Giveaway: Black Hills Audiobook

This is a big day for me. This is the day of my very first ever blog giveaway, which means you, reader, have a chance to win some free stuff. Get excited...

Thanks to Anna at Hachette Book Group, I have three (count 'em, three!) copies of the Black Hills audiobook to give away. Black Hills is published by none other than Reagan Arthur Books (I just joined the Reagan Arthur challenge... see yesterday's post).

Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to read (or listen to) Black Hills myself, but here is a description from the publisher:

When Paha Sapa, a young Sioux warrior, "counts coup" on General George Armstrong Custer as Custer lies dying on the battlefield at the Little Bighorn, the legendary general's ghost enters him - and his voice will speak to him for the rest of his event-filled life.

Seamlessly weaving together the stories of Paha Sapa, Custer, and the American West, Dan Simmons depicts a tumultuous time in the history of both Native and white Americans. Haunted by Custer's ghost, and also by his ability to see into the memories and futures of legendary men like Sioux war-chief Crazy Horse, Paha Sapa's long life is driven by a dramatic vision he experienced as a boy in his people's sacred Black Hills. In August of 1936, a dynamite worker on the massive Mount Rushmore project, Paha Sapa plans to silence his ghost forever and reclaim his people's legacy-on the very day FDR comes to Mount Rushmore to dedicate the Jefferson face.
And the review in Publisher's Weekly:
Starred Review. Hugo-winner Simmons, the author of such acclaimed space operas as Hyperion and Olympos as well as Drood, an intriguing riff on Dickens's unfinished last novel, displays the impressive breath of his imagination in this historical novel with a supernatural slant. In the author's retelling of Custer's last stand at the Little Big Horn in 1876, the dying general's ghost enters the body of Paha Sapa, a 10-year-old Sioux warrior who's able to see both the past and the future by touching people. The action leaps around in time to illustrate the arc of Sapa's life, but focuses on 1936, when, as a septuagenarian, he plots to blow up the monuments on Mount Rushmore in time for a visit to the site by FDR to atone for his role in constructing the stone likenesses. In his ability to create complex characters and pair them with suspenseful situations, Simmons stands almost unmatched among his contemporaries.
So... here's the scoop. This contest will only be open to followers (new or existing). You can follow in the Google friend section of the sidebar, or by subscribing to the RSS feeds (links also in the sidebar). Once you are a follower, just leave a comment below to enter!

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Please be sure to leave an email address with your comment so I can get in touch with you if you win. Contest is open until Thursday, March 4th at 11:59 PM. I will email the winners on Friday, March 5th, to request mailing information.

Thanks for playing!


  1. Kerry,
    You've completely changed the way I will use the exclamation point from now on.

  2. I would like to enter.

  3. Sounds like an interesting story.
    Please count me in.

    email (amt at telus dot net)

  4. Tweeted.

    Email: amt(at)telus(dot)net

  5. I would like to second kevin's please to have audio book, thanks. And by second, I mean if Kevin wins, I get the book.

  6. I would love one!


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