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

Archive for May, 2012

Tue, May 29th, 2012
Echo reading for beginning readers
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audio + book = fluency. Parents & teachers have long used audiobooks to enhance literacy. Now kids have picture book apps – in my opinion read-along audiobooks on steroids – to achieve the same goals. Watch the video below to see how first graders use OceanHouse Media’s Dr. Seuss apps to echo read. My three year old […]


Thu, May 24th, 2012
Partners in Crime Pt. 3
Posted by: Mary Burkey

I interviewed Louise Penny, author of the Three Pines mystery series, & narrator Ralph Cosham, the voice of Inspector Armand Gamache for my Booklist audiobook column “Voices in My Head.”  I want to share every word with you here on Audiobooker, as the column has their abridged remarks due to my single-page limit. It has been a […]


Wed, May 23rd, 2012
News You Can Use
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Articles & links of interest to audiobook enthusiasts. Here’s a round-up of industry and insider happenings – from the current big batch of news, it looks like everyone’s gearing up for June is Audiobook Month! Social media has been abuzz over the last week about fantastic articles on the awesomeness of all things audio. Each […]


Thu, May 17th, 2012
Partners in Crime pt 2
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Author Lee Child & narrator Dick Hill talk about the Jack Reacher series – such a perfect partnership that their audiobook producer calls them “Team Reacher.” I spoke with the two for my “Voices in My Head” Mystery Month column in Booklist, but couldn’t fit their entire conversation into the  page space. The conversation was […]


Thu, May 10th, 2012
Partners in Crime pt 1
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Charlaine Harris & Johanna Parker: an audiobook author/narrator pair extraordinaire. It’s no mystery why audiobook series have such passionate followers – the Sookie Stackhouse audios are a prime example of the connection between the reader’s voice and the continuing characters. I had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Parker about her voicing of the supernatural Southern Vampire mysteries, […]


Tue, May 8th, 2012
Celebrity audiobooks pt 2
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audible grabs Colin Firth for its new series with The End of the Affair by Graham Greene. The upshot? ”CBS This Morning” dedicates over 8 minutes to the art of audiobooks. He does admit very good actors are often bad at audiobook narration, while noting just how difficult the process is. Now wouldn’t it be nice if the […]


Thu, May 3rd, 2012
Looking for an audiobook mystery?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Try these 2012 Audies nominees – from cozy to hard-boiled, there’s something for everyone. May is Mystery Month on BooklistOnline and in Booklist magazine. I’ll be featuring audio mysteries here each Thursday, and often in-between. There’s nothing better than a great detective story in the car CD player on your way to your next heist or on the […]





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