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

Archive for January, 2011

Thu, January 27th, 2011
Squawking with pride!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Weston Woods gave me the chance to be part of  an ALA Notable production! You might remember my post about recording the background clucks and squawks for Rebecca Emberley & Ed Emberley’s Chicken Little, hilariously narrated by the reboubtable Walter Mayes. Connie Rockman & I had a complete blast behind the mic providing the “voices” […]


Wed, January 26th, 2011
Digital Synchronicity through enhanced audiobooks
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Are libraries being left behind in the shift to digital media? Much of the buzz at ALA Midwinter concerned eBooks, as highlighted in the  AL Inside Scoop “Capacity Crowd Talks Ebooks” blog post by Greg Landgraf, which includes this quote from Sue Polanka: “The market is going very fast, and it’s leaving us behind.” In […]


Tue, January 25th, 2011
Free audiobook: Bill Pronzini’s Booktaker
Posted by: Mary Burkey

One week left to grab Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Pronzini’s tale of The Nameless Detective and his quest to solve a mystery involving an antiquarian bookstore and purloined rare volumes. Download the story from AudioGo before the end of January, and enjoy Nick Sullivan’s voicing of the every-man sleuth. Be sure to check […]


Mon, January 24th, 2011
Golden voice gone? Find out-of-print audiobooks on WorldCat
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Flo Gibson’s 1,134 audiobook recordings hold a life’s-work of stellar narration. When Ms. Gibson, founder of Audio Book Contractors, passed away last week at the age of 86, the New York Times hailed her as “the Grand Dame of Audiobooks.” Margalit Fox’s NYT story highlighted a near 40-year career voicing unabridged classics that served as […]


Sun, January 23rd, 2011
Gary Paulsen records own books
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Great video interview on audiobooks & the writing  process from a literary icon. Children’s & YA lit expert Ed Spicer, host of the SpicyReads blog and the SpicyGuyReader YouTube channel, captured this quintessentially Paulsen informal chat on film during Paulsen’s recording of his books My Life in Dog Years and  Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers […]


Fri, January 21st, 2011
Audiobook stars at ALA
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Odyssey Award, Amazing Audiobooks, Notable Children’s Recordings: 49 best spoken word productions for children & young adults are the audiobook stars of the American Library Association’s 2011 annual award and recommended selection lists. I’ve compiled a combined list of all three below, to make your ordering & listening easier! You can find more information and […]


Wed, January 5th, 2011
Award-winning Audiobooks at ALA Midwinter
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The Odyssey Award, Notable Children’s Recordings, Amazing Audiobooks – ALA Midwinter has lots of audiobooks activity. Want to check out the nominated titles? You can see the entire ALSC  (for children up to age 14) 2011 Notable Children’s Recordings discussion list here, plus you are welcome to sit in on the committee meetings at the […]





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