Audiobook News You Can Use

Booklist‘s 2012 “Voice of Choice” Dion Graham is featured on this recorded show from Boston’s WBGH on the benefits of audiobook listening & the art of narration, along with AudioFile‘s Robin Whitten and  arts critic Alicia Anstead (begins at 18:45 in the show). And don’t forget to wish Dion a Happy Birthday on August 8th 😉

Love the audiobook connection to the London Olympics, in AT&T’s commercial featuring USA’s runner Ryan Hall listening to The Odyssey and Moby Dick in the video I posted two weeks ago? Learn more about the commercial that showcases Hall’s hometown scenery in “North State Scenery Stars in AT&T Commercial With Marathon Runner Ryan Hall,” by Alayna Shulman.

Check out Salon Magazine’s new audiobook column, featuring the recording of Wallace Stegner’s Pulitzer-winning novel Angle of Repose, narrated by Mark Bramhall.

The always-awesome All About Romance blog has another terrific round-up of reader favorites in a variety of audiobook catagories in “Speaking of Audiobooks: 2012 Favorite Romance Audiobooks Poll Results.”

Interested in statistics on audiobook downloads from public libraries? Check out the graphs in Digital Book World’s “Library Patrons Want E-Books Over Every Other Downloadable Media” – there’s plenty of patrons that want digital audiobooks, too.

And be sure to check Audiobooker on Freebie Fridays for limited time free audiobooks!

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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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