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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.

Roots in Colonial New England

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, July 12, 2018
Our 12th week of AudiobookSYNC 2018 brings us a pair of novels with distinctly Puritan Colonial roots. Thanks to Listening Library for providing them.

Making Space for Yourself in the World

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, May 17, 2018
In Week 4, both titles in our audiobook pair are brought to us courtesy of Listening Library. Both feature strong girls who meet challenges to their self assurance with a balance of standing up for themselves and accepting the support of those who wish them well.

Teen Voices

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, March 15, 2018
Listening Library has donated several titles to our free audiobook program this year. Thank you!

On the Eastern Front

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Wednesday, August 2, 2017
AudiobookSYNC’s penultimate week of the 2017 season takes a journey back to World War II’s Eastern Front. A well-researched teen novel and a memoir reveal lesser known stories of young women involved in the war.

What's the Human Future?

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, May 4, 2017
Week 2 of AudiobookSYNC 2017 features a pair of audiobooks that take us into possibilities for the future of humanity. Both have been popular in audio since they first became available, and every new listener can quickly understand why.

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.

Groundhog's Day on SYNC 2017

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, February 2, 2017
On February 2, our eyes turn to the local groundhog as a prognosticator of Spring's arrival. In keeping with the day's theme of shadows, we're announcing some 2017 AudiobookSYNC titles in which shades and shadows occur.

Recordings that intensify great books

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Thanks to both publisher generosity and an ever developing use of the audio medium to extend great books' potential, we have some classic gems turning up on our AudiobookSYNC 2017 roster.

American Revelations

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Wednesday, August 3, 2016
While it’s comforting to believe we know what is happening around us, there are times when we really aren’t aware of how others are managing what we know about our shared America. In our penultimate week, we’re happy to be able to share two award-winning titles that give listeners opportunities to discover American life and lives in new ways.

Holiday Picnic Listening

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Wednesday, June 29, 2016
We all know that nature is essential to the support of human life and—that we as humans demonstrate a continuing capacity to manipulate nature. This week’s pair of SYNC audiobooks offers us alternative ways to plumb the meaning of this dichotomy.

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.

So many award-winners coming in 2016!

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Tuesday, January 12, 2016
With the most recent Youth Media Awards celebration at the American Library Association Midwinter meeting, we now have lots and lots of award-winning titles for AudiobookSYNC 2016!

Week 12: The March Family

Written by Michele Cobb on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Civil War experiences of a New England family make for another easily matched pair from SYNC this week.

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