Audiobook advisory mp3 version

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Audiobook advisory mp3 version

  1. 1. ARE YOU LISTENING? Audiobook Reader’s Advisory
  2. 2. Audiobook History <ul><li>1931: Talking Book Program </li></ul><ul><li>1933: J.P. Harrington </li></ul><ul><li>1952: Barbara Cohen & Marianne Roney </li></ul><ul><li>Dylan Thomas </li></ul><ul><li>Caedmon Records (HarperCollins) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Caedom Collection Dylan Thomas A Child’s Christmas in Wales http://dir.salon.com/audio/poetry/2002/04/10/dylan_thomas_cd1/
  4. 4. Audiobook Listener Facts <ul><li>Avid Readers </li></ul><ul><li>87% Adults </li></ul><ul><li>78% prefer unabridged audiobooks </li></ul><ul><li>Higher level of education </li></ul><ul><li>Usually chose a title unlikely to read </li></ul><ul><li>(Audio Publishers Association) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Questions to Ask? <ul><li>Where do you listen? </li></ul><ul><li>Will you be listening alone? With family? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a format preference? </li></ul><ul><li>Will you listen to an abridged audiobook? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you like a particular narrator? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Audiobook Reader’s Advisory Tool Box <ul><li>Narration </li></ul><ul><li>Single </li></ul><ul><li>Multi Voiced </li></ul><ul><li>Full Cast </li></ul>
  7. 7. Full Cast Audio Shannon Hale
  8. 8. Golden Voices <ul><li>Jim Dale </li></ul><ul><li>Barbara Rosenblatt </li></ul><ul><li>Davina Porter </li></ul><ul><li>George Guidall </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Dale </li></ul><ul><li>Barbara Rosenblatt </li></ul>
  9. 9. Narrated by: Jim Dale
  10. 10. Format <ul><li>Audio Cassette </li></ul><ul><li>CD </li></ul><ul><li>MP3CD </li></ul><ul><li>eBooks & Downloadable audiobooks </li></ul><ul><li>Unabridged </li></ul><ul><li>Abridged </li></ul><ul><li>Spoken Word </li></ul>
  11. 11. Hi & Lois August 9, 2010
  12. 12. Car Talk: Field Guide To the North American Wacko!
  13. 13. Spoken Word Grammys <ul><li>Awarded since 1959 </li></ul><ul><li>Three U.S. Presidents: Jimmy Carter, </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Clinton & Barack Obama </li></ul><ul><li>2010 Winner: Michael J. Fox: </li></ul><ul><li>Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Audacity of Hope Read by: Barack Obama
  15. 15. Always Looking Up Read by: Michael J. Fox
  16. 16. Characterization <ul><li>Does the narrator distinguish between characters? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the pace appropriate? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the narrator successfully execute accents or dialects? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Dialects & Accents Read by: Kate Reading
  18. 18. The Buckets April 25, 2006 (http://www.comics.com)
  19. 19. Music <ul><li>Transition between chapters </li></ul><ul><li>Incidental </li></ul><ul><li>Create mood </li></ul><ul><li>Nicholas Sparks </li></ul><ul><li>Janet Evanovich </li></ul><ul><li>Lemony Snicket </li></ul>
  20. 20. Chapter Transitions Read by: Barbara Kingsolver
  21. 21. Lemony Snicket Original Music by: The Gothic Archies
  22. 22. Sound Effects: Setting the Scene Read by: Jeff Woodman
  23. 23. Listen to an Audiobook in 15 Minutes <ul><li>Read the description on the wrap </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to a few tracks </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the length of audiobook </li></ul><ul><li>Does the audiobook include extras? </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate overall audibility: a good listen or better read </li></ul>By: Kaite Mediatore Stover
  24. 24. Audiobook Clubs <ul><li>Macmillan Audio Asks Book Clubs to Listen Up </li></ul>Shelf Awareness: August 10, 2010
  25. 25. Audiobook Displays <ul><li>Adult Summer Reading Program </li></ul>
  26. 26. Resources <ul><li>Audiofile Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Webinars </li></ul><ul><li>Award Winners </li></ul>
  27. 27. Audiofile Magazine <ul><li>Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Golden Voices </li></ul><ul><li>Sounds Clips (online) </li></ul><ul><li>Listening Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Articles </li></ul>
  28. 28. Audiofile: Sample Review
  29. 29. Audiobook Community <ul><li>http://www.audiobookcommunity.com/ </li></ul>
  30. 30. Audiobooker Blog http://audiobooker.booklistonline.com
  31. 31. Booklist: Webinars
  32. 32. Audiobook Webinar
  33. 33. Odyssey Awards <ul><li>Selected by American Library Association </li></ul>2010 Odyssey Award Winner
  34. 35. The Audies <ul><li>Annual Award for Audiobooks </li></ul><ul><li>Presented by: Audio Publishers Association </li></ul>
  35. 36. Questions ?
  36. 37. For more information: Michele Ringger-Weil Enoch Pratt Free Library Sights & Sounds Department 400 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 396-4616 [email_address]
  37. 38. QUESTIONS?

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