Do you believe in magic? I believe in the magic of Audible books. Audiobooks make exercise tolerable and road trips seem speedier. I use the Audible app on my iPhone and download from Amazon. It’s like magic, just like these magical stories for kids you can listen to on your Audible app with your kids on a roadtrip, or by yourself while jogging…
Best Stories for Kids on Audiobooks
Harry Potter series, read by the masterful Jim Dale
Download | Harry Potter series
Even if you could probably pass your O.W.L.s with very little studying in the restricted section of the library, you’ll love the Audiobooks. If you’ve never listened to Jim Dale’s reading of the Harry Potter series, it’s like experiencing the magic all over again. The book is always better than the movie, right? It’s questionable as to whether or not the Audible book is better than the actual book, he is that brilliant. I have been listening to them on the Audible app in the car and while I wog (walk/jog) with my baby in the jogging stroller around the lake. (PS – see t-shirts only Harry Potter uber-nerds will understand.) I hate for my exercise to end, because I want to keep listening.
Matilda, read by Kate Winslett
Download | Matilda by Roald Dahl
Kate Winslett’s pleasant British reading of Roald Dahl’s Matilda about a brilliant little Kindergartner who has horrendously ignorant parents and discovers she has magical powers is entertaining and engaging, and perfect for a road trip with kids… Or by yourself, like I listened.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, read by Anne Hathaway
Download | The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Read by Anne Hathaway, the audible version of the story you know so well is fun to listen to and the details in L. Frank Baum’s book are different from the movie.
Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Download | Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Warning: these are a little more raw than the Disney versions of the fairy tales, but my son (who was 5 at the time) was captivated by the stories when we listened to them on a road trip, and has requested them again and again.
Get 2 Free Audible Books
View Details | 2 Free Books from Audible
Audible by Amazon offers subscription services for those who love Audible books. You can cancel at any time, but get credits for audiobooks to download each month, which is how I’m getting the Harry Potter series for much less than the regular price!