U.S. House passes 13th Amendment abolishing slavery

January 30th, 2015 by Administrator · Publishing News

2015 marks a year of significant Civil War anniversaries (150th).
Starting with …

Amendment

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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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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MLK Day

January 19th, 2015 by Administrator · Publishing News

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Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, marking King’s birthday. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.

Celebrate his life and African American History Month in February with these titles–all now available to purchase on audio!

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The Next Big Thing

January 14th, 2015 by Administrator · Uncategorized

The Great American Novel has become a somewhat nebulous term. You’ll never hear the same definition twice. What makes it great? What makes it American? I’ve started deferring to a simpler, more all-encompassing term, The Next Big Thing.

David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest was The Next Big Thing…

Jonathan Franzen’s Corrections was The Next Big Thing…

George Saunders’ The Tenth of December was The Next Big Thing…

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Joshua Cohen’s Book of Numbers.

Book of Numbers Book of Numbers opens with the enigmatic billionare founder and CEO of Tetration, the world’s most powerful tech company, being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, upon which he hires a failed novelist, Josh Cohen, to ghostwrite his memoirs. This tech mogul, known only as “Principal”, takes Josh deep into his own mind, and outlines the history of Tetration, which started by revolutionizing the search engine and later ventured into smartphones, computer manufacturing, and the surveillance of American citizens. Accompanying Josh on a mind-bending world tour of local Tetration offices, from Palo Alto to Dubai, Principal soon initiates Josh into the secret pretext of the autobiography project, and the life-or-death stakes that surround its publication.

Loving Day Joshua Cohen is the book critic for Harper’s and the author of several books, including Four New Messages and Attention! A (Short) History. His nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, The Forward, The Believer, the New York Observer, the London Review of Books, N+1, and elsewhere. In other words, he is connected. He’s a writer’s writer, that guy who other authors want to see do well.

Look for BOOK OF NUMBERS June 30!

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Featured Audio Giveaway – January 2015 – Driving the King

January 5th, 2015 by Administrator · Featured Audio Giveaways

Featured Audio Giveaway
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Driving the King

Ravi Howard; read by Adam Lazarre-White

An indelible portrait of prejudice and promise, friendship and loyalty, Driving the King is a daring look at race and class in pre-Civil Rights America, played out in the lives of two remarkable men.

Read the full description.

Hear an excerpt

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How to Win This Audio CD

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

Entries must be received by no later than 1/31/2015.
See the Program Details for more information.

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Last Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Teresa Meza, winner of the previous giveaway, Uncle Janice! Thanks to all who participated.

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Next Giveaway

9781622316069-204Don’t miss next month’s giveaway, NPR American Chronicles: First Ladies!

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Holiday Favorites

December 22nd, 2014 by Administrator · Uncategorized

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In the spirit of the holidays, we’ve made a list (and checked it twice) of some of our popular seasonal titles. All of these holiday favorites are available for download on our website, so you can start listening now.

Happy Holidays from HighBridge Audio!

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HighBridge Big 10

December 16th, 2014 by Administrator · Uncategorized

Announcing our top 10 selling titles overall of 2014! 

1. The 48 Laws of Power                             2. Call The Midwife
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3. George Carlin Reads to You                  4. The Art of Seduction
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5. The Introvert Advantage                       6. Star Wars
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7. Brain on Fire                                           8. Life of Pi
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9. Water for Elephants                             10. Pretty Good Joke Book
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Top 10 on our Website

December 11th, 2014 by Administrator · Uncategorized

Announcing the top selling titles on our website for 2014!

1. Tattoos on the Heart                                 2. Star Wars: A New Hope
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3. The Goal                                                     4. The Power of Myth
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5. A Slave in the White House                    6. SPIN Selling
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7. The Christmas Companion                     8. Mandela: An Audio History
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9. A River Runs Through It                       10. 1491
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Remembering Nelson Mandela

December 8th, 2014 by Administrator · Uncategorized

South African president and apartheid leader Nelson Mandela passed away one year ago on December 5. Commemorate his memory by listening to stories of his remarkable life.

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Mandela: An Audio History

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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Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

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

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.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – December 2014 – Uncle Janice

December 1st, 2014 by Administrator · Featured Audio Giveaways

Featured Audio Giveaway
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Uncle Janice

Matt Burgess; read by Rachel Fulginiti

On any given day, Janice Itwaru might be found trolling the streets of Queens for drugs. Janice is an “uncle”-an undercover narcotics officer-trying to meet the impossibly high quota of drug busts needed to make detective, or be sent back down to uniformed patrol. So Janice is out there in her secondhand hoochie skirt, trying to get potential drug dealers-criminals, addicts, dumb kids, whomever-to commit a felony on her behalf.

Read the full description.

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How to Win This Audio CD

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

Entries must be received by no later than 12/31/2014.
See the Program Details for more information.

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Last Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Jean Marshall, winner of the previous giveaway, NPR Driveway Moments Love Stories! Thanks to all who participated.

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Next Giveaway

9781622316069-204Don’t miss next month’s giveaway, Driving the King!

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Favorite of Favorites

November 24th, 2014 by Administrator · Publishing News

LibraryReads just announced their inaugural “Favorite of Favorites” List revealing the top ten titles that public library staff across the country most enjoyed recommending in 2014. The title that got the most votes was The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin!

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