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

Archive for September, 2012

Fri, September 28th, 2012
Freebie Friday: Record your own voice Dr. Seuss app
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Use iPad apps in your library or classroom  storytimes? Enter to win a free download of Oceanhouse Media‘s newly-upgraded “Record and Share” storybook apps. Have a preschooler or early reader who loves Dr. Seuss? I’ll bet there are a few grandmas like me who have toddler apps on their cell phone & would love to provide […]


Thu, September 27th, 2012
Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature
Posted by: Mary Burkey

My book published by ALA has arrived! I couldn’t have done it without the generous support of so many in the audiobook and library community. I’m thankful that many producers, narrators, and other audiobook experts shared their thoughts with me so that readers have an insider’s look at the art of audiobook production. I’m especially […]


Mon, September 24th, 2012
Hot Stuff
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Red-hot romances read aloud? Fifty Shades of Grey and other steamy audiobooks are the focus of my current “Hot Topics” column in Booklist.  I interviewed Amanda D’Acierno, vice president and publisher, Random House Audio;  Kaite Mediatore Stover, director of Readers’ Services at Kansas City (MO) Public Library and Booklist reviewer and columnist; and  Teri Lesesne, professor at Sam Houston […]


Fri, September 21st, 2012
Freebie Friday: Win a SIGNED copy of Boneland by Alan Garner!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The 2012 World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award-winner has an autographed audiobook for your library! What a great addition to your collection – or perhaps a terrific auction item for your next library fundraiser. Naxos Audio is donating the signed copy of the just-released Boneland, read by actor Robert Powell at the request of Alan Garner himself. for […]


Fri, September 14th, 2012
Freebie Friday: And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Want to win a copy for your public library? Or would you rather download The Rainbow by D.H. Laurence? Why not both! Today’s titles offer some hot stuff for listeners. And When She Was Good is mega-award-winner Lippman’s tale of a suburban prostitute/madame/single-mom embroiled in a murder committed by her lover, narrated Linda Emond. Check out the title’s starred review […]


Mon, September 10th, 2012
News You Can Use
Posted by: Mary Burkey

A roundup of audiobook links of interest… Join AudioGO on September 28th for Librarian’s Day 2012! Are you close to Providence , Rhode Island? Take a road trip to AudioGo’s North Kingston studio for a tour 7 some treats. Author talks and Q&As with bestselling authors James R. Benn (Death’s Door) and Janet Taylor Lisle (The Lost Flower Children). Plus a […]


Sat, September 8th, 2012
Fabulous! $500 audiobook library for FREE!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Top narrators & classic books for all ages. Get 27 eBooks plus audiobooks for FREE. From Jim Dale’s narration of Peter Pan & Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to selections by Booklist’s “Voice of Choice” recipients Simon Vance & Simon Prebble, this is an unbelievable batch of freebies – classic eBooks and the biggest names in audiobook narration, […]


Fri, September 7th, 2012
Freebie Friday: 1 Christian fiction and 6 must-haves from Audible
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The Brotherhood by Jerry B. Jenkins & narrated Johnny Heller, book one in the Precinct 11 series, is free through September 30, 2012. And don’t forget that Christian Audio has a freebie EVERY month! Download at http://christianaudio.com/free/ Audible has a big bunch of must-have freebies, from nonfiction & literary bestsellers to hard-boiled mystery and sexy romance. […]


Thu, September 6th, 2012
Kindle’s Whispersync for Voice
Posted by: Mary Burkey

  Audiobook or print – your place will be saved as you toggle back & forth. I love love love this announcement – something I’ve wanted since I wrote this post in my old pre-Booklist Audiobooker blog back in 2007. Here’s what I said I found this article written by busy mom & Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Catherine Mallette to […]





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