To celebrate the holidays, I am holding a really big giveaway of some of my favorite recent titles, PLUS you get to pick one, too!
The books I’m giving away, in CD version are:
Zoobiquity by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers from Random House Audio

You Are the Love of My Life by Susan Richards Shreve from Dreamscape Audio
and, Marmee & Louisa by Eve LaPlante from Tantor Audio

a download of your choice of any of my audiobooks from Audible.
Just make a comment below, and share one of your audiobook gifts: maybe a favorite listening place, an audiobook listening moment, your first listen, a book you hope will be produced in audio soon…whatever audiobooks have given to you.
My audiobook gift is listening to the amazing vocabulary that my 9 year old has which I credit at least in part to her voracious listening habit.
A winner will be chosen randomly on Sunday December 9 at 12 noon PST.  Because I’ll be mailing the CD copies, the giveaway is limited to residents of the Continental US and over 18 years of age.  Also to receive the Audible download, you’ll have to join, but it won’t cost you 🙂  I should be able to mail these by 12/25 if that matters to you, so you can plan to give any of them away if you like!


  1. carolee888 says:

    I would love to win ‘Marmee and Louisa’. I haven’t ever received any audio book gifts but have won some in giveaways. I had one by Janet Evanovitch that I loved, the narrator was perfect. I was on a stationery bike and laughing my head off,
    Also I had another one that was a complex murder mystery. At first, I wasn’t sure that I would like it but I hung in there and and eager to hear more of them.

  2. Maria D. says:

    Audio books have given me great entertainment on the way to and from work – I got very tired of what was playing on the radio and even get tired of listening to music I’ve downloaded on my iPod but with audio books I don’t seem to have that problem – there are many times I don’t even want to get out of the car because I want to listen to more of the book. Great giveaway!

    1. kewhite says:

      I know those Driveway Moments well!

  3. Shirley says:

    Hope your holidays are safe and happy ones.

  4. Audiobooks have become an important part of my literary life in the last few years. Because I suffer from a degenerative retinal disease, I am slowly losing my sight and its becoming more and more difficult to read the printed page. Audios give me the gift of never missing out on great literature..

    1. kewhite says:

      Lisa, so sorry to hear about the loss of your sight. That must be so challenging.

  5. taurus says:

    The very first audioboook I listened to was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I played it on a five hour car trip with my niece and nephew – they were so engrossedin the story they didn’t fight at all.
    One of my favorite series on audio is J. D. Robb’s In Death books.

    1. kewhite says:

      My younger daughter listened to the Harry Potter series so much at our house that I felt like Jim Dale had moved in with us!
      I love audio on car trips as well, especially books that we can all enjoy together and talk about. Highly recommend the Little House on the Prairie series, anything by Gennifer Choldenko, and the Ramona books (if the kids aren’t too old for it).

  6. Kassy says:

    Started audiobooks within the last month or so; lack of interest in reading was making me nervous, so I tried to listen to the books instead. has also fanned the flame of reading due to their choice awards this year. Sometimes the audiobook helps me stay on track and read at a good clip then there are times where I feel like I’m rushing the reader. Public libraries help the new addiction as well.
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  7. YvonneJ says:

    I wish that I could remember the first audio book that I listened to because it changed my life so significantly. I listen to at least one audio book a week….thank goodness my library has a good selection of books on CD and digital downloads through Overdrive. One of my favorite audio books to recommend to new listeners is The Shawshank Redemption written by Stephen King and narrated by Frank Muller…..AMAZING…and it’s only 4 discs. I also love to listen to middle grade and young adult books…my current “listen” is The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom written by Christopher Healy and narrated by Bronson Pinchot….hilarious.
    The “gift” I’ve gotten from audio books is the books I’ve gotten to enjoy that I wouldn’t have had time to read in print. Love of audio books is also something that I can share with my husband. Sometimes I’ll put off listening to a book until we are going somewhere just so that we can listen to it together (i.e.; Gone Girl). Driving to work consists of 1. Fasten seat belt. 2. Start car. 3. Turn on audio book. 4. Put car in drive.

    1. kewhite says:

      Love this! Thanks for sharing Yvonne.

  8. YvonneJ says:

    I started listening to one of your audio book narration samples and I said, “Wait, I know that voice.” I scanned back (thank you GoodReads!) through the books I’ve read/listened to and found The Peach Keeper. I may not remember my children’s names but I don’t forget the voice of an audio book narrator that I enjoyed. Authors and audio book narrators are my rock stars! An example, I couldn’t bring myself to delete an email informing me that Scott Brick was following my on Twitter…..SCOTT BRICK following me!!!! I checked out the list of your audio books on – 126 – amazing! Has anyone ever interviewed you about recording books? If so, I’d be really interested in reading/listening to the interview. There are so many things I’d like to know. How do you prepare? How long does it take to record a book? What input, if any, does the author have? Better yet, do you ever speak at book fairs/festivals? If so, where can I find you?

    1. kewhite says:

      Love your enthusiasm, Yvonne! and your interest in the process. I actually have a list of links with interviews I’ve done under “Press” on this site:
      It might interest you to know that I actually directed Scott Brick in one of the first books he recorded at what were then the brand new Books-on-Tape studios in Los Angeles, back in 1999. He actually didn’t require much direction, even then. Such a pro!
      I will definitely announce any appearances on my blog, so keep your eyes out.

  9. DeeDee Griffin says:

    I just started listening to audiobooks about 6 months ago, and I love them! I actually look forward to my morning commute now. Several of them I’ve both read and listened to, and I found that I preferred the audiobook to reading the book almost every time. My favorite so far has been Shatter Me by Taherah Mafi.

  10. kewhite says:

    Congratulations to Shirley, who was the randomly selected winner of this giveaway. Her choice of downloadable book was The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed.
    Thanks to everyone for entering and sharing your audiobook experiences. And Happy Holidays to all.

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