[Free Audiobooks] 2 free titles from AudioSYNC Summer of Reading [Young Adult, Teen Drama, Comedy]

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 July 13th, are as follows:

  • Remember to Forget by Ashley Royer, her hit Wattpad drama novel about bereavement, starring an Australian teen who moves to Maine for a change of place in an attempt to cope with the sudden tragic death of his girlfriend; from Blink, read by Will Lasley
  • Rebuttal by Jyotsna Hariharan, a dramedy about two teens from different backgrounds with aspirations of winning a debate team competition, both cooperating and competing against each other in turn, as desirable prizes are put up for the stakes; from HarperAudio, read by a full cast

Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on July 13th, 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] The Alarming Clock by Michael Avallone [Comedic Pulp Mystery Thriller]

The Alarming Clock by the late Michael Avallone is the 5th novel in his Ed Noon series of vintage pulp mystery/crime thrillers with comedic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Story Merchant Books.

This was originally published in 1961 by Curtis. The popular, long-running pulp mystery/crime series stars a P.I. in New York City, who often takes on cases with oddball clients, leading to zany adventures.

The case is an espionage-related one (later books in the series take on a spy thriller tone), where a mysterious message leads him on the trail of murderous ex-Nazis and a plot to sabotage a crucial atomic bomb test.

Offered DRM-free worldwide, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] The Fat Death by Michael Avallone [Comedic Pulp Mystery Thriller]

The Fat Death by the late Michael Avallone is the 15th novel in his Ed Noon series of vintage pulp mystery/crime thrillers with comedic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Story Merchant Books.

This was originally published in 1966 by Curtis. The popular, long-running pulp mystery/crime series stars a P.I. in New York City, who often takes on cases with oddball clients, leading to zany adventures.

The case takes place among the New York City fashion world, where an eccentric self-improvement guru has begun a marketing campaign for promoting a dieting scheme, and becomes one of the P.I.’s clients when unexpected fallout from industry espionage leads to mysterious deaths.

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[Free eBook] Assassins Don’t Die In Bed by Michael Avallone [Pulp Mystery/Spy Thriller]

Assassins Don’t Die In Bed by the late Michael Avallone is the 17th novel in his Ed Noon series of vintage pulp mystery/crime thrillers with comedic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Story Merchant Books.

This was originally published in 1968 by Signet. The popular, long-running pulp mystery/crime series stars a P.I. in New York City, who often takes on cases with oddball clients, leading to zany adventures. This spy thriller-ish adventure sees him bodyguarding an American diplomat crossing the Atlantic via a ship with a rather eccentric passenger list, which Noon must secretly protect his client from.

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[Free eBook] Don Dimaio of La Plata by Robert Arellano [Political Satire Literary Novel]

Don Dimaio of La Plata by Robert Arellano, an Edgar Award-nominated author, is is his standalone literary/weird fiction hybrid political satire novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Akashic Books.

This is a standalone story which is part of Akashic’s multi-author Urban Surreal series, and is inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel Don Quixote, apparently based upon Arellano’s real life experience with city politics. The story is a darkly comedic zany romp through the civil bureaucracy of a dysfunctional mayoral stint and the shady underbelly of the city it serves.

Offered DRM-free through midnight December 7th, available worldwide directly from the publisher as part of their holiday advent calendar promotion.

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