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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, December 10th, 2012
News You Can Use: 20 Audiobook Links
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Politics, music icons, audio for dogs, the year’s best titles & more. Here’s a mega round-up of all things audiobook! Audible has announced their list of the best audiobooks & narrator of the year: What are audiobook aficionados from across the pond listening to this holiday season? Read Sue Arnold’s suggestions in The Guardian […]

Fri, November 16th, 2012
Freebie Friday: The Misfits by James Howe
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Today is the 5th birthday of Audiobooker! Celebrate with Full Cast Audio’s The Misfits, an essential recording for every school and public library. To mark the fifth anniversary of my blog, I’ll be giving away FIVE freebie copies of The Misfits, hopefully to teachers and school librarians eager to introduce this title to their students. […]

Fri, October 19th, 2012
Freebie Friday: The Freedom Maze
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Win the audiobook written by Delia Sherman, co-winner of the 2012 Prometheus Award for Best Novel, and narrated by Robin Miles. Just leave a comment below and I’ll announce the winner on November 2nd. Thanks to Listening Library for providing this freebie, along with a fascinating 13-minute audio interview by Rebecca Waugh with author Sherman. Robin Miles […]

Thu, September 27th, 2012
Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature
Posted by: Mary Burkey

My book published by ALA has arrived! I couldn’t have done it without the generous support of so many in the audiobook and library community. I’m thankful that many producers, narrators, and other audiobook experts shared their thoughts with me so that readers have an insider’s look at the art of audiobook production. I’m especially […]

Fri, September 21st, 2012
Freebie Friday: Win a SIGNED copy of Boneland by Alan Garner!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The 2012 World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award-winner has an autographed audiobook for your library! What a great addition to your collection – or perhaps a terrific auction item for your next library fundraiser. Naxos Audio is donating the signed copy of the just-released Boneland, read by actor Robert Powell at the request of Alan Garner himself. for […]

Mon, August 20th, 2012
Back to School with John Green
Posted by: Mary Burkey

YA author superstar, Nerdfighter & Booklist alumni Green has the solution to Back to School blues – this inspiring video ode to the value of public education. Perfect as I set off for a new day and new year in my school library. Thanks, John, for making my first day back AWESOME!  

Wed, June 20th, 2012
Two great #JIAM2012 Projects
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Recorded Books’ videos with favorite narrators & Book Reporters’ Focus on June is Audiobook Month. Both have tremendously interesting snipets for all audiobook lovers – from what books made your favorite narrator cry (Johnny Heller’s sobs during The Day No Pigs Would Die), to lengthy reflections by award-winning authors of narrating their own works (such as Rachel […]

Mon, June 18th, 2012
Audiobooks at ALA Annual
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Narrators, autographs, FREE audios - #JIAM2012 June is Audiobook Month at the American Library Association’s Annual Convention in Anaheim. If you are attending, add these terrific FREE events to your calendar! SUNDAY June 24, 1:00pm – 4:00pm PopTop Stage,  located at the end of the 2700 aisle on the Exhibit Floor. Audio Publishers Association hosts “Get Caught […]

Fri, June 8th, 2012
Audiobook memoirs #JIAM2012
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Tavia Gilbert, Mirron Willis & Booklist Voice of Choice Dion Graham on voicing another’s life story. I was amazed at the terrific synergy of these three top narrators’ observations on the authenticity of narrating an author’s memoir. You can read their views in my Voices in My Head column in the June is Audiobook Month […]

Thu, May 24th, 2012
Partners in Crime Pt. 3
Posted by: Mary Burkey

I interviewed Louise Penny, author of the Three Pines mystery series, & narrator Ralph Cosham, the voice of Inspector Armand Gamache for my Booklist audiobook column “Voices in My Head.”  I want to share every word with you here on Audiobooker, as the column has their abridged remarks due to my single-page limit. It has been a […]

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