All summer you can get free audio downloads of YA contemporary and classic titles from this amazing program called SYNC: Sync YA literature into your earphones. The program is sponsored by audiobook publishers and Audio File Magazine. Their goal is to introduce teens to listening to audio books by giving away two books each week all summer.
Details: Each book is only available for download for one week, but can then be listened to when you want. The downloads are in the MP3 format , compatible with both Macs and PCs. The titles are downloaded through the Overdrive Media Console app, the same one used by the Berkeley Public library for audio and e-books. Although the first download is a little tricky, it’s easy once you get the hang of it. (The beauty part is that then you can use it to get e-books for your smart phone, iPad or computer using the same app!) The weekly downloads will be a pair of related current YA and classic novels. You can also sign up at their website for for text or email reminders when new books are available for free download. Could it be any easier???
Schedule of SYNC Downloads
June14 – June 20, 2012
The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch, Read by Dan Bittner (Scholastic Audiobooks)
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Frank Galati [Adapt.], Read by Shirley Knight, Jeffrey Donovan, and a Full Cast (L.A. Theatre Works)
July 12 – July 18, 2012
Guys Read: Funny Business by Jon Scieszka [Ed.] et al., Read by Michael Boatman, Kate DiCamillo, John Keating, Jon Scieszka, Bronson Pinchot (Harper Audio)
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Stories by Mark Twain, Read by Norman Dietz (Recorded Books)
July 26 – August 1, 2012
Pinned by Alfred C. Martino, Read by Mark Shanahan (Listen & Live Audio)
TBA (Brilliance Audio)