Sunday, May 18, 2014

2014 Sync schedule

Sync YA literature into your earphones with
two free audiobook downloads each week
May 15 - August 13, 2014

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 15 to August 13, 2014, Sync, a program sponsored by AudioFile Magazine, 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.

SYNC Schedule:

May 15 - May 21
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

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 (highly recommended, see post),
    Narrated by Morven Christie and Lucy Gaskell (Bolinda Audio)
  • The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
    Narrated by Bernadette Dunne (christianaudio)
June 19 - June 25

June 26 – July 2
July 3 - July 9
July 10 - July 16
July 17 – July 23
July 24 – July 30
July 31 – August 6
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)
Another important note is that these books don't expire like th 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.

More information about Sync is available on the Sync website.


  1. I love that you posted this! I've been listening to audiobooks much more regularly this year, but I still don't like to pay for them! I'll listen to these when I am in between library audiobooks, and waiting for my turn in the line.

    I've signed up for my own reminders so have got them all so far. Except - not all books are available in all countries due to rights. I was most disappointed to learn that I couldn't get the Christie in Canada. There are only a few over all unavailable in Canada, but so far I'm only 2/4.

  2. I really do love this program. I'm sorry that you haven't been able to get all the titles in Canada - those pesky licensing agreements!