The high priestess of twentieth-century fashion

August 21st, 2014 by Administrator · Publishing News

Mademoiselle Mademoiselle by Rhonda Garelick is a stunning new biography of Coco Chanel—the high priestess of twentieth-century fashion—that examines her critical place in history and the ingenious powers by which she internalized and transmitted the cultural trends of her time.

Little black dresses. Fake pearls. Jersey knit. Blazers. Ballet flats. Today—and for nearly the last hundred years—we all see some version of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel every time we pass a woman on the street. But few among us realize that Chanel’s role in the events of the twentieth century was as pervasive as her influence on fashion, or how deeply she absorbed and then brilliantly reimagined the historical currents around her. Here, with unprecedented detail and ambition—and through fascinating, thoroughly researched portraits of Chanel’s lovers and friends—Rhonda Garelick shows us the Chanel who conquered the world: a woman who thirsted to create others in her image, who ruthlessly and innovatively borrowed from her famous (and infamous) intimates, who understood the idea of branding and image well ahead of her time, who created “wearable personality.” This is Chanel at the nexus of history: a woman of daring, passion, and legendary vision, in a wonderful biography that gives her long-awaited due.

Watch this short film that unveils the woman behind the legend.

Meet the Narrator

sweater-slightsmileThe audiobook is narrated by Tavia Gilbert. Tavia is an award-winning narrator with nearly 300 audiobooks under her belt. Classically trained in voice and theater, Tavia attended the University of Washington and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Original Works in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts. She has been singing in choirs since she was 12 years old and has been working full time as a voice actor since 2006. Tavia is also a producer with nine years experience. After moving to Portland, Maine in 2001, she studied audio documentary production at the Salt Institute. You can hear her recent work on A Darker Shade of Sweden, Critical Chain and the upcoming October release of The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt.

Mademoiselle will be available on audio CD and digital download September 30.

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The Wait Wait Is Over!

August 12th, 2014 by Administrator · Publishing News

The Best of Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! More Famous People Play Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell, and company bring the stars down to earth, allowing public radio fans everywhere to get to know their favorite celebrities as the mere mortals we suspected they might be.

Billy Collins, U.S. poet laureate from 2001 to 2003, plays a game called, “I can feel it coming in the air tonight,” in which he responds to questions about musician Phil Collins. Al Gore tries to match his former boss’ mastery of the My Little Pony children’s show in a game called “Maybe you can beat Bill Clinton at this.” Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee rhymes with “cursy,” so she is invited to play a game called “May Thunder Blast Your Head!” about curses from around the world. Of course. Also featuring Eryka Badu, Tony Danza, Jack Gantos, and Jeff Garlin

Panelists Alonzo Bodden, Tom Bodett, Brian Babylon, Luke Burbank, Amy Dickinson, Adam Felber, Peter Grosz, Kyrie O’Connor, P.J. O’Rourke, Paula Poundstone, Roxanne Roberts, Mo Rocca, and Faith Salie offer plenty of comic highlights as host Peter Sagal and “official scorekeeper” Carl Kasell guide their esteemed guests through unpredictable moments under the intense heat of public radio’s glorious spotlight.

The Best of Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! More Famous People Play “Not My Job” is now available on audio CD and digital download.

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Host Announced for NPR American Chronicles: First Ladies

August 7th, 2014 by Administrator · Author/Narrator News

croberts-b59057da58d87058db947ad37115b0d9f3c8c429-s3-c85HighBridge is pleased to announce that Cokie Roberts will be the host for NPR American Chronicles: First Ladies.

While the role of the first lady has changed dramatically over the course of the nation’s history, one thing remains constant: Americans have always been fascinated by the wives of the President. This collection features in-depth profiles of many of our beloved, inspiring, and occasionally enigmatic first ladies, including Martha Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama.

Cokie Roberts is a Morning Edition contributor and longtime political commentator for ABC News. She is also the bestselling author of several accounts of women’s roles throughout American history: We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters, Founding Mothers, and Ladies of Liberty.

NPR American Chronicles: First Ladies will be available on audio CD and digital download February 2015.

Earlier volumes in the NPR American Chronicles series include:

NPR American Chronicles: The Civil War NPR American Chronicles: World War II NPR American Chronicles: Civil Rights= NPR American Chronicles: Women's Equality NPR American Chronicles: The Vietnam War NPR American Chronicles: Exploring Space

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Featured Audio Giveaway – August 2014 – The Best of Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! More Famous People Play “Not My Job”

August 1st, 2014 by Administrator · Featured Audio Giveaways

Featured Audio Giveaway
The Best of Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! More Famous People Play

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The Best of Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! More Famous People Play “Not My Job”

Hosted by Peter Sagal and Carl Kasell
 

The Best of Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell, and company bring the stars down to earth, allowing public radio fans everywhere to get to know their favorite celebrities as the mere mortals we suspected they might be.

Billy Collins, U.S. poet laureate from 2001 to 2003, plays a game called, “I can feel it coming in the air tonight,” in which he responds to questions about musician Phil Collins. Al Gore tries to match his former boss’ mastery of the My Little Pony children’s show in a game called “Maybe you can beat Bill Clinton at this.” Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee rhymes with “cursy,” so she is invited to play a game called “May Thunder Blast Your Head!” about curses from around the world. Of course. Also featuring Eryka Badu, Tony Danza, Jack Gantos, and Jeff Garlin

Panelists Alonzo Bodden, Tom Bodett, Brian Babylon, Luke Burbank, Amy Dickinson, Adam Felber, Peter Grosz, Kyrie O’Connor, P.J. O’Rourke, Paula Poundstone, Roxanne Roberts, Mo Rocca, and Faith Salie offer plenty of comic highlights as host Peter Sagal and “official scorekeeper” Carl Kasell guide their esteemed guests through unpredictable moments under the intense heat of public radio’s glorious spotlight.

 

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September Giveaway

Jackaby

Don’t miss next month’s giveaway, Jackaby!

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The War To End All Wars

July 28th, 2014 by Administrator · Publishing News

NPR American Chronicles: World War I On this date in the year 1914, World War I began. NPR marks the 100th anniversary of the Great War with firsthand accounts from veterans, insightful commentary from leading historians, and detailed stories about battles, battlefields, and the legacy of the world’s first global military conflict.

Famously referred to by US president Woodrow Wilson as “the war to end all wars,” the first world war eclipsed all previous wars with its scale of destruction. With over twenty-seven nations involved, the battle-field horrors and political outcomes of the first truly global military conflict had repercussions that are still felt today.

NPR presents a vivid portrait of what most experts consider the first modern war, including profiles of America’s flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker, unlikely savior of war-torn Belgium Herbert Hoover, and the last surviving doughboy Frank Buckles.

NPR American Chronicles: World War I is now available on audio CD and digital download.

Other volumes in the NPR American Chronicles series include:

NPR American Chronicles: The Civil War NPR American Chronicles: World War II NPR American Chronicles: Civil Rights= NPR American Chronicles: Women's Equality NPR American Chronicles: The Vietnam War NPR American Chronicles: Exploring Space

The eighth volume in the series, First Ladies, will be published February 2015!

While the role of the first lady has changed dramatically over the course of the nation’s history, one thing remains constant: American’s have always been fascinated by the wives of the President. Insights into their formative years, their daily routines within the White House, their influence on the public policies espoused by their husbands, and their bold journey into the modern political spotlight have captivated generations of political historians, social critics and tabloid gawkers alike. NPR presents the story of these iconic women as they apply their unique gifts to help transform the role of women in both public and private life. Featuring in-depth profiles of many of our beloved, inspiring, and occasionally enigmatic first ladies, including: Martha Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama and more.

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Radio Stories That Won’t Let You Go

July 22nd, 2014 by Administrator · Acquisition News, Publishing News

NPR presents tales about the love we share: unforgettable stories of unlikely matches, love lost and found, the ties that bind families together, and of course romance.

If you listen to NPR, you’ve had at least one “driveway moment.” You’re sitting in your parked car, hooked by a story, needing to hear it all the way through. NPR celebrates the emotional bonds we share with this audio valentine that will warm hearts all year round. The story of an ex-monk and an ex-nun who form a family, as told by their son. The story of letters that continue to arrive from all over the world, addressed simply to Juliet, Verona, Italy. The softer side of Lyndon Johnson revealed in his letters to Lady Bird. A writer’s true love for her beloved Volvo. The legend of Somalia’s lovesick baker and the girl whose love he could not win. Lynda Barry on spring, thunderstorms, memories, and love. This heartfelt edition of Driveway Moments explores the surprising places we find love and the inspiring ways in which our most important relationships flourish.

NPR Driveway Moments Love Stories will be available on Audio CD and digital audio on November 4.

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Can you handle the truth?

July 15th, 2014 by Administrator · Publishing News

935 Lies THE FUTURE OF TRUTH AND THE DECLINE OF AMERICA’S MORAL INTEGRITY The founder of the Center for Public Integrity and bestselling author explores the consequences of powerful governments and corporations gaining ever more control over information.

Facts are and must be the coin of the realm in a democracy. Unfortunately, for citizens in the United States and throughout the world, distinguishing between fact and fiction—always a formidable challenge—is now more difficult than ever, as a constant stream of questionable information pours into media outlets.

In The Future of Truth, Charles Lewis reminds us of the history of public dishonesty in the United States, from President Lyndon B. Johnson’s cover-up of the real motives behind the Vietnam War, to George W. Bush’s public rationales for military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how courageous investigative journalists stood up to power to bring truth to light. He then explores the implications for today: what are the root causes and consequences of this kind of mass deception?

Lewis argues forcefully that while data points and factoids abound, it is much harder to get to the whole truth of complex issues in time for that truth to guide citizens, voters, and decision-makers.

935 Lies digital audio is available for download directly from our website!

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Enjoy listening to Don Lee? Here are some other audiobooks he has narrated:

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The world’s wackiest call-in show

July 11th, 2014 by Administrator · Acquisition News

Car Talk: 25 Years of Lousy Car Advice Celebrating 25 years! The most comprehensive collection of Car Talk highlights ever, mixing automotive advice with wisecracks, roadside philosophy and irresistible guffaws.

In 1987, Tom and Ray Magliozzi, also known as Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, made the leap from nursing the motley car population of New England to creating the nationally beloved public radio phenomenon that we all know as Car Talk. The advice may be a little suspect, and the memories in desperate need of a tune-up, but the laughs are genuine as Click and Clack look back on an illustrious—if not industrious—25 years of delighting NPR audiences with their wit, wisdom, and occasionally relevant musings on the maintenance of cars. Lovingly compiled by the long-suffering lackeys at Car Talk Plaza, this collection represents the most memorable, most hilarious moments from the show’s vast archives.

Car Talk: 25 Years of Lousy Car Advice is now available on audio CD and digital download.

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We’re excited to announce the upcoming March 2015 release of the next entry in the ever popular Car Talk Classics series No Factory Recalls. So Far.

There may be an occasional flaw in the auto expert advice of brothers Tom and Ray Maggliozzi, but the complaint box remains empty, with no factory recall in sight. The next entry in the ever popular Car Talk Classics series features four all-time favorite Car Talk episodes, hand-picked by hosts Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, and presented here together for the first time. Car Talk continues to be one of public radio’s most popular and laugh-inducing programs, with a weekly audience of 4 million listeners.

Car Talk, winner of a Peabody Award, is broadcast each week to NPR stations nationwide. The world’s wackiest call-in show, it mixes automotive advice with wisecracks, roadside philosophy, and guffaws. No problem is too ridiculous, no solution too absurd, and before you know it, “you’ve wasted another perfectly good hour listening to Car Talk.” Or, in this case, four.

Other titles in the Car Talk Classics series include:

Car Talk Classics: FOUR PERFECTLY GOOD HOURS Car Talk Classics: The Pinkwater Files

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Featured Audio Giveaway – July 2014 – Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

July 2nd, 2014 by Administrator · Featured Audio Giveaways

Featured Audio Giveaway
Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

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Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

Zelda la Grange; read by Adjoa Andoh; introduction read by the author
 

A Memoir. A powerful, intimate portrait of the late South African president and apartheid leader Nelson Mandela from the white Afrikaner woman who overcame her own upbringing and prejudice to serve as one of his private secretaries.

A white Afrikaner, Zelda la Grange grew up in segregated South Africa, supporting the regime and the rules of apartheid. Her conservative family referred to the imprisoned Nelson Mandela as “a terrorist.” Yet just a few years after his release and the end of apartheid, she would be traveling the world by Mr. Mandela’s side, having grown to respect and cherish the man she would come to call “Khulu,” or “Grandfather.”

Good Morning, Mr Mandela tells the extraordinary story of how a young woman’s life, beliefs, prejudices—everything she once believed—were utterly transformed by the man she had been taught was the enemy. It is the incredible journey of an awkward, terrified young secretary in her twenties who rose from a job in a government typing pool to become one of the president’s most loyal and devoted associates.

This audiobook offers a rare, intimate portrait of Nelson Mandela and his remarkable life as well as moving proof of the power we all have to change.

Includes an introduction read by the author as well as an author interview.

 

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Last Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to MELINDA R., winner of the previous giveaway, The Bones Beneath. Thanks to all who participated.

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August Giveaway

More Famous People Play Not My Job

Don’t miss next month’s giveaway, The Best of Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! More Famous People Play “Not My Job”!

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Doctor Who meets Sherlock

June 26th, 2014 by Administrator · Uncategorized

Jackaby Jackaby is a tale brimming with cheeky humor and a dose of the macabre. Doctor Who meets Sherlock in William Ritter’s debut novel, which features a detective of the paranormal as seen through the eyes of his adventurous and intelligent assistant.

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary–including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain it’s a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police–with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane–deny.

The audiobook is narrated by Nicola Barber. Nicola is an Award-Winning British Voice Over actor originally from London, UK with over 12 years of experience. She is a two-time Audie Award Winner and recently won two Earphones Awards. Nicola is based in New York City and has her own professional studio. You can hear Nicola’s recent recording of Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse and Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End by Jennifer Worth, and her work on the upcoming December release of The Case of the Missing Moonstone by Jordan Stratford.

Jackaby will be available on audio CD and digital download September 9.

Meet the cast of Jackaby!


Author Insights: William Ritter on writing Jackaby

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