Yay, it's finally, officially summer! The kids are out of school, and the temperatures, they are a-rising. =) You know what that means! Free audiobooks! =D SYNC recently announced the list of audiobook pairings up for grabs this summer. Here's what you can grab through Wednesday of next week...for free!
Enola’s landlady, Mrs. Tupper, is the closest thing Enola has to family these days, besides her occasional run-ins with her brother Sherlock. Even though Mrs. Tupper is nearly deaf and can barely cook, she’s an endearing presence as Enola longs for her absent mother. So imagine her horror when Enola comes home to find Mrs. Tupper kidnapped! Who would take her, and why? And what does Florence Nightingale have to do with it? From the master of mystery Nancy Springer, here’s another absorbing adventure for our award-winning, unstoppable heroine, Enola Holmes.
In this collection are four of the finest cases of Mr. Sherlock Holmes: The Engineer’s Thumb, The Silver Band, The Scandal in Bohemia, The Five Orange Pips, narrated by his faithful friend and admirer Dr. Watson. What was the mystery of the engineer’s thumb? What was behind the disappearance of the race horse? Why did masked royalty walk up to see Holmes in Baker Street? These and other puzzles are solved by this bloodhound of a genius.
Admittedly, I'm not the biggest fan of these types of sleuthing stories, and the only Sherlock Holmes story I've read is The Hound of the Baskervilles. And it was so long ago that I remember absolutely nothing about it. I didn't even realize there was a series about his detective sister. Very interesting, indeed. I do, however, know that I love Katherine Kellgren as a narrator, so I'm intrigued enough to check these out, even if they're not my normal cup of tea.
How about you? Will you be picking up either of these titles? Remember, they're only available through Wednesday, and new titles will be put up on Thursday for download. Other things to note:
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I hope you take advantage of this program. I've been doing it for the last few years, and I've had the opportunity to listen to a ton of great audio for free. If you've never tried audiobooks before, it's a great opportunity to do so without the obligation of buying one that you might not enjoy. And if you love audiobooks, well, it's a great time to stock up on some titles you may have missed. Win/win. =)