Friday, April 28, 2017

Free Audiobooks - 2017 SYNC Season Starts!

Every summer, I look forward to downloading FREE audiobooks from SYNC, a program hosted by AudioFile magazine.

Each week, SYNC offers two free audiobooks that you can download onto any device. The two books usually include one contemporary YA title, paired with a classic or a nonfiction book with a similar theme or subject matter. Each pairing is available for download for one week, to be replaced by a new pairing the following week. Once you download the books, however, you can listen to them whenever you want.

SYNC's program for 2017 started yesterday, so head to the SYNC website right away to download the audiobooks for week 1! This first week is featuring:
  • The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich, a modern YA psychological thriller, and
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, a classic novella
I am excited about these first two. I am trying to read more classics this year (and not doing very well so far) and have never read anything by Oscar Wilde. And the YA novel sounds spooky and intriguing.

I have listened to so many amazing audiobooks through SYNC in the past. I can't wait to see the rest of their line-up for 2017!


  1. Thanks for the tip. I always miss the opening because it doesn't seem remotely like summer right now.

    1. I know! I usually miss the start, too - I was surprised it is so early!

  2. I love audio books and had never heard of this site. Downloaded a book today. thanks for the tip.

    1. You're welcome, Laurie! Just be sure you follow their instructions on the site for your system. I forgot the process somewhere along the way and started saving files instead of opening them and ended up missing out on a bunch of audios I was looking forward to!