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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

Fri, June 17th, 2011
#JIAM Scott Brick: How is an Audiobook Made?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Brick has been sharing the nitty-gritty on the process of creating an audiobook every day of June is Audiobook Month, in his 140-character Twitter posts using the #NARR8 tag. But he’s caught video star fever, and is posting his tweets on his MrScottBrick YouTube Channel, read by some of your favorite narrators, including Booklist Voice […]

Thu, June 16th, 2011
#JIAM Simon Vance: narrator & video star
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audiobook memoirs? I asked Booklist Voice of Choice Simon Vance to share some thought about reading biographies when I was writing my Voices in My Head column titled “My Life, My Words, My Voice.”  Here’s what he said about narrating the lives of others: I think the best so far for me was The Autobiography […]

Wed, June 15th, 2011
#JIAM Gary Paulsen, Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Scottoline Serritella on narrating their memoirs
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audiobooks read by the author? I spoke with novelists about their experiences behind the memoir microphone: children’s and young-adult literature icon Gary Paulsen, mystery writer Lisa Scottoline, and Francesca Scottoline Serritella. Scottoline & daughter Serritella teamed up to narrate two memoirs for Macmillan Audio: Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog and My Nest […]

Tue, June 14th, 2011
#JIAM Another free audiobook
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Map of Bones by James Rollins and read by John Meagher, available now thru June 20th as a free down from HarperAudio.  Also included is an excerpt from his upcoming book The Devil Colony – out June 21st. Click here for the iTunes link. Audiobook listeners are getting some great freebies from publishers to celebrate […]

Mon, June 13th, 2011
#JIAM More free audiobooks
Posted by: Mary Burkey

White Cat by Holly Black, Survival by Louis L’Amour, & Nate the Great Goes Undercover by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. Three great free downloads from Random House Audio, ready to keep the whole family entertained. You just need to visit the Heard Any Good Books Lately? webpage and sign up for the Random House Audio email […]

Sun, June 12th, 2011
#JIAM Free audiobook
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, from Tantor Audio, read by Simon Prebble, the marvelous narrator named Booklist‘s Voice of Choice in 2010. This 8.5 hour audiobook is a perfect choice for summer vacation family listening. Grab the free MP3, add it to your phone, iPod,or other device, and sit back to enjoy a master narrator […]

Sat, June 11th, 2011
#JIAM Audiobook flowchart
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Need help deciding what to listen to next? Try this awesome flowchart from Michele at the My Books My Life blog. It’s a perfect picture of the Listeners’ Advisory process. What a great idea to borrow for a library display or bulletin board, with the audiobook titles switched out & rotated periodically!    

Fri, June 10th, 2011
#JIAM Free audiobook webinar June 14
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Top new titles featured in Booklist magazine’s What’s New in Audiobooks webinar this coming Tuesday, June 14.  June is National Audiobook Month and the perfect time to experience a lively and informative hour of audiobook talk, moderated by Booklist Media editor Sue-Ellen Beauregard. Join Michele Cobb from AudioGo, Andrea McLin from Books on Tape/Listening Library, […]

Thu, June 9th, 2011
#JIAM Audies Awards on the air
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Listen to the ceremony recorded live, and hear the winners of the 2011 Audies Awards, the Oscars of the audiobook industry. Here’s the info from the Audio Publishers Association… Tune into SiriusXM‘s Book Radio to Listen to a Recording of the Audies! Are you still coming down off the great high of this year’s Audies […]

Wed, June 8th, 2011
#JIAM Katherine Kellgren Booklist Voice of Choice
Posted by: Mary Burkey

This year’s top audiobook narrator? The amazingly talented Katy Kellgren  is Booklist magazine’s recipient of the annual Voice of Choice Award for 2011.  I couldn’t be more pleased! When I served on the 2008 Odyssey Award committee, Listen & Live Audio was awarded the Odyssey Honor for Bloody Jack, narrated by the capable Kellgren. Since […]

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