Road Trip with Kids: Audio Books Part 2

As Christmas approaches and family's dash through the snow to Grandma's house, I plan to make spirits bright with more audio books.

We've now used audio books as our long car ride survival plan for over a year and the kids beg to hear one to pass the time.  (they are not allowed electronics).  Usually I do this via my phone app, Overdrive and hook up to our car via Bluetooth, but some are not available through our library so we own them.

Our current favorites we have listened to:

The Nutcracker by Maestro Classics.  This gem will provide you with an hour of entertainment by professional storyteller, Jim Weiss. 

This audio production by Listening Library will provide you will 10 (yes ten) hours and 45 mins of entertainment with a full cast featuring Redwall author, Brian Jacques.  This adventure story is a true gem, and even had my husband asking for more. 
The Saturdays is the first story in the Melendy Quartet.  It is a story of four children, the Melendy's and their adventures.  This was a favorite with my eldest (who's 8), he asked to hear all the books from this series.  This book is 4 hrs of listening.

I grew up with Disney's Jungle Book so listening to the 5 hr long audio version of the actual book was entertaining just for the great differences in the stories.

Paddle to the Sea (58 mins) was a good listen.  It's a little wooden canoe, carved by a boy, that journey's from Lake Superior to the Atlantic Ocean.  It is a great book to listen to for a "living book" geography and history lesson.  (although, this Michigan gal was disappointed the reader pronounced Mackinac wrong, lol.)

What are your favorites stories to listen to as a family?


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