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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Garth Nix Narrator: Nicola Barber, Raphael Corkhill, Christian Coulson, Steven Crossley, Michael Crouch, John Lee, Polly Lee, Davina Porter, Raj Varhma, Roger Wayne Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780062398123
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To Hold the Bridge is an entertaining short story collection from bestselling fantasy author Garth Nix, including an Old Kingdom novella, a short story set in the same world as Shade’s Children, and another story set in the world of A Confusion of Princes.

Garth Nix is renowned for his legendary fantasy works, but To Hold the Bridge showcases his versatility as the collection offers nineteen short stories from every genre of literature, including science fiction, paranormal, realistic fiction, mystery, and adventure. Whether writing about vampires, detectives, ancient spirits, or odd jobs, Garth Nix’s ability to pull his readers into new worlds is extraordinary.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] collection of richly imagined short fiction…All but one story in this masterfully done archive of previously published stories are fantasy, horror, or science fiction and are populated by a host of outré beings, from vampires and angels to demons. Nix knows them well, and the result is a feast for speculative fiction fans of all ages.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “The title novella, set in Nix’s Old Kingdom, is the gem of this collection of nineteen stories…Invariably well written and featuring engaging characters throughout, these stories are all a pleasure to read…Nix’s fans will treasure this collection.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A collection of short speculative fiction showcases a hugely popular author…A tasty buffet for Nix fans and a comprehensive sampler for new readers.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “To accommodate such a diverse group of stories, this audiobook has ten narrators, with each narrator delivering a complete story. The arrangement allows each narrator to set the tone of his or her story. Every narration features a unique voice and is performed with accents that fit the particular work. For example, the witches, vampires, and cadets of The Worshipful Company of the Greenwash & Field Market Bridge are all given voices that fit their characters. Each narrator is a good fit for the stories he or she delivers, and the totality of the narration results in a captivating collection.”

    AudioFile

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About the Author
Author Garth Nix

Garth Nix, born in Melbourne, Australia, has worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve, before becoming a full-time writer in 2001. His books include the award-winning fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen and the science fiction adventure A Confusion of Princes. His fantasy novels for younger readers include The Ragwitch, the six books of the Seventh Tower sequence, the Keys to the Kingdom series, and Troubletwisters, cowritten with Sean Williams. More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world, and his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the Australian, and London’s Guardian and Sunday Times.

About the Narrators

Nicola Barber, a British voice actress with over a decade of experience, has won four Earphone Awards for narration from AudioFile Magazine and has recorded national radio spots for Verizon Wireless, Virgin Airlines, and Hilton Hotels, as well as national TV commercials. She specializes in commercials, corporate videos, audiobooks, phone systems, and training videos. She has narrated over a dozen books for authors such as Barbara Taylor Bradford and Maureen Johnson.

Raphael Corkhill grew up in central London and attended the renowned Eton College before moving to the United States to attend Princeton University, after which he completed his MFA acting degree at the University of Southern California. Raphael’s recent credits include the Los Angeles Theatre Center’s production of Short Eyes, A Happy End at the Museum of Tolerance, and Luke Eberl’s latest film, The Movie. Raphael’s voice-over work includes the Weinstein Company’s upcoming feature Lawless and the award-winning short film Wrecks and Violins.

Christian Coulson is an audiobook narrator and an actor best known for his role as Tom Marvolo Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Other film credits include Take Me Back, I Am Nasrine, and Amateurs. He is the winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Steven Crossley, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, has built a career on both sides of the Atlantic as an actor and audiobook narrator, for which he has won twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He is a member of the internationally renowned theater company Complicite and has appeared in numerous theater, television, film, and radio dramas.

Michael Crouch is an Audie Award–winning actor based in New York City. His audiobook narration has earned nine Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine and Best of the Year accolades from Booklist, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. He can also be heard on national commercials, cartoons, video games, and the animé series Pokémon XY and Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V.

John Lee has read more than 100 audiobooks. His work has garnered multiple Earphones Awards and won AudioFile‘s Best Voice in Fiction & Classics in both 2008 and 2009. He also narrates video games, does voice-over work, and writes plays. He is an accomplished stage actor and has written and co-produced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit. He played Alydon in the 1963–64 Doctor Who serial The Daleks.

Polly Lee, an Earphones Awardwinning narrtor,is an actress from London who has appeared in the off-Broadway shows Lenin’s Embalmer’s, Close Ties, Slag Heap, The October Crisis, and others. She received her BA from London University and an MFA from the New School in New York.

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. In 2006, she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Female Narration and in 2004 for Best Inspirational Literature Narration.She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and has won nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she has appeared on stage at the Vineyard Playhouse and The Square One Theater, among others.

Roger Wayne joined the Air Force as a radio and television broadcast journalist in 2004. After basic training he went to Fort Meade to train for military broadcasting. He was stationed in South Korea and won several awards for his work, including Best Radio Commercial military-wide in 2006 and Best Feature Story for the Air Force. He is now an actor living in New York, narrating audiobooks, working on independent film projects, performing off Broadway, and auditioning for major network shows.