I was looking for an audiobook for Miss Adventure and I to listen to as we travel to gymnastics meets. This had shown up on a list of good books for kids. As a bonus, it’s a Discworld book (#30) so I knew it would be good.
Length: 390 pages
Setting: the Chalk, part of Discworld with preindustrial technology Continue reading
This was reviewed on The Hub in a post about books in verse. We’ve read several other Kwame Alexander books and loved them, so I was happy to hear he had a new book out. I decided to listen to this one as an audiobook for two reasons. First of all, I wanted to hear a book in verse read by someone else to hear if I was doing it correctly. Secondly, there are five original songs included in the audio version of this book, and I wanted to hear them.
Genre: YA fiction in verse, diverse voices
Length: 320 pages
Setting: Hollywood, California, and Ghana, present day Continue reading
This was a recommended podiobook way back when. The premise sounded interesting enough to listen it. You can still find it free to listen to at Scribl.
Subtitle: The Chronicles of Rafe and Askana
Published: some time before 2007
Length: 1564 minutes
Setting: Britain in the 1500s and Morevi, an alternate world connected to ours by the Rift Continue reading
This is the third book in the Pendragon Series, following The Lost City of Faar. We needed a book to listen to on our drive to Baltimore for vacation/conference. My husband remembered we’d started this book and was able to find the next book in the series in audio form.
Genre: middle grade fantastical fiction (hard to judge if it’s science fiction or fantasy as the Travelers move between worlds by flume)
Length: 352 pages
Setting: mostly NYC in First Earth (1940), with a trip to Second and Third Earth, immediately following the events from The Lost City of Faar Continue reading
I was looking for an audiobook for a short trip. I used the CommonSense list of 50 books every child should read by age 12 as a starting point to see if the library had any of them. This was the perfect length for our trip.
Genre: middle grade fiction
Length: 280 pages
Setting: various locations within the U.S., 1990s Continue reading
Picked this book up as an audio book for a couple of car trips a few years ago. Cussler is always a fun and safe bet. It’s the first book in the Oregon Files series.
Length: 527 pages
Setting: Cuba and Tibet, present day Continue reading
The family took a quick trip to Toronto just before Thanksgiving. It’s only about a three-hour drive, but we needed something to listen to. My husband found this book and asked if it sounded interesting. I was thrilled to hear it was by Tamora Pierce, since I’d loved the other two series I’d read by her, The Song of the Lioness, and the Beka Cooper trilogy.
Genre: YA fantasy
Length: 362 pages
Setting: Tortall, soon after the events of Lioness Rampant Continue reading