Dearly Departed Authors Read Aloud

Short web links to famous voices sharing snippets or the complete text of their works – click here for a slide show created by Flavorwire‘s Emily Temple with embeded links.  From Jack Kerouac reading the last page of On the Road to the smooth jams of some jazz to J.R.R. Tolkien reading from The Hobbit, you’ll be blown away by hearing these literary icons interpret their masterworks. Thanks to Recorded Books’ Facebook post for the link!

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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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