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Voicing a Cause

Bob Debra Deyan

Audiobook auction? Terrific items for audio fans – personalized recordings from narrator stars to autographed audios, a ticket to the Audies award to personal coaching from a master producer director. Can you imagine a more perfect holiday gift for an audiobook listener – or narrator wanna-be?? Be sure to make your bid in the online auction before it ends at 6pm on November 12th. Here’s the link to bid:

Plus, if you live in the Burbank, Ca. area, you can hear and SEE your favorite narrators in an amazing 25-hour marathon live narration event, on November 9 & 10. From children’s titles to erotica, you’ll hear it all, narrated by top stars. I would love to be there! If you are able to attend, here’s the link to purchase tickets:

It’s all part of a fantastic fundraiser to raise money for The ALS Association Golden West Chapter in honor of audiobook producer & director Bob Deyan, the focus of my very first “Voicing a Cause” feature – pictured above with wife Debra as they were honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Audies Award. Be sure to read more here about Bob’s pledge to raise awareness and help find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, after he was diagnosed with ALS. The photo below shows Bob with Team Deyan at last weekend’s ALS Walk – a testament to the love for the Deyans in the audiobook community. You can learning more, and find out how you can support this cause, at ALS Bob’s Facebook page or website. Let’s all try to raise a Billion for Bob!!


Team Deyan



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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