Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus, Ohio. She has served on all four of the American Library Association’s audiobook award committees and currently serves as chair of the Audio Publishers Association’s Audies Awards. 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).
Interviews with Mary Burkey
Every year, the Audie Awards celebrate the best audiobooks published over the previous year. Veteran audiobook reviewer Robin Whitten of AudioFile Magazine and Mary Burkey, who has served on multiple audiobook judging panels, explain what makes a good audiobook and talk us through the brilliant books that were finalists in the 2020 ‘Audiobook of the Year’ category.
Audiobooks are a great way to keep teenagers entertained and informed. Mary Burkey, an expert on kids’ audiobooks, and Robin Whitten, editor and founder of AudioFile magazine, talk us through the wonderful titles that were finalists in this year’s Audie Awards in the ‘young adult’ category.
200 Women: Who Will Change The Way You See The World
by Geoff Blackwell, Kieran Scott, Marianne Lassandro, Ruth Hobday & Sharon Gelman
Daisy Jones & The Six
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Dooku: Jedi Lost (Star Wars)
by Cavan Scott
by Jarrett Krosoczka
The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of September 11, 2001
by Garrett Graff
If your idea of an audiobook is a single narrator reading a book out loud, think again. These days many audiobooks are created as dramatic performances with a cast of dozens. Veteran audiobook reviewers Robin Whitten and Mary Burkey talk us through the finalists of the 2020 Audie Awards' 'multi-voiced performance' category—and the books that have been brought to life by dedicated teams of actors, editors and producers.