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

Archive for March, 2012

Fri, March 30th, 2012
Just for Fun: The Hunger Games starring Barbie & Ken!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Awesome remake of movie trailer for Suzanne Collins’ mega hit, using the original audio track with Barbie & Ken (and friends) recreating the visuals. Totally terrific! I’m showing this to the teens in my school library who are eager to start creating movie trailers for their favorite books. Want more? Check out the message below […]


Thu, March 29th, 2012
Male vs. Female narrators
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Drag Queen Heroine or Effeminate Hero? How do you rate an audiobook narrator’s ability to portray the opposite gender? The All About Romance blog often features topics of interest to audiobook listeners in their “Speaking of Audiobooks” column, such as Lea Hensley’s recent post on male vs. female narrators where five All About Romance reviewers chime in […]


Tue, March 27th, 2012
Fantastic Audiobook Club How-to
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Food, drinks, friends gathered around for a read-aloud: Book Club 2.0. Here’s a great how-to for libraries or traditional book clubs looking for a new twist. Apartment Therapy blogged about a novel way to share books in this post “Reinvent the Book Club: How to Host Your Own Audiobook Gathering“. I love the suggestion to […]


Sun, March 25th, 2012
Bargain audiobook: The Hunger Games $4.95
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audible has Suzanne Collins’ blockbuster on sale here: http://bit.ly/H2EHlV. Catch the fever fast – it looks like this deal might be good only until March 27.


Thu, March 22nd, 2012
Just for Fun: Carl Hiaasen Chomp the Game
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Play this Facebook app promo from Listening Library. And pass along on your library’s Facebook page to promote your audiobook collection! Click here to play: http://on.fb.me/GNcelr


Wed, March 21st, 2012
NYT’s The Way We Read Now
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Awesome audiobook quotes from Dwight Garner’s ”The Way We Read Now“ in the 3/18 New York Times Sunday Review.  You’ll want to read the whole thing, but I just have to share these two tidbits… Keep an audio book or two on your iPhone. Periodically I take the largest of my family’s dogs on long walks, and I stick […]


Tue, March 20th, 2012
Odyssey Interview: Kelly Gildea
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Daniel Kraus‘ Rotters, narrated by Kirby Heyborne, won the 2012 Excellence in Audiobook Production Award, co-sponsored by the American Library Association’s ALSC & YALSA divisions and Booklist. The Odyssey Award is the top recognition for youth & young adult audiobooks, and the winner and honor titles are the standard of excellence for production and narration. […]


Fri, March 16th, 2012
Dearly Departed Authors Read Aloud
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Short web links to famous voices sharing snippets or the complete text of their works – click here for a slide show created by Flavorwire‘s Emily Temple with embeded links.  From Jack Kerouac reading the last page of On the Road to the smooth jams of some jazz to J.R.R. Tolkien reading from The Hobbit, you’ll be blown away by hearing these literary […]


Sun, March 11th, 2012
Just for Fun: Hunger Games movie trailer
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Need a Monday laugh? This NSFW parody gives a glance inside the recording booth as a prima donna puppet adds his voice over to a Hunger Games movie trailer. Be prepared as he makes love to your ear drums with his sexy voice! Thanks to Karin Perry for the link


Sat, March 10th, 2012
Free audiobook: Executive Privilege by Phillip Margolin
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Political conspiracy junkies rejoice – and grab this well-reviewed title quick, before Audible ends this deal that gives you best-selling author Phillip Margolin’s  first book in the best-selling Washington Trilogy for free. Narrator Jonathon Davis grabs listeners for a nearly 12 hour escapade that is perfect for your upcoming Spring Break travels! Here’s the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Executive-Privilege/dp/B0019ZWMGU/ref=tmm_aud_title_0





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