Sunday, November 18, 2007

Audiobook Resources

Compiled by Mary Burkey November 2007. Contact


Beavin, Kristi. "Audiobooks: Four Styles of Narration." Horn Book Magazine Sep. 1996: 566-573.

Beers, Kylene. "Listen While You Read." School Library Journal Apr. 1998: 30.

Burkey, Mary. "Sounds Good to Me: Listening to Audiobooks with a Critical Ear." Booklist 01 June 2007: 104.

Clark, Ruth Cox. "Audiobooks for Children: Is This Really Reading?." Children & Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children Spring 2007: 49-50.

Dowell, Jennifer M. “The Alchemy of Children’s Audio.” AudioFile Apr./May 2001: 18-23.

Fallows, James. "Reading by Ear." Atlantic Monthly Jan. 2001: 16-17.

Goldsmith, Francisca. "Earphone English." School Library Journal May 2002: 50.

Grover, Sharon, and Lizette D. Hannegan. "Not Just for Listening." Book Links May 2005: 16-19.

Harmon, Amy. "Loud, Proud, Unabridged: It Is Too Reading!" New York Times 26 May 2005: G1-G2.

Harris, Karen. "What Makes a Book Narrator?" Booklist 01 Jan. 1998: 833.

Jemtegaard, Kristi Elle. "Audio Poetry: A Call to Words." Horn Book Magazine May 005: 357-364.

Jemtegaard, Kristi. "Readers vs. Listeners." Booklist 01 Apr. 2005: 1399-1399.

Seper, Chris. "To Curl Up With a Good Book, Listen Up" Plain Dealer 23 May 2005: B1.

Kozloff, Sarah. "Audio Books in Visual Culture." Journal of American Culture Winter 1995: 83.

Marchionda, Denise. “A Bridge to Literacy: Creating Lifelong Readers Through Audiobooks.” AudioFile Aug./Sept. 2001: 19-21.

Mediatore, Kaite, and Mary K. Chelton. "Reading with Your Ears." Reference & User Services Quarterly Summer 2003: 318.

Varley, Pamela. "As Good as Reading? Kids and the Audiobook Revolution." Horn Book Magazine May 2002: 251-262.

Wysocki, Barbara. "Louder, Please." School Library Journal Mar. 2005: 10-14.

Online links:

The Art & Craft of Narration:

Audiobooks & Literacy:

Audiobook Lexicon:

Audiobook Reference Guide:

Audiobooks on Satellite Radio:

BBC’s Streaming Audio:

Creating Lifelong Readers Through Audiobooks:

How Earphones English Started:

Librivox Free Public Domain Audiobooks:

Listening Library’s Teacher Resources:

Notable Children’s Recordings:

Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production:


Project Gutenberg:

Radio Drama Resources:

Recorded Books Resource Guides to Research & Classroom use:

Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults:

Tamora Pierce’s Audio Biography:

Teens Help Give Voice to Audiobook Boom:

A Visit With the Full Cast Audio Family:

Voice Acting: A New Career Opportunity:

Young Adult Audiobooks:

Why Listen at All:

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