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Old 06-14-2012, 09:53 AM   #1
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Free Audiobooks - Sync

Sync are giving away 2 free audiobooks every week June 14th to Aug 22nd these are aimed at the Youth market and are either Classics or YA novels.
http://www.audiobooksync.com/free-sy...ree-downloads/

The first 2 books are
The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch, Read by Dan Bittner (Scholastic Audiobooks)
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Frank Galati [Adapt.], Read by Shirley Knight, Jeffrey Donovan, and a Full Cast (L.A. Theatre Works)

The Grapes of Wrath was not Geo restricted to my Aussie IP address but The Eleventh Plague was however it is possible to get around that using a VPN.

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Old 06-14-2012, 10:33 AM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up, I remember getting some good stuff from them last year.


Too bad The Grapes of Wrath isn't an actual unabridged audiobook (like 21 hours), but a 2 hour dramatization.
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Cool. You need Overdrive Media Console for downloading, same as if you were downloading MP3 audiobooks from your public library.

Here's the schedule for the summer:
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June14 – June 20, 2012
The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch, Read by Dan Bittner (Scholastic Audiobooks)
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Frank Galati [Adapt.], Read by Shirley Knight, Jeffrey Donovan, and a Full Cast (L.A. Theatre Works)

June 21 – June 27, 2012
Irises by Francisco X. Stork, Read by Carrington MacDuffie (Listening Library)
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, Read by Wanda McCaddon (Tantor Media)

June 28 – July 4, 2012
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud, Read by Simon Jones
(Listening Library)
Tales from the Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang, Read by Toby Stephens
(Naxos AudioBooks)

July 5 – July 11, 2012
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, Read by August Ross (AudioGO)
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, Read by Ian Holm (AudioGO)

July 12 – July 18, 2012
Guys Read: Funny Business by Jon Scieszka [Ed.] et al., Read by Michael Boatman, Kate DiCamillo, John Keating, Jon Scieszka, Bronson Pinchot (Harper Audio)
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Stories by Mark Twain, Read by Norman Dietz (Recorded Books)

July 19 – July 25, 2012
Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter, Read by Kirsten Potter (Oasis Audio)
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare, Read by a Full Cast (AudioGO)

July 26 – August 1, 2012
Pinned by Alfred C. Martino, Read by Mark Shanahan (Listen & Live Audio)
TBA (Brilliance Audio)

August 2 – August 8, 2012
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, Read by Khristine Hvam (Hachette Audio)
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Read by Simon Prebble (Blackstone Audio)

August 9 – August 15, 2012
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy, Read by Rupert Degas (Harper Audio)
Dead Men Kill by L. Ron Hubbard, Read by Jennifer Aspen and a Full Cast
(Galaxy Press)

August 16 – August 22, 2012
The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera, Read by Jay Laga’aia (Bolinda Audio)
The Call of the Wild by Jack London, Read by William Roberts (Naxos AudioBooks)

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Thanks for the heads up, I remember getting some good stuff from them last year.

Too bad The Grapes of Wrath isn't an actual unabridged audiobook (like 21 hours), but a 2 hour dramatization.
Darn it I didn't notice it was abridged I hope not many of the others are to.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:43 AM   #5
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Darn it I didn't notice it was abridged I hope not many of the others are to.
Not to worry. The only two audiobooks that are plays and not audiobooks are The Grapes of Wrath and Antony and Cleopatra. Since the latter is always a play the only one that is modified from its original version will be The Grapes of Wrath.

Sync does a good job with their pairings around a theme. There are one YA title and one classic each week, so don't forget to check back each Thursday.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:46 AM   #6
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Thank you! Great stuff. My computer is just moving to the USA for an hour or two.....
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:12 PM   #7
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Thanks, melmac

Free is always great; and I love dramatized audiobooks.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:14 PM   #8
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Too bad The Grapes of Wrath isn't an actual unabridged audiobook (like 21 hours), but a 2 hour dramatization.
Just as well. I don't like Steinbeck
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:21 PM   #9
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Thanks for sharing OP! This is just great! Always need good audiobooks! Free is even better!
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Just as well. I don't like Steinbeck
Ack! Heresy!
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Week 2 and two more free audiobooks. Valid 21~27 Jun 2012:

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Irises -- Two sisters, three young men, one agonizing choice, and discovering what’s truly worth living for.

“Narrator Carrington MacDuffie’s expressive reading is a good match for Kate and Mary . . . ” –AudioFile Magazine
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Sense and Sensibility -- The Dashwood sisters are reduced to meager means when their father passes away–a story of love and heartache.

“Wanda McCaddon delivers a delightful narration . . . ” –AudioFile Magazine, Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

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Week 2 and two more free audiobooks. Valid 21~27 Jun 2012:
Thanks tubemonkey I'm on a short holiday at the moment so I have limited forum/Internet access luckily I'm back home before week 2 expires
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Thanks tubemonkey I'm on a short holiday at the moment so I have limited forum/Internet access luckily I'm back home before week 2 expires
Where is your holiday?
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