Promotions & Events Take listeners out to the ballgame with this home-run giveaway

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Happy Opening Week, baseball fans! Time to break out the peanuts, cracker jacks, and great listens. Enter for your chance to score an audiobook that all sports lovers will root for.

We’re kicking off this year’s baseball season with clips from audiobooks that really hit it out of the park and a home-run giveaway of John Grisham’s CALICO JOE. Find more audiobooks that baseball fans can enjoy all season long in our featured collection.

Also be sure to listen to DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY author Kenneth C. Davis discuss whether Opening Day should be a national holiday on CBS This Morning.

by Reggie Jackson with Kevin Baker
Read by the Author

Only Mr. October himself could tell the story of his two-year rise from outcast to Yankee legend in this soul-baring and brutally candid memoir. Jackson reveals how he gradually won over fans and his teammates, becoming “Mr. October” in a World Series performance that was one for the record books. Filled with bluntly honest anecdotes and portrayals of his teammates and competitors, listeners will get an exclusive firsthand look at a richly eventful period in baseball history in this author-read audiobook.

“Since the close of his career, Jackson has carved out a career as a professional motivational speaker—and this is evident in his prowess as narrator of this audio edition. His reading is crisp, but more importantly, he’s a natural—and oftentimes riveting—storyteller… This will be a must listen for baseball fans.”—Publishers Weekly review

by John Feinstein
Read by the Author

“The most poignant stories in sports are never about the multimillionaires who make their games look easy but about the guys who love their games, even though they often fail while playing them.”—John Feinstein

Journalist John Feinstein’s masterful new book takes an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at a baseball world not normally seen by the fans—minor league baseball. Through the compelling stories of nine unique men (three pitchers, three position players, two managers, and an umpire), Feinstein explores a gateway through which all major-league players pass in their careers… hoping to never return. Feinstein invites listeners inside the dugout, where the stakes are high and talented professionals are one moment away from getting called up—or back—to the majors.

Thirty lucky librarians can win a copy of CALICO JOE, John Grisham’s thrilling audiobook set in the world of Major League Baseball, read by the talented Erik Singer.

Listen to this clip and find out why fans will root for this moving and nostalgic story of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, and of course, America’s favorite pastime. What will happen after rookie wonder Calico Joe gets thrown a fastball that will change his life forever?

★ “In Singer’s talented vocals, the emotions that seem hidden in the writing come forward, making the audio perhaps even more rewarding than the book. Baseball fans will love this, but even those who don’t know a curveball from a slider will be touched by one son’s quest to make things right.”—Booklist, starred review

CONTEST: Open to librarians and teachers in the U.S. only; entrants must provide school/library name and address of employment in section below. Limit one (1) entry per person. Thirty (30) winners will be randomly selected to win a copy of CALICO JOE on CD. No purchase necessary. Contest ends at 11:59 PST, Friday, April 25, 2014.

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