On the Move

AudiobookSYNC listeners with a hankering for fantasy with historical twists are in for a treat with this week’s free eAudiobook downloads. The pair offers some steampunk, some alternative history, and a pair of protagonists who are clever and brave. Airborn, by Kenneth Oppel, is an alternative to our history of aircraft development, where hot air …

Dark and Revealing Fantasies

AudiobookSYNC Week 13 offers dark fantasies in which young people are pitted against the odds of survival. The sceneries may be fantastic, but there are real-world matters at their cores. Gone by Michael Grant is the first title in the popular series. The characters are a band of kids who have awakened to a world in which …

Tasting Reality

AudiobookSYNC’s Week 12 includes a nonfiction exploration of flavor and a teen novel in which food also plays a significant role. Mark Schatzker’s The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor is filled with scientific revelations that inform us about the experience of our sense of taste. The Dorito Effect explores the natural …

To Be American

With Independence Day right around the corner, it seems right that AudiobookSYNC’s 10 week consists of two eAudiobooks in which possible meanings of being American lies at the core. My Name is Not Easy, by Debby Dahl Edwardson, is accurate historical fiction, in which we meet three Inupiak (Eskimo) youth sent to a boarding school where …