Valentine’s #LoveToListen Giveaway: Celebrating Audiobooks

Valentine’s #LoveToListen Giveaway: Celebrating Audiobooks

This Valentine’s Day I’m joining up with Donna and David Brown to share the #LoveToListen giveaway. We hope you’ll enjoy these five fun audio facts and will share your own recommended listens!

Many short, spoken word recordings were sold on cylinder in the late 1800s and early 1900s (Source)

According to a Donald Katz at Audible, the cost of recording an audiobook has fallen from around $25,000 in the late 1990s to around $2,000-US$3,000 in 2014. (Source)

Listening Library – an audiobook publishing company which had its golden anniversary in 2005 – chose Around the World in 80 Days for its first recording in 1955. (Source)

In 1931 the Congress established the talking-book program, which was intended to help blind adults who couldn’t read print. This program was called “Books for the Adult Blind Project”. (Source)

The 2012 Audio Publishers Association Annual Survey of Members showed that 6 million more audiobooks were sold in 2012 than were sold in 2011! (Source)

The #LoveToListen giveaway is sponsored by these audiobooks

About In Leah's Wake
In Leah's WakeIn this haunting coming-of-age novel, award-winning author Terri Giuliano Long delves into every parents’ nightmare as a rebellious teenage daughter unravels before her family, forcing them to reevaluate the choices they’ve made….

Star player and captain of her soccer team, sixteen-year-old Leah Tyler has a bright future ahead of her. Though she’s only in her junior year of high school, several colleges have already expressed interest in recruiting Leah–including Harvard, where her father desperately wants her to go. But when she meets bad boy Todd Corbett, her life soon spirals dangerously out of control.

From ignoring her curfew to experimenting with drugs, Leah is breaking every rule. For the first time in her life, she feels like she’s the one in control, making her own decisions instead of following her parents’ dreams. But as Leah is about to discover, her actions have the power to forever fracture her family.

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Losing Heart
About Losing Heart
Losing Heart“I hate you. I hate you with all of Sylvia’s heart.”

Helen has waited for months for the heart that will save her life. After reaching out to the grieving mother of her donor heart, Helen realizes that a second chance comes at a price. The price, she soon realizes, is much steeper than she’d ever have chosen to pay.
There’s more than one way to break a heart. There’s more than one way to destroy a life.

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Man vs Cat
About Man vs Cat
Man vs CatHistory has known many famous cats – Garfield, Mr Bigglesworth, Simon’s Cat, the Aristocats, the Cheshire cat and the Keyboard Cat on YouTube.

In recent years these feline things have replaced man’s best friend as the most popular pet in the U.S. while the Ancient Egyptians once worshipped them as gods. This was a mistake and I’m here to tell you why.

Man vs Cat is the story of one man, one woman and the six cats that changed their lives forever. To the woman they brought love and affection, to the man they brought sleepless nights, fear, paranoia and even ruined his jigsaw. Need I say more?

Parental advisory: our cats cannot be relied upon to moderate their language. Sorry kids, this isn’t for you!

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2015-03-05T15:41:45+00:00February 13th, 2015|Categories: Special days|Tags: , , , |

About the Author:

Terri Giuliano Long, a frequent guest blogger, with appearances on hundreds of blogs, is a contributing writer for IndieReader and also wrote for Her Circle eZine. She lives with her family on the East Coast. Her debut novel, In Leah’s Wake, winner of the Global eBook Award, Popular Fiction, and Indie Discovery Award, Literary Fiction, has sold over 130,000 copies worldwide.


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  2. Mical February 13, 2015 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    I love Audiobooks, I recommend A Game of Thrones

  3. Ash L February 14, 2015 at 1:58 am - Reply

    I listen to audios when I’m exercising or commuting.

  4. Kylie February 14, 2015 at 2:33 am - Reply

    I do listen to audiobooks in the car. It is an easy way to finish books in my busy life.

  5. Dina February 14, 2015 at 6:03 am - Reply

    no i don’t

  6. Lisa Brown February 14, 2015 at 7:22 am - Reply

    I have not listened to an audio book before.

  7. Deb Jackson February 14, 2015 at 8:34 am - Reply

    I keep meaning to try it when I travel to my parents.

  8. Kelly Maxwell February 14, 2015 at 10:22 am - Reply

    I have never had the chance to listen to an audio book, but I would love to try!

  9. Michelle L February 14, 2015 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    I haven’t listened to audiobooks, I’m a newbie.

  10. gooba01 February 14, 2015 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    I have never listened to Audiobooks.

  11. Dorothy Boucher February 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    I have not had a chance to listen, sorry about this.. I do hope to in the next few day though..

  12. sandra February 14, 2015 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I used to listen to them. haven’t really read anything lately

  13. Lindsey February 14, 2015 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    I don’t usually listen to audiobooks. I prefer reading and listening to podcasts.

  14. steve weber February 14, 2015 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    No I don’t listen to audiobooks, my GF does and she loves it.

  15. Whitney Lindeman February 14, 2015 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    I haven’t really gotten into audiobooks, but I really should – I have a 30 minute drive to work, and could use that time to listen to a book. I hadn’t really thought about listening to an audiobook at the gym, but I see someone suggested that here and I might have to give that a try!

  16. colleen long February 14, 2015 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    i listen to them all the time. You ahve to listen to tina fey’s bossy pants.

  17. Lisa Williams February 14, 2015 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    Yes I do listen to audiobooks,I love to listen to them while cleaning house,and it’s weird but my favorite time to listen to them is in the car when I’m driving since I have to be on the go a lot,I loved the Harry Potter books the most.

  18. Missy Frye February 14, 2015 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    I’ve listened to audiobooks in the past, but it hasn’t become a habit. Yet. :)

  19. Celticlady February 14, 2015 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    I just started listening to audiobooks. I work out at the Y three times a week and It is fun to listen to a book while I am walking. Thank you!

  20. Natalie February 14, 2015 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    I have never listened to Audiobooks but I have heard great reviews!

  21. judethomas21 February 14, 2015 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    I had never listened to an audio book before.Love it! I think I will start getting some books this way :) Thank you

  22. Katie Ellis February 14, 2015 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    I don’t listen to audiobooks. My grandmother used to listen to audiobooks and my aunt listens to them.

  23. Crystal Rogers Walker February 14, 2015 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    I listen to The Bible audio books it helps me understand better

  24. Tam February 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    I started listening to my first audiobook a few days ago. It’s The Hunger Games, which I own a physical copy of, lol.

  25. wendy desrochers February 14, 2015 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    I LOVE audiobooks on road trips… last time, I listened to John Waters read his own books. Funny!!

  26. Rachel Mauffray February 14, 2015 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    I don’t listen to audio books. But I do love to listen to a good creepy pasta sometimes.

  27. Crystal Crouch February 14, 2015 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    I havne’t in a long time, but I’d love to listen to Andy Cohen’s books on audiotape!

  28. David Smith February 14, 2015 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    I have to confess, I have never listened to an audiobook before. I have always just read mostly because I can read much faster than someone can speak.

  29. IG: shelspringles (@ShelsPringles) February 14, 2015 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    yep, esp. ones from comedians like Chelsea Handler

  30. Jill E February 14, 2015 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    I do listen to audio books every now and then. My favorite so far was All the pretty horses read by Brad Pitt

  31. anne February 15, 2015 at 12:49 am - Reply

    I listen to audiobooks while travelling and sitting outside!!

  32. Jeffrey February 15, 2015 at 1:21 am - Reply

    I enjoy audio booksl

  33. Morgana DeLarge February 15, 2015 at 2:54 am - Reply

    I’ve never listened audiobooks, I’d like to try!

  34. Rajee Pandi February 15, 2015 at 3:42 am - Reply

    I listen to audios when I cook

  35. Lana Bradstream February 15, 2015 at 10:38 am - Reply

    I do not listen to audiobooks

  36. Melissa Douglass February 15, 2015 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Not usually but it’s a great idea!

  37. Cheryl Weber February 15, 2015 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    I have only started listening to audio books. Kristin Hannah’s Home Front is a must read. I loved it.

  38. simpshan February 15, 2015 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    I’ve never listened to an audio book, but I would love to!

  39. ksceviour February 15, 2015 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    no,I have never listened to audiobooks.

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  41. daph4primetime February 15, 2015 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    I do listen to audio books whenever I can. As for recommendations, I’ll definitely have to think on that. Thanks!

  42. Jason Hatfield February 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    I don’t but other family members do.

  43. Priscilla S. February 16, 2015 at 12:54 am - Reply

    I haven’t listened to any audiobooks.

  44. Mindy Bel February 16, 2015 at 12:59 am - Reply

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    I prefer old fashion paper books :)

  45. johnthuku0 February 16, 2015 at 6:18 am - Reply

    No, I do not listen to audiobooks. I prefer to read books at my own pace. Thank you for the giveaway.

  46. Krystal Waters February 16, 2015 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    I haven’t listened to one in a very long time but I would like to.

  47. alona y February 16, 2015 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    I haven’t listened to audiobooks, I’ve always wanted to though.

  48. Jan Lee (@JanPluto) February 16, 2015 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    I’ve never listened to an audiobook. There is an agency in town that supports them though, so if receive one, I donate it to them ;)

  49. Elizabeth Berlovan February 17, 2015 at 2:26 am - Reply

    I like to listen to audiobooks over reading.I recommend the Michelle Knight story.

  50. Natalie Brown February 17, 2015 at 4:36 am - Reply

    I’ve never listened to audiobooks but I’ve been thinking about trying it out as I fall asleep at night. I’m thinking it would be an alternative to reading myself during this time. :)

  51. nikolina84 February 17, 2015 at 5:15 am - Reply

    Honestly, no, I’ve never listened to an audio book before.

  52. bonnymcdevitt February 17, 2015 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    I love audio books of course my fav. is “Wicked”!!!

  53. lisagee1234 February 17, 2015 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    I’ve never listened to audiobooks.

  54. Rita Corey February 18, 2015 at 2:47 am - Reply

    I haven’t listened to audiobooks in years, but I think it is time to try them again.

  55. linda w. February 18, 2015 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    I haven’t in a long time and would love to restart.

  56. Vesper Meikle February 19, 2015 at 9:03 am - Reply

    I listen to audiobooks when I am doing something like sewing, or if I really need to relax and have a spare hour or so

  57. Coline T. February 19, 2015 at 11:33 am - Reply

    I prefer reading, never listen to audiobooks but I will try :-)

  58. Stacey Roberson February 19, 2015 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    I usually listen to audiobooks regularly when exercising. I’m listening to “Watchers” right now.

  59. Kristen February 19, 2015 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    I’ve never listened to an audiobook.

  60. Danalee Davis February 21, 2015 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    I listen to audiobooks sometimes. I mostly enjoy self-help kinds.

  61. Jennifer H. February 21, 2015 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    I don’t listen to them – I would rather read them.

    • Jennifer H. February 21, 2015 at 9:01 pm - Reply

      But, I would be willing to give them ago.

  62. Michelle Kafka February 22, 2015 at 11:31 am - Reply

    Thank you for having this giveaway and the chance to win. I have listened to audio stories yes. I have way too many faves to list.

  63. Hannah Difolco February 22, 2015 at 11:44 am - Reply

    I havent listened to an audiobook yet but its something i want to do :)

  64. Betsy Barnes February 22, 2015 at 11:58 am - Reply

    I used to listen to audiobooks years ago when I commuted to work. I listened to Tom Clancy books, not up to date with recent ones.

  65. Crystal Rogers Walker February 22, 2015 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    I listen to audio books everything to learn about the Bible

  66. Thomas Murphy February 22, 2015 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    I don’t listen to audiobooks but would like to give it a try!

  67. Jerry Marquardt February 22, 2015 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    I haven’t listened to audiobooks, but I would like to start, and this giveaway. would help out dramatically.

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