Freebie Friday! 3 Great Audiobooks

One classic, one comedy, one Christian. Download now before these offers expire!

This week’s SYNC titles, courtesy of  HarperAudio and Recorded Books:

 Guys Read: Funny Business Edited by Jon Scieszka. Read by Michael Boatman, Kate DiCamillo, John Keating, Jon Scieszka, Bronson Pinchot. Published by Harper Audio.

Ten stories guaranteed to delight, amuse, and possibly make you spit your milk in your friend’s face, from the following esteemed writers: Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Kate DiCamillo, Jon Scieszka, Paul Feig, Jack Gantos, Jeff Kinney, David Lubar, Adam Rex, and David Yoo.

 The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Stories By Mark Twain. Read by Norman Dietz. Published by Recorded Books.

“The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” is a wild yarn involving a case of mistaken identity, a gambler who’d bet on anything, and a very unusual frog named Daniel Webster. First published  in 1865, the tale was immensely popular, and in 1867 an expanded version was published with 26 additional short stories, told as only Mark Twain could tell them.

Plus this month’s free download from Christianaudio:

  The Sword By Bryan M. Litfin. Read by Ray Porter. Published by Christian Audio

This novel of page-turning action and adventure poses the question, “If a society had no knowledge of Christianity, and then a Bible were discovered, what would happen?” Four hundred years after a deadly virus and nuclear war destroyed the modern world, a new and noble civilization emerges.  Fantasy and adventure readers will be hooked by this first book in a forthcoming trilogy.




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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