Thursday, May 30, 2013

public service announcement:
free audio books starting today
Sync is back!

I'm a huge fan of the Sync free-audiobooks-in-summer program, which is administered by AudioFile Magazine and supported by the audiobook publishers1 who make the selections available free of charge during the weeks in which they are featured.   I promote the program because I like it, as a user. 

The most important thing to note, which is not mentioned below,2 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!
May 20 - August 21, 2013

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 May 30 to August 15, 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 The Raven Boys, the first book in a bestselling series about a group of teenagers search for the supernatural ley lines, will be paired with the Latino classic of magical realism, Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima.

SYNC Schedule:

May 30 - June 5, 2013
June 6 - June 12, 2013
June 13 - June 19, 2013
June 20 - June 26, 2013
June 27 - July 3, 2013
July 4 - July 10, 2013
July 11 - July 17, 2013
July 18 - July 24, 2013
July 25 - July 31, 2013
Aug 1 - Aug 7, 2013
Aug 8 - Aug 14, 2013
Aug 15 - Aug 21, 2013

Visit Sync's Educators, Librarians, Bloggers page for more information about the program.

  1. AudioGo, Blackstone Audio, Bolinda Audio, Brilliance Audio, ChristianAudio, HarperAudio, L.A. Theatre Works,  Listening Library, Macmillan Audio, Recorded Books, Scholastic Audiobooks, and Tantor Audio as indicated.
  2. An ever so slightly modified version of their press release

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