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Archive for December, 2008

Fri, December 12th, 2008
Happy Holidays!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Fri, December 12th, 2008
Free Audiobook: Black River by Dean Koontz
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audible announces To celebrate the announcement of Zune’s compatability with Audible, we’re proudly making Dean Koontz’ Black River available as a FREE download. Simply click the “Get It Now” button below, and you’ll be on your way. Narrated by the inestimable Scott Brick, this adult title from master suspense storyteller Koontz sounds like a sure-fire […]

Thu, December 11th, 2008
Today’s Video Break
Posted by: Mary Burkey

A video break – enjoy! This Is Where We Live from 4th Estate on Vimeo.

Wed, December 10th, 2008
Audiobook discussion list
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audiobook expert Pam Spencer Holley, the amazing woman who spearheaded the Odyssey Award Task Force and the chair of this year’s Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production, sent me information about an audiobook discussion list that I didn’t know about. So of course, I immediately subscribed! Thanks, Pam! Here’s more information… AUDIOBOOKS is a […]

Tue, December 9th, 2008
Audiobooks for Babies
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Yesterday morning I pulled the perfect audiobook from my “listening shelf” – It’s Time to Sleep My Love & On the Night You Were Born: The You are Loved Collection from MacMillan. Lovely lullaby tunes composed and performed by Sally Taylor, daughter of music legends James Taylor and Carly Simon coupled with the text from […]

Mon, December 8th, 2008
Podiobooks: Free, Serialized Audiobooks
Posted by: Mary Burkey

What’s a Podiobook? Think of it as a 21st-century version of Dickens’s serialized novels – for free. Tech-savvy writers have by-passed print publishing entirely, posting chapter-by-chapter audio versions of their books online. There’s a wide range of literary quality & audio production in the over 250 titles available for download. GoodReads has selected 50 top […]

Sat, December 6th, 2008
Importing audiobooks to iTunes 8
Posted by: Mary Burkey

One of the most popular posts from my pre-Booklist Audiobooker blog was a how-to description on ripping audiobook CDs to iTunes. The new iTunes 8 upgrade is a definite must for iTunes-using audiobooker lovers, as it includes MUCH easier importing of audiobooks to  iTunes, iPods, and iPhones allowing varible speed listening (slow, medium, or fast), […]

Fri, December 5th, 2008
Audiobooker’s Choice, Part Three
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here is Part Three of Audiobooker’s Choice: a completely personal list of my suggestions for great audiobook listening for children & young adults (and grown-ups who love a good story). Part One includes titles beginning with A-C, Part Two has D-M, and today we have the end of the alphabet. Now you have a holiday […]

Wed, December 3rd, 2008
Audiobooker’s Choice, Part Two
Posted by: Mary Burkey

On to Part Two of Audiobooker’s Choice – a completely personal list of my suggestions for great audiobook listening for children & young adults (and grown-ups who love a good story). This isn’t an official “best of the best” where winners gain gold medals. Just my way of being your personal online audiobook librarian! Hope […]

Wed, December 3rd, 2008
Nintendo eBook reader!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

According to this post in PC Pro, Nintendo has confirmed that it will be selling a “100 Classic Books Collection” cartridge, and will offer ebook downloads through the DS’s WiFi connection. Cool. What’s next? Who knows – maybe downloadable audiobooks – it has sound, after all. And if you think that just kids have the […]

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