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Sync free audiobook downloads

Each week this summer, Sync, part of the Audiobook Community, will once again offer free digital audiobooks pairings. Each audiobook pair consists of a current YA title and a thematically connected classic or frequently studied title.

The program begins on June 23rd.  And here’s the list:

June 23 – June 29
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

June 30 – July 6
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
The Trial by Franz Kafka

July 7 – July 13
Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster

July 14 – July 20
The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
Beowulf by Francis B. Gummere [Trans.]

July 21 – July 27
Chanda’s Secrets by Allan Stratton
Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

July 28 – August 3
Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari
Rescue: Stories of Survival From Land and Sea by Dorcas S. Miller [Ed.]

August 4 – August 10
Immortal by Gillian Shields
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

August 11 – August 17
Storm Runners by Roland Smith
The Cay by Theodore Taylor

Sync, encourages teachers and librarians to participate beyond simply pointing teens to the books:

Become a member of Audiobook Community and join the SYNC group within the community. Download links will be posted each week in SYNC group discussions.

We encourage educators, librarians, and others to create profiles for their institutions and reading initiatives.

Be part of discussions about titles, narration, and listen-alikes.

The details: Mac and PC downloads in MP3 format, are hosted by OverDrive and operate through its Media Console.  Audiobooks are available for a download period of seven days. Interested teens can text syncya to 25827 to receive text alerts about all the featured titles.  Check here for a full list of supported reading devices.

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Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


  1. THE CAY??? One of these things is certainly not like the others! (But this is a really cool progra.)


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