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

Archive for March, 2011

Wed, March 16th, 2011
Get Caught Listening – win big cash!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Need an audiobook promotion for your library? Why not piggyback with the Audio Publishers Association’s Get Caught Listening contest. You can grab the entry forms here: http://audiopub.org/getcaughtlisteningcontest.asp Participants create a fun & engaging three-minute-or-less video promoting audiobooks to try for a batch of great prizes, from Audible.com subscriptions to a $5000 grand prize, with $1,000 […]


Tue, March 15th, 2011
Keep Federal Funding for Audiobooks!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Recordings for the Blind & Dyslexic requests your support by signing an online petition – it’s a simple fill-in-the-blanks form that lets you join your voice to those of the hundreds of thousands of individuals who use audiobooks to provide accessible materials every day to achieve their highest potential in school and life. Here’s more […]


Thu, March 10th, 2011
My $199 Android tablet
Posted by: Mary Burkey

One Nook Color + 20 minutes of tech time = awesome shiny toy at bargain price. When a $50 coupon off the Nook Color’s regular $249  was announced last week, my personal price point alarm went off. I knew about the easy-as-reading-the Ars-Tecnica’s-directions way to root the Nook Color so that the Android operating system […]


Wed, March 9th, 2011
Today’s Video Break: Tim Ditlow
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Meet the man with the Midas touch. A lifetime spent in the YA & Children’s audiobook publishing field has given Tim Ditlow an unparalleled depth of knowledge. From his groundbreaking work leading Listening Library, the company founded by his mother & father, to his current position as Vice President, Young Adult and Children’s Acquisition Editor […]


Sun, March 6th, 2011
Dogs Don’t Understand Basic Concepts
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Forget Marley & Old Yeller. Here’s the crowning work of dog literature for all ages:  Hyperbole and a Half’s hilarious blog post “Dogs Don’t Understand Basic Concepts” on the mental confusion of two canines is spot-on perfect- pure genius! May I suggest Katherine Kellgren as the audiobook narrator? Her work in Pride and Prejudice & […]


Fri, March 4th, 2011
A+ audio: Lisa Scottoline
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Girlfriends, grab this audiobook and get in the car. That’s how I started my starred review for Lisa Scottoline’s My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space in the newest issue of Booklist. If you’re an audiobook fan, and want to convert hesitant readers to the format, just hand them this collection of […]


Tue, March 1st, 2011
Musselman Interview
Posted by: Mary Burkey

An insider’s look at Odyssey-winner The True Meaning of Smekday. I had the opportunity to talk with one of the very best in the audiobook business, Random House Audio’s director of studio productions Dan Musselman, after the 2011 Odyssey Award winners were announced by the American Library Association. The task of Sarah McCarville’s Odyssey committee […]





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