Audiobook Communtiy (ABC) is a beautiful social networking site for fans of audiobooks (including young adult (YA) readers and listeners), and they are offering two free YA audiobook downloads each week all summer (July 1 – September 1, 2010). Sync: YA Listening is one of the groups on the site that shares info and conversation about YA audio books. This week’s offerings (which ends 8/4) include the blockbuster Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – a remarkably well-paced story of survival and courage set in a frightful, dystopian future (and one of the best YA books I’ve read in years) and The Lottery by Shirley Jackson.
Young adult readers/listeners, including boys, will surely love getting free audiobooks to pass the time and engage their minds during these last weeks of summer. And they can join the audiobook community of listeners to share what they think and talk about the books with other listeners. I love that they include a FAQ sheet of Teen Safety Tips for how to interact safely online. Come back each week for new books to download. Pass this along to the teens you love.