Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - Audiobook Review & Giveaway - closed

CONGRATS TO LUCKY WINNER - EMILY!




"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."

So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her -- her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.

I was in a hurry when I opened this audiobook and didn't realize at first it was the author herself reading it out loud! It certainly made for a unique reading experience, and that made it all the more fulfilling somehow. I hadn't read the paper version of the novel and was unprepared for the gamut of emotions the story takes a listener through. I was quite intrigued by the heaven or a version of it described and have spent quite some time since, imagining my own version of heaven. Poignant, beautiful and fulfilling, this is a great book for any reader, whether listening to it or reading it.

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GIVEAWAY

The Prize

This audiobook will go to one lucky reader.

To Enter
  • Do you or do you not believe in Heaven? Tell me your reasons.
  • Please list your email address within your comment so that you can be notified should you be chosen as a winner.
For Extra Entries

Please leave a NEW comment for each extra entry you do.

Deadline   Midnight CST of January 12, 2010.

Eligibility  Only residents of the U.S. or Canada are eligible to win. No P.O. Boxes

Please read the Disclaimer. Good luck!
Note - This book was received for review/feature consideration.
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58 comments :

  1. This would be a great audio book to win.
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  2. I believe in Heaven and have angels watching over me.

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  3. I believe in Heaven as a few years ago my sister was very sick and was in a coma for 3 months.When she woke up she told us that she met a man and he took her to a place and asked her if she was ready to meet her maker.When she told him no she woke up and she was in the hospital!

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  26. I BELIEVE in Heaven--because this Jan. 2010, on an OR table I died several times. What was supposd to be about a 35 min. procedure=-after an allergic reaction to a med to put me to sleep and I couldn't breathe at all---when I finally woke up had been almost 7 hours and I wasn't out of the woods yet. During that time that I kept crashing over and over, I was in Paradise(Heaven) with Father God..I had the extreme honor of being held by Him, talked with Him...I DID NOT want to come back....NO I didn't think of anyone left here--it's soooo beautiful there and so is HE. But HE told me HE needed me to come back to Earth...that it was not my time yet. When I said 'Ok Father..for YOU I will go back.' HE kissed my head-said 'Thank you my child' and I woke up. Yes almost 7 hours later and still barely able to breathe.
    I have 3 Angels...yes I have seen them and they are always with me.

    NO I am NOT nuts...or crazy. I had an awesome experience and I KNOW where I am going whenever my time comes.

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  39. I beleive in heaven. There has to be a better place to go after here. To many people have seen the other side for it not to really be there. Plus I also believe our loved ones are still with us after they pass. They are our guardian Angels, guiding us to do better and make this place better.

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  51. Absolutely. I feel my Mom's presence in my life still, so I'm not sure if Heaven is how the books or the movies describe it, but I know there's something after death.

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  53. I do believe in Heaven. I belive in God and Jesus so I have to believe in Heaven because they say there is a Heaven..

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