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Top Family-Friendly Audio Books for Your Next Drive

Greetings from Walt's Auto Service in this cheerful April weather! As daylight extends and the temperature climbs, it's an ideal time to start mapping out those exciting family road trips. Yet, going on such adventures with kids comes with its own unique set of difficulties - particularly, keeping everyone engaged while driving continuously. That is why we have put together a handbook for you that assists you in finding just the right audiobooks and streaming apps for your family experience. Our blog will introduce you to these enchanting tales that transform every car ride into an amazing journey; furthermore, we'll give recommendations on how to access them online easily - be it through paying fees or signing up free-of-cost via local libraries' resources.

How to Access

Thanks to numerous apps and library services, finding audiobooks for your upcoming family road trip has become effortless. These resources provide a vast range of audio stories that cater to all tastes- from classic literature to current bestsellers- guaranteeing an enjoyable experience for everyone in the family.


Audible: Amazon offers an audiobook service with a wide range of titles and original content. Subscribers enjoy access to exclusive audiobooks and podcasts.


Spotify: Now offers an array of audiobook options. Different plans are available depending on how much listening your family plans on doing, and the plans have different fees. Offline downloading is also available if your road trip takes you to a location without service. 


One can opt for a more cost-effective alternative by checking with their nearby libraries that have collaborated with apps such as OverDrive and Libby. This provides the option to borrow audiobooks free of charge using just your library card. By utilizing these useful resources, you can effortlessly configure entertaining stories on your mobile device or car audio system, making family road trips stress-free while adding to the fun factor!


OverDrive: A digital platform connecting users with libraries and schools to borrow eBooks and audiobooks for free. Accessible through the Libby app for easy use.


Libby: An app by OverDrive designed to make borrowing digital books and audiobooks from local libraries simple and convenient. It is free with a library card and allows borrowing from multiple libraries, regardless of how many library cards you have. 


Peter and the Star Catchers by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson

The story of Peter Pan gets a delightful and entertaining twist in this audiobook, brimming with enchantment. Narrated by the renowned voice actor Jim Dale, famous for his work on the Harry Potter audiobooks. The listening experience is an absolute necessity. With five books available in this series alone there's no shortage of magical escapades to enjoy!


Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

Shannon Hale's "Princess Academy" was released on June 16, 2005, and is a captivating book set in the fantasy genre. The story follows Miri who enrolls in an institution that trains young women to win over a prince while exploring themes of family dynamics, relationships and education. While its title may suggest it's geared towards girls only; this novel has universal appeal due to its all-encompassing audio production with original music which is enjoyed by most members of the family - making them loyal fans!


The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The initial escapade in the treasured Chronicles of Narnia saga chronicles the Pevensie siblings' encounter with a mystical realm discovered via a wardrobe. Within this alternate dimension, they become embroiled in an epic clash between virtue and malevolence, reinforced by their enchanted companions.


Matilda by Roald Dahl

Matilda Wormwood is all too familiar with the feeling of being misunderstood that often comes with growing up. At first, she responds to her harsh parents by playing pranks as a form of rebellion. However, everything changes when she goes to school and meets Miss Trunchbull - a formidable opponent who transforms Matilda's mischief into an important crusade against injustice after discovering her telekinetic abilities.


The One and Only Ivan byKatherine Applegate

In this book, the protagonist is Ivan - a happy silverback gorilla who resides in captivity within a mall enclosure. When Ruby (a young elephant) loses her family and ends up alone, he becomes her protector. Narrated by Adam Grupper with incredible tenderness, his portrayal of Ivan's intelligence as well as their bond strengthens through varied character voices; rendering it an endearing tale of friendship that provides people from all age groups to gain new insights into captive animals' lives.


As we come to the end of our blog, it is our hope that you are equipped with the resources necessary for turning your family road trips into exciting and enjoyable adventures. Our collection of audiobooks goes beyond mere trip planning as they provide an avenue through which memories can be created - ones that will stay with you forever. With captivating stories such as those from Narnia or Neverland, alongside inspiring tales like Matilda's adventure and Ivan's journey - there will never be a dull moment on this ride! Thanks to apps available today including Audible, Spotify, OverDrive and Libby – accessing these enthralling audiobooks has never been simpler! So smile away during every mile ahead knowing full well joy-filled laughter awaits in cherished storytelling moments. Wishing safe travels laced with happy listening wherever life takes you next!


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