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

Archive for February, 2012

Sat, February 25th, 2012
Just for fun: Obama’s Young Adult Novel Plan
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here’s how to save our economy! http://bit.ly/zXOmTj  


Thu, February 23rd, 2012
Just for fun: You, translated into Dewey
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Convert your name into a Dewey Decimal Number! http://spacefem.com/quizzes/dewey/ gives this description: This will convert your name to a class listed in the Dewey Decimal System. That’s right… somewhere between 000 (Generalities) and 999 (Extraterrestrial worlds) you have a place, and through the magic of internet we can find it through random arbitrary letter decoding. Plus this […]


Mon, February 20th, 2012
2012 Audies Finalists announced
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The Audio Publishers Association will award the “Oscars” of audiobooks, the Audies, on June 5, 2012. Today the APA announced the finalists for this year’s honors. Take a look at all the nominees below for a fantastic list to add to my compilation of 2011 audiobook “Bests.” This announcement is perfect timing for library A/V […]


Fri, February 17th, 2012
Listening to Books by Maggie Gram
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The n+1 literary magazine’s blog features a wonderful reflection on all things audiobook in this February 9 post, written by Maggie Gram. What audiobooker hasn’t experienced something just like this: At the end of the book, when the novel breaks the fourth wall and transforms the narrator into a character in the genealogical story (“The […]


Wed, February 15th, 2012
Odyssey narrator day job? Cupid!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Video evidence that Kirby Heyborne, narrator of this year’s Odyssey winner Rotters, is actually Cupid himself. Call this belated Valentine’s treat another one to add to the Heyborne “who knew” file!


Tue, February 14th, 2012
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Free  for you: Love Story by Erich Segal, a 2 1/2 hour teary-eyed audiobook lovefest. Your gift from HarperAudio, via iTunes, by clicking this link. Grab it quick – offer ends February 20th!


Mon, February 13th, 2012
2012 Spoken word Grammy
Posted by: Mary Burkey

If You Ask Me (and of Course You Won’t), Betty White’s charming humorous memoir from Penguin Audio, took top honors at last night’s Grammy awards. However, the Spoken Word Grammy nominees also served to honor the memory of a true icon of spoken word dramatization:  Yuri Rasovsky, whose career was noted in this Los Angeles Times […]


Wed, February 8th, 2012
Audiobook blooper
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Ever wonder what happens during recording? If you think those perfect audiobooks flowed error-free into the mic, this sound clip will change your mind – and make you laugh! Here’s the backstory to the recording of Hit by a Farm from Dog Ear Audio: As a memoir writer, I’m used to sharing my mistakes, especially […]


Tue, February 7th, 2012
First 50 freebie
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Prize-winning audiobook from Listening Library/BOT just by sending an email! Here’s how to enter – and click here to see ALL of the featured titles – including this year’s Odyssey-winner Rotters: Listen Up, Librarians & Teachers! Help your young patrons and students discover the magic of storytelling on audio. Enter to WIN a free award-winning […]


Fri, February 3rd, 2012
My very own ISBN number!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature is available for preorder! My book’s cover & content blurb is now up on the ALA Store’s website. I feel a little bit like an expectant mom who was just handed an ultrasound picture – although my hard labor won’t see the light of day for a few […]





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