Featured Audio Giveaway – June 2017 — Stephen Florida

June 5th, 2017 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

“I’m pinned to the mat by this one.” —The Quivering Pen

Foxcatcher meets The Art of Fielding, Stephen Florida follows a college wrestler in his senior season, when every practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness and a step further from sanity. Read the full description.

“Finely rendered, dark, and funny . . . A striking, original, and coarsely poetic portrayal of a young man’s athletic and emotional quest.” —Publishers Weekly Starred Review


Stephen Florida
By Gabe Habash
Read by Will Damron

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  2. Put the word “college” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by June 30, 2017. Open to US only.
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May Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Sharon Berger, winner of last month’s giveaway, The Radium Girls. Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – May 2017 — The Radium Girls

May 1st, 2017 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

Ordinary women in 1920s America. All they wanted was the chance to shine . . . Be careful what you wish for.

1917. As a war raged across the world, young American women flocked to work, paintingwatches, clocks and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium. It was a fun job, lucrative and glamorous—the girls themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered head to toe in the dust from the paint. They were the radium girls. Read the full description.

“This timely book celebrates the strength of a group of women, whose determination to fight improved both labor laws and scientific knowledge of radium poisoning.” –Booklist Starred Review

“Moore’s well-researched narrative is written with clarity and a sympathetic voice that brings these figures and their struggles to life.” –Library Journal Starred Review

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How to Win This Audio CD
1. Send an email to newsletter@highbridgeaudio.com
2. Put the word “Shining” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by May 31, 2017. Open to US only.
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April Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Elvin Wren, winner of last month’s giveaway, Sympathy. Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – April 2017 — Sympathy

April 3rd, 2017 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

In its heady evocation of everything from Haruki Murakami to Patricia Highsmith to Edith Wharton, Sympathy is utterly original—a thrilling tale of obsession, doubling, blood ties, and our tormented efforts to connect in the digital age. Read the full description.

“The reason to read this novel, aside from the au courant topic, is the luscious, absorbing writing.” —Library Journal

Sympathy is a mind-bending novel that skillfully depicts the bizarre interplay of technology and intimacy with a story that is compassionate, funny, and incredibly alarming.” —Claire-Louise Bennett, author of Pond

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  2. Put the word “Obsessed” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by April 30, 2017. Open to US only.
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March Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Robert Hotchkiss, winner of last month’s giveaway, The Whole Art of Detection. Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – March 2017 — The Whole Art of Detection

March 7th, 2017 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

Lyndsay Faye’s best Sherlock Holmes tales, including two new works, are brought together in The Whole Art of Detection, a stunning collection that spans Holmes’s career, from self-taught young upstart to publicly lauded detective, both before and after his faked death over a Swiss waterfall in 1894. Read the full description.

Read by Simon Vance

“There are mysteries here and razzle-dazzle deductions—Holmes privately calls some of them ‘parlor tricks’—but the real attraction is the power of these 15 stories to make the originals glow even brighter. For Holmesians to read, then treasure.” —Booklist Starred Review

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  2. Put the word “elementary” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by March 31, 2017. Open to US only.
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February Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Ellie Lewis, winner of last month’s giveaway, Be My Wolff. Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – February 2017 — Be My Wolff

February 1st, 2017 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

“Erudite, sexy, richly textured, and packed with delights. Like Salinger’s Glass family or Wes Anderson’s Tenenbaums, the Wolff siblings seem to crash in on the terrestrial world from some more eccentric orbit.”
—Garth Risk Hallberg, author of City on Fire

Filled with art and science, fairy tales and folk songs, tsars and foundlings, Be My Wolff is a novel of astonishing range and imagination: a love story, an exuberant adventure through time and place, and a tale of our most unbreakable bonds.


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Be My Wolff
By Emma Richler
Read by Lucy Rayner

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  2. Put the word “fives” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by February 28, 2017. Open to US only.
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January Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Esther Camacho, winner of last month’s giveaway, Jonathan Swift. Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – January 2017 — Jonathan Swift

January 2nd, 2017 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

“Stubbs’s in-depth analysis of the vast cultural impact of Swift’s many works is impressive, as are his portraits of Swift’s literary acquaintances. . . . This astute portrait of a complicated man who wanted to defend his homeland . . . is truly masterful. A rich and sweeping story superbly told.” —Kirkus Starred Review

Read by Derek Perkins

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A rich and riveting portrait of the man behind Gulliver’s Travels, by a “vivid, ardent, and engaging” (New York Times Book Review) author.

At once a revealing biography of a life that encompasses writing on religion, class, sex, power, and poverty and a portrait of the foremost political writer of his day, Jonathan Swift draws a vivid and nuanced account of an extraordinary man and a turbulent period of history.

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  2. Put the word “Gulliver” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by January 31, 2017. Open to US only.
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December Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to George Abouyanni, winner of last month’s giveaway, The Roman. Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – December 2016 — The Roman

December 8th, 2016 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

 

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The Roman
By Sylvain Reynard
Read by Robertson Dean
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“This is not an ordinary vampire story, it’s a beautifully dark and passionate novel nestled in Italy and capable of taking one’s breath away.”
RT Book Reviews

Raven and her sister, Cara, are at the mercy of a small detachment of Florentine vampyres, who are delivering them as a peace offering to the feared Curia in Rome. Though she’s unsure William survived the coup that toppled his principality, Raven is determined to protect her sister at all costs, even if it means challenging Borek, the commander of the detachment. In an effort to keep Raven from falling into the hands of his enemies, William puts himself at the mercy of the Roman, the dangerous and mysterious vampyre king of Italy. But the Roman is not what he expects . . .

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  2. Put the word “vampyre” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by December 31, 2016.
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November Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Elvin Wren, winner of last month’s giveaway, Anatomy of a Song Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – November 2016 —Anatomy of a Song

November 1st, 2016 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

“The book’s strength lies in thoughtful, wry reflections from artists including Elvis Costello, Jimmy Cliff, Stevie Wonder, Booker T. Jones, Dr. John, and Debbie Harry. An entertaining record of the soundtrack of the baby boomer era.” Kirkus Reviews

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Every great song has a story that needs to be told. In Anatomy of a Song, based on the ongoing Wall Street Journal column, writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through forty-five transformative hits and oral-history interviews with the artists who created them. Read the full description.

“Myers provides a new introduction to the songs, which were written between 1952 and 1991, setting each in its cultural context, as well as indicating its historical significance. . . . Music fans will enjoy the behind-the-songs stories.” Publishers Weekly

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Anatomy of a Song
By Marc Myers
Read by Jonathan Yen

How to Win This Audio CD
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2. Put the word “Song” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by November 30, 2016.
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October Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Michael Hoffman, winner of last month’s giveaway, Something in the Blood. Thanks to all who participated.

 

 

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Featured Audio Giveaway – October 2016 – Something in the Blood

October 3rd, 2016 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

A groundbreaking biography reveals the haunted origins of the man who created Dracula and traces the psychosexual contours of late Victorian society. Read the full description.
Something in the Blood
Something in the Blood
By David J. Skal
Read by James Patrick Cronin

“Sharply written, well-researched (with judicious use of recent discoveries), attentive to detail, and entertaining to read. Skal’s is the finest, most balanced biography of Bram Stoker yet written.” —Sir Christopher Frayling, author of Vampyres: Lord Byron to Count Dracula

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September Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Sharon Berger, winner of last month’s giveaway, We Eat Our Own Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – September 2016 – We Eat Our Own

September 1st, 2016 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

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Inspired by a true story from the annals of 1970s Italian horror film, and told in dazzlingly precise prose, We Eat Our Own is a resounding literary debut, a thrilling journey behind the scenes of a shocking film and a thoughtful commentary on violence and its repercussions.

“A daredevil debut by a talented young writer.” —Danielle Dutton, author of Margaret the First

“The jungle is alive and everywhere in Kea Wilson’s remarkable debut novel, gorgeous and indifferent, it’s ravening appetite the very real horror unleashed by human heedlessness and hubris.” —Kathryn Davis, author of Duplex

We Eat Our Own
By Kea Wilson
Read by Paul Woodson
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  2. Put the word “Yummy” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by September 30, 2016.
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August Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Kara Nickerson, winner of last month’s giveaway, The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin! Thanks to all who participated.

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