Are We There Yet? Family Friendly Audiobooks for the Long Road Trip: Part 1


bad beginningThe Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

Narrator:  Tim Curry

Duration: 3 hrs. 17min. 

Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1


The suddenly orphaned Baudelaire children must depend on their wits to protect themselves and their fortune from their villainous legal guardian. Tim Curry’s voice is a perfect match for this ghastly dark tale.    




Emerald AtlasEmerald Atlas by John Stephens

Narrator: Jim Dale
Duration:11 hrs. 30 min.

Series: Books of Beginning, Book 1


Siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma were taken from their parents' home and as a result have been living in one orphanage after another for ten years. Arriving at their latest place, they find an enchanted old atlas that transports them back in time...and into the clutches of an evil countess who's seeking the book that they've found. Jim Dale’s rich narration brings to life this exciting fantasy.




Dragon RiderDragon Rider  by Cornelia Funke

Narrator:  Brendan Fraser

Duration: 11 hrs. 35 min.


After learning that humans are headed toward his hidden home, Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a brownie and an orphan boy in a quest to find the legendary valley known as the Rim of Heaven. This book is exciting, but not too scary, humorous, with plenty of cliffhangers. Actor, Brendan Fraser, masterfully narrates this adventurous fantasy.





Flora and UlyssesFlora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Narrator: Tara Sands
Duration: 4 hrs. 30 min.


 Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived. Tara Sands brings life to Kate DiCamillo’s quirky Newbery Award winning novel.




Fortunately the MilkFortunately, the Milk  by Neil Gaiman

Narrator: Neil Gaiman
Duration: 1 hr.


 While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space. Author, Neil Gaiman, reads this short silly tale. Fans of Roald Dahl’s books will enjoy this story.




graveyard bookThe Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Narrator: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi , Robert Madge , Clare Corbett , Miriam Margolyes
Duration: 8 hrs. 30 min.

Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard. This unconventional Newbery Award winning novel, is performed by the author and a talented cast of actor.





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