Are We There Yet? Family Friendly Audiobooks for the Long Road Trip: Part 2


holesHoles by Louis Sachar

Narrator:  Kerry Beyer

Duration: 4 hrs. 37min. 


Stanley Yelnats is sent to a beastly correctional camp in the Texas desert where he meets his first real friend, finds a treasure, and gains a new sense of himself. Actor Kerry Beyer transports listeners to barren, blistering-hot Camp Green Lake in this Newbery and National Book Award novel. 



matildaMatilda by Roald Dahl

Narrator:  Kate Winslet

Duration: 4 hrs. 18min. 


Spunky child genius, Matilda, uses her intellect to overcome her horrible parents and a hateful headmistress. Dahl, through humor and tenderness, creates a cunning heroine in Matilda who will be inspiring and admired by all members of the family. This children’s classic is lovingly read by actress Kate Winslet.






one only ivanOne and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Narrator: Adam Grupper
Duration: 3 hrs.

Based on a true story, this novel is about Ivan, a silverback gorilla who lived for years in a small depressing cage in a shopping mall in Washington. When Ruby, a baby elephant, is added to the mall zoo, Ivan decides that he must find her a better home. Adam Grupper's narration captures Ivan's voice and the bittersweet tale of Katherine Applegate’s Newbery Award winning novel.





peter pan

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie


Narrator: Jim Dale

Duration: 5 hrs. 14 min.


The Darling children have adventures in Never-Never Land with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up.  Jim Dale (of Harry Potter fame) gives a stellar performance of this unabridged classic, Peter Pan.






peter star catchersPeter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry

Narrator: Jim Dale
Duration: 9 hrs.

In this prequel to Peter Pan, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land. Along the way he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island. Read by legendary Jim Dale.





rain reign

Rain Reign by Ann Martin


Narrator: Laura Hamilton

Duration: 4 hrs. 7 min.


Struggling with Asperger's, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront her limitations, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet. Laura Hamilton's narration adds the right amount of emotion in this powerful story of love and loss.





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