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Listen Up for an Epic Summer Road Trip


We’ve all been there: “This summer vacation is going to be legendary!” There’s just one problem — the time we spend in the car can be epically boring. What about listening to a good book? That’s a great thought, but if you don’t choose the right one the kids will fidget, the teens will escape into their phones and the adults will snore away the hours.

How about something everyone can enjoy? A good legend is a crowd pleaser, and this selection of audiobooks could be your solution to achieving road trip happiness of mythical proportions. For more ideas, visit to find all things myth and legend on audio in the library catalog.

Short Drive

Short Road Trip Audiobooks

  • Adults: The Girl Who Married a Lion and Other Tales from Africa by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Teens: The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
  • Kids: The Knights' Tales Collection by Gerald Morris

Long Voyage

Long Road Trip Audiobooks

  • Adults: House of Names by Colm Tóibín
  • Teens: The Storm Runner by Jennifer Cervantes
  • Kids: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
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