As you probably already know, June is Audiobook Month and special events will be taking place all month-long in celebration. Today, I’m delighted to host the 12th giveaway in the Audio Publishers Association (APA) celebration of #AudioMonth and the Audie award winners.
Since the prize is the Audie award winner in the Humor category, how about if we start things off with a joke? Stop me if you’ve heard this one.
So a narrator, a priest and a rabbi walk into a bar… oh, you’ve heard that one? OK. OK. How about…
How many audiobook producers does it take to replace a… huh, you’ve heard that one too?
Well, if you haven’t heard Still Foolin’ ‘Em by Billy Crystal, an audiobook that not only won in the Humor category but also in the Narration by the Author category as well as Audiobook of the Year, here’s your chance to win a copy. (And I promise, his jokes are waaaay better than mine.)
Macmillan Audio has generously agreed to send a copy of Still Foolin’ ‘Em to one lucky (US only, sorry) winner.
Billy Crystal is 65, and he’s not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like “”Buying the Plot”” and “”Nodding Off,”” Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, and his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live,When Harry Met Sally, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Listeners get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever “”test positive for Maalox””), his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light touch to more serious topics like religion (“”the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil, bourbon, and Prozac””); grandparenting; and, of course, dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal’s reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived.
All you need to do to be entered is leave a comment below. I’d love to hear about your favorite humorous audiobook or your favorite funny moment in or with an audiobook. The winner will be randomly selected on 6/19/14 and notified via e-mail.
Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s giveaway for the Narration by Author category at Overreader, (where you can double your chances of winning Still Foolin’ ‘Em) and tomorrow’s Literary Fiction winner giveaway at So Not a Runner.