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

Archive for July, 2009

Fri, July 31st, 2009
Spooky Apple iPhone Patent
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Change audiobook narrator to your mom’s voice? Have Oprah read you her latest Book Club title? Want Paul McCartney to read you a bedtime story? Listen to Madonna rather than your history professor? That’s what tech detective hounds claim will be in the iPhone future through these patented inventions. Here’s more from the post on […]


Wed, July 29th, 2009
Today’s Video Break: MacBook Wheel
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Check in next Wednesday for a new “Inside the Audiobook Studio.” I’m taking the day off to celebrate my birthday. Perhaps I’ll get this awesome new iPhone announced in the Onion – or maybe the cool laptop below. I do love shiny gadgets… Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard


Wed, July 29th, 2009
Comment power!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Wonder if your comments are heard? John Green, Kaite Mediatore Stover, Nora Rawlinson, and I responded to Keir Graff as he posed the comment question during the “Books and Blogs: Made for Each Other?” session at the American Library Association’s annual conference. Of course I recorded the session for you audiophiles, available here The general […]


Tue, July 28th, 2009
Max Brooks at Comic-Com
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Watch this video on recording World War Z & The Zombie Survival Handbook as audiobooks. Interestingly, Brooks praises the Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic‘s audiobooks, featured in this Comic-Con post with Stan Lee, for helping him make it through school as a student with reading difficulties. World War Z is one of my personal […]


Fri, July 24th, 2009
Today’s Video Break: Stan Lee
Posted by: Mary Burkey

In honor of Comic-Con, watch superhero legend Lee record his Feedback comic book for Reading for the Blind & Dyslexic, the nation’s educational library serving people with print disabilities.


Wed, July 22nd, 2009
Inside the Audiobook Studio with Michael Jackson Unmasked
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Something new on Audiobooker! Each Wednesday, I will have a guest member of the audiobook community stop in to answer five questions and share the nitty-gritty of what happens “Inside the Audiobook Studio.” Comments will range from the interestingly informative to the blushingly embarrassing – as in the PG-13 rated comment from narrator Richard Allen […]


Wed, July 22nd, 2009
Coretta Scott King Book Award Resources
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audio, video, lesson plans & more available for free at Teaching Books.net. Here’s more from TeachingBook’s founder, Nick Glass: A few weeks ago I posted a request for a few hard-to-find cover images of books that were recognized by the Coretta Scott King Book Award. Needless to say, ALSC colleagues came through — generously scanning […]


Tue, July 21st, 2009
Free Magic Tree House Audiobook
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Wendy’s & Listening Library team up to provide an awesome freebie to hook kids on summertime reading with their ears – and for teachers & parents to build an audiobook collection. Make that car trip easier with an audiobook & activity sheets printed out from the Magic Tree House Classroom Club. There’s even a 25% […]


Mon, July 20th, 2009
Evaluating Audiobooks on… Audio!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Click here for a link to the audio recording of our ALA session “Evaluating Audiobooks for Children & Teens” – with tips for anyone interested in learning how to talk the talk of audiobooks. Be sure to check out this post for the session notes, PowerPoint, and more. And if you’d like even more research […]


Wed, July 15th, 2009
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
Posted by: Mary Burkey

OMG – this is the best book trailer I’ve seen yet: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters from Quirk Classics I loooved the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies audiobook – currently available as download-only from Audible, not until October on CD  from Brilliance. Total strangers wondered about my sanity as I strolled down the sidewalk […]





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