SYNC Schedule


May 15 – May 21
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
CRUEL BEAUTY by Rosamund Hodge, Narrated by Elizabeth Knowelden (Harper Audio)
OEDIPUS THE KING by Sophocles, Performed by Michael Sheen and a full cast (Naxos AudioBooks)

May 29 – June 4
CONFESSIONS OF A MURDER SUSPECT by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, Narrated by Emma Galvin (Hachette Audio)
THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE by Agatha Christie, Narrated by Richard E. Grant (Harper Audio)

June 5 – June 11
ALL OUR YESTERDAYS by Cristin Terrill, Narrated by Meredith Mitchell (Tantor Audio)
JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare, Performed by Richard Dreyfuss, JoBeth Williams, Stacy Keach, Kelsey Grammer, and a full cast (L.A. Theatre Works)

June 12 – June 18
CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein, Narrated by Morven Christie and Lucy Gaskell (Bolinda Audio)
THE HIDING PLACE by Corrie Ten Boom, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill, Narrated by Bernadette Dunne (christianaudio)

June 19 – June 25
I’D TELL YOU I LOVE YOU, BUT THEN I’D HAVE TO KILL YOU by Ally Carter, Narrated by Renée Raudman (Brilliance Audio)
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by L.M. Montgomery, Narrated by Colleen Winton (Post Hypnotic Press)

June 26 – July 2
FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK by Matthew Quick, Narrated by Noah Galvin (Hachette Audio)
OCTOBER MOURNING: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman, Narrated by Emily Beresford, Luke Daniels, Tom Parks, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Christina Traister (Brilliance Audio)

July 3 – July 9
TORN FROM TROY by Patrick Bowman, Narrated by Gerard Doyle (Post Hypnotic Press)
PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Narrated by Jim Dale (Brilliance Audio)

July 10 – July 16
CLAUDETTE COLVIN: Twice Toward Justice by Philip Hoose, Narrated by Channie Waites (Brilliance Audio)
WHILE THE WORLD WATCHED by Carolyn Maull McKinstry with Denise George, Narrated by Felicia Bullock (Oasis Audio)

July 17 – July 23
THE CASE OF THE CRYPTIC CRINOLINE by Nancy Springer, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren (Recorded Books)
THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES II by Arthur Conan Doyle, Narrated by David Timson (Naxos AudioBooks)

July 24 – July 30
HEADSTRONG by Patrick Link, Performed by Deidrie Henry, Ernie Hudson, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine and Scott Wolf (L.A. Theatre Works)
THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE by Robert Louis Stevenson, Narrated by Scott Brick (Tantor Audio)

July 31 – August 6
DIVIDED WE FALL by Trent Reedy, Narrated by Andrew Eiden (Scholastic Audio)
THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE by Stephen Crane, Narrated by Frank Muller (Recorded Books)

August 7 – August 13
LIVING A LIFE THAT MATTERS by Ben Lesser, Narrated by Jonathan Silverman and Ben Lesser (Remembrance Publishing)
THE SHAWL by Cynthia Ozick, Narrated by Yelena Shmulenson (HighBridge Audio)

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SYNC Classics

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SYNC YA Titles

Below are the Young Adult titles being offered as FREE audiobook downloads this summer. Go to the right column and sign-up to get notifications of when these downloads are available.  You can alerts by text message, email newsletter, or by simply following the SYNC blog.

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  1. Julie C

    Thank you for sharing so generously! This has become a great tradition of our summers! We listen all through the year and look forward to the next summer’s selections.

  2. Cynthia D. Perez

    Is there a way to find out what pairings were offered in the past? I have a handful of titles but cannot remember what they were paired with. My daughter is not a big reader and I am hoping she might enjoy audiobooks instead.

    1. Michele Cobb

      Under the ABOUT tab is the SYNC ARCHIVE which has all the pairings from the past.

  3. Julia

    Next to all the snow finally melting, this is how I know summer has started! Thanks so much for offering this, I love sharing it with people (and listening to the titles myself).

    1. Michele Cobb

      Hear, hear :)

  4. donna najera

    Thank you for this awesome opportunity!! Today is the first time I learned about this great offer!!! I’m just so bummed out that we can’t go back and download the books in the previous weeks!! I’ve never downloaded audible books before but with I’m excited to start a new adventure again Thank you for your generosity!!! :-) Donna

    1. Michele Cobb

      We are happy you are enjoying!

  5. Julie

    Unable to download –error :(

    1. Michele Cobb

      Please send information about your device and what the error message is to

  6. Anne

    Hi. I’m new on this site and have two questions…
    1. Are we only allowed one download a week,
    2. Is this legal?


    1. Michele Cobb

      You may download both titles each week while the download period is open for those titles. Please restrict the files to personal use. We have permission from the rights holder to give these titles to you so yes, it is legal.

  7. B.W.

    Thank you for the free audiobooks! This is really awesome. I’m excited and have been spreading the word to my teachers and students. :)

    1. Michele Cobb

      Thank you – that’s always great to hear.

  8. Georgie

    This is my first year as I found out to late for last year’s release. Thanks for such a great gift!

    1. Michele Cobb

      Welcome and encourage others to join!

  9. Barb

    Thank you once again for this wonderful, wonderful gift!

    1. Michele Cobb

      We are thrilled to be able to do it!

  10. Kim

    This is great!! Thanks so much. I heard about this from AudioFile Magazine, and have passed it on to my sister!

    1. Michele Cobb

      You are welcome!

  11. kat patterson

    I wait all year long for this!!! Thank you. I share with students every year. I’m not sure they download any of the titles, but I download and listen to all of them. Thank you again.

  12. Erica

    How long do you get to keep these audio books? Is it for several weeks? Is it forever?

    1. Michele Cobb

      They are yours to keep FOREVER.

  13. Jo

    Thank you Sync, you always make my summer sweeter, by filling it with wonderful stories.

  14. Kristin

    Thank you! I’m so happy I heard about this program. I’ve enjoyed listening for the past two summers. Please keep it coming!

  15. Tizz

    It’s been another wonderful year, thank you so much . My mother and I have really enjoyed the recordings, with The Raven Boys a particular favourite. Special thanks to the publishers for their generosity in taking part in the scheme.

    1. afadmin

      We are also big fans of RAVEN BOYS. The sequel THE DREAM THIEVES is coming out 9/17!

  16. Lacey

    I have enjoyed the books this summer. I’m looking forward to your selection for next year. I’m so thankful that our Media Specialist, Sheila Allen, at South Davidson Middle School told me about your program. Keep my email for alerts for next summer!

    Thanks again!

    1. afadmin

      And we also thank Sheila Allen and all the librarians, educators, and blogger that shared SYNC with new listeners!

  17. Laura

    Thank you for another wonderful summer! You guys are awesome!

    1. afadmin

      Thanks for listening with us!

  18. Joyce

    This has been an awesome program! I work at a public library and weekly we had flyers out of the weekly downloads! I have download many of the titles myself! I hope you will have this program again next year…

  19. Joanna

    Dear SYNC,

    I’m using your colourful posters-with-QR-codes to promote each week’s books to the students at my school. The one for the week 1st – 8th August is missing! Quick! Is there a link you can send me for the poster of “Death Cloud” and “Sherlock Holmes”?

    (I’ll live if you can’t, though.)

  20. Cynthia Dickey

    These books are amazing and I SO appreciate you providing them this summer! I have really enjoyed listening to them ALL! I am the faculty sponsor of the YA student book club where I teach and this has given me SO many great YA novels to suggest to my kids when the new school year starts…and having the classics to pair them with is SUCH a bonus; often times I have older students in the club who want more substance, and giving them a classic as a companion does just that, AND offers an EXCELLENT bridge to the younger readers who thought they hated all classics :)

    1. afadmin

      Cynthia, you just made our day or maybe even our whole summer. This is exactly our goal and THANK YOU for sharing these books and listening experiences with your students!

  21. Sharon Rawlins

    Just finished listening to “Carter Finally Gets It” by Brent Crawford, narrated by Nick Podehl. I don’t think I’ve laughed so much in my life! I think guys will really love this book, especially with Nick doing the narration. The character Carter finds himself in many hilarious and embarrassing situations and Nick does of terrific job of vocalizing this.
    Thanks for offering this title.

  22. Lee

    I hope you don’t mind this senior citizen crashing your young adult party! I am almost 64, but I love audio books and there are so many young adult titles that are wonderful reading for any age. I am extremely busy in the summer, so I have been downloading the books to save for this winter, and long beyond. Thank you so much for these offerings. My pocketbook thanks you, too!

  23. Alison

    I am listening to The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, read by Will Patton. The story is fantastic and the voice reading it is just brilliant!

  24. Jessica Meyer

    Thank you so much! I just discovered this and it is so amazing!

  25. Deah

    Thanks so much! Is it okay if I post the link on my library blog?

    1. afadmin

      Absolutely! There is a Tool Kit here with images and suggested copy (if you need it). The Tool Kit gets updated weekly if you want to share a particular week’s pairing!

  26. Gayle Dean

    Thanks again for these audiobooks – some great listening time ahead. :)

  27. Jared R

    I was wondering if there was any way to get downloads of the previous years books? There are a few from 2011 and 2010 that I would like to have but not sure if I can still download them. Thanks!

    1. afadmin

      Hello Jared! I wish they were still around, but SYNC titles are only available for one week. If you have OverDrive access thru your library, you should be able to get most of them courtesy of your library!

  28. Iris Halom

    Thank you so much for these books. I look forward to the summer and reading each of these.


  29. Elizabeth A

    Summer starts when the downloads start. Thanks so much for doing this. Have blogged about it to help spread the word.

  30. Gwen

    I just blogged about this. I am excited! I haven’t heard of you guys before, so looking forward to these summer books!

    1. afadmin

      Thank you for sharing, Gwen!

  31. carla

    I am so excited to see your line up for this summer! You are so very generous to offer so much! I can only say, thank you!

  32. Brandy

    I love these offerings each year and will once again be sharing with my students and colleagues! Is it permissible for me to add these digital files to my library’s collection for student and teacher use?

    1. afadmin

      Thanks for being in touch! The files are for individual use only, so SADLY you cannot add them to your collection.

  33. Susie Sharp

    Thanks for another great line up!

    I highly recommend The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood, read by Katherine Kellgren & Sold by Patricia McCormick, read by Justine Eyre…Both fantastic books and narration!

  34. MarthaE

    This looks like another great summer of listening education and enjoyment.
    I will do a “spread the word post” early in May.
    Thanks for sharing and all that you do.

    1. afadmin

      Thank YOU Martha!

  35. Sonia

    I just found out about this, and I’m so excited! I’ve made sure my local high school knows about this, and I’ve blogged about this on

    1. afadmin

      Thanks for spreading the word, Sonia!

  36. Bella's Bookshelf

    I AM SO STOKED FOR THIS! I just recently got into audio books and I happened to come across this site while blog stalking. I couldn’t believe this was available! Your 2013 titles are absolutely fabulous! I am so excited to experience more audio books and classic titles at that. Of course I adore the YA titles too.
    I am on my 4th Audio title now: Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama. I love this book!
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    1. afadmin

      We are stoked that YOU are stoked! Thanks for stalking us and I hope you share the news with the swell followers of your blog! There are images and text to share here:

  37. kat patterson

    i am so happy to hear you are doing this again, this year. thank you, thank you, thank you!!

    1. afadmin

      Thanks for sharing it with your fellow readers and listeners!

  38. Elsi

    Thank you so very much. I look forward to hearing many of these books through the summer.

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