If you didn’t know, I’ve gotten into audiobooks lately because my commute to work grew longer. And this program came along at the perfect time! I knew it existed in 2010 but I didn’t really listen to audiobooks so I had no idea how awesome it really was.
- It’s 2 audiobook downloads a week FOR FREE!
- The books will sort of match each other. One will be a classic and one a recent YA.
- Downloads are in MP3 format, hosted by OverDrive, and are Mac and Windows compatible.
- I highly recommend the Overdrive app for smartphones
- Each SYNC audiobook will be available for download for a period of 7 days (only).
- Titles, once downloaded, can be listened to at any time (true! I have some from the 2010 program still on my PC!)
- It’s FREE!
How do you get started?
Head on over to audiobooksync.com to read about all the titles (or see the schedule below) and download some new books for your ears! Be sure to pass this along to any of your teen or tween friends. Each of the book links below have info about the book, publisher links, a ‘buy’ link and more.
If you’re a librarian, check out the tool kit!
June 14 – June 20, 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)
June 21 – June 27, 2012
Irises by Francisco X. Stork, Read by Carrington MacDuffie (Listening Library)
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, Read by Wanda McCaddon (Tantor Media)
June 28 – July 4, 2012
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud, Read by Simon Jones
Tales from the Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang, Read by Toby Stephens
July 5 – July 11, 2012
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, Read by August Ross (AudioGO)
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, Read by Ian Holm (AudioGO)
July 12 – July 18, 2012
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)
July 19 – July 25, 2012
Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter, Read by Kirsten Potter (Oasis Audio)
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare, Read by a Full Cast (AudioGO)
July 26 – August 1, 2012
Pinned by Alfred C. Martino, Read by Mark Shanahan (Listen & Live Audio)
TBA (Brilliance Audio)
August 2 – August 8, 2012
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)
August 9 – August 15, 2012
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy, Read by Rupert Degas (Harper Audio)
Dead Men Kill by L. Ron Hubbard, Read by Jennifer Aspen and a Full Cast
August 16 – August 22, 2012
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)
I can’t wait to get Anna Dressed in Blood and Guys Read: Funny Business. What about you?