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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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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 […]


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 13th, 2014
Freebie Friday: Don’t miss Booklist’s Top Audiobook of 2012 Code Name Verity!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

One of my all-time favorite audiobooks is FREE until through Wed. June 18. You absolutely MUST download this fabulous title from Brilliance Audio. But don’t just take my word for it – Printz-honoree Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein was named Booklist’s “Top Audiobook of 2012.” This brilliantly-plotted historical fiction is enhanced by the subtle and […]


Fri, May 30th, 2014
Freebie Friday Audiobook of the Year: Still Foolin’ ‘Em by Billy Crystal
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Just announced – the Audio Publishers Association‘s most prestigious award, and I have the CD edition to give away! Just leave a comment below sharing some of your favorite audio titles, and I’ll randomly choose a winner next Friday, courtesy of Macmillan Audio.  I guarantee that the 2014 Audiobook of the Year, Billy Crystal’s memoir Still Foolin’ ‘Em, […]


Fri, May 30th, 2014
Announcing 2014 Audies Award Winners!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The “Oscars” of audiobooks have been announced by the Audio Publishers Association, in a sparkling ceremony hosted by the divine Libby Bray this evening of May 29th. Congratulations to all of the winners, marked in bold red below, along with the nominees in all 29 catagories and the three special awards: Titles competing for Audiobook […]


Thu, May 29th, 2014
Mystery Month feature: narrator Katherine Kellgren
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Booklist’s 2011 “Voice of Choice” award-winner Kellgren has won every conceivable audiobook honor in recognition of her astounding command of the medium. I asked Katherine Kellgren to share a few thoughts about narrating the Mystery genre, and learned that she enjoys voicing both adult & youth titles equally. Plus, she sent along two freebies – a hilarious […]


Tue, February 18th, 2014
Looking for the best in audiobooks? 2014 Audies finalists announced
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Judged by the Audio Publishers Association: 29 categories, with 5 or 6 finalists in each – a terrific batch of titles to add to your listening list or promote in your library. There’s something for everyone, with recommendations from children’s audios to business titles, erotica to faith-based fiction. I’ve had the privilege to judge quite […]


Thu, January 30th, 2014
American Library Association’s top audiobooks of 2013
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The best audios of 2013 for children, teens, and adults were announced at the ALA  Midwinter conference. The 2014 Notable Children’s Recordings list contains 30 titles recommended for listeners ages birth through age 14 – readalong book & CD sets, beginning readers, novels, nonfiction and a bit of music. You can see this ALSC committee’s larger […]


Sun, December 15th, 2013
2013′s best audiobooks, part three
Posted by: Mary Burkey

This year’s best youth audiobooks, as selected as the American Library Association Booklist magazine Editors’ Choice list, with The Coldest Girl in Coldtown as the top of the list. So many great audios, with a strong emphasis on teen titles, reflecting the explosion of interest in the YA & crossover market. My wishlist for 2014 would include many more releases […]


Sat, December 14th, 2013
2013′s best audiobooks, part two
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The American Library Association’s Booklist magazine Editors’ Choice, the 13 best audiobooks for adults, with The Boys in the Boat as the best of the bunch. Sure-fire listens for audio connoisseurs and must-have titles for libraries. Congratulations to the publishers & narrators of these excellent titles! And the Mountains Echoed. By Khaled Hosseini. Read by Khaled […]





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