SYNC Starts Thursday: Two Free Audiobooks a Week @audiobookSYNC #audiobookSYNC

head with earbuds graphicIf you listen to downloadable audiobooks, SYNC is something you don’t want to miss out on. It’s a free summer audiobook program, geared towards young adults (teens) but open to everyone.

Starting on Thursday, May 7,  SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads each week – a current young adult title along with a thematically paired classic or required summer reading title – through August 13, for fourteen weeks total. The first week, the pairing is Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, read by Kevin T. Collins and Eve Branco, and Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier, read by Anna Massey.

Once you’ve downloaded them, the audiobooks are yours to keep for as long as you want, but are for personal use only. Under the terms of use, the downloaded MP3 files may not be shared or distributed in any way.

Each pairing is only available during the one week they are offered. So you won’t miss out on any of them, sign up for a weekly reminder email at or text syncYA to 25827 to receive title alerts by text message.

Sample SYNC audiobook offerings on SoundCloud here:

Is it just me, or do these SYNC graphics give off a horror-fiction vibe? Could we give the scary head some eyeballs next year, please?

You’ll need the free OverDrive app for downloading and listening on a mobile device. To download titles to a computer and transfer to a mobile device, you’ll need to install free OverDrive Media Console software on your computer before downloading titles. For links to the app/software, go to the SYNC Download Prep help page. If you already use OverDrive through your library, you’ll be all set!

Due to international restrictions in the original publishers’ contracts, not all of the SYNC titles can be downloaded if you live outside the U.S., but many of them can. Check this page for the list of titles that can be downloaded in countries other than the U.S.

6 thoughts on “SYNC Starts Thursday: Two Free Audiobooks a Week @audiobookSYNC #audiobookSYNC”

  1. SYNC is terrific, an annual goldmine of auditory nuggets! Do they always get started this soon? Seems a little early for summer … not that I’m complaining. Oh, and I’ve never minded the logo at all, though now that you’ve mentioned it, I can see your point.

  2. that logo does nothing for me – it feels like something knocked up on the back of an envelope. Pity because the idea of the audio recordings sounds good

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