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Archive for November, 2008

Thu, November 27th, 2008
New York Times Best Illustrated & Notable Children’s Books
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Want to test the Brad Pitt Factor for yourself? Here’s a list of the available audiobook editions of the New York Times’ picks for the top youth titles of 2008, from the Dec. 7th article Notable Children’s Books of 2008 and the slide show of the Best Ilustrated Children’s Books. Grab the audiobooks and see […]

Thu, November 27th, 2008
Free audiobook downloads!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Check out Audiobooker for updates on the newest freebie promotions for downloadable audiobooks. Here are two new free downloads: From Zondervan Christian Publishing: for a limited time: Free Audio Book Download Sin Boldly: A Field Guide for Grace by Cathleen Falsani To receive your free audio book, click on the download link below and save […]

Wed, November 26th, 2008
Holiday Shopping: Best audiobook MP3 players
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Planning your after-Thanksgiving shopping? Looking for an MP3 player for audiobook listening? Here’s cnet’s Holiday Gift Guide for MP3 & portable video players (including iPods), with some headphone suggestions. You can compare the suggestions to an earlier cnet article on Best MP3 players for audiobooks. There’s also a cnet Forum on Best, current MP3 players […]

Wed, November 26th, 2008
The Art & Science of Recommendations: the Brad Pitt Factor
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The New York Times had a recent interesting article: If You Like This, You’re Sure to Like That by Clive Thompson. The article examines the difficulty of using a computer program, such as NetFlix’s Cinematch, to create recommendation lists. I admit an addiction to clicking through my Amazon and iTunes recommendations, ofter lured into wildly […]

Tue, November 25th, 2008
The Goddess speaks: You have the right to read with your ears!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Dr. Teri Lesesne, better known as the Goddess of YA Literature, declared a YA Reader’s Bill of Rights at the recent ALAN conference during her keynote speech as the ALAN Award winner: YA Reader’s Bill of Rights 1. Right to read YA Literature at any age 2. Right to read extensively instead of intensively 3. […]

Tue, November 25th, 2008
National Day of Listening: November 28, 2008
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here’s a great way to celebrate the holidays with your family & friends: StoryCorp’s National Day of Listening. StoryCorp’s mission is “to help people honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening.” So they have posted a Do-It-Yourself guide to “encourage, instruct, and inspire people to record conversations with loved ones.” Take time to listen […]

Mon, November 24th, 2008
From Kliatt to Sound Commentary
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Looking for another audiobook link? Try Sound Commentary, an endeavor of Jean Palmer & Francine Levitov, two reviwers for the now-defunct Kliatt magazine. And I love their logo:

Sun, November 23rd, 2008
Bedtime stories via Instant Message
Posted by: Mary Burkey

From the U.K.’s Guardian, a story on British family entertainment company Chorion‘s new service that provides classic tales Mr Men, Paddington Bear, and Noddy with a new digital twist. “Time for a Story” allows children to interact with a distant adult who can share an online story through an Internet connection, webcam, and microphone. Get […]

Sat, November 22nd, 2008
Ohio State Buckeyes 42, Michigan 7
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here in Columbus, Ohio all is well! And for those of you who just can’t get enough of the Game… From Tyndale House Publishers From Hachette Audio Do you like sports audiobooks? Here is a great new blog to follow: Sports-Audiobooks Only two months old and over 70 posts!

Fri, November 21st, 2008
Counterfit audiobooks in the U.K.
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here’s an article on audiobooks being counterfeited and sold on eBay as bootleg CDs. Lemony Snicket, Harry Potter, Narnia, and Lord of the Rings are mentioned as top sellers. And the U.K. Publisher’s Associations report on e-piracy interestingly states that Science Fiction & Fantasy “accounts for most of the volume of pirated audio books.” Arrr!

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