Entries from December 30th, 2013

Fooled Me Twice: Mark Billingham’s SCAREDY CAT

December 30th, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Oh, Mr. Billingham, you fooled me again. You seem so forthcoming in Scaredy Cat, your follow-up to the Tom Thorne series opener Sleepyhead. And narrator Simon Prebble has such a trustworthy voice, doesn’t he? Yet I don’t even get through the prologue before I see you’re up to your tricks again—and Mr. Prebble is clearly in […]

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Hot Stuff: Robert Olen Butler’s THE HOT COUNTRY

December 23rd, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I confess that I’ve read (or listened to) almost nothing in the historical thriller genre, but if The Hot Country by Robert Olen Butler is in any way indicative of the quality of work to be found there, I need to get busy. Because this novel is as well-written, with characters as three-dimensional and interesting […]

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From a shameless dog lover: Spend some pleasant moments listening to Songs of the Cat

December 16th, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I have been listening to the old scout since I was a boomer kid. Prairie Home has been a part of my life. Well, a big part of my radio listening life. In the early 1970’s I listened to the King Biscuit Flour Hour and National Lampoon’s short-lived radio program. Then a family member told […]

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47 Ronin: Serving a Cold Dish of Honorable Revenge

December 13th, 2013 · No Comments · HighBridge at the Movies

Now a major motion picture starring Keanu Reeves (release date December 25), John Allyn’s definitive telling of this unforgettable tale has been the gold standard of this story for almost 50 years. Allyn lived in Japan for a number of years studying Japanese literature and theater, later earing his PhD in theater history (with an […]

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Kim Mai Guest to Narrate The Axe Factor

December 11th, 2013 · No Comments · Author/Narrator News

HighBridge is pleased to announce that Kim Mai Guest will be reading The Axe Factor, the third and final installment in Colin Cotterill’s Jimm Juree series. With a major storm headed their way and a potential serial killer on the loose, it looks like journalist Jimm Juree, her eccentric family, and the whole town of […]

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Billingham–and Tom Thorne–Back for More

December 10th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Acquisition News

This just in, you crime fiction aficionados: HighBridge has acquired audio rights to the next Tom Thorne novel by celebrated British mystery writer Mark Billingham. It’s called The Bones Beneath (June, 2014), and it’s a rematch between Thorne and one of the most vile psychopaths he has ever faced (hint: it’s a villainous master manipulator […]

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Billingham’s Sleepyhead: A First-in-Series That Will Keep You Awake

December 9th, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Having listened to Mark Billingham’s Sleepyhead, read by Simon Prebble, I believe I may have discovered the perfect way to determine whether you’ve come across a truly outstanding mystery: Try to explain what you like about it to someone. If you realize you can’t without the explanation being a spoiler of some kind, you’ve got […]

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The Unforgettable Tom Keith: Sound Effects Man

December 2nd, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

With the second anniversary of Tom Keith’s unexpected passing retreating all too quietly as winter approaches, I’m reminded there’s one CD in our home that keeps both my eight year old son and my sixty-nine year old mother-in-law in stitches, consistently, and on any given listen. And by “in stitches” I mean unbridled laughter – […]

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