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Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

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.

Published: 2004

Genre: fantasy

Length: 390 pages

Setting: the Chalk, part of Discworld with preindustrial technology Continue reading

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Solo by Kwame Alexander

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.

Published: 2017

Genre: YA fiction in verse, diverse voices

Length: 320 pages

Setting: Hollywood, California, and Ghana, present day Continue reading

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Morevi by Tee Morris and Lisa Lee

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

Genre: fantasy

Length: 1564 minutes

Setting: Britain in the 1500s and Morevi, an alternate world connected to ours by the Rift Continue reading

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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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