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Posted on: April 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] FREE Audiobooks for Teens

Free Audiobooks each week

SYNC Audiobooks for Teens returns for its 11th year! Sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by OverDrive’s Sora student reading app, SYNC Audiobooks targets teens aged 13 and older. SYNC provides two thematically paired audiobooks for check out each week to every registered listener for 13 weeks. Users have access to a total of 26 FREE audiobooks! Register for SYNC and sign up for email or text alerts.

New SYNC titles are available each Thursday through the following Wednesday night. Once loaded into the app, titles are yours indfinitely.

This year SYNC titles are accessible in Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive, and are Mac and Windows compatible. You don’t need to be affiliated with a school to use Sora with the SYNC program. After registering for SYNC, simply download Sora from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Open Sora and tap "I have a setup code" at the bottom of the screen. The setup code is audiobooksync. Enter the email address you used to sign up for SYNC. Tap "Explore" (at the bottom of the screen) to see the week’s featured titles.

If you already use Sora for school, you’ll need to add the SYNC program’s library. Open the Sora menu and select "Add a public library." Search for audiobooksync and select the library from the results.

For additional information, visit SYNC Audiobooks for Teens.

Summer 2020 SYNC Title Pairings


April 30 – May 6
The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater, narrated by Robin Miles (Recorded Books)
Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson, narrated by Imani Parks (HarperAudio)

May 7 – May 13
Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert, narrated by James Chen (Dreamscape Media)
Secret Soldiers by Paul B. Janeczko, narrated by Ron Butler (Brilliance Audio)

May 14 – May 20
Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, narrated by Samuel West, Toby Jones, Anna Maxwell Martin, Stephen Critchlow, Derek Jacobi & Daniel Mair (Naxos AudioBooks)
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco, narrated by Nicola Barber (Hachette Audio)

May 21 – May 27
Sisters Matsumoto by Philip Kan Gotanda, narrated by Keiko Agena, June Angela, Ron Bottitta, Kurt Kanazawa, Suzy Nakamura, Greg Watanabe, Ryun Yu (L.A. Theatre Works)
Disappeared by Francisco X. Stork, narrated by Roxana Ortega and Christian Barillas (Scholastic Audio)

May 28 – June 3
In Search of Us by Ava Dellaira, narrated by Adenrele Ojo (Brilliance Audio)
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin, narrated by Holter Graham, Saskia Maarleveld (HarperAudio)

June 4 – June 10
Like No Other by Una LaMarche, narrated by Phoebe Strole and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Listening Library)
Into White by Randi Pink, narrated by Adenrele Ojo (Listening Library)

June 11 – June 17
Easy Prey by Catherine Lo, narrated by Nick Mondelli, Elizabeth Cottle, Jack Meloche (Dreamscape Media)
Mark of the Raven (The Ravenwood Saga) by Morgan L. Busse, narrated by Jaimee Draper (Oasis Audio)

June 18 – June 24
The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg, narrated by Joel Froomkin, Anthony Rey Perez (Scholastic Audio)
The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay, narrated by Laura Kirman (Thomas Nelson)

June 25 – July 1
The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais, narrated by Chloe Dolandis (Blink)
Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Pena, narrated by Henry Leyva (Brilliance Audio)

July 2 – July 8
Fresh Ink by edited by Lamar Giles, narrated by featuring Guy Lockard, Kim Mai Guest, and Bahni Turpin (Listening Library)
Hope Nation by edited by Rose Brock, narrated by a Full Cast (Listening Library)

July 9 – July 15
Alison Larkin Presents: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens freely adapted by Alison Larkin, narrated by Alison Larkin (Alison Larkin Presents)
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, narrated by Stella Gonet, Gerard Murphy, Jonathan Keeble, Daniel Philpott, Nick Fletcher, Peter Yapp, Jane Whittenshaw, Malcolm Sinclair, David Timson, Lucy Whybrow, Christopher Godwin, Brian Parr, Adam Kotz & Benjamin Soames (Naxos AudioBooks)

July 16 – July 22
Fake by Eric Simonson, narrated by Kate Arrington, Coburn Goss, Francis Guinan, Alan Wilder, Larry Yando (L.A. Theatre Works)
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson, narrated by Suzanne Toren, Robin Miles, Peter Ganim, Jay Snyder, Caitlin Kelly, Michael Crouch, Ryan Vincent Anderson, Christopher Ryan Grant, and Robert Blumenfeld (Hachette Audio)

July 23 – July 29
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler, narrated by Kim Staunton (Recorded Books)
Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina, narrated by Marisol Ramirez (Candlewick on Brilliance Audio)

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