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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, 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 […]

Fri, August 9th, 2013
Freebie Friday
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Free fairytale audio downloads:  Through the Looking Glass & Enchanted, a Teens Top Ten 2013 nominee. Two great titles for family listening, whether you choose the classic title that follows Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland or Alethea Kontis’ clever fairy tale mash-up Enchanted, a 2013 Audies Award finalist featuring Booklist Voice of Choice Katherine Kellgren, which is […]

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 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 […]

Mon, April 29th, 2013
News You Can Use
Posted by: Mary Burkey

Audiobooks everywhere! Zombies, celebrities, and media icons – in print, out loud & on video. A round-up of audio awesomeness: I am a HUGE fan on the 2007 abridged audiobook version of Max Brooks’ World War Z, and CANNOT wait for the new & improved unabridged production – here’s some insider info from Brooks himself: […]

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