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

Archive for October, 2010

Sun, October 31st, 2010
Happy Halloween!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Check out this awesome light show animation to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Thanks to Neatorama for the link.


Sat, October 30th, 2010
10 FREE Halloween downloads: A fright fest from Scott Brick
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Celebrating Neil Gaiman’s All Hallow’s Read? Hurry to claim your freebie! This just in from Scott Brick: Just in time for Halloween! Announcing the newest installment in my First Editions line of audiobooks: Scott Brick Presents GOTHIC HORROR: BLOODCURDLING TALES FROM THE WORLD’S GREATEST AUTHORS. I’ve long been a fan of the horror genre. True […]


Tue, October 26th, 2010
Do you have the living dead on your library shelves?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Sony put a stake through the heart of the Walkman this week, putting another nail in the coffin of the cassette. I must admit that I still have a few good old books on cassette on my middle school library shelves – but I also have cheap personal cassette players for check out. 21st century […]


Mon, October 25th, 2010
All Facts Considered
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Click here & listen to a great interview with NPR librarian Kee Malesk, celebrating the publication of her book All Facts Considered: The Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge. In her twenty years researching the mundane and the marvelous, Malesk has collected a vast store of tidbits gleaned from the stories filed by NPR’s reporters. Learn […]


Tue, October 19th, 2010
Today’s FREE audiobook Frankenstein
Posted by: Mary Burkey

It’s no trick -  treat yourself to the perfect Halloween season listen:  Frankenstein, narrated by Simon Vance (Booklist’s 2008 Voice of Choice). Tantor Audio is offering the free download of the 8 hour, 30 minute classic for a “limited time,” so I suggest downloading it NOW. Just visit the Tantor website here and grab the […]


Mon, October 18th, 2010
Inside the audiobook studio: Knitting Out Loud
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Crafts + cooking + audiobooks = cozy fall activities. As the days grow colder, and we move indoors, homebodies return to the kitchen and couch with activities that are perfect for audiobook accompaniment. Libraries and book clubs looking for something new might want to connect with readers who keep their hands busy with audiobook/craft/cookery displays, […]


Sun, October 10th, 2010
Assistive Accessibility & Audiobooks
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Digital media are shrinking the accessibility divide, from the UK’s Publishers Association, to the US Capitol, and the UN Global Copyright discussions by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). An article in The Bookseller highlights the joint announcement by Britain’s The Publishers Association, The Society of Authors, The Association of Authors Agents and The Right […]


Tue, October 5th, 2010
In My Mailbox
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Tantor in the news & the top downloads of September: A great story featuring Kevin & Laura Colebank, co-founders of Tantor Media, in the article “Audio Book Firm Makes Itself Heard” by Anthony Cronin which profiles the company that is a “successful business that today employs 75 and produces 50 new titles a month from […]


Mon, October 4th, 2010
Arthur Slade on audiobooks
Posted by: Mary Burkey

How does an author react when hearing his words interpreted by a narrator? I’m always curious to know the impact that the audiobook recording makes on the person who spent blood, sweat, and years writing those words. I just finished listening to The Dark Deeps, and love Jayne Entwistle’s narration of book two in the […]


Sun, October 3rd, 2010
Heard any good books lately, Zelda?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Would you watch a book read aloud on stage? In today’s NYT, “Gatz” – The Great Gatsby read by the cast of the  Elevator Repair Service over seven hours – is reviewed by Charles McGrath, along with reflections on the differences between reading text and experiencing audiobooks. Here’s a quote: This, or something like it, […]





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