SYNC Titles Summer 2012
The free audiobooks for the week of June 21 – June 27, 2012:
Two sisters discover what’s truly worth living for in the new novel by the author of MARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD.
TWO SISTERS: Kate is bound for Stanford and an M.D. — if her family will let her go. Mary wants only to stay home and paint. When their loving but repressive father dies, they must figure out how to support themselves and their mother, who is in a permanent vegetative state, and how to get along in all their uneasy sisterhood.
THREE YOUNG MEN: Then three men sway their lives: Kate’s boyfriend Simon offers to marry her, providing much-needed stability. Mary is drawn to Marcos, though she fears his violent past. And Andy tempts Kate with more than romance, recognizing her ambition because it matches his own.
ONE AGONIZING CHOICE: Kate and Mary each find new possibilities and darknesses in their sudden freedom. But it’s Mama’s life that might divide them for good — the question of *if* she lives, and what’s worth living for.
See, Random House Audio and Listening Library got it right! They have clips of audiobooks that you can listen to on their site. Not only that, you can share and embed the clips! Nice!I wish other publishers did the same. Carrington MacDuffie (reader) has narrated a ton of books! Seriously, there are nine pages worth of books in her bio. Sadly, I haven’t listened to any of them – but did read some of them! As for the author, Fransicso X. Stork, I have listened to Marcelo in the Real World. That one was read by Licoln Hoppe and I LOVE his voice. I didn’t at first, but when I was thinking about it days later, I knew I was hooked.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen, Read by Wanda McCaddon, Published by Tantor Media
Jane Austen’s first published novel, Sense and Sensibility is a wonderfully entertaining tale of flirtation and folly that revolves around two starkly different sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. While Elinor is thoughtful, considerate, and calm, her younger sister is emotional and wildly romantic. Both are looking for a husband, but neither Elinor’s reason nor Marianne’s passion can lead them to perfect happiness—as Marianne falls for an unscrupulous rascal and Elinor becomes attached to a man who’s already engaged.
Startling secrets, unexpected twists, and heartless betrayals interrupt the marriage games that follow. Filled with satiric wit and subtle characterizations, Sense and Sensibility teaches that true love requires a balance of reason and emotion.
“McCaddon’s characterizations are as lively as they are exact…her reading beautifully captures Austen’s vivid creations.” —AudioFile Earphones Award Winner
Tantor does have an audio clip available on their site, so you can check it out there (it’s good!). I was unable to embed it without downloading more plugins, so sorry about not having it available here. Actually, I did get one way to work but it kept automatically starting and I *hate* when that happens! I tried a few other sites but couldn’t figure out how to embed them, and after a while it became quite frustrating. So I give up.
Enjoy the books this week! I’ll be back next week with week 3′s list!