Some of you may know that I am an audiophile. If you know what an audiophile is. It means that I love to listen–to audiobooks. This can be an expensive habit, but this summer, beginning July 1 and continuing through September 1, Sync, aka AudioFileMagazine, is making two young adult audiobooks available for free each week! All you do is go to AudioBookCommunity and join the Sync group. You just have to give them your email address and be 13 or older (so be 13 or older!). Don’t worry; it’s free.
One book each week is a contemporary teen favorite, and the other is a classic with a similar theme. For example, the first week they are offering The Angel Experiment by James Patterson, and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. In case you have been living on another planet, The Angel Experiment is the first volume of the Maximum Ride series, and it just so happens to have been our most requested title during the last weeks of school. So get a jump on next year by downloading it to your iPod before you go on vacation with your family this summer, and listening to it in the car on the way. Then try out Frankenstein as well! Sure beats listening to your annoying sibs! Here’s a review of Sync’s recording of The Angel Experiment from the Sync website:
“James Patterson’s facile writing and Evan Rachel Wood’s expressive, wide-eyed reading make this entrée for the teen audience a remarkable success. A group of bird-kids, genetically altered with avian DNA, and led by Max, have escaped from the experimental “school” and must survive the perils of other mutants as they save the youngest member of their flock. Wood has all the slang and colloquial pacing down pat. Teens will love the chaotic chases and frantic action–Wood in Max’s first-person narrative has the aura of a comic book superhero. The abridgment is smartly done, and Wood keeps listeners’ attention. ” R.F.W. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine
Here’s the complete list of available titles:
Available August 12 – August 18
Beastly by Alex Flinn
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Available August 19 – August 25
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
You can click on the titles that appear to be links (they are!) to see the reviews. And yes, you saw correctly. DRMS favorite The Hunger Games is also included. Can’t wait for volume three, Mockingjay, to be released in August! And The Power of One from the July 8 selections? One of Mrs. Bullen’s alltime favorites! So whattya say? Are you in?