Audiobooks in the News

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Fantastic article in the New York Times: “Serious Listening” by John Schwartz. Sean Pratt, Oliver Wyman,  Jeannie Berlin, and Katherine Kellgren, Booklist “Voice of Choice” honoree, are the narrators mentioned in the article, which highlights the pleasures of delving into the joys of literary fiction via the  audiobook experience. Audiobook fans will all have their favorite story of how an expert narrator illuminated a murky text – and newbies will find a wonderful “to be listened” list from the featured titles. Kudos to the NYT for yet another in the paper’s most excellent audiobook coverage in this coming Sunday’s Book Review section!

Image by Mikel Jaso for the NYT

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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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