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

Archive for May, 2011

Thu, May 26th, 2011
Audiobooks on NPR
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The 2011 Audies Awards featured on Talk of the Nation today, with Arnie Cardillo (Live Oak Media), narrator George Guidall, and Janet Benson, president Audio Publishers Association, the guests. Cardillo spoke about about his production Here in Harlem, by Walter Dean Myers, the winner of this year’s Distinguished Achievement in Production award, and mentioned ALA’s […]


Wed, May 25th, 2011
2011 Audies Award Winners
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Keith Richard’s Life (Hachette Audio) is Audiobook of the Year & Here in Harlem (Live Oak Media) Distinguished Achievement in Production – top honors among 28 other winners, as named by the Audio Publishers Association during the gala Audies Award ceremony held on May 24th at the The TimesCenter in New York City. From an […]


Wed, May 18th, 2011
Sync Audiobook Awesomeness!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Classics paired with hot YA literature – FREE downloads all summer! Feature this promotion on your library website, in your school summer reading materials, for your book club members, and pass along to your social media connections. You just can’t get any better than Sync – sixteen terrific titles at no cost, in a easy […]


Tue, May 17th, 2011
Prosecutor Marcia Clark on Guilt by Association
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Debut novelist Clark’s legal expertise forms the foundation of her thriller (you remember her as the lead prosecutor in the OJ Simpson murder trial), but it’s the fresh wit that has earned her hot new mystery Guilt by Association multiple starred reviews. I’ve got an exclusive  video below of Clark chatting with narrator January LaVoy […]


Wed, May 11th, 2011
Free! The Time Machine read by Scott Brick
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Tantor Audio is giving away H.G. Wells’ classic until May 31st. Just visit the website here to download an MP3 of this 4-hour Steampunk original, first published in 1895 – narrated by one of the audiobook community’s best talents.  You’ll need to create a Tantor account, but no other personal info is needed. Grab this […]


Wed, May 11th, 2011
Amy Winter on Accents
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Musician Jack White puts the spotlight Amy Winter’s video that’s had over 5 million YouTube views in an NPR story The Flipside With Jack White: Why He Loves Accents, But Hates His Own by Bill Boilen. Winter recently released a vinyl 45 with White, Discourse on Accents, that starts with the classic readalong audiobook phrase […]


Sat, May 7th, 2011
Are Cassettes Awful?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The comments reflect what librarians know: times, they are a-changin’. I love the Awful Library Books blog – submissions have caused me to snort coffee out my nose more than once. The April 29 post “Books on Tape” asked readers to chime in and discuss audiobooks and formats, and specifically books on cassette.  Who still […]





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