Summer Reading: Free Audiobooks From AudioFile

Smartphone with earbuds for audiobooks

It’s that time again!

SYNC Audiobooks for Teens is back to offer 2 free audiobooks downloads each week. The program started last week and runs until August 17th. Each week, the site offers a pair of books for download. That’s 30 free audiobooks!

The audiobooks can be played through via Overdrive on your desktop or on the Overdrive app on your mobile device. I recommend downloading them on your computer and transferring them to your phone one at a time in order to save memory on our smartphone.

Did I mention that the audiobooks are free? All you have to do is enter your email address to get immediate access to the books. The program is geared towards teens. Every week, a YA book is paired with an adult title, but there’s plenty of crossover.

Audiofile SYNC Audiobooks for Teens

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I spy some really awesome titles such as Juba! by Walter Dean Myers, The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez, Boy Meets Boy by David Leviathan, and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.

Make sure you bookmark this post so you can come back each week to download your free audiobooks.

Here’s the full summer line-up:

  • May 5 – May 11:
    •  VIVIAN APPLE AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Katie Coyle Narrated by Julia Whelan (Dreamscape Media)
    • THE GREAT TENNESSEE MONKEY TRIAL by Peter Goodchild Performed by Edward Asner, Bill Brochtrup, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, Matthew Patrick Davis, John de Lancie, James Gleason, Harry Groener, Jerry Hardin, Geoffrey Lower, Marnie Mosiman, and Kenneth Alan Williams (L.A. Theatre Works)
  • May 12 – May 18
    • THE SIN EATER'S DAUGHTER by Melinda Salisbury Narrated by Amy Shiels (Scholastic Audio)
    • DIVINE COLLISION: AN AFRICAN BOY, AN AMERICAN LAWYER, AND THEIR REMARKABLE BATTLE FOR FREEDOM by Jim Gash Narrated by Brandon Batchelar (Oasis Audio)
  • May 19 – May 25
    • 100 SIDEWAYS MILES by Andrew Smith Narrated by Kirby Heyborne (Tantor Media)
    • THIS BOY'S LIFE by Tobias Wolff Narrated by Oliver Wyman (HighBridge Audio)
  • May 26 – June 1
    • EVERY LAST WORD by Tamara Ireland Stone Narrated by Amy Rubinate (Ideal Audiobooks)
    • EGG & SPOON by Gregory Maguire  Narrated by Michael Page (Brilliance Audio)
  • June 2 – June 8
    • WORDS IN THE DUST by Trent Reedy Narrated by Ariana Delawari (Scholastic Audio)
    • THE BOY BORN DEAD: A STORY OF FRIENDSHIP, COURAGE, AND TRIUMPH by John Driver Narrated by David Ring, David Wideman, and John Driver (christianaudio)
  • June 9 – June 15
    • ZAC AND MIA by A.J. Betts Narrated by Kristin Condon and Nicholas Mondelli (Dreamscape Media)
    • I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson Narrated by Julia Whelan and Jesse Bernstein (Brilliance Audio)
  • June 16 – June 22
    • HOW IT WENT DOWN by Kekla Magoon Narrated by Cherise Boothe, Shari Peele, Kevin R. Free, Avery Glymph, Patricia R. Floyd, Brian Hutchinson, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Ezra Knight, Peter Jay Fernandez, Hubert Point-Du-Jour, and Korey Jackson (Recorded Books)
    • THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EX-COLORED MAN by James Weldon Johnson Narrated by Alan Bomar Jones (Tantor Media)
  • June 23 – June 29
    • BOY MEETS BOY by David Levithan Narrated by Nick Robideau and a full cast (Full Cast Audio)
    • DONNY’S BRAIN by Rona Munro Performed by Paul Fox, Jared Harris, Siobhán Hewlett, Moira Quirk, and Sophie Winkleman (L.A. Theatre Works)
  • June 30 – July 6
    • THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA: THE SECRETS BEHIND WHAT YOU EAT (YOUNG READERS EDITION) by Michael Pollan Narrated by MacLeod Andrews (Listening Library)
    • GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE by Andrew Smith Narrated by Philip Church (Listening Library)
  • July 7 – July 13
    • THE YOUNG WORLD by Chris Weitz Narrated by Spencer Locke and Jose Julian (Hachette Audio)
    • SYMPHONY FOR THE CITY OF THE DEAD: DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH AND THE SIEGE OF LENINGRAD by M.T. Anderson Narrated by M.T. Anderson (Brilliance Audio)
  • July 14 – July 20
    • FAT ANGIE by e. E. Charlton-Trujillo Narrated by Angela Dawe (Brilliance Audio)
    • ON THE JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchetta Narrated by Rebecca Macauley (Bolinda)
  • July 21 – July 27
    • MANDELA: AN AUDIO HISTORY by Nelson Mandela Narrated by Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, and Joe Richman (HighBridge Audio)
    • THINGS FALL APART by Chinua Achebe Narrated by Peter Francis James (Recorded Books)
  • July 28 – August 3
    • JUBA! by Walter Dean Myers Narrated by Brandon Gill (HarperAudio)
    • PENNIES FOR HITLER by Jackie French Narrated by Humphrey Bower (Bolinda)
  • August 4 – August 10
    • THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS by Cristina Henríquez Narrated by Yareli Arizmendi, Christine Avila, Jesse Corti, Gustavo Res, Ozzie Rodriguez, and Gabriel Romero (Penguin Random House Audio)
    • MOST DANGEROUS by Steve Sheinkin Narrated by Ray Porter (Listening Library)
  • August 11 – August 17
    • BONE GAP by Laura Ruby Narrated by Dan Bittner (HarperAudio)
    • CLASSIC AMERICAN SHORT STORIES by Jack London, Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane, Kate Chopin, James Fenimore Cooper, Mark Twain, and O. Henry Narrated by William Roberts, Garrick Hagon, and Liza Ross (Naxos AudioBooks)

Which audiobooks are you most excited about?

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  1. May 10, 2016