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SYNC Returns in 2022 Bigger and Better than Ever

Mystery, history, humor, sports, romance! Full-cast performances of graphic novels! Nonfiction and fictionalized explorations of current events! Stage dramas, works in translation, classics, and more! We are delighted to share the long list of free audiobooks for teens you and yours will be able to download to keep during the 13th SYNC season. Thank yous are in order to the 17 audiobook publishers who have contributed titles this year. In the coming weeks, we will remind you of the practical details participants need to know about this annual event, including the fact that these are world access titles for individuals to download and keep. This week, we reveal the full 2022 SYNC list for the first time:

From Brilliance, SYNC participants will have access to BACCHANAL and PERFECT NINE, and from Candlewick Press on Brilliance, to THE SNOW FELL THREE GRAVES DEEP.

Dreamscape Audio is providing BLACK PANTHER: Tales of Wakanda and YESTERDAY IS HISTORY.

ECW Press is participating for the first time, giving access to THIS BOOK BETRAYS MY BROTHER and WHEN MORNING COMES.

GraphicAudio is back for the second year, with CEMETERY GIRL: Book One: The Pretenders and TANGENT KNIGHTS: Caprice of Fate.

Hachette Audio will give listeners access to FENCE: STRIKING DISTANCE and SOMEONE LIKE ME.

From HarperAudio, look forward to TRULY DEVIOUS and SISTERS OF THE SNAKE.

L.A. Theatre Works will share two plays: NO-NO BOY and PARADISE.

Naxos AudioBooks brings us FOUR SHORT STORIES about Sherlock Holmes, along with TEVYE THE MILKMAN.

From Oasis, we have THE REAL HERGÉ.

Post Hypnotic Press returns with A BRIEF HISTORY OF FASCIST LIES and THE WHITE ROSE.

Penguin Random House’s Listening Library label is providing MISSISSIPPI TRIAL, 1955, SINGLED OUT, THIS IS MY AMERICA, and A TIME OF FEAR.

Recorded Books will give listeners access to NEVER LOOK BACK and 28 DAYS.

Scholastic continues a series that SYNC participants have enjoyed in previous seasons, with HONESTLY BEN and also THE MEMORY OF LIGHT.

From Tantor Audio, look forward to PARADISE LOST, and CITY BOY.

Thomas Nelson brings participants WE WERE KINGS.

Zonderkidz offers AS FAST AS HER: Dream Big, Break Barriers, Achieve Success.

Thank you to each of these 17 publishers for these 32 audiobooks participants will be able to download across this year’s 16-week-long SYNC season and keep for 99 years!

If you’re anxious to see the access details for the program (which actually opens April 28), you can visit the SYNC website anytime; more information will be added to it in the coming weeks. Here on the AudioFile site, pre-season articles will offer tips to smooth your access and, for those who work with groups or classes, audiobook-centered programming suggestions based on past participants’ designs. We’ll provide reminders of where you can find more extensive information about this free program for teens with whom you work (or for yourself), and why we believe in the importance of audiobooks to teens, both for those with print disabilities or uncomfortable with reading print for enjoyment, and also for efficient bookworms. Listening is reading.

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