Friday, June 1, 2012

SYNC: 20 Free Audiobooks for Summer

2 Free Audiobook Downloads Each Week
June 14 - August 22, 2012

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 14 - August 22, 2012, 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, Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone, the first book in a new series about a girl who opens a door to two otherworldly cities at war, will be paired with Charles Dicken's A Tale of Two Cities.

To find out when you can download titles to listen to on the run this summer, visit or text syncya to 25827.  

SYNC Titles - Summer 2012

The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch, Read by Dan Bittner
(Scholastic Audiobooks)
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Frank Galati [Adapt.], Read by Shirley Knight, Jeffrey Donovan, and a Full Cast
(L.A. Theatre Works) 

Irises by Francisco X. Stork, Read by Carrington MacDuffie
(Listening Library)
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, Read by Wanda McCaddon
(Tantor Media)

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud, Read by Simon Jones 
(Listening Library)
Tales from the Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang, Read by Toby Stephens 
(Naxos AudioBooks)

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, Read by August Ross
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, Read by Ian Holm

Guys Read: Funny Business by Jon Scieszka [Ed.] et al., Read by Michael Boatman, Kate DiCamillo, John Keating, Jon Scieszka, Bronson Pinchot
 (Harper Audio)
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Stories by Mark Twain, Read by Norman Dietz
(Recorded Books)

Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter, Read by Kirsten Potter
(Oasis Audio)
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare, Read by a Full Cast

Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
(Brilliance Audio)
Pinned by Alfred C. Martino, Read by Mark Shanahan
(Listen & Live Audio)

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, Read by Khristine Hvam
 (Hachette Audio)
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Read by Simon Prebble
(Blackstone Audio)

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy, Read by Rupert Degas
 (Harper Audio)
Dead Men Kill by L. Ron Hubbard, Read by Jennifer Aspen, Full Cast 
(Galaxy Press)

The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera, Read by Jay Laga'aia
(Bolinda Audio)
The Call of the Wild by Jack London, Read by William Roberts
(Naxos AudioBooks)

All Information + Banner from Sync


Awesome, right? I'm definitely looking forward to each week, because those are some fabulous titles. Make sure you mark your calendars!



  1. I for one can not wait! I have had my calendar marked for weeks. Bravo for spreading the word.

  2. This sounds SO awesome!! I must mark this down somewhere so I don’t forget! Those are some great titles that will be available. Thanks so much for sharing this!

    Darlene @ Leather Bound and Lovely

  3. Thanks for sharing!! I was just wondering the other day if this program was running again this year.

  4. Woo! I got so many great audiobooks last year so I'm looking forward to this again!