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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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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: […]


Tue, April 1st, 2014
Greetings of the day – 2 new audiobook services announced
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Everything’s better with an exclamation point! Thank you Penguin Now! for re-interpreting the classics! Looking forward to the audiobooks! The website promises “The Penguin Now! list is also set to be supplemented by a range of corresponding audiobooks, read by Brian Blessed!” Don’t know Blessed? Here’s a video showing his ideal suitability for audiobooks!   And […]


Tue, February 18th, 2014
Looking for the best in audiobooks? 2014 Audies finalists announced
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Judged by the Audio Publishers Association: 29 categories, with 5 or 6 finalists in each – a terrific batch of titles to add to your listening list or promote in your library. There’s something for everyone, with recommendations from children’s audios to business titles, erotica to faith-based fiction. I’ve had the privilege to judge quite […]


Thu, January 30th, 2014
American Library Association’s top audiobooks of 2013
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The best audios of 2013 for children, teens, and adults were announced at the ALA  Midwinter conference. The 2014 Notable Children’s Recordings list contains 30 titles recommended for listeners ages birth through age 14 – readalong book & CD sets, beginning readers, novels, nonfiction and a bit of music. You can see this ALSC committee’s larger […]


Sun, December 15th, 2013
2013′s best audiobooks, part three
Posted by: Mary Burkey

This year’s best youth audiobooks, as selected as the American Library Association Booklist magazine Editors’ Choice list, with The Coldest Girl in Coldtown as the top of the list. So many great audios, with a strong emphasis on teen titles, reflecting the explosion of interest in the YA & crossover market. My wishlist for 2014 would include many more releases […]


Sat, December 14th, 2013
2013′s best audiobooks, part two
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The American Library Association’s Booklist magazine Editors’ Choice, the 13 best audiobooks for adults, with The Boys in the Boat as the best of the bunch. Sure-fire listens for audio connoisseurs and must-have titles for libraries. Congratulations to the publishers & narrators of these excellent titles! And the Mountains Echoed. By Khaled Hosseini. Read by Khaled […]


Thu, October 3rd, 2013
Oprah’s audiobook picks
Posted by: Mary Burkey

I couldn’t agree more – 7 awesome audiobooks picked by Oprah as titles that “sound better than the printed version.” Isn’t that the mark of a truly terrific audio? The narration and production recreate the author’s words into an experience that must be heard. The very best combine outstanding writing with an audio that just […]


Wed, June 19th, 2013
#JIAM Behind the Scenes audiobook videos
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Janis Ian’s Audie & Grammy winner Society’s Child. Great insight into the unsung heroes of post-production from Ted Scott & Heather Scott of SkyBoat Media, about their work on the audio that won both the 2013 Best Spoken Word Grammy AND the 2013 Best Narration by Author. Watch the video below for reflections on the key […]


Sat, June 8th, 2013
#JIAM Free! L.A. Theatre Work’s The Odd Couple
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audio broadcast starring Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith (Simpsons fan alert!), with Nathan Lane & David Paymer as Neil Simon’s iconic Felix Ungar and Oscar Madison – the Odd Couple. The cast also includes Stanley de Santis, Steven Hack, Jamie Hanes, and Linda Purl. Produced for radio by Raymond Guarna. Recording engineer is Ed Cerrato, stage manager and live […]


Fri, June 7th, 2013
#JIAM Freebie Friday #1
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #1 – one of my all-time favorite audiobooks, featuring the amazing Katherine Kellgren, named this year’s Female Narration of the Year at the Audies Awards. The tongue in-cheek humor will satisfy the whole family – perfect for vacation travel time. Read this starred review of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood (first in this […]





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