Private Lives of Famous People

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, July 11, 2019
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.

Spinning New Stories from Old

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, June 20, 2019
This week SYNC participants meet characters from the past as they appear in new short stories and a novel. Be prepared to discover how changes in perspective can inspire and delight!

New SYNC Season Coming: Variety in Tale and Telling

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.

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.


Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, May 31, 2018
Both of the audiobooks you can download during this Week 6 of our 2018 program have won AudioFile Magazine’s Earphones Award for excellence. Listeners will be quick to understand why as they settle into these stellar teen novels.

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.


Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, March 1, 2018
We have LOTS of news this week so hang on to your tea cup and get ready for AudiobookSYNC 2018!

A Good Book in a Perfect Format

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, February 1, 2018
Thanks to Hachette Audio, we'll be sharing a funny, entertaining, and genuine novel in its perfect medium: the audiobook. Here's a story that requires closed eyes and open ears to gain all 110% of its riches.

Young and Powerful

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Our AudiobookSYNC offerings for Week 9 include the audiobook debut of the earliest published stories from a teen who later became a prolific fantasy author, and a second that delves into the true history of the teens and women on whom Colonial America’s witch hysteria focused.

Welcome to AudiobookSYNC’s eighth season!

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, April 27, 2017
We kick off with a pair of audiobooks each of which provides a great blend of horror, quirks in time’s effects on main characters, and the invitation to ask who each of us believes ourselves to be. What do we know about ourselves, really, or how accurately others judge our actions?

Nonfiction for summer listening

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.

The Art of Community Renewal

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Week 10’s pair of audiobooks both feature cities in the aftermath of devastation—and how picking up and starting over can be achieved even when the present seems to be a nightmare.

Thank you, AudiobookSYNC sponsors

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.


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