Featured Audio Giveaway – July 2015 – Green Hell

July 1st, 2015 by Administrator · Featured Audio Giveaways

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Green Hell

Ken Bruen; read by John Lee

Ireland’s master of poetic crime fiction, called an Irish treasure by Shelf Awareness, spins a new alcohol-fueled Jack Taylor plot, featuring a Rhodes scholar gone astray, a professor with a violent streak, and a young woman who almost makes Jack look tame.

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1. Send an email to newsletter@highbridgeaudio.com
2. Put the words “Green Hell” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by 7/31/2015.
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Featured Audio Giveaway – June 2015 – Goebbels

June 1st, 2015 by Administrator · Featured Audio Giveaways

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Goebbels

Peter Longerich; translated by Alan Bance, Jeremy Noakes, and Lesley Sharpe; read by Simon Prebble

From renowned German holocaust historian Peter Longerich comes the definitive, one-volume biography of Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels.

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Mandela: An Audio History wins Audiobook of the Year!

May 29th, 2015 by Administrator · Uncategorized

KL The Audio Publishers Association (APA) announced that Mandela: An Audio History has won Audiobook of the Year at the 2015 Audie Awards. Nominated in two categories, Mandela: An Audio History also won the award for Best Original Work.

The awards were granted at the 20th Annual Audies Gala held May 28 at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York.

Mandela: An Audio History was up against four other titles for Audiobook of the Year, including Oprah Winfrey’s What I Know for Sure, narrated by the author, and Yes Please, written and narrated by Amy Poehler. The other two titles competing for the award were Doris Kearns Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit, narrated by Edward Herrmann, and Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, narrated by the author, Derek Jacobi and a full cast.

A comprehensive oral history of apartheid, Mandela: An Audio History uses rare sound recordings to tell the story of the struggle against apartheid. In researching this original public-radio story, producer Joe Richman unearthed historic recordings in the basement archive of the South African Broadcasting Corporation. The discovery of this primary source material is considered a rare find, because the South African government worked to suppress much of the material and much of it was thought destroyed or lost.

“I spent many happy weeks there … surrounded by stacks of reel-to-reel tapes,” said Richman. “I remember one day trying to listen to a reel of tape that was in bad shape and had no label. … Soon I realized I was listening to a raw recording of the prosecutor’s opening statement at Mandela’s trial. … It was thrilling to hear the actual words. But it wasn’t until somebody in the courtroom coughed that I could really hear the echo and dimensions of the room, the stillness of the afternoon, the hushed anticipation of the trial. The cough put me in that courtroom.”

The Audie Award winner draws from over 50 hours of archival recordings and many more hours of contemporary interviews with living witnesses to South Africa’s turbulent history. Produced by Radio Diaries and available from HighBridge Audio, Mandela: An Audio History is hosted by Desmond Tutu with commentary by Nelson Mandela and a foreword by Joe Richman.

The audiobook industry’s premier awards program in the United States, the Audies recognizes distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. Often referred to as the “Oscars of spoken-word entertainment,” the evening gathers authors, narrators and publishers from across the industry. Newbery Award–winning author and acclaimed narrator Jack Gantos emceed the event.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – May 2015 – So Many Roads

May 1st, 2015 by Administrator · Featured Audio Giveaways

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So Many Roads: The Life and Times of The Grateful Dead

David Browne; read by Sean Runnette

An acclaimed journalist sheds new light on one of rock’s most iconic bands.

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Last Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Sherry Oliver, winner of our previous giveaway, The Tapestry! Thanks to all who participated.

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HighBridge goes to the movies – again!

April 23rd, 2015 by Administrator · HighBridge at the Movies

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We’re delighted to report that Legendary Pictures, the powerhouse production team behind such films as “Unbroken” and “Jurassic World,” has assigned director Jim Mickle (“Cold in July”) to direct the film version of John Maclean’s THE ESPERANZA FIRE.

The Esperanza Fire It’s the true story of a tight-knit community of firefighters battling a perfect storm of wildfires near Cabazon, CA in 2006. The fire and resulting deaths led to the first-ever conviction of a wild-land arsonist for first-degree murder.

Available now on audio from HighBridge.

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The Danish Girl

April 22nd, 2015 by Administrator · HighBridge at the Movies

Brain on Fire Exciting news! The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff is being made into a movie!

Set against the glitz and decadence of 1920s Copenhagen, Dresden and Paris, this stunning novel explores the boundaries of sex and gender, love and marriage.

The audiobook is narrated by Jeff Woodman and available at highbridgeaudio.com.

Les Miserables director Tom Hooper and star Eddie Redmayne reunite for The Danish Girl. ‘The Drop’ actor Matthias Schoenaerts will costar opposite Eddie Redmayne. Movie release date TBD.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 16th, 2015 by Administrator · Publishing News

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, a national day of commemoration on which the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust are memorialized. The internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. It has been seventy years since the end of WWII.

KL Commemorate the Holocaust with KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann, read by Paul Hodgson. In a landmark work of history, Nikolaus Wachsmann offers an unprecedented, integrated account of the Nazi concentration camps from their inception in 1933 through their demise, seventy years ago, in the spring of 1945. The Third Reich has been studied in more depth than virtually any other period in history, and yet until now there has been no history of the camp system that tells the full story of its broad development and the everyday experiences of its inhabitants, both perpetrators and victims, and all those living in what Primo Levi called the gray zone.

KL is now available to purchase on audio CD or download.

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Abraham Lincoln is shot at Ford’s Theatre

April 14th, 2015 by Administrator · Publishing News

2015 marks a year of significant Civil War anniversaries (150th).
On this day in history …

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April 14, 1865 – The Stars and Stripes is ceremoniously raised over Fort Sumter. That night, Lincoln and his wife Mary see the play “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater. At 10:13 p.m., during the third act of the play, John Wilkes Booth shoots the president in the head. Doctors attend to the president in the theater then move him to a house across the street. He never regains consciousness.

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Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox Court House

April 9th, 2015 by Administrator · Publishing News

2015 marks a year of significant Civil War anniversaries (150th).
On this day in history …

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April 9, 1865Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox Court House
Gen. Robert E. Lee surrenders his Confederate Army to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at the village of Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Grant allows Rebel officers to keep their sidearms and permits soldiers to keep horses and mules.

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Don’t Look Back: Stories from the Teenage Years

April 6th, 2015 by Administrator · Author/Narrator News

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Produced by WNYC and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, RadioLoveFest runs May 5 to 10 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Fort Greene and will present live versions of some of public radio’s most popular shows and podcasts.

One event, “Don’t Look Back: Stories From the Teenage Years,” organized by the Moth and Radio Diaries and held on May 6, will feature, among others, the former teenager Molly Ringwald, the current teenager Tavi Gevinson, and the former child soldier and current novelist Ishmael Beah.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here!

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