Friday, May 3, 2013

Audio Books

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We really love audio books around here, & seem to always have one or two going. It's a lovely way to spend a rainy day, a cold evening, or a sick day when you're feeling too out of it to read to yourself. Thing is, Mr S & I have been avid audio book fans since long before the children were born, & it's just been one of those lovely traditions that we've kept up & now share with them.

The past few weeks have found us spending a considerable amount of time listening to audio books as the boys nurse their colds,  the weather turning colder with each passing day, & the early setting sun all seem to be playing a part in it. Not that I mind, because I'm just as keen to curl up with a quilt & listen right alongside my guys. Despite their bored looks in the photo above they were actually quite into the book we were listening too & were quite annoyed when I said I needed to turn it off for a bit.

We've been members of Audible.com for years now. It's such a lovely club to be in. We started with the simple plan where you for $14.95 you can pick any 1 credit book on their site each month. After a couple of years we moved up to the 2 credit monthly plan. It's one investment we've never regretted having made.

Here's some of our favourite audio books:

Kids/Family Books:

By The Great Horn Spoon
My Side Of The Mountain
Peter & The Starcatchers
Peter & The Shadow Thieves
Inkheart
Inkdeath
Eragon
Nim's Island
Mr Popper's Penguins
The Goose Girl
Book Of A Thousand Days
The Penderwicks
Beezus & Ramona
The City Of Ember
The Lightning Thief
Humphrey Hamster Series
Lionboy Trilogy
The Evolution Of Calpurna Tate
Fever 1793
39 Clues Series
Ranger's Apprentice Series
Spy Dog Series
Harry Potter Series {the ones by Jim Dale not Stephen Fry}

Some of My Favourite Grown Up Books:
Anything by Lynn Austin
The Cottage Tales Of Beatrix Potter  {these are so delightful to listen to it makes reading these books on your own hard!}
Mr Monk Series
The Help
Bailey Ruth Mysteries
Kate Morton books

1 comments:

Helen said...

Thanks for that list Kendra, I only found the 39 Clues in the State library but added quiet a few to my Audible wish list. I have read My Side of the Mountain to my children twice now, we love it but this time I think I'll let someone else do the reading. We love audio books too especially in the winter when we can sit around the fire with hands busy, well I like their hands to be busy.