Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Listening

OK,  so I admit I have not been the greatest audiobook fan in the past. Today I am going to try something new. Hello! Free audiobooks!

I am in! Two books a week this summer, one contemporary one classic. This is a great opportunity to find some listening material for those summer car rides. I now have 16 chances to change my mind on audio books.  I have listed the titles below. They are available for free download one week only, but do not expire once downloaded! WOW! I am listening to Shiver now. 


This summer is your chance to enjoy 16 different Young Adult titles and summer reading classics for FREE!
Watch for a new pair of audiobooks available each week,
today June 23rd through August 17th.

Each giveaway matches one current young adult title thematically with a classic or assigned summer reading title.
Beginning on June 23, the audiobooks are available for only 7 days.
Downloads are in MP3 format, hosted by Overdrive, and are Mac and Windows compatible.

The SYNC audiobook program is hosted by Audiobook Community, "an online social networking site where listeners, narrators, authors, and fans of audiobooks can connect, discuss, and discover all things audiobook."
To sign up, students must be at least 13 years old.

Your summer listening experience starts here!

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

Here's what you need to know:
To Download:
• You need OverDrive® Media Console™ (free!)
Download: Mac Windows
• Files can be transferred to mobile devices after downloading to your computer.

Sync Audiobooks:
• Files are MP3 format.
• Files cannot download directly to your mobile device.

How to transfer to mobile device here.
• Files are for personal use only.
• Files are available for download for one week only but can be listened to at any time.

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