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Freebie Friday

Six terrific FREE audio downloads: celebrity reads by Ben Stiller & Tim Curry, well-loved classics, and more to fill your holiday travel time!

mittyPerfectly timed to the release of the movie starring Ben Stiller, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber, read by Stiller, is a free download from Audible available here.



undeadAnother freebie from Audible has a holiday vampire theme – I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas, written by Molly Harper and narrated by Amanda Ronconi, is available here.



z4692.inddCharles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, narrated by Booklist’s Voice of Choice Simon Prebble, is free at Downpour here by using the code freechristmas during checkout.



cc2Compare Prebble’s version to another Audible free download – Tim Curry’s narration of A Christmas Carol.




avatars-000004192298-id7mws-t200x200The New Yorker’s fiction podcasts are a great resource, plus the magazine has added a poetry podcast to the excellent audio author discussions & readings.



LeadershipSecrets_FREE_3DMore than ringing bells & kettles, there’s plenty of business wisdom in Leadership Secrets of the Salvation Army, read by authors Robert Watson & Ben Brown – this month’s free download from Christian Audio:



Happy holidays to all and to all great listening!



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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