Radio Stories That Won’t Let You Go

July 22nd, 2014 by Administrator · Acquisition News, Publishing News

NPR presents tales about the love we share: unforgettable stories of unlikely matches, love lost and found, the ties that bind families together, and of course romance.

If you listen to NPR, you’ve had at least one “driveway moment.” You’re sitting in your parked car, hooked by a story, needing to hear it all the way through. NPR celebrates the emotional bonds we share with this audio valentine that will warm hearts all year round. The story of an ex-monk and an ex-nun who form a family, as told by their son. The story of letters that continue to arrive from all over the world, addressed simply to Juliet, Verona, Italy. The softer side of Lyndon Johnson revealed in his letters to Lady Bird. A writer’s true love for her beloved Volvo. The legend of Somalia’s lovesick baker and the girl whose love he could not win. Lynda Barry on spring, thunderstorms, memories, and love. This heartfelt edition of Driveway Moments explores the surprising places we find love and the inspiring ways in which our most important relationships flourish.

NPR Driveway Moments Love Stories will be available on Audio CD and digital audio on November 4.

More of NPR Driveway Moments

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Can you handle the truth?

July 15th, 2014 by Administrator · Publishing News

935 Lies THE FUTURE OF TRUTH AND THE DECLINE OF AMERICA’S MORAL INTEGRITY The founder of the Center for Public Integrity and bestselling author explores the consequences of powerful governments and corporations gaining ever more control over information.

Facts are and must be the coin of the realm in a democracy. Unfortunately, for citizens in the United States and throughout the world, distinguishing between fact and fiction—always a formidable challenge—is now more difficult than ever, as a constant stream of questionable information pours into media outlets.

In The Future of Truth, Charles Lewis reminds us of the history of public dishonesty in the United States, from President Lyndon B. Johnson’s cover-up of the real motives behind the Vietnam War, to George W. Bush’s public rationales for military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how courageous investigative journalists stood up to power to bring truth to light. He then explores the implications for today: what are the root causes and consequences of this kind of mass deception?

Lewis argues forcefully that while data points and factoids abound, it is much harder to get to the whole truth of complex issues in time for that truth to guide citizens, voters, and decision-makers.

935 Lies digital audio is available for download directly from our website!

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Enjoy listening to Don Lee? Here are some other audiobooks he has narrated:

Kill Anything That Moves Aloft Life from New York

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The world’s wackiest call-in show

July 11th, 2014 by Administrator · Acquisition News

Car Talk: 25 Years of Lousy Car Advice Celebrating 25 years! The most comprehensive collection of Car Talk highlights ever, mixing automotive advice with wisecracks, roadside philosophy and irresistible guffaws.

In 1987, Tom and Ray Magliozzi, also known as Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, made the leap from nursing the motley car population of New England to creating the nationally beloved public radio phenomenon that we all know as Car Talk. The advice may be a little suspect, and the memories in desperate need of a tune-up, but the laughs are genuine as Click and Clack look back on an illustrious—if not industrious—25 years of delighting NPR audiences with their wit, wisdom, and occasionally relevant musings on the maintenance of cars. Lovingly compiled by the long-suffering lackeys at Car Talk Plaza, this collection represents the most memorable, most hilarious moments from the show’s vast archives.

Car Talk: 25 Years of Lousy Car Advice is now available on audio CD and digital download.

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We’re excited to announce the upcoming March 2015 release of the next entry in the ever popular Car Talk Classics series No Factory Recalls. So Far.

There may be an occasional flaw in the auto expert advice of brothers Tom and Ray Maggliozzi, but the complaint box remains empty, with no factory recall in sight. The next entry in the ever popular Car Talk Classics series features four all-time favorite Car Talk episodes, hand-picked by hosts Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, and presented here together for the first time. Car Talk continues to be one of public radio’s most popular and laugh-inducing programs, with a weekly audience of 4 million listeners.

Car Talk, winner of a Peabody Award, is broadcast each week to NPR stations nationwide. The world’s wackiest call-in show, it mixes automotive advice with wisecracks, roadside philosophy, and guffaws. No problem is too ridiculous, no solution too absurd, and before you know it, “you’ve wasted another perfectly good hour listening to Car Talk.” Or, in this case, four.

Other titles in the Car Talk Classics series include:

Car Talk Classics: FOUR PERFECTLY GOOD HOURS Car Talk Classics: The Pinkwater Files

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Featured Audio Giveaway – July 2014 – Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

July 2nd, 2014 by Administrator · Featured Audio Giveaways

Featured Audio Giveaway
Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

Hear an excerpt
Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

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

A Memoir. 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.

A white Afrikaner, Zelda la Grange grew up in segregated South Africa, supporting the regime and the rules of apartheid. Her conservative family referred to the imprisoned Nelson Mandela as “a terrorist.” Yet just a few years after his release and the end of apartheid, she would be traveling the world by Mr. Mandela’s side, having grown to respect and cherish the man she would come to call “Khulu,” or “Grandfather.”

Good Morning, Mr Mandela tells the extraordinary story of how a young woman’s life, beliefs, prejudices—everything she once believed—were utterly transformed by the man she had been taught was the enemy. It is the incredible journey of an awkward, terrified young secretary in her twenties who rose from a job in a government typing pool to become one of the president’s most loyal and devoted associates.

This audiobook offers a rare, intimate portrait of Nelson Mandela and his remarkable life as well as moving proof of the power we all have to change.

Includes an introduction read by the author as well as an author interview.

 

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How to Win This Audio CD

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

Entries must be received by no later than 7/31/2014.
See the Program Details for more information.

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Last Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to MELINDA R., winner of the previous giveaway, The Bones Beneath. Thanks to all who participated.

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August Giveaway

More Famous People Play Not My Job

Don’t miss next month’s giveaway, The Best of Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! More Famous People Play “Not My Job”!

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Doctor Who meets Sherlock

June 26th, 2014 by Administrator · Uncategorized

Jackaby Jackaby is a tale brimming with cheeky humor and a dose of the macabre. Doctor Who meets Sherlock in William Ritter’s debut novel, which features a detective of the paranormal as seen through the eyes of his adventurous and intelligent assistant.

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary–including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain it’s a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police–with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane–deny.

The audiobook is narrated by Nicola Barber. Nicola is an Award-Winning British Voice Over actor originally from London, UK with over 12 years of experience. She is a two-time Audie Award Winner and recently won two Earphones Awards. Nicola is based in New York City and has her own professional studio. You can hear Nicola’s recent recording of Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse and Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End by Jennifer Worth, and her work on the upcoming December release of The Case of the Missing Moonstone by Jordan Stratford.

Jackaby will be available on audio CD and digital download September 9.

Meet the cast of Jackaby!


Author Insights: William Ritter on writing Jackaby

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Calling all Doctor Zhivago fans!

June 20th, 2014 by Administrator · Uncategorized

The Zhivago Affair The Zhivago Affair tells the dramatic, never-before-told story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West.

The audiobook is narrated by Simon Vance. Simon has been narrating audiobooks for more than 30 years and has completed more than 700 titles. He has won accolades from across the publishing world and beyond for his masterful ability to bring books to life. You can hear Simon’s recent recording of The Hidden Child by Camilla Läckberg, and his work on the upcoming October release of Cobra by Deon Meyer.

The Zhivago Affair is now available on audio CD and digital download.

To celebrate the publication of The Zhivago Affair by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée, Pantheon Books is giving away a selection of Zhivago-related goodies! The winner will receive a copy of the original Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, a DVD of the 1965 film adaptation, a copy of The Zhivago Affair, and a pair of copper Moscow Mule mugs. To enter the contest, visit Pantheon Books Facebook page.

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Doomsday Rider Rides Again

June 13th, 2014 by Josh Brown · Josh's Picks

Doomsday Rider You don’t really see a lot of westerns on the bestseller list these days. Personally, I think that’s a crying shame. In general, westerns represent tried-and-true fundamental themes such as honor, justice, defense/protection (in a western it’s most commonly someone defending his or her land), and the moral limits of revenge and retribution.

These themes are timeless – it doesn’t matter whether the story is a western yarn taking place in 1870, or a sci-fi tale taking place on Mars in 2155. When you think about it, is there really much difference between Big Jake and Han Solo? (Heck, John Wayne’s Big Jake even has a canine companion, not much unlike Harrison Ford’s Han Solo with his constant Wookiee companion, Chewbacca.) The heroes of the western genre are guys you can look up to – brave and tough, maybe sometimes a little bit of an outcast or loner, but always willing to stand up for what is right.

In Doomsday Rider, Buck Fletcher is facing a twenty-year sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. Senator Falcon Stark steps up and gives Fletcher a shot at redemption, all he has to do ride deep into the unforgiving Arizona Territory and rescue the senator’s daughter from crazy doomsday cult. If only it were that easy. Fletcher soon finds himself dealing with a bloodthirsty band of Apaches, as well as a relentless bounty hunter.

Doomsday Rider is a classic western tale, and includes all the tropes. Nothing is what it seems, and we get more than one double cross. The villains are so classically shady, I can almost see them twirling their dark, bristly mustaches as narrator Terry Evans delivers their lines. Doomsday Rider is indeed classic western material, but thankfully doesn’t fall into the cliché category. The story gives you what you want, and then some. Watch out for a few unexpected twists along the way.

Speaking of the performer, Terry Evans expertly narrates the western, bringing Ralph Compton’s stories to life. Evans’ voice harks back to the days when westerns ruled cinema and television. Evans offers just enough southern drawl, careful that every word is clear and understandable. His character voices are spot on, allowing you to get a clear picture in your mind of what each character looks like — mostly based on the voices alone.

Doomsday Rider is currently available on CD or digital download.

Also available:

Louis L’Amour Collection
Starring Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash!
Louis L'Amour Collection

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Invictus Star Voices Grange’s Mandela Memoir

June 13th, 2014 by Administrator · Author/Narrator News

Good Morning, Mr. Mandela HighBridge is pleased to announce that British actress, Adjoa Andoh, will narrate Good Morning, Mr. Mandela, the memoir of Zelda la Grange, Nelson Mandela’s long-time personal assistant. Good Morning, Mr. Mandela tells the story of how the life and beliefs of la Grange, a conservative white Afrikaner who grew up supporting the segregation rules of apartheid, were transformed by the time spent working with the former South-African president as his private assistant.

Adjoa Andoh is an acclaimed British film, TV, stage and radio actress of African descent who played the role of Brenda Mazibuko, Mandela’s Chief of Staff, alongside Morgan Freeman in the 2009 Academy Award nominated film Invictus, directed by Clint Eastwood.

Good Morning, Mr. Mandela will be available on audio CD and digital download July 15.

Photo: Adjoa Andoh narrates Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

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Featured Audio Giveaway – June 2014 – The Bones Beneath

June 5th, 2014 by Administrator · Featured Audio Giveaways

Featured Audio Giveaway
Bones Beneath

Hear an excerptThe Bones Beneath

Mark Billingham; read by the author
 

The latest in the Tom Thorne series!In the latest addition to the internationally bestselling Tom Thorne series, Thorne once again must confront Stuart Nicklin, a master manipulator and ruthless murderer. When Nicklin announces that he wishes to reveal the whereabouts of one of his earliest victims and that he wants the cop who caught him to be there when he does it, it becomes clear that Thorne’s life is about to become seriously unpleasant. Thorne is forced to accompany Nicklin to a remote island off the Welsh coast which is cut off from the mainland in every sense. Shrouded in myth and legend, it is said to be the resting place of 20,000 saints, and as Thorne and his team search for bones that are somewhat more recent, it becomes clear that Nicklin’s motives are darker than could be imagined.

The twisted scheme of a dangerous and manipulative psychopath will result in many more victims and will leave Tom Thorne with the most terrible choice he has ever had to make. Other volumes in the series (not included in the giveaway):

Sleepyhead Scaredy Cat From Dead Dying Hours

 

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How to Win This Audio CD

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

Entries must be received by no later than 6/30/2014.
See the Program Details for more information.

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Last Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to YVONNE JEFFERSON, winner of the previous giveaway, The Hidden Child. Thanks to all who participated.

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June Is Audiobook Month!

June 4th, 2014 by Kay Weiss · Uncategorized

June Is Audiobook Month!
Don’t forget–June is Audiobook Month!

Celebrate the greatest (in our humble opinion) month of the year by listening to titles from your favorite authors and narrators. And everything is on sale for the month of June. What could be better!!!

 

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