The holidays are upon us and that usually means hitting the road for family celebrations. If you’re anything like me then you’ll be sick of Christmas music within 10 minutes of a road trip having been haunted by Jingle Bells since November. The solution? Audiobooks. I’ve made plenty of road trips over the years with family in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (6-7 hour drive) and more in Florida (21 hours). I grew up with parents obsessed with making ‘good time’, so we had very few breaks from the constant renditions of ‘Santa Baby’ and ‘I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas’. When we started taking audiobooks on our trips it was a huge relief and made for a much more enjoyable trip. Check out our recommends below or click here for more.
Family Friendly Audiobooks
- The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry. Run time of 2 hrs 57 minutes.
- A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket. Run time of 3 hr., 17 minutes
- Charlotte’s Web by E.B.White. Run time 3 hours 30 minutes.
- The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. Run time 2 hours.
- The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale.Run time 10 hours.
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. Run time of 4 hours.
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. Run time 6.5 hours.
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Run time 10 hours.
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling . Run time 8 hours.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Run time 11 hours 11 minutes
- Everlost by Neal Shusterman. Run time 8 hours
- Beastly by Alex Flinn. Run time of 6 hours 46 minutes
- An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. Run time 7 hours.
- Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. Run time 8 hours 30 minutes.
- The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. Run time 10 hours 49 minutes
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Run time 13 hours 57 minutes
- Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris. Run time 10 hours.
- Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. Run time 33 hours and 30 minutes.
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Run time 15 hours 30 minutes.
- Bridget Jone’s Diary by Helen Fielding . Run time 8 hours 30 minutes.
- Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson. Run time 11 hour 45 minutes.
- Bossypants by Tina Fey. Run time 5 hours 30 minutes.
- Steve Jobs by Walter Isaac. Run time 24 hours 30 minutes.
- Kill You Twice by Chelsea Cain. Run time 11 hours 30 minutes.
- The King’s Speech by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi. Run time 7 hours