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

Archive for October, 2011

Mon, October 31st, 2011
Happy Halloween!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Creepy blast-from-the-past spoken word horror LPs featuring the voices of your favorite movie monster? If you read Eerie magazine back in the 60s & 70s, you might remember these ads – I think I have a vague recollection of ads in the back of comic books. Makes me want to haunt eBay to try and […]


Sat, October 29th, 2011
Ellen Hopkins
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Author video: Audiobooks are THE way to experience poetry. Watch YA novelist Ellen Hopkins as she reflects on the audiobook version  of her newest title Triangles in this video from Simon & Schuster Audio. Hear her reaction to the decision to use four narrators, how audio actors absorb an author’s intent and breathe out the […]


Tue, October 25th, 2011
A+ Audio: Dead End in Norvelt
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Jack Gantos: amazing author and outstanding narrator. Read my interview below, first printed at BooklistOnline, to hear what Gantos thinks about the value of audiobooks, the power of a male voice, and the need for more humor in literature for kids & teens. And be sure to listen to the audiobook of Dead End in […]


Sat, October 22nd, 2011
Paolini talks Inheritance with audiobook narrator Doyle
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here’s a video for Eragon fans awaiting the release of the 4th book in Christopher Paolini’s fantasy series. The marvelous narrator Gerard Doyle discuss the recording of the final book Inheritance, which will be released Nov. 8th, with author Paolini in the Random House Audio studio. And for those fans wondering what Paolini will be […]


Fri, October 21st, 2011
Creepy free audio download
Posted by: Mary Burkey

That Damned Thing by Ambrose Bierce: a Halloween treat complete with atmospheric music from Naxos Audio. This 19 minute classic tale, read by Jonathan Keeble, is a selection from Naxos’ The Moonlit Road and Other Stories. First published in 1893, Bierce’s gothic horror short story makes for a great classroom listen-aloud or an audio addition to your […]


Wed, October 19th, 2011
Digital Deluge: Bang for Audiobook Buck
Posted by: Mary Burkey

New features & changing offerings from library audiobook vendors. The deluge of new download patrons checking out local library online offerings has caused budget managers to shift funds from physical to digital offerings, while economic woes demand the biggest bang for the library buck. Although eBooks are catching the current spotlight, audiobooks have long been […]





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