Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Are you ready for the new AudioSYNC season?

This summer will be my fourth season of free audiobook downloads via the AudioSYNC program and I am eagerly looking forward to its start on Thursday!

If you haven't heard of AudioSYNC before, it is an American organisation that promotes audiobooks to young adult listeners. You don't need to be a young adult to sign up though - thank goodness as I stopped qualifying for that quite some time ago! Two books are offered weekly for sixteen weeks from April to August and titles include a good and varied selection of contemporary fiction, classic fiction, history, biography, plays and, sometimes, poetry. The only snag for me at least is that, for copyright reasons, not every title can be downloaded here in the UK, but usually at least half can. Over the years I have discovered great books that might otherwise have passed me by including Words In The Dust by Trent Reedy, The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. You can see all my AudioSYNC book reviews on Literary Flits to give you a better idea of the sort of works that are offered.

This year's programme begins on Thursday, the 27th April, with the pairing of The Picture Of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde and The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich. The next few weeks' pairs are shown on the poster below. You will need Overdrive software in order to open the audio files. This is also free and available to download via AudioSYNC.

Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for getting out the word to our British friends! There's a page on our site that specifies exactly which titles have international rights with which countries. In the UK, 19 of this summer's 32 titles are available to download through AudiobookSYNC's program http://audiobooksync.com/non-us-listener/

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    1. Thank you Francisca! I hadn't spotted that page

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