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

Archive for January, 2013

Thu, January 31st, 2013
4 must-listen lists
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Top audiobooks named by American Library Association, from birth to adult. Last weekend, committee members debated the merits of the best audios of 2012 in Seattle. The complete results are now final & posted on the ALA website. Click the links below for the top recommended titles for school & library purchases – and for […]

Tue, January 22nd, 2013
Best Audiobooks of 2012
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults, a list of top teen audios from the American Library Association’s YALSA division, will be finalized during the upcoming Midwinter conference. I’ve copied the (huge!) list of nominations below, plus you’ll want to check out the past lists on the Amazing Audiobooks website: And here are more  than a […]

Fri, January 18th, 2013
Freebie Friday
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Sci-Fi, self-improvement, Jane Austen & the animal kingdom. Three downloads for fiction fans, financial planning, and those who enjoy live drama or wish to add a touch of audio to their Common Core language arts instruction – plus one off-the-wall resource, the world’s largest natural sound archive. Today’s batch of great FREE listening! The Human Division, Episode 1: […]

Wed, January 16th, 2013
Best audiobooks of 2012
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The Notable Children’s Recording discussion list has top titles for ages birth-14. Wondering what the American Library Association committee members will be discussing during the up coming annual conference in Seattle? ALSC has released its discussion list today for the Notable Children’s Recordings 2013 list, and invites observers to their deliberations. I’m copying the complete notification from […]

Mon, January 14th, 2013
Just for Fun
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audiobook lovers, you CAN take it with you – in the CataCombo Sound System casket! Check out this video & start creating your playlist of everlasting audios now, so that you’ll be able to lay back and listen to your favorite books for all eternity. As soon as I saw the $31,000 casket in this Device post […]

Fri, January 11th, 2013
Freebie Friday: Common Core Combo
Posted by: Mary Burkey

My Brother Sam is Dead & Lincoln’s Speeches and Writings in eBook and audio. Perfect for history lovers, a Common Core combo of classics – one physical, one download. Here’s a a great offer for educators, and school / youth services librarians! Win a special combo from AudioGo: a physical CD audiobook copy of the  Newbery Honor classic […]

Thu, January 10th, 2013
Today’s Video Break
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Jack Gantos talks about his Printz Honor memoir Hole in My Life & one of the best audiobooks ever. Read more from Gantos in my interview in this Audiobooker post, where he discusses the power of audiobooks and the need for books that speak to guy readers. I was so honored that Jack wrote a personal reflection […]

Wed, January 9th, 2013
Today’s Video Break
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Dog-lover Hilary Swank on Pack of Two, by Caroline Knapp and narrator Victor Bevine, chosen by fans to voice the Dungeons & Dragons works of author R.A. Salvatore. Enjoy this twin-pack of audiobook “Behind the Scenes” from Audible!      

Tue, January 8th, 2013
Best Audiobooks of 2012
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Two more lists to add to the ten in this previous post – check out Publishers Weekly’s Listen-Up Awards & Sound Commentary blog’s top titles. More great listening – a perfect way to fulfill your new year’s resolution to read more great books while on the daily commute, at the gym, doing chores, crafting, walking […]

Thu, January 3rd, 2013
Breaking News: Audiobook publishers merge
Posted by: Mary Burkey

AudioGo, previously BBC Audiobooks America, acquires Blackstone Audio, pioneering audiobook publisher. Here’s more from The Bookseller: AudioGO c.e.o. Mike Bowen will serve as c.e.o. of the combined Group. Josh Stanton will continue as president of Blackstone Audio and become c.e.o. of the North America operations. Craig Black has been appointed to the Group’s board of directors and […]

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