Free Audiobook Downloads from Sync: 2021 Season

The month of May marks the beginning of the annual summer Sync season, during which AudioFile magazine provides free YA audiobook downloads to listeners. Each week, Sync offers two thematically-paired audiobooks which can be downloaded into the Sora app anytime within that 7 day window and then retained indefinitely. New titles go live every Thursday at midnight.

Register on the Sync website to get started or check out their FAQs. We can’t say enough good things about AudioFile (a Portland-based business!) and this generous program. AND they are featuring a staff favorite this week: They Went Left by Monica Hesse. Need we say more?

April 29 – May 5
COME ON IN by Adi Alsaid (Recorded Books)
ILLEGAL by Francisco X. Stork (Scholastic Audio)

May 6 – May 12
TRELL by Dick Lehr (Candlewick on Brilliance Audio)
THEY WENT LEFT by Monica Hesse (Hachette Audio)

May 13 – May 19
MONKEY by Wu Ch’êng-ên, Arthur Waley (Naxos AudioBooks)
DESCENDANT OF THE CRANE by Joan He (Dreamscape Media)

May 20 – May 26
WHAT MAKES US by Rafi Mittlefehldt (Brilliance Audio)
ALIVE by Scott Sigler (GraphicAudio)

May 27 – June 2
THE MAGIC BARREL by Bernard Malamud (L.A. Theatre Works)
OF BEETLES AND ANGELS by Mawi Asgedom (Hachette Audio)

June 3 – June 9
SALTY, BITTER, SWEET by Mayra Cuevas (Blink)
ROOK by Sharon Cameron (Scholastic Audio)

June 10 – June 16
EXTINCTION by Hannie Rayson (L.A. Theatre Works)
CRESCENDO by Allen Cheney (Thomas Nelson)

June 17 – June 23
THIS IS WHAT I KNOW ABOUT ART by Kimberly Drew (Listening Library)
POEMSIA by Lang Leav (Listening Library)

June 24 – June 30
SASHA MASHA by Agnes Borinsky (Tantor Audio)
STAY GOLD by Tobly McSmith (HarperAudio)

July 1 – July 7
DUST by Kara Swanson (Oasis Audio)
THE RAVEN’S TALE by Cat Winters (Recorded Books)

July 8 – July 14
THE HENNA WARS by Adiba Jaigirdar (Listening Library)
SAINTS AND MISFITS by S.K. Ali (Listening Library)

July 15 – July 21
THE RUINOUS SWEEP by Tim Wynne-Jones (Candlewick on Brilliance Audio)
THE BODY SNATCHER AND OTHER STORIES by Robert Louis Stevenson (Naxos AudioBooks)

July 22 – July 28
SPELLSINGER 1 by Alan Dean Foster (GraphicAudio)
NOT YOUR SIDEKICK by C.B. Lee (Tantor AudioBooks)

July 29 – August 4
STORM AND FURY by Jennifer L. Armentrout (HarperAudio)
KEEP THIS TO YOURSELF by Tom Ryan (Dreamscape Media)

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