AudioFile’s SYNC Summer of Listening 2019 promotion for young adults 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, which have a theme of making new stories out of old ones, whether retelling fictional classics or basing new works on real life tales, available until 7am Eastern Time on June 27th, are as follows:
- Astray by Emma Donoghue, is a themed historical literary fiction collection featuring tales about emigrants and immigrants between Canada and the US, based on various true stories, and includes an afterword read by the author herself; read by Khristine Hvam, James Langton, Robert Petkoff, Suzanne Toren, & Dion Graham, from Hachette Audio, available worldwide
- Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon, a YA literary fiction remix of Charles Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist, starring the genderbent Olivia as young Victorian debutante with an unexpectedly shady past, who keeps having encounters with another former street orphan in disguise posing as a respectable society matron’s nephew while secretly fleecing them on her behalf; read by Pearl Hewitt, from Black Hills Audiobooks, available worldwide
Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on June 27th, 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).