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

Archive for June, 2010

Wed, June 30th, 2010
#ALA10 A Listening Odyssey
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Need suggestions for great children’s & YA listening? Check out the titles discussed during the American Library Association’s recent Annual Conference. Notable Children’s Recordings evaluates titles for kids ages birth to 14, and includes both music & audiobooks on the 2010 discussion list found here: http://bit.ly/b4sSbs. YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks discussed titles for teens ages 12-18 […]


Tue, June 22nd, 2010
ALA in DC?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Mingle with the best in audiobook narration & production at the FREE Odyssey Award reception Monday June 28th from 4:00pm – 5:30pm, in the Washington Convention Center room 145B. Join the celebration at ALA Annual in DC which will include the presentation of the gold medal to Odyssey winner Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken. […]


Mon, June 21st, 2010
Family audiobooks on the go
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Need a list of vacation suggestions that appeal to all ages? Here’s the list of great discussion starters, fantastic fantasy, historical heroes, and just plain fun from my “Voices in My Head” column in this month’s Booklist. I selected many of my favorite recent youth and young adult audiobooks that hold lots of  interest for […]


Wed, June 16th, 2010
Heading to ALA?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Always wanted to narrate an audiobook? Get on the mic and go to Oz at the “Lend Your Voice” project. Here’s the scoop from Random House Audio‘s Katherine Fleming, who’ll be running the recording sessions: American Library Association Annual Conference attendees better start warming up their vocal chords now, because at this year’s ALA, they’ll […]


Tue, June 15th, 2010
Audiobook Webinar Update
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Couldn’t attend? Now Hear This: Audiobooks from A to Z archive is now available FREE: http://vimeo.com/12498196. Great suggestions for new acquisitions and summer listening from presenters Cheryl Herman, Library Marketing Director, Books on Tape/Listening Library; Michele Lee Cobb, Director of Marketing, BBC Audiobooks America; and Susan Lovley, Director of Sales and Marketing, HighBridge Audio. As […]


Mon, June 14th, 2010
Today’s Video Break
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Geezers rejoice! Bring back the click clack of typing with the USB Manual Typewriter! Thanks, Neatorama


Thu, June 10th, 2010
Top audiobook narrator of 2010: Simon Prebble
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Booklist’s “Voice of Choice” recognition honors the stellar performer of over 500 titles in the June “Audiobook Showcase” issue. Joyce Saricks’ feature article highlights the myriad facets of Prebble’s 20-year career narrating an astounding spectrum of top titles. I’m a HUGE fan of Preble’s narration of Anthony Horowitz’s teen/tween novels, especially the creepy Raven’s Gate. […]


Tue, June 8th, 2010
Today’s Video Break: Michael Jackson + West Side Story
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Great editing = dance + music awesomeness!


Tue, June 8th, 2010
Digital age downfall
Posted by: Mary Burkey

File this comic strip away for Banned Book Week. I’d say it applies to downloaded audiobooks on your MP3 player, too. If only the price differential was the same as well Thanks, xkcd!


Sun, June 6th, 2010
Free audiobook webinar Tues 6/8
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Don’t forget to register for this free event! Booklist Webinar: Now Hear This—Audiobooks A to Z In this informative hourlong webinar, Booklist Media editor Sue-Ellen Beauregard and school librarian, Booklist columnist, and Booklist Online audiobook blogger Mary Burkey will be joined by representatives from Books on Tape/Listening Library, BBC Audiobooks America, and HighBridge Audio for […]





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