SYNC: Things Fall Apart

Sponsored by AudioFile Magazine, SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. SYNC is dedicated to introducing the listening experience to the teen audience and demonstrates that Required Reading can be completed by listening. This season SYNC is giving away 30 titles—two paired audiobook downloads a week—from May 5th through August 17th 2016.  

This week they are giving away free audiobook downloads of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe! Visit to get your free download. The giveaway for this title ends on July 28. 


With over eight million copies in print world wide, Achebe's work is a definitive novel in African literature. Filled with powerful language and finely drawn characters, Things Fall Apart also shimmers with the sounds and sights of village life. Okonkwo is born into poverty, with a wastrel for a father. Driven by ambition, he works tirelessly to gain the prosperity of many fields and wives and prestige in his village. But he is harsh as well as diligent. As he sees the traditions of his people eroded by white missionaries and government officials, he lashes out in anger. Things Fall Apart traces the growing friction between village leaders and Europeans determined to save the heathen souls of Africa. But its hero, a noble man who is driven by destructive forces, speaks a universal tongue.

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