SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for TEENS. Returning April 28, 2022, SYNC will give away two complete audiobooks  a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.

*NOTE: Terms of use, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are listed below the SUMMER 2022 SYNC TITLE PAIRINGS.


Summer 2022 SYNC poster with dates

Week 1, April 28 – May 4, 2021: Pulse Pounders
Week 2, May 5 – May 11, 2022: African Stories, African Voices
  • THE PERFECT NINE: THE EPIC OF GIKUYU AND MUMBI by Ngugi wa Thiong’o | Read by Benjamin A. Onyango – Brilliance Audio [Fiction]
  • THIS BOOK BETRAYS MY BROTHER by Kasigo Lesogo Molope | Read by Jacqui Du Toit – ECW Press [Young Adult]
Week 3, May 12 – May 18, 2022: Classic Roots
  • NEVER LOOK BACK by Lilliam Rivera | Read by Almarie Guerra, Samuel Maria Gomez – Recorded Books [Young Adult]
  • WHEN MORNING COMES by Arushi Raina | Read by JAmie Bloch, John Fleming, Patience Mpumiwana, Tony Ofori – ECW Press [Young Adult]
Week 4, May 19 – May 25, 2022: Political Reckoning
  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF FASCIST LIES by Federico Finchelstein | Read by Edoardo Ballerini – Post Hypnotic Press [History]
  • NO-NO BOY by Ken Narasaki | Read by Kurt Kanazawa, Emily Kuroda, John Miyasaki, Ken Narasaki, Sharon Omi, Joy Osmanski, Sab Shimono, Greg Watanabe, Paul Yen – L.A. Theatre Works [Poetry & Drama]
Week 5, May 26 – June 1, 2022: Life Stories
Week 6, June 2 – June 8, 2022: American Experiences
Week 7, June 9 – June 15, 2022: Theater Tickets
  • PARADISE by Laura Maria Censabella | Read by Medalion Rahimi, Jeff Marlow – L.A. Theatre Works [Poetry & Drama]
  • TANGENT KNIGHTS 1: CAPRICE OF FATE by Christopher L. Bennett | Read by Richard Rohan, Elaine Yuko Qualter, Blanca Bryan, and a Full Cast – GraphicAudio [Science Fiction]
Week 8, June 16 – June 22, 2022: Southern Suspense
Week 9, June 23 – June 29, 2022: Take Pride
Week 10, June 30 – July 6, 2022: Justice for All
Week 11, July 7 – July 14, 2022: Crime and Crime Again
  • TRULY DEVIOUS by Maureen Johnson | Read by Kate Rudd – Harper Audio [Young Adult]
  • WE WERE KINGS by Court Stevens | Read by McKenzie Fetters – Thomas Nelson [Young Adult]
Week 12, July 15 – July 21, 2022: Epic Stories
Week 13, July 21 – July 27, 2022: Outsiders
  • SISTERS OF THE SNAKE by Sasha Nanua, Sarena Nanua | Read by Soneela Nankani – Harper Audio [Young Adult]
  • YESTERDAY IS HISTORY by Kosoko Jackson | Ready by Ron Butler – Dreamscape [Young Adult]
Week 14, July 28 – August 3, 2022: Resistance
Week 15, August 4 – 10, 2022: Believe, Become
Week 16, August 11 – 17, 2022: People We Meet on the Way
  • THE MEMORY OF LIGHT by Francisco X. Stork | Read by Frankie Corzo – Scholastic Audiobooks [Young Adult]
  • TEVYE THE MILKMAN by Sholem Aleichem | Read by Neville Jason – Naxos AudioBooks [Classics]


  • SYNC audiobooks are intended for personal use only and may not be copied and distributed under any circumstances.
  • Titles in the SYNC program appeal to a wide range of interests, maturity, and ability levels. Please preview the materials to decide if the titles match your personal needs.

 IMPORTANT: SYNC is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and titles are delivered through Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive. In advance of accessing the program, download the app from Apple or Google, to the device you anticipate listening on and be ready to go!

What Is SYNC?

  • SYNC is an audiobook literacy
    program for teens 13+.
  • SYNC introduces the audiobook
    experience to the teen audience
  • Two FREE audiobook downloads are
    available each week
  • SYNC engages summer reading
    programs in libraries and schools
  • SYNC introduces a variety of audiobook experiences to teens to demonstrate that reading can be completed by listening.
  • Program runs from April 28 – August 18, 2021

2 FREE downloads each week!

How Does It Work?

  • REGISTER for SYNC and follow the instructions:
  • Sign into your Sora app BSD library, then add “AudioSync” to your public library list from the upper right menu.
  • Select available audiobooks
  • Sign up for alerts for the next titles
  • Titles are accessible in  Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive, and are Mac and Windows compatible.
  • Most listening devices are supported.
  • NOTE: Each SYNC audiobook will be available to borrow into your SYNC library  for a period of 7 days (only).
  • Titles, once loaded into the app, are yours indefinitely.
  • Questions? Check out SYNC Frequently Asked Questions:
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