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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, 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 […]


Fri, November 30th, 2012
Freebie Friday
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Win a copy of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature! Celebrate the 5th birthday of Audiobooker with a book freebie for audiobook fans, librarians, and teachers, as strangely enough, there’s no audio edition of this title. The best things about my book are the personal reflections and interviews with incredibly knowledgeable narrators, producers, and audiobook experts. […]


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. […]


Thu, November 1st, 2012
News You Can Use
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Today’s roundup of audiobook links… USA Today featured the audiobook mega bestseller Gone Girl narrators Kirby Heyborne and Julia Whelan. For those of you who prefer to listen on a dedicated MP3 player, PC World has a “How to Buy an MP3 Player” by Wendy Sheehan Donnell with shopping tips. So many great webinars! Booklist just […]


Fri, October 26th, 2012
Freebie Friday World Series Edition: Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball, narrated Ben Hunter, is today’s give-away from Christianaudio. The start of the World Series is the perfect time for this memoir from the New York Mets starting pitcher. Christianaudio describes this audiobook as the story of a man “Sustained by his profound Christian […]


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 […]


Fri, October 5th, 2012
Freebie Friday: Hugh Laurie autograph & two free downloads
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Grab two titles focused on faith & politics, or win the audiobook of The Gun Seller, autographed by author Laurie! Renaissance man Hugh Laurie QBE, star of TV’s House, on tour with Hugh Laurie and the Copper Bottom Band -where he turns his talents to New Orleans jazz & blues – stopped off in Minneapolis, home of HighBridge Audio. HighBridge […]


Fri, September 28th, 2012
Freebie Friday: Record your own voice Dr. Seuss app
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Use iPad apps in your library or classroom  storytimes? Enter to win a free download of Oceanhouse Media‘s newly-upgraded “Record and Share” storybook apps. Have a preschooler or early reader who loves Dr. Seuss? I’ll bet there are a few grandmas like me who have toddler apps on their cell phone & would love to provide […]


Mon, September 24th, 2012
Hot Stuff
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Red-hot romances read aloud? Fifty Shades of Grey and other steamy audiobooks are the focus of my current “Hot Topics” column in Booklist.  I interviewed Amanda D’Acierno, vice president and publisher, Random House Audio;  Kaite Mediatore Stover, director of Readers’ Services at Kansas City (MO) Public Library and Booklist reviewer and columnist; and  Teri Lesesne, professor at Sam Houston […]


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 […]





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