Behind the Mic on Free Summer Audiobooks for Teens
Michele Cobb and Jo Reed Talk About the New SYNC Season
Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured listens.
SYNC: Audiobooks for Teens has started its 2020 season! AudioFile’s Michele Cobb and host Jo Reed share the excitement about AudioFile’s 11th season partnering with publishers and OverDrive to bring free audiobooks to teens across the globe. This year SYNC includes 26 titles available over 13 weeks using Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive. Two new titles are free to download each week. Visit www.audiobooksync.com for the full season of titles. Michele shares audiobook samples from two titles in particular. Sisters MatsumotoO by Philip Kan Gotanda is brought to life by a cast live on stage. Published by L.A. Theatre Works. Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred is skillfully narrated by Kim Staunton, and her story, originally published in 1979, still resonates today.
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Support for Behind the Mic comes from Blackstone Publishing, publisher of the audiobook of Richard Adams’ classic tale Watership Down. This May Blackstone is celebrating the centenary of the author’s birth. This is a great moment to reflect on the novel and experience it all over again, as well as introduce it to a new generation of listeners. Read by the actor Peter Capaldi, Watership Down is an exciting adventure story and an engaging allegory about freedom, ethics, and human nature. A stirring epic of courage and survival against the odds, the beloved classic continues to be discovered by readers of all ages. Watership Down from Blackstone Publishing is available wherever you get your audiobooks, including Downpour.com.