SYNC give away two complete audio-book downloads (a current YA title paired thematically with a Classic) every week in summer for 13 weeks, starting on May 15th. I’ve never “read” an audio-book before, but since joining the book blogging community I’ve heard so many bloggers say great things about audio-books and decided I would try them. What better way than by trying them for 13 weeks for free??
The titles are delivered through the OverDrive Media Console; I have this on my smartphone and tablet and already use it to “borrow” eBooks from my local library. You can sign-up on SYNCs website to receive notifications of when the free audio-book downloads are available (each title is only available to download for 7 days), and the best bit is once it’s downloaded, it’s yours to keep!
Some titles have international restrictions and are only available in certain territories. As I’m based in the UK, I assumed this would mean there wouldn’t be much for me to choose from, but luckily most of the titles are available (including pretty much all of the ones I actually wanted to “read”), see this guide for the non-US listener.
Below is the full list of titles available, each title is linked to the download page on SYNC, and you can click here for samples of each one.
- May 15-May 21: Warp the Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer (Goodreads) and The Time Machine by H. G. Wells (Goodreads)
- May 22-May 28: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (Goodreads) and Oedipus the King by Sophocles (Goodreads)
- May 29-June 4: Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson (Goodreads) and The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie (Goodreads)
- June 5-June 11: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill (Goodreads) and Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (Goodreads)
- June 12-June 18: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Goodreads) and The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom (Goodreads)
- June 19-June 25: I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You by Ally Carter (Goodreads) and Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Goodreads)
- June 26-July 2: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick (Goodreads) and October Morning: A Song For Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman
- July 3-July 9: Torn From Troy by Patrick Bowman (Goodreads) and Peter and The Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (Goodreads)
- July 10-July 16: Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Philip Hoose (Goodreads) and While The World Watched by Carolyn Maull McKinstry (Goodreads)
- July 17-July 23: The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer (Goodreads) and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (Goodreads)
- July 24-July 30: Headstrong by Patrick Link (Goodreads) and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (Goodreads)
- July 31-August 6: Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy (Goodreads) and The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane (Goodreads)
- August 7-August 13: Living a Life That Matters by Ben Lesser (Goodreads) and The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick (Goodreads)
Those links took forever, so I really hope someone benefits from it! Will you be participating in the SYNC audio-book promotion? Which books would you want to download? I’m looking forward to Code Name Verity, Forgive me, Leonard Peacock and Anne of Green Gables!