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Today’s roundup of audiobook links…

USA Today featured the audiobook mega bestseller Gone Girl narrators Kirby Heyborne and Julia Whelan.

For those of you who prefer to listen on a dedicated MP3 player, PC World has a “How to Buy an MP3 Player” by Wendy Sheehan Donnell with shopping tips.

So many great webinars! Booklist just featured a roundup of new titles from AudioGO, Galaxy Press, L.A. Theatre Works, and Oasis Audio in the What’s New in Audiobooks: Fall 2012 archive.

School Library Journal’s webinar focusing on audiobooks that support the  Common Core State Standards featured former Odyssey Award chairs Sharon Grover and Liz Hannegan.

The Audio Gals blog featured Tantor Audio’s recent webinar on new romance audiobooks – both worth your time.

The Guilded Earlobe blog has a guest post by Ilsa J. Bick about her new book Shadows, the sequel to Ashes, and her thoughts on the audiobook productions of the books.

Audible celebrates the Halloween season with Click-Clack the Rattlebag: A Free Short Story Written and Performed by Neil Gaiman

And tomorrow on Freebie Friday, I’ll be talking with the narrators of the just-released After the Thin Man, a collection of two never before published “Thin Man” novellas from the legendary Dashiell Hammett – with a chnce for you to win, of course!



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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