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SYNC YA Literature into your Earphones!

SYNC YA Literature into your Earphones!

SYNC YA Literature into your Earphones!

Get 2 Free Audiobook Downloads Each Week

Summer listening

The UCR Libraries is promoting the opportunity for readers of Young Adult Literature to listen to bestselling titles and classics this summer.   Each week from June 14 - August 22, 2012, SYNC, a representative of audio publishers and Audiofile Magazine, will offer two free audiobook downloads.

The audiobook pairings will include a popular YA title and a classic that connects with the YA title's theme.  For example, Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone, the first book in a new series about a girl who opens a door to two otherworldly cities at war, will be paired with Charles Dicken's A Tale of Two Cities.

To find out when/how you can download titles to listen to on the run this summer, visit www.AudiobookSync.com or text syncya to 25827. Questions? Ask Christina Cicchetti, Education Librarian (christina.cicchetti@ucr.edu).

SYNC Titles: Summer 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)


  • Irises by Francisco X. Stork, Read by Carrington MacDuffie (Listening Library)
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, Read by Wanda McCaddon (Tantor Media)


  • 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)


  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, Read by August Ross (AudioGO)
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, Read by Ian Holm (AudioGO)


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • Pinned by Alfred C. Martino, Read by Mark Shanahan (Listen & Live Audio)
  • Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson (Brilliance Audio)


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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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