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

Archive for November, 2012

Fri, November 30th, 2012
Freebie Friday
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Win a copy of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature! Celebrate the 5th birthday of Audiobooker with a book freebie for audiobook fans, librarians, and teachers, as strangely enough, there’s no audio edition of this title. The best things about my book are the personal reflections and interviews with incredibly knowledgeable narrators, producers, and audiobook experts. […]

Mon, November 26th, 2012
News You Can Use
Posted by: Mary Burkey

A roundup of audiobook freebies and links for fans & librarians. The NYT has another wonderful audiobook feature in the Sunday Book Review, “Sound Check “ by John Schwartz: School Library Journal’s “Now You’re Talking! Your Collection Won’t be Complete Without These Must-Have New Audiobooks for Tweens and Teens” has top titles for fans […]

Sun, November 18th, 2012
Just for Fun: Hobbit Hole from 2600 Balloons
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Now here’s a challenge for librarians planning programming to celebrate the release of The Hobbitt!  

Fri, November 16th, 2012
Freebie Friday: The Misfits by James Howe
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Today is the 5th birthday of Audiobooker! Celebrate with Full Cast Audio’s The Misfits, an essential recording for every school and public library. To mark the fifth anniversary of my blog, I’ll be giving away FIVE freebie copies of The Misfits, hopefully to teachers and school librarians eager to introduce this title to their students. […]

Mon, November 12th, 2012
Just for Fun: James Bond Theme
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audio from a book? Absolutely! A capella masters Nick McKaig and Trudbol transform the instantly-identifiable theme from Ian Fleming’s iconic super spy films. Just in time for the release of Skyfall   Tip o’ the hat to Neatorama for the link

Fri, November 9th, 2012
Freebie Friday: Whispersync for Voice
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Dracula eBook + audio narration for FREE. Celebrate Bram Stoker’s birthday a day late with the freebie audiobook narrated by some of the biggest names in audio - Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Susan Duerden, John Lee, Graeme Malcolm, Steven Crossley, Simon Prebble, James Adams – plus nine other great classic titles! Try the amazing synchronization of […]

Fri, November 2nd, 2012
Freebie Friday: After the Thin Man
Posted by: Mary Burkey

A newly discovered work by Dashiell Hammett, with multi-voiced narration led by Peter Ganim, Nicola Barber, & Scott Brick, is today’s give-away. Just leave a comment below if you’d like to win a copy of HighBridge Audio’s just-released production. After the success of The Thin Man movie in 1934, Hammett was commissioned to write  two full-novellas for additional films. After […]

Thu, November 1st, 2012
News You Can Use
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Today’s roundup of audiobook links… USA Today featured the audiobook mega bestseller Gone Girl narrators Kirby Heyborne and Julia Whelan. For those of you who prefer to listen on a dedicated MP3 player, PC World has a “How to Buy an MP3 Player” by Wendy Sheehan Donnell with shopping tips. So many great webinars! Booklist just […]

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