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

Archive for December, 2009

Thu, December 31st, 2009
Amazing book trailer: Going West
Posted by: Mary Burkey

New Zealand National Book Council’s promotion for Maurice Gee’s novel: Thanks to the Huffington Post for the link!


Mon, December 28th, 2009
Alcott on PBS
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Enter to win the audiobook here: bit.ly/4rdpwa. Booklist’s Top Video of 2009, Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women , will be shown on December 28th on PBS’s American Masters. Learn more about this film and Harriet Reisen’s companion biography in my Inside the Audiobook Studio interview with Reisen. Once you’ve decided on the […]


Sun, December 27th, 2009
Free audiobook: Sherlock Holmes
Posted by: Mary Burkey

New MP3 player + current movie = perfect listening choice! If you are looking for a great freebie, there’s only two days left for the downloads offered on AudioFile magazine’s Listeners’ Guide to Sherlock Holmes web page. I highlighted Naxos AudioBooks marvelous recordings of  The Complete Sherlock Holmes in this Inside the Audiobook Studio interview […]


Wed, December 23rd, 2009
Inside the Audiobook Studio: Katherine Kellgren
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Neil Gaiman kicked off the Twitter audiobook that Katherine Kellgren reads in today’s peek inside BBC Audiobooks America’s recording of  Hearts, Keys, and Puppetry – available as a free download. The BBCAA’s Twitterverse audiobook creation was one of the Top Audiobook Stories of 2009, as reported by GalleyCat. BBCAA’s Facebook fans were the first to […]


Sat, December 19th, 2009
Today’s Video Break: KidLit Crossover – Onion Style
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Librarians & booksellers everywhere will tell you that KidLit & YA crossovers are hot, hot, hot. If your book group has devoured Twilight and Harry Potter, the Onion has a terrific suggestion for you: Green Man! And as the Onion notes on the video crawl, the titles are available as audiobooks for those who find […]


Thu, December 17th, 2009
Inside the Audiobook Studio: Harriet Reisen
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Louisa May Alcott’s biographer gives her own voice to an audiobook that brilliantly reveals the woman behind novels that have so strongly influenced generations of readers. As I mentioned in a comment on the Book Group Buzz blog about nostalgic reading memories, I had an Alcott fan club whose secret headquarters was behind the living […]


Wed, December 16th, 2009
Android app for OverDrive Audiobooks
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Yay! Free downloads from my public library! As the proud owner of  a shiny new Android phone, I was a bit bummed out that no audiobook download app was available. But today OverDrive announced that they will release their Android app on December 21st, to compliment their current Windows Mobile app. Thanks for the holiday […]


Mon, December 14th, 2009
Read Alert: Sneak Peak at Booklist’s Top of the List
Posted by: Mary Burkey

2009′s best audiobooks, videos, reference, fiction, and non-fiction, as selected by Booklist Magazine’s editors, are available in the Dec 10th Special Edition of Read Alert, BooklistOnline’s free email newsletter. You’ll get the full list with annotations in Booklist’s January issue.  I was thrilled to see an audiobook that I’ve already rhapsodised about named Top of […]


Sat, December 12th, 2009
Cory Doctorow on audiobooks
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Digital Rights Management and download restrictions are the subject of Doctorow’s Publisher’s Weekly column With a Little Help: Can You Hear Me Now? Doctorow joins fellow author Neil Gaiman in sharing his love of audiobooks, while highlighting the roadblocks that rights management puts in the path of transferring an audiobook author’s work to the ears […]


Wed, December 9th, 2009
Free Audiobook: A Confederacy of Dunces
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Download Toole’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comic classic here http://ow.ly/JZfQ. The offer is good through Dec. 15, 2009. Audible seems to be on a roll with free downloads announced via their Twitter feed. Follow @Audible_com to be the first to hear about freebies or learn about exclusive listens such as Orson Scott Card’s newest novel Hidden Empire […]





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