[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 Audiobooks] 2 free titles from AudioSYNC Summer of Reading [Young Adult, Fairy Tale, Fantasy]

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, which have a theme of fairy tale retellings based on the classic “Beauty and the Beast”, available until 7am Eastern Time on June 8th, are as follows:

  • Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay, a role-reversal fantasy retelling where a mutant beast from the desert becomes the captive in the city of a princess who was raised to be a human sacrifice, who begins to care for him; from Tantor Media, read by Julia Whelan
  • Beast by Donna Jo Napoli, an historical fantasy retelling starring a Persian prince who is cursed to change to a lion, eventually making his way to Europe and a French beauty named Belle; from Recorded Books, read by Robert Ramirez

Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on June 8th, 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 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 titles from AudioSYNC Summer of Reading [Young Adult, Science Fiction, LGBT Drama Play]

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 1st, are as follows:

  • Freakling by Lana Krumwiede, a dystopian science fiction thriller set in a walled city where nearly everyone has a telekinetic power except for the protagonist, who must hide his lack of “psi” and pretend to be just like the rest, lest he be banished; from Brilliance Audio, read by Nick Podehl
  • Boy by Anna Ziegler, her LGBT drama play about a boy seriously injured during an accident whose family is convinced by a doctor to raise as a girl instead, and the ensuing explorations of gender identity and sexuality as the child grows up into an adult; from L. A. Theatre Works, performed by a full cast in front of a live audience

Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on June 1st, 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 titles from AudioSYNC Summer of Reading [Young Adult Horror Novel, Crime & Social Issues Non-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 May 25th, are as follows:

  • Shadow House: The Gathering by Dan Potocki, the 1st novel in a tween/young adult horror adventure trilogy trapped in an eerie haunted house, trying to find a way out; from Scholastic Audiobooks, read by Dan Bittner
  • In Our Backyard: Human Trafficking in America and What We Can Do To Stop It by Nita Belles, a non-fiction book and advice guide which provides background information and true stories about human trafficking, as well as tips on how to recognize it when it occurs around you and fight back by taking action in various ways; from Oasis Audio, read by Nicol Zanzarella

Offered as DRM-free MP3s through 7am Eastern Time on May 25th, 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 [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] 6 audiobooks from Libro.fm for Bookstore Day 2017 [Historical Fiction, Humour, Young Adult, Non-Fiction]

As a special treat to promote Bookstore Day 2017, audiobook retailer Libro.fm is offering 6 free audiobooks, as incentive for visiting your local independent bookstore (which may also offer cards to redeem additional titles).

The titles available as part of the online offer are from a variety of genres and age levels, and can be downloaded via the Libro.fm app available for iTunes and Android devices, or as DRM-free MP3s on your computer.

  • **A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again ** by the late literary fiction author David Foster Wallace, a humorous non-fiction essay about a Carribean cruise experience, exclusive to this Bookstore Day 2017 offer
  • Hachette Audio Story Sampler, another Bookstore Day 2017 exclusive, containing selected short works read by comedian David Sedaris, the late musician Pete Seeger, and the late actor Alan Rickman
  • Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina, a self-improvement guide
  • The Women in the Castle by Jennifer Shattuck, an historical drama about three widows in Germany at the end of World War II
  • Shadow House #1: The Gathering by Dan Poblocki, horror adventure novel for tweens, involving a haunted house
  • Tomb Quest #1: Book of the Dead by Michael Northrup, pulp adventure novel for tweens, involving Egyptian mythology
  • Penguin Random House Audio Story Sampler, another Bookstore Day 2017 exclusive, but this one just consists of introductory chapters from their bestsellers

Offered in many regions worldwide, until midnight PST on April 29th, directly from Libro.fm (requires account signup but no payment info)

[Free Audiobook] The Maze Runner Files by James Dashner [YA Science Fiction]

The Maze Runner Files by James Dashner is a supplementary tie-in to his popular Maze Runner series of young adult science fiction novels, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Penguin Random House Audio.

This is narrated by actor and filmmaker Mark Deakins, who has appeared in various installments of the Star Trek and Buffy: The Vampire Slayer franchises. The series is set in a dystopian future where after a devestating astronomical disaster, the authorities engineer a virus under the belief that the Earth can no longer sustain its population, but the virus mutates and has odd effects on the remaining human survivors.

This supplement, which is about 90 minutes in length, gives behind-the-scenes “Classified Records and Concealed Information” about various story elements behind the novels, which have been adapted into a film series.

Offered worldwide through 11:59 AM Eastern Time on April 28th, available from the publisher via their SnapApp promotional site as their monthly free audiobook selection.

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[Free Audiobooks] 5 books from Audible for World Book Day [Science Fiction, Literary, Spy Thriller, Children’s Classics]

As a special treat to promote the 20th anniversary of UNESCO’s international World Book Day, Audible, an audiobook company acquired by Amazon, is making 5 audiobook titles free for a limited time.

These include classics of children’s literature and spy & science fiction, as well as a popular modern novel which has been adapted to film. The free books are as follows:

  1. Peter Pan, the classic children’s fantasy by J. M. Barrie
  2. Watership Down, the classic children’s fantasy about a society of intelligent rabbits, by Richard Adams
  3. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, the classic science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein
  4. Casino Royale, the 1st novel in the iconic James Bond espionage action thriller franchise by Ian Fleming
  5. The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick, a bestselling contemporary literary fiction novel and basis of the eponymous film

Offered in at least Canada & the US throughout April 23rd, available via Audible’s special World Book Day promo page here (probably requires a linked Amazon account before you can checkout after using all the Add to Cart buttons).