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The 20th Century's Most Famous Wall

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, May 23, 2019
From 1961 to 1989, a barbed wire-topped concrete wall divided Berlin, Germany, preventing free movement of family members, friends, and anyone engaged in daily business from crossing the more than 800-year-old city. Our audiobook pair this week bookends the night that wall was built with the call for its destruction in a speech by a U.S. President. With the topic of border wall building frequently in today’s news, we think this visit to the recent past is in order.

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.

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.

Overlooked Heroines

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, July 5, 2018
This week’s pair of audiobooks gives listeners excellent opportunities to challenge themselves to see beyond assumptions that some girls just can’t be worth meeting.

Seeing the Invisible Girls

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, December 14, 2017
We try to collect a healthy mix of older and new titles, fiction, and nonfiction, for each SYNC summer season. Thank you this week to Oasis for contributing a contemporary nonfiction audiobook for 2018.

Looking Outward

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Wednesday, May 17, 2017
It’s Week 4 of AudiobookSYNC’s free audiobook program! This week, the pair of audiobooks you can download for free and to keep invites listeners to consider what might be happening around them. Stepping away from attending to our own self-interest to notice how others are affected by circumstances and events is a big step toward developing empathy.

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.

Prisoners in Fantasy and Fact

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Wednesday, May 11, 2016
This week’s featured audiobook opens a new and already popular fantasy series. Paired with it is a true-life account by an attorney who played a significant role in changing the destiny of a young man a world away from the author’s home.

Upcoming titles and a new tool!

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Wednesday, March 16, 2016
With the relaunch of our website providing the toolkit with information on pairings and dates, you already know we have two more titles to announce here. And we have more information to tell you about in this post as well!

Week 7: WW II as Lived by Young Women

Written by Michele Cobb on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AudioFile Magazine and audiophiles love great recordings, and tales full of challenging situations with fascinating characters only get us more excited.

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