Monday, December 20, 2010

Giveaway: 2 copies of Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff (Audio Book)








I've got a great giveaway for those who enjoy reading Biographies and Historical Fiction. Courtesy of Hachette Book Group, I am able to give away 2 copies of the audio book Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff.


Her palace shimmered with gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Cleopatra, the wealthiest ruler of her time and one of the most powerful women in history, was a canny political strategist, a brilliant manager, a tough negotiator, and the most manipulative of lovers. Although her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world.

At only 18 years old, Cleopatra was already one of history's most remarkable figures: the Queen of Egypt. A lethal political struggle with her brother marked her early adulthood and set the tone for the rest of her life; a relationship with Julius Caesar, forged while under siege in her palace, launched her into a deadly mix of romance and strategy; a pleasure cruise down the Nile followed, a child, and a trip to Rome, which ended in Cleopatra's flight. After Caesar's brutal murder, she began a nine-year affair with Mark Antony, with whom she had three more children. Antony and Cleopatra's alliance and attempt to forge a new empire spelled both their ends.

The subject of gossip and legend, veneration and speculation in her lifetime, Cleopatra fascinated the world right up to her death. In the 2000 years since, myths about the last Queen of Egypt have been fueled by Shakespeare, Dryden, and Shaw, who put words in her mouth, and by Michelangelo, Delacroix, and Elizabeth Taylor, who put a face to her name. In
Cleopatra, Pulitzer prize-winning biographer Stacy Schiff accomplishes a feat that has eluded artists and writers for centuries: capturing fully the operatic life of an exceptionally seductive and powerful woman, whose death ushered in a new world order.



*GIVEAWAY DETAILS*

Courtesy of Hachette Book Group, I am giving away 2 Audio book copies of Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff


To Enter:  All you have to do is leave a comment, make sure to include your email address so that I can contact you if you are a winner. Otherwise, I won't be able to include your name in the drawing. Open to US & Canada only, NO PO Boxes. Books will ship directly to the winners.  

*Please note*: Winners will be subject to the Hachette one copy per household rule, which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests, you will receive only one copy of the title in the mail.

Enter by January 15, 2011.


49 comments:

  1. Would love to win this fascinating audiobook!

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

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  2. I have seen this book around and so want to read it!

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  3. This sounds like a good book to listen to. I am interested - thanks for the giveaway

    ladybook21@yahoo.com

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  4. I really want to read this audiobook. I just love biographies and historical fiction.

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  5. I am so looking forward to reading or listening to this book. I've got my fingers crossed!

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  6. I would love to listen to this.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. I have always loved stories about Cleopatra. Saw the old black and white movie (on TV) with Claudette Colbert twice and the one with Elizabeth Tatlor twice. It is amazing how a woman in those times could have so much power.

    I would really love to listen to this audio book to learn more about her.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. have heard a lot of good things about this one...thanks for the chance
    dianam167@sbcglobal.net

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  9. This sounds wonderful & I'd love to listen to it.

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  10. Wow! I would love to win this audio book! I love Cleopatra and loved the movie. Thanks, for giving me the chance to win this audio book.

    gcpeach17 at aol dot com

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  11. would enjoy 'listening' to this story...thanks for the chance :)

    karenk
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  12. This sounds like a good story to listen to.

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  13. Sounds very intriguing!

    shanaelyse@gmail.com

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  14. I have heard good things about this one!

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  15. I would really love to win this awesome audiobook :)

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  16. Bonnie: I have heard so many good things about this book. I have the audiobook on my Recorded Books wishlist, but it would excellent to own a copy. Add my hat in the ring, too.

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  17. this sounds amazing! thanks!

    nicolemarielum @gmail.com

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  18. I would love to have this one! aitmama {{at}} gmail {{tod}} com

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  19. I'd love to listen to this - fingers crossed!
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  20. Wow! I love audio books and would dearly love to get this one.

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  21. The plot really intrigued me. Since I've been into ancient Egypt and Cleopatra eversince I was a child. Besides this would be the first time I'd read from Stacy Schiff, I heard good reviews about her works. I would love to win this audiobook because it already sparked my interest and I love reading historical fictions & bios. Also it's been awhile since I've listen to an audiobook. I hope and pray that I could win. Thanks Here's my e-mail address: Aimhigh16@hotmail.com

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  22. I am hearing such good things about this book and even the review in the Times was fascinating.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    darrowenator (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. I watched this author do a couple of different interviews, and it sounded so interesting. I would love to have this book.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  24. This sounds like an awesome read ( or listen?) I would love to be entered!

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  25. This must be some great book! I never heard such a buzz about and biography before, esp. an ancient historical figure! I have always been intrigued by Cleopatra and found non-fiction to be too fuzzy-too lacking in concrete facts. Therefore I have turned a lot to fictionalized versions. I saw the author on the Daily Show and I am salivating!!! BOOK LUST ALERT!!!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. need this to beat the winter blues..
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  27. Hi, I have just discovered your site and I am quite excited about it! I love the subject and the look!

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  28. I like reading anything about Cleopatra-thank you

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  29. Taking a chance and letting karma take me where it will.

    thank you for hosting this giveaway and all the best of luck to everyone entering.

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  30. I'd love to read this. Thanks!

    melydia@hotmail.com

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  31. I would love to win this.
    mom1248(at)att(dot)net

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  32. I have been wanting to read this every since I read about it in the Parade. the1cyn@sbcglobal.net

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  33. This is the first time I have entered into a blog. So far so good. sandradgreear@att.net

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  34. Please enter me!

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  35. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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  36. I would love to win one of these copies. Thanks for the entry ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  37. This would be a great audiobook!
    mmoushka(@)yahoo.com

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  38. I haven't read much about Cleopatra and would enjoy listening to this audio book in my car.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  39. Please enter me in contest. I would love to win this audio book. Tore923@aol.com

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  40. Cleopatra is a fascinating woman, powerful and vulnerable at the same time... I would love, LOVE to read this book. Thank you!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  41. Would love to listen to this audiobook.

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  42. I have this on hold at the library, but there's a HUGE queue, so I'd love to win it.

    ladydoor1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. I would love to win this audiobook for my mom.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. Hello Stacy Schiff, your latest book Cleopatra sounds like an awesome read. I am a great admirer of you and your work. Congratulations for being the 2000 Pulitzer Prize winner for Vera. You are an fantastic non-fiction writer undoubtedly with no life of your own. That makes your writings even more interesting. I enjoy writing myself. I like historical writings- writing about historic people of our times. I am also interested in your book "A Great Improvisation...." I never thought of Benjamin Franklin of being so interesting. You shinned an entirely different light on him increasing our knowledge of him. You are an phenomenal writer and I would be honored to receive an audio copy of your new book "Cleopatra." My email is lelandt@hotmail.com

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  45. Cleopatra has always interested me in her feminine ways of allure and seduction.
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  46. I'd love to win a copy of this book! It'll be forever before my library gets a copy.

    thefeministtexican AT gmail.com

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  47. Would love to listen to this on my commute.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  48. I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

    jeffintennessee at gmail dot com

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