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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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Wed, July 2nd, 2014
Fabulous July 4th Freebie: Download audiobook of U.S. Constitution & Declaration of Independence.
Posted by: Mary Burkey

But hurry! Deadline is July 3rd at 10:59 am. Here’s the link to get your FREE copy of primary sources from Random House Audio: the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States:  http://snapp.to/1mkmsRK  


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 […]


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 […]


Fri, May 16th, 2014
Freebie Friday: 1 Eoin Colfer mystery, 1 H.G. Wells classic
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Celebrate #mysterymonth plus get one of this year’s “Top 10 SF, Fantasy, and Horror Audiobooks for Youth“ with this week’s two free audios from SYNC, the awesome summer promotion where you can download a pair of audiobooks each week – click here to learn more & see the whole list. Don’t forget to text syncya to 25827 for a […]


Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Freebie Friday – 26 totally FREE fantastic audiobooks from SYNC
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Young Adult favorites & classics for all ages, award-winners, star narrators, live drama – and all FREE! Find out more on the SYNC website http://www.audiobooksync.com/ and text syncya to 25827 for updates and download reminders. Use the promo materials from the TOOL KIT to promote the SYNC titles in your classroom, on your library website, or via social media. There […]


Fri, April 18th, 2014
Freebie Friday: 7 downloadable audiobooks for all ages & interests
Posted by: Mary Burkey

What a terrific roundup of FREE audios – from children’s classic to business advice, here’s something for everyone! Random House Audio continues their great “Try Audio” promotion with a new batch of titles. Download these, and bookmark to check back later – there’s a constantly changing selection for listeners! Plus tons of audio info and […]


Fri, March 28th, 2014
Freebie Friday: Best of the BBC, featuring Hamlet
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Great streaming audio for your listening pleasure! BBC Radio 4 is a treasure for listeners looking for the best in spoken word. Amazing productions are performed live, and then archived for limited-time streaming access. There’s a range of genres, from children’s classics to 15 Minute Drama, humor to literary New Wave. Check out the playlists […]


Fri, March 21st, 2014
Freebie Friday: Celebrate World Poetry Day by listening!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

So many terrific FREE ways to hear poetry as it is meant to be: read aloud! Here’s a selected list of websites featuring audio for UNESCO’s World Poetry Day – and if you have a favorite I missed, please add to the comments. Poets.org Audio & Video resources: http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/361 Poetry Foundation’s Audio & Podcast page: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/features/audiolanding Internet Archive’s […]


Fri, March 14th, 2014
Freebie Friday: Audiobooks for your Easter basket from Christian Audio
Posted by: Mary Burkey

This month’s free download plus a bonus title free until Easter – Two freebies for the Easter season from Christian Audio: Normal Christian Life, by Watchman Nee, narrated by Paul Michael. This month’s free download is a 7 Hrs. 45 Min. classic work which unfolds the path of Christian faith and presents the eternal purpose of God […]


Thu, March 13th, 2014
Elevating the Art of the Audiobook: Deyan Institute of Voice Artistry & Technology
Posted by: Mary Burkey

New media = new methods for a growing industry. Audiobook publishing is booming, with Audio Publishers Association statistics noting 6 million more audiobooks were sold in 2012 than were sold in 2011, representing a 13.5% increase in revenue reported by the publishers who shared data for both 2011 and 2012. The sales growth can be attributed in part […]





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