Week 8’s theme this SYNC season is one of romance. However, our two audiobook selections are very different in their interpretation of that broad category of story type, and the performance choices are also unlike each other. Here’s another opportunity to explore how a theme can produce two very different listening experiences.
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.
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.
Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, February 14, 2019
Two audiobook publishers who are longtime SYNC supporters have been generous again this year, providing four highly reviewed young adult novels between them. Thank you Scholastic Audiobooks and HarperAudio! It’s always a delight sharing your audiobooks with teen listeners.
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.
Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, February 15, 2018
Thanks to Scholastic Audiobooks, our new season program includes a classic adventure every teen knows recast with steampunk sensibilities that both those new to the genre and those familiar with it from manga will find engagingly refreshing.
Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Wednesday, December 20, 2017
We take a break from 2018 season announcements this week to take note of a list of the best this year of 2017.
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.