Week 2 of this year’s SYNC program provides participants with one #OwnVoices work of realistic fiction and another providing a journalistic account of factual events that are as compelling as anything a novelist might create.
Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, January 16, 2020
Two publishers who have been generous with SYNC participants over the years return for our eleventh season with some particularly great titles.
Even when we know a lot about the achievements of a famous person, learning more about them during the parts of their lives before they became well known can both surprise and inspire us. This week’s pair of free audiobooks introduce us to the lives and times of two well-known men and provide listeners with insights beyond the spotlight of their fame.
Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, February 7, 2019
As we plan each new SYNC season, we work to include a variety of performance techniques as well as subject matter. As much as possible, we search out brand new and older titles both, because we want to give teen listeners opportunities to experience audiobooks conveying as wide a range of possibilities as are available. To meet all that criteria, both Dreamscape and Hachette annually step up to give access to audiobooks that offer many experiential paths listeners can take.
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.
We’re celebrating Pride Week this year with a teen novel and a stage play. Be sure to catch both of them!
Here we are at Week 5 of SYNC’s ninth season! How’s all the listening going where you are? We’d love to see you share your responses and pictures, too, on any of the social channels we follow (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr, too).
Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, January 18, 2018
Thank you Dreamscape for supporting SYNC's 2018 season with the first in a popular series that combines realism, romance, humor, and the strength needed to be honest...with oneself.
Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, November 30, 2017
We are so happy to welcome back Dreamscape Media as a generous donor to next summer's SYNC program. Thank you, Dreamscape!
Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Wednesday, July 12, 2017
During Week 12 of AudiobookSYNC’s season, our pair of free audiobooks includes a nonfiction exploration of flavor and a teen novel in which food also plays a significant role.
Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Wednesday, June 14, 2017
During Week 8 of AudiobookSYNC, our pair of free audiobooks features American cultural history that may be new to many listeners. Both come from insiders, rather than providing viewpoints from outside the cultures they portray.
Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, February 9, 2017
Genre fiction makes good summer listening. So does nonfiction, and we have a number of award-winning titles coming this summer that give teens engaging opportunities to explore science, culture, and history.
Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, January 26, 2017
A long weekend of award presentations and powerfully stated author addresses made for an exciting American Library Association Midwinter meeting. Adding to the buzz was the announcement of the AudiobookSYNC 2017 list in the Exhibits Hall.
This week, our pair of teen audiobookss asks that we consider how our understanding of a story from the narrator’s point of view must expand when the story comes from two different narrators with two different viewpoints of their shared world.
AudiobookSYNC 2016 has now launched! Welcome to a summer of listening and free audiobook downloads that are yours to keep for year-round listening.
Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, March 24, 2016
As we prepare to open our seventh AudiobookSYNC season, we know you are preparing programs and displays to help get out the word about a summer full of free audiobooks for teens.