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A round-up of links featuring all things audiobook. And apologies for my blog absence while I’ve been handling all things family…

The Office grappled with the NSFW use of the audiobook of Fifty Shades of Grey:

The American Library Association’s ALSC blog has suggestions for Family Listening:

Romeo and Juliet—Q&A with Blackstone’s Studio Director on recording a stage production adapted for audio:

HEAR Now – a successful Kickstarter project to fund the National Audio Theatre Festivals (NATF), a non-profit organization, production of the HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction and Arts Festival:

Not exactly an audiobook link, but a terrific collection of Books That Made Us Cry – including some of the best tear-jerker audiobooks ever:

Portland Press Herald’s lovely feature on narrator Tavia Gilbert:

OverDrive’s ideas for a digital book club are easily adaptable for an audiobook club:

Nice coverage of the star-power narrators of Maupin’s Tales of the City audiobook in Playbill:

AudioFile magazine & Sharon Grover team to provide a great family listening list every year – here’s the 2013 edition:

Great article in Library Journal on marketing audiobooks:

Fascinating look at extracting audio from images of the oldest gramophone recordings:

Salon magazine’s shout-out to Booklist “Voice of Choice” Simon Vance:




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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