Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Quick Update + Sync (week 5): Free audiobooks of ROTTERS and FRANKENSTEIN

Quick update - YA Book Queen is going to be moving a bit slower this week, and that includes my own commenting on other blogs. I somewhat injured my hand while helping my father move a futon (while carrying it, the back portion that moves - to sit up like a couch or fall flat like a bed - slammed down on my hand). After a few days, I've got a lovely bruise and can mostly move my fingers without pain, but they're still a bit sensitive to pressure and certain movements. My hand should be back to normal by the end of the week (or next week, at the latest), but in the meantime, I'll only put up a few blog posts (and I'll catch up commenting on other blogs this weekend or next week). 

From May 30th to August 21st, SYNC (and some fabulous publishers) will once again be giving YA lovers the opportunity to download one YA audiobook and one classic audiobook each week! That's 24 free audiobooks for the entire summer! This week, you can download these two audiobooks for free:

rottersROTTERS by Daniel Kraus
Narrated by Kirby Heyborne
"Grave-robbing. What kind of monster would do such a thing? It’s true that Leonardo da Vinci did it, Shakespeare wrote about it, and the resurrection men of nineteenth-century Scotland practically made it an art. But none of this matters to Joey Crouch, a sixteen-year-old straight-A student living in Chicago with his single mom. For the most part, Joey’s life is about playing the trumpet and avoiding the daily humiliations of high school.

Everything changes when Joey’s mother dies in a tragic accident and he is sent to rural Iowa to live with the father he has never known, a strange, solitary man with unimaginable secrets. At first, Joey’s father wants nothing to do with him, but once father and son come to terms with each other, Joey’s life takes a turn both macabre and exhilarating.
Daniel Kraus’s masterful plotting and unforgettable characters make Rotters a moving, terrifying, and unconventional epic about fathers and sons, complex family ties, taboos, and the ever-present specter of mortality."


FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley
Narrated by Jim Weiss
"Victor Frankenstein learns the secret of producing life, and so, by putting together parts of various corpses, he creates the Frankenstein monster. The monster is huge and disformed, but he means no harm to anyone–until constant ill treatment drives him to murder and revenge. This easy-to-read version of Mary Shelley’s long-standing masterpiece easily captures the sadness and horror of the original."

The last day to download both of these titles is July 3rd (tomorrow!), so make sure you don't miss out on these audiobook freebies

Happy listening! Hope everyone is having a good week! :)

Images and Information from audiobooksync.com


  1. Replies
    1. I know! Sync is so cool for doing this each summer :)

  2. I hope your hand heals quickly!

  3. Rotters for FREE?! Sold! Thanks for sharing, Lea! :)

  4. Aw! Poor girl! Hope you get better quickly.

    1. Thank you! My hand is feeling so much better today. I'm just glad I didn't do any serious damage to it!

  5. I totally LOVE this program :)

  6. Ouchhh, hopefully your hand is all better now!

    I'm listening to Rotters currently! Very, very good. Though I somehow had gotten it into my head that it would be a zombie book (didn't read the blurb), so it was quite unexpected when the whole grave-robbing reveal came up!