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Listening to Books by Maggie Gram

The n+1 literary magazine’s blog features a wonderful reflection on all things audiobook in this February 9 post, written by Maggie Gram. What audiobooker hasn’t experienced something just like this:

At the end of the book, when the novel breaks the fourth wall and transforms the narrator into a character in the genealogical story (“The baby boy, six weeks old, was me“), I actually gasped out loud. I hadn’t known that was going to happen; when you’re listening to an audio book you don’t read the back cover and you can’t glance down at a chapter’s last line. Then I cried, running down the hill by the Vanderbilt playground, stupid tears over the closeness of history.

Do yourself a favor and read the entire lengthy blog post – a lovely valentine to audiobooks!



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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is a National Board Certified teacher-librarian in the Olentangy School District in Columbus, Ohio. Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

1 Comment on "Listening to Books by Maggie Gram"

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  1.' Wm. Anderson says:

    Thank you for share Maggie Gram’s post and a lovely valentine indeed!

    A friend shared with me: “I too have felt snubbed by people who regard audiobooks as not “real” reading. I feel vindicated after reading this essay. Very thought-provoking piece. Uh, is there an audio version available?”

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