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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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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 […]


Thu, May 17th, 2012
Partners in Crime pt 2
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Author Lee Child & narrator Dick Hill talk about the Jack Reacher series – such a perfect partnership that their audiobook producer calls them “Team Reacher.” I spoke with the two for my “Voices in My Head” Mystery Month column in Booklist, but couldn’t fit their entire conversation into the  page space. The conversation was […]


Thu, May 10th, 2012
Partners in Crime pt 1
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Charlaine Harris & Johanna Parker: an audiobook author/narrator pair extraordinaire. It’s no mystery why audiobook series have such passionate followers – the Sookie Stackhouse audios are a prime example of the connection between the reader’s voice and the continuing characters. I had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Parker about her voicing of the supernatural Southern Vampire mysteries, […]


Thu, April 19th, 2012
Stephen King narrates The Wind through the Keyhole
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Listen to this excerpt from The Dark Tower series, read by the author. Hope this holds you over until the eagerly-awaited release on April 24th of this addition to King’s bestselling epic! King decided to step into the recording studio himself to record this new title, which takes place between books 4 & 5 of […]


Fri, March 16th, 2012
Dearly Departed Authors Read Aloud
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Short web links to famous voices sharing snippets or the complete text of their works – click here for a slide show created by Flavorwire‘s Emily Temple with embeded links.  From Jack Kerouac reading the last page of On the Road to the smooth jams of some jazz to J.R.R. Tolkien reading from The Hobbit, you’ll be blown away by hearing these literary […]





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