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Summer Reading - Free Digital Audiobooks

DoDDS-Pacific - Education Division
DoDEA Pacific HQ - Okinawa, Japan | March 18, 2014


SYNC is back.So make sure your favorite kiddos have their ear-buds ready for reading this summer.

Beginning on May 15, the SYNC program, associated withthe Audiobook Community, will offer teens weekly selections of free digital audiobooks pairings.Each audiobook pair consists of a current Yound Adult title and a thematically connected classic or frequently studied title.

Titles are delivered as MP3s, hosted by OverDrive, and are both Mac and Windows compatible. Each audiobook will be available for download for a period of 7 days.But, once downloaded, books may be listened to anytime. Teens may sign up for email alerts, text messages or Facebook updates on this SYNC page.

A toolkit of resources, including promotional materials will be available for educators, librarians and bloggers.(Currently, the page lists the 2013 programtitles.)

The 2014 summer lineup of titles was just announced and it features these wonderful pairings:

May 15 – May 21 WARP: THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN by Eoin Colfer, Narrated by Maxwell Caulfield (Listening Library) THE TIME MACHINE by H.G. Wells, Narrated by Derek Jacobi (Listening Library)

May 22 – May 28 CRUEL BEAUTY by Rosamund Hodge, Narrated by Elizabeth Knowleden (Harper Audio) OEDIPUS THE KING by Sophocles, Performed by Michael Sheen and a full cast (Naxos AudioBooks)

May 29 – June 4 CONFESSIONS OF A MURDER SUSPECT by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, Narrated by Emma Galvin (Hachette Audio) MURDER ATTHE VICARAGE by Agatha Christie, Narrated by Richard E. Grant (Harper Audio)

June 5 – June 11 ALL OUR YESTERDAYS by Cristin Terrill,Narrated by Meredith Mitchell (Tantor Audio) JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare, Performed by Richard Dreyfuss, JoBeth Williams, Stacy Keach, Kelsey Grammer, and a full cast (L.A. Theatre Works)

June 12 – June 18 CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein, Narrated by Morven Christie and Lucy Gaskell (Bolinda Audio) THE HIDING PLACE by Corrie Ten Boom, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill, Narrated by Bernadette Dunne (christianaudio)

June 19 – June 25 I'D TELL YOU I LOVE YOU, BUT THEN I'DHAVE TO KILL YOU by Ally Carter, Narrated by Renée Raudman (Brilliance Audio) ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by Lucy Montgomery, Narrated by Colleen Winton (PostHypnotic Press)

June 26 – July 2 FORGIVE ME LEONARD PEACOCK by Matthew Quick, Narrated by Noah Galvin (Hachette Audio) OCTOBER MOURNING: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman, Narrated by Emily Beresford, Luke Daniels,Tom Parks, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Christina Traister (Brilliance Audio)

July 3 – July 9 TORN FROM TROY by Patrick Bowman,Narrated by Gerard Doyle (Post Hypnotic Press) PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Narrated by Jim Dale (Brilliance Audio)

July 10 – July 16 CLAUDETTE COLVIN: Twice Toward Justice by Philip Hoose, Narrated by Channie Waites (Brilliance Audio) WHILE THE WORLDWATCHED by Carolyn Maull McKinstry with Denise George, Narrated by Felicia Bullock (Oasis Audio)

July 17 – July 23 THE CASE OF THE CRYPTIC CRINOLINE by Nancy Springer, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren (Recorded Books) THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES II by Arthur Conan Doyle, Narrated by David Timson (NaxosAudioBooks)

July 24 – July 30 HEADSTRONG by Patrick Link, Performed by Deidrie Henry, Ernie Hudson, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine and Scott Wolf (L.A.Theatre Works) THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE by Robert Louis Stevenson, Narrated by Scott Brick (Tantor Audio)

July 31 – August 6 DIVIDED WE FALL by Trent Reedy, Narratedby Andrew Eiden (Scholastic Audio) THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE by Stephen Crane,Narrated by Frank Muller (Recorded Books)

August 7 – August 13 LIVING A LIFE THAT MATTERS by Ben Lesser, Narrated by Jonathan Silverman and Ben Lesser (Remembrance Publishing) THE SHAWL by Cynthia Ozick, Narrated by Yelena Shmulenson (HighBridge Audio)

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