Audiobook Freebie Friday + Awesome Video

Daughter of Smoke & Bone and A Tale of Two Cities plus Batgirl equals listening & viewing awesomeness.

This week’s SYNC audiobooks, available to download for free August 2 – August 8:


Daughter of Smoke and BoneBy Laini Taylor. Read by Khristine Hvam. Published by Hachette Audio.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”; she speaks many languages–not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she?

A Tale of Two CitiesBy Charles Dickens. Read by Simon Prebble. Published by Blackstone Audio.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .” Set before and during the French Revolution, a French aristocrat and an English lawyer compete in their love for Lucie in the menacing shadow of the guillotine.

And for all librarians everywhere, the totally awesome pilot for the sadly unmade Batgirl series. I admit to an addiction to the TV series as a kid, and strongly suspect I’m not the only librarian-by-day that was inspired in my career by Barbara Gordon!


Thanks to Random House Library Services for the link!



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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