July Giveaway! My Sister’s Keeper

my-sisters-keeperNote: This contest is now closed. View the winner here. Our July giveaway will be one copy of My Sister's Keeper on CD, in celebration of the movie starring Cameron Diaz and Abigail Breslin. My Sister’s Keeper is the story of Anna, a girl who was conceived to help her sister Kate fight cancer by donating platelets, marrow, and stem cells. But when Anna sues for the rights to control her own body and make her own decisions, her family must come to terms with the tough choices they have made. The movie is getting great reviews – let us know what you think if you’ve seen it!

Our audiobook is an Audie Award winner for multi-voiced recording and a YALSA Alex Award winner.

* Just leave a comment below (be sure to enter a valid email address, or we won’t be able to contact you if you win!) and you’ll be entered to win.
* Tweet (we’re @recordedbooks) or blog about the contest and you can leave a second comment linking to your tweet or post—you’ll get another contest entry. Spread the word!
* Again, be sure you leave a valid email address with your comment so we can contact you. If you’re picked as a winner and we can’t contact you, the prize will got to the next winner.
* Comments will be assigned a number (first commenter is #1, second is #2, etc). Winners will be picked by random.org according to comment number.
* Drawing will be held on Monday, 7/13/09 at 12:00PM Eastern time. Winner will be contacted by email to get mailing information. The winner will receive one copy of the following title on CD: My Sister’s Keeper.


112 Responses

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! I’m reading it now. It’s sitting in the nightstand for when my new baby is WAKING in the middle of the night and I’m trying to stay awake feeding her.

  2. I RTed this for you! I’ve been wanting to read this book ever since JP wrote those issues of Wonder Woman. I use audiobooks for the same thing, Jennifer! My 2 month old is almost sleeping through the night … but audiobooks keep me awake when she is. I’m desperate for a new one though. I am NOT a fan of the narrator on the book I’m listening to. The book itself is wonderful, though!

  3. Oh, and:

  4. Commenting! Saw your post on twitter.

    We can’t keep enough copies of this on the shelf!
    Ellen, aka dblduchess

  5. angelina41 at gmail dot com


  6. I adored this book. I’ve wanted to use this as a book club selection for the last two years, but couldn’t afford a class set at the trade price. SOOOO glad it finally went to mass market so I can offer it as a selection for the upcoming school year. A free copy of the audiobook would be a bonus!

    hloy22 at gmail dot com

  7. I loved the movie and look forward to reading thebook!

  8. We’ve been using more audio books as my homeschooled kids have more summer activities that keep us away from home. This sounds like a story that would make the reader think.
    I’ve also been encouraging our library to get more audio for the many English language learners that we have.

  9. I would love to enter.


    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. Here’s hoping the movie is half as incredible as this book!

    Thanks for the entry!

  11. I am not sure what side I am concerning this issue. I mean you can only plan so much in this life and the rest is up to God to decide. Well, at least that’s how I feel about it.

  12. I would love this! 🙂

  13. Loved the book and hope to see the movie when it comes out on DVD.

    Library Media Specialist in Virginia

  14. Would LOVE to have this on audio for my commute to/from work!

    shelcows AT gmail DOT com

  15. Just retweeted this for you! I’m @writereader

  16. Please count me in.


  17. I tweeted too – @sumrthyme


  18. I would love to read this before seeing the movie!

    brainlair AT gmail DOT com

  19. I RTd about the contest


    brainlair AT gmail DOT com

  20. just saw the movie — very well done!

  21. I would love to read this book but don’t have time-I’ve committed myself to 6 books for summer PD and have no time for fun reading! It would be great to have it on audio so I can listen to it while I’m driving. My daughter-who hates to read-is deeply engrossed in this book right now. That’s a sure sign that it’s a good book!

  22. This book is one of the most compelling reads ever. I would love to add the recording to my class collection. It has so many lessons to share.

  23. Thanks for the giveaway. Saw the movie. Would like the audio . . .

  24. Can’t wait to hear this one – I’d love to win. Thanks!

  25. So happy it’s coming out in audio … I know it will be a big hit in my library! I can’t keep Jodi Picoult novels on the shelf!

  26. What a great idea to publish this as a recorded book, its sure to be a winner.

  27. This is a wonderful book. I have read it already but can’t wait to get it on audio cd to listen to it in the car! I hope I win! Thanks! amyvb7@gmail.com

  28. An interesting premise, and a book that I’ve been wanting to read. Audio book would be even better 🙂

  29. This book sounds great! Look forward to reading/listening to it with our girls.

  30. Tremendous and mesmerizing subject matter. Heart-rending!

  31. I think I remember the controversy when this family made the decision to have the younger child. I haven’t read the book or seen the movie yet, but I’m looking forward to it.

  32. The movie is on our “gotta buy when it hits DVD” list already. Our patrons LOVE Jodi Picoult and they’re thrilled about the movie!

  33. This book has been on my “to read” list for several years. I want to read it before I see the movie. An audio would be great!

  34. Count me in. I too would like to read the book before seeing the movie.

  35. I have just started reading “My sister’s keeper” and I am hooked. I read “Change of heart” and it was a great read!
    All our library patrons love Jodi Picoult and I am sure this audio would be very popular.

  36. Love this book! It would be fun to listen to again! 🙂
    Thanks for the offer!

  37. I haven’t read this book yet! I would love to before I see the movie.

  38. The Pact kept me up nights and made me want to lock my teenage son in a closet to keep him safe. I’m looking forward to reading this one. Such a cool theme!

  39. Picked up Recorded Book randomly from the library. I recommended it to the psychology teacher for her book club. It was a hit.

  40. Please enter me for the contest. This is such a good book for many readers and is on a lot of reading lists this summer. Great pick for the contest.

  41. This sounds like a really good book.

  42. Anxious to read the book! Would love the CD for the HS library!

  43. I would love to have this as an audiobook.

  44. I have read this book but have not seen the movie yet.
    I would love to be able to have my students (in our bookclub) listen to chapters on the CD and then discuss it!

  45. I would also love to have this book in the form of an audiobook. The students and staff would love it.

  46. So many books; so little time! I too would love to have the audio to have available for students.

  47. We did a substantial weeding at my middle school library just before the end of school, rearranged some sections, and left room for expansion of others. We’re supposed to get new carpet over the summer, too! I want to increase the number of audio titles I have available, and add more YA selections in order to pique the interests of my older students. Jodi Picoult’s books certainly seem like the type of materials we are looking for. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in your contest. I hope I win!! 🙂

  48. Read the book, haven’t seen the movie. My high school students would also love to have the audio for this book.

  49. I have not read the book, and would love the audio book. I wish to read or listen to the audio before watching the movie. It is always so much better.

  50. Sounds like a very contemporary issue — would like to have the audio.

  51. Have not read the book, but SO want to! Have heard nothing but wonderful things about it! Would love to donate the audio book to our school library…after I have listened to it, of course! 🙂 Am impatiently waiting for the movie to get to our area. Thank you for this opportunity!!

  52. I am constantly on the go and cannot sit to read a book usually. I would like the audiobook before I see the movie.

  53. My teen girls love this book; it doesn’t stay on the library shelves. I would like to make the book available to students in the audio format, especially for those who are poor readers for whom the thickness of the book is daunting.

  54. I loved this book! I think by now I’ve read all of the Jodi Picoult books but this is still my favorite.

  55. This is the first book by Picoult that I’ve read. Very thought provoking. Really enjoyed it.

  56. My students and staff just LOVE anything that Jodi writes. Such controversial topics and great discussion starters!
    Thanks for contest!

  57. We listen to audiobooks in the car. I would love to share this audiobook with my teenager.

  58. I have heard this is an incredible book and the movie touches the emotions.

  59. It sounds very interesting. I keep a good collection of audio books for my English language learners.

  60. I have heard amazing things about this book. I would love to listen to the book as I work outside on my garden during the summer. 🙂

  61. Get out the tissue! I’m looking forward to reading this book and then seeing the movie. Both have great possibilities for teaching kids and adults about family!

  62. I have been wanting to read this book before I see the movie, so congrats on recording it!

  63. This emotional story really seems to strike a chord with a lot of tweens and teens. I would love an audio copy in my middle school library!

  64. This is a sad book, but worth reading. I would love to add the CD to my Classroom audio center.

  65. What an awesome title to add to any library collection! The audio format is so helpful for struggling readers and for English Language Learners, but is sometimes cost prohibitive with limited budgets.

  66. Would love to have this title. Just did an interview on a local teen radio program about turning books into movies. Great motivator for reluctant readers.

  67. Planning a books to movies promotion. Would love to have this in audio format as well.

    drewillis at gmail dot com

  68. tweeted about contest at 8:15 on 7/10 – don’t know how to link tweet to comment

  69. read the book great am looking forward to seeing if the movie is as good as the book.

  70. I just bought this to read- I can’t wait to get started! I’ve heard it’s really good, so as soon as I can get some time to myself, I;ll be off and reading…

  71. This sounds awesome!


  72. I would love to be able to listen to this book–especially since I am unable to read the book

  73. My wife has read this book and gave it a thumbs-up. I think I need the recorded copy…

  74. Would love to have a Jodi Picoult audio book. Have all her books.

  75. All of our Picoult teen fans have read the book and are looking forward to the movie – wish it had better reviews in our local newspaper however!

  76. What a wonderful addition to my class library; the children will experience real, raw emotion and learn to empathize with real life people.

  77. This book is incredibly emotional and makes the reader pause to consider how far they would go if their own sibling was critically ill. Jodi Picoult is a master at unpredictable endings!

  78. Great title, great read. Facing a such a tough life decision in a young life makes you mature fast. So many teens are faced with all kinds of tough choices — this is a very thought provoking book.

  79. I’d love a copy

  80. This book was so popular in my library that I had to keep purchasing copies until I hit 15. That was 2 years ago and those books are still being read. The other really great thing with this book being so popular is that it has lead most of those readers to her other books. I can’t keep them in! What a great thing to say about an author’s books in a library.

  81. Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful book for our classroom recorded books library. It will be a fabulous addition.

  82. What a great contest! Count me in.

  83. I think this would be great for a book group in my high school class. Count me in the contest too!

  84. We have enjoyed working with Recorded Books. The customer service is excellent!

  85. Great book! I loved it and would be so..oo excited to win the audio version. Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors. This is the first of her books I read and I am absolutely hooked on her. I am sure this audio book would get an constant flow of users. Fabulous!

  86. Hi, I just read this book and could NOT put it down! Love the contest idea! Thanks!


  87. I guess the book is OK to read, but I know the CD is a fabulous listen . With a different reader for each character, the whole thing feels like a real life drama. If you don’t win, be sure to check out your public library for a copy to listen to. I just wish all her books were on the NetLibrary downloads!

  88. My students love this book. I can’t keep it on the shelf.

  89. I LOVED this movie and the Book is almost always better! I will put this on my, TO READ list!

  90. Enjoyed the book and saw the movie yesterday. Well worth it.

    I listen to recorded books often while driving to school. A good way to promote books to busy teens.

  91. I love using recorded books with my reading students. They seem to comprehend so much better than silent reading alone.

  92. I’m reading this book right now and it’s really hard to put down! 🙂

  93. I recommend this book ALL the time…actually anything Picoult writes gets my recommendation. My Sister’s Keeper provides such a though provoking read. I love audiobooks and can”t wait to get my hands on this one.

  94. I’d love to win this!!!

  95. THis book is fantastic–have recommended it to dozens of people since I read it! I can’t wait to see the movie, and I’d LOVE a chance to win the recording!

  96. Thanks to Jodi Picoult for an outstanding book that deals with a modern and complex issue.

  97. I love Jodi Picoult’s style of storytelling. It keeps you turning the pages.

  98. Tweet recorded for @ElaineReads

  99. I am a librarian at a private girls school, and our students LOVE Jodi Picoult! This is great!

  100. I love all the tweets! The contests are great too!

  101. I am a huge Jodi Picoult fan! I’ve not yet read My Sister’s Keeper, but would absolutely LOVE to listen to it!!!

    Keeping my fingers crossed!

  102. We have this book in our small high school library, but I haven’t been able to read it yet because it’s always out!

  103. This was one of the best books I ever read–and my copy is very tattered from all the people I have lent it too. I would love to hear all the narration put to voices.

  104. I loved this book, and our students enjoy it. Would love to have the audiobook for our high school library!

    Thanks for the contest!

  105. Saw the movie and can’t wait to read the book to compare and contrast! Thanks for the contest!

  106. This is on my summer must read list and I am 2 books away from it 🙂

  107. Why did they change the ending? The book was fantastic.

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