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Archive for December, 2012

Fri, December 28th, 2012
Freebie Friday
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Pick one of twenty free audiobooks – something for everyone, from Winnie-the-Pooh to Stephen King. Listen on whatever digital gadget you own. Blackstone Audio created the Downpour retail site & the Downpour Audiobook Club Membership, but there are audio titles from tons of top publishers. Here’s the offer’s link: Give it a try, but be quick – […]

Thu, December 27th, 2012
Best Audiobooks of 2012
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Looking for great audio? Ten top lists for adult & youth titles. Check out these links from Booklist,  Salon,   School Library Journal,   NY Daily News,    The Washington Post,   The Guardian,   The Times (London),    AudioFile,, and  All About Romance. Great suggestions for downloading good books on those new holiday iPads, smartphones, Kindles, Nooks, and […]

Mon, December 24th, 2012
Listening to Christmas
Posted by: Mary Burkey

  Love Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery? Read about real-life cloistered nuns whose CD release story echoes that of Penny’s most recent Three Pines mystery series novel. I’m a huge fan of Penny and Ralph Cosham, the narrator of the series’ audiobooks – essential listening for every audio fan. I couldn’t help but connect Penny’s […]

Fri, December 21st, 2012
Freebie Friday: Healing thoughts for children, Christmas classics, and the Jefferson Bible
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Grab these audio treats ASAP, as holiday give-aways can disappear quickly! For those with an Apple product, download the free app of Audrey Penn’s The Kissing Hand, from Oceanhouse Media: In support of the 1,600 copies of “The Kissing Hand” physical book being donated to the children of Newtown by Tanglewood Press, we are offering […]

Tue, December 18th, 2012
Booklist Editors’ Choice: The Year’s Top Audiobooks
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The American Library Association’s review journal selects best media of 2012. Check out the complete list & linked reviews of 36 titles for children, adults, and teens – audiobooks, video, drama, children’s music, and storytelling: Video   Bag It. 2012. 78min. Docurama, DVD, $29.95 (1-4229-9577-1).If plastic is recyclable, why is it filling our oceans and landfills? Packed with […]

Fri, December 14th, 2012
Freebie Friday: Christmas tales & devotions
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Free audiobook downloads for the holiday season from Tantor Media & Christian Audio! Tantor has three of Charles Dickens’s much-loved Christmas novellas in a 9 hour production (plenty of time for driving over the river & through the woods on your holiday travels). The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man […]

Thu, December 13th, 2012
Booklist’s Top Audiobook of 2012: Code Name Verity
Posted by: Mary Burkey

  Congrats to Bolinda Audio & narrators Morven Christie and Lucy Gaskell, on their recognition as the year’s best audiobook by the American Library Association’s Booklist magazine. This brilliantly-plotted historical fiction is enhanced by the subtle and superb dual-narration. Give this crossover YA title a listen. You will be astounded! From the full press release, here […]

Tue, December 11th, 2012
Audiobook Twitter Chat tonight!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

I’m a huge fan of Scottoline & Serritella’s hilarious & heartwarming mother-daughter audiobooks. And I’m thrilled that Audiobook Community is hosting an audiobook Twitter chat tonight – here’s more… Don’t miss our upcoming Twitter Chat Audiobook Community (@Audiobook_Comm) will host audiobook listeners and special guest, author Francesca Serritella (@FSerritella) on Tuesday, December 11 at 8pm EST! Family travel over […]

Mon, December 10th, 2012
Today’s Video Break: The Diviners by Libba Bray
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Finding the perfect audiobook voice? Hear from January LaVoy (narrator), Dan Zitt  (Random House Audio Director of Audio Production), David Rapkin (director), and Libba Bray (author) on the audition process for The Diviners. And for you real fans, there’s an 10-minute-plus extended version of the interviews here:  

Mon, December 10th, 2012
News You Can Use: 20 Audiobook Links
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Politics, music icons, audio for dogs, the year’s best titles & more. Here’s a mega round-up of all things audiobook! Audible has announced their list of the best audiobooks & narrator of the year: What are audiobook aficionados from across the pond listening to this holiday season? Read Sue Arnold’s suggestions in The Guardian […]

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