SYNC Summer ’13 Opens with a Splash

SYNC_13_300x250Mermaids, monsters, and mistaken identities start off the summer of free audiobook downloads from SYNC with a splash. Hosted by AudioFile Magazine, SYNC offers a whole summer of free, legal audiobook downloads – a new pairing of a YA title with a classic work each week from now until August 15, 2013.

I’m sorry to be late with this announcement for anyone who doesn’t already know about SYNC. Today, June 5th, is the last day to download the first pair of audiobooks!

Download the first free YA Novel & Summer Reading Classic pair from SYNC here. TEXT syncya to 25827 for alerts on the SYNC title releases or subscribe to email reminders at the Web site.

This Week’s Audiobooks:
Available to download free May 30 – June 5

Of Poseidon
By Anna Banks
Read by Rebecca Gibel
Published by AudioGO

“Gibel’s flirty banter will make a big splash with listeners.”  –AudioFile Magazine

Listen to an audio sample of Of Poseidon.

The Tempest
By William Shakespeare
Performed by a Full Cast
Published by AudioGO/ BBC Radio

A storm rages. Prospero and his daughter watch from their desert island as a ship carrying the royal family is wrecked. Miraculously, all on board survive. Plotting, mistaken identities, and bewitching love follow as the travelers explore the strange place of spirits and monsters.

Listen to an audio sample of The Tempest.

AudioGO_120Thank you to AudioGO for generously providing this week’s titles.

Available for a limited time
Remember–grab these titles tonight before they are replaced by a new pairing on June 6!  While the title availability is time-limited, your listening time is not.  Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, the audiobook is yours to listen to at your leisure.

Downloading Tips
The OverDrive Media Console will deliver SYNC summer audiobooks to you via Overdrive Media Software installed on your computer (compatible with Windows and Mac) or through an Overdrive app on your mobile device (compatible with iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7).
Visit OverDrive to download the Overdrive app or software program for your computer, if you don’t already use it.

Don’t miss the remaining summer season of SYNC audiobook downloads! There are some of my favorite narrators represented here:

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)

8 thoughts on “SYNC Summer ’13 Opens with a Splash”

    1. It’s easy once you’ve installed the software! Once you’ve downloaded the titles for the week, then you can transfer the books to your iPod whenever you’re ready to listen. Actually I still have most from last year that I need to listen to! 😀

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