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Audiobooks everywhere! Zombies, celebrities, and media icons – in print, out loud & on video. A round-up of audio awesomeness:

I am a HUGE fan on the 2007 abridged audiobook version of Max Brooks’ World War Z, and CANNOT wait for the new & improved unabridged production – here’s some insider info from Brooks himself: http://www.maxbrookszombieworld.com/#tab1

Even Margaret Atwood is getting into zombies, lending her voice to the audio for a new app, “Zomies, Run!,” part of the Rolex Arts Initiative. Atwood is mentoring award-winning U.K. novelist Naomi Alderman, who also happens to be the app’s co- creator and lead writer. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-02/zombies-chase-author-atwood-in-global-apocalpse-game.html

Catch a bit of David Sedaris’ newest, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls in this Soundcloud clip of the story “Dentists without Boarders” http://www.bookish.com/articles/david-sedaris-reads-from-lets-explore-diabetes-with-owls-audio

And there’s even an audiobook in-joke in Sedaris’ new audiobook – learn more about the Pimsleur Method language audios and Sedaris’ private Japanese lesson http://pimsleurspeaks.pimsleur.com/david-sedaris-laughs-in-three-languages-thanks-to-pimsleur/

MTV takes notice of audiobooks as Hollywood hunk Jesse Williams of Grey’s Anatomy offer his reflections on narrating his first audio,  The Bane Chronicles: What Really Happened In Peru, by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/04/17/jesse-williams-bane-chronicles-what-really-happened-in-peru/

Comic icon Carol Burnett shares details about her audio memoir Carrie and Me http://youtu.be/1zeGXIFmTG0

Eve Ensler’s in-studio video gives you a sneak peek of her cancer-experience memoir  In the Body of the World http://youtu.be/rmCKp4mBqfE

Audiobooks get a shout-out from Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming as he mentions his Tantor recordings of Shakespeare on The Colbert Report http://broadwayworld.com/videoplay.php?colid=491795

 

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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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