SYNC Summer 2016 Listening Week 2

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SYNC is a free summer audiobook (2 titles avilable weekly) program available for young adults and really anyone who enjoys audiobooks. It runs from May 5th and goes until August 17, 2016. (15 weeks)

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Running May 5th – August 17th 2016, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week (30 titles) – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.  In 2014, 26 titles were given away over 13 weeks. In 2015, 28 titles were given away over 14 weeks.

SYNC is dedicated to introducing the listening experience to the teen audience and demonstrates that Required Reading can be completed by listening.

You can go to this link http://download.audiobooksync.com/ to find out more about the audiobooks and download them.

This week’s picks are: (May 12th to 19th) [You should note that you are only able to download them within this time period.] [The day after two new titles will be available as of 7am EST.]

The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury.

A startling, seductive, deliciously dark debut that will shatter your definition of YA fantasy.

Sixteen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, no one speaks to her. No one even looks at her. Because Twylla isn’t a member of the court. She’s the executioner.

As the goddess-embodied, Twylla kills with a single touch. So each week, she’s taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love her. Who could care for a girl with murder in her veins? Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to her touch, avoids her.

But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose playful smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he’s able to look past Twylla’s executioner robes and see the girl, not the goddess. Yet a treasonous romance is the least of Twylla’s problems.

The queen has a plan to destroy her enemies—a plan that requires an unthinkable sacrifice. Will Twylla do what it takes to protect her kingdom? Or will she abandon her duty in favor of a doomed love?

Divine Collision by Jim Gash.

Los Angeles lawyer and law professor, Jim Gash, tells the amazing true story of how, after a series of God-orchestrated events, he finds himself in the heart of Africa defending a courageous Ugandan boy languishing in prison and wrongfully accused of two separate murders.

Ultimately, their unlikely friendship and unrelenting persistence reforms Uganda’s criminal justice system, leaving a lasting impact on hundreds of thousands of lives and unearthing a friendship that supersedes circumstance, culture and the walls we often hide behind.

I am currently listening to The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury and read by Amy Shiels. This has always been a book I have been wanting to read but just never got around to it. So I am excited to dig into this one.

What will you be listening to this week?

SYNC Summer 2016 Listening Week 1

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I just happened to notice the email from SYNC Audio Books announcing the summer listening challenge in my inbox and I thought I would share this with you and remind you to take part.

SYNC is a free summer audiobook (2 titles avilable weekly) program available for young adults and really anyone who enjoys audiobooks. It runs from May 5th and goes until August 17, 2016. (15 weeks)

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Running May 5th – August 17th 2016, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week (30 titles) – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.  In 2014, 26 titles were given away over 13 weeks. In 2015, 28 titles were given away over 14 weeks.

SYNC is dedicated to introducing the listening experience to the teen audience and demonstrates that Required Reading can be completed by listening.

You can go to this link http://download.audiobooksync.com/2016-sync-titles/ to find out more about the audiobooks and download them.

This week’s picks are: (May 5th to 12th) [You should note that you are only able to download them within this time period.] [The day after two new titles will be available as of 7am EST.]

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The Scopes Trial, over the right to teach evolution in public schools, reaffirmed the importance of intellectual freedom as codified in the Bill of Rights. The trial, in a small-town Tennessee courtroom in 1925, set the stage for ongoing debates over the separation of Church and State in a democratic society—debates that continue to this day. Peter Goodchild used transcripts from the trial to create this intense docudrama.

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Seventeen-year-old Vivian Apple never believed in the evangelical Church of America, unlike her recently devout parents. But when Vivian returns home the night after the supposed “Rapture,” all that’s left of her parents are two holes in the roof. Suddenly, she doesn’t know who or what to believe. With her best friend Harp and a mysterious ally, Peter, Vivian embarks on a desperate cross-country road trip through a paranoid and panic-stricken America to find answers. Because at the end of the world, Vivian Apple isn’t looking for a savior. She’s looking for the truth.

Sadly Vivian Apple isn’t available for download for me.

SYNC Summer Listening 2015 Week 1

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I just happened to notice the email from SYNC Audio Books announcing the summer listening challenge in my inbox and I thought I would share this with you and remind you to take part.

SYNC is a free summer audiobook (2 titles avilable weekly) program available for young adults and really anyone who enjoys audiobooks. It runs from May 7th and goes until August 2015. (14 weeks)

SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads — a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title — each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session each summer.

You can go to this link http://download.audiobooksync.com/ to find out more about the audiobooks and download them.

This week’s picks are: (May 7th to 14th) [You should note that you are only able to download them within this time period.]

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES By Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Read by Kevin T. Collins   with Eve Bianco
Published by Hachette Audio

Ethan Wate is haunted by dreams of a girl he’s never met. When Lena Duchannes moves into his small southern town of Gatlin County, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her. And he is determined to uncover the strange connection between them, even if it means uncovering the one secret that could change everything.

“Narrator Kevin Collins is eminently likable as Ethan Wate, a teenager trying to navigate the loss of his mom and emotional distance of his dad, the intriguing new girl at school, and the increasingly mysterious goings-on in his small Southern town.” – AudioFile Magazine

REBECCA By Daphne du Maurier
Read by Anna Massey
Published by Hachette Audio

First published in 1938, this classic gothic novel is such a compelling read that it won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century. “Anna Massey, an experienced British actress, reads smoothly, capturing the innocence and passion of the young narrator.” – AudioFile Magazine Thank you to Hachette Audio for generously providing this week’s titles »