Give the Gift of Words this Father’s Day
And Audible will give Dad a Free iPod Shuffle
Want to give a gift that your Dad will enjoy more than the usual socks and ties this Father’s Day? Then why not check out Audible.co.uk’s wide range of audiobooks.
With free time at a premium these days, those precious moments for dads to relax with a good book are few and far between. Audiobooks provide the ideal solution for busy fathers as they can be enjoyed on the way to work, in the car or even at the gym.
With over 18,000 titles, ranging from comedies to classic novels, Audible has a gift for even the fussiest of fathers. Give a subscription as a gift and Audible will even throw in a free iPod Shuffle for him. Here are a few of our favourite titles:
Devil May Care, the latest James Bond book celebrates the centenary of Ian Fleming’s birth. This new instalment in the adventures of the world’s most iconic spy has been written by one of Britain’s most admired thriller novelists, Sebastian Faulks.
Jeffery Archer is back again with a powerful and cunning tale of deception and vengeance in A Prisoner of Birth. This gripping thriller tells the story of Danny, an innocent mechanic, set up by a West End barrister and sentenced to twenty-two years behind bars. Danny plans to escape and wreck his revenge, but who will triumph? Archer’s firsthand experience of prison life makes this an eye opening and captivating tale.
Sail is a sensational summer thriller from bestselling author James Patterson. The Dunne family set sail on a relaxing holiday at sea, but a violent storm hits and the family are presumed dead. When a message in a bottle reveals there must have been at least one survivor, it transpires there may be more sinister powers at work.
For dads who like a laugh, give the gift of Ricky Gervais' third live show, Fame, the fastest-selling comedy tour in British history. Recorded at London's Hammersmith Apollo, Ricky delivers hilarious and insightful observations on the nature of fame, and in the process displays his talent as Britain's foremost comedian to the fullest extent yet.
For those who can’t get enough of live comedy, why not try the Jongleurs series, exclusive to Audible, featuring four volumes of the freshest and funniest comedy acts, recorded live at Jongleurs clubs.
Richard Hammond – On The Edge: In this heart-warming account, Richard describes the personalities, the camaraderie, and the stunts on Top Gear until the day of his 300 mph crash that took the programme off the air and plunged a nation into mourning. Richard pieces together the stages of recovery as his shattered mind slowly reforms. We learn exactly what happened to him and the milestones in his slow recovery to full health. The final chapter recounts the return to Top Gear and the screening of the events of that fateful day.
Let your father enjoy a trip across eighteen countries with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman in Long Way Down. With their trademark humour and honesty, they tell their story: the drama, the dangers, and the sheer exhilaration of riding together again, though a continent filled with magic and wonder.
For fathers who enjoy adventure, they can follow Michael Palin in his latest voyage of discovery as he reads his own account of a journey into a New Europe. Starting with a simple idea; that only a couple of hours from home is a half of Europe that is for him as unknown and unexplored as the plateau of Tibet or the vastness of the Sahara, Palin takes the listener on a journey through the continent’s lesser known states.
If you still can’t decide on the perfect title, Audible offer two great value subscription packages which both include a free iPod Shuffle for members so they can get listening straight away. ‘Basic Listener’ offers one title a month for £7.99 and ‘Premium Listener’ gives subscribers two downloads a month for £14.99 – a saving of up to 80% on retail prices.
For more information on Audible, the titles available and accompanying images please contact Nicki Oldham or Katie McConway at Cow PR.
Tel: 020 7684 6969
Notes to Editors:
An Audible subscription is completely flexible - you can sign up for as little or as long as you like by either maintaining a membership one month at a time, or signing up for a 12 month contract and receiving a free iPod Shuffle.
Devil May Care By Sebastian Faulks- £11.39
The Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill - £17.59
Sail by James Patterson - £14.99
Fame by Ricky Gervais - £7.99
Jongleurs Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4 - £6.99 each
On The Edge by Richard Hammond - £9.79
Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman - £9.97
New Europe by Michael Palin - £16.09
Audible.co.uk, part of the Amazon.com, Inc., group of companies, is the UK's leading provider of spoken-word entertainment and information on the Internet. Content from Audible is downloaded and played back on personal computers, CDs, or over 500 AudibleReady portable audio devices, including iPods, MP3 players, smartphones, PDAs and satellite navigation systems. Audible.co.uk has over 50,000 hours of audio programming from over 250 content partners, including leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is the Apple iTunes Music Store's sole provider of audiobooks for downloading or streaming via the Web.
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