Audiobook Freebie Friday

Listen up – grab an Encyclopedia Brown story and two tales featuring Cleopatra. But download quick before the offers disappear…

Encyclopedia Brown Super Sleuth  “The Case of the Stolen Moonstone” from Encyclopedia Brown Super Sleuth. By Donald Sobol. Read by Greg Steinbruner.

Recorded Books honors the passing of beloved author Donald Sobol. When the Mystery Writers of America bestowed a Special Edgar Award on Donald J. Sobol’s Encyclopedia Brown series, its reputation as a classic of children’s literature was assured. This fun story finds 10-year-old Leroy Brown (known to the people of his town as Encyclopedia Brown) honing his impressive detective skills. Can’t solve the mystery? Check Recorded Book’s Facebook page next Thursday for the solution!

This week’s download freebies from SYNC:

 Cleopatra’s Moon By Vicky Alvear Shecter. Read by Kirsten Potter. Published by Oasis Audio.

Selene has grown up in a palace on the Nile with her parents, Cleopatra & Mark Antony–the most brilliant, powerful rulers on earth. But the jealous Roman Emperor Octavianus wants Egypt for himself, and when war finally comes, Selene faces the loss of all she’s ever loved.

 Antony and CleopatraBy William Shakespeare. Read by a Full Cast. Published by AudioGO.

The twin empires of Egypt and Rome mingle and clash in this towering tragedy. Impulsiveness, passion, mistaken identity, and dark humor all color the fascinating dalliance between Antony and Cleopatra, the larger-than-life pair at the center Shakespeare’s play.




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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