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 2015 with a pair of free downloads May 7th.
• 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 www.audiobooksync.com in the right column.
• 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, so be quick!
For issues or questions about the download process please contact the SYNC Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 Title List
Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, Narrated by Kevin T. Collins with Eve Bianco
by Daphne du Maurier, Narrated by Anna Massey
May 14 – May 20
by by Terry Pratchett, Narrated by Stephen Briggs
by Charles Dickens, Narrated by Anton Lesser
May 21 – May 27
X: A Novel
by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon, Narrated by Dion Graham with Ilyasah Shabazz
Here in Harlem
by Walter Dean Myers, Narrated by Muhammad Cunningham, Michael Early, Patricia R. Floyd, Kevin R. Free, Arthur French, Dion Graham, Nathan Hinton, Ezra Knight, Robin Miles, Lizan Mitchell, Gail Nelson, Monica Patton & Charles Turner
(Live Oak Media)
May 28 – June 3
The Ring and the Crown
by Melissa de la Cruz, Narrated by Jennifer Ikeda
(Recorded Books, Inc.)
by Margo Lanagan, Narrated by Eloise Oxer & Paul English
June 4 – June 10
A Corner of White
by Jaclyn Moriarty, Narrated by Fiona Hardingham, Andrew Eiden, Kate Reinders & Peter McGowan
by Bram Stoker, Narrated by David Horovitch, Jamie Parker, Joseph Kloska and a full cast
June 11 – June 17
by Matt de la Pena, Narrated by Henry Leyva
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
by Sebastian Junger, Narrated by Richard Davidson
(Recorded Books, Inc.)
June 18 – June 24
Rose Under Fire
by Elizabeth Wein, Narrated by Sasha Pick
Anne Frank Remembered
by Miep Gies & Alison Leslie Gold, Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat
June 25 – July 1
by Walter Dean Myers, Narrated by a Full Cast; Afterword read by the author
Lord of the Flies
Written and Narrated by William Golding
July 2 – July 8
Echoes of an Angel
by Aquanetta Gordon, with Chris Macias, Narrated by Robin Miles
by Kathe Koja, Narrated by Spencer Murphy & The Full Cast Family
(Full Cast Audio)
July 9 – July 15
The Explorer's Club
by Nell Benjamin, Performed by Jack Cutmore-Scott, Carson Elrod, David Furr, John Getz, Martin Jarvis, David Krumholtz, Lorenzo Pisoni, Jennifer Westfeldt & Matthew Wolf
(L.A. Theatre Works)
Around the World in Eighty Days
by Jules Verne, Narrated by Michael Prichard
July 16 – July 22
Crows and Cards
by Joseph Helgerson, Narrated by MacLeod Andrews
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain, Narrated by Robin Field
July 23 – July 29
by Geraldine Brooks, Narrated by Richard Easton
by Louisa May Alcott, Narrated by Kate Reading
July 30 – August 5
Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles
by Tanya Lee Stone, Narrated by J.D. Jackson
John Ball's In the Heat of the Night
Adapted by Matt Pelfrey Performed by Ryan Vincent Anderson, Michael Hammond, Kalen Harriman, Travis Johns, James Morrison, Darren Richardson & Tom Virtue
(L.A. Theatre Works)
August 6 – August 13
Under a War-Torn Sky
by L.M. Elliott, Narrated by Elizabeth Wiley
The Old Brown Suitcase
by Lillian Boraks-Nemetz, Narrated by Sofia Newman
(Post Hypnotic Press)
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.