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

Archive for July, 2011

Wed, July 27th, 2011
News You Can Use
Posted by: Mary Burkey

AudioGo has merged with Audio Bookshelf, publisher of award-winning audiobooks for children since 1992. AudioGo (formerly BBC Audiobooks America) will expand their catalog to include a growing roster of new AudioGO Children’s imprint titles, incorporating Audio Bookshelf’s diverse catalog of children’s and young adult titles now recorded, packaged and distributed by AudioGO.


Wed, July 27th, 2011
Inside the Audiobook Studio with Maureen Johnson and Nicola Barber
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Report on  The Name of the Star, the newest from Johnson, as recorded by Barber in the Brilliance Audio studios, featured in this post by Sarah Debraski on “The Hub,” YALSA’s literature blog.  I especially liked Debraski’s observations on being inside the audiobook studio: There were really so many interesting things I learned about audiobooks, […]


Tue, July 26th, 2011
Accessable audiobooks: a Learning Ally for all
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Free audiobooks by request for those with print disabilities? Find out about Learning Ally – formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, a service that has assisted all ages since 1948 – in this great Chicago Sun-Times story “Learning Ally Records Texts for Students Who are Visually Impaired” by Mike Nolan. I was reminded of […]


Mon, July 25th, 2011
News You Can Use
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Blackstone Audio offers simultaneous download of  digital MP3 audiobooks without waiting lists or holds through their Max Access collection of best-selling titles available through OverDrive. Keep up with what’s new from Blackstone on their blog here. I’ll be hearing more about this feature and plenty more at OverDrive’s Digipalooza, their International User Group Conference, later […]


Thu, July 21st, 2011
Today’s video break: Teary-eyed goodbyes
Posted by: Mary Burkey

On the set of Harry Potter, the final day of each cast member is recognized. Get out your hankies for today’s video! Thanks to Lisa Yee for passing along…


Wed, July 20th, 2011
Think you’re hot?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here’s a voice that will set headphones sizzling. Romance audiobooks are a hot commodity – listen and see why. And how does narrator Brianna Bronte make the words in Lora Leigh’s novel Styx’s Storm drip with seduction? Could be the contents of that stemmed glass she’s sipping in the recording studio! 


Tue, July 19th, 2011
Freebie package
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audiobook, poster, bookmarks, & more from Stories from the Golden Age series of L. Ron Hubbard, pulp fiction master! Yup, you heard me right. If you’ve never connected Hubbard’s name with old-school dime novel genre fiction, now’s your chance to give it a try. You can see some videos of full-cast audiobook recording sessions & […]


Mon, July 18th, 2011
Chris Bohjalian on audiobooks
Posted by: Mary Burkey

A noose in the attic & a bolted door to nowhere? The Night Strangers goes on my to-listen list! You should know by now that I’m a sucker for author video interviews, and here’s a good one. Clearly, Bohjalian missed his calling as a readers’ advisory booktalker, as he demonstrates below – but he also […]


Fri, July 15th, 2011
Audio on Cassettes: Another one bites the dust
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Recorded Books no longer rents audiobooks on cassette – but they will continue to produce titles in that format for sale. I know, some of you youngsters might be wondering just what the heck a cassette IS – here’s a quick look at this somewhat archaic bit of audio technology. Others of you might be […]


Wed, July 13th, 2011
FREE audiobooks: Hot YA titles & classics
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 […]





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