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

Archive for August, 2012

Wed, August 29th, 2012
Got Audiobook Talent Pt. 5
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Today’s guest is Robin Miles: narrator, audiobook director and founder of Voxpertise, a resource for expertise in the art of audiobook narration. Robin joins Paul Ruben, Johnny Heller, Pat Fraley, and Bettye Zoller Seitz  in my series on how audiobook narrators learn skills that lead to success. Here’s what this Audie-award winning powerhouse has to say… Who is the audience for your […]


Tue, August 28th, 2012
Romney’s Debate Prep Stand-in Mastered Obama’s Voice With Audiobooks
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Gotta share this quick link to a New York Magazine article by Brett Smiley about the senator from my home state and his use of audiobooks. Who knew! Here’s a quote: Books on tape work for Ohio Senator Rob Portman…“I read his book. I did the audiotape because I wanted to hear his voice. I listened to […]


Wed, August 22nd, 2012
Got Audiobook Talent Pt. 4
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Voice coach legend Bettye Zoller Seitz  joins Paul Ruben, Johnny Heller, & Pat Fraley in my series on how audiobook narrators learn skills that lead to success. Bettye’s experience as a voice-over artist and narrator, along with her professional audio engineer skills, provide a wealth of wisdom for her workshop students. Here’s more from Bettye… Who is the […]


Wed, August 22nd, 2012
Why Audiobooks?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here’s a great video on the benefits of listening to audiobooks by students. Need a quick justification for using audio in the classroom? Want to highlight your school library audiobook collection’s importance in literacy learning? Doing an in-service for local educators that will feature resources from your public library? Show this short-and-sweet video from Tales2Go […]


Mon, August 20th, 2012
Back to School with John Green
Posted by: Mary Burkey

YA author superstar, Nerdfighter & Booklist alumni Green has the solution to Back to School blues – this inspiring video ode to the value of public education. Perfect as I set off for a new day and new year in my school library. Thanks, John, for making my first day back AWESOME!  


Thu, August 16th, 2012
Today in audio history
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Theodore Roosevelt records speech ‘The Right of the People to Rule,’ Listen in the video below! Click & read a fascinating article from Open Culture about the 1912 speech, recorded at Edison’s studio 100 years ago today.


Thu, August 16th, 2012
Wanna be an audiobook narrator?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Watch these video tips from Pat Fraley, audio guru interviewed here on Audiobooker yesterday! The Formula for Getting Audiobook Narration Work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1BntVYSkas Three Killer Audiobook Demos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbPWf2WLCLg


Wed, August 15th, 2012
Got Audiobook Talent Pt. 3
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Pat Fraley, audio narrator guru guide, is today’s guest in an Audiobooker series that reveals just how those voices in your head learn the skills that lead to audiobook excellence. We’ve heard from audio producer/director Paul Ruben and narrator Johnny Heller. Next Wednesday, audio legend Bettye Zoller will add her perspective. Patrick Fraley has been teaching, producing and […]


Fri, August 10th, 2012
Freebie Friday
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Including MUST-HAVE audiobook Skulduggery Pleasant, one of my all-time favorites! Grab this Odyssey Honor title – you’ll fall in love with Rupert Degas’ amazing narration. This week’s two free downloads from SYNC:  Skulduggery Pleasant. By Derek Landy. Read by Rupert Degas. Published by HarperAudio When a not-so-innocent twelve-year-old girl named Stephanie inherits her eccentric uncle’s estate, she must join forces with […]


Wed, August 8th, 2012
Got Audiobook Talent Pt. 2
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Learn professional tips from narrator Johnny Heller. I’m continuing my spotlight on just how voice actors gain their behind-the-mic skills in this second part of an every-Wednesday visit with the best in the business, following Paul Ruben last week. Here’s Johnny… Who is the audience for your workshops & why do you have the expertise to […]





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