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Archive for February, 2010

Sun, February 28th, 2010
It’s all about the accent!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audio Books With a New York Accent, a NYT article by Corey Kilgannon, features the volunteer readers who record books with a New York state of mind for the NY Public Library’s Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library. Great reminder about the no-cost availablity of the wide range of audiobooks for those with vision […]


Sat, February 27th, 2010
Android phone + audiobook + auto
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Need connection tips for syncing your Android phone and your car stereo? Cnet has great how-to advice here! Perfect for those of you who are switching to your cell phone rather than CD or MP3 player as audiobook listening device – or for playing your music files or streaming apps such as Pandora. Awesome for […]


Fri, February 26th, 2010
Inside the Audiobook Studio: Paul Newman
Posted by: Mary Burkey

From Random House Audio: A. E. Hotchner first met Paul Newman in 1956 when the then relatively unknown actor assumed the lead role in Hotchner’s first television play, based on an Ernest Hemingway story. The project elevated both men from relative obscurity to recognition, and began a close and trusting friendship that lasted until Newman’s […]


Thu, February 25th, 2010
OverDrive for BlackBerry
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Download free audiobooks from the public library straight to your BlackBerry phone! OverDrive’s new app joins the Android app I’ve been enjoying on my phone. You can download all versions of the free software here. Want to find out which public libraries near you offer free audiobook, eBook, and music downloads through OverDrive? Try this […]


Sat, February 20th, 2010
Ingram MyiLibrary Audiobooks go to war
Posted by: Mary Burkey

3,000 downloadable audiobooks plus 500 eBooks are available to all military branches worldwide through a Department of Defense agreement with Ingram Content Group. Now all military personnel, and their dependents, can download titles from major publishers to any digital device through portals maintained by the DOD’s Morale, Welfare & Recreation branch library web sites. Ingram’s […]


Fri, February 19th, 2010
Audiobook / Book Club
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Interesting post on CSA Word‘s Facebook wall: Csa Word – the Good Ship Book Group in Kilburn will be split down the middle for a new experiment on 16th March 2010…half will be reading the paperback of Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London and half will be listening to the unabridged audiobook version […]


Tue, February 16th, 2010
Playaway upgrades sound quality
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Improving sound to CD clarity through “HDAudio,” Playaway announces that their entire stock will now ship in a simplified player featuring new functionality and enhanced listening. Plus, there’s new trademark orange shelf packaging for library customers. When I wrote Playaway: Grab-and-Go Audio a year ago, the drawback mentioned by librarians was that the sound quality […]


Tue, February 16th, 2010
Book lover’s comic
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Today’s Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller:


Mon, February 15th, 2010
Audies finalists announced
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Contenders for the best audiobook awards from the Audio Publishers Association were announced today on the APA website. It’s a collection of the top titles of 2010, well worth your investigation, whether for your own listening pleasure or to be sure your library has your patron’s top requests on hand. Winners will be announced on […]


Sat, February 13th, 2010
Dr. Seuss iPhone app
Posted by: Mary Burkey

They say eBook, I say audiobook readalong to go – all for $3.99. Oceanhouse Media has three innovative Dr. Seuss hybrids that combine the classic illustrations with narration, highlighting the text in sync with the audio. Watch the video to see how it works! Here’s more information from theĀ  Oceanhouse Media website: New features only […]





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