Ep. #20 -- All Things Audiobooks & OverDrive's Audiobook SYNC Program
May 5th marks the start of OverDrive's AudioSYNC program so the OverDrive team is spending this episode talking about all things audiobooks! if you ever visit our Blue Sky Campus and walk around the office you'll see lots of staff members with headphones on -- there's always a good chance that they are listening to an audiobook. It's like being paid to read!
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program designed for teens 13 years of age and over. Each week between May 5th and August 17th, users will be able to download two audiobooks per week and, best part is, after the audiobooks have been downloaded, users get to keep them! Reading in the summer can be challenging with busy schedules and traveling plans, which can lead to a summer slump, but with audiobooks, listeners can maintain their reading habits in a different format. We also feature an interview with Michelle Cobb from AudioFile magazine, OverDrive's partner in the SYNC program.
For more information, visit http://www.audiobooksync.com.
If you have a favorite audiobook, let us know at [email protected]
Featured OverDrive Staff:
Jill, Adam, and Sheila
Recent Listens (2:20-8:21)
The Verdict by Nick Stone
Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow
Books Written and Read by Comedians (8:22-11:18)
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
700 Sundays by Billy Crystal
I Must Say by Martin Short
Brain Droppings by George Carlin
You're Doing It Right by Michael Ian Black
Paddle Your Canoe by Nick Offerman
Gumption by Nick Offerman
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
America Again by Stephen Colbert
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
Almost Interesting by David Spade
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
Foodie Listens (11:19-15:05)
The Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
Audiobooks and AudioSYNC (15:06-23:03)
As You Wish by Cary Elwes
View From the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman
Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman
Interview with AudioFile's Michelle Cobb (23:04-End)
"Buddy" provided royalty free from www.bensound.com
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