Featured Audio Giveaway – APRIL 2016 – The Infidel Stain

April 1st, 2016 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

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The Infidel Stain
Book 2 in the Blake and Avery Mystery series
By M. J. Carter
Read by Alex Wyndham

London, 1841. Returned from their adventures in India, Jeremiah Blake and William Avery have both had their difficulties adapting to life in Victorian England. Moreover, time and distance have weakened the close bond between them, forged in the jungles of India. Then a shocking series of murders in the world of London’s gutter press forces them back together.

The police seem mysteriously unwilling to investigate, then connections emerge between the murdered men and the growing and unpredictable movement demanding the right to vote for all. In the back streets of Drury Lane, among criminals, whores, pornographers, and missionaries, Blake and Avery must race against time to find the culprit before he kills again. But what if the murderer is being protected by some of the highest powers in the land?

“Outstanding . . . Carter excels at incorporating the volatile politics of the time into her cleverly constructed plot, which repeatedly confounds readers’ expectations while presenting moving scenes of the plight of London’s poor reminiscent of Dickens.” —Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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

Entries must be received by 04/30/2016.
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March Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Susan Trower, winner of last month’s giveaway, Charlotte Brontë!
Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – March 2016 – Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart

March 8th, 2016 by cmcneil · Uncategorized

On the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth, comes the definitive biography of this extraordinary novelist, by acclaimed literary biographer Claire Harman.

“[Harman] vividly portrays a life of loneliness, anguish, tragedy, and suppressed rage in serene and elegant prose with frequent flashes of ironic humor; the underlying scholarship is extensive but never obtrusive. A delightfully engaging biography of a highly talented but deeply troubled prodigy of English literature.” —Kirkus Starred Reviews

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Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart
Claire Harman; read by Corrie James

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  2. Put the word “Brontë” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by 03/31/2016.
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February Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Teresa Meza, winner of last month’s giveaway, The Cellar! Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – February 2016 – The Cellar

February 9th, 2016 by cmcneil · Featured Audio Giveaways

Muna’s fortunes changed for the better on the day that Mr. and Mrs. Songoli’s younger son failed to come home from school.

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The Cellar
Minette Walters; Read by Justine Eyre

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  2. Put the word “Cellar” in the subject line.

Entries must be received by 02/29/2016.
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January Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Kari Boardman, winner of last month’s giveaway, Forty Thieves! Thanks to all who participated.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – January 2016 – Forty Thieves

January 11th, 2016 by audioaudio · Featured Audio Giveaways

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Forty Thieves

Thomas Perry; read by Peter Berkrot

A devilishly plotted chase-and-pursuit novel by “a master of nail-biting suspense” (Los Angeles Times), featuring a husband-and-wife detective team that is hired to look into the murder of a research scientist.

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December Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Tad Ottman, winner of last month’s giveaway, Splinter the Silence! Thanks to all who participated.

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HighBridge Big 10

December 17th, 2015 by audioaudio · Uncategorized

Announcing our top 10 selling titles overall of 2015! 

We thought it was interesting that almost half of the titles have been made into movies or television series, and 3 of the top 10 selling titles overall were also top sellers on our website.

 

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1. The 48 Laws of Power (Abridged) by Robert Greene; read by Don Leslie
The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any reader interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

 

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2. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen; read by David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones
Beautifully written, with a luminous sense of time and place, Water for Elephants tells of love in a world in which love’s a luxury few can afford.

 

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3. Life of Pi by Yann Martel; read by Jeff Woodman with Alexander Marshall
Winner of the Booker Prize and a New York Times bestseller. Martel’s novel tells the story of the amazing journey of an unusual boy named Pi.

 

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4. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin; read by Scott Brick
With his wife gone, a rare book stolen, and both his bookstore and love of life in serious decline, only something extraordinary could alter the sagging fortunes of A. J. Fikry and Island Books. What he discovers one night among the children’s books, however, could change everything.

 

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5. Pretty Good Joke Book (6th Edition) from A Prairie Home Companion; introduction by Garrison Keillor
Over 2,200 Jokes from America’s favorite live radio show.

 

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6. The Art of Seduction: An Indispensible Primer on the Ultimate Form of Power (Abridged) by Robert Greene; read by Jeff David
The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer of persuasion that reveals one of history’s greatest weapons and the ultimate form of power.

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7. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement – 30th Anniversary Edition by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox; read by an ensemble cast
The business book disguised as a novel that became an underground bestseller—and is still used today by thousands of companies and business schools.

 

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8. The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills by Daniel Coyle; read by Grover Gardner
The ultimate handbook for developing talent of any kind—52 simple rules from the author of The Talent Code.

 

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9. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger; read by Fred Berman and Phoebe Strole
A modern love story with a twist that invites us to linger over questions of how life and love change over time.

 

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10. Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth; read by Nicola Barber
Companion to the PBS series. An unforgettable story of the joy of motherhood, the bravery of a community, and the hope of one extraordinary woman.

 

 

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Top 10 on our Website

December 10th, 2015 by audioaudio · Uncategorized

Announcing the top selling titles on our website for 2015!

You might be surprised to learn that 9 out of the top 10 are nonfiction titles.

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1. The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers
The complete soundtrack from the phenomenally popular PBS series.

 

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2. The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness by Joel ben Izzy; read by Joel ben Izzy
This true tale from storyteller Joel ben Izzy weaves together Izzy’s own life story with stories he is known for and that he has collected in his travels. It’s a tale of listening, loving, learning, and letting go.

 

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3. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement – 30th Anniversary Edition by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox; read by an ensemble cast
The business book disguised as a novel that became an underground bestseller—and is still used today by thousands of companies and business schools.

 

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4: Mandela: An Audio History by 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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5. SPIN Selling by Neil Rackham; read by Bob Kalomeer
How do some salespeople consistently outsell their competition? Why do closing techniques work in small sales but fail in larger ones? How can salespeople dramatically increase their sales volume from major accounts? If you’re in sales—or if you manage a sales force—you need the SPIN strategy.

 

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6. The Art of Seduction: An Indispensible Primer on the Ultimate Form of Power (Abridged) by Robert Greene; read by Jeff David
An indispensable primer of persuasion that reveals one of history’s greatest weapons and the ultimate form of power.

 

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7. A Prairie Home Companion 40th Anniversary Collection by 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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8. Lake Wobegon Family Reunion by Garrison Keillor
From America’s favorite storyteller, here are 19 memorable monologues, hand-picked from over 15 previously released collections and 40 years of A Prairie Home Companion live broadcasts.

 

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9. Hope and Help for Your Nerves by Dr. Claire Weekes; read by the author
A proven program that desensitizes over-wrought nerves and eases feelings of anxiety, panic, and depression by using a variety of breathing and relaxation exercises.

 

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10. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin; read by Scott Brick
With his wife gone, a rare book stolen, and both his bookstore and love of life in serious decline, only something extraordinary could alter the sagging fortunes of A. J. Fikry and Island Books. What he discovers one night among the children’s books, however, could change everything.

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Slavery is Abolished

December 7th, 2015 by audioaudio · Publishing News

2015 marks a year of significant Civil War anniversaries (150th).
On this day in history …

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December 6, 1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, is finally ratified. Slavery is abolished.

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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Featured Audio Giveaway – December 2015 – Splinter the Silence

December 1st, 2015 by audioaudio · Featured Audio Giveaways

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Splinter the Silence

Val McDermid; read by

Widely recognized as one of our finest crime writers, with numerous accolades and legions of devoted readers worldwide, internationally bestselling author Val McDermid is back with the latest installment in her much beloved series featuring psychologist Tony Hill and former police detective Carol Jordan. Splinter the Silence is an adrenaline-fueled rollercoaster guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat: a masterful novel centered on the mysterious deaths of several women who were the victims of vicious cyberbullying.

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November Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Linda Leonard, winner of last month’s giveaway, You Are Not Forgotten! Thanks to all who participated.

 

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Giftiest and Niftiest for the Holidays

November 25th, 2015 by audioaudio · Uncategorized

In the spirit of the holidays, we’ve made a list (and checked it twice) of some of our “giftiest and niftiest” titles. A nice price and great packaging are sure to make these gifts that your friends and family (or yourself) will love and won’t hurt your wallet! Plus, all of these audio favorites are available for download on our website, so you can start listening now. Here are our top 12 gift recommendations:

Happy Holidays from HighBridge Audio!

 

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A Prairie Home Companion 40th Anniversary Collection by 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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Keep Your Brain Alive: Neurobic Exercises to Help Prevent Memory Loss and Increase Mental Fitness by Lawrence C. Katz, PH.D., and Manning Rubin; read by Manning Rubin
These fun and easy exercises from the bestselling Keep Your Brain Alive fight the effects of mental aging and keep the mind fit to meet any challenge—and now they are available on audio. Co-author Manning Rubin is your “personal trainer,” through the exercises.

 

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Lake Wobegon Family Reunion by Garrison Keillor
From America’s favorite storyteller, here are 19 memorable monologues, hand-picked from over 15 previously released collections and 40 years of A Prairie Home Companion live broadcasts.

 

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Sherlock Holmes: A Baker Street Dozen by Arthur Conan Doyle; performed by John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, and Orson Welles
Acclaimed, exciting, fully dramatized performances of twelve Conan Doyle classics.

 

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NPR American Chronicles: First Ladies from NPR; hosted by Cokie Roberts
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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Louis L’Amour Collection (Wood Gift Box Edition) by Louis L’Amour; read by Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash
This collection gathers seven popular Louis L’Amour stories, performed by a star-studded cast.

 

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Pretty Good Jokes Live! by Garrison Keillor; performed by Garrison Keillor and an ensemble cast
Even more of a good thing: the latest collection of knee-slappers, toe-tappers, and groaners from A Prairie Home Companion Joke Shows.

 

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NPR Laughter Therapy: A Comedy Collection for the Chronically Serious from NPR; hosted by Peter Sagal
Surprisingly light-hearted, refreshingly self-deprecating, NPR provides bountiful laughs in their funniest collection yet.

 

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Car Talk Classics: No Factory Recalls. So Far. hosted by Tom and Ray Magliozzi; performed by Tom and Ray Magliozzi
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.

 

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NPR Kitchen Moments: Celebrating Food from NPR; Hosted by Allison Aubrey and Dan Charles
You’re preparing to share the food you love with the friends and family you love—while stories from NPR provide the inspiration. You’re enjoying a Kitchen Moment!

 

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Mandela: An Audio History by 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 Very Best of Bob and Ray: Legends of Comedy hosted by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding
A comprehensive, career-spanning collection from the groundbreaking comedy duo Bob Elliott) and Ray (Goulding) that inspired (and continues to inspire) every comedian who came after.

 

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HighBridge Best of 2015

November 20th, 2015 by audioaudio · Awards

HighBridge Audio published 5 out of the 20 titles on audio in the Amazon 2015 Best Books of the Year: Science category!

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HighBridge has delivered some great science writing to audio fans in the past (The Drunken Botanist, On Immunity, Proust and the Squid, The Seashell on the Mountaintop, among others), but this really moves our Science category to the level of essential.

Other 2015 Amazon picks for HighBridge include:

Biography:

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Business:

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Fiction and Literature:

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The Invention of Nature, The Soul of an Octopus, and How to Raise a Wild Child also show up in the Sports and Outdoors category.

 

 

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