Saturday, July 10, 2010

Free YA Audiobooks

A new community, SYNC, is offering free young adult audiobook downloads all summer - a mix of classics and newer titles.  Titles are being made available by the publishers; Overdrive Media will be the platform. If you're familiar with downloading audiobooks from your public library, you're probably already using Overdrive. I don't know much about SYNC and the logo's a little creepy, but they've got an interesting concept.  Offer free quality audiobooks, generate a community of listeners, authors and librarians, and see what happens next. 

Following are the details as taken directly from the SYNC site:

SYNC YA Literature into Your Earphones

2 Free Audiobook Downloads Each Week

July 1 - September 1, 2010

Teens and other readers of Young Adult Literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles and classics this summer. Each week from July 1 - September 1, SYNC will offer two free audiobook downloads.

The audiobook pairings will include a popular YA title and a classic that connects with the YA title's theme and is likely to show up on required summer reading lists. For example, Frank Beddor's The Looking Glass Wars, a popular series with strong allusions to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, will be paired with Lewis Carroll's classic.

SYNC will also invite listeners (13+) into online discussions with librarians, publishers, authors, narrators, and other listeners about the featured books.

Visit after July 1 and prepare to download great books in your player to take wherever summer might lead you.

BTW, two of my all-time favorite books, Betty Smith's, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Shakespeare's, A Midsummer Night's Dream are on the list of available downloads. Give it a try!

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  1. Hey there Lisa!
    Thanks so much for the mention--Sync is off to a great start, and we're looking forward to building the conversations as the weeks go on. Some of the narrators will be making appearances in the Sync Group discussions, too! (
    Hope to see you there!


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