Children’s librarian Nicole is an avid audiobook listener. Today, she’s taking to the blog to pass along a great opportunity to listen to some free audiobooks this summer!
For its sixth year running, AudioFile is making free downloadable audiobooks available for children, teens and adults. The program is geared towards inspiring teens to discover new books and authors, but the books themselves have great crossover appeal for adults (and some children) as well. Starting in May, two free audiobooks are available each week for downloading. The audiobook pairings are “listen-alikes” – a classic and a popular contemporary titled paired by theme.
A detailed list of the free audiobooks (along with listening clips) is available online at http://www.audiobooksync.com/. If you want to make sure you don’t miss any of the titles, you can also choose to receive text prompts when new audiobooks are available by sending the text message “syncya” to 25827.
Whether you’re new to audiobooks, or you’re a long-time fan, this is definitely an annual event that you don’t want to miss out on! And if you’re new to downloading audiobooks, have no fear – staff members at Cheshire Public Library are available for personal one-on-one tutorial sessions to help you along the way. Call Cheshire Library at 203-272-2245 to make an appointment.
Check out the great titles that AudioFile is making available to the masses this season!
X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz & Kekla Magoon (read by Dion Graham)
Here in Harlem by Walter Dean Myers (read by Muhammad Cunningham, et al.)
The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz (read by Jennifer Ikeda)
Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan (read by Eloise Oxer & Paul English)
A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty (read by Fiona Hardingham et al.)
Dracula by Bram Stoker (read by David Horovitch and a full cast)
The Living by Matt de la Pena (read by Henry Leyva)
The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger (read by Richard M. Davidson)
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (read by Sasha Pick)
Anne Frank Remembered by Miep Gies & Alison Leslie Gold (read by Barbara Rosenblat)
Monster by Walter Dean Myers (read by a full cast)
Lord of the Flies by William Golding (read by William Golding)
Echoes of an Angel by Aquanetta Gordon & Chris Macias (read by Robin Miles)
Buddha Boy by Kathe Koja (read by Spencer Murphy and a full cast)
The Explorers Club by Neil Benjamin (read by Carson Elrod et al.)
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (read by Michael Prichard)
Crows & Cards by Joseph Helgerson (read by MacLeod Andrews)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (read by Robin Field)
March by Geraldine Brooks (read by Richard Easton)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (read by Christina Ricci)
Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles by Tanya Lee Stone (read by JD Jackson)
John Ball’s In the Heat of the Night by Matt Pelfrey (adapt.) (read by Ryan Vincent Anderson et al.)
Under a War-Torn Sky by L.M. Elliot (read by Elizabeth Wiley)
The Old Brown Suitcase by Lillian Boraks-Nemetz (read by Sofia Newman)