Freebie Friday

Four free audiobooks: 2 Classics, 1 Civil War, and 1 laugh-out-loud YA.

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Pearl Buck’s The Good Earth, read by Anthony Heald, is this month’s free listen from Downpour, Blackstone Audio’s download store / audiobook club. Here’s Downpour’s how-to (and be sure to sign up for their emails to get a free deal each month):

  • Simply add The Good Earth to your cart
  • Apply promo code: earthfree
  • Check out to start listening

Why Gettysburg Mattered: 150 Years Later (Bonus Material: The Gettysburg Address) | [Allen C. Guelzo]

Why Gettysburg Mattered: 150 Years Later (with bonus material: The Gettysburg Address) is a short audio from the New York Time’s Allen C. Guelzo, narrated by Mark Boyett & Kevin Pariseau. Here’s the link to grab this offer from Audible tied to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s turning point.

SYNC has two free offers each week all summer. This week’s titles are thanks to Brilliance Audio and L.A. Theatre Works – one hilarious teen title exploring the inner working of a teen guy’s psyche, the other a satirical look at 18th Century sexism:

Carter Finally Gets It

Carter Finally Gets It
By Brent Crawford
Read by Nick Podehl
Published by Brilliance Audio

She Stoops to Conquer

She Stoops to Conquer
By Oliver Goldsmith
Performed by a Full Cast
Published by L.A. Theatre Works

Great listening for today’s vacation travel, or download and keep on hand for those long winter months. Just be sure to grab quickly, before these offers disappear!



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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  1.' nancy says:

    Any update for the Friday freebies? I miss your offerings. Hope you’re having a good summer.

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