Family Listens for Holiday Travels

Traveling over the holidays with your family? That’s the perfect time to listen to an audiobook together, and we have recommendations for every age.

The Stinky Cheese Man
Author: Jon Scieszka
Read By: Mike Ferreri

It’s been years since Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith introduced the world to Cinderumpelstiltskin, Little Red Running Shorts, and Chicken Licken, but these zany fairy tales are just as much fun as ever.
Listen to an excerpt: The Stinky Cheese Man

Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race

Everyone’s favorite game maker, Mr. Lemoncello, is testing his new Fabulous Fact-Finding Frenzy game! Filled with brand-new puzzles and games (including a hidden bonus puzzle), this fast-paced read will have gamers and readers alike racing to the finish line.
Listen to an excerpt: Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race

Whichwood

Whichwood, Tahereh Mafi’s companion novel to Furthermore…deftly explores several appealing themes, including the healing power of friendship and the resilience to overcome adversity in her whimsical, Persian-inspired fantasy world.” −Shelf Awareness, starred review
Listen to an excerpt: Whichwood

Turtles All the Way Down
Author: John Green
Read By: Kate Rudd

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake, and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. Together, they do.
Listen to an excerpt: Turtles All the Way Down

William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken
Author: Ian Doescher
Read By: Various

Experience The Force Awakens as a Shakespeare play, complete with Elizabethan verse, Shakespearian monologues, and theatrical stage directions, read by a full cast.
Listen to an excerpt: William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken

The Girl in the Tower

Vasilisa’s gift for seeing what others do not has led fellow villagers to condemn her as a witch. Now she faces an impossible choice: marriage or the convent. She cannot bring herself to accept either fate and instead chooses adventure, dressing herself as a boy and setting off to Moscow with her magical stallion.
Listen to an excerpt: The Girl in the Tower

Canto Bight (Star Wars)

Soon to be seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the casino city of Canto Bight, a place where exotic aliens, captivating creatures, and other would-be high rollers are willing to risk everything to make their fortunes. Set on one fateful evening, these four original novellas explore the deception and danger of the lavish casino city.
Listen to an excerpt: Canto Bight

 

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