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Archive for April, 2012

Fri, April 27th, 2012
Ellen Degeneres to narrate 50 Shades of Gray??
Posted by: Mary Burkey

E.L. James’ blockbuster as audiobook? Laugh your way through Ellen’s video that perfectly illustrates (not!) what we audiobook reviewers call “narrator match.” Just in case you’re wondering, you CAN listen to the real thing: The 50 Shades of Grey audio from Random House is read by Becca Battoe. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

Mon, April 23rd, 2012
Music icon Carole King
Posted by: Mary Burkey

On recording the audiobook of her memoir A Natural Woman: “Acting, and writing, and singing without the music.” Wish I could embed the short exclusive Entertainment Weekly video where Ms. King reflects on creating the audiobook version of her life story. Click here to read Stephan Lee’s descriptive snippit and to play the video – this Hachette […]

Sat, April 21st, 2012
News You Can Use
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audiobooker’s big weekend roundup of articles & links of interest to listeners and librarians. Audiobooks: Are They Really the Same as Reading? Great article from the Chicago Tribune – not those the same old weary arguments. Author Jenni Laidman has gathered some great quotes, and includes her pick of five really great listens. Here’s my favorite […]

Fri, April 20th, 2012
Just for Fun: Frankenweenie by Tim Burton
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Feel-good horror genius – watch the whole film for FREE! This quirky 1984 Disney short has been available on Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas DVD, but you can watch Frankenweenie on YouTube. Just 30 minutes – great for a classroom studying film noir, an after-school film group or teen advisory meeting! Thanks to Open Culture […]

Thu, April 19th, 2012
Stephen King narrates The Wind through the Keyhole
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Listen to this excerpt from The Dark Tower series, read by the author. Hope this holds you over until the eagerly-awaited release on April 24th of this addition to King’s bestselling epic! King decided to step into the recording studio himself to record this new title, which takes place between books 4 & 5 of […]

Tue, April 17th, 2012
Inside the Audiobook Studio: Mob Daughter Karen Gravano
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Watch & listen to VH1′s “Mob Wives” star in the recording booth as she narrates her autobiography Mob Daughter. I love seeing the director & engineer at work, and hearing a tough chapter and the emotional reactions  that won’t make it into the final polished recording. Karen, daughter of Sammy ‘the Bull’ Gravano, was nineteen years old […]

Sun, April 15th, 2012
Free Audiobook: Vanishing Act by Thomas Perry
Posted by: Mary Burkey

This first in the Jane Whitefield mystery series is a free download from Tantor Audio. Vanishing Act is narrated by Joyce Bean, and is 10 1/2 hours long – looks like a great road trip listen! No word on how long this freebie will last, so grab this one from Edgar-award winner Perry quick – […]

Sat, April 14th, 2012
Amazon Now Going After Audiobook Authors
Posted by: Mary Burkey

So says Nate Hoffelder’s post on The Digital Reader, with some serious food for thought. Here’s a quote: Amazon made a move today which shows that they’re nit just trying to cut publishers out of the ebook market; they’re horning in on the audiobook market as well. They’ve just announced a new $20 million fund […]

Wed, April 11th, 2012
Audiobook of the Year and Distinguished Achievement in Production Finalists
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Big news from the Audio Publishers Association: APA Announces the 2012 Finalists for Most Prestigious Audie Awards The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has selected four finalists for the prestigious Audiobook of the Year Award and four finalists for the Distinguished Achievement in Production Award. The winners will be announced at the 17th Annual Audies® Gala […]

Mon, April 2nd, 2012
$5000 for your library!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Promote audiobooks & win big: Get Caught Listening viral video contest. The Audio Publishers Association has terrific cash prizes in this easy-to-enter contest. Check out the details: Create an original video promoting audiobooks — expressing your vision in 3 minutes or less — and you could win up to $5,000 in cold, hard cash! We’re […]

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