Audiobook Giveaway: Searching for Grace Kelly

Want to win Searching for Grace Kelly, by Michael Callahan, narrated by Kristin Kalbli? Enter hSearching_for_grace_kellyere!

Set in the 1950s, Searching for Grace Kelly is Michael Callahan’s beautiful debut novel. The story follows three small-town girls with big-city dreams. The girls, Laura, Dolly, and Vivian all call New York City’s glamorous Barbizon Hotel home.

Laura is a patrician beauty from Smith who is in New York to work at Mademoiselle for the summer. Her roommate, Dolly, is a hopeless romantic from a working-class town upstate and is at tending secretarial school. Their third is Vivian, a brash British bombshell, who ignores the hotel’s rules. Their coming-of-age story takes them from penthouse apartments on Park Avenue to the Beat scene in Greenwich Village to the Steel Pier of Atlantic City. And into the arms of very different men who will forever change their lives.

Does Searching for Grace Kelly sound like something you’d like? If so, click here to enter!

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Audiobook News & Reviews – 01/12/15

Today’s audiobook news & reviews from all around the web. If we missed your link, leave a comment and we’ll add it.



    • Eargasms reveiws ShadowLife – Hybrid by Claudy Conn, narrated by Valerie Gilbert and Understudy by Carole Bellacera, narrated by Angie Hickman
    • Andye at Reading Teen reviews The Walled City by Ryan Graudin, narrated by Eugene Kim, Kim Mai Guest and Janet Song
    • Vacant by Alex Hughes, narrated by Daniel Thomas May, review via Booked and Loaded
    • The Audiobook Treasury reviews The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, narrated by Ralph Cosham
    • The Divorce Diet by Ellen Hawley, narrated by Erin Bennet review via Bookish Things and More.
    • Audiobook Reviewer reviews Deadlocked 3 by A. R. Wise, narrated by Christian Rummel
    • The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, narrated by Christy Romano review by Rainy Day Ramblings
    • That’s What I’m Talking About reviews If the Shoe Fits by Sarah Mlynowski, narrated by Emily Eiden
    • Books and Things reviews Magic Strikes, by Ilona Andrews, narrated by Renée Raudman
    •  The Verge reviews The Collectors by Philip Pullman, narrated by Bill Nighy – listen to a sample below.

Today is the last day to enter to win a free copy of Pickett’s Charge, by Charles McNair, narrated by Jeremy Arthur.

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Audiobook News & Reviews – 1/06/15

The last 24 hours of audiobook news & reviews all in one place!



There is still time to enter our giveaway for a free copy of Pickett’s Charge, by Charles McNair, narrated by Jeremy Arthur. ENTER HERE.

Keep Your Reading Resolutions + Audiobook Giveaway: Pickett’s Charge

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? This year, we want to read and listen to more books.

We focus on efficiency, so we are going to listen to audiobooks…

…. while we exercise

… on our commutes

… while we do chores

… and anytime we get a chance.

To kick the year off right and to help you with your resolutions, we’re giving away a free copy of Pickett’s Charge, by Charles McNair, narrated by Jeremy Arthur.

To enter, click here or click the Giveaway tab on our Facebook page!

Double Audiobook Giveaway: High Midnight AND Call Me Grim

Happy Halloweek from ListenUp! To celebrate, we are giving away TWO audiobooks this week! You could win a digital audiobook download of Call Me Grim AND High Midnight!

These are two very different books, but they’ll both help you get into that spooky Halloween mood.

Call Me Grim, by Elizabeth Holloway and narrated by Kelly Collins Lintz, is a young adult paranormal novel about 17-year-old Libbi, who narrowly avoids death, but only because the local grim reaper wants to offer her his job.

High Midnight, by Rob Mosca, and narrated by Bernard Setaro Clark, is an adult horror/thriller/western/zombie/gonzo-pulp novel about cryptids, a luchador sherrif, killer clowns, ghosts, and more. (note – this novel is an adult novel, with adult themes and lots of horror and gore, so keep that in mind).

Click here to enter or enter by clicking the Giveaway tab on ListenUp’s Facebook Page.

Waiting on Wednesday: October 22

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, sponsored by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming titles we can hardly wait to hear.

This week, we are waiting to hear Pickett’s Charge: A Novel, by Charles McNair.


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Synopsis: A comedy, a tragedy. Threadgill Pickett, veteran of the Civil War, breaks out from an Alabama old folks home and starts a quest northward to kill the last living Union Soldier. This is to avenge his brother, who was needlessly killed by Union soldiers, outside of any conflict. On his journey Threadgill encounters two brothers building a time machine, a trio of Klu Kluxers, a man collecting raccoons that turn out to be rabid, a wannabe country singer, and a truck-driving woman to make men stand in awe. He also encounters a Utopian society of blacks and whites who share family, food, love, and grief.

McNair was voted best local author by Creative Loafing and we just love the Atlanta creative community. Reading the book, it was clear that this a book that we couldn’t wait to hear. I think Treadgill’s story is going to translate perfectly to audio.

You can read the first chapter for free here.

Don’t forget to enter our current giveaway. You could win a free copy of Damn Love, by Jasmine Beach-Ferrera. Click Here to Enter or Click the “Giveaway” tab on ListenUp Audiobook’s Facebook page.


Waiting on Wednesday: October 15

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, sponsored by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming titles we can hardly wait to hear.

Looking for Calvin and Hobbes, by Nevin Martell

Synopsis: For ten years, Calvin and Hobbes was one the world’s most beloved comic strips. And then, on the last day of 1995, the strip ended. Its mercurial and reclusive creator, Bill Watterson, not only finished the strip but withdrew entirely from public life.

In Looking for Calvin and Hobbes, Nevin Martell sets out on a very personal odyssey to understand the life and career of the intensely private man behind Calvin and Hobbes. Martell talks to a wide range of artists and writers (including Dave Barry, Harvey Pekar, and Brad Bird) as well as some of Watterson’s closest friends and professional colleagues, and along the way reflects upon the nature of his own fandom and on the extraordinary legacy that Watterson left behind. This is as close as we’re ever likely to get to one of America’s most ingenious and intriguing figures – and it’s the fascinating story of an intrepid author’s search for him, too.

We recently recorded Nevin Martell’s Freak Show Without a Tent and I’ve lost count of how many times I laughed out loud listening to it. Like this:


I love the way Martell writes and can’t wait to hear Looking for Calvin and Hobbes! 

P.S. Don’t forget to enter our current giveaway for a free audiobook copy of Robert X. Cringely’s The Decline & Fall of IBM: End of an American Icon? CLICK HERE TO ENTER or Like ListenUp on Facebook and click the tab that says “Giveaway”.