Published on June 28th, 2014 | by Janice25
HOW DO YOU LISTEN?
Audiobook Drawing & Giveaway
Debra Webb’s THE FACES OF EVIL SERIES
Narrated by Carol Schneider
Published by Tantor Audio
Audiobooks have an official month and it’s June! (Hey we still have a few more hours left.)
This is not just about the audiobook industry patting itself on the back…although there might be some of that; it is, after all, an industry that has boomed into a billion or more dollar industry in the past few years. June—being the first month of summer and the harbinger of long road trips and other much needed escapes—is the perfect time to select a literary journey or two.
Set in the sweltering heat of Alabama, and chronicling the iconoclastic Special Agent Jess Harris’ efforts to catch the twisted serial killer Eric Spears, each book is filled with a slew of gritty, wild, engrossing characters. I had the pleasure of voicing the crowd of them in the first six books (there will be twelve in all!) of Debra’s entertaining, thrilling, funny, creepy and downright chilling writing, I found myself intimately invested in everyone, including the monsters.
I will be giving away the first six audiobooks of the series in a drawing which will happen on July 3rd. Each of the six books will be given away separately so six people will have a chance to win. All you have to do is leave a comment, in the comments section below, about how you listen to audiobooks: smart phone, computer, cd, Mp3 player, etc.
I would like the first book in the series, Obsession, to go to someone who is entirely new to The Faces of Evil. So when you check in below, please let me know that you haven’t read any of the books and your name will go into the Obsession bowl.
When I talk to and interact with readers of these books and others, one of the things I consistently find is that there are folks who would love to listen to audiobooks but they are cowed by the technology (I must admit, I was too, at first!).
If you have never listened to an audiobook and are flummoxed by all the technology, let us know in your comment! I will respond with some ideas and you can also get some ideas from your fellow readers/listeners! In the meantime, the best guide on how to listen that I’ve found to date is on AudioGals website: http://www.audiogals.net/simple-tech/#.U6uDQPldV1Y
If you’ve not ever listened to an audiobook and aren’t sure if they are for you, winning this drawing would be a great way to find out.
Audiobooks harken back to story-telling as it was before the written word: oral. Of course you don’t need to listen by the fire now, you can listen in a car or on a hammock or while you barbeque. Think of it as an ancient-and-intimate-meets-digital mode of getting your daily dose of story.
How do you listen?
Do you have some tech advice for the newbies?
I’m looking forward to hearing from you!