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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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Sun, June 22nd, 2014
Philip Glass opera about audiobook narrator stuck in a closet: #audiomonth gold!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

So Carin Gilfry heads into a closet to record an audiobook… Sounds like the set up to a joke perfect for “June is Audiobook Month.” But no, this is a true story, shared for the world on This American Life. Listen in to hear the world’s first audiobook opera, composed by Philip Glass. (Spoiler alert: […]

Mon, June 2nd, 2014
Libba Bray: the truth about audiobook narration
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Hilarious MC of the Audies Awards, winning the Printz & Audie, and now #audiomonth documentary filmmaker. Is there anything Libba Bray can’t do? The divine Ms. Bray rocked the house as she hosted the Audio Publishing Association‘s annual Gala event last week, where the 2014 Audie Awards were announced. The audience of narrators, producers, directors, […]

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 […]

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