November 19, 2009

Giveaway: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold on Unabridged Audio

WINNERS: Deborah in Colorado, Brenda in Washington, Rebecca in Tennessee, Amanda in Illinois and Anne-Marie in Canada


Listen to an excerpt

Watch the movie trailer

Visit the official movie website at LovelyBones.com.


When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. This was before milk carton photos and public service announcements, she tells us; back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn't happen.

In the sweet, untroubled voice of a precocious teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and her own adjustment to the strange new place she finds herself. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets.

With love, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie watches her family as they cope with their grief, her father embarks on a search for the killer, her sister undertakes a feat of amazing daring, her little brother builds a fort in her honor and begin the difficult process of healing.

In the hands of a brilliant novelist, the author narrates the THE LOVELY BONES through the eyes of her winning young heroine. This story of seemingly unbearable tragedy is transformed into a suspenseful and touching story about family, memory, love, heaven, and living.

To enter to win one of five copies just visit the Lovely Bones website and comment on one thing you learned while visiting. It could be anything.

For extra entries Tweet about the giveaway using the "ShareThis" link at the end of this post or Tweet your own message. Twitter entries can be done once a day, just be sure to leave me the link to your Tweet each time you do.

Giveaway open to US and Canada only. Please, no PO Boxes. Winners will be selected November 29th and will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email. Please be sure to leave me an email address in your comment if it's not in your profile or your post using anonymous.

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36 comments :

RachieG said...

Wow! The LovelyBones website was hauntingly pretty. Looking forward to the movie, but crazy enough, I havn't had a chance to read the book. Would love a chance to "read it through listening" :)

One thing I learned was that Susan Sarandon is in the movie...and I adored the pictures of heaven.

rachie2004 @ yahoo (d0t) com

Lyoness2009 said...

Please count me in on this giveaway. Visited the website and I watched the trailer. Such heartwrenching emotion and sadness :( Interested in learning more about the "in-between"

lyoness2009 AT hot mail **dot** COM

Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

I didn't even realize there was going to be a movie of this book, extra cool that Peter Jackson is directing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

Brenda S. said...

One thing I learned was that Susan Sarandon is in the movie.
Please count me. Thanks!
Stampnsark@aol.com

Anne-Marie T (Tbird) said...

Great actors in the Movie, Mark Wahlberg,Rachel Weisz ,and Susan Sarandon.

Anne-Marie T (Tbird) said...

Tweeted. (amt946)
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/5930851772

Baba said...

The movie looks really good! I can't wait to see it, but I want to read the book first because the books are always better.

Baba said...

Twitter/tweet:
http://twitter.com/Babasfarmlife/status/5932117174

Surge said...

It was directed by peter jackson, I love the actors in this movie!
timesurge at live dot ca
I'd love to win this

Baba said...

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/Babasfarmlife/status/5942448440

Sue said...

I learned that I'm going to get to watch Mark Wahlburg. I'm looking forward to this!
Thanks for the giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. (amt946)
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/5953731157

spike said...

The movie is directed by Peter Jackson. A colleague of mine is currently reading the book, but my commute would be much safer with the audio version! We watched the movie trailer together - she's trying to finish reading before the movie comes out!

Baba said...

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/Babasfarmlife/status/5972267532

Rebecca Graham said...

I learned that the movie stars Susan Sarandon.

Stacie said...

Peter Jackson is directing the movie.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. (amt946)
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/5988605685

Baba said...

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/Babasfarmlife/status/6003771216

Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. (amt946)
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6036647776

catss99 said...

I learned that it's releasing in germany on jan 21..not that that's relevant. comes out dec 11 in us. mark whalberg is in it.
amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

catss99 said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/catss99/status/6043485402

amanda
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Baba said...

Daily tweet:
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Wanda said...

I love the website. I can hardly wait til the Book Club section is working!
wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. (amt946)
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6071079213

Baba said...

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/Babasfarmlife/status/6076191096

Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. (amt946)
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6097973715

Baba said...

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/Babasfarmlife/status/6106876444

Beth (BBRB) said...

The movie stars Susan Sarandon.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. (amt946)
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6115948902

ellie said...

Wow! I had heard this was now a movie but I didn't know Peter Jackson was the director. I love him! Now I really want to see this.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

civ05 said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/catss99/status/6136718528
amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

Baba said...

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/Babasfarmlife/status/6137370314

Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. (amt946)
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6146140794

Baba said...

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/Babasfarmlife/status/6165830166

catss99 said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/catss99/status/6166628826
amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted. (amt946)
http://twitter.com/amt946/status/6174450001