Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sync is back! free audiobooks this summer

Just one week until the start if Sync's summer free audiobook extravaganza. I found out about it late last year, but the program is what finally got me to read The Hunger Games (which they paired with The Lottery by Shirley Jackson).

The most important thing to note, which is not mentioned below,1 is that these books don't expire like the e-audiobooks you get from the library. So, be sure to check in each week to download the books even if you don't think you'll get around to reading them right away.

Sync offers free audiobook downloads of Young Adult and Classic titles this summer!
June 23 - August 17, 2011

Teens and other readers of young adult literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles and required reading classics this summer. Each week from June 23 to August 17, 2011, Sync will offer two free audiobook downloads.

The audiobook pairings will include a popular YA title and a classic that connects with the YA title's theme and is likely to show up on a student's summer reading lists. For example, Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, the first book in a popular series with strong allusions to Romeo & Juliet, will be paired with Shakespeare's classic.

SYNC Schedule:

June 23-29
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

June 30- July 6
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
The Trial by Franz Kafka

July 7-13
Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster

July 14-20
The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
Beowulf by Francis B. Gummere [Trans.]

July 21-27
Chanda's Secrets by Allan Stratton
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

July 28-August 3
Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari
Rescue: Stories of Survival From Land and Sea by Dorcas S. Miller [Ed.]

August 4-10
Immortal by Gillian Shields
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

August 11-17
Storm Runners by Roland Smith
The Cay by Theodore Taylor

More details if you want 'em!
  1. An ever so slightly modified version of their press release

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