Featured Audio Giveaway – July 2016 – The Baseball Whisperer

July 1st, 2016 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

From an award winning journalist, a real Field of Dreams story about a legendary coach and the professional caliber baseball program he built in America’s heartland, where boys come summer after summer to be molded into ballplayers—and men.
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The Baseball Whisperer
The Baseball Whisperer

By Michael Tackett
Read by Mike Chamberlain

“Tackett reminds readers of just how close baseball lies to the nation’s heart . . . Deeply engrossing . . . One of baseball’s most humanizing backstories.” Booklist, starred review

The Baseball Whisperer is a book that teaches the reader as much about hard work and American values as it does about the game of baseball. Through one man’s efforts, hundreds of young men from all over the country and from different economic backgrounds came through a small town in Iowa and learned how to be better baseball players.  Along the way they also became better people. You don’t have to love baseball or even sports to learn from the magic that happened in southwestern Iowa.”
—Joe Buck, FOX Sports broadcaster

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June Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Tryphine, winner of last month’s giveaway, The Insides! Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – June 2016 – The Insides

June 6th, 2016 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

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The Insides

By Jeremy P. Bushnell
Read by R. C. Bray

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Ollie Krueger’s days as a punk kid practicing street magic are mostly behind her. Now she’s a butcher at Carnage, a high end restaurant offering deconstructed takes on meat, and on the busiest nights of the week she and her partner, Guychardson, race to see who can produce more finished cuts. Ollie’s the better butcher, but somehow Guychardson almost always wins. And Ollie thinks maybe it’s because the mysterious knife he uses is magic.

“With The Insides, Jeremy P. Bushnell doesn’t so much mash genres together as slice them apart to find the filets. It’s a literary urban fantasy with sharp things to say about the way we live now, darkened by a touch of Scandinavian thriller: rich and urgent and weird, a novel that defies categorization but demands to be consumed.”
—Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

The Insides begins with all the freewheeling magic and humor of The Weirdness, then ups the ante with danger, suspense, and rich emotional resonance. If you love fierce, witchy leading ladies, facing down evil, and traveling to strange realms that will explain your life before they haunt you forever, this is the book for you.”
—Alyssa Harad, author of Coming to My Senses

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May Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Debra, winner of last month’s giveaway, The Auctioneer! Thanks to all who participated.

 

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Featured Audio Giveaway – May 2016 – The Auctioneer

May 2nd, 2016 by cmcneil · Uncategorized

In this eye-opening memoir, Simon de Pury, a distinguished auctioneer and art dealer, provides a lively account of his flashy career and today’s soaring art market – revealing a jet-setting, powerful, and private club of elites who buy, sell, and collect the world’s most expensive art.

“Simon’s boundless energy is unparalleled. He transforms the auction house from a marketplace to a rock arena.” ―Sarah Jessica Parker

“Simon de Pury is an aristocrat in the best sense of the word. His mission is to bring beauty to the people. This book is a wild ride that will get you hooked on art.” ―Russell Simmons

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The Auctioneer: Adventures in the Art Trade
By Simon de Pury and William Stadiem
Read by Ralph Lister

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April Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Teresa Meza, winner of last month’s giveaway, The Infidel!
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Featured Audio Giveaway – APRIL 2016 – The Infidel Stain

April 1st, 2016 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

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The Infidel Stain
Book 2 in the Blake and Avery Mystery series
By M. J. Carter
Read by Alex Wyndham

London, 1841. Returned from their adventures in India, Jeremiah Blake and William Avery have both had their difficulties adapting to life in Victorian England. Moreover, time and distance have weakened the close bond between them, forged in the jungles of India. Then a shocking series of murders in the world of London’s gutter press forces them back together.

The police seem mysteriously unwilling to investigate, then connections emerge between the murdered men and the growing and unpredictable movement demanding the right to vote for all. In the back streets of Drury Lane, among criminals, whores, pornographers, and missionaries, Blake and Avery must race against time to find the culprit before he kills again. But what if the murderer is being protected by some of the highest powers in the land?

“Outstanding . . . Carter excels at incorporating the volatile politics of the time into her cleverly constructed plot, which repeatedly confounds readers’ expectations while presenting moving scenes of the plight of London’s poor reminiscent of Dickens.” —Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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March Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Susan Trower, winner of last month’s giveaway, Charlotte Brontë!
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Featured Audio Giveaway – March 2016 – Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart

March 8th, 2016 by cmcneil · Uncategorized

On the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth, comes the definitive biography of this extraordinary novelist, by acclaimed literary biographer Claire Harman.

“[Harman] vividly portrays a life of loneliness, anguish, tragedy, and suppressed rage in serene and elegant prose with frequent flashes of ironic humor; the underlying scholarship is extensive but never obtrusive. A delightfully engaging biography of a highly talented but deeply troubled prodigy of English literature.” —Kirkus Starred Reviews

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Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart
Claire Harman; read by Corrie James

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February Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Teresa Meza, winner of last month’s giveaway, The Cellar! Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – February 2016 – The Cellar

February 9th, 2016 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

Muna’s fortunes changed for the better on the day that Mr. and Mrs. Songoli’s younger son failed to come home from school.

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The Cellar
Minette Walters; Read by Justine Eyre

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January Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Kari Boardman, winner of last month’s giveaway, Forty Thieves! Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – January 2016 – Forty Thieves

January 11th, 2016 by audioaudio · Featured Audio Giveaways

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Forty Thieves

Thomas Perry; read by Peter Berkrot

A devilishly plotted chase-and-pursuit novel by “a master of nail-biting suspense” (Los Angeles Times), featuring a husband-and-wife detective team that is hired to look into the murder of a research scientist.

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December Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Tad Ottman, winner of last month’s giveaway, Splinter the Silence! Thanks to all who participated.

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HighBridge Big 10

December 17th, 2015 by audioaudio · Uncategorized

Announcing our top 10 selling titles overall of 2015! 

We thought it was interesting that almost half of the titles have been made into movies or television series, and 3 of the top 10 selling titles overall were also top sellers on our website.

 

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1. The 48 Laws of Power (Abridged) by Robert Greene; read by Don Leslie
The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any reader interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

 

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2. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen; read by David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones
Beautifully written, with a luminous sense of time and place, Water for Elephants tells of love in a world in which love’s a luxury few can afford.

 

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3. Life of Pi by Yann Martel; read by Jeff Woodman with Alexander Marshall
Winner of the Booker Prize and a New York Times bestseller. Martel’s novel tells the story of the amazing journey of an unusual boy named Pi.

 

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4. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin; read by Scott Brick
With his wife gone, a rare book stolen, and both his bookstore and love of life in serious decline, only something extraordinary could alter the sagging fortunes of A. J. Fikry and Island Books. What he discovers one night among the children’s books, however, could change everything.

 

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5. Pretty Good Joke Book (6th Edition) from A Prairie Home Companion; introduction by Garrison Keillor
Over 2,200 Jokes from America’s favorite live radio show.

 

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6. The Art of Seduction: An Indispensible Primer on the Ultimate Form of Power (Abridged) by Robert Greene; read by Jeff David
The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer of persuasion that reveals one of history’s greatest weapons and the ultimate form of power.

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7. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement – 30th Anniversary Edition by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox; read by an ensemble cast
The business book disguised as a novel that became an underground bestseller—and is still used today by thousands of companies and business schools.

 

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8. The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills by Daniel Coyle; read by Grover Gardner
The ultimate handbook for developing talent of any kind—52 simple rules from the author of The Talent Code.

 

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9. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger; read by Fred Berman and Phoebe Strole
A modern love story with a twist that invites us to linger over questions of how life and love change over time.

 

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10. Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth; read by Nicola Barber
Companion to the PBS series. An unforgettable story of the joy of motherhood, the bravery of a community, and the hope of one extraordinary woman.

 

 

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Top 10 on our Website

December 10th, 2015 by audioaudio · Uncategorized

Announcing the top selling titles on our website for 2015!

You might be surprised to learn that 9 out of the top 10 are nonfiction titles.

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1. The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers
The complete soundtrack from the phenomenally popular PBS series.

 

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2. The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness by Joel ben Izzy; read by Joel ben Izzy
This true tale from storyteller Joel ben Izzy weaves together Izzy’s own life story with stories he is known for and that he has collected in his travels. It’s a tale of listening, loving, learning, and letting go.

 

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3. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement – 30th Anniversary Edition by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox; read by an ensemble cast
The business book disguised as a novel that became an underground bestseller—and is still used today by thousands of companies and business schools.

 

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4: Mandela: An Audio History by Radio Diaries; hosted by Desmond Tutu; commentary by Nelson Mandela; foreword by Joe Richman
The award-winning radio series documenting the struggle against apartheid through intimate first-person accounts of Nelson Mandela himself as well as those who fought alongside him and against him.

 

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5. SPIN Selling by Neil Rackham; read by Bob Kalomeer
How do some salespeople consistently outsell their competition? Why do closing techniques work in small sales but fail in larger ones? How can salespeople dramatically increase their sales volume from major accounts? If you’re in sales—or if you manage a sales force—you need the SPIN strategy.

 

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6. The Art of Seduction: An Indispensible Primer on the Ultimate Form of Power (Abridged) by Robert Greene; read by Jeff David
An indispensable primer of persuasion that reveals one of history’s greatest weapons and the ultimate form of power.

 

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7. A Prairie Home Companion 40th Anniversary Collection by Garrison Keillor and cast, with special guests
A Prairie Home Companion is heard by over 4.3 million listeners each week on over 500 public radio stations across the country.

 

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8. Lake Wobegon Family Reunion by Garrison Keillor
From America’s favorite storyteller, here are 19 memorable monologues, hand-picked from over 15 previously released collections and 40 years of A Prairie Home Companion live broadcasts.

 

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9. Hope and Help for Your Nerves by Dr. Claire Weekes; read by the author
A proven program that desensitizes over-wrought nerves and eases feelings of anxiety, panic, and depression by using a variety of breathing and relaxation exercises.

 

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10. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin; read by Scott Brick
With his wife gone, a rare book stolen, and both his bookstore and love of life in serious decline, only something extraordinary could alter the sagging fortunes of A. J. Fikry and Island Books. What he discovers one night among the children’s books, however, could change everything.

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Slavery is Abolished

December 7th, 2015 by audioaudio · Publishing News

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

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December 6, 1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, is finally ratified. Slavery is abolished.

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Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

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Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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Learn more about this key event in history with our award-winning
NPR American Chronicles Civil War collection and Civil Rights collection.

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