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

Archive for April, 2009

Tue, April 28th, 2009
WorldCat for audiobook information
Posted by: Mary Burkey

If you are ever trying to track down the availability of a title in audiobook format, don’t waste time on store sites such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble. You’ll miss titles published by Recorded Books, BBC Audio, or other major audiobook companies. Or you might find only the mass-market abridged version, and never realize […]

Wed, April 22nd, 2009
Free Audiobook Short Stories from Barnes & Noble
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Grab nine FREE short stories from best-selling authors. Just click here, open a Barnes & Nobel account, add the titles to your cart, and download! It looks as though the titles each cost a penny, but there is no charge at the final checkout. Enjoy!

Tue, April 21st, 2009
Random House UK’s Book and Beyond
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Now this is awesome! Random House UK’s Book and Beyond offers added content to each eBook purchased and downloaded, from video clips to games & quizzes. Check out the terrific plus when The Book Thief is purchased – the reader chooses either to read the eBook or listen to the audiobook at the beginning of […]

Mon, April 20th, 2009
Audies finialsts announced: Distinguished Achievement in Production & Audiobook of the Year Awards
Posted by: Mary Burkey

I had the pleasure of serving as a judge for the Audies‘ Distinguished Achievement in Production award, with the wonderful requirement of critically listening to outstanding audiobooks. Here’s the official press release on the nominees from the Audio Publishers Association: The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced three Audie nominees for the prestigious Audiobook of […]

Thu, April 16th, 2009
Seen in PW: British Boys aka Mr. Yumm
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Nice article by Elizabeth Bluemie in PW’s Shelftalker: Let’s Hear It for the (British) Boys: Male Audiobook Narrators and the Bookseller Who Loves Them. I completely agree with her choices – check out the roster and the comments for terrific suggestions. Those smooth British accents guarantee the “Mr. Yumm” effect!

Wed, April 15th, 2009
Today’s Video Break: Where the Wild Things Are
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Tue, April 14th, 2009
Listening with a Critical Ear Part 3
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Welcome to another look at evaluating audiobooks. In Part One & Part Two of Listening with a Critical Ear, I focused on the skills of the narrator. Today’s spotlight is on the production team and the music that creates the setting and mood of an audiobook. Often, it is the music that raises an audiobook […]

Mon, April 13th, 2009
Audible Voice of a Wise Person
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The power of the human voice is the foundation of the One Media Player per Teacher project. With the goal of breaking the bonds of poverty for those who live in areas where electricity and internet access are impossibilities, the OMPT project has developed amazing low-cost solar & hand-cranked audio and video players. Learn more […]

Fri, April 10th, 2009
Operation Audiobook
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The American military knows the value of great literature for personnel & family members, available at no cost through base libraries & Military OneSource – from the newest fiction bestseller to Arabic languge learning. Playaway has supplied over 150,00 audiobook titles through their military program. The Wyoming State Library has developed another great outreach program: […]

Tue, April 7th, 2009
Today’s video break: Flutter
Posted by: Mary Burkey

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