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Archive for December, 2011

Thu, December 29th, 2011
Freebie: Rob Lowe Stories I Only Tell My Friends
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Get ready for 9 hours of audiobook awesomeness. Lowe’s autobiography is a must-listen for memoir fans. It seems that Audible is on a freebie kick –  so add this title from Macmillan Audio to your account or start a membership to download this one before it disappears. Here’s the link:

Tue, December 27th, 2011
Steve Jobs audiobook freebie from Audible
Posted by: Mary Burkey

What’s iLeadership? This 7 hr listen will help your 2012 resolutions for business management match the entrepreneurial leadership of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Today’s free audiobook link for The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation “shares the lessons that come out of Steve’s intuitive approach to show how the creative and technological brilliance of iLeadership can […]

Mon, December 26th, 2011
Free library downloads on Kindle Fire?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Ebooks & audiobooks via the OverDrive app are awesome. Here’s how to set up your shiny new Kindle Fire with the OverDrive Media Console app, allowing easy wifi download of free public library materials.  Once you download the app, tap the small menu button at the bottom-center of the Fire’s touch screen, tap “Get Books,” then […]

Sat, December 24th, 2011
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good blog!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Simon Vance has a holiday treat for you on his blog – a Christmas reading from Dickens. Thanks, Simon! Enjoy  

Fri, December 23rd, 2011
Tavia Gilbert on Digital Shift
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Narrator, director, producer: Gilbert is a master of all things digital, whether in her home studio or when recording titles for a spectrum of top publishers. If you’ve never listened to an audio featuring her, here’s a perfect place to start: Gilbert narrated The Adults by Alison Espach, one of the thirteen top adult audiobooks on Booklist’s2011 Editors’ […]

Wed, December 21st, 2011
3 Free audiobooks: Sherlock Holmes, Favorite Christmas Stories, Gulliver’s Travels
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Great for holiday travel! Tantor Audio has two free audiobook downloads for you: 5 hours of Favorite Stories of Christmas Past, with eBook included, read by Renée Raudman and Alan Sklar, plus 11 hours of Gulliver’s Travels, also with eBook, read by David Case. Audible has a free download of Blackstone Audio’s 9 hour recording of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes read […]

Tue, December 20th, 2011
Booklist Editors’ Choice: Top adult & youth audiobooks of the year
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Bossypants by Tina Fey is the top of the list for 2011 – the complete list is below, with links to the original Booklist reviews. Plenty here for everyone to enjoy. Congratulations to all of the producers, directors, and narrators on creating this year’s best in listening! And be sure to check out the ENTIRE […]

Fri, December 16th, 2011
Paul Gagne on Digital Shift
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Reflections by Weston Woods/Scholastic Audio producer on changes in audiobook creation. I asked five industry pros about the shift from studio production teams to solo narrators recording in home studios for my January “Voices in My Head” column in Booklist. Their answers are so thoughtful that I want to share every word with you, before […]

Wed, December 14th, 2011
Love Romance Audiobooks?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here’s a “Best of 2011″ list from the All About Romance blog “Speaking About Audiobooks” column. Plenty of new listens in the blog post, plus lots more suggested in the post’s comments . You’ll even find some of your favorite romance narrators adding their comments. I had great fun dipping into the Romance genre when […]

Sat, December 10th, 2011
Free audiobook: Beyond Religion
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Ethics for a Whole World by the Dalai Lama, narrated by Martin Sheen. Grab this nearly 6 hour download from Audible here: Free through December 20th. The description on the Audible site reads, “His Holiness the Dalai Lama, at his most compassionate and outspoken, elaborates and deepens his vision for the nonreligious way. Transcending the mere “religion […]

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