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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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Tue, July 15th, 2014
News you can use: Audiobook Round-up
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here’s a mega-roundup of all things audiobook online and in the news – sixteen sweet links to explore! I love when a narrator is given the local rock star treatment by the local press. Check out this article highlighting the career of Karen White. Lady of 1,000 voices: Audiobook narrator brings famous authors’ works to […]


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, […]


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 18th, 2014
Amp Up Your Audiobook Advisory Skills during #audiomonth
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Love to suggest great audiobooks? Take a look at my “Voices in My Head” column in this month’s Booklist, which features a host of all things audio to celebrate “June is Audiobook Month.” Here’s the link: http://www.booklistonline.com/Voices-In-My-Head-Audiobook-Advisory/pid=6832788 No matter if you’re a busy librarian helping patrons find the next great listen, or if you’re an audiobook […]


Fri, June 6th, 2014
Freebie Friday: 43 narrators read to you for #audiomonth
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Free – great short works read by top audiobook talent every day of June is Audiobook Month. Check out the Going Public web link to hear the audio selections from Spoken Freely 14 - click here for the whole schedule. I interviewed narrator Xe Sands about her Going Public brainchild in this “Voicing a Cause” post when […]


Tue, June 3rd, 2014
Audiobooks LIVE @ your library!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Awesome #audiomonth idea. Narrators Tavia Gilbert & Dennis Boutsikaris plus Dan Zitt of Penguin Random House Audio took part in a fantastic evening program at the Darien CT Public Library, and you can watch the whole event in the video below. If you’d like to create your own local audiobook event, take a look at my “Voices […]


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 […]





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