This week’s pair of free audiobooks include a classic and a title that puts a real historical character into a work of fiction. In both cases, listening readers are plunged into the worlds of some nefarious characters.
Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Wednesday, January 1, 2020
It’s January, the depths of winter. That means just four months until “summer” returns with SYNC’s 11th season of free audiobooks! We’re delighted to have well known publishers returning as well as some who join us for the first time.
This week’s two free audiobooks share some paranormal—and humorous—highlights. Just right for late night listening, they provide enough suspense to keep listeners in thrall and enough romance to satisfy anyone who would rather spend time with human affairs than apparitions.
The act of betrayal is a weapon in itself, regardless of whether the traitor brings physical harm or “only” the psychological pain of breaking trust. Buckle up for a pair of such experiences this week with a play from William Shakespeare and a novel written in the second person. Both pull listeners right into the encounter with a traitor.
Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, January 17, 2019
With our 28 titles selected for the 2019 SYNC season, we’re ready to start introducing you to some of the listens you can anticipate. This week we’re sharing what’s on its way from the first two publishers to respond to our annual invitation for audiobooks to share with teens and to help teens build their very own audiobookshelf.
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.
Our final week of the 2018 SYNC season brings a couple of special audiobook treats. Both are likely to surprise you and offer good reminders that, when we’re open to making discoveries, both adventure and insight are going to follow.
Most people would prefer to explain themselves than to have judgment fall on them based on other people’s views. How often do we pause in our lives, however, to consider whether our own judgments of others might be unfair?
Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Who comes to mind when we say "Arthur Conan Doyle"? Did you know that, in addition to his perennially popular and brilliant detective, this author also wrote science fiction and fantasy?
Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Our final week of the AudiobookSYNC 2017 season features a pair of powerful novels about do-over lives, performed in artful celebrations of the audiobook medium. We hope you find them an excellent last call for SYNC 2017 and that you want to come back to them again as well as to SYNC in 2018.
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?
Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, February 16, 2017
The AudiobookSYNC 2017 season includes a host of engaging--and some terrifying--characters. Teens likely have met some of these in popular culture versions and may be surprised to find their stories as conceived in original and alternative accounts.
Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, December 29, 2016
Our 2017 season is robust with confirmed titles now, including two classics from our generous contributors at Naxos AudioBooks. Both have become source stories in a variety of popular media.
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.
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.