Thursday, May 7, 2015

18 Free Audiobooks Over the Summer, Classics and Modern

It's SYNC time again!

They give away 2 free audiobook downloads every week of the summer. Beginning this week!

SYNC is promoting literacy for listeners 13+ so the novels pair a current young adult title with a classic or required summer reading list title.

For example, this week Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is paired with Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

Each set of titles is available free for only one week so if you see something you want then get it while you can. These are professionally produced audiobooks which are donated by the publishers.

The program isn't limited to anything except your willingness to use OverDrive, which many library systems already use to allow online audio borrowing.

I discovered this program through Jesse at SFFaudio. Here's a link to his initial post which details the steps necessary to use OverDrive. It's a bit of a pain but not bad once you get used to it.

Read all about SYNC and sign up for their emails at their website.


  1. Thanks for reminding me, I have been doing this for some years and have a good collection just from sync. Although the classics are usually what's best, with some exceptions. Thinks I will pass on Beautiful Creatures.

  2. Thank goodness for email! Their reminders are what clued me in. I agree the classics tend to be the keepers though I usually give the modern books a try just to be sure I'm not missing something because of a superficial explanation that looks uninteresting.