We’ll be the first ones to admit that road trips can be kind of… well… boring.

Arriving at each destination is a blast, and the passing scenery is usually beautiful, but that isn’t quite enough to quiet restless children.

Do you know what is? An audiobook.

Research gathered by the world’s largest producer and provider of audiobooks, Audible, reveals that over 52 per cent of Australians see the long hours on the road as the biggest turn off when it comes to road tripping. What’s more, a whopping three in four Aussies admit they have been asked, “Are we there yet?” on a long road trip.

But with road trips just about the only affordable (and COVID-safe) means of family travel, we need a solution. Thankfully, audiobooks provide exactly that – here are a few of our favourite, family-friendly picks.

Mega Weird!
From best-selling author and stand-up comedian Anh Do comes the hilarious hit series WeirDo. Life for WeirDo is mega busy! He’s planning on making mega bucks from the Street Garage Sale, plus he’s helping Bella write a winning song! It won’t be easy…but it will be funny!
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Mystery! Mystery!
Three of the most popular mysteries of all time in one audiobook. Includes stories of Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, and Edgar Allan Poe’s detective Auguste Dupin.
Purchase it here

Race to the Bottom of Antarctica
Equal parts adventure and STEM, this thrilling middle-grade nonfiction book chronicles two groundbreaking voyages to the South Pole.
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When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
Nothing ever happens in Toby’s small Texas town. Nothing much until this summer that’s full of big changes.
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Case File: Little Claws
A delightful and dynamic animal duo are in a race against time to save a polar bear cub. When an animal is in trouble, there’s only one place to turn: the Animal Rescue Agency!
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Looking for more? Audible’s Kids’ Collection featured than 100 children’s audiobooks, and they’re all free for members!

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