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

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Mon, July 7th, 2014
Kirby Heyborne rocks the Odyssey Awards – again!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Watch the amazing video of his rap “Ain’t Nobody Change the World Like a Librarian.” It was a librarian love fest  at the 2014 Odyssey Award celebration on June 30th at ALA’s Las Vegas conference, as Heyborne topped his previous original composition performed at the 2012 Odyssey celebration. The crowd sported Team Scowler masks as narrator Kirby Heyborne, author Daniel Kraus, […]


Mon, June 30th, 2014
#Audies2014 audiobook give-away to celebrate the end of #audiomonth
Posted by: Mary Burkey

More than ringing bells & kettles, there’s plenty of business wisdom in Leadership Secrets of the Salvation Army, written by Robert Watson & Ben Brown and read by Bob Souer. The 2014 Audes Award judges named Leadership Secrets the top business / educational audiobook of the year, and publisher eChristian would like to celebrate with a FREE […]


Sun, June 29th, 2014
Odyssey Award-winning Team Scowler #audiomonth #alaac14
Posted by: Mary Burkey

What does it take to strike Odyssey gold twice? I was fortunate to interview the core group behind TWO Odyssey Award-winners: Daniel Kraus, author of both 2014 Odyssey winner Scowler and 2012 Odyssey winner Rotters, Listening Library’s Executive Acquisitions Editor Rebecca Waugh, plus narrator Kirby Heyborne and producer/director Kelly Gildea, the duo who translated both of Kraus’ […]


Fri, June 27th, 2014
Booklist Names Top Ten Audiobook Biographies for #audiomonth
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Listeners love a good biography, one of the most popular audiobook genres. If you are looking for your next great listen, try the titles on this list, which includes celebrity memoirs, autobiographies and scholarly studies, published over the past two years. You’ll find something perfect for drive-time enjoyment, whether a two hour listen for around town  or […]


Wed, June 25th, 2014
Audiobooks at ALA Vegas Celebrate #audiomonth!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

FREE audiobooks? Join the party at the American Library Association audiobook events during the 2014 Annual Conference! Learn more about audiobook advisory by dropping into an open meeting of one of these two committees: Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults: Saturday, June 28, 2014 – 1:00pm to 5:30pm, Flamingo Hotel, Valley of Fire II room. Stop by and listen […]


Wed, June 4th, 2014
Robin Miles is 2014 Voice of Choice #audiomonth
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Each year , the American Library Association’s Booklist magazine selects a single honoree as the year’s top audiobook narrator. The 2014 “Voice of Choice” award goes to the versatile Robin Miles. Read more about Ms. Miles in this just-released column by Joyce Saricks. I’ve been fortunate to have Robin as a guest here on Audiobooker. In […]


Fri, May 30th, 2014
Announcing 2014 Audies Award Winners!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The “Oscars” of audiobooks have been announced by the Audio Publishers Association, in a sparkling ceremony hosted by the divine Libby Bray this evening of May 29th. Congratulations to all of the winners, marked in bold red below, along with the nominees in all 29 catagories and the three special awards: Titles competing for Audiobook […]


Fri, May 9th, 2014
Freebie Friday: Webinars boost discovery of new & classic audio & print titles
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Literature lovers can find totally FREE online events to pursue live or archived suggestions for terrific titles across genres. Sign up TODAY for the upcoming “The Play’s the Thing (on Audio)” webinar on May 15, where Stacy Keach— accomplished actor of stage and screen—will discuss what it’s like to record plays live and how the ultimate goal […]


Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Freebie Friday – 26 totally FREE fantastic audiobooks from SYNC
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Young Adult favorites & classics for all ages, award-winners, star narrators, live drama – and all FREE! Find out more on the SYNC website http://www.audiobooksync.com/ and text syncya to 25827 for updates and download reminders. Use the promo materials from the TOOL KIT to promote the SYNC titles in your classroom, on your library website, or via social media. There […]


Thu, April 10th, 2014
Audiobook of the Year & Distinguished Achievement in Production finalists announced
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The Audio Publishers Association has announced the finalists for recognition as the top audiobooks of the year, to be announced at the 2014 Audies Award Gala, the “Oscars of Audiobooks.” Check out this Audiobooker post for the nominees in all 29 award categories. Here are highlight’s of today’s press release about the premier Audies awards: […]





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