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

Archive for June, 2011

Thu, June 30th, 2011
#JIAM Get Caught Listening winners announced
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Love audiobooks? Watch these great videos from fans who won a total of $8000! Here’s the press release from the Audio Publishers Association, with the three videos embedded below: APA Announces the Winners of the 2011 Get Caught Listening Video Contest After receiving 32 video submissions and narrowing the field to 10 impressive finalists, APA […]


Sun, June 26th, 2011
#JIAM James Lee Burke & Will Patton = audiobook love
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Today’s video: Author Burke shares his admiration for narrator Patton’s creation of Dave Robicheaux and the Lousiana of Burke’s Edgar Award-winning mystery series for Simon and Schuster Audio. An ideal listen on your way home from #ALA11 in New Orleans! ?


Sat, June 25th, 2011
#JIAM Memiors + audiobook = awesome
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Today’s video: AC/DC’s Brian Johnson on Rockers and Rollers, his memior recorded for Harper Audio, a great example of “My Life, My Words, My Life, the title of my “Voices in My Head” column in this month’s Booklist. If you are attending #ALA11 in New Orleans, stop by the Booklist booth 1334 to grab a FREE […]


Fri, June 24th, 2011
#JIAM Shiver by Stiefvater + Romeo & Juliet FREE
Posted by: Mary Burkey

SYNC has 2 audiobooks for you every week this summer – all free, all easy MP3 downloads ready to add to your phone, iPod, or other media device. But each pair is available for ONLY one week. So get the whole scoop about this great program to promote audiobook listening in my previous post about all […]


Thu, June 23rd, 2011
#JIAM Audiobook session at #ALA11
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Join me at “How Audiobooks Have Been Used to Engage Readers” if you are attending the American Library Association conference in New Orleans. Michele Cobb, recently elected President of the Audio Publishers Association, will moderate the discussion with audiobook experts Sharon Grover & Francisca Goldsmith. I’m honored to join these ladies on the panel, for […]


Wed, June 22nd, 2011
#JIAM Jim Dale fans rejoice
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is coming soon from Random House Audio. Here is a sneak peek video of the opening words of title to be released September 13, 2011…


Tue, June 21st, 2011
#JIAM Odyssey Award celebration at ALA NOLA
Posted by: Mary Burkey

June 27th: Top narrators, a goody bag & reception, all for FREE. A great finish to the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans, whether you are an audio aficionado or new to the genre. Celebrate the spoken word at the 2011 Odyssey Award Presentation featuring clips from the 2011 winners of the award […]


Mon, June 20th, 2011
#JIAM Booklist audiobook webinar available online
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Miss last week’s suggestions of great new titles? The session is now available in the BooklistOnline archive of past webinars – here’s a direct link, just click the Playback button. Here’s a description of last Tuesday’s event: Top new titles featured in Booklist magazine’s What’s New in Audiobooks webinar this coming Tuesday, June 14.  June […]


Sun, June 19th, 2011
#JIAM Politically incorrect Father’s Day gift
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Free download of Go the F*ck to Sleep as read by Samuel L. Jackson? Yup, Audible has Adam Mansbach”s picture book + profanity runaway best-seller available here at no charge for a limited time. You might be able to see Jackson in action in front of the mic on YouTube below – but previous videos […]


Sat, June 18th, 2011
#JIAM Author Adrian Fogelin
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Fascinating insights into an author’s experience narrating her own book – that’s what you’ll find on Fogelin’s blog post titled “Doing the Voices.” She carefully notes the details of narrating Crossing Jordan, a favorite of my middle school students, for Full Cast Audio. The book is a strong story of friendship in the face of […]





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