I'm making the bold choice to take the kids to my parents for Thanksgiving. The car ride will be 7-9 hours and I'm worried about getting bored without DH. Any recommendations for capitvating audiobooks for me that would be ok if the kids overheard? (e.g. no curse words, sex, violence)
I have a few that we could listen to as a family but then the kids get bored and want me to pause the story so I want one for me too.
My kids are 6 and 4.
cantaloupe / 6085 posts
cherry / 174 posts
Becoming by Michelle Obama! I'd say its solidly PG.
Also a Wrinkle In Time is fun for adults too.
nectarine / 2987 posts
I go for YA in the car with my kids. Tamora Pierce, Roald Dahl, Rick Riordian, Madeline L'Engle
Maybe Terry Pratchett? Or what about non fiction?
persimmon / 1467 posts
A little younger than YA that I love right now is Tuesdays at the Castle. It's a series too so if you love the first one there's a bunch more. No pictures so I haven't read it out loud to my 5 & 3 year old but would totally listen to it in the car.
kiwi / 556 posts
I tend to focus on nonfiction and podcasts because my 4 year old starts to listen to the story. I know if I did something like YA she’d be way too involved for comfort (though maybe I just listen to all the terribly violent YA???).
On the other end of the spectrum I might try a classic like a Jane Austen or Brontë or a book I know well enough to skip dicey places. Little Women is on my list since the new movie is coming out soon. I’m also wondering if Douglas Adams’ books would be good?
persimmon / 1196 posts
The Wild Robot is great!
I also love the Anne of Green Gables audiobook (the recording from the 80s).