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Old 04-14-2013, 06:05 PM   #1
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SYNC - Free Audiobooks for Summer 2013

SYNC (owned by AudioFile) is now closed and will return in 2014!

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Thank you, Listeners, for another fine summer. Stay tuned for next summer’s title announcements in April 2014!

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We will be in touch next Spring when SYNC gets rolling again! In the meantime, we hope you continue to explore the audiobook experience.

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Old 04-14-2013, 06:06 PM   #2
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SYNC Schedule

SYNC will return on May 30, 2013! Explore the marvelous selections for Summer 2013!

May 30 – June 5, 2013
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, read by Rebecca Gibel (AudioGO)
The Tempest by William Shakespeare, read by a Full Cast (AudioGO)


June 6 – June 12, 2013
The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood, read by Katherine Kellgren (HarperAudio)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, read by Wanda McCaddon (Tantor Audio)


June 13 – June 19, 2013
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, read by Will Patton (Scholastic Audiobooks)
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, read by Robert Ramirez (Recorded Books)


June 20 – June 26, 2013
Once by Morris Gleitzman, read by Morris Gleitzman (Bolinda Audio)
Letter From Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King, Jr., read by Dion Graham (christianaudio)


June 27 – July 3, 2013
Rotters by Daniel Kraus, read by Kirby Heyborne (Listening Library)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, read by Jim Weiss (Listening Library)


July 4 – July 10, 2013
Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford, read by Nick Podehl (Brilliance Audio)
She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith, read by a Full Cast (L.A. Theatre Works)


July 11 – July 17, 2013
The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann, read by Peter Altschuler (HarperAudio)
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, read by Simon Vance (Tantor Audio)


July 18 – July 24, 2013
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers, read by Erin Moon (Recorded Books)
Hamlet by William Shakespeare, read by a Full Cast (L.A. Theatre Works)


July 25 – July 31, 2013
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen, read by Charlie McWade (Scholastic Audiobooks)
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain, read by Steve West (Blackstone Audio)


Aug 1 – Aug 7, 2013
Death Cloud by Andrew Lane, read by Dan Weyman (Macmillan Audio)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by A Conan Doyle, read by Ralph Cosham (Blackstone Audio)


Aug 8 – Aug 14, 2013
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis, read by Katherine Kellgren (Brilliance Audio)
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, read by Miriam Margolyes (Bolinda Audio)


Aug 15 – Aug 21, 2013
Sold by Patricia McCormick, read by Justine Eyre (Tantor Audio)
Let Me Stand Alone by Rachel Corrie, read by Tavia Gilbert (Blackstone Audio)

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Old 04-14-2013, 07:36 PM   #3
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Sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:38 AM   #4
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I've been downloading books from them since 2010. This sounds like a really good list, but I wonder which books will be available worldwide. Last year, quite a few titles on the list (more than the previous years) were geo-restricted.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:30 AM   #5
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:24 PM   #6
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:47 PM   #7
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Are these free to keep or only free to borrow? I notice it uses Overdrive, which currently says my reader is incompatible. :-(
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:50 PM   #8
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Are these free to keep or only free to borrow? I notice it uses Overdrive, which currently says my reader is incompatible. :-(
Free to keep although once the promotion is over, you won't be able to redownload them since they're not tied to any account. I think all of them were DRM free MP3 last year, so you can make backups.
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Are these free to keep or only free to borrow? I notice it uses Overdrive, which currently says my reader is incompatible. :-(
They are free to keep. SYNC uses the Overdrive Media Console to download the mp3 audiobook to your computer. After you download, you can transfer and play the mp3 on any device.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:04 PM   #10
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Oh, thanks. That'll work for me. Still gonna have trouble borrowing library books with this system, though, at least until I can get a new reader or tablet. I hate the thought of having to buy new gear when the old still works quite well for most things.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:55 PM   #11
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:43 PM   #12
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I've been downloading books from them since 2010. This sounds like a really good list, but I wonder which books will be available worldwide. Last year, quite a few titles on the list (more than the previous years) were geo-restricted.
Here's a list of the books with geo-restrictions. Only 5 titles have restrictions. The other 19 are available worldwide.

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Many of you living outside of the United States would like to know if SYNC is available to you. Of course we want you all to participate, but some of the individual titles have international restrictions that originate from the original publisher contracts.

SYNC Titles Open to Everyone (No International Restrictions)
  • The Tempest
  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place
  • Jane Eyre
  • The Raven Boys
  • Once
  • Letter From Birmingham Jail
  • Frankenstein
  • Carter Finally Gets It
  • She Stoops to Conquer
  • The Peculiar
  • Oliver Twist
  • Hamlet
  • The False Prince
  • The Prince and the Pauper
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Enchanted
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • Sold
  • Let Me Stand Alone
SYNC Titles Only Available in the US and Canada
  • Of Poseidon
  • Bless Me, Ultima
  • Grave Mercy
  • Rotters
  • Death Cloud
US Military Personnel, our server blocks non-U.S. and Canadian IP addresses on the five titles above. If your base has an IP address within a different country, we are sadly unable to provide the above titles. Our apologies!
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:11 PM   #13
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Thanks, that sounds really good for us non-US residents.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:17 PM   #14
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Thanks, that sounds really good for us non-US residents.
Glad the offerings are better this year for international readers.

Just 5 weeks to go...
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Thanks, that sounds really good for us non-US residents.
You do know there are ways to make your computer temporarily be in other countries, don't you...?

Just saying.
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