Audiobooks for a family road trip

26 Jun
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I’m planning ahead for our family road trip this summer, and am looking for audiobooks the whole family (mom, dad, 11 year old girl) would enjoy.

I think Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy (my review) by Gary D. Schmidt might have been a good choice, but I just listened to it, and I didn’t like it enough to listen to it again yet.

My daughter mentioned The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke.  She started listening to it on a school field trip, and thinks we all might like it.  She reminded me I’d suggested The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett for a previous trip.

I asked on Twitter, to give our family a wider range of choices.

@SuziQoregon suggested The Peter and the Starcatchers series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson – (read by Jim Dale).

@booksandmovies mentioned the Harry Potter books, as well as the Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, as read by Tim Curry.

@bookaliciouspam also suggested the Harry Potter books, as well as the  Septimus Heap books by Angie Sage.

@BrendaCopeland recommended The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. This was on my “want to read” list, but unfortunately, I can’t find the audiobook on-line. Audible says they’ll get back to me on when it will be available again within 7-10 days. I’m not sure my attention span is that long.

@notruthless suggested Holes by Louis Sachar or Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.

@yondalla suggested Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis or Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.

Now I have to see what my family wants. Any more suggestions? Leave me a comment.


Posted by on June 26, 2009 in books


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2 responses to “Audiobooks for a family road trip

  1. Denise B.

    June 26, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    The audiobook edition of Alan Bradley’s THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE is published by Random House and available on Amazon.

    Denise Bukowski, Alan’s agent


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