Audiobooker takes the Mic!


Chicken? Nope! A visit to Weston Woods Studios set me squawking in the sound booth egged on by Director of Productions Paul Gagne. After a week that included an informative day of panels at the Audio Publishers Association Conference, a fantastic day of learning at School Library Journal’s Day of Dialog, the star-studded evening at the Audies Awards, and the bustle of Book Expo America, I was thrilled to visit Weston Woods. I’ve been a fan since watching Weston Woods productions on Captain Kangaroo fifty years ago. And now I’ll be a background chick on an upcoming audiobook CD, accompanied by my Odyssey Award committee flock-sister Connie Rockman. What a treat to be hosted by Gagne & Melissa Reilly, who have more film, video, and audiobook awards than you can shake a feather at plus sound engineer extraordinaire Steve Syarto. Can’t wait to hear the final release with my immortal lines “Eep” and “Awk!”



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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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  1.' Teri Lesesne says:

    So cool. Wish I were there.

  2. The smiles on our faces tell the whole story … what great fun it was to create voice-overs for the Emberleys’ panicking poultry while Paul and Steve fell over laughing at the sound board. Children’s book and film folk have the Best. Jobs. Ever.

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