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Archive for October, 2012

Fri, October 26th, 2012
Freebie Friday World Series Edition: Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball, narrated Ben Hunter, is today’s give-away from Christianaudio. The start of the World Series is the perfect time for this memoir from the New York Mets starting pitcher. Christianaudio describes this audiobook as the story of a man “Sustained by his profound Christian […]


Tue, October 23rd, 2012
Music Man for Mrs. Obama
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Ever wonder where the music on an audiobook comes from? American Grown, written and read by First Lady Michelle Obama, has musical interludes by the man featured this Poughkeepsie Journal article: Meet the first lady’s piano man Chris Farrell’s music paces Obama audiobook. And don’t forget to win a copy of American Grown – just leave a […]


Fri, October 19th, 2012
Freebie Friday: The Phantom of the Opera
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Classic chills: a free download of audio + ebook until Halloween. Get  Gaston Leroux’s spooky romantic thriller, narrated by Alexander Adams, as a treat from Tantor. There’s no trick to grabbing the MP3 + PDF pair – here’s the link: http://www.tantor.com/BookDetail.asp?Product=0899_PhantomOperaRevised I had to wait until a minute till midnight to post this freebie


Fri, October 19th, 2012
Freebie Friday: The Freedom Maze
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Win the audiobook written by Delia Sherman, co-winner of the 2012 Prometheus Award for Best Novel, and narrated by Robin Miles. Just leave a comment below and I’ll announce the winner on November 2nd. Thanks to Listening Library for providing this freebie, along with a fascinating 13-minute audio interview by Rebecca Waugh with author Sherman. Robin Miles […]


Sat, October 13th, 2012
Just for Fun: Best. Library. Video. Ever!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Watch it you must – and just in time for the release of The Hobbit: The Lord of the Libraries by Chris Martin, who wrote and directed this epic in 2004 while a student at Kansas University. There’s more about Martin and his completely AWESOME video in this KU News article released when Martin won an Emmy […]


Fri, October 12th, 2012
OverDrive App for Kindle Fire
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Download eBooks & audiobooks quick & easy from your public library. All I can say is – FINALLY!! And here’s more from the OverDrive press release: Earlier this week, we released new versions of the OverDrive Media Console apps for Android and iOS(iPhone/ iPad/ iPod touch). For the first time, OMC is available to Kindle […]


Fri, October 12th, 2012
Freebie Friday: American Grown by Michelle Obama
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Win a copy of the starred reviewed audiobook narrated by the First Lady, a refreshingly politics-free focus on healthy living.  American Grown’s short segments and vignettes voiced by a large cast make this a great selection to enjoy in short bites on the commute or for family listening in the car. You can get an insider’s […]


Mon, October 8th, 2012
Audiobooks in the White House
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Political Junkie?  Bill Clinton and George W. Bush’s memoirs were recorded by Books on Tape’s Director of Production Dan Zitt. But for something different, try his newest audio production, Michelle Obama’s American Grown, where the First Lady shares her thoughts on healthy living for parents and kids, reflects on her “Let’s Move” initiative and the White House Kitchen […]


Fri, October 5th, 2012
Freebie Friday: Hugh Laurie autograph & two free downloads
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Grab two titles focused on faith & politics, or win the audiobook of The Gun Seller, autographed by author Laurie! Renaissance man Hugh Laurie QBE, star of TV’s House, on tour with Hugh Laurie and the Copper Bottom Band -where he turns his talents to New Orleans jazz & blues – stopped off in Minneapolis, home of HighBridge Audio. HighBridge […]


Wed, October 3rd, 2012
The Beautiful Mystery: Louise Penny, Ralph Cosham, and Kindle’s Immersive Reading
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Just finished the newest Three Pines mystery using Whispersync for Voice, Amazon’s seamless integration of text plus professional narration. Penny’s many fans include Booklist‘s Bill Ott whose glowing starred review of the book nails the strong appeal of this fantastic series. But audiobook fans are equally rabid fans of Ralph Cosham’s narration of the series – I […]





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