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

Archive for April, 2010

Mon, April 26th, 2010
Robin Hood Audiobook – For Free!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Before the new movie, listen to Pyle’s classic The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood narrated by Simon Vance, Booklist Magazine’s “Voice of Choice.” You can download the 9 hour, 30 minute title for FREE for a limited time from Tantor Media. Click here for all the details. You just have to sign up for a […]

Wed, April 21st, 2010
OverDrive iApp
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Free audiobooks from the public library? Now iPhone, iTouch, and iPad owners can join the Android, BlackBerry, and Window Mobile users in downloading audiobooks from OverDrive. Here’s more from the official press release: OverDrive, the leading global distributor of audiobooks and eBooks to libraries and retailers, today announced the availability of OverDrive’s free audiobook application […]

Fri, April 16th, 2010
Today’s Video Break: Generic Movie Trailer
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Just for fun… Today’s video break:

Tue, April 13th, 2010
Publisher’s Forum: BBC Audiobooks America
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Make your opinions heard – sound off so that publishers will know what the buyers and consumers need and want from the audiobook producers! This first open forum on a current topic of interest in the audiobook community arose from a conversation with BBC Audiobook America’s Marketing Director Michele Cobb. We pondered the constraints that […]

Mon, April 12th, 2010
Audie Awards Finalists
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Top contenders for Audiobook of the Year and  Distinguished Achievement in Production awards from the Audio Publishers Association (click here for the complete list of Audie nominees): APA Announces Nominees for Most Prestigious Audies Awards Gary Dell’Abate, Howard Stern Show Executive Producer and Avid Audiobook Listener, to Host Audies Gala on May 25 The Audio […]

Sat, April 10th, 2010
Transmedia via app: Brave New World?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Text, audiobook, video, & photos synced via iTunes app? In this Reuters report, Dean Goodman reports that You Can’t Always Get What You Want, the tell-all memoir of rock & roll roadie Sam Cutler, is the first simultaneous release as an iPhone app in North America. In the free-wheeling Wild West of text morphing to […]

Fri, April 9th, 2010
Inside the Audiobook Studio
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Bruce Coville directs Dan Bostick in Full Cast Audio’s production of Space Station Rat. Be sure to watch all of the videos on Full Cast’s YouTube Channel!

Sun, April 4th, 2010
Audiobook player apps – What’s your favorite?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Do you listen on your Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, or Palm phone? Replacing a stand-alone MP3 player with the cell phone in your pocket makes life a bit easier. But the default music player often doesn’t meet the requirements of serious audiobook addicts. I received an email from blog reader Judd who’s developed his own player […]

Fri, April 2nd, 2010
Today’s video break: Tangle-free headphones!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Just back from Spring Break, where I spent way too many minutes untangling headphones from a variety of listening devices in my backpack. Wish I had known about this trick a week ago!

Thu, April 1st, 2010
News break! Audios for canines!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Today Recorded Books announced Animal Acoustics: audiobooks made specially for your dog! This new product line will start shipping next week. Here’s more on this exciting April 1st announcement direct from Recorded Books: Many people are already asking where this groundbreaking idea came from, and we were lucky enough to sit down with Recorded Books […]

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