Little Brother by Doctorow + Kafka’s The Trial audiobooks FREE

Today & tomorrow SYNC has downloads of great dystopian fiction – perfect for a Hunger Games listen-alike or classic summer reading requirement. Grab Little Brother by Cory Doctorow and The Trial by Franz Kafka now, as two more titles, Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah and A Passage to India by E. M. Forster will be available July 7 – July 13. Each week this summer you can download two FREE titles from SYNC at no cost, in a easy MP3 download that can be played on just about any cell phone, media player, ereader, or computer. There’s a full press kit here with downloadable bookmarks, posters, newsletters, logos and more. We spoke about SYNC during the audiobook panel that I was on at ALA Annual, and people couldn’t believe that Yes, these are totally free and that Yes, they are yours to keep forever – absolutely no strings attached. The panel moderator, President of the Audiobook Publishers Association Michele Cobb, told everyone that publishers are happy to give these great titles to teens & adults to encourage new audiobook listeners and to allow fans to begin a personal audiobook collection.

Participants must become a member of the Audiobook Community and join the SYNC group within the community – members must be ages 13+, but parents can be encouraged to download for their children. During the summer, the Sync group will host discussions and chats about the downloaded titles – a ready-made online audiobook club for your patrons! Terrific for teachers, students, families, teens, never-before audiobook listeners, or audiobook addicts looking for great new titles. Plus, the downloads are managed by OverDrive, so Sync group members can become acquainted with your public library’s download provider. Each pair of titles is available for just one week. If you’re afraid you’ll forget to download, just text syncya to 25827 to receive text alert reminders!

Available July 7 – July 13<br>
<strong><a href=”″>Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah</a></strong><br>
<strong><a href=”″>A Passage to India by E. M. Forster</a></strong>



About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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