SYNC Your Summer
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+ that gives away two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. SYNC is dedicated to introducing the listening experience to the teen audience and demonstrates that Required Reading can be completed by listening.
This is an outreach from the Audio Publishers Association and sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and titles are delivered through the OverDrive app. Download the app in advance to whichever device you anticipate listening on and be ready to go!
It’s entirely free – all you have to do is enter your name and email address in order to download the two titles each week.
The only downside is you only have a week to download the audiobook pairing. Sometimes I forget when life gets busy, so you can also get a text notification when the new week’s books are available to download. Text syncya to 25827 for title updates and alerts when the new books are out!
SUMMER 2017 SYNC TITLES
SYNC has already begun! The program runs April 27 – August 16. Below are the 30 titles for this year.
- THE DEAD HOUSE by Dawn Kurtagich, Narrated by Charlotte Parry, Christian Coulson (Hachette Audio)
- THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY by Oscar Wilde, Narrated by Greg Wise (Naxos AudioBooks)
- FEED by M.T. Anderson, Narrated David Aaron Baker, John Beach, Anne Twomey & Tara Sands (Listening Library)
- THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Douglas Adams, Narrated by Stephen Fry (Random House Audio)
- BRONX MASQUERADE by Nikki Grimes, Narrated Jessica Almasy, Cherise Booth, Kevin R. Free, Marc Damon Johnson, Sisi Aisha Johnson, Melanie Martinez (Recorded Books)
- TEENAGE DIARIES: THEN AND NOW by Radio Diaries, Hosted by Joe Richman (HighBridge Audio)
- THE GATHERING: SHADOW HOUSE BOOK 1 by Dan Poblocki, Narrated by Dan Bittner (Scholastic Audiobooks)
- IN OUR BACKYARD: HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN AMERICA AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO STOP IT by Nita Belles, Narrated by Nicol Zanzarella (Oasis Audio)
- FREAKLING by Lana Krumwiede, Narrated by Nick Podehl (Brilliance Audio)
- BOY by Anna Ziegler, Performed by Sarah Drew, John Getz, Travis Johns, Amy Pietz, and Bobby Steggert (L.A. Theatre Works)
- BEAST by Donna Jo Napoli, Narrated by Robert Ramirez (Recorded Books)
- OF BEAST AND BEAUTY by Stacey Jay, Narrated by Julia Whelan (Tantor Media)
- PLUS ONE by Elizabeth Fama, Narrated by Julia Whelan (Elizabeth Fama)
- IF I RUN by Terri Blackstock, Narrated by Nan Gurley (Zondervan)
- THE RED UMBRELLA by Christina Diaz Gonzalez, Narrated by Kyla Garcia (Ideal Audiobooks)
- THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK by W.E.B. Du Bois, Narrated by Rodney Gardiner (Dreamscape Media)
- THE WITCH’S VACUUM CLEANER AND OTHER STORIES by Terry Pratchett, Narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt (HarperAudio)
- THE WITCHES: SALEM, 1692 by Stacy Schiff, Narrated by Eliza Foss (Hachette Audio)
- AMERICAN NIGHT: THE BALLAD OF JUAN JOSÉ by Richard Montoya, Developed by Culture Clash and Jo Bonney, Performed by Keith Jefferson, Richard Montoya, Todd Nakagawa, Sean San Jose, Kimberly Scott, Herbert Siguenza, Tom Virtue, Libby West, Caro Zeller (L.A. Theatre Works)
- MY NAME IS NOT EASY by Debby Dahl Edwardson, Narrated by Nick Podehl and Amy Rubinate (Brilliance Audio)
- REBUTTAL by Jyotsna Hariharan, Narrated by Phoebe Strole, Michael Crouch and Nina Mehta (HarperAudio)
- REMEMBER TO FORGET by Ashley Royer, Narrated by Will Lasley (Blink)
- THE DORITO EFFECT: THE SURPRISING NEW TRUTH ABOUT FOOD AND FLAVOR by Mark Schatzker, Narrated by Chris Patton (Dreamscape Media)
- SUGAR by Deirdre Riordan Hall, Narrated by Tara Sands (Brilliance Audio)
- GONE: GONE SERIES, BOOK 1 by Michael Grant, Narrated by Kyle McCarley (Tantor Media)
- THE ONE SAFE PLACE by Tania Unsworth, Narrated by Mark Turetsky (HighBridge Audio)
- AIRBORN by Kenneth Oppel, Narrated by David Kelly (Full Cast Audio)
- SHADOWS ON THE MOON by Zoe Marriott, Narrated by Amy Rubinate (Brilliance Audio)
- BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys, Narrated by Emily Klein (Listening Library)
- IN MY HANDS: MEMORIES OF A HOLOCAUST RESCUER by Irene Gut Opdyke with Jennifer Armstrong, Narrated by Hope Davis (Listening Library)
- SHADOWSHAPER by Daniel José Older, Narrated by Anika Noni Rose (Scholastic Audiobooks)
- METAMORPHOSIS by Franz Kafka, Narrated by Martin Jarvis (Naxos AudioBooks)