Culture Gaps

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, June 25, 2020
Week 9’s pair of teen novels provides listeners with different explorations of the power #OwnVoices books hold for everyone. Thanks to Blink and to Brilliance for this week’s free audiobooks.

A Round of Applause for Inspiring Listeners

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, January 23, 2020
This week we are featuring three returning publishers who reliably provide AudiobookSYNC participants with unexpected gems. All four of these contributions to SYNC give listening readers opportunity to experience the importance of tones and accents in creating and maintaining characters as well as supplying mood information that conveys important plot points.  

Disaster Strikes!

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, May 16, 2019
Listening readers of all ages know that our natural environment faces perilous changes. Sometimes disaster strikes outright, in the form of an industrial failure or an extreme weather event. This week’s free audiobooks carry us into the hearts of two such disasters.

And We’re Live in 2019!

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, April 25, 2019
Welcome to SYNC’s 10th season of free audiobooks for teen listeners! We’re kicking off the collection with two titles about edgy friendships, both by well known authors whose characters will remind you of people you know—maybe even yourself.

An All-new SYNC Season on Its Way

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, January 17, 2019
With our 28 titles selected for the 2019 SYNC season, we’re ready to start introducing you to some of the listens you can anticipate. This week we’re sharing what’s on its way from the first two publishers to respond to our annual invitation for audiobooks to share with teens and to help teens build their very own audiobookshelf.

A First Peek at SYNC 2019

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, January 10, 2019
This year marks the 10th anniversary of AudiobookSYNC and our publishers are celebrating by offering a wide range of free audiobooks to build your personal listening shelf. In the coming weeks, we'll introduce the titles publisher by publisher (as soon as all the contracts are completed!). Today, however, we can give you a lot of details to feed your own and your teen listeners' anticipation.

Venturing Abroad

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, May 3, 2018
Welcome to Week 2 of our 2018 SYNC season! This week’s pair of audiobooks includes a nonfiction and author-narrated book that will take you places you might find beyond imagination, and a novel, also performed by the author, about which we’re sure you’ve heard friends enthusing.

Yes, we DO have 2018 titles!

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, November 9, 2017
After our most successful season yet, thanks to you and to our generous contributing publishers, we went to work immediately to start building 2018's audiobook list. And we are acquiring some exceptional choices!

Head and Heart

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, July 6, 2017
In our eleventh week of AudiobookSYNC’s eighth season, our pair of audiobooks presents friendships that require work to create and to maintain. Both titles are realistic contemporary fiction, one performed as an audio drama and the other as a novel told from multiple characters’ viewpoints. After all, that’s how friendship is: more than a single voice with a single perspective.


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