Old Friends and New Coming to SYNC2020

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, January 9, 2020
This is the time of year when we tip our hand about the titles coming in the new AudiobookSYNC season of free teen listening. This week we’re welcoming back a faithfully contributing publisher and a brand new participating publisher, too.


Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, June 27, 2019
This week our audiobooks offer a couple of contemporary high school stories. In keeping with that theme, expect characters who experience self-consciousness, make assumptions about others around them, and take leadership roles among their peers even when those peers might not have looked to them in particular to move others toward change.

Fantasy Rooted in Folklore

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, May 9, 2019
Mythology, fantasy, and #OwnVoices authors and casting—it’s a richly rewarding week on SYNC! Thanks to Recorded Books and HarperAudio for sharing titles that make such a dynamic pair.

Welcome Back, Scholastic and HarperAudio!

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, February 14, 2019
Two audiobook publishers who are longtime SYNC supporters have been generous again this year, providing four highly reviewed young adult novels between them. Thank you Scholastic Audiobooks and HarperAudio! It’s always a delight sharing your audiobooks with teen listeners.

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.

Stories with Histories

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, April 26, 2018
Week 1 of our 2018 season is here! Both titles of our first week’s audiobook pair offer fiction rooted in history with which teens are familiar and arrive with author and narrator names many will recognize. What better way to introduce the new season?

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.

A Classic Finale

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Our final week of this year’s AudiobookSYNC program features a pair of titles you’ll want to download and hear again and again.

Truthful Historical Fiction

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Wednesday, July 27, 2016
No matter the genre, good fiction has the capacity to present truths more directly and accessibly than any other word-based communication. We tell and listen to stories for entertainment—yet, just as significant to us is that these entertainments reveal reality compactly and with memorable coherence. Week 13 gives us a pair of historical fiction novels that breathe life back into times past.

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.

Week 2: Great Authors and High Achieving Orphans

Written by Michele Cobb on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Victorian London offers a rich setting for all kinds of stories. It takes skillful writing to create singular characters as riveting as that time and place, and accomplished performers to give those characters the voices they deserve.


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