Saturday, August 21, 2010

Free Audiobooks: Tell Me A Secret & Wondrous Strange [Saturday Steals] [Freebies]

I ♥ free stuff.  I know you do too.  So, I thought I'd share my steals this week and give you the tools to get them for yourself... even if I didn't necessarily get these things for free.  Oh, and for those who turn their noses up at audiobooks, try one again.  It's free for goodness sakes.  Listen on your commute, or when you're at the gym.  You DO have time.  My favorite time to listen to them is when I'm sick, 'cause then it's like someone reading me a story.

The first one I did get for free.  I subscribed via RSS to Holly Cupala's TELL ME A SECRET podcast in which she will podcast the entire audiobook of her novel.  You'' receive it in chapter increments, one per day, and can either subscribe via RSS or iTunes.  Click the audiobook link in the top right-hand corner on Holly's site to subscribe. The RSS link didn't work for me, so I copied the link that popped up in the subscription popup's address bar, and manually added it to my Google Reader.  Just a heads up you might have to do the same.  You can only access this on Holly's website, and know that this is the first time that any novel by a major publisher has been made available for free this soon after publishing and via this method.

Now, I haven't read this one yet, and so I can't tell you whether or not it's great/bad/cheesy, but Miss Steph Su, whom I read and respect said this: "Wow. Just…wow. An unassuming concept for a story glows in the talented hands of Holly Cupala, who captured my attention on the very first page."  Since it just came out at the end of June, this is a grand opportunity for those of you who love YA lit.  I mean, c'mon.  It's free. And here below is the book trailer.  Take a gander and see whatcha think.

The second audiobook available for free right now is one I paid for.  But it's available this week for free.  I reviewed WONDROUS STRANGE yesterday (you'll recall I also stole a hardcover of the same title back in April), so head over and download your free copy while it's still available (US, Canada, & Open Market only).  If I'd have known about this free audiobook summer program before yesterday, I promise I would have shared.  I didn't.  Miss Pam of tweeted me that it was free somewhere and I had to research it and find it.  I paid $14.95 for it.  You can have an awesome book for FREE.  I don't hate you for getting cheaper than I did, I hate myself for not waiting.

So there.  Some awesome Saturday Steals that I get to pass along to you so that you can steal right along with me.  I hope you're having a great weekend, and I hope that you'll head over to Archives of Our Lives and check out the other Saturday Steals that people around the Blogosphere have stolen.  I especially hope you'll post your steals too 'cause it's made of awesome and I'd love to see your thievery, er, well, uh, close to thievery.

Peace, Love, and Free Audiobooks, I'm out.


FionaChan said...

wow thanks for sharing! :D :D :D

Camille said...

That's awfully nice of you to share your steals even though you didn't get some of them! I'm so spiteful I would never do such a kind thing! Thanks for participating.