Audiobooks are the perfect way to keep your kids excited about reading, but quiet in the car. Whether you're looking for quality literature to share with your kids or to listen to yourself, here are a handful of great options perfect for all your summer road trips!
Dragonwatch by Brandon Mull
In the long-awaited sequel to Fablehaven, the dragons who have been kept at the dragon sanctuaries no longer consider them safe havens but prisons, and they want their freedom. As Kendra and Seth confront this new danger, they must draw upon all their skills, talents, and knowledge, as only they have the ability to function together as a powerful dragon tamer. Together they must battle against forces with supernatural powers and breathtaking magical abilities.
Be Happy by Hank Smith
Face it: it's not always easy to feel happy. With all of the worries and trials of day-to-day life, the cares of the world can seem overwhelming. But as popular speaker and author Hank Smith demonstrates, no matter your circumstances, you can be happy—the kind of happy that illuminates you from the inside out, a joy that does not depend on what happens to you, but what you do with what happens.
The Great and Terrible: The Brothers by Chris Stewart
In this thrilling and epic "what if?" tale, Chris Stewart imagines the time before Creation, before so many of the children of God turned away from their Father and walked knowingly into the dark. The Brothers is the first book in the series that takes us from the premortal realm to the last of the last days. Readers of all ages will enjoy this story.
The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright
Seven-year-old Chellamuthu's life is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in India, sold to a Christian orphanage, and then adopted by an unsuspecting couple in the United States. It takes months before the boy can speak enough English to tell his parents that he already has a family back in India. Horrified, they try their best to track down his Indian family, but all avenues lead to dead ends. More than a decade later, Taj meets Priya, a girl from southern India with surprising ties to his past. Is she the key to unveiling the secrets of his childhood or is it too late? And if he does make it back to India, how will he find his family with so few clues?
Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo by Obert Skye
Winner of a 2005 Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Juvenile Fiction, children of all ages will love Leven Thumps. Leven Thumps is no ordinary boy. With the help of friends Clover and Winter, Leven must help Geth, the rightful ruler of Foo regain his crown and save the world.
The Continuous Atonement by Brad Wilcox
In a world full of challenges, temptations, and even addictions, it is easy to lose hope for ourselves and those we love. During times of discouragement, we must remember that the purpose of the Atonement of Jesus Christ is not just to cleanse and console, but also to transform — and that takes time. Christ is not waiting at the finish line once we have done —all we can do.” He is with us every step of the way, and His Atonement will be available as long as the perfecting process takes — continually.
Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites by Chris Heimerdinger
In this exciting and action packed series, unlikely best friends Jim Hawkins and Garth Plimpton discover a mysterious passageway that transports them to ancient America and into a world where the names Helaman, Teancum, and Captain Moroni are more than just words on a page.
Build Your House upon a Rock by Hank Smith
Hank Smith loves the youth of the Church, and it's easy to see why they love him in return. Hank has a unique ability to connect with youth, to make them laugh, to help them feel the Spirit, and to want to do better in life. In Build Your House Upon a Rock, Hank encourages youth to look at their foundations—those things they do that are part of their private or unseen life. He shares with them specific things they can do to learn self-mastery, to overcome temptations, and to live the standards found in For the Strength of Youth. This extended-length talk delivers a life-changing message that both youth and their parents will treasure.
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The James Miracle by Jason F. Wright
Sam and Holly Foster have near perfect lives. They both have successful careers and a son they adore. But when a series of events disrupts their lives, it's the miracle of their young son's toy boat and a mysterious stranger that gets them through. This delightful and touching story reminds us all that heaven is not far and that love is never lost.
Ask of God by John Bytheway
In this high-tech era, we are overflowing with information—and sadly, some misinformation. More information means more questions! In this engaging presentation based on James 1:5-6, John Bytheway evaluates three types of questions: "Gotcha," "Google," and "Golden." Using scriptural stories, quotations from Church leaders, and a good dose of humor, Brother Bytheway encourages listeners to "Ask in Faith." As they do, they'll learn to find their own answers to difficult questions—and the first step in this vital process is to "Ask of God."
Mysteries of Cove, Vol. 1: Fires of Invention by J. Scott Savage
Trenton Colman is exceptionally creative with a knack for all things mechanical. But his talents are viewed with suspicion in Cove, a steam-powered city built inside a mountain. In Cove, creativity is a crime and "invention" is a curse word. Kallista Babbage is a repair technician and daughter of the notorious Leo Babbage, who died in an explosion—an event the leaders of Cove point to as an example of the danger of creativity. Working together, Trenton and Kallista learn that Leo Babbage was developing a secret project before he perished. Following clues he left behind, they begin to assemble a strange machine that is unlike anything they've ever seen before. They soon discover that what they are building may threaten every truth their city is founded on—and quite possibly their very lives.
The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull
Winner of a 2009 Beehive Book Award, this delightful and imaginative story is perfect for audiences of all ages. Four friends — Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon — meet the grandmotherly Mrs. White, owner of the Sweet Tooth, and learn about the magical side effects of her candies. Nothing is as it seems and this book will keep your family entertained on the drive.
Janitors by Tyler Whitesides
No one takes Spencer Zumbro seriously when he tried to warn his classmates about the mysterious things prowling the halls and classrooms of Welcher Elementary School. But when he sees Marv, the janitor, going after one of the creatures with a vacuum, he knows he's not the only one who can see them.
With the help of his new friend, Daisy, Spencer has to find out what the janitors know. The children's search uncovers the magic taking place behind the scenes of their seemingly ordinary school, where a battle is being waged for the minds of the students.
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