Get Free Downloadable Audiobooks This Summer!

Get ready! On April 29th, AudioFile, opens a new window is bringing back SYNC,, opens a new window the fabulous reading program that offers free teen audiobooks all summer. Every week for 14 weeks, SYNC will feature two thematically paired audiobooks through SORA, the student reading app from OverDrive, opens a new window. That's 28 audiobooks that are yours to keep as long as you like!

How do you get them? First, register, opens a new window for SYNC 2021 and then download the SORA app, opens a new window. Check the SYNC FAQ, opens a new window for instructions on setting up your SORA account. Weekly selections change every Thursday, so make sure to sign up for email alerts so you don't miss any of these great books. You can also text syncya to 866-984-0598 for text alerts. 

Here's the complete lineup, opens a new window of this summer's teen titles:

Week 1 (April 29-May 5)

Come on In: 15 Stories About Immigration and Finding Home, opens a new window edited by Adi Alsaid, read by Amielynn Abellera, Jonathan Todd Ross, Katherine Littrell, Leila Buck, Maria Liatis, Sneha Mathan

Illegal, opens a new window by Francisco X Stork, read by Roxana Ortega and Christian Barillas

Week 2 (May 6-12)

They Went Left, opens a new window by Monica Hesse, read by Caitlin Davies

Trell, opens a new window by Dick Lehr, read by Bahni Turpin

Week 3 (May 13-19)

Descendant of the Crane, opens a new window by Joan He, read by Nancy Wu

Monkey, opens a new window by Wu Ch’êng-ên, translated by Arthur Waley, and read by Kenneth Williams

Week 4 (May 20-26)

Alive, opens a new window by Scott Sigler, read by Colleen Delaney and a Full Cast

What Makes Us, opens a new window by Rafi Mittlefehldt, read by Graham Halstead

Week 5 (May 27-June 2)

Magic Barrel, opens a new window by Bernard Malamud, read by Sheldon “Shelley” Berman, David Cromer, Marge Kotlisky, Naana Potok, Malcolm Rothman, Jensen Wheeler

Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy’s Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard, opens a new window by Mawi Asgedom, read by Mawi Asgedom

Week 6 (June 3-9)

Rook, opens a new window by Sharon Cameron, read by Caroline Feraday

Salty, Bitter, Sweet, opens a new window by Mayra Cuevas, read by Jennifer Jill Araya

Week 7 (June 10-16)

Crescendo: The Story of a Musical Genius Who Forever Changed a Southern Town, opens a new window by Allen Cheney and Julie Cantrell, read by Allen Cheney

Extinction, opens a new window by Hannie Rayson, read by Seamus Dever, Sarah Drew, Darren Richardson, Joanne Whalley

Week 8 (June 17-23)

Poemsia, opens a new window by Lang Leav, read by Saskia Maarlveveld

This Is What I Know About Art, opens a new window by Kimberly Drew, read by Kimberly Drew

Week 9 (June 24-30)

Sasha Masha, opens a new window by Agnes Borinsky, read by Agnes Borinsky

Stay Gold, opens a new window by Tobly McSmith, read by Theo Germaine and Phoebe Strole

Week 10 (July 1-7)

Dust, opens a new window by Kara Swanson, read by Natasha Soudek

The Raven’s Tale, opens a new window by Cat Winters, read by Michael Crouch and Nicole Wood

Week 11 (July 8-14)

The Henna Wars, opens a new window by Adiba Jaigirdar, read by Priya Ayyar

Saints and Misfits, opens a new window by S.K. Ali, read by Ariana Delawari

Week 12 (July 15-21)

The Ruinous Sweep, opens a new window by Tim Wynne-Jones, read by Tim Wynne-Jones

The Body Snatcher and Other Stories, opens a new window by Robert Louis Stevenson, read by Roy McMillan

Week 13 (July 22-28)

Not Your Sidekick, opens a new window by C.B. Lee, read by Emily Woo Zeller

Spellsinger 1, opens a new window by Alan Dean Foster, read by Terence Aselford and a Full Cast

Week 14 (July 29-August 4)

Keep This to Yourself, opens a new window by Tom Ryan, read by Michael Crouch

Storm and Fury, opens a new window by Jennifer L. Armentrout, read by Lauren Fortgang

For more information and to sign up for the 2021 SYNC program, check their website, opens a new window.

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