Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova - Audio Giveaway

Hachette Books has generously offered to send three audio copies of The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova to readers of Fresh Ink Books. Thank you to Hachette and Anna Balasi for making this possible.

The giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only and Hachette does not mail to P.O. boxes. Entries accepted until midnight Monday, February 1 and winners announced as soon as all have been contacted.


"Richly told, beautifully imagined, The Swan Thief takes us across centuries, from American cities to the coast of Normandy, from young love to last love. Elizabeth Kostova deftly explores the painter's universe- passion, creativity, secret, madness- and, with a gift for storytelling that made The Historian an international sensation, conjures a world that lingers long after the last page is turned."

Listen to an Excerpt

To enter:

1. Go to Books Reviewed or Recently Reviewed at the top of the sidebar and post a relevant comment on any review on my blog.
2. Then comment on this post indicating that you'd like an audio copy of The Swan Thieves and that you are a follower or subscriber.*
3. Provide your email address.

Entries not following the rules will be not qualify.

I look forward to listening to it myself when my copy arrives and to selecting the winners.

My giveaways are for my readers. If you become a new follower/subscriber for the duration of the giveaway I have no problem with that. I am confident that a few visits will make you want to stay. 

*Updated: Feb.4: Winners were Amused,Wanda, and Kelly. Thank you to everyone for participating.


  1. I just commented on your review of Mrs. Dalloway. Most interesting! (your review, not my comment) I'd love a chance to win The Swan Thieves.

    I'm a long time follower


    Thanks for hosting, Sandra. Hope all is well with you.

  2. YAY for the Saturday network! This sounds like a cool book. Thanks for the giveaway information and great blog, btw!

  3. I commented on Guernica, subscribe in my Google Reader, and, for good measure, am following you now, as well.

    I've been reading a lot of good reviews of this book, and then sat by it today while reading in the library. I kept looking at the lovely cover and touching it, then reminding myself I can't read it yet.

  4. whoops! Forgot my email


  5. I LOVE that you're giving away the audio version! So exciting. :) I commented on your Moby Dick post, which I thought I'd already commented on (I think sometimes I comment in my head while I'm reading a post in my Google Reader, and then I forget that y'all can't read my mind). And of course you're in my Reader!

    E-mail: astripedarmchairATgmailDOTcom

  6. I would love to win this audio book. I am a follower. Thanks so much!!!

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

  7. Just wanted to drop by and say thanks for participating in The Saturday Network!

    And I'm not entering, but best of luck with the giveaway! :D

  8. Ooooh I've been waiting for this book ever since I finished The Historian, which I very much loved the writing eventhough the "genre" is not essentially my cup of tea. I'll just wait till it hits the bookstores here :)

  9. Thanks for the chance to win this book. I've been seriously considering it.

    I commented on Mrs. Dalloway today.


  10. I just commented on your Mrs. Dalloway post and really enjoyed your review and the discussion that ensued in the comments!

    I have been a subscriber since Blogiests and would love to enter - thanks for hosting a giveaway!

  11. Commented on *The Fifth Child*

    Please enter my name for a chance to win, thanks!

    I am a follower. :)


  12. I'm looking forward to reading "The Swan Thieves" and would love an audio copy. I've been a subscriber for a long time.

  13. I'm a new follower, but I'd love to get the chance to hear the audio version of The Swan Thieves, having enjoyed The Historian so much.

    I commented on your Mrs. Dalloway post.

    My email is gingercatranch at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for considering!

  14. I truly enjoyed The Historian and would really like to have an audio copy of the Swan Thieves. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

  15. I commented on "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer - Review". I'd love to win The Swan Thieves.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  16. also a new subscriber! This audio book looks great so i'd love a copy. I commented on A Mercy by Toni Morrison. Thanks!

  17. i commented on your review of "Mrs. Dalloway." I would very much like to win "The Swan Thieves."

    thanks so much! i'm a follower!

  18. Thanks for the contest! I comments on your review of "The Guersney Literary and Potato Peel Society." I am follower via Google Friend Connect. I would love to win an audio copy of "The Swan Thieves" by Elizabeth Kostova.



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