I'm Jo Ann Hakola, The Book Faerie, bookworm and bookseller. I have been selling books since January of 2000. It's a homebased business and I sell online only. Here is my website: http:www.bookfaerie.com I offer free shipping stateside.
It's a one woman endeavor, and I love working for myself. I have over 6,000 books online now.
I do book reviews from a reader's point-of-view and try to spread the magic of reading.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Home Front by Kristin Hannah Audio Book
I have a special opportunity for you here. Macmillan has provided me with an advanced listeners copy of this book for giveaway. It is read by Maggi-Meg Reed.
By looking at AudioFile, I found the following information about our narrator:
2008 Best Voice in FICTION & CLASSICS:
Reed embarked on her career in audiobook narration when she was still
in college, helping a blind classmate by reading textbooks and fiction
to him. Her love of the spoken word started even earlier with the
magical voices of her singer-mom and radio announcer-dad. She even
recalls listening to the "Bookstall" radio program that featured
serialized readings while doing summer house painting. Her theater
career in New York has included stage, musical theater, and
opera--including the lead in Cheri, based on a novel by Collette, at The
Actors Studio. One of her first audiobooks was THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE.
She found that it used all her theatrical and technical skills to move
the characters through different ages and "age" their voices very
subtly. Other titles include THE HIDDEN DIARY OF MARIE ANTOINETTE, a 2006 Audies Finalist in Abridged Fiction; George R.R. Martin's children's fantasy, THE ICE DRAGON; and the Earphones-winner HIDE by Lisa Gardner. Her "fresh, intelligent, and attentive" performance makes Maggi-Meg a narrator we hope to hear more from. (Directly from AudioFile.)
I have not opened this set of CD's so you will be the first to experience her voice with this book.
Here is a paragraph from the review I did on the book:
"I was very impressed with how authentic
the military life was depicted. I've read non-fiction accounts of the
war and the facts in those line up with the facts shown in this
fictional account. I discovered that the reason it was the quality of
the tale it was had to do with her advisor, Warrant Officer Teresa
Burgess. Someone who has the experience can definitely add value to the
Value on this audio CD is $40, so why not enter the contest and get yourself a treat? All you need to do is comment here on my blog and email me at info at bookfaerie.com with why you would like to win this audio book. I will pick a winner in about a week.