Posted by: Karen | June 4, 2016

Diane Chamberlain Giveaway

Oftentimes I become a fan of an author in the process of recording her books, but every once in a while I’m a longtime fan and then I get to record a person’s books.  This is the case with Diane Chamberlain.  I am pretty sure that The Midwife’s Confession was the first Chamberlain book read (since I’m obsessed with books about midwives and will pick them up whenever I find them), and it was followed by many more.  Shortly after we moved to Wilmington, she came to town on her book tour for Necessary Lies, which remains a favorite.  So when Tantor asked if I’d like to be considered to record her very first book, Private Relations as well as another early title, Fire and Rain, I sent back an enthusiastic, “OF COURSE!”.  I’m honored to have been chosen by Ms. Chamberlain to narrate these two, and I think you’ll find both stand the test of time.  There are things like the ubiquity of the internet and cell phones which might have made the plots run differently, and the fact that single motherhood wouldn’t feel quite as socially uncomfortable to a professional woman these days.  But the ways that relationships are strained, stretched, and often made stronger by the challenges that tragedies bring are universal, and as always well delivered by this writer.  I hope you’ll agree!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  Karen E. is the randomly selected winner and the CDs will be mailed out to her as soon as I get her address.  Thanks to all for entering!  I give away lots of books – to find out about them in the future, please consider following this blog, or my Facebook page, or on Twitter.






  1. I have gotten audio books from the library to listen to while I had to keep my head down for 14 days after a vitrectiomy….My eye sight was saved due to the surgeries.but the post op is almost torture…The books on tape or cassette saved my sanity and allowed me to do the rehab . I now use them when I clean house and do other jobs around the house…The work seems to go much faster and it seems easier since I am listening to a book…Just live them…

  2. I #loveaudiobooks to make the most of my drive to and from work.

  3. #LoveAudiobooks I love to read & love multitasking – reading while training for walking a Toronto OneWalkForCancer Fund Raiser on September 10- win win …

  4. Love to listen to audiobooks while commuting to work (1 hour). Prevents toad rage.

  5. I have terrible dry eye from the meds I have to take for Trigeminal Neuralgia and can not read anymore. I was very upset about this until I discovered audio books. They have saved my sanity. I sit and knit and listen to my books.

  6. I enjoy listening to a book I have previously read. The narrator’s inflections many times adds additional thoughts about characters, theme and ending. #Loveaudiobooks –

  7. I really got into audio books when I started working from home. There never seems to be enough hours to read all the books I want to read and being able to listen to them just brightens my day and makes the time past quickly. I also feel that I get more into the books that I listen to, almost like I’m in the book with the characters. I will be honest and say there has been a few times that I got so caught up in the story that I forgot everything else including working 🙂

  8. I just drove from NC to Michigan. Listened to audio books and a boring drive just flew by

  9. I love audio books because I can accomplish so much around the house while listening to a book…The work just seems easier…

  10. You’ve heard the saying, “So many books, so little time.” There are so many books that o want to read so I choose to listen to audiobooks to help get them all in. They can be very entertaining! And I love Diane Chamberlain!

  11. I loved your voice in Fire and Rain – I would love a chance to listen to you read Private Relations!!! I drive a TON for my job and audio books, specifically Diane Chamberlain’s books, keep me sane! Thank you!

  12. Because I can read my book while doing other things! Thank you for the giveaway.

  13. I get so much “reading” done while driving! And I drive a lot for biz so the time is never wasted! ☺

  14. In this crazy hectic world, there can still be time for reading. Audio books make it easy to relax your mind while your body stays active. I can be working in my gardens, driving across the country, or knitting in my favorite chair and still be enjoying a book. PERFECT!

  15. I love audiobooks because they let me “read” while I work!

  16. I didn’t know you did this too!, my daughter would love the audio books!

    • Actually Karen White the narrator and Karen White the author are two separate (and independently busy!) people.

  17. I haven’t really done many audio books, but would love to do that when we go on vacation. These books would be especially good, as it combines two of my favorite authors. This could be the beginning of a long audiobook love affair!

  18. I love listening to audiobooks while driving, working around the house, and while creating mosaic art. I often look at a piece of my art and remember which book I was listening to while creating. The books become another part of the art for me.

    • Karen, congratulations! You are the randomly selected winner of these audiobooks. I will email you to get your mailing address and then send them out to you.

  19. I love to listen to them on a long road trip! Thanks for the chance!

  20. I’m an avid reader but love audio books too. It’s such a treat to have someone read to you!

  21. Audio books is reading out loud and sometimes you hear things that you missed when reading silently. Fun to listen to another person read.

  22. One of the reasons I love audio books is hearing the characters come to life.

  23. I keep an audio book going all the time in the car. Love Diane’s books!

  24. Would love love love to win this

  25. I have read Diane Chamberlin for years!!
    Her books used to be hard to find Social Media has made finding authors books so much easier! I just started listening to audible in January when I started walking I really enjoy hearing you read!

  26. We are never to old to listen and enjoy someone reading a good story! Diane Chamberlain is my favorite author. She makes you not want to put a book down! Auto books would allow me to listen to the story while working in my craft room .

  27. I #LoveAudiobooks because I struggle with being alone and living in quiet. I ALWAYS have a book on the ipod, and CDs in the car. Listening to a good story keeps me sane.

    Have you read Midwives by Chris Bohjalian? It was the first of his books I discovered and was very compelling.

    • I don’t think I’ve read that one. Will check it out!

  28. I love audio books for many reasons. Great when traveling or commuting, and make a walk or session on elliptical much more fun. Also, a good reader can add even more to a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  29. Love audio books while traveling…

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