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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 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 […]


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, December 7th, 2013
2013′s best audiobooks, part one
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The Spoken Word Grammy nominations are announced! Here’s the full list of 2014 Grammy Nominations, a great tool for finding the year’s best recordings and creating patron lists & displays. Congratulations to audiobooks recognized in the Grammy nominations for Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling): America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t, […]


Fri, September 20th, 2013
Freebie Friday
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Request a FREE CD that includes audio clips from award-winning Civil Rights titles, just in time for The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 on TV. It’s been 50 years since the tumultuous events surrounding America’s struggles in the 1960s, and the included interviews with Watsons author Christopher Paul Curtis and narrator LeVar Burton highlight […]


Sat, July 20th, 2013
Just for Fun
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Pick the audiobook narrator who’ll portray Tobias in Veronica Roth’s Allegiant – an Animorph inspiration! HarperAudio has a cool crowd-sourced contest where listeners hear audition sound clips from four actors, and then choose the voice of Tobias on the Allegiance audio. Roth announced last week at ComicCom that the last book in the series is told from two points […]


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 […]


Mon, June 10th, 2013
#JIAM Free audiobook webinar TOMORROW
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Learn what’s new in summer & fall audio releases. Sign up TODAY for the FREE hour-long webinar on Tuesday, June 11 at 2:00pm Eastern time. Can’t listen to the live session? Sign up and you’ll receive an emailed link to the archived webinar. Click here to register. Celebrate June is Audiobook Month with Booklist and […]


Sun, June 9th, 2013
#JIAM John Green fans
Posted by: Mary Burkey

DFTBA – order author Green reading The Fault in Our Stars, a limited-edition audiobook only available through Green’s website. There’s great additional content for fans who love the book, as well as teachers who include The Fault in Our Stars in literature classes. And for audiobook aficionados, it would be cool to contrast the author-read production with the […]


Mon, April 29th, 2013
News You Can Use
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audiobooks everywhere! Zombies, celebrities, and media icons – in print, out loud & on video. A round-up of audio awesomeness: I am a HUGE fan on the 2007 abridged audiobook version of Max Brooks’ World War Z, and CANNOT wait for the new & improved unabridged production – here’s some insider info from Brooks himself: […]


Mon, March 11th, 2013
Fangirl post!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Today’s video: Kirby Heyborne on recording the audiobook Scowlers, the newest from author Daniel Kraus. You may have joined the Heyborne fan club at the American Library Association’s annual meeting, where he rocked the house with his Ode to Librarians at the Odyssey Award celebration.   Daniel Kraus‘ Rotters, narrated by Kirby Heyborne, won the 2012 […]





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