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The Never War by D. J. MacHale

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.

Published: 2005

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


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Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

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.

Published: 1994

Genre: middle grade fiction

Length: 280 pages

Setting: various locations within the U.S., 1990s Continue reading

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The Golden Buddha by Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo

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.

Published: 2003

Genre: thriller

Length: 527 pages

Setting: Cuba and Tibet, present day Continue reading

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Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

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.

Published: 1992

Genre: YA fantasy

Length: 362 pages

Setting: Tortall, soon after the events of Lioness Rampant Continue reading

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Curse of the Ancients by Matt de la Pena

Gymnastics season has started, which means Miss Adventure and I have meets to drive to. I have the chance to carpool to a couple of the meets, but our first meet was 3.5 hours away and just the two of us in the car. Audiobooks to the rescue to keep me awake on that long drive home! I didn’t bother to get an audiobook myself because Miss Adventure had two on her device that we could listen to. I have listened to the first three books in the Infinity Ring series (although it’s been a while), so the fourth one was appropriate

Published: 2013

Genre: middle grade science fiction

Length: 192 pages

Setting: Mostly in a Mayan City, ~600 A.D. Continue reading

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The Plitone Revisionist by Paul S. Jenkins

the-plitone-revisionistBack when I didn’t have many podcasts I listened to, I found a source of audiobooks put out in podcast format. Podiobooks is still going strong and looks to be published new titles. I was looking for science fiction stories and found this one. You can listen to it for free from Podiobooks, and maybe throw a few bucks at the author if you enjoy it. It is not available as a print book.

Published: 2007

Genre: science fiction

Setting: out in space, far future Continue reading

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The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

I was excited to see that John Scalzi had a new story coming out. I read his blog religiously (it’s one of the few places I enjoy the political writing, even in this horrible election cycle), and I try to get to all his new books. Everything I’ve read so far, I’ve enjoyed. So, when he announced he had a novella coming out that you could listen to for free off Audible, I was in, even if it wasn’t his typical genre. And, if you hurry, you can still get the audiobook for free through November 5th (I think). Just click on the cover to follow a link to the site!

Published: 2016

Genre: thriller

Length: 75 pages

Setting: Chicago, near future Continue reading

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