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Inside the Audiobook Studio with the Incomparable Jack Gantos

Audiobooker“I may have finished but the book lives on.”

The incomparable Jack Gantos, award-winning author and narrator extraordinaire, discusses the recording of his fifth and final Joey Pigza book, The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza (2014), courtesy of Listening Library. Check out this video with Gantos in the recording studio, where he shares his thoughts on the power of audiobooks. I am a HUGE Gantos fan, and was tremendously honored to interview Jack here about all things audio after he won the 2012 Newbery Award for Dead End in Norvelt (2011). In the world of audiobooks, there’s a very short list of truly masterful author-narrators, and Jack Gantos has a place of honor on that list with his Pigza collection. Thanks for all the great listening, Jack!



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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