Emmett Till Anniversary

August 28th, 2015 by Administrator · NPR

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Sixty years ago today, Emmett Till, a black Chicago teenager, was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. Learn more about Emmett, his tragic murder, and his impact on the struggle for civil rights in NPR AMERICAN CHRONICLES: CIVIL RIGHTS, from HighBridge Audio.

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“The personal reflections and historical accounts are alternately riveting, moving, and shocking but at all times a reminder of the power of the human spirit.” —Library Journal [starred review]

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Women’s Equality Day

August 27th, 2015 by Administrator · NPR

Today is Women’s Equality Day. As a young woman myself, I can’t describe what this day means to me. We would be living in a much different world if it weren’t for these pioneers. Before the Women’s Suffrage Movement, people believed the sole purpose of women in life was to cook, clean and take care of the family. There were few job and educational opportunities for women. Women weren’t allowed to vote. Socially women were viewed as less superior to men, which unfortunately is still the viewpoint of some today.

Now more women go to college than men. For 2014 graduates, the college enrollment rate was 72.7 percent for young women and 64.0 percent for young men. More women voted in the 2008 election than men. 65.7% (70.4 million) of eligible female voters who voted in the 2008 election versus 61.5% (60.7 million) of eligible male voters. We even have a woman running for President in the next election. The progress is clear, but women’s equality is still a continuing struggle. For example, for the last decade, median earnings for women working full time, year-round have been just 77% of men’s earnings.

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In NPR American Chronicles: Women’s Equality, NPR explores the issues, struggles, and triumphs of the American women’s movement, from the early pioneers to the leaders of today who fight to preserve hard-won rights. Profiles of Victoria Woodhull, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony provide insights into the origins of the movement, while reflections from Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug, Geraldine Ferraro, and others reveal the passion and dedication required to maintain progress in the continuing struggle for women’s equality.

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Hurry! Offer ends August 31

August 26th, 2015 by Administrator · Sale

Share in the childhood tales of A Girl Named Zippy. Hear Kenneth Branagh read Samuel Pepys’ exuberant 17th-century diary. Be transformed by the extraordinary women of Half the Sky.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – August 2015 – NPR: The Best of Pop Culture Happy Hour

August 3rd, 2015 by Administrator · Featured Audio Giveaways

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NPR: The Best of Pop Culture Happy Hour

Hosted by Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson

Are you a proud pop culture geek? Or have a friend who fits that description? Or are you in need of the dizzying array of culture were faced with in the post-modern realm? Countless listeners have turned to NPRs Pop Culture Happy Hour as their guide.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – July 2015 – Green Hell

July 1st, 2015 by Administrator · Featured Audio Giveaways

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Green Hell

Ken Bruen; read by John Lee

Ireland’s master of poetic crime fiction, called an Irish treasure by Shelf Awareness, spins a new alcohol-fueled Jack Taylor plot, featuring a Rhodes scholar gone astray, a professor with a violent streak, and a young woman who almost makes Jack look tame.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – June 2015 – Goebbels

June 1st, 2015 by Administrator · Featured Audio Giveaways

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Goebbels

Peter Longerich; translated by Alan Bance, Jeremy Noakes, and Lesley Sharpe; read by Simon Prebble

From renowned German holocaust historian Peter Longerich comes the definitive, one-volume biography of Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels.

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Mandela: An Audio History wins Audiobook of the Year!

May 29th, 2015 by Administrator · Uncategorized

KL The Audio Publishers Association (APA) announced that Mandela: An Audio History has won Audiobook of the Year at the 2015 Audie Awards. Nominated in two categories, Mandela: An Audio History also won the award for Best Original Work.

The awards were granted at the 20th Annual Audies Gala held May 28 at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York.

Mandela: An Audio History was up against four other titles for Audiobook of the Year, including Oprah Winfrey’s What I Know for Sure, narrated by the author, and Yes Please, written and narrated by Amy Poehler. The other two titles competing for the award were Doris Kearns Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit, narrated by Edward Herrmann, and Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, narrated by the author, Derek Jacobi and a full cast.

A comprehensive oral history of apartheid, Mandela: An Audio History uses rare sound recordings to tell the story of the struggle against apartheid. In researching this original public-radio story, producer Joe Richman unearthed historic recordings in the basement archive of the South African Broadcasting Corporation. The discovery of this primary source material is considered a rare find, because the South African government worked to suppress much of the material and much of it was thought destroyed or lost.

“I spent many happy weeks there … surrounded by stacks of reel-to-reel tapes,” said Richman. “I remember one day trying to listen to a reel of tape that was in bad shape and had no label. … Soon I realized I was listening to a raw recording of the prosecutor’s opening statement at Mandela’s trial. … It was thrilling to hear the actual words. But it wasn’t until somebody in the courtroom coughed that I could really hear the echo and dimensions of the room, the stillness of the afternoon, the hushed anticipation of the trial. The cough put me in that courtroom.”

The Audie Award winner draws from over 50 hours of archival recordings and many more hours of contemporary interviews with living witnesses to South Africa’s turbulent history. Produced by Radio Diaries and available from HighBridge Audio, Mandela: An Audio History is hosted by Desmond Tutu with commentary by Nelson Mandela and a foreword by Joe Richman.

The audiobook industry’s premier awards program in the United States, the Audies recognizes distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. Often referred to as the “Oscars of spoken-word entertainment,” the evening gathers authors, narrators and publishers from across the industry. Newbery Award–winning author and acclaimed narrator Jack Gantos emceed the event.

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Featured Audio Giveaway – May 2015 – So Many Roads

May 1st, 2015 by Administrator · Featured Audio Giveaways

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So Many Roads: The Life and Times of The Grateful Dead

David Browne; read by Sean Runnette

An acclaimed journalist sheds new light on one of rock’s most iconic bands.

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Congratulations to Sherry Oliver, winner of our previous giveaway, The Tapestry! Thanks to all who participated.

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HighBridge goes to the movies – again!

April 23rd, 2015 by Administrator · HighBridge at the Movies

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We’re delighted to report that Legendary Pictures, the powerhouse production team behind such films as “Unbroken” and “Jurassic World,” has assigned director Jim Mickle (“Cold in July”) to direct the film version of John Maclean’s THE ESPERANZA FIRE.

The Esperanza Fire It’s the true story of a tight-knit community of firefighters battling a perfect storm of wildfires near Cabazon, CA in 2006. The fire and resulting deaths led to the first-ever conviction of a wild-land arsonist for first-degree murder.

Available now on audio from HighBridge.

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The Danish Girl

April 22nd, 2015 by Administrator · HighBridge at the Movies

Brain on Fire Exciting news! The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff is being made into a movie!

Set against the glitz and decadence of 1920s Copenhagen, Dresden and Paris, this stunning novel explores the boundaries of sex and gender, love and marriage.

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

Les Miserables director Tom Hooper and star Eddie Redmayne reunite for The Danish Girl. ‘The Drop’ actor Matthias Schoenaerts will costar opposite Eddie Redmayne. Movie release date TBD.

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