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Archive for December, 2010

Sun, December 26th, 2010
Daddy, Read to Me
Posted by: Mary Burkey

This story in today’s New York Times reminds us of the importance of reading in a child’s life – and to men behind bars who do not want to be forgotten by their children. Kudos to the NY Public Library for developing the Daddy & Me literacy outreach program where fathers read and record children’s […]


Thu, December 23rd, 2010
Booklist’s BEST audiobooks & gift give-aways!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Early presents! Booklist’s complete list of 2010′s top titles & five chances to win. Thirteen is your lucky number – you’ll find 13 audiobook titles for adults, and 13 for children & teens on the list below, linked to the Booklist reviews for more information, plus 13 days to win. Ever wonder just HOW many […]


Tue, December 21st, 2010
Narrators wanted!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The British Museum wants you to narrate a book! Think you’ve got what it takes? Join the worldwide project to collect as many English-speaking voices as possible reading Mr. Tickle by Roger Hargreaves. Yup, from the good old Mr. Men books my kids read when they were small (and who knew? They are still on […]


Mon, December 20th, 2010
It’s the BEST time of the year!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

List of 2010′s top titles abound, so let’s take a look at the audiobook best-of-the-year buzz. Last week, Booklist named The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest as the year’s top audiobook title, however the rest of the Booklist Editor’s Choice list won’t be released until January. But never fear – there are still plenty […]


Thu, December 16th, 2010
Top of the List audiobook
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Congratulations to the top 2010 audiobook: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson, read by Simon Vance and produced by Books on Tape. One of only eight titles on Booklist Magazine’s best-of-the-best Top of the List awards list – selected from the year’s Editor’s Choice titles, which will be announced in the […]


Wed, December 15th, 2010
Scott Brick’s Perfect Holiday Gift
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Settle in with a cup of hot cocoa and  listen to master narrator Scott Brick explain the power of the recorded word to evoke emotion, in the story of a perfect Christmas gift in Brick’s misty-eyed blog post you can read here. Here’s how it starts… Despite the fact that I’m writing this on July […]


Mon, December 13th, 2010
FREE Tales2Go subscription for educational programs
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here’s a great holiday gift from Tales2Go to cash-strapped schools & other educational programs. I suspect there are more than a few schools using iPod Touchs as hand-held computing devices, plus a few iPhone-toting teachers who will be convinced to put their phones to use in the classroom. Do you have any of the devices […]


Fri, December 10th, 2010
Tchaikovsky goes transmedia
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here’s another example of sound integrated into electronic print: Naxos’ Tchaikovsky – His Life and Music by Jeremy Siepmann. Back in August of 2009, I interviewed Naxos’ co-founder & publisher Nicolas Soames. Here’s a quote from that interview: What future trends or changing perceptions or technologies do you think will have the greatest/worst/revolutionary impact on […]


Wed, December 8th, 2010
Rudolph + The Police = new holiday classic!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Watch this video – and marvel at the genius of Monochonic’s mashup of Roxanne + Rudolph! Thanks, Neatorama!


Mon, December 6th, 2010
Oprah’s new picks, Google Books, & ebook reader shopping
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Public domain titles such as Oprah’s A Tale of Two Cities & Great Expectations make for perfect do-it-yourself enhanced ebooks – as detailed in this post on combining free audiobooks from LibriVox & free ebooks – whether from OverDrive’s no-cost additions to your library download center, or from the treasure trove released by Google Books […]





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