Friday, August 6, 2010

Free Audiobooks for everyone!

I don't know about you, but I love free stuff. I mean, it's free! What's better than that?? And when the aforementioned "free stuff" = audiobooks, well, I could just die and go to book lovers heaven. (Yes, I love them that much!)

Needless to say, when I happened to come across a post (via Gaby's site) promising information on how to get free audiobooks, well, you know what happened. I died and when to book lovers heaven. But I came back just to share with everyone on how to get free audiobooks, too. Aren't I sweet?

So here's the info:

The program is called SYNC. But what is SYNC, you ask? Well, I was just getting to that.

• SYNC is an online community that seeks to build the audience for audiobooks among readers 13 and up.

• Each week, SYNC will give away 2 FREE downloads--a popular Young Adult title paired with a Classic title that appears on Summer Reading lists--starting July 1 through September 1, 2010.

• SYNC is hosted by Audiobook Community, a new social networking site for the discovery of audiobooks.

• Listeners can choose to join a conversation about these titles with authors, narrators, publishers, librarians, and other listeners. (Listeners are not required to join Audiobook Community to follow the conversation on SYNC nor to download FREE titles from SYNC.)

If you want to know more about SYNC or how to download your free audiobook(s), please visit for more information.

Now, on to the important stuff... the free audio books. Below, I've listed the two audiobooks that will be released each week.

SYNC Titles
Audiobook downloads available as MP3s
Summer 2010

Available July 1 - July 7
The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Available July 8 - July 14
Over the End Line by Alfred C. Martino
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

Available July 15 - July 21
Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Available July 22 - July 28
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Available July 29 - August 4
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

Available August 5 - August 11
Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Available August 12 - August 18
Beastly by Alex Flinn
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Available August 19 - August 25
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

Available August 26 - September 1
Handbook for Boys by Walter Dean Myers
Oliver Twist by Charles Dicken

I can't wait! Some of these books I've never read. And I absolutely love that they are pairing each Young Adult title with a Classic title. It's amazing opportunity for teens and adults alike to take advantage of this free program.

So, please visit the site. And share the info, if you like. I'm going to download my free audiobooks right now! Have a great weekend everyone!!


  1. Thanks for the kick a$$ link!!! This place sounds mega cool and I can't wait to visit! I mean who doesn't love free audiobooks???

  2. I'm not one for audiobooks. I'm a visual person. My mind starts to wander when I listen to them. There was one that caught my interest. Too bad I'll be away on vacation to a land of no internet service. :(

    Thanks for the sharing this with us! :D

  3. I can't do audiobooks either, unless I'm driving or doing something extremely repetitive and mindless for hours. I had a job one summer that was perfect for audiobooks, and I listened to dozens, including Treasure Island! Treasure Island makes for good listening, just in case anything wonders...

    Great link, Kim! Thanks for coming back to share with us wee mortals.

  4. I too love the free, thanks for the linkage!

  5. That's amazing. Thanks for the info!

    I forgot about The Lottery.

  6. How exciting! And I love how they paired them with classics that are similar. THE HUNGER GAMES and "The Lottery"? Perfect pairing! Thanks for the heads up! How cool :)

  7. That is too cool!!! Thanks for the info!

  8. Thanks for this info. I love free stuff:)
    Happy weekend,

  9. This is fabulous, Kimberly! I love audiobooks. I'm sad I missed last week's - Hunger Games AND The Lottery? Wow! I'll be sure to catch the rest.

  10. Wow - they've got some great titles! Thanks for the information.

  11. You know, I've NEVER listened to an audiobook... There's something about having a book in my hands that just makes me so happy =)

    THIS however is such a cool idea! Makes me wish I still had my two hour commute, so I could get into audio!

  12. Holy moly, that's awesome! And some of those titles are really, really good and contemporary. I mean, The HUNGER GAMES? On audio? No way!! Must check this out! thanks for posting it, Kimberly!

    P.S. Your new blog layout looks great!

  13. That's awesome! Thanks so much for the link!

  14. Free is my favorite word! I'll check it out...thank you so much for the linkage!

  15. Hey there Kimberly (and everyone)!
    Thanks so much for the mention! We're having a great time over at Sync, and we're already planning future installments (maybe even something during the school year?).

    So glad you hear of us, and happy listening!
    Allison (of