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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The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

March 18th, 2015 by Administrator · HighBridge at the Movies

Brain on Fire Exciting news! The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison is being made into a movie! The novel was published in 2012 and tells the story of Ben Benjamin, a man escaping divorce who just barely qualifies as a professional caregiver for a typical video-game-obsessed and sex-crazed teenage boy Trevor, who has muscular dystrophy.

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

 

Selena Gomez snagged the female lead role starring opposite Paul Rudd. Donna Gigliotti (Silver Linings Playbook) will produce along with James Spies (Constantine). Production began Jan. 22 in Atlanta. Movie release date TBD.

 

 

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Part Zorba, part King Lear

March 11th, 2015 by Administrator · Acquisition News

Oprah Magazine recently asked George Saunders to name a few books he’s excited about for Summer 2015. The first book he mentioned was Let Me Explain You by Annie Liontas.

Said Saunders, “I first read a draft of this book when Liontas was in our graduate program at Syracuse and I was astonished by how enjoyable and natural it was—it’s a big, rollicking, tender novel/family saga with a truly original comic voice at its center—a Greek father who is part Zorba, part King Lear. Liontas has an amazing ear, a real fondness for people, and a killer sense of structure.”

Brain on Fire Let Me Explain You begins with a letter: Stavros Stavros Mavrakis, Greek immigrant and proud owner of the Gala Diner in New Jersey, believes he has just ten days left to live. He sends a scathing email to his estranged ex-wife and three grown daughters, outlining his wishes for how they each might better their lives. He then prepares for his final hours and wonders why he is alone. With varying degrees of laughter and scorn, his family and friends have dismissed his behavior as nothing more than a predictable plea for attention, but when Stavros really does disappear, those closest to him are forced to confront the possibility of his death and the realities of their loss.

A vibrant tour de force told from multiple perspectives and driving to a surprising conclusion, Let me Explain You eulogizes Stavros Stavros, turning in part on his realization that “a man spends his whole life trying to say it better,” while giving necessary voice to the women in his life. This multigenerational novel explores our origins and family myths, reinvention and forgiveness, hunger and what feeds us. Let Me Explain You is a beautifully told, heartfelt story, and its meditations on the communal power of storytelling and family—most notably the relationship between fathers and daughters, but also the complex bond of sisterhood—are at turns hilarious and deeply moving.

The semi-autobiographical nature of Let Me Explain You creates potential for off-the-book-page coverage. Liontas, the product of an arranged marriage, was three pounds at birth. Her mother struggled with addiction and consequently, Annie spent her early childhood in Greece, immigrating to the United States when she was five years old. She has drawn on her personal history to craft this stunning debut.

The audiobook for Let Me Explain You is scheduled to release July 14.

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Abraham Lincoln inaugurated for second term as President

March 4th, 2015 by Administrator · Publishing News

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March 4, 1865 – Inauguration ceremonies for President Lincoln in Washington. “With malice toward none; with charity for all…let us strive on to finish the work we are in…to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations,” Lincoln says.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – March 2015 – A Prairie Home Companion 40th Anniversary Collection

March 2nd, 2015 by Administrator · Featured Audio Giveaways

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A Prairie Home Companion 40th Anniversary Collection

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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Entries must be received by 3/31/2015.
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Congratulations to Mary Ann Paille, winner of the previous giveaway, NPR American Chronicles: First Ladies! Thanks to all who participated.

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Brain on Fire

February 25th, 2015 by Administrator · Publishing News

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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, by Susannah Cahalan, is moving forward to becoming a movie! Charlize Theron’s production company, Denver & Delilah, will produce. Recently announced, Gerard (Pilgrim Hill, Glassland) Barrett has been signed to write the screenplay and direct the film. Dakota Fanning is set to star as Cahalan.

Brain on Fire Brain on Fire details a woman’s descent into insanity. It’s a gripping memoir and medical suspense story about a young New York Post reporter’s struggle with a rare and terrifying disease, opening a new window into the fascinating world of brain science. Click here to read the full book description.

The audiobook is narrated by Heather Henderson, and is available to buy on CD or download on our website! Get your copy here!

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American Sniper’s Assaf Cohen

February 18th, 2015 by Administrator · Author/Narrator News

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Assaf Cohen is an American actor. You may have seen him in such television shows as Entourage, Supernatural, Heroes or most recently in the movie American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper. Love Assaf Cohen on screen? Well, he’s also an audiobook narrator!

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Assaf Cohen narrated the recent release by Anand Gopal, No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes. Told through the lives of three Afghans, the stunning tale of how the United States had triumph in sight in Afghanistan, and then brought the Taliban back from the dead.

He also recently finished recording Orhan’s Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian, an April release. When Orhan’s brilliant and eccentric grandfather, a man who built a dynasty out of making kilim rugs, is found dead, submerged in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But his grandfather’s will raises more questions than answers. Kemal has left the family estate to a stranger.

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We’re going to the Audies!!!

February 11th, 2015 by Administrator · Author/Narrator News

The Audies, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), is the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.

We’re thrilled to share the exciting news that our title Mandela: An Audio History has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Audies® competition!

And call it a crazy coincidence, but it just so happens that in addition to the Audie Award Announcement, February 11 is also the 25th anniversary of Mandela’s release from prison!

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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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The winners will be announced at the 20th Annual Gala and Audie Awards Presentation in New York on Thursday, May 28.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – February 2015 – NPR American Chronicles: First Ladies

February 2nd, 2015 by Administrator · Featured Audio Giveaways

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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.

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U.S. House passes 13th Amendment abolishing slavery

January 30th, 2015 by Administrator · Publishing News

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January 31, 1865 – The U.S. Congress approves the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, to abolish slavery. The amendment is then submitted to the states for ratification.

Section 1.
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.

Section 2.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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