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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 […]

Sat, March 29th, 2014
Vin Scully: play-by-play during earthquake “like he was narrating an audio book”
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Just had to share this great quote from the Sporting News’ coverage of an earthquake during a Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Los Angeles Angels exhibition game. There are many terrific broadcasters across the wide spectrum of college and professional athletics. There are good ones. There are great ones. And there is Vin Scully. On Friday night, a […]

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!

Sat, July 20th, 2013
Just for Fun
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Pick the audiobook narrator who’ll portray Tobias in Veronica Roth’s Allegiant – an Animorph inspiration! HarperAudio has a cool crowd-sourced contest where listeners hear audition sound clips from four actors, and then choose the voice of Tobias on the Allegiance audio. Roth announced last week at ComicCom that the last book in the series is told from two points […]

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!  

Mon, November 12th, 2012
Just for Fun: James Bond Theme
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audio from a book? Absolutely! A capella masters Nick McKaig and Trudbol transform the instantly-identifiable theme from Ian Fleming’s iconic super spy films. Just in time for the release of Skyfall   Tip o’ the hat to Neatorama for the link

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 […]

Fri, April 27th, 2012
Ellen Degeneres to narrate 50 Shades of Gray??
Posted by: Mary Burkey

E.L. James’ blockbuster as audiobook? Laugh your way through Ellen’s video that perfectly illustrates (not!) what we audiobook reviewers call “narrator match.” Just in case you’re wondering, you CAN listen to the real thing: The 50 Shades of Grey audio from Random House is read by Becca Battoe. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

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