Buckle Up! Listens For Your Family Vacation

Suncreen? Check. Snacks? Check. Audiobooks for every single member of your family roadtrip crew? Check, check, check.

Whether you’re heading towards the beach or chasing excitement to an amusement park, we’ve found some audiobooks that will keep any listener happy all the way to your vacation destination. The biggest perk? You’ll fall for these stories as much as (if not more than) your little travelling companions.

Aurora Rising

The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the academy would touch. And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem–that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. She could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, read by a full cast of winningly talented narrators, might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.

Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game 

Boys and girls, gamers of all ages–are you ready to play Mr. Lemoncello’s BIGGEST, most dazzling game yet? After months of anticipation, Mr. Lemoncello is taking his games out of the library and going LIVE across the nation on the world-famous Kidzapalooza Television Network! Each of the winning teams must make it through different rooms in Mr. Lemoncello’s fantastic new Fictionasium by solving a puzzle to unlock each room and, in the end, break out of the library! But nothing is ever as it seems with Mr. Lemoncello, and the surprises in store just might stump even the game master himself.

The Pumpkin War

At the end of every summer, Madeline Island hosts its famous pumpkin race. All summer, adults and kids across the island grow giant, thousand-pound pumpkins, then hollow one out and paddle in it across the lake. Twelve-year-old Billie loves to win. Her best friend Sam doesn’t care much about winning, or at least Billie didn’t think so until last summer’s race, when his pumpkin crashed into hers as she was about to cross the finish line and he won. This summer, Billie is determined to get revenge by growing the best and biggest pumpkin and beating Sam in the race. Then a surprise visit from a long-lost relative shakes things up, and Billie begins to see her family, and her bond with Sam, in a new way.

Stranger Things: Runaway Max

The gripping, emotional prequel to the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things! Listen in to the never-before-told backstory of the beloved Max Mayfield, written by New York Times bestselling author Brenna Yovanoff, and read by fan-favorite narrator Sophie Amoss. This audiobook explores Max’s past–the good and the bad–as well as how she came to find her new home and new friends in Hawkins, Indiana.

Amelia Earhart and the Flying Chariot

Siblings Abby and Doc have been racing through time to fix history after Abraham Lincoln, Abigail Adams, and Neil Armstrong started popping up in the wrong places, at the wrong times. When Amelia Earhart accidentally lands her plane in Ancient Greece, Abby and Doc partner with Kyniska, the first woman to win the Olympics, to get Amelia back on track to finish her first solo flight across the Atlantic. Read by the incomparable Marc Thompson, this zany journey through history is one the whole family will enjoy.

A Small Zombie Problem

August DuPont has spent his whole life inside a dilapidated house with his aunt Hydrangea. His lonely existence ends abruptly with the arrival of an invitation to meet an aunt–and cousins–he didn’t even know existed. When Aunt Orchid suggests that August attend school with his cousins, it’s a dream come true. So begins an adventure filled with a wild child, a zombie, a fabled white alligator, and an unimaginable family secret.