Let's discuss... Audiobooks & SYNC


Audiobooks. I used to loan them from my local library quite frequently a few years back. I listened to Heist Society and Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter during that time as well as almost the entire Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. All of them were done well and they were enjoyable books to listen to a narrator read. The guy who read Artemis Fowl was seriously talented and is one that I would definitely recommend, especially to middle grade readers who might struggle with reading. I did chores and other things around the house with the books going on my iPod and Colfer's series I listened to almost completely while painting my children's two bedrooms.

It's been ages since I've listened to an audiobook. I think almost two years. A lot of the time now I listen to my Kindle read when I'm on the computer, but my Kindle is a little too big to be able to carry it around all the time with me. I've been thinking that it's time to get back to listening to a book a week since I'm also back to a regular workout schedule and that's a great time to get some "reading" in.

Then today I got an email from SYNC.

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Running May 5th - August 17th 2016, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week (30 titles) - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.

I'd forgotten about them since last summer so I'm so glad that I signed up to follow them via email. I somehow manage to grab some of their titles each year, but always miss some too, so last year I signed up to be sure I wouldn't miss any. They always have some books that are on my list that I need/want to read and this year is no different. If you want to sign-up and grab the FREE audiobooks they'll have this summer, then check them out here. Their first pairing is up for download this week through the 7th and then there will be another pairing up for grab (you've got to download them while you can - and make sure you not only download them from the site, but also into Overdrive so that you have them). You don't want to miss their YA books and it's also interesting what they pair with them.

So, I want to know... Do you listen to audiobooks? Do you have some favorites or some you listened to that were just amazingly well done that you'd recommend? Are you planning on grabbing SYNC's audiobooks this summer?

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