Thursday, May 15, 2014

SYNC YA Literature: Free Audiobooks May 15 - August 14

Okay, if there is one thing that I love most about summertime, it is the free audiobooks that I get during AudioFile Magazine's SYNC promotion. Yes, you read that right - FREE. This will be my third year downloading audiobooks through the program, and my second year promoting it at my library. It's only fair that I share this stuff with you guys, too, right? So, starting today, there are two free audiobooks each week until August 14th. Here's some of the fancy talk from the SYNC website that will explain things better than me.

What is SYNC?
• SYNC is the audiobook publishers’ and AudioFile Magazine’s commitment to introducing the listening experience to your young adult audience.
• SYNC gives away FREE audiobook downloads. The program has been offered since Summer 2010 and will begin in 2014 with a pair of free downloads May 15th.
• SYNC audiobook titles are given away in pairs. A Young Adult title is paired with a related Classic, thematically paired Young Adult title or Required Summer Reading title.
• SYNC hooks readers by introducing a free download of a Young Adult “first in series” or prolific author.
• SYNC demonstrates that Required Reading can be completed by listening.
• Titles are delivered through the OverDrive Media Console.

Get Alerts about Featured Titles
• Text syncya to 25827 to receive text alerts about all the featured titles.
•Sign-up to “Join the SYNC Newsletter” at in the right column.

Download Details
• Downloads are in MP3 format and are Mac and Windows compatible.
• Downloads will operate through OverDrive Media Console.
• Most listening devices are supported.
• Each SYNC audiobook will be available for download for a period of 7 days (only).

For issues or questions about the download process please contact the SYNC Help Desk at

2014 Title List

May 15 – May 21

Warp: The Reluctant Assassin
by Eoin Colfer, Narrated by Maxwell Caulfield
(Listening Library)

The Time Machine
by H.G. Wells, Narrated by Derek Jacobi
(Listening Library)

May 22 – May 28

Cruel Beauty
by Rosamund Hodge, Narrated by Elizabeth Knowelden
(Harper Audio)

Oedipus the King
by Sophocles, Performed by Michael Sheen and a full cast
(Naxos AudioBooks)

May 29 – June 4

Confessions of a Murder Suspect
by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, Narrated by Emma Galvin
(Hachette Audio)

The Murder at the Vicarage
by Agatha Christie, Narrated by Richard E. Grant
(Harper Audio)

June 5 – June 11

All Our Yesterdays
by Cristin Terrill, Narrated by Meredith Mitchell
(Tantor Audio)

Julius Caesar
by William Shakespeare, Performed by Richard Dreyfuss, JoBeth Williams, Stacy Keach, Kelsey Grammer, and a full cast
(L.A. Theatre Works)

June 12 – June 18

Code Name Verity
by Elizabeth Wein, Narrated by Morven Christie and Lucy Gaskell
(Bolinda Audio)

The Hiding Place
by Corrie Ten Boom, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill, Narrated by Bernadette Dunne

June 19 – June 25

I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You
by Ally Carter, Narrated by Renée Raudman
(Brilliance Audio)

Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery, Narrated by Colleen Winton
(Post Hypnotic Press)

June 26 – July 2

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
by Matthew Quick, Narrated by Noah Galvin
(Hachette Audio)

October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard
by Lesléa Newman, Narrated by Emily Beresford, Luke Daniels, Tom Parks, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Christina Traister
(Brilliance Audio)

July 3 – July 9

Torn From Troy
by Patrick Bowman, Narrated by Gerard Doyle
(Post Hypnotic Press)

Peter and the Starcatchers
by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Narrated by Jim Dale
(Brilliance Audio)

July 10 – July 16

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
by Philip Hoose, Narrated by Channie Waites
(Brilliance Audio)

While The World Watched
by Carolyn Maull McKinstry with Denis George, Narrated by Felicia Bullock
(Oasis Audio)

July 17 – July 23

The Case Of The Cryptic Crinoline
by Nancy Springer, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren
(Recorded Books)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes II
by Arthur Conan Doyle, Narrated by David Timson
(Naxos AudioBooks)

July 24 – July 30

by Patrick Link, Performed by Deidrie Henry, Ernie Hudson, Ntare Guma Mbaho
Mwine and Scott Wolf
(L.A. Theatre Works)

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson, Narrated by Scott Brick
(Tantor Audio)

July 31 – August 6

Divided We Fall
by Trent Reedy, Narrated by Andrew Eiden
(Scholastic Audio)

The Red Badge of Courage
by Stephen Crane, Narrated by Frank Muller
(Recorded Books)

August 7 – August 13
Living a Life That Matters
by Ben Lesser, Narrated by Jonathan Silverman and Ben Lesser
(Remembrance Publishing)

The Shawl
by Cynthia Ozick, Narrated by Yelena Shmulenson
(HighBridge Audio)

I encourage you to double-check anything that I have here on AudiobookSync.Com in case of any errors on my part.

To satisfy FTC guidelines, I am disclosing that I am posting this promotion of SYNC YA Literature on my own and received nothing from AudioFile Magazine, publisher, author, or any entity related to them. This post serves only to share a program that I use myself and have been sharing with my library patrons.


  1. This sounds really cool! Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. You're very welcome! I hope you are able get all the books you are interested in. :-)

  2. This makes me so happy! I seriously stalk certain weeks waiting for the audiobooks.

    1. Yeah, there are like eight books that I want. Next week is going to be AWESOME!


You are going to put words in my box?! *squeezes you* Now I shall stalk YOUR blog!