Audiobook Freebie Friday

Olympic sports to family-friendly classics, teen favorites plus a Playboy short story – these 8 freebies have something for everyone. Enjoy but remember: these are limited time offers that may disappear at any time, so download now to build your audio library!

Two short podcasts from Naxos Audiobooks:

A History of the Olympics

Olympic Memories Podcast (MP3) British broadcaster John Goodbody recalls some of his favorite memories from the Olympic Games he has reported.

A History of the Olympics

London Games Podcast (MP3) John Goodbody on how London won the 2012 Olympic Games.


Poetry Games illustration

The Poetry of Sport. And speaking of the Olympics, don’t forget that you can listen to NPR’s broadcasts as audio links and create a playlist for download. Here’s a story on the Olympic sport of… Poetry!


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Read by Grover Gardner. Published by Blackstone Audio.

Direct link to zipped downloadable MP3 file or M4B file.


“Romance” by Chuck Palahnium. Read by the author. Published by Blackstone Audio.

Originally published in Playboy magazine, “Romance” is a twisted love short story like only Chuck could tell.

Direct link to zipped downloadable MP3 file or M4B file.


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz | [L. Frank Baum]

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Read by Anne Hathaway. One of Audible’s A-List Audiobooks – a classic listen, great for the whole family. And spoiler! – it’s different than the movie 😉

This week’s free downloads from SYNC:

Pinned by Alfred C. Martino.Read by Mark Shanahan. Published by Listen & Live Audio.

Dealing with family problems, girls, and their own competitive natures, high school seniors Ivan Korske and Bobby Zane face each other in the final match of the New Jersey State Wrestling Championship.


Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson.Read by Dion Graham. Published by Brilliance Audio

In a series of poems, eleven-year-old Lonnie writes about his life, after the death of his parents, separated from his younger sister, living in a foster home, and finding his poetic voice at school.


Thanks to AudioGO’s Facebook page for the Olympic SomeeCard header



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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