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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, 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. Audio & Video resources: Poetry Foundation’s Audio & Podcast page: 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 […]

Sat, March 8th, 2014
News you can use: Audiobooks coming to 3M Cloud Library
Posted by: Mary Burkey

More options for audio. Findaway World, the parent company of  Playaway, has partnered with the 3M Cloud Library to offer 40,000 eAudiobook titles though 3M’s established library download interface & app,  and all eAudio titles will be compatible on all devices. This new enhancement to the 3M Cloud Library will debut at the American Library Assoication’s PLA […]

Fri, March 7th, 2014
Freebie Friday: Oscar Wilde classic & an epic fantasy short story
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Two free audio goodies – grab them now! The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, is available as a free iTunes app from L.A. Theatre Works. Download this free app to any Apple device, and enjoy not only the full play, but also the entire text so you can read it standalone or follow along […]

Thu, February 27th, 2014
Fascinating! Origins of recording the oral tradition, lost & now found
Posted by: Mary Burkey

“New Sounds, Old Voices“, written by Jacob Mikanowski in this week’s New Yorker, holds interest for recording techies and audiobook historians alike. Mikanowski follows the research path of Carl Haber, of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and winner of the MacArthur genius grant for his work on sound restoration. Haber and his team have developed a technology which […]

Wed, February 26th, 2014
Audiobook news you can use: OverDrive coming to Roku
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Check out free streaming video & audiobooks from your library and enjoy on Roku. OverDrive will roll out its free Roku channel later this year, and those attending the PLA Conference can have a sneak preview March 11-15 in Indianapolis. Here’s a quote from the full press release: Libraries and schools that have MP3 audiobooks […]

Mon, February 17th, 2014
Today only! Free audiobooks: Washington & Lincoln primary sources
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Great Common Core resources – grab this freebie from Christian Audio. Two audios featuring selected writings from Presidents Washington & Lincoln, read by Robin Fields. Click here to download!  

Fri, February 14th, 2014
Freebie Friday: Stars, Serving the Poor, Survey & Sync
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here’s a batch of free audiobook listening for another snowed-in weekend! Share some great books with kids, and let stars from the Screen Actors Guild do the reading. There are even activity guides to extended the fun at home or at school. Who could resist Betty White performing Gene Zion’s Harry the Dirty Dog? See […]

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