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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, August 4th, 2014
In the Audiobook Studio with Jon Scieszka
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Former National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka gives an insider’s look at the audiobook recording process in this sneak peek video captured while the author narrated Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor. Scieszka is a huge audiobook fan – his “Guys Read” website created by Listening Library has tons of ideas for parents & teachers […]

Fri, August 1st, 2014
Freebie Friday – Three great audiobooks for kids & adults
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Fill your car with great vacation listening! Two classics & one brand-new YA title – all perfect for family listening for those with older tweens & teens. This week’s titles for SYNC must be downloaded by August 6th, so grab these quick: DIVIDED WE FALL by Trent Reedy, read by Andrew Eiden & others, published […]

Wed, July 30th, 2014
Today-only Free Audiobooks!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde + Headstrong. Two terrific FREE audiobook titles perfect for classroom or commute! Here’s the link: Grab Headstrong by Patrick Link, read by Deidrie Henry, Ernie Hudson, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, & Scott Wolf and published by L.A. Theatre Works. In the wake of increasing concern over brain trauma in professional […]

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 […]

Tue, July 8th, 2014
In memoriam: Helen Ditlow
Posted by: Mary Burkey

So sad to learn of the passing of Helen Ditlow, co-founder of Listening Library with husband Anthony in 1955, a true audiobook pioneer & 2005 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Acheivement Award-winner. Condolences to son Tim Ditlow & the rest of her family. Here is her complete obituary: Helen Peterson Ditlow Born in Chicago, Illinois on […]

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, July 2nd, 2014
Fabulous July 4th Freebie: Download audiobook of U.S. Constitution & Declaration of Independence.
Posted by: Mary Burkey

But hurry! Deadline is July 3rd at 10:59 am. Here’s the link to get your FREE copy of primary sources from Random House Audio: the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States:  

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’ […]

Sat, June 28th, 2014
Classics: Perfect Audiobook Listening! #audiomonth
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Readers’ Advisory expert Joyce Saricks is an audio addict – a perfect combination for suggesting top audiobooks. Here’s what she says in her recent Booklist “At Leasure” column: Here it is June again, the month we celebrate audiobooks and the pleasures they bring to listeners everywhere. It’s a time when addicts like me would like […]

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