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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, 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, November 9th, 2013
Audiobook heaven!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Amazing auction featuring your favorite audiobook narrators, including personalized recordings by four members of the “Hot Men of Audiobooks” club. Dream gifts for audio addicts or yourself  ;-) So do you have a voice that makes you swoon? A narrator whose name means you’ll listen to ANY title they read? Get yourself to the Audiobook Auction […]


Tue, October 22nd, 2013
Voicing a Cause
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audiobook auction? Terrific items for audio fans – personalized recordings from narrator stars to autographed audios, a ticket to the Audies award to personal coaching from a master producer director. Can you imagine a more perfect holiday gift for an audiobook listener – or narrator wanna-be?? Be sure to make your bid in the online […]


Mon, September 9th, 2013
Top 100
Posted by: Mary Burkey

What are the Top 100 audiobooks of 2013 as measured by library downloads? OverDrive Media released a list of the most popular audios downloaded so far this year. In this post on the company’s blog, libraries can take a look at the complete list in the OverDrive Marketplace, to beef up the audiobook collection. Or […]


Tue, June 25th, 2013
#JIAM MORE Audio at ALA
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audiobook narrators take the stage at the American Library Association Chicago conference this weekend. The Pop Top Stage in the McCormick Place Exhibit Hall will feature all things audio on Saturday, June 29, thanks to the support of the Audio Publishers Association during June is Audiobook Month. Here’s the line up, in day two of my […]


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 […]


Wed, June 5th, 2013
#JIAM Booklist 2013 Voice of Choice George Guidall
Posted by: Mary Burkey

With over 900 audiobooks recorded, Guidall is one of the most respected narrators in the business. June is Audiobook Month is the perfect time to announce his achievements have earned him the recognition as Booklist’s sixth annual Voice of Choice, joining past recipients Dion Graham, Katherine Kellgren, Simon Prebble, Simon Vance, and Barbara Rosenblat - all the very best audiobook voices! Read more about Guidall’s illustrious career […]


Sat, June 1st, 2013
June is Audiobook Month #JIAM
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Look for great promo materials on the Get Caught Listening website: http://www.getcaughtreading.org/listening/ Let the listening begin!


Tue, May 21st, 2013
Summertime and the Listening is Easy!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Mystery audiobook family-listening favorites are featured in this Voices in My Head column. Use these suggestions to pack your vacation travel bag or load up the kids’ listening devices. May is Mystery Month here at Booklist, but why not take spend the whole summer with the very best narrators sharing great stories? It’s no mystery […]


Fri, April 19th, 2013
Freebie Friday
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Earth Day classic Walden, Christian self-help, Gatsby, & the Moby Dick Big Read project. Here are the links – grab these quick! Tantor Audio offers Walden by Henry David Thoreau, narrated by Mel Foster, as both an MP3 & PDF eBook: http://www.tantor.com/BookDetail.asp?Product=0693_Walden Christian Audio’s monthly freebie is Enemies of the Heart: Breaking Free from the Four Emotions […]





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