Tweeted; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/5765637808

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fredamans said...

Blogged; http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2009/11/contests_16.html

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Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Stacie said...

Old follower 1

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Stacie said...

Old follower 2

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Stacie said...

Old follower 3

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janetfaye said...

This sounds like a very good book to listen to and to learn.

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janetfaye said...

1. Old follower - janetfaye

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janetfaye said...

2. Old follower - janetfaye

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janetfaye said...

3. Old follower - janetfaye

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Sheila Deeth said...

Certainly one I'd like to read / hear

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enyl said...

The idea of offering this book in audio format is great; the information will be more accessible for my special students as well.

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enyl said...

Old Google follower.
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enyl said...

Follow by e-mail.
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enyl said...

Follow on FaceBook
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Melissa Burmester said...

Please enter me


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Melissa Burmester said...

old follower



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Melissa Burmester said...

I am a old follower


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Melissa Burmester said...

I am a old follower



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Melissa Burmester said...

I tweeted


@ginger_high

Melissa Burmester said...

I tweeted



@ginger_high


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Benita said...

This sounds like something I'd like to listen to while driving.

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Benita said...

+1 New follower via google friend connect.

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Benita said...

Old email subscriber. #1

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Benita said...

Old email subscriber. #2

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Benita said...

Old email subscriber. #3

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Martha Lawson said...

This sounds like a really good book!

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Martha Lawson said...

+1 I am a follower on google

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Martha Lawson said...

+1 I AM A FOLLOWER ON GOOGLE

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Martha Lawson said...

+1 I AM A FOLLOWER

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RachieG said...

Please enter me! :)

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RachieG said...

+3 Old follower

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RachieG said...

+3 Old follower

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RachieG said...

+3 Old follower

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Dawn M. said...

Would love the chance to listen to this on audio. Count me in, please! :0)

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Dawn M. said...

I'm an old follower. I subscribe with google reader.

Thanks! :0)
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Dawn M. said...

I'm an old follower. I subscribe with google reader.

Thanks! :0)
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Dawn M. said...

I'm an old follower. I subscribe with google reader.

Thanks! :0)
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

roswello said...

daily tweet
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Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks. wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Wanda said...

I follow through Google Friend Connect. wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

roswello said...

daily tweet
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fredamans said...

daily tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/5827441522

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Lyoness2009 said...

Wow! Please enter me for this giveaway. Oprah made it sound incredible..and I love the cover!

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Lyoness2009 said...

I'm a happy follower!

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Lyoness2009 said...

I'm a happy follower!

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Lyoness2009 said...

I'm a happy follower!

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Jaime said...

Love audiobooks, I can listen to them while exercising
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Jaime said...

1 old follower
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Jaime said...

2 old follower
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Jaime said...

3 old follower
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Jaime said...

on blog roll
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Jaime said...

2 on blog roll
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Jaime said...

3 on blog roll
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roswello said...

daily tweet
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fredamans said...

daily tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/5858709203

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roswello said...

daily tweet
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Rebecca Graham said...

I love listening to audiobooks!

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fredamans said...

daily tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/5890265392

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Rebecca Graham said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/5885167492
#1

Rebecca Graham said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/5885167492
#2

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fredamans said...

daily tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/5921791181

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roswello said...

daily tweet
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Beth (BBRB) said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Beth (BBRB) said...

I'm a old RSS subscriber via Google Reader. 1

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Beth (BBRB) said...

I'm a old RSS subscriber via Google Reader.2

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Beth (BBRB) said...

I'm a old RSS subscriber via Google Reader.3

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roswello said...

daily tweet
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roswello said...

daily tweet
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fredamans said...

daily tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/6009204337

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fredamans said...

daily tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/6050602228

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roswello said...

daily tweet
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fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/6084098443

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roswello said...

daily tweet
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fredamans said...

Love the new needlepoint work.

tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/6121794744

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fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/6142091187

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fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/6171545365

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fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/6203793016

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kp said...

Please enter me in this contest. I'd really like to hear the book. Thanks
K P

fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/6238099460

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fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/6271454885

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Winning Readings said...

Fascinating topic!

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Winning Readings said...

I'm a longtime follower.

janemaritz at yahoo dot com
#1

Winning Readings said...

I'm a longtime follower.

janemaritz at yahoo dot com
#2

Winning Readings said...

I'm a longtime follower.

janemaritz at yahoo dot com
#3

Winning Readings said...

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/say-youre-one-of-them-audiobook.html

janemaritz at yahoo dot com
#1

Winning Readings said...

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/say-youre-one-of-them-audiobook.html

janemaritz at yahoo dot com
#2

Winning Readings said...

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/say-youre-one-of-them-audiobook.html

janemaritz at yahoo dot com
#3

Winning Readings said...

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/say-youre-one-of-them-audiobook.html

janemaritz at yahoo dot com
#4

Winning Readings said...

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/say-youre-one-of-them-audiobook.html

janemaritz at yahoo dot com
#5

fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/6338632948

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ossmcalc said...

This sounds like a fascinating book to read. Please enter me into the giveaway.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

Entry 1

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/6365047477

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

Entry 2

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/6365047477

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

Entry 1

I am an "old" follower via email.

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

Entry 2

I am an "old" follower via email.

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

Entry 3

I am an "old" follower via email.

Thank you,

Christine
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fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/6370902317

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Jeana said...

Thanks!

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FrankSandy said...

Please enter me. walkerd@primus.ca

FrankSandy said...

Please enter me. walkerd@primus.ca

fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/6402017427

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dsandyboy said...

I'd love to win this. dsandyboy@gmail.com

dsandyboy said...

Count me in. dsandyboy@gmail.com

Esme said...

This book sounds amazing to me I have been hoping to read it.

thanks

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Esme said...

I am an old follower

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Esme said...

old follower number 2
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Esme said...

number 3 old follower

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Esme said...

cococroissants

Say your're one of them http://booksandneedlepoint.blogspot.com/2009/11/new-audiobook-giveaway-say-youre-one-of.html

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Esme said...

cococroissants

Say your're one of them http://booksandneedlepoint.blogspot.com/2009/11/new-audiobook-giveaway-say-youre-one-of.html

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DCMetroreader said...

Please enter me.

Thanks! kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

DCMetroreader said...

Old follower

DCMetroreader said...

Old follower

DCMetroreader said...

Old follower

DCMetroreader said...

Blogged about giveaway on my sidebar
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DCMetroreader said...

Sidebar post
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DCMetroreader said...

Sidebar post

DCMetroreader said...

Retweeted giveaway

DCMetroreader said...

Retweeted

Renee G said...

Would love to listen to this.
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