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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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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, August 13th, 2013
Voicing a Cause: Xe Sands
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Looking for real-world Common Core multimedia & oral language projects? Xe Sands has created the Going Public project, a platform for crowd-sourced audiobooks, as well as an effort to raise funds for literacy. I spoke to Xe as part of an occasional focus here on Audiobooker about members of the audiobook community who are voicing […]


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: http://www.audible.com/int/Best_of_2012DEC/?source_code=AUDOR94NCEM112912&bp_ua=yes What are audiobook aficionados from across the pond listening to this holiday season? Read Sue Arnold’s suggestions in The Guardian […]


Mon, November 26th, 2012
News You Can Use
Posted by: Mary Burkey

A roundup of audiobook freebies and links for fans & librarians. The NYT has another wonderful audiobook feature in the Sunday Book Review, “Sound Check “ by John Schwartz:  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/books/review/sound-check.html?pagewanted=1&ref=books&_r=1& School Library Journal’s “Now You’re Talking! Your Collection Won’t be Complete Without These Must-Have New Audiobooks for Tweens and Teens” has top titles for fans […]


Mon, September 10th, 2012
News You Can Use
Posted by: Mary Burkey

A roundup of audiobook links of interest… Join AudioGO on September 28th for Librarian’s Day 2012! Are you close to Providence , Rhode Island? Take a road trip to AudioGo’s North Kingston studio for a tour 7 some treats. Author talks and Q&As with bestselling authors James R. Benn (Death’s Door) and Janet Taylor Lisle (The Lost Flower Children). Plus a […]


Wed, July 18th, 2012
News You Can Use
Posted by: Mary Burkey

What’s happening in the audiobook world? Here’s a round-up of interesting links… I am totally inspired by the Contra Costa County (CA) Public Library’s “Snap & Go” project to bring library services to mobile phones, winner of the 2012 John Cotton Dana Public Relations Award. When I saw this promotion on the library’s website… Now on WestCAT buses: […]


Mon, June 4th, 2012
Love audiobooks?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Get the inside scoop from two pro narrators sharing interviews for #JIAM June is Audiobook Month. Narrator Karen White will be posting her interviews with industry insiders on her Home Cooked Books blog, beginning with this chat with Blackstone Audio’s Tanya Perez. Narrator Robert Fass will be posting a video each day on his YouTube […]


Tue, January 24th, 2012
Odyssey, Notable Recordings, Amazing Audiobooks
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The year’s best listening named by the American Library Association’s youth divisions in a just-completed conference in Dallas. Yes, the total list of award-winners announced yesterday has plenty of great titles, too. But there are three committees that focus on the unique attributes of audiobook production and narration when selecting the best. ALSC, the Association for […]


Sat, December 24th, 2011
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good blog!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Simon Vance has a holiday treat for you on his blog – a Christmas reading from Dickens. Thanks, Simon! Enjoy  


Sat, November 12th, 2011
Monday 11am: Live narrator forum
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Six audiobook stars speak in a live chat hosted by the All About Romance blog. If you’ve always want to know the inside scoop on the art of audiobook performance, tune in by clicking this link http://www.likesbooks.com/blog/ to participate in real time at 11am Eastern time on Monday, November 14th. Or – if you can’t […]





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