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

Archive for August, 2011

Thu, August 18th, 2011
SYNC Free Download Survey
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Download or promote free SYNC audiobooks? Show the impact of teen audiobooks to publishers by taking time to fill out the quick surveys below.  SYNC provided two free paired audiobooks each week – one a current hot YA release, one a classic – to promote audiobook listening by tweens & teens (and the many adults […]

Tue, August 16th, 2011
In the Audiobook Studio: Jacky Faber
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Booklist Voice of Choice Katherine Kellgren is back as the irrepressible Jacky in L.A. Meyer’s Mark of the Golden Dragon, reprising the role that has garnered multiple Odyssey Honors for Listen & Live Audio. I love to see narrators in the recording booth – the acting doesn’t stop with the voice. You can see in […]

Mon, August 15th, 2011
Free Download: Hard Times by Dickens
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Grab Tantor’s audiobook read by Simon Prebble, master narrator & Booklist’s Voice of Choice award winner. This MP3 can be dragged and dropped on any audio device: phone, iPod, Kindle, whatever.  PLUS the download contains a PDF of the entire book – great for students & teachers. I’m loading both the MP3 audio and the […]

Fri, August 12th, 2011
Author Maggie Stiefvater
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Ever wonder what writers want to know about audiobooks? Maggie Stiefvater quizzed two of the narrators who have voiced her books Linger, and Forever. Be sure to read the whole interview on Stiefvater’s Words on Words blog, but here’s how it starts: One of the most fascinating parts for me as an author has been […]

Thu, August 11th, 2011
Recorded sound history
Posted by: Mary Burkey

“Gramaphones & Grooves” traces the British birth of preserving the human voice. BBC Radio 4 has five 15-minute  programs that contain fascinating glimpses of history from both the UK & America, including the segments described below. Remarkable! American Civil War hero Colonel George Gouraud was the first roving sound reporter in history. As Thomas Edison’s […]

Wed, August 10th, 2011
Amazing voice: Andy Serkis
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Watch these videos to see  a master voice actor. His unforgettable Gollum in this link . The brilliant reading in Focus on the Family’s full-cast dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters seen in the video below. Check out the physicality of the narrators in the recording studio! I discovered these videos on the Gamevoices […]

Wed, August 10th, 2011
In NYC? Hungry? Free Food!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Union Square on Wed, on Broadway & 56th on Thurs. courtesy of Random House Living Language audio. Grab foreign specialties from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, August 10, from their food truck on Union Square West between 16th and 17th Streets. On August 11, the food truck moves to 1745 Broadway from noon to […]

Tue, August 9th, 2011
Read Around the World with Your Ears
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audiobooks provide an authentic cultural listing experience. You’ll find selected titles for both kids & teens in two full-color handout flyers perfect for libraries gearing up for the start of the school year. Part of the resources available on the American Library Association’s  Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table website, the audiobook recommendations are […]

Mon, August 8th, 2011
Nook Simple Touch as Kindle Reader?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Just follow simple video directions to root the newest Nook as an Android tablet. The Simple Touch from Nook recently beat the Kindle in Consumer Report’s ratings, while Buffy Hamilton pledged to buy the Simple Touch over the Kindle after the librarian received notification about the new Kindle Education Guidelines. The Nook Color is enjoying […]

Wed, August 3rd, 2011
Romantic Clue in the Library
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Dewey Decimal System leads to wedding proposal? Check out Stephanie Campisi’s story about how a mysterious note guided her to an engagement ring embedded in Proust. The video below shows the surreptitious addition of the volume to the collection. Note: no library books were harmed in this filming   Thanks to GalleyCat for the link!

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