FREE audiobooks: Hot YA titles & classics

SYNC has 2 audiobooks for you every week this summer – all free, all easy MP3 downloads ready to add to your phone, iPod, or other media device. But each pair is available for ONLY one week. So get the whole scoop about this great program to promote audiobook listening in my previous post about all sixteen SYNC give-aways. And promote on your website using the materials available from the SYNC toolkit! These audiobooks are yours to keep forever – so be sure to download, even if you don’t have time to listen now. A great way to start your own personal audiobook collection, for either yourself or your kids!

LAST CHANCE TODAY! Available July 7 – July 13
Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster

Available July 14 – July 20
The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
Beowulf Translated by Francis B. Gummere

I love that SYNC introduces listeners to titles, authors, or audiobook publishers they may be unfamiliar with – I’m betting that once you listen to Australian publisher Bolinda’s title by Abdel-Fattah, you’ll want more from both. And audios are a great way for the whole family to experience classic literature, no matter if listeners want  romance or heroic battles. And you MUST listen to The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch, one of my personal all-time favorite audiobooks, or give it to a tween or teen uninterested in summer reading – I guarantee they’ll head straight to the library for the rest of the titles in this creepy supernatural fantasy series!

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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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