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Questioning What We Know of Earth’s Past and Future

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, July 16, 2020
In Week 12 of SYNC 2020, we turn our attention to how questioning what we believe we understand can lead us to more accurate truths. This week’s pair of free audiobooks explores the history and future of our Earth’s inhabitants using different literary approaches. Both are performed by full casts.

Broken Dreams

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, May 21, 2020
Week 4’s free audiobooks bring listeners an #OwnVoices pair that include a stage play and a novel, each based on real events. Thank you L. A. Theatre Works and Scholastic Audio for these outstanding and free audiobooks.

Rumor and Reality

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, June 6, 2019
What we assume about others can miss the truth about their situations by so much that we can become blinded to their reality. The pair of audiobooks available for you to download and keep for free this week, one an #OwnVoices title and performance and the other adapted from a Western classic, may put a check on our being too quick to assume we know how to value the intentions of others.

Three Months to Go!

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, January 24, 2019
Now that SYNC is entering its tenth year, we can look back and notice how some audiobook publishers have returned year after year and provided teen listeners with listening experiences they might still keep to hear again and again across the decade.

Ambition’s Curse

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, June 28, 2018
This week we’ve paired a classic most high school students will encounter before graduation with a contemporary gothic novel that offers a good introduction to the genre.

Comedy on stage

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, February 22, 2018
The ever-generous L A Theatre Works this year returns to AudiobookSYNC with a stage comedy recorded in front of a live audience. Laughter is a necessary ingredient in all our lives and we're appreciative for the big dose listeners will receive here.

American dreams

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, March 2, 2017
One of the unique strengths of listening to books is the seamless communication of verbal culture. How words are pronounced correctly, and inflections and emphases that communicate cultural specificity, arrive intact allowing the listener to engage more deeply with what lies beyond the words.

L.A. Theatre Works returns in 2017

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, November 17, 2016
Experiencing professional theater provides a literary dimension many teens miss in their personal and school lives. We are grateful for L.A. Theatre Works continued support of AudiobookSYNC as a way to share the collaborative work of playwright, actors, and audience.

Perception or Reality?

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Wednesday, June 22, 2016
This week’s pair of free audiobooks from SYNC includes a highly popular novel from acclaimed young adult author David Levithan, and an audio drama from Scottish playwright Rona Munro that will likely be new to all listeners here.

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 13: The heat of American history

Written by Michele Cobb on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

You'll hear powerful characters in the intense titles that are paired this week--as well as slices of the American experience that continue to resonate today.

Week 10: Let's Go Traveling!

Written by Michele Cobb on Monday, July 6, 2015

We are off on adventures this week with SYNC, so take your free downloaded audiobooks on the road for great listening this week!


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