SYNC Summer Listening 2015 Week 1


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 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 »

Audio Book Review/ Oh, the Places You will go!

Audio Book Review/ Oh, the Places You will go!Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
Format: Audiobook
Published by RH Childrens Books on September 24th 2013
Pages: 29
Buy on Amazon
Genres: Business, Careers, Occupations, New Experience, Social Issues, Young Adult

A perennial favorite, Dr. Seuss's wonderfully wise graduation speech is the perfect send-off for children starting out in the world, be they nursery school, high school, or college grads! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life's ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within. In a starred review, Booklist notes:

Oh, The Places You Will Go! is celebrating 25 years and I thought I would share my audio book review with you.

The audio book is read by John Lithgow who you might recall from the tv series 3rd Rock from the Sun a show which I loved watching in the 90s. He was the perfect choice for this book in my opinion. I loved listening to him read this great classic storybook.

I bought the book when Michael graduated kindergarten because he loved Dr Seuss books and to this day I noticed when he feels as though things are tough he takes this book of his shelf and reads it. The book is a great book for kids and actually anyone to read because of the message behind the book. No matter what you do or the obstacles you will encounter there is unlimited potential out there.

John Lithgow did a perfect job reading the story and he was so engaging with the various voices and the music in the background made it an enjoyable read.  I could listen to this over and over again.