Audiobook recommendations?

I need an audiobook for a 12 hour car trip for my husband. I need it to be something clean that children can hear (no suggestive language, sex, and minimum curse words). He prefer fantasy novels, but I feel like he has read everything and don't know of any new good audiobooks. Here are some titles he has read:

The Shannara series

The Eldest series

The Belgariad series

The Lord of the Rings series

Stormlight Archive series

Also, he's not a fan of distopia books like the Hunger Games series, the Maze Runner, 1984, etc.


Also read:

Ender's Game series

Harry Potter series

10 Answers

  • Verity
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You absolutely need Steve Martin's "Born Standing Up".

    A great listen with some great music by the author!

  • David
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Peter and the Starcatchers is good for all ages and very enjoyable. 

  • 2 months ago

    _The Golden Compass_ may be worth a listen. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Earthsea by Usula le Guin

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  • chorle
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Have you tried Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher By Bruce Coville. 

    Have you tried We Free Men by Terry Pratchett 

    Nina Kimberly the Merciless by Christiana Ellis You might like the Saturday Story Circle from the mutual audio drama network Red Panda super hero audio drama like going to LibriVox and listing to the Oz books that have gone into Public Domain

  • Marli
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis 

  • 2 months ago

    Why not just read a real book to him? For extra giggles read it to him in the same way you write. It'll be a 12-hour laugh-fest! Hope this helped.

  • 2 months ago

    What about Mistborn? 

    1) Same author as Stormlight Archive

    2) Available in unabridged audio

    3) Paperback is published by Tor Teen, which suggests at least reasonably okay for younger audiences.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Discworld (Terry Prachett)?

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    There are full cast audio versions of American Gods and Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.  Both are excellent.  There's also a good version of Gaiman's Anansi Boys.  It's been some time since I read/listened to them, but my recollection is that there's nothing too egregious.  

    I haven't listened to it myself, but a friend of mine has been recommending the audio version of Uprooted by Naomi Novik.

    Personally, I've been working my way through the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett.  Unfortunately a lot of the earlier books are really bad as far as audio quality.  I believe they were originally recorded in the 1990s and it sounds like they made low quality copies of third generation audio cassettes.  Later books are better.  But since there are kids in the car, I'd start with the Tiffany Aching books in the series.  They offer a good introduction to the Discworld for newbies, and the recording quality is good.  The first one is The Wee Free Men, followed by A Hat Full of Sky.

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