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

Archive for September, 2009

Wed, September 30th, 2009
Inside the Audiobook Studio: Sara Zarr
Posted by: Mary Burkey

These  fantastic videos show the recording of  YA novel Once Was Lost, with great interviews and on-location footage. The multi-talented Sara Zarr not only writes terrific titles such as her National Book Award finalist The Story of a Girl, she also narrates her own audiobooks, as she did for Sweethearts, The Story of a Girl, […]

Tue, September 29th, 2009
Disney Look and Listen Online
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Multimedia downloads equal newfangled audiobooks for beginning readers – now with a new mainstream player entering the field. Disney offers an interactive online books subscription service for kids, featuring over 500 titles, ranging from old favorites like Bambi to new pop culture tie-ins such as Hannah Montana. Looks like they’re marketing to parents, with educational […]

Tue, September 22nd, 2009
Inside the Audiobook Studio: Riot by Walter Dean Myers
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Exclusive video and audio clips and an interview with producer Dan Zitt  – what a great visit inside the recording of Walter Dean Myers’ Riot. Listen to this clip <> of the audiobook released today by Listening Library, and be sure to watch the video at the bottom of the post where you’ll  really be […]

Mon, September 21st, 2009
Guys Listen!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The completely redesigned Guys Read website and the awesome Guys Listen initiative are fantastic tools to promote reading of all types for young men & boys. All hail our National Ambassador of Children’s Literature, Jon Scieszka, for initiating these web-based literacy programs as part of his mission  to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers. I […]

Mon, September 21st, 2009
Today’s video break: Just for fun
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Amazing video: Rube Goldberg to the max – from Britan’s Baynham & Tyres

Sat, September 19th, 2009
Talk like a Pirate!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here’s a video of a true pirate-talking professional in the recording studio – in Part 1 of Ahaarrrr! Be sure to watch Part 2 & Part 3 – or visit Proxima UK for the complete 8 minute film written by & starring Jonathan Kydd and directed by Steven Skinner. And yes, you’re right. I did […]

Wed, September 16th, 2009
What’s hot in audiobook romance?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Chime in with your favorite listen in the comments – do you love a great tear-jerker? Laugh at chick-lit girls-vs-guy humor? Languish while fantasizing about the bare-chested hero of a Regency bodice-ripper? I had great fun writing this article <>about audiobook romances for Booklist Magazine, turning my ears to a genre I had never given […]

Mon, September 14th, 2009
Got 24 hours? Listen to the Health Care bill!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Wow. The New York Times, in a Sept. 13 article by Andrew Adam Newman, reports on a group of audiobook narrators & volunteers spearheaded by voice actors Diane Havens and Kathleen Keesling, who recorded the entire H.R. 3200 – over 1,000 pages of legal lingo clocking in at just under an entire day of listening. […]

Sat, September 12th, 2009
Today’s video break: Jim Dale reads Return to the Hundred Acre Woods
Posted by: Mary Burkey

I must admit to trepidation about the authorized new Winnie-the-Pooh book Return to the Hundred Acre Woods by David Debenedicts. But the video of Jim Dale in the recording studio reading the book’s Exposition is calming the rumbly in my tumbly a bit.  Click here to find out more about the book from the Penguin Group website.

Thu, September 10th, 2009
Today’s Video Break: Stitches by David Small
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Paul Gagne sent me this note today:  ”A number of months ago David Small had asked Gary McGivney, the director who animated David’s artwork for the Weston Woods productions of So You Want to be President? and My Senator and Me, to create a series of short videos to promote his new book, Stitches. They’ve just been […]

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