What is SYNC?

What?

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Running April through August, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week (30 titles) – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.

Why?

SYNC is dedicated to introducing the listening experience to the teen audience and demonstrates that Required Reading can be completed by listening.

Who?

SYNC is 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!

How?

Simply sign-up to get notifications of when the FREE audiobook downloads are available. You can receive alerts by text message, email newsletter, or by visiting www.audiobooksync.com. Titles change every Thursday at 7am ET when the program is running.

Please Note: Signing up for these alerts will not send you the titles. The alerts will simply tell you when and where the title is available to download.

Download Details

  • Downloads are in MP3 format, hosted by OverDrive, and are Mac and Windows compatible.
  • Downloads will operate through the OverDrive app.
  • Most listening devices are supported.
  • Each SYNC audiobook will be available for download for a period of 7 days (only).
  • Titles, once downloaded, are yours to keep.

This year’s books are:

Week 1: April 25 – May 2
SWING by Kwame Alexander, with Mary Rand Hess, narrated by Kwame Alexander (Blink)
BLINK & CAUTION by Tim Wynne-Jones, narrated by MacLeod Andrews (Candlewick on Brilliance Audio)
Week 2: May 2 – May 9
OTHELLO by William Shakespeare, narrated by Ewan McGregor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kelly Reilly, Tom Hiddleston, and a full cast (Naxos AudioBooks)
YOU by Charles Benoit, narrated by David Baker (Full Cast Audio)
Week 3: May 9 – May 16
THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO by F.C. Yee, narrated by Nancy Wu (Recorded Books)
SHADOW OF THE FOX by Julie Kagawa, narrated by Joy Osmanski, Brian Nishii, Emily Woo Zeller (HarperAudio)
Week 4: May 16 – May 23
SPILL by Leigh Fondakowski, performed by Elisa Bocanegra, Nicholas Hormann, James Morrison, Darren Richardson, and a full cast (L.A. Theatre Works)
MEET THE SKY by McCall Hoyle, narrated by Morgan Fairbanks (Blink)
Week 5: May 23 – May 30
A NIGHT DIVIDED by Jennifer A. Nielsen, narrated by Kate Simses (Scholastic Audiobooks)
TEAR DOWN THIS WALL: A CITY, A PRESIDENT, AND THE SPEECH THAT ENDED THE COLD WAR by Romesh Ratnesar, narrated by Wes Bleed (Oasis Audio)
Week 6: May 30 – June 6
THE FIRST TIME SHE DROWNED by Kerry Kletter, narrated by Jorjeana Marie (Penguin Random House Audio/Listening Library)
WILD BIRD by Wendelin Van Draanen, narrated by Alex McKenna (Penguin Random House Audio/Listening Library)
Week 7: June 6 – June 13
A GIRL LIKE THAT by Tanaz Bhathena, narrated by Firdous Bamji, Neil Shah, Soneela Nankani, Lameece Issaq (Recorded Books)
AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE by Henrik Ibsen, Adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, performed by Richard Kind, Rosalind Ayres, Gregory Harrison, Josh Stamberg, and a full cast (L.A. Theatre Works)
Week 8: June 13 – June 20
THE GOLDEN DAY by Ursula Dubosarsky, narrated by Kate Rudd (Candlewick on Brilliance Audio)
GULP by Mary Roach, narrated by Emily Woo Zeller (Tantor Audio)
Week 9: June 20 – June 27
ASTRAY by Emma Donoghue, narrated by Khristine Hvam, James Langton, Robert Petkoff, Suzanne Toren, Dion Graham (Hachette Audio)
OLIVIA TWIST by Lorie Langdon, narrated by Pearl Hewitt (Black Hills Audiobooks)
Week 10: June 27 – July 4
YAQUI DELGADO WANTS TO KICK YOUR ASS by Meg Medina, narrated by Roxanne Hernandez (Candlewick on Brilliance Audio)
HERETICS ANONYMOUS by Katie Henry, narrated by Michael Crouch (HarperAudio)
Week 11: July 4 – July 11
THE NAME OF THE STAR by Maureen Johnson, narrated by Nicola Barber (Brilliance Audio)
THE CANTERVILLE GHOST by Oscar Wilde, narrated by Rupert Degas (Naxos AudioBooks)
Week 12: July 11 – July 18
BECOMING KAREEM by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, narrated by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Hachette Audio)
VINCENT AND THEO by Deborah Heiligman, narrated by Philip Fox (Dreamscape Media)
Week 13: July 18 – July 25
THE GO-BETWEEN by Veronica Chambers, narrated by Karla Souza (Penguin Random House Audio/Listening Library)
KIDS OF APPETITE by David Arnold, narrated by Phoebe Strole, Michael Crouch and Ryan Vincent Anderson (Penguin Random House Audio/Listening Library)
Week 14: July 25 – August 1
AKATA WITCH by Nnedi Okorafor, narrated by Yetide Badaki (Tantor Audio)
ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS by Maggie Stiefvater, narrated by Thom Rivera (Scholastic Audiobooks)