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A round-up of links featuring all things audiobook. And apologies for my blog absence while I’ve been handling all things family…

The Office grappled with the NSFW use of the audiobook of Fifty Shades of Grey: http://youtu.be/uX9fDnS9jU

The American Library Association’s ALSC blog has suggestions for Family Listening:  http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2013/03/listen-up/

Romeo and Juliet—Q&A with Blackstone’s Studio Director on recording a stage production adapted for audio: http://blog.blackstoneaudio.com/archives/14345

HEAR Now – a successful Kickstarter project to fund the National Audio Theatre Festivals (NATF), a non-profit organization, production of the HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction and Arts Festival: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/988219584/hear-now-audio-fiction-and-arts-festival-2013

Not exactly an audiobook link, but a terrific collection of Books That Made Us Cry – including some of the best tear-jerker audiobooks ever: https://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/books-that-made-us-cry_b67374#more-67374

Portland Press Herald’s lovely feature on narrator Tavia Gilbert: http://www.pressherald.com/life/giving-voice_2013-03-24.html?pagenum=1

OverDrive’s ideas for a digital book club are easily adaptable for an audiobook club: http://prezi.com/6yizr5vkaok4/create-a-digital-book-club/

Nice coverage of the star-power narrators of Maupin’s Tales of the City audiobook in Playbill: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/176420-Armistead-Maupin-Audio-Book-Series-Features-Alan-Cumming-Frances-McDormand-Cynthia-Nixon-and-More-Audio

AudioFile magazine & Sharon Grover team to provide a great family listening list every year – here’s the 2013 edition: http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/abotg13.html

Great article in Library Journal on marketing audiobooks: http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2013/04/media/audio/audio-spotlight-marketing-strategies-to-vitalize-audiobook-collections/

Fascinating look at extracting audio from images of the oldest gramophone recordings: http://mediapreservation.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/extracting-audio-from-pictures/

Salon magazine’s shout-out to Booklist “Voice of Choice” Simon Vance: http://www.salon.com/2013/04/04/river_of_stars_picture_game_of_thrones_in_china/

 

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Mary Burkey is a National Board Certified teacher-librarian in the Olentangy School District in Columbus, Ohio.

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