SYNC Schedule for Summer 2013

SYNC is back this summer with free audiobooks! SYNC is a program that gives away free audiobooks. Each week 2 titles are posted: a YA title and a classic book that tie in together. The books are only available for download for one week but you can listen to the books anytime after you’ve downloaded them.

This is a fantastic program especially for people on the fence about audiobooks. Audiobooks are hard to try if you’re unsure about them. They can incredibly expensive. They also can be long which makes listening to them for ~3 weeks a bit difficult if you check them out from the library.  This gets them onto your MP3 player and you listen when it’s convenient for you.

Here’s the schedule from their website:

May 30 – June 5, 2013
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, read by Rebecca Gibel (AudioGO)
The Tempest by William Shakespeare, read by a Full Cast (AudioGO)

June 6 – June 12, 2013
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood, read by Katherine Kellgren (HarperAudio)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, read by Wanda McCaddon (Tantor Audio)

June 13 – June 19, 2013
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, read by Will Patton (Scholastic Audiobooks)
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, read by Robert Ramirez (Recorded Books)

June 20 – June 26, 2013
Once by Morris Gleitzman, read by Morris Gleitzman (Bolinda Audio)
Letter From Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King, Jr., read by Dion Graham (christianaudio)

June 27 – July 3, 2013
Rotters by Daniel Kraus, read by Kirby Heyborne (Listening Library)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, read by Jim Weiss (Listening Library)

July 4 – July 10, 2013
Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford, read by Nick Podehl (Brilliance Audio)
She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith, read by a Full Cast (L.A. Theatre Works)

July 11 – July 17, 2013
The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann, read by Peter Altschuler (HarperAudio)
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, read by Simon Vance (Tantor Audio)

July 18 – July 24, 2013
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers, read by Erin Moon (Recorded Books)
Hamlet by William Shakespeare, read by a Full Cast (L.A. Theatre Works)

July 25 – July 31, 2013
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen, read by Charlie McWade (Scholastic Audiobooks)
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain, read by Steve West (Blackstone Audio)

Aug 1 – Aug 7, 2013
Death Cloud by Andrew Lane, read by Dan Weyman (Macmillan Audio)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Ralph Cosham (Blackstone Audio)

Aug 8 – Aug 14, 2013
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis, read by Katherine Kellgren (Brilliance Audio)
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, read by Miriam Margolyes (Bolinda Audio)

Aug 15 – Aug 21, 2013
Sold by Patricia McCormick, read by Justine Eyre (Tantor Audio)
Let Me Stand Alone by Rachel Corrie, read by Tavia Gilbert (Blackstone Audio)

I recommend downloading:

  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book I: The Mysterious Howling
  • The False Prince

I’m going to try to download:

  • Rotters
  • Death Cloud
  • Enchanted

What do you recommend?

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8 thoughts on “SYNC Schedule for Summer 2013

  1. That’s cool! I’ve never tried audiobooks before, and this just may get me to try them out. Stupid newbie question: do I need special software to listen to the books I download? Or will they be an MP3 or WMV file that most audio players support?

  2. I had never heard of this until a fellow GR buddy pointed me in this direction. What an amazing program for readers/listeners!

    I am definitely going to check out some of these titles. FYI, I really liked Grave Mercy and The Raven boys.

  3. This is awesome! I’ve recently started listening to audiobooks, so I’ll have to try these out. I also really like that it might get some YA readers to try out some classics 🙂

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