“Listenin” Audiobooks and Learning

With the approach of summer, many families are planning car trips.  Audio books are a perfect remedy to wile away tedious travel time.  There are many audio books that can engage the entire family, and fantasy stories may just be the answer to capture the imagination of all ages of listeners.

Here are titles of Book 1 of some new as well as classic fantasy novels.

—–Eoin Colfer–“Artemis Fowl” is the first adventure of a 12-year-old Irish millionaire supervillain Artemis Fowl.9780307991171_p0_v2_s118x184.jpg

—–Susan Cooper–“Over Sea, Under Stone” An oldie but goodie set in Cornwall, England.  The Drew children uncover a mysterious map while on vacation.

—–Tamora Pierce–“Terrier” The first book in a trilogy features Beka Cooper as a rookie with the Provost’s Guard.  She can hear the voices of the dead with the help of pigeons.9780739337905_p0_v1_s192x300.jpg

—–Maggie Stiefvater–“The Raven Boys” Blue has psychic powers.  For her whole life she has been told that she would end up killing her true love.  When she meets Gansey she senses that he will be dead within the year.9780545465939_p0_v1_s192x300.jpg

These and many other fantasy audio books will appeal to children ages 11 and up, as well as adults.




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