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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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Mon, August 4th, 2014
In the Audiobook Studio with Jon Scieszka
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Former National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka gives an insider’s look at the audiobook recording process in this sneak peek video captured while the author narrated Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor. Scieszka is a huge audiobook fan – his “Guys Read” website created by Listening Library has tons of ideas for parents & teachers […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Thu, January 30th, 2014
American Library Association’s top audiobooks of 2013
Posted by: Mary Burkey

The best audios of 2013 for children, teens, and adults were announced at the ALA  Midwinter conference. The 2014 Notable Children’s Recordings list contains 30 titles recommended for listeners ages birth through age 14 – readalong book & CD sets, beginning readers, novels, nonfiction and a bit of music. You can see this ALSC committee’s larger […]

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

Mon, October 7th, 2013
Sound of Star Wars
Posted by: Mary Burkey

How does Marc Thompson keep tons of Star Wars voices straight narrating a 700+ page book? Watch this video to see how. Every day is Star Wars Reads Day for Books on Tape, who reminds us sure to stop by the ALA Store to pick up the great audiobook promo items like the banner bookmark at […]

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, September 18th, 2013
Shiver me timbers! It’s a freebie
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Arrr Matey! Download a FREE eBook to celebrate Sept. 19th, Talk Like a Pirate Day. Grab L. Ron Hubbard’s The Devil’s Rescue from Galaxy Press, and practice your Pirate accent while you read aloud the pulp fiction piratical adventure. Here’s the link: Post on your library web site along with a link to Mango Language’s “Talk […]

Thu, August 15th, 2013
Voicing a Cause: Tavia Gilbert
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Honoring the message & mission of Rachel Corrie, narrator Tavia Gilbert’s FREE audiobook Let Me Stand Alone:The Journals of Rachel Corrie is a perfect example of how craft & cause can merge into a marvelous reflection of humanity. If you’ve missed other examples of this occasional focus on Audiobooker, please check out the passion of Dion Graham, Xe […]

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