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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, July 15th, 2014
News you can use: Audiobook Round-up
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Here’s a mega-roundup of all things audiobook online and in the news – sixteen sweet links to explore! I love when a narrator is given the local rock star treatment by the local press. Check out this article highlighting the career of Karen White. Lady of 1,000 voices: Audiobook narrator brings famous authors’ works to […]

Sat, June 28th, 2014
Classics: Perfect Audiobook Listening! #audiomonth
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Readers’ Advisory expert Joyce Saricks is an audio addict – a perfect combination for suggesting top audiobooks. Here’s what she says in her recent Booklist “At Leasure” column: Here it is June again, the month we celebrate audiobooks and the pleasures they bring to listeners everywhere. It’s a time when addicts like me would like […]

Thu, June 26th, 2014
What’s Trending & Coming Up Next in the Audiobook World? #audiomonth
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Booklist Audio Editor Joyce Saricks reports in on the rapid changes in the audiobook publishing world. From statistics to shifts in popular  genres, there are terrific tidbits of audio insider news to know. Plus, there’s plenty of suggestions as Saricks names great newly published listens for every audio fan. Here’s the link to the article:   […]

Wed, June 25th, 2014
Audiobooks at ALA Vegas Celebrate #audiomonth!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

FREE audiobooks? Join the party at the American Library Association audiobook events during the 2014 Annual Conference! Learn more about audiobook advisory by dropping into an open meeting of one of these two committees: Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults: Saturday, June 28, 2014 – 1:00pm to 5:30pm, Flamingo Hotel, Valley of Fire II room. Stop by and listen […]

Wed, June 18th, 2014
Amp Up Your Audiobook Advisory Skills during #audiomonth
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Love to suggest great audiobooks? Take a look at my “Voices in My Head” column in this month’s Booklist, which features a host of all things audio to celebrate “June is Audiobook Month.” Here’s the link: No matter if you’re a busy librarian helping patrons find the next great listen, or if you’re an audiobook […]

Tue, June 17th, 2014
Love audiobooks & #audiomonth? Talk the Talk with the Audiobook Lexicon!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The good (listener engagement), the bad (dry mouth), and the ugly (woofing the mic) – just a few format-specific, audio-advisory terms in an extensive list of lingo I first compiled as Chair of the American Library Association’s inaugural  Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production in 2007. Most book lovers are comfortable with literary terms from their […]

Wed, June 4th, 2014
Robin Miles is 2014 Voice of Choice #audiomonth
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Each year , the American Library Association’s Booklist magazine selects a single honoree as the year’s top audiobook narrator. The 2014 “Voice of Choice” award goes to the versatile Robin Miles. Read more about Ms. Miles in this just-released column by Joyce Saricks. I’ve been fortunate to have Robin as a guest here on Audiobooker. In […]

Tue, June 3rd, 2014
Audiobooks LIVE @ your library!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Awesome #audiomonth idea. Narrators Tavia Gilbert & Dennis Boutsikaris plus Dan Zitt of Penguin Random House Audio took part in a fantastic evening program at the Darien CT Public Library, and you can watch the whole event in the video below. If you’d like to create your own local audiobook event, take a look at my “Voices […]

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Announcing 2014 Audies Award Winners!
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The “Oscars” of audiobooks have been announced by the Audio Publishers Association, in a sparkling ceremony hosted by the divine Libby Bray this evening of May 29th. Congratulations to all of the winners, marked in bold red below, along with the nominees in all 29 catagories and the three special awards: Titles competing for Audiobook […]

Sat, May 17th, 2014
News You Can Use: Audiobook Media Round-up
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Ten top stories on all things audio, beginning with three features from the May 18 New York Times Sunday Book Review: Acting the Part by John Schwartz features celebrity memoirs by Rob Lowe’s Love Life (Simon and Schuster), Rosie Perez’s Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and […]

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