Freebie Friday: Best of the BBC, featuring Hamlet

Great streaming audio for your listening pleasure! BBC Radio 4 is a treasure for listeners looking for the best in spoken word. Amazing productions are performed live, and then archived for limited-time streaming access. There’s a range of genres, from children’s classics to 15 Minute Drama, humor to literary New Wave.

Check out the playlists for the ever-changing list of available titles here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/programmes/genres/drama/player

Here’s one of many fantastic audios, featuring the best of the bard: Hamlet – currently a hot title, thanks to YA author John Green’s Crash Course video below. But listen quick, there’s only 4 more days left to listen to the first episode.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03xkpv3/episodes/guide

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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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