Thursday, February 26, 2009
Free stuff! Win a SILENT PREDATOR audio book.
Until Charlize Theron and Daniel Craig's people get around to calling my people about the movie version of my latest book, SILENT PREDATOR, you'll just have to make do with the soundtrack, Legion of Fans (LOF).
AND HERE IT IS!
I was seriously excited and happy to come home the other day LOF to find a bag full of copies of the soon-to-be released audio book of SILENT PREDATOR, courtesy of my new very good friends and audio book publishers, Bolinda. This is the first of my five books to be turned into an audio book, hence the little dance in the kitchen.
SILENT PREDATOR is read by a fellow called Mark Davis who, judging by his biography (which you can read here is a very interesting chap.
Of course, I quickly unwrapped one of the attractive packs and took out the first of the 13 CDs inside and put it on my CD player. I listened to Mr Davis read the dedication to Mrs Blog and then the first few lines and then I was too embarrassed to listen to any more.
SILENT PREDATOR the audio book (that's another link to the Bolinda website, in case you missed the earlier ones) goes for 16 hours - perfect for that trip between Sydney and Brisbane, Joburg and Cape Town, or Perth and the Pilbara.
I, myself, won't be listening to the whole thing, because I know how it ends, but I am seriously intrigued about how Mr Davis handles the errr... "romance" scenes in the book. I wish audio books were like well-thumbed paperbacks (you know how you pick one up and they always just happen to fall open at the rude bit - or is that just me?) however, I think there will have to be a good deal of fast forwarding and rewinding on my part.
To celebrate this very exciting event I am giving away one free copy of SILENT PREDATOR the audio book to a lucky reader of this blog.
Here's how to win... Since I'm expecting a call from Charlize and Daniel any day now about the movie, I want you to post a comment at the end of this blog telling me the name of your favourite movie set in or about Africa (and perhaps a bit about why you like it). Mrs Blog will then print out all the comments, mix them up and put them in a pith helmet and draw a winner at random (ie you won't be judged on the prose in your comment, so don't stress).
If you are one of the many anonymouses who lurk around this blog, then just put a made-up name in the text of your comment so I can differentiate you from the other lurkers. The competition is open to all of you, no matter where you live in the world and how well I know you. The winner will be invited to give a critique of Mr Davis's handling of the saucy scenes in the recording.
The competition is open until 6pm Australian eastern standard time on Wednesday, March 4. The winner will be announced on here soon after.
I'm excited, LOF, are you? (By the way, my favourite African movie these days is Blood Diamond starrying Leonardo di Caprio and that big bald black guy who always plays the big bald black sidekick in Hollywood movies. You can read my review of it here).
Post away... and good luck!