Friday, August 12, 2011

Sync YA Audio Week #8!

 It's Week #8 of Audiobook Communities YA Audiobook Sync!
I've posted before about Audiobook Community's summer YA audiobook giveaway.

Here are some basic details again:

You can sign up for text messages reminding you to download the new title - which will be very helpful since I would forget about it last year until the last day it was available.

Text syncya to 25827 to receive text alerts about all the featured titles.

So, how it works. Every week they will be offering two free audiobooks - a newer YA paired with a classic.

This Week's Audiobooks: Available to Download August 11 - August 17

By Roland Smith
Read by Ramón de Ocampo, Bronson Pinchot, Hillary Huber, John Morgan, Samantha Quan
Published by Scholastic Audiobooks

Chase Masters and his father are "storm runners," racing across the country in pursuit of hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. Anywhere bad weather strikes, they are not far behind. Chase is learning more on the road than he ever would just sitting in a classroom. But when the hurricane of the century hits, he will be tested in ways he never could have imagined. The first in a middle-grade action-adventure series.

"Ramón de Ocampo steadily narrates horrific events that range from electrocution to gators and escaped tigers. Chase’s voice reflects the calm he imposes on himself, aided by his father’s imagined advice . . . Biting sarcasm between the news anchor and the local weathercaster—performed by Bronson Pinchot and Samantha Quan—adds a sharp humor to the tension."--AudioFile Magazine

By Theodore Taylor
Read by Michael Boatman
Published by Listening Library

The adventures, joys, and heartaches of a privileged and prejudiced Dutch boy stranded on a remote tropical island with a kindly and wise West Indian man, following an enemy attack on a boat leaving Curacao. Dedicated to "Dr. King's Dream," the book was intended to fight racism. Written in 1969, though, the book contains racial stereotypes that can be difficult for modern listeners to hear.

"The lilting calypso intonation Boatman gives to Timothy--and his uniquely outrageous “wisdom”--transports the listener."--AudioFile Magazine

Info From AudioFile Email.
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