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Free audiobooks 4/24/19 through 8/1/19 from SYNC

 

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  • Go to the Sync website to find out how to download books onto the Overdrive app on your phone or tablet.
  • Listen to Soundcloud samples of all the audiobooks.

 

SUMMER 2019 SYNC TITLE PAIRINGS

Week 1: April 25 – May 2
SWING by Kwame Alexander, with Mary Rand Hess, narrated by Kwame Alexander (Blink)
BLINK & CAUTION by Tim Wynne-Jones, narrated by MacLeod Andrews (Candlewick on Brilliance Audio)

Week 2: May 2 – May 9
OTHELLO by William Shakespeare, narrated by Ewan McGregor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kelly Reilly, Tom Hiddleston, and a full cast (Naxos AudioBooks)
YOU by Charles Benoit, narrated by David Baker (Full Cast Audio)

Week 3: May 9 – May 16
THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO by F.C. Yee, narrated by Nancy Wu (Recorded Books)
SHADOW OF THE FOX by Julie Kagawa, narrated by Joy Osmanski, Brian Nishii, Emily Woo Zeller (HarperAudio)

Week 4: May 16 – May 23
SPILL by Leigh Fondakowski, performed by Elisa Bocanegra, Nicholas Hormann, James Morrison, Darren Richardson, and a full cast (L.A. Theatre Works)
MEET THE SKY by McCall Hoyle, narrated by Morgan Fairbanks (Blink)

Week 5: May 23 – May 30
A NIGHT DIVIDED by Jennifer A. Nielsen, narrated by Kate Simses (Scholastic Audiobooks)
TEAR DOWN THIS WALL: A CITY, A PRESIDENT, AND THE SPEECH THAT ENDED THE COLD WAR by Romesh Ratnesar, narrated by Wes Bleed (Oasis Audio)

Week 6: May 30 – June 6
THE FIRST TIME SHE DROWNED by Kerry Kletter, narrated by Jorjeana Marie (Penguin Random House Audio/Listening Library)
WILD BIRD by Wendelin Van Draanen, narrated by Alex McKenna (Penguin Random House Audio/Listening Library)

Week 7: June 6 – June 13
A GIRL LIKE THAT by Tanaz Bhathena, narrated by Firdous Bamji, Neil Shah, Soneela Nankani, Lameece Issaq (Recorded Books)
AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE by Henrik Ibsen, Adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, performed by Richard Kind, Rosalind Ayres, Gregory Harrison, Josh Stamberg, and a full cast (L.A. Theatre Works)

Week 8: June 13 – June 20
THE GOLDEN DAY by Ursula Dubosarsky, narrated by Kate Rudd (Candlewick on Brilliance Audio)
GULP by Mary Roach, narrated by Emily Woo Zeller (Tantor Audio)

Week 9: June 20 – June 27
ASTRAY by Emma Donoghue, narrated by Khristine Hvam, James Langton, Robert Petkoff, Suzanne Toren, Dion Graham (Hachette Audio)
OLIVIA TWIST by Lorie Langdon, narrated by Pearl Hewitt (Black Hills Audiobooks)

Week 10: June 27 – July 4
YAQUI DELGADO WANTS TO KICK YOUR ASS by Meg Medina, narrated by Roxanne Hernandez (Candlewick on Brilliance Audio)
HERETICS ANONYMOUS by Katie Henry, narrated by Michael Crouch (HarperAudio)

Week 11: July 4 – July 11
THE NAME OF THE STAR by Maureen Johnson, narrated by Nicola Barber (Brilliance Audio)
THE CANTERVILLE GHOST by Oscar Wilde, narrated by Rupert Degas (Naxos AudioBooks)

Week 12: July 11 – July 18
BECOMING KAREEM by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, narrated by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Hachette Audio)
VINCENT AND THEO by Deborah Heiligman, narrated by Philip Fox (Dreamscape Media)

Week 13: July 18 – July 25
THE GO-BETWEEN by Veronica Chambers, narrated by Karla Souza (Penguin Random House Audio/Listening Library)
KIDS OF APPETITE by David Arnold, narrated by Phoebe Strole, Michael Crouch and Ryan Vincent Anderson (Penguin Random House Audio/Listening Library)

Week 14: July 25 – August 1
AKATA WITCH by Nnedi Okorafor, narrated by Yetide Badaki (Tantor Audio)
ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS by Maggie Stiefvater, narrated by Thom Rivera (Scholastic Audiobooks)

What your librarian is reading now

What your librarian is reading

My Sister Rosa
it was amazing
A spooky psychological thriller, like a YA "We've Got to talk about Kevin." Teenaged Che is trying to figure out how to contain his psychopathic little sister Rosa before something worse than a guinea pig murder happens. His parents aren...
tagged: mystery, thriller, family, and mental-health
Genuine Fraud
it was amazing
A fantastic mystery thriller about a violent young woman who assumes her rich friend's identity. Set in glammy locales and filled with spoiled rich kids, the narrative goes backwards, with a satisfying Lockhartian twist at the end. So mu...
tagged: mystery and thriller
Scythe
it was amazing
Wow! Schusterman has spectacularly revived the overdone and boring "Hunger Games" type of novel. Rowan and Cintra are apprentice Scythes, training to be a "gleaner" of people in a world where there is no more death, sickness, poverty and...
tagged: dystopia, science-fiction, and coming-of-age
George
it was amazing
A beautiful, gentle little book about a child named George, born a boy and feels like a girl. This is about the moment in George's life where she has to communicate her truth to those closest to her. It's written for grades 3-6. I recom...
tagged: lgbtq
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
really liked it
An upbeat mystery/romance featuring Simon, gay and not yet out, and his mysterious pen pal, Blue. Who is Blue? And will Simon's family ever stop making a big deal out of his life? A wholesome, healthy look at love, friendship and family.
tagged: lgbtq, romance, family, feel-good, and guys
The Buried Giant
really liked it
A meditative, slow moving, mysterious post-Arthurian adventure, kind of like The Hobbit for senior citizens. A bunch of folks set out to slay a dragon and visit long lost son. The problem is everyone keeps forgetting what they are doing....
tagged: england, fantasy, and war
Diary of a Tokyo Teen: A Japanese-American Girl Draws Her Way Across the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-Tech Toilets and Maid Cafes
really liked it
A fun quick read about a Japanese-American girl's trip to Japan alone, later joined by her family. It's notable because it's a memoir written and illustrated by a teenager. It's funny and honest.
tagged: global-perspectives, graphic-novels, family, and first-person
Barkskins
it was amazing
A Dickensian saga of the conquest of North America through the story of one European and one Micmac family, and the trees that define their lives through logging and planting. It sounds REALLY BORING but it's not--I learned so much (but ...
tagged: historical-fiction and eco-fiction
The Zone of Interest
it was amazing
I love Martin Amis but it took me a while to get to this one. A shocking, at times funny in a very dry way, shocking shocking shocking and brave novel set in a Nazi concentration camp in Poland. Most of the characters are Nazis and we se...
tagged: historical-fiction, horror, and war
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
A beautiful book filled with storms, dreams, secrets and family set during two consecutive summers in El Paso TX in the late 80s. Aristotle is a loner who meets Dante at the pool. The two fifteen year olds, who are Mexican-American, bond...
tagged: romance, coming-of-age, lgbtq, and guys
 
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