Thursday, July 1, 2010

Audiobook Review and Giveaway: The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker


What I Thought:

WOW! This book was as insane as it was awesome. I LOVED listening to it read aloud...It's creepy enough when you read it much less have someone tell you the story! The plot of the book grabs you from the start and keeps you wanting more. Dekker's writing is just brilliant and sucked me in.

"The Bride Collector" is definitely a haunting thriller that will keep you glancing over your shoulder. The major lesson from this book? People are not always who they seem!
About The Book:
FBI Special Agent Brad Raines is facing his toughest case yet. A Denver serial killer has killed four beautiful young women, leaving a bridal veil at each crime scene, and he's picking up his pace.Unable to crack the case, Raines appeals for help from a most unusual source: residents of the Center for Wellbeing and Intelligence, a private psychiatric institution for mentally ill individuals whose are extraordinarily gifted.
It's there that he meets Paradise, a young woman who witnessed her father murder her family and barely escaped his hand. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Paradise may also have an extrasensory gift: the ability to experience the final moments of a person's life when she touches the dead body.In a desperate attempt to find the killer, Raines enlists Paradise's help. In an effort to win her trust, he befriends this strange young woman and begins to see in her qualities that most 'sane people' sorely lack. Gradually, he starts to question whether sanity resides outside the hospital walls...or inside.
As the Bride Collector increases the pace and volume of his gruesome crucifixions, the case becomes even more personal to Raines when his friend and colleague, a beautiful young forensic psychologist, becomes the Bride Collector's next target. The FBI believes that the killer plans to murder seven women. Can Paradise help before it's too late?
Giveaway:
Thanks To Anna @ Hachette I can offer 3 copies of this one!
-If you'd like to enter please leave a comment along with an email addy where I can contact you
-Extra Entry for spreading the word or following one of my other blogs which you can find in the sidebar
-open to US and Canadian residents only
-NO PO Boxes
-ends July 20th

62 comments:

  1. This sounds great! Please enter me!

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  2. I'd love to win this--I've seen it on sale but haven't picked it up yet.

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  3. I would love to win! Thanks for hosting! Please enter me in the give-away! bevsharp@desch.org

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  4. I love audio books.

    Please enter my name in the giveaway.

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  5. Count me in please
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  6. Enter me for this giveaway. Thanks!
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  7. I also follow your other blog Cajun Mom's Home and Family(under Elise).
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  8. Would love to win this book!! :o) Thanks

    jotteson@frontiernet.net

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  9. I'd love to win this audio book so I can listen to it during my daily commute

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  10. The older I get, the more I appreciate audio books. My eyesight just ain't what it was. I love books and with the audio books I can have my cake and eat it too. (Or maybe hear it too)

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  11. I would love to listen to this. I enjoy his books, but haven't read this one yet.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  12. This sounds like a great mystery! cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. I follow Cajun Mom's Home and Family through google friend.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. Thanks so much for stopping in everyone! And thanks for the follows at my other blog!

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  15. I love Ted Dekker books and would love to win this one. Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

    I am a follower.

    Smiles,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  16. I would love this!

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  17. Please enter me for this. Thanks!
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  18. I love a good serial killer book!! Please enter me :)

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  19. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!
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  20. Count me in please!

    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

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  21. This sounds very interesting. I'm always looking to add to my library.

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  22. I love the comment above. It is just what I would say. My eyes are not what they once were, I love the audiobooks and would love to win this one. Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  23. I would like to win this. My son has schizophrenia and itn would be nice to read (hear) something positive about the disease.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  24. This sounds very interesting, thanks.
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  25. I have been wanting to read/listen to this one. Thanks for the chance.

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  26. I'd love to read this. Thanks for the possibility.

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  27. Following Cajun Mom's Home and Family.


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  28. Would love to read this.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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  29. Ted Dekker is the man, thanks for the chance at this!

    fatally_flayed@yahoo.com

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  30. Any book with suspense and drama behind it is a book that I would love.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  31. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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  32. Ted Dekker is an interesting writer and his stories are dramatic and suspenseful enough to hold my interest.

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  33. New google friend connect follower kycouple2000.

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  34. I have never read any books from this author, but love thrillers. I would love the chance to read this one!

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  35. I would love to listen to this audio book. Thanks for the chance to win! wgbc1446@yahoo.com

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  36. I love audio books for long trips.

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  37. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  39. For my neighbor, Yolanda, who enjoys Ted Dekker!

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  40. This book sounds great! I would love to win it!

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  41. I would love to win this, thanks for the chance!

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  42. Wow! I'm already on edge. Thank you for the chance to win. :)
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  43. Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. Audiobooks are great for listening to while I do housework and laundry.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  45. Sounds like a good book

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  46. I've been wanting this for a while. It would be an awesome win.

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  47. I'd love to win!

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  48. i would love to win
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  49. Please include my entry.




    Tammy OHagan
    tammyohagan ~~~ AT ~~~ westco ~~~ DOT ~~~ net

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  50. Why would any one want more than one bride?
    George Ferris
    k1n2@sweeps.ws

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  51. This sounds like a good one!

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  52. this sounds fun for long drives cdmarteny@mywebdesk.com

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  53. This sounds like a great book. I would love to win it. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  54. I have been wanting this. Thanks for the chance.

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  55. Please enter me :)
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  56. This sounds like something I would like to listen to

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  57. TWEET

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  58. This sounds like an awesome thriller. I would love to win it! Thank you for the chance.

    I follow via GFC (Carole Spring)

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  59. Thanks for doing an Audio giveaway- makes life so easy when I'm shuttling the boyz around to actually both read, drive AND visit with them!

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