Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sync is giving away free audiobooks

Like last summer, Sync is giving away free audiobooks this summer. Each week, they're offering a free contemporary YA fiction audiobook and a free classic from common assigned summer reading lists.

There are a few caveats: first you have to use OverdDrive media console (not available for all operating systems) to download the files. I was able to burn the audiobook that I downloaded to CD to listen to in my car, but it's not clear if all books will be burnable. Second, each audiobook is only available for download for one week, though the files do not expire once you download. The schedule of release dates is available after the jump. Third, you have to give a valid email address.

To download the first two books, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, go to Sync and follow the directions.

SYNC Titles
Summer 2011

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

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

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

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

Available July 21 - July 27
Chanda's Secrets by Allan Stratton
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

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

Available August 4 - August 10
Immortal by Gillian Shields
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

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


Erez said...

Very nice. I see they have "A Passage to India" on the list, read by Sam Dastor, an audiobook which I can't recommend highly enough.

Listener said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Erez. I'll be posting on another Forster book very soon.