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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, April 1st, 2014
Greetings of the day – 2 new audiobook services announced
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Everything’s better with an exclamation point! Thank you Penguin Now! for re-interpreting the classics! Looking forward to the audiobooks! The website promises “The Penguin Now! list is also set to be supplemented by a range of corresponding audiobooks, read by Brian Blessed!” Don’t know Blessed? Here’s a video showing his ideal suitability for audiobooks!   And […]

Fri, February 7th, 2014
Ice-T on his attempt to record an audiobook
Posted by: Mary Burkey

“Every word you’re saying is made up. M*therf*ckers talk like Yoda.” And it only gets better. You can listen to his most certainly not-safe-for-work podcast detailing the experience here or read the cleaned-up Los Angeles Times story “Ice-T finds recording Dungeons & Dragons audiobook ‘impossible’.” Best audiobook story of the year – so far And the […]

Tue, December 17th, 2013
Grammy Smackdown!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The Spoken Word Grammy nominations have Billy Crystal & Stephen Colbert ready to crush each other – check out this video. And watch out Pete Seeger – these guys are serious about their audiobook success! The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Video Archive

Thu, September 19th, 2013
Just for fun
Posted by: Mary Burkey

In the audiobook world, it’s all about the casting. Wrong voice for the character? Not much you can do – as this video so ably illustrates, as Darth Vader sounds way too young… Thanks to Tor Books for the link!

Wed, July 17th, 2013
Just for Fun
Posted by: Mary Burkey

New Yorker cartoon featuring a budding young audiobook producer, drawn by Emily S. Flake.

Mon, January 14th, 2013
Just for Fun
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audiobook lovers, you CAN take it with you – in the CataCombo Sound System casket! Check out this video & start creating your playlist of everlasting audios now, so that you’ll be able to lay back and listen to your favorite books for all eternity. As soon as I saw the $31,000 casket in this Device post […]

Sun, November 18th, 2012
Just for Fun: Hobbit Hole from 2600 Balloons
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Now here’s a challenge for librarians planning programming to celebrate the release of The Hobbitt!  

Sat, October 13th, 2012
Just for Fun: Best. Library. Video. Ever!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Watch it you must – and just in time for the release of The Hobbit: The Lord of the Libraries by Chris Martin, who wrote and directed this epic in 2004 while a student at Kansas University. There’s more about Martin and his completely AWESOME video in this KU News article released when Martin won an Emmy […]

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 […]

Fri, July 13th, 2012
Freebie Friday! 3 Great Audiobooks
Posted by: Mary Burkey

One classic, one comedy, one Christian. Download now before these offers expire! This week’s SYNC titles, courtesy of  HarperAudio and Recorded Books:  Guys Read: Funny Business Edited by Jon Scieszka. Read by Michael Boatman, Kate DiCamillo, John Keating, Jon Scieszka, Bronson Pinchot. Published by Harper Audio. Ten stories guaranteed to delight, amuse, and possibly make you spit your milk […]

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