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clare21 Fri 26-Jul-13 21:12:05

This year as our car journeys won't be fuelled with Radio 5's Olympics coverage I thought we would try some audio books to entertain our. Ishiguro twins. They are big H Potter fans so that's an obvious one, but any other ideas? Thanks

Periwinkle007 Fri 26-Jul-13 22:09:11

is famous five and secret 7 too young?

what about

The Hobbit

The Phoenix and the Carpet


Kensuke's Kingdom (I don't know this but if it is read by Derek Jakobi I am sure it will sound good) could be interesting

Paddington - everyone loves Paddington

Treasure Island

Winnie the Pooh - like Paddington I don't think is age dependent

Limoncellolovely Fri 26-Jul-13 22:18:20

I have a 9 year old and the full works of Harty Potter lasted us from October to March on the school run we also enjoyed David Walliams and Roal Dahl and War of the Worlds.

BetsyBell Fri 26-Jul-13 22:19:43

Mr Gum by Andy Stanton should make you all giggle smile

idiot55 Fri 26-Jul-13 22:21:17

We got some from the library, no charge.

Woof by Allan halbert, read bt addy crane.

Stig of the dump

babybythesea Tue 30-Jul-13 20:46:02

Just William, read by Martin Jarvis.

Tom's Midnight Garden. I've got an old one done as a play with Imogen Stubbs but the story is so good, I'll bet there's a good one out there.

Some of the other classics - The Secret Garden or The Railway Children maybe?

Corriewatcher Tue 30-Jul-13 21:50:35

I second getting them from the library - mine cost £1.30 to borrow for 3 weeks so much cheaper than buying. Plus you can download some for free onto ipods, although the choice isn't very wide.

My children are 10 and 8, and two we've all really enjoyed are "Granny" by Anthony Horowitz and "The Secret of Platform 13" by Eva Ibbotson.

Jenny70 Tue 30-Jul-13 21:57:31

The shapeshifters by Ali Sparkes was excellent audio book - and long 5 cd's worth!

Mr Gum very funny

Can get various Terry Deary books with short true tales of tudors, pirates etc - he's the horrible histories author, so in same vane but different.

Hulababy Tue 30-Jul-13 22:03:10

DD has all the Harry Potter audiobooks, read by Stephen Fry. They are excellent - very good to listen to and SF reads them so well. However, they are very expensive!

Takver Wed 31-Jul-13 10:25:56

How to Train your Dragon read by David Tennant

Artemis Fowl books, can't remember the reader but the audio books are ace (I listened to dd's whole series as washing-up-entertainment blush ).

If they like harry potter, at least the first Charlie Bone book is available on audio

DamnDeDoubtance Thu 01-Aug-13 22:29:37

The Clarice Bean audio books are great.

Wind in the Willows, Winnie the Pooh?

iseenodust Fri 02-Aug-13 12:38:17

I've just bought the Hobbit CD a bargain at nearly 4 hours worth.

Agree also Wind in the Willows (radio 4 full cast)

King Arthur read by Sean Bean

DS enjoyed Famous Five

Toms midnight garden

TerribleTantrums Fri 02-Aug-13 12:47:22

There are BBC dramatic productions of some classics that are very good, my DC liked The Secret Garden and The Railway Children but were less keen on Ballet Shoes (it was a 3-CD set).

They have also liked Stig of the Dump and The Phantom Tollbooth. You're a Bad Man Mr Gum was very popular with them a few years ago, but I think it's now a little too young for my 9 yr old DS.

DontCallMeBaby Fri 02-Aug-13 12:54:27

DD is 9 and we've had one of the How To Train Your Dragon books (mm, David Tennant) on this trip. She's disappointed we didn't bring the entire His Dark Materials trilogy AGAIN ... fab, but we have heard it three times through. hmm

JassyRadlett Fri 02-Aug-13 15:25:58

I used to love the Narnia books in the car as a kid; I think there's some recordings with Kenneth Branagh that are lovely to listen to.

curlew Fri 02-Aug-13 15:29:51

Harry Potter and How to train your dragon. That should last you the summer!

KristinaM Fri 02-Aug-13 15:30:03

My 9 yo likes horrid Henry, roald Dahl and lots of others which I will check when I get home and post later

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