Bright's Passage Audiobook (6 CD Set)


Read by Josh Ritter

• Bright's Passage: the Audiobook (6-CD set)
• Read by Josh Ritter
• Score composed by Zachariah Hickman
• Art & Illustration by Matthew Fleming

This limited-edition 6-CD package includes a bonus music disc, "Five Angels," featuring Josh, Chris Thile, Tift Merritt, and Josh Kaufman performing five songs about angels live at the Rare Book Room studio in Brooklyn. It includes the previously unreleased song "One Step Down."

Track Listing for music disc:

Girl in the War
Folk Bloodbath
One Step Down

Note from Josh on the audiobook:

"I’ve been listening to audio books ever since I was a child. Thrillers, classics, sci-fi, history, mystery, bodice-rippers, seat-grippers, swash-bucklers, hard-boilers, noir, fantasy, short stories, pop-psychs, biographies, hagiographies and travelogues, if I could get my hands on a recorded book, I devoured it.

Maybe it goes back to the cavemen telling stories around a fire. Maybe it has something to do with the way my parents read to my brother and me when we were small. Maybe it’s just about wanting to close my eyes and have the world of the story wash over me. Maybe it’s all those things. As I’ve gotten older my audio book habit has grown to the point where I’ll probably listen to twenty of them year in addition to my music and reading habit.

One of the most exciting things about publishing Bright’s Passage was realizing that I could record the audio book if I wanted to. So, this past February, I flew to Detroit and did just that.

To accompany my (stellar) narration, Zack Hickman wrote a beautiful, heartbreaking score. I also collected five songs that I’ve written involving angels and recorded them with my friends Chris Thile, Tift Merritt and Josh Kaufman.

Writing Bright’s Passage was so exciting and entertaining and fun. Getting to record it as an audio book has only added to that adventure. I hope you enjoy it!"