[Free Audiobooks] 2 free titles from AudioSYNC Summer of Reading [Young Adult, History Essays, Historical Fiction]

AudioFile’s SYNC Summer of Listening 2017 promotion for young adults continues, which offers 2 free audiobooks per week—1 classic or non-fiction, 1 modern—as free MP3 downloads, usually available worldwide (some titles are subject to geo-restrictions, and you can see the planned release schedule here).

This week’s two selected titles, available until 7am Eastern Time on June 22nd, are as follows:

  • The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez, is her young adult historical literary fiction coming of age novel, set during the 1960s and based on a real-life child evacuation program known as Operation Pedro Pan, starring a Cuban girl and her brother sent alone to the U.S. to flee Castro’s revolution, and their experiences adjusting to a new life; from Ideal Audiobooks, read by Kyla Garcia
  • The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois, is his classic seminal compilation of literary essays about the history and experience of African-American life in the generations shortly after the abolition of slavery; from Dreamscape Media, read by Rodney Gardiner

Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on June 22nd, available in selected countries worldwide (requires installing Overdrive Media console software on your PC, Mac, Android, or iDevice, and you need to finish downloading before the time limit).

[Free eBook] Homer’s Iliad: The Shield of Memory by Kenneth Atchity [Classical Greek Literature Studies]

Homer’s Iliad: The Shield of Memory by Kenneth Atchity, a former professor of comparative literature and classics who later became a film producer, is his vintage classical literature studies text, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Story Merchant Books.

This was originally published in 1978 by Southern Illinois University Press as part of their Literary Structures series and credited as by Kenneth John Atchity and contains a foreword by series editor the late John Gardner, who was a notable novelist and literary critic in his own right.

The book thoroughly examines and interprets the titular classic ancient Greek epic from what was hailed as a fresh perspective at the time, and as Atchity’s Ph.D. dissertation, was awarded Yale University’s John Addison Porter Prize.

Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.

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[Free Audiobook] Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [Children’s Classic Novel]

Anne of Green Gables by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery is the 1st novel in her beloved children’s classic series of novels starring a plucky orphan on Prince Edward Island, free for a limited time courtesy of Tantor Audio.

This was their featured Free Book of the Month selection for May, narrated by Shelly Fraser, and if you are interested, you can still get it here @ their webstore for the next few hours.

Offered until the end of May, as DRM-free MP3s available worldwide (accompanied by a PDF ebook of the public domain novel to read along with), directly from the publisher’s webstore (requires account signup with billing address but no payment info).

[Free Audiobooks] 2 free novels from AudioSYNC Summer of Reading [Science Fiction, Comedy, Young Adult]

AudioFile’s SYNC Summer of Listening 2017 promotion for young adults continues, which offers 2 free audiobooks per week—1 classic, 1 modern—as free MP3 downloads, usually available worldwide (some titles are subject to geo-restrictions, and you can see the planned release schedule here).

This week’s two selected titles, available until 7am Eastern Time on May 11th, are as follows:

  • Feed by M. T. Anderson, a dystopian YA drama novel set in a future where humans have computer chips implanted in their brains to provide the titular “feed” which monitors and regulates their thoughts and emotions, and a group of teens who, after experiencing a mishap when a hacker makes their feeds malfunction, begin to fight against the very notion of their control, from Listening Library, read by David Aaron Baker with a full cast
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by the late Douglas Adams, his classic science fiction comedy novel about the galaxy-spanning adventures of the hapless Arthur Dent, who discovers that a friend of his is secretly an alien, and is plucked off the planet just before the Earth is demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass, from Random House Audio, read by British comedian Stephen Fry

Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on May 11th, available in selected countries worldwide (requires installing Overdrive Media console software on your PC, Mac, Android, or iDevice, and you need to finish downloading before the time limit).

[Free Audiobooks] 2 free novels from AudioSYNC Summer of Reading [Classics, Young Adult, Psychological Thriller]

AudioFile’s SYNC Summer of Listening 2017 literacy promotion for young adults has started, which offers 2 free audiobooks per week—1 classic, 1 modern—as free MP3 downloads, usually available worldwide (some titles are subject to geo-restrictions, and you can see the planned release schedule here).

This week’s two selected titles, available until 7am Eastern Time on May 4th, are as follows:

  • The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich, a YA psychological thriller novels involving the discovery of a diary revealing hidden secrets behind a tragic high school fire which took the lives of several students, from Hachette Audio
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, his classic novel of a mysteriously youthful man who has paid a dark price for his seeming agelessness, from Naxos Audiobooks

Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on May 4th, available in selected countries worldwide (requires installing Overdrive Media console software on your PC, Mac, Android, or iDevice, and you need to finish downloading before the time limit).