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

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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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Lincoln visits Richmond, Virginia

April 3rd, 2015 by Administrator · Publishing News

2015 marks a year of significant Civil War anniversaries (150th).
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April 4, 1865Lincoln visits Richmond, Virginia
President Lincoln tours Richmond where he enters the Confederate White House. With “a serious, dreamy expression,” he sits at the desk of Jefferson Davis for a few moments.

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Stars and Stripes

April 2nd, 2015 by Administrator · Publishing News

2015 marks a year of significant Civil War anniversaries (150th).
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April 2, 1865 – Grant’s forces begin a general advance and break through Lee’s lines at Petersburg. Confederate Gen. Ambrose P. Hill is killed. Lee evacuates Petersburg. The Confederate Capital, Richmond, is evacuated. Fires and looting break out. The next day, Union troops enter and raise the Stars and Stripes.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – April 2015 – The Tapestry

April 1st, 2015 by Administrator · Featured Audio Giveaways

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The Tapestry

Nancy Bilyeau; read by Nicola Barber

The next page-turner in the Joanna Stafford series takes place in the heart of the Tudor court, as the plucky young former novice risks everything to defy the most powerful men of her era.

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1. Send an email to newsletter@highbridgeaudio.com
2. Put the word “Tapestry” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by no later than 4/30/2015.
See the Program Details for more information.

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Last Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Joseph D. Frietze, winner of our previous giveaway, A Prairie Home Companion 40th Anniversary Collection! Thanks to all who participated.

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9781622316069-204Don’t miss next month’s giveaway, So Many Roads!

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Battle at Fort Stedman, Virginia

March 25th, 2015 by Administrator · Publishing News

2015 marks a year of significant Civil War anniversaries (150th).
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March 25, 1865Battle at Fort Stedman, Virginia
The last offensive for Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia begins with an attack on the center of Grant’s forces at Petersburg. Four hours later the attack is broken.

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