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Freebie Friday: Hugh Laurie autograph & two free downloads

Grab two titles focused on faith & politics, or win the audiobook of The Gun Seller, autographed by author Laurie!

Renaissance man Hugh Laurie QBE, star of TV’s House, on tour with Hugh Laurie and the Copper Bottom Band -where he turns his talents to New Orleans jazz & blues – stopped off in Minneapolis, home of HighBridge Audio. HighBridge had just finished recording Laurie’s top-notch spy spoof The Gun Seller ready for the October release, and Laurie was gracious enough to autograph a copy of the audio to be given to a public or school library. Laurie personally approved the casting of Booklist‘s Voice of Choice Simon Prebble as narrator of The Gun Seller. What a great give-away or auction item to feature for a National Reading Group Month discussion in your library of this adult title with strong YA appeal – and a terrific way to add a bit of listen-along to your book club’s meetings to entice participants to try your audiobook collection! Just leave the name of your library in the comments below, and I’ ll name the winner on October 19.

And everyone’s a winner for two Freebie Friday downloads, perfect for election season listening!

Brandon Sanderson’s Legion, narrated by Oliver Wyman, is available free from Audible until December 31st.  Audible calls Legion,” a distinctly contemporary novella filled with suspense, humor, and an endless flow of invention showing  the volatile connection between politics and faith. Sanderson reveals a startling new facet of his singular narrative talent, read by Audie Award-winning narrator Oliver Wyman.” Download here:

This month’s free download from ChristianAudio is How Should Christians Vote? by Tony Evans and narrated by Mirron Willis, available through October 31, 2012. Download your free audiobook at Here’s more about the title: “It is hard to find the right answer when you are asking the wrong question. So argues Tony Evans, who advocates that during political contests, Christians are often distracted by the wrong question: “Who should I vote for?” In How Should Christians Vote?, Evans argues that the Bible, which advises Christians on family, church and moral questions, is the right place to seek wisdom on how to respond to politics and government.”



About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

2 Comments on "Freebie Friday: Hugh Laurie autograph & two free downloads"

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  1.' Cathleen says:

    Mount Prospect Public Library, where we have been hand-selling The Gun Seller for years and would adore to have the audio — especially when voiced by the inimitable Simon Prebble. Such a fun read!

  2.' YvonneJ says:

    Brosville/Cascade Branch of Pittsylvania County Public Library would love to be able to add The Gun Seller to its audiobook collection.

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