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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, June 23rd, 2009
Download free audiobooks to your iPod
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Public libraries using OverDrive as their download service for audiobooks, eBooks, music, and video just expanded their offerings – and made quite a few patrons much happier. In the past, iPod users were frustrated with the Windows-MP3 device-only compatibility with OverDrive’s file format. But the release of OverDrive’s no-cost Media Console version 3.2 for Windows […]

Mon, June 15th, 2009
Autograph my audio?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audies award-winning author & narrator Davis Sedaris signs iPods & more for digital readers. Here’s a quote from Andrew Adam Newman’s New York Times article Kindle Joins a Literary Ritual: Authors Can Autograph It: Mr. Sedaris wrote in a recent e-mail message that he has actually signed “at least five” Kindles, and “a fair number […]

Tue, May 26th, 2009
Audiobooks, iPods & OverDrive – Good News
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Wow – this is exciting! OverDrive announces that a new software upgrade will make the majority of titles from the download service available to iPod, iTouch, and iPhone users. Here’s info from the press release: Cleveland, OH, May 27, 2009 – OverDrive ( today announced that digital audiobook catalogs from leading publishers will be compatible […]

Mon, May 11th, 2009
Booklist Interview: Lisette Lecat
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Take time to read The Booklist Interview: Lisette Lecat by Allison Block. Ms. Lecat is the marvelous narrator of Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels, including Tea Time for the Traditionally Built. I love to find out about how master narrators first started in audiobooks – in Ms. Lecat’s instance, by recording […]

Sat, February 28th, 2009
Share a Story Shape a Future
Posted by: Mary Burkey

I am taking part in the Share a Story, Shape a Future event the week of March 9-13, blogging about the role of audiobooks in children’s literacy. Here’s the week’s line up – be sure to stop in! Day 1: Raising Readers hosted by Terry Doherty at Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, the Reading Tub blog Finding Time at […]

Tue, February 3rd, 2009
Tech tip: FM car transmitter
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here’s a quick tip for those of you who use a FM transmitter to listen to audiobooks on your MP3 player, iPod, or Playaway in a car without a line-in jack. Sirius Satellite Radio has a free FM Channel finder that will give you the frequency with the fewest interruptions: SIRIUS FM Channel Finder is […]

Sat, December 27th, 2008
New iPod for the holidays?
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Did you find a new shiny toy in your stocking? Packing up your old iPod ready to ship to the Island of Misfit Toys? Give it a second chance! If you are like me, you just might have at least one old iPod languishing at the bottom of the technology drawer, nested in a bundle […]

Fri, December 19th, 2008
AudibleKids: Enhanced Audiobooks
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audible, the mega-retailer of downloaded audiobooks, launched AudibleKids last spring. The site is a portal for purchasing audiobooks for ages 0 to 13+up. It looks inviting and has lots of interactive features. It is searchable by category, age and grade level. Each title has a clip to sample. Users may create suggestions lists and write […]

Sat, December 6th, 2008
Importing audiobooks to iTunes 8
Posted by: Mary Burkey

One of the most popular posts from my pre-Booklist Audiobooker blog was a how-to description on ripping audiobook CDs to iTunes. The new iTunes 8 upgrade is a definite must for iTunes-using audiobooker lovers, as it includes MUCH easier importing of audiobooks to  iTunes, iPods, and iPhones allowing varible speed listening (slow, medium, or fast), […]

Wed, November 26th, 2008
Holiday Shopping: Best audiobook MP3 players
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Planning your after-Thanksgiving shopping? Looking for an MP3 player for audiobook listening? Here’s cnet’s Holiday Gift Guide for MP3 & portable video players (including iPods), with some headphone suggestions. You can compare the suggestions to an earlier cnet article on Best MP3 players for audiobooks. There’s also a cnet Forum on Best, current MP3 players […]

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