Teen Tuesday – Listen Up! Free Audiobooks from SYNC!

audiobookTeens! With the last day of school just around the corner and Club Read sign ups beginning on June 1st, why not ease into your summer reading with an unbeatable offer? Free audiobooks are available for download beginning Thursday, May 30 at www.audiobooksync.com.

Twelve young adult titles will be offered along with a thematically corresponding classic. Each pair will be available for one week only and once downloaded, they’re yours to keep and can be listened to at your leisure. Starting off the list of titles is young adult author Anna Banks’ Of Poseidon and William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Check out the rest of this summer’s list and the download dates here.

Most computer and portable devices support the Overdrive Media Console that you’ll need to install before you begin your audiobook downloads. Instructions and how-to videos are on their website. SYNC offers text message and email alerts so you won’t miss out on any of the upcoming weekly titles. You can also subscribe to the SYNC blog.

What a fun and easy way to begin your summer reading and earn some Club Read prizes at the same time! Finish twenty books by August 3rd and you’ll be rewarded with a great pair of earbuds. Sign up for Club Read at Whitney’s Young People’s desk beginning June 1st and don’t forget to put an audiobook or two in your summer reading mix!

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Teen Tuesday – Lend an ear! 2012 Audie Winners Announced!

This year’s recipients of the Audie Award, given to audiobooks of outstanding merit, have recently been announced. Two of the YA titles are currently available through our library catalog:

– Best Fantasy: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, read by Katherine Kellgren

– Best Narration by the Author: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

A list of all the winners and their reviews is available at http://www.theaudies.com/. Plus, free downloads of Daughter of Smoke and Bone will be available, along with Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, through Audiobooksync.com from August 2 – 8. Go to their website for a complete list of this summer’s titles and download dates.

For reluctant readers, audiobooks are a great introduction to the world of literature, plus they’re portable and hands-free. Already an audiobook fan? Post a comment and share your recommendation!

Get an earful of summer reading with this great offer!

Beginning June 14, readers of young adult and classical literature will have the chance to download 2 free audiobooks per week until August 22 from Audiobooksync.com.  First up is the young adult title The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch paired with the classic The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.  Downloads are available for one week only and once loaded, can be listened to at any time.

Visit the Audiobooksync.com website for a complete list of this summer’s titles, and make sure you don’t miss out on each audio release date by signing up for alerts via text message or email.  Also, be sure to check out the extensive eAudio offerings through the Library District’s web page.  Some titles can even be downloaded to your iPod!

Audiobooks are a great way to do some summer reading.  Listen by the pool or while you’re cleaning your room.  They’re also perfect for long car trips and can be enjoyed by the whole family!  What great audiobooks have you listened to?