Sync 2016 Audiobook Listening Schedule

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Attention audiobook fans! May 5th is the kick-off for SYNC Summer 2016! Read on to find out more about the program and to find the Sync 2016 Audiobook Listening Schedule!

For 15 weeks this summer, SYNC offers 2 FREE audiobook downloads to listeners age 13 and up. The audio selections include a current title paired with a related classic title that’s based on a weekly theme. This is a great way to try out audiobooks and I think this year’s selection may be the best yet!

Audiofile Magazine and the audiobook publishers sponsor this program to introduce the joys of listening to the YA audience. I look forward to this program all year and I know many of you have become hooked on audiobooks thanks to this program.

The audiobooks are in MP3 format so they work for both Mac and PC. Titles are available through the OverDrive App – and you can get the lowdown on the SYNC download prep here. Each download will be available for 7 days so don’t miss out on your free YA audiobooks from SYNC! After you download the audiobooks though you can listen to them at your leisure.

I recommend you text syncya to 25827 now so you are all set to receive alerts when the latest titles go live. Read more about the program at SYNC and follow their blog for updates. Some of the titles have international restrictions – go here to see availability by country.

New this year: The Audiobook Sync team is putting together discussion guides for a few of the titles. Plan an event and listen with your book club or library!

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SYNC 2016 Audiobook Listening Schedule

May 5 – May 11:

VIVIAN APPLE AT THE END OF THE WORLD
by Kate Coyle (Dreamscape Audio)

Read by: Julia Whelan

Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

THE GREAT TENNESSEE MONKEY TRIAL
by Peter Goodchild (L.A. Theatre Works)

Read by: Edward Asner, Bill Brochtrup, Matthew Patrick Davis, John de Lancie, James Gleason, Harry Groener, Jerry Hardin, Marnie Mosiman, Kenneth Alan Williams, Geoffrey Lower, Kyle Colerider-Krugh

Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

May 12 – May 18

THE SIN EATER’S DAUGHTER
by Melinda Salisbury (Scholastic Audiobooks)

Read by: Amy Shiels

DIVINE COLLISION: An African Boy, an American Lawyer, and Their Remarkable Battle for Freedom
by Jim Gash (Oasis Audio)

Read by: Brandon Batchelar

May 19 – May 25

100 SIDEWAYS MILES
by Andrew Smith (Tantor Media)

Read by: Kirby Heyborne

THIS BOY’S LIFE
by Tobias Wolff (HighBridge Audio)

Read by: Oliver Wyman

May 26 – June 1

EVERY LAST WORD
by Tamara Ireland Stone (Ideal Audiobooks)

Read by: Amy Rubinate

EGG & SPOON
by Gregory Maguire (Brilliance Audio)

Read by: Michael Page

Winner of Audies 2015 Teen Audiobook

Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

June 2 – June 8

WORDS IN THE DUST
by Trent Reedy (Scholastic Audiobooks)

Read by: Ariana Delawari

THE BOY BORN DEAD: A Story of Friendship, Courage, and Triumph
by David Ring, David Wideman, and John Driver (christianaudio)

Read by: Paul Michael

Finalist of 2016 Audies Award for Inspirational/Faith-Based Nonfiction

June 9 – June 15

ZAC AND MIA
by A. J. Betts (Dreamscape Audio)

Read by: Kristin Condon, Nicholas Mondelli

I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN
by Jandy Nelson (Brilliance Audio)

Read by: Julia Whelan, Jesse Bernstein

Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2015 Printz Award

June 16 – June 22

HOW IT WENT DOWN
by Kekla Magoon (Recorded Books)

Read by: Cherise Boothe, Shari Peele, Kevin R. Free, Patricia R. Floyd, Avery Glymph, Korey Jackson, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Peter Jay Fernandez, Ezra Knight, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Brian Hutchinson

Finalist of 2016 Audies Award for Multi-Voiced Performance

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EX-COLORED MAN
by James Weldon Johnson (Tantor Media)

Read by: Alan Bomar Jones

June 23 – June 29

BOY MEETS BOY
by David Leviathan (Full Cast Audio)

Read by: Nicholas Robideau and a full cast

DONNY’S BRAIN
by Rona Munro (L.A. Theatre Works)

Read by: Paul Fox, Jared Harris, Siobhán Hewlett, Moira Quirk, Sophie Winkleman

June 30 – July 6

THE OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition
by Michael Pollan (Listening Library)

Read by: MacLeod Andrews

Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE
by Andrew Smith (Listening Library)

Read by: Philip Church

July 7 – July 13

THE YOUNG WORLD
by Chris Weitz (Hachette Audio)

Read by: Spencer Locke, Jose Julian

Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

SYMPHONY FOR THE CITY OF THE DEAD: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
by M. T. Anderson (Brilliance Audio)

Read by: M.T. Anderson

July 14 – July 20

FAT ANGIE
by e.E. Charlton–Trujillo (Brilliance Audio)

Read by: Angela Dawe

ON THE JELLICOE ROAD
by Melina Marchetta and Rebecca Macauley (Bolinda Publishing)

Read by: Rebecca Macauley

Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

July 21 – July 27

MANDELA: An Audio History
by Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, and Joe Richman (HighBridge Audio)

Read by: Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, Joe Richman

Winner of Audies 2015 Audiobook of the Year 

Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

THINGS FALL APART
by Chinua Achebe (Recorded Books)

Read by: Peter Francis James

Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

July 28 – August 3

JUBA!
by Walter Dean Myers (HarperAudio)

Read by: Brandon Gill

PENNIES FOR HITLER
by Jackie French (Bolinda Publishing)

Read by: Humphrey Bower

Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

August 4 – August 10

THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS
by Cristina Henríquez (Penguin Random House Audio)

Read by: Yareli Arizmendi, Christine Avila, Jesse Corti, Gustavo Res, Ozzie Rodriguez, Gabriel Romero

Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

Discussion Guide to come

MOST DANGEROUS: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
by Steve Sheinkin (Listening Library)

Read by: Ray Porter

August 11 – August 17

BONE GAP
by Laura Ruby (HarperAudio)

Read by: Dan Bittner

Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2016 Printz Award

CLASSIC AMERICAN SHORT STORIES
by Jack London, Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane, Kate Chopin, James Fenimore Cooper, Mark Twain and O. Henry (Naxos AudioBooks)

Read by: William Roberts, Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross

Listen to audio clips of all the Sync titles:

 

Several of these audiobooks are on my To-be-listen list – which titles are you most excited to listen to? 

 

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One thought on “Sync 2016 Audiobook Listening Schedule

  1. Laurie C says:

    Great selection this year, I agree! A lot of these are on my TBR list, too! I don’t know about waiting for the audio of Things Fall Apart, but I’ve waited this long already, I suppose! I own my own copy, but haven’t read it yet. Boy Meets Boy, On the Jellicoe Road, and This Boy’s Life, have definitely been on my radar for a while.

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