Macmillan Audio 3-Book Give-away (THE LAST CHILD, SWORN TO SILENCE, MAFIA SON)

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THREE-Book Giveaway from Macmillan Audio

You listen to the Words To Mouth podcast, so my guess is you’ll love this opportunity from Macmillan Audio for THREE great audio books. Actually THREE winners get THREE books, each! So, after you check out the book descriptions, read the contest details and ENTER TO WIN!!

The Last Child, John Hart:
Fresh off the success of his Edgar® Award-winning, New York Times bestseller Down River, John Hart returns with his most powerful and intricately-plotted novel yet. Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: happy parents and a twin sister that meant the world to him. But Alyssa went missing a year ago, stolen off the side of a lonely street with only one witness to the crime. His family shattered, his sister presumed dead, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown in a last, desperate search. What he finds is a city with an underbelly far blacker than anyone could’ve imagined— and somewhere in the depths of it all, with the help of his only friend and a giant of a man with his own strange past, Johnny, at last, finds the terrible truth. Detective Clyde Hunt has devoted an entire year to Alyssa’s case, and it shows: haunted and sleepless, he’s lost his wife and put his shield at risk. But he can’t put the case behind him—he won’t—and when another girl goes missing, the failures of the past year harden into iron determination. Refusing to lose another child, Hunt knows he has to break the rules to make the case; and maybe, just maybe, the missing girl will lead him to Alyssa…The Last Child is a tale of boundaries: county borders and circles on a map, the hard edge between good and evil, life and death, hopelessness and faith. Perfectly blending character and plot, emotion and action, John Hart again transcends the barrier between thrillers and literature to craft a story as
heartrending as it is redemptive.

Sworn to Silence, Linda Castillo:
Some secrets are too terrible to reveal . . .
Some crimes are too unspeakable to solve . . .
In the sleepy rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and “English” residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But sixteen years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. In the aftermath of the violence, the town was left with a sense of fragility, a loss of innocence. Kate Burkholder, a young Amish girl, survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Killer but came away from its brutality with the realization that she no longer belonged with the Amish. Now, a wealth of experience later, Kate has been asked to return to Painters Mill as Chief of Police. Her Amish roots and big city law enforcement background make her the perfect candidate. She’s certain she’s come to terms with her past—until the first body is discovered in a snowy field. Kate vows to stop the killer before he strikes again. But to do so, she must betray both her family and her Amish past—and expose a dark secret that could destroy her.

Mafia Son, Sandra Harmon:
The Scarpas were a Mafia dynasty led by Greg Scarpa, Sr., a man so addicted to killing that he was nicknamed “The Grim Reaper.” His son, Gregory, Jr., worshipped him and was slowly drawn into his dark world. What no one but father and son knew was that for thirty years, starting in the 1960s, Scarpa, Sr. was an informant, working intimately with FBI handlers. For decades, his connection to the FBI protected him and gave him a virtual license to kill. But faced with arrest in the late 1980s, Greg dropped the dime on his own son. Gregory, Jr., was imprisoned alongside terrorist Ramzi Yousef. He offered to trade information on Yousef with the government in exchange for leniency, providing detailed intelligence on what would eventually result in the September 11th attacks—and more. His warnings were ignored, and he was sentenced to forty years to life in prison, where he remains. A story that gained national notoriety as a result of former FBI agent Lin DeVecchio’s sensational murder trial of 2007, at which Sandra Harmon testified, this is an unforgettable tale of violence, wealth, and sex, set in a world where a man’s word can be everything or nothing at all.

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There Are 60 Responses So Far. »

  1. I love audiobooks. They always give me a different perspective than reading a book. It makes me feel a little bit like a kid being read to! Perfect for travel, too.

  2. Audio books are great because I can listen to them while I’m driving. It makes the drive go faster and I get through more books!

  3. In today’s busy world, audiobooks are great because they allow you to multi-task. You can listen and drive, exercise, do chores, on a flight. The sky’s the limit.

  4. My husband and I listen to audio books when we commute to work and when we travel by car. Otherwise I don’t have enough time to read and this allows me to keep up.

  5. Audio books are a plus because they’re great for children who have trouble reading. My son was diagnosed w/ADHD-inattentive and also has language issues. His reading intervention specialist suggested that this summer he listen to some books on audio to encourage his interest in books. He loves to hear the words and listen as the plot unfolds, and this motivates him to keep on trying when reading a book is hard for him. Our library has Playaway devices that he likes, too. They are like mp3 players that have the entire book on them.

  6. Audio books are perfect for a long commute…you become absorbed in the story and forget to stress out about the traffic!

  7. I can listen to them while I am at work or driving in the car! Perfect!

  8. I love audiobooks. I have a long commute to work and my carpool friend and I love to listen. It makes the trip go by very quickly.

  9. Audio-books are a plus because they make excellent companions when 1) on road trips 2)while chauffering others (during the waiting period)

  10. Audiobooks are a lifesaver to me, I have an eye condition which makes reading an actual book difficult. Audiobooks make a comforting companion.

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