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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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Fri, April 18th, 2014
Freebie Friday: 7 downloadable audiobooks for all ages & interests
Posted by: Mary Burkey

What a terrific roundup of FREE audios – from children’s classic to business advice, here’s something for everyone! Random House Audio continues their great “Try Audio” promotion with a new batch of titles. Download these, and bookmark to check back later – there’s a constantly changing selection for listeners! Plus tons of audio info and […]


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: […]


Thu, April 3rd, 2014
Tim Federle on narrating his audiobook, with a shout-out to ALA’s Odyssey, Notable Children’s Recordings & Stonewall Awards
Posted by: Mary Burkey

I love video interviews with authors and narrators, and this one is doubly-good, as Broadway star author Tim Federle gives an insider’s looks at the his self-narrated audiobooks Better Nate Than Ever and sequel Five, Six, Seven, Nate!  The first title racked up three American Library Association recognitions – an Odyssey Honor, a place on the Notable Children’s Recordings […]


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 […]


Mon, March 31st, 2014
Audiobooks in the News
Posted by: Mary Burkey

A roundup of links for audiobook aficiandos. Great coverage on the changing world of audiobook production & publishing in Book Business magazine. Check out pages 20-25:  http://digitaleditions.napco.com/publication/?i=201308&p=20 Slate magazine continues its outstanding Audio Book Club with this enlightening print & podcast interview with author Bruce Holsinger and narrator Simon Vance:  http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2014/03/audiobook_narrator _simon_vance_and_author_bruce_holsinger_discuss_audio.html Vogue magazine highlights TV and […]


Sat, March 29th, 2014
Vin Scully: play-by-play during earthquake “like he was narrating an audio book”
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Just had to share this great quote from the Sporting News’ coverage of an earthquake during a Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Los Angeles Angels exhibition game. There are many terrific broadcasters across the wide spectrum of college and professional athletics. There are good ones. There are great ones. And there is Vin Scully. On Friday night, a […]


Fri, March 28th, 2014
Freebie Friday: Best of the BBC, featuring Hamlet
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Great streaming audio for your listening pleasure! BBC Radio 4 is a treasure for listeners looking for the best in spoken word. Amazing productions are performed live, and then archived for limited-time streaming access. There’s a range of genres, from children’s classics to 15 Minute Drama, humor to literary New Wave. Check out the playlists […]


Fri, March 21st, 2014
Freebie Friday: Celebrate World Poetry Day by listening!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

So many terrific FREE ways to hear poetry as it is meant to be: read aloud! Here’s a selected list of websites featuring audio for UNESCO’s World Poetry Day – and if you have a favorite I missed, please add to the comments. Poets.org Audio & Video resources: http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/361 Poetry Foundation’s Audio & Podcast page: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/features/audiolanding Internet Archive’s […]


Fri, March 14th, 2014
Freebie Friday: Audiobooks for your Easter basket from Christian Audio
Posted by: Mary Burkey

This month’s free download plus a bonus title free until Easter – Two freebies for the Easter season from Christian Audio: Normal Christian Life, by Watchman Nee, narrated by Paul Michael. This month’s free download is a 7 Hrs. 45 Min. classic work which unfolds the path of Christian faith and presents the eternal purpose of God […]


Thu, March 13th, 2014
Elevating the Art of the Audiobook: Deyan Institute of Voice Artistry & Technology
Posted by: Mary Burkey

New media = new methods for a growing industry. Audiobook publishing is booming, with Audio Publishers Association statistics noting 6 million more audiobooks were sold in 2012 than were sold in 2011, representing a 13.5% increase in revenue reported by the publishers who shared data for both 2011 and 2012. The sales growth can be attributed in part […]





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