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Think Summer, Think Free Audiobooks

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.

Who's Choosing Your Role?

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, July 18, 2019
We make assumptions about other people in our lives all the time—and yet, we also know that assumptions others make about us can be way off base. This week’s pair of audiobooks explore just such situations and let listeners consider both sides of the assumption trap.

Self-reliance

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, May 30, 2019
Friends and family are important people in all our lives. Sometimes, however, instead of looking to others for support and rescue we need to get through hard times on our own. This week’s pair of audiobooks from Penguin Random House Audio/Listening Library shows how some fictional teens face such events.

Realistic Fiction (X 4)

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, February 28, 2019
We’re welcoming Penguin Random House Audio/Listening Library’s return this summer and their generous provision of four titles for teen ear-reading. Each of them serves a portion of contemporary teen life in America, in realistic stories and authentic voices.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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