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What is SYNC?

SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads–a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title–each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session each summer.

Titles are delivered through the OverDrive Media Console.  You can prepare for the program by downloading the software to your desktop and whichever device you anticipate listening on.

 

How Do I Sign-up?

Go to the right column and sign-up to get notifications of when the FREE audiobook downloads are available.  You can alerts by text message, email newsletter, or by simply following this SYNC blog.

Signing up for these alerts will not send you the titles.  The alerts will simply tell you when and where the title is available to download.

 

Download Details
• Downloads are in MP3 format, hosted by OverDrive, and are Mac and Windows compatible.

• Downloads will operate through OverDrive’s Media Console.

• Most listening devices are supported.

• Each SYNC audiobook will be available for download for a period of 7 days (only).

•Titles, once downloaded, can be listened to at any time.

 

 

Contact

SYNC Program Questions For questions about the program, titles, and how to use the tool kit to connect with students, patrons, and other listeners, please contact the SYNC Manager, Michele Cobb at sync@audiofilemagazine.com Facebook Like and follow us here. Twitter @audiobookSYNC hashtag #audiobookSYNC SoundCloud Listen to our free audiobook download clips here.  

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SYNC Archive

SUMMER 2014 SYNC TITLE LINEUP May 15 – May 21, 2014 WARP: THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN by Eoin Colfer, Narrated by Maxwell Caulfield (Listening Library) THE TIME MACHINE by H.G. Wells, Narrated by Derek Jacobi (Listening Library) May 22 – May 28, 2014 CRUEL BEAUTY by Rosamund Hodge, Narrated by Elizabeth Knowelden (HarperAudio) OEDIPUS THE KING …

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What is SYNC?

What? SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads–a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title–each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session each summer. Titles are delivered through the OverDrive Media Console.  You can prepare for the program by downloading the software to …

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  1. Lissa Smith

    How do you download your pic in your comments?

    Macy, 12
    Rocy Face, GA

    1. afadmin

      Good question! Maybe you should you should ask your mum first about putting a picture up as that might put too much of you online??

  2. KrazyKitty

    I recently discovered this website and I must say this is a very impressive and wonderful service! Is my understanding correct that this site operates during the summer months only to provide 2 free titles per week (as described)? I missed the first offerings this summer but I received the two for this week – I love them, especially “Tales from the Arabian Nights” :D It was read very well.

    Thank you so much! I’ll be back for more!

    1. afadmin

      Thank you for your grand comments! Yes, for now, the program only runs in the summer months. Make sure you are on our email list (top right of the page) so that we can remind you when each new title releases!

  3. Crystal

    My local library sent me the information about this program/site. Loving it! One question. It said “subscribers to the SYNC text service will receive a free download of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, read by a full cast (L.A. Theater Works)” so I signed up for the text. Where do I download the Romeo and Juliet?

    1. afadmin

      Message will come soon for the download!

  4. Starjam

    Thank you for this exciting program!
    I do have one question: is this for teens only, or can their parents enjoy these titles also?

    1. afadmin

      It is for everyone! Listen away!

  5. Suzy

    Is there a way to get the list of pairings from the past two years? I’ve downloaded everything but have neglected to keep the ‘paired list.’ I would love to go back and re-listen in pairs!

    Thanks for this great resource!

    1. afadmin

      We have emailed them to you! Thanks, Suzy!

  6. Heidi

    Just wondering – you have a week to download it, but is there a timeframe as to when you can listen to it or is the file yours to keep? Forever…so to speak.

    Thank you!

    1. afadmin

      No time frame at all! It’s yours to keep for ever. Obviously, it can’t be duplicated and distributed, but the files don’t expire.

  7. Sharon C.

    I’m spreading the word to friends, family, local libraries and via my book review blog, The Eclectic Review. What a fantastic idea!

  8. Elizabeth A

    Just found out about this and love it. Have put the link out on my blog and FB. What a fab idea. Thanks!

    1. afadmin

      Thank YOU for sharing it!

  9. cody

    How does one access the downloads…through this site? Where would I find the Overdrive Media Console?

    1. afadmin

      Hello! Yes, access and the Media Console will be available through this site as of 6/14/12. Sign-up for reminder via text message or email in the right hand column.

  10. Peg

    This IS a great program. I’m wondering if you’ve consider expanding it to include titles for students at the elementary and middle school level. I know some titles are MS appropriate but it would be great if there were books specifically for that age level.

    1. afadmin

      We would love to! IF SYNC continues to be successful, we MIGHT be able to add this in the future, but for now, the only plan is YA and upper MG.

  11. Regina

    What a great program!

    1. afadmin

      Thanks!! It only works because of grand listeners like you telling other listeners!

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