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Mary Burkey, a teacher, librarian, and audiobook addict, writes about listening, learning, and the joy of headsets

Archive for December, 2008

Wed, December 31st, 2008
Audiobook Listening Challenge
Posted by: Mary Burkey

J.Kaye’s Book Blog is hosting an audiobook listening challenge for 2009. Think you can listen to 12 titles next year? Make it a New Year’s Resolution. Join in – and use the suggestions in my Audiobooker’s Choice part 1, part 2, and part 3 to get started! Or leave a comment with your suggestions of […]

Tue, December 30th, 2008
Today’s Video Break: Tough times? Use the library!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The Upper Arlington Public Library, one of my local libraries, posted this on their home page. Wish the story had mentioned the 24/7 availability of library services such as audiobook downloads! Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

Sat, December 27th, 2008
New iPod for the holidays?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Did you find a new shiny toy in your stocking? Packing up your old iPod ready to ship to the Island of Misfit Toys? Give it a second chance! If you are like me, you just might have at least one old iPod languishing at the bottom of the technology drawer, nested in a bundle […]

Sat, December 20th, 2008
Mock Odyssey Award – Cast your vote!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Last year at this time, I was tethered to my headphones, constantly listening to the best audiobooks of the year as chair of the Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production. This year, I can indulge in the speculation about which titles will be under discussion behind locked doors in Denver. And I can’t wait […]

Fri, December 19th, 2008
Nokia Audiobooks
Posted by: Mary Burkey

I predict that the mobile phone will soon become the One Device to Rule Them All – just one gadget to carry for phone calls, music, eBooks, photos, games, GPS, video, and more. But most importantly, our cell phone will be our audiobook playback device, with Bluetooth connectivity to radio & stereo and instant downloads […]

Fri, December 19th, 2008
AudibleKids: Enhanced Audiobooks
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audible, the mega-retailer of downloaded audiobooks, launched AudibleKids last spring. The site is a portal for purchasing audiobooks for ages 0 to 13+up. It looks inviting and has lots of interactive features. It is searchable by category, age and grade level. Each title has a clip to sample. Users may create suggestions lists and write […]

Thu, December 18th, 2008
Free Audiobook: Firstborn by Brandon Sanderson
Posted by: Mary Burkey is the place to find the best in science fiction & fantasy. Great blogs, graphic strips, free ebooks and more. A new feature is Brandon Sanderson’s short story Firstborn – click the “Listen” link on the left of the screen to hear Sanderson and his wife read the short story aloud to you. Download […]

Wed, December 17th, 2008
Just for Fun – Dating for booklovers!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Penguin Publishing UK has an incredible web presence, The best idea? A dating service for lovers – of Penguin books! Oh – and while you’re on the site, visit the Penguin Podcasts with author interviews, book excerpts and more. You know I enjoyed the feature on The Really Useful Grandparents’ Book! Penguin USA also has […]

Tue, December 16th, 2008
The Tale of Despereaux – the film: Listen first!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

I am so glad the Alison Morris, PW’s Shelftalker blogger, gave us her movie review of a sneak-peek of Universial Picture’s The Tale of Despereaux. Especially as she kept referencing the awesome audiobook of Despereaux and how the film needed to measure up to the images created by audiobook narrator Graeme Malcolm and his marvelous […]

Mon, December 15th, 2008
Free Audiobook: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
Posted by: Mary Burkey

While this isn’t technically an audiobook, podcasts are a great way to find audio content, and often feature great literature. The New Yorker Magazine provides a fantastic service with its monthly fiction podcast. Here’s the scoop from their website: A. M. Homes reads Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery,” and discusses it with The New […]

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