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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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Thu, August 1st, 2013
Voicing a Cause: Dion Graham
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Dion Graham: gifted narrator, speaking out for causes dear to his large heart. I caught up with what’s new from Booklist Voice of Choice Graham, a multi-talented actor, narrator, director, and producer – a natural choice to feature in “Voicing a Cause,” an occasional look at members of the audiobook community using their role to give […]


Tue, June 25th, 2013
#JIAM MORE Audio at ALA
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audiobook narrators take the stage at the American Library Association Chicago conference this weekend. The Pop Top Stage in the McCormick Place Exhibit Hall will feature all things audio on Saturday, June 29, thanks to the support of the Audio Publishers Association during June is Audiobook Month. Here’s the line up, in day two of my […]


Mon, June 24th, 2013
#JIAM Audiobooks at ALA
Posted by: Mary Burkey

So many audio events in Chicago during the American Library Association’s annual meeting! Plan to attend the FREE Odyssey Award Celebration Monday, July 1 – 3:30 to 5:30pm, McCormick Place room S106b. Celebrate the spoken word at this event - a must-do during Annual which includes a cocktail reception. Last year’s rock-star celebration included audiobook give-aways for every […]


Fri, June 21st, 2013
#JIAM Freebie Friday Audiobook Classics for Adults Teens & Kids
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Jane Austen, Jack London, Martin Luther King, stories of famous lives, and a heartfelt modern novel of World War II. Great listening for all ages! Naxos Audio offers three freebies to introduce their new MP4 downloads – follow their instructions below and visit the Naxos website for more MP$ info & tips. Download link: The Call […]


Wed, June 19th, 2013
#JIAM Behind the Scenes audiobook videos
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Janis Ian’s Audie & Grammy winner Society’s Child. Great insight into the unsung heroes of post-production from Ted Scott & Heather Scott of SkyBoat Media, about their work on the audio that won both the 2013 Best Spoken Word Grammy AND the 2013 Best Narration by Author. Watch the video below for reflections on the key […]


Fri, June 14th, 2013
#JIAM Four for Freebie Friday
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Phillip Roth; Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya; Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys and The Explicit Gospels, ChristianAudio’s monthly freebie.    In Memory of a Friend, Teacher and Mentor is a wonderful project by author Roth that highlights the importance of teachers while raising money for the author’s public library. Download the free short piece here. More details from the Audible website: In this moving eulogy, […]


Mon, June 10th, 2013
#JIAM Free audiobook webinar TOMORROW
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Learn what’s new in summer & fall audio releases. Sign up TODAY for the FREE hour-long webinar on Tuesday, June 11 at 2:00pm Eastern time. Can’t listen to the live session? Sign up and you’ll receive an emailed link to the archived webinar. Click here to register. Celebrate June is Audiobook Month with Booklist and […]


Sun, June 9th, 2013
#JIAM John Green fans
Posted by: Mary Burkey

DFTBA – order author Green reading The Fault in Our Stars, a limited-edition audiobook only available through Green’s website. There’s great additional content for fans who love the book, as well as teachers who include The Fault in Our Stars in literature classes. And for audiobook aficionados, it would be cool to contrast the author-read production with the […]


Sat, June 8th, 2013
#JIAM Free! L.A. Theatre Work’s The Odd Couple
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audio broadcast starring Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith (Simpsons fan alert!), with Nathan Lane & David Paymer as Neil Simon’s iconic Felix Ungar and Oscar Madison – the Odd Couple. The cast also includes Stanley de Santis, Steven Hack, Jamie Hanes, and Linda Purl. Produced for radio by Raymond Guarna. Recording engineer is Ed Cerrato, stage manager and live […]


Fri, June 7th, 2013
#JIAM Freebie Friday #1
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #1 – one of my all-time favorite audiobooks, featuring the amazing Katherine Kellgren, named this year’s Female Narration of the Year at the Audies Awards. The tongue in-cheek humor will satisfy the whole family – perfect for vacation travel time. Read this starred review of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood (first in this […]





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