Giveaway! Win the Audiobook Edition of THE ART OF FLOATING!

THE ART OF FLOATING_AudioGuess what, folks? June is Audiobook Month!

Time to celebrate! And to do so, I’m going to give away two—yes, two—audio editions of  THE ART OF FLOATING! (Yep, unabridged.)



Before I tell you how to enter the contest, I have a confession to make.


I have never listened to an audiobook. (Well, except for the fantabulous Skippyjon Jones series with my six-year-old. Skippyjon is hilarious!) But in honor of Audiobook Month, I’m going to take the opportunity to change this; I’ll be listening to an audiobook. (Suggestions?!)

Want to enter the giveaway? Here’s how:


(examples: your kiddo’s voice, a cow mooing, teapot whistling, the recycling guy in Shanghai calling out for electronics, etc.)

  1. leave your favorite sound as a comment right here on this blog entry

  2. tweet me about your favorite sound on Twitter (I’m @kbairokeeffe.)

  3. leave your favorite sound as a comment on my Facebook author page (Just click here.)


The giveaway will run from today (June 3) through midnight (EST) Friday, June 6, 2014.


  • This giveaway is international.
  • I’ll notify the winner via email or Tweet. Winners will have 48 hours to respond before another winner will be selected. Please check your SPAM folder!
  • I’m not responsible for lost packages.



12 Responses to Giveaway! Win the Audiobook Edition of THE ART OF FLOATING!

  1. First my suggestions for your first audio literary experience:
    Any Harry Potter read by Jim Dale (he is the bomb)
    THE GRAVEYARD BOOK read by Neil Gaiman (yowza)
    THE HELP read by Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and Cassandra Campbell (better voices than I could possibly imagine in my own head)
    And for a very light but slightly longer than Skippyjon Jones first audiobook that I’m reasonably sure Tully would also love: CLEMENTINE read by Jessica Almasy (my 14 year old loved this virtually against his will)

    Okay. Now my favorite sound: Frog song. It’s such a deep and surrounding sensation. I long to see the little guys but part of my joy is their ability to reverberate everywhere and yet nowhere I can see. Ribbit.

    • I LOVE audiobooks. I borrow them from the library all the time. My favorite sound is the tinkling of my mom’s wind chimes hanging by my patio. The sound I miss most is the sound of her voice.

      • Oh, thank you, Hana, for sharing those sounds. Irreplaceable, aren’t they? Sometimes in dreams I hear my grandfather’s voice calling my name; it’s the only time I can pull his voice up now…in dreams. (He passed on in 1988.) Hearing it makes me happy in the deepest way.

    • Frog song, Karrie! What a beautiful sound! Thanks for offering it up!

      & thanks for the suggestions! Have noted them on my audio #TBR (or maybe #TBL) list. I especially can’t wait to check out CLEMENTINE!

  2. The sound of breaking waves at night. One can’t help but consider all that’s transpired on these ocean waters for the last several million years.

  3. My kids call it the clean up music. When is time to clean up I blast the music on the radio and we have a clean up-dance party. That is a great sound to me.

  4. And the winners of the audiobook of THE ART OF FLOATING are (drum roll)… Cathleen Schandelmeier-Bartels and Kathy Hoynes-Goreé! Please send me your mailing addresses via FB message or email. Congrats to both of you. Thanks to all for entering the giveaway!

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