Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Giveaway - Rescue by Anita Shreve Audiobook

Anita Shreve is one of my favorite authors, and I feel very privilaged that Hachette Book Group is allowing me to giveaway two audiobook copies of her latest novel, Rescue. I can't wait to review this audiobook for myself!

Book Description (from Hachette Book Group):
A rookie paramedic pulls a young woman alive from her totaled car, a first rescue that begins a lifelong tangle of love and wreckage. Sheila Arsenault is a gorgeous enigma--streetwise and tough-talking, with haunted eyes, fierce desires, and a never-look-back determination. Peter Webster, as straight an arrow as they come, falls for her instantly and entirely. Soon Sheila and Peter are embroiled in an intense love affair, married, and parents to a baby daughter. Like the crash that brought them together, it all happened so fast.

About the Author:
Anita Shreve is the acclaimed author of 15 previous novels, including A Change in Altitude; Testimony; The Pilot's Wife, which was a selection of Oprah's Book Club; and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for England's Orange prize. She lives in Massachusetts.

Giveaway Details:
Anna of Hachette Book Group has been kind enough to offer two copies of the audiobook version of Rescue by Anita Shreve for a giveaway.

If you would like to win a copy of Rescue, please leave a comment about what intrigues you about the novel. As part of your comment, you must include an email address. If I can't find a way to contact you I will draw another winner.

For an additional entry, blog about this giveaway or post it on your sidebar. Provide a link to this post in your comment.

I will be using to pick the winners from the comments.

This contest is only open to US and Canadian residents (Sorry!).

No P.O. Boxes.

Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests, you will receive only one copy of the title (or one set in the case of grouped giveaways) in the mail.

The deadline for entry is midnight, Friday January 7th.

Good luck!


  1. I'm intrigued by the 'opposites attract' aspect of the story, and the romantic aspect of the rescue. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm in need of a new audio book.


  2. I want to see how the "immediate attraction" plays out over the years with the addition of responsibilities and "ordinary" tasks of daily life. Will there be something that "sparks", "ignites", and "rekindles" their initial attraction?

  3. Would love to win this audiobook...sounds like an interesting story with everything happening so fast in their lives.

    littleone AT shaw DoT ca

  4. Please enter me, thank you. Joseph

  5. I just love Anita's Shreve's novels, and how she masterfully talks about love affairs and love gone so wrong...What fascinates me is the female character, "gorgeous enigma--streetwise and tough-talking, with haunted eyes, fierce desires" sounds so sexy, so mysterious, my god I just want to read the novel! :]


  6. Loved The Pilot's Wife and will put Rescue on my TBR list. I've always been intrigued by the impact of dramatic events on people's lives.
    tjandbcd at

  7. I would like to win this book because when 2 people meet and their lives move so fast, so much can happen that it makes for a great read.

    susanbillietaylor [at] gmail [dot] com

  8. Hi!
    I found you on goodreads. Nice blog! I will put you in my favorites and come back to visit.

    What intrigues me about this book is first - that it is by Anita Shreve! She is an awesome Author. And I LOVE medical drama! This sounds soooo good!

    forevereading at gmail dot com

  9. Laura, this would be perfect for the audio book challenge I joined recently and I'd love to listen to this one. Rescue sounds like a dramatic story by an author who has been on my "must read" (or "listen to") list. Please enter me in this giveaway. I'll post this in my blog's sidebar.

    Thanks for hosting this, Laura.


  10. sounds like a great book.
    please enter me.

  11. Anits is also one of my favorite authors so it'd be awesome to win and try an audiobook! Thanks.

  12. I enjoy this author as well. THe Pilot's Wife was an all time favorite of mine. The brief write-up makes the book sound like it's my type of read. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

  13. I love Anita Shrive - this book sounds intriguing as well
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

  14. I am intrigued with finding out how their relationship can handle their quick courtship. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

    mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

  15. This book sounds interesting...that out of what could have been tragic turned to love. Please include me.


  16. I am intrigued because I met my future husband and three weeks later we were married. So far so good, 17 years with no serious problems and he's sweet too! Sometimes quick courtships work.


  17. Here is one review of Rescue by Anita Shreve -


  18. Anita Shreve is a favorite author of mine, as well. I've been reading her books for years! I'm never sure what to expect from her books which is one of the things I love about them. But I always feel strongly about Shreve's characters. The fact that her main character in "Rescue" is a paramedic thrills me because I have an amateur's interest in medicine and things related to it. I think paramedics are one of our society's groups of unsung heroes and I'm looking forward to reading about the life of Shreve's young hero!

    Thank you for another terrific giveaway!
    ~ Amy
    Aimala127 (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. I love Shreve and this one I haven't read. Please enter me.
    stacybooks at yahoo

  20. I have read several of Shreve's books and all very good. I also have not had an audio book. I would love to try them.


  21. i am intrigued about the storyline...thanks for the opportunity to listen to this novel...

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  22. A paramedic falls in love with the girl he rescues? What's not to like! Thanks for entering my name in your giveaway!


  23. I like the story line - it's a new twist on a rescuer/victim romance.
    Thanks for the chance to read this one.....
    megalon22 at yahoo dot com

  24. I like the meeting, now what? Can't wait to read the rest. 1prizewinner at gmail dot com

  25. I am intrigued as to why Peter and Sheila stayed together so long and why he continues to protect her.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  26. This novel sounds good! Those type of stories that bring love from a tragedy are always so full of emotion and make a good read. Thanks!

    Margaret (goodreads)

    didn't forget my email this time. lol!

  27. This giveaway ended on January 7, 2011 and winners were already chosen.

  28. A skillfully written book about tragedy, discovery, and coming to terms with the unthinkable. Anita Shreve has masterfully created a story with unthinkable consequences and emotions. I read this book in two weeks and it was very enjoyable.