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

Archive for June, 2012

Fri, June 29th, 2012
He Listens She Listens
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Great audiobooks for guys & gals. Booklist magazine’s dynamic duo –  David Wright, Reader Services’ Librarian, Seattle (WA) Public Library and Kaite Mediatore Stover, Director, Readers’ Services, Kansas City (MO) Public Library – shared their favorite listens in the June Audiobook Showcase issue. Together, they team up to provide their fans with quirky, always interesting selections for […]


Thu, June 28th, 2012
#JIAM 2012 Audies Awards
Posted by: Mary Burkey

See & hear the audiobook gala hosted by Michael Showalter on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at the New-York Historical Society in New York City. You can get an idea of the glittering fun by clicking this link to 213 photos from the Audies Awards 2012. It would be great if there was some way to tag the […]


Wed, June 27th, 2012
Today’s video break: Dustin Hoffman & Nicole Kidman
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audiobooks by celebrities who love books #JIAM2012. Audible’s A-List series pairs star voices with classic books and tags the titles with “Hear Great Books Preformed by Hollywood’s Finest.” Two new videos highlight Hoffman’s reading of Being There by Jerzy Kosinski and Kidman’s narration of To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. Enjoy the videos below!


Tue, June 26th, 2012
Odyssey Award rocks the house at #ala12
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Kirby Heyborne’s ode to librarians closed the amazing Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production celebration at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Anaheim. Check out Kirby’s reactions to meeting librarians en mass on his blog I Love My Life. The standing-room only crowd was mesmerized by the Odyssey Honor narrators: Ghetto Cowboy, written by G. […]


Mon, June 25th, 2012
Win an audiobook a month for a year! #JIAM2012
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Share what you love about audiobooks to be entered to win enough audiobooks for a year! The Audio Publishers Association has a great incentive for you to “like” their Audiobook Community Facebook page. If you’re an audio fan, Audiobook Community is for you:  an open, uncensored, unbranded forum for all audiobook listeners to discover audiobooks and connect […]


Sun, June 24th, 2012
Fall Audiobook Preview 2012
Posted by: Mary Burkey

What’s new for adults & youth? Check out Booklist‘s Media Editor Sue-Ellen Beauregard’s round-up of the top titles for this fall. The audiobooks, slated for release from June through December 2012, are organized under adult and youth subheadings, with adult titles further grouped under fiction and nonfiction and more specialized genres. Check out the whole list […]


Sat, June 23rd, 2012
Audiobooks by the numbers
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Two reports on how many audiobooks are published. First, according to this report published in American Libraries, there’s been a hefty number of youth titles over the past year: According to “Table 6 / Audiobook Average Per-Volume Prices, 2008-2011,” on pages 526-527, the 2011 number of children’s audiobook titles published is 968 and the 2011 […]


Fri, June 22nd, 2012
FREE audiobooks: Sense & Sensibility and Irises #JIAM2012
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Download the new SYNC pair for FREE here! What a great way to celebrate June is Audiobook Month! Sisters must find their own way to freedom, sacrifice, and yes, even romance after their fathers’ death.  Who will you root for?  Jane Austen’s Dashwood sisters or Francisco X. Stork‘s Kate and Mary? And which young suitor? This Week’s Audiobooks: […]


Thu, June 21st, 2012
Audiobook Listeners’ Advisory
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Joyce Saricks, doyenne of Readers’ Advisory, salutes #JIAM2012 in “At Leisure: Celebrating Audio” column in Booklist. Saricks’ writings are a treasure trove of suggestions for finding, appreciating, and sharing the best in audio. You can search BooklistOnline for  Saricks + audiobook for more great “At Leisure” columns that include all things audio. Joyce Saricks also has […]


Wed, June 20th, 2012
Two great #JIAM2012 Projects
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Recorded Books’ videos with favorite narrators & Book Reporters’ Focus on June is Audiobook Month. Both have tremendously interesting snipets for all audiobook lovers – from what books made your favorite narrator cry (Johnny Heller’s sobs during The Day No Pigs Would Die), to lengthy reflections by award-winning authors of narrating their own works (such as Rachel […]





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