10 Family-Friendly Free Audiobooks for Long Road Trips

Travel & Tourism

Traveling is inevitable, whether it is for work-related purposes or traveling for amusement. It has its fun side or perks that make it vital to conduct. But still, we can understand that traveling is really exhausting. And it is no less than a daunting task.

The energy it takes to be cooped up in the confines of a car or airplane for hours can take a toll on even the most patient of persons. And there is nothing wrong with feeling exhausted or low on energy with the thought of traveling.

The nagging feeling of sitting for such a long period of time, that too in a cramped space, brought along with the distress of travel. It all piles up and makes travel challenging. And to stay all agile and in high spirits seems a distant dream.

And what aggravates the situation even more is when you have your little munchkins hopping along with you on your trip. Well, there is no denying the fact that a family road trip is a good way to strengthen the bond with your family. We admire and encourage people to get out of their comfort zones.

Today the time we spend with our kids may seem a bit tiresome. But it is the sweet memories of tomorrow in the making. Yes, we know you are still feeling a bit clumsy. But know that we all feel this way during prolonged travels, you are not alone in this situation.

The best way to deal with it is, to accept the exhaustion, and acknowledge it, it is fine to feel fatigued with a long journey. And herewith we don’t mean to make you give up on the idea of traveling. But, to make it feasible for you.

Embrace the fact that exhaustion is just a process that will eventually help you to revitalize and feel recharge later. It allows you to rest, take breaks, and stay hydrated. Moreover, enjoy the moment and the beautiful scenery around you.

There are plenty of ways that can help you in this regard. The kids are hard to deal with, let alone entertaining them, and making them sit still in a packed space is challenging. But streaming can do wonders. Not that they don’t use tablets at home and you chase them and ask them to put it down.

But here, the tables have turned, and you will give them their dear tablets yourself to make them stay quiet and engaged in the long journey. DStv has amazing content that is both, suitable and entertaining. But accessing DStv outside South Africa could be a painstaking job.

So, here’s a tip by using you can kill two birds with one stone.  And that is VPN, employ it and get your hands on geo-restricted content. Plus, it will help you from being hacked or phishing attacks by intruders on the way.

Get back to the topic, now that you have a solution, don’t excessively use a single option. Streaming can cause eye strain and even make some feel nauseous. So, what to do next? Audiobooks! They are yet another way to entertain kids and make the journey enjoyable.

They are your more reliable life savior while allowing you to indulge yourself in enchanting stories. Audiobooks are not just entertaining but can be educational too. And what is the best part is, everyone can enjoy the book on the go.

They have broad genres, be it mystery, fantasy, or adventure. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the narrative. With beautifully spoken voices and engaging performances. Are you wondering what to bring on your next road trip? Then sweat not! Follow the listed audiobooks and have a wonderful journey ahead.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

What could be more fascinating than to join Alice in her adventures while you are hopping on your journey? Alice is a girl, who accidentally falls down the rabbit hole, into a whimsical world. Which is filled with odd yet humorously fascinating situations. This classic tale is brimming with imagination and fun.

Also, the Golden Globe triumphing actress narrates the whimsical venture of Alice. So, it is a delight to your ears as well.

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia is a classic tale about three siblings, who found a mysterious wardrobe in the room of an old man. Little did they know that this wardrobe would be a gateway to an extraordinary land. Where animals speak, along with the mighty lion, who can converse.

Their land is cursed by a witch to eternal winter. And to save them, the trio of siblings strives hard and hops on a jaw-dropping venture. This amazing take of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, is narrated by Micheal York. his captivating voice will have you hooked to it.

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

 This vibrant, lively, and sweet tale by Roald Dahi. Chocolates have always been the favorite of kids, and this is the reason why this audiobook will catch their attention. So, step into the world of Willy Wonka and his chocolate factory. Along with the young Charlie Bucket. This delightful tale is a magical blend of fantasy, humor, and tons of memorable winks.


Matilda is a clever, witty, and enjoyable Audie Award-winning audiobook, which is the story of an incredible little girl. Having a special telekinetic powers. So, listen to the audiobook in the enchanting voice of Academy Award Winner, Kate Winslet. And steer the challenges of Matilda in school, standing up against the formidable Miss Trunchbull.

A Bear Called Paddington

A bear from Peru with an inclination for orange marmalade has been entertaining readers since 1958. But the adaptation of the amazing story recently in 2014 and 2017 has stirred the interest of readers in the epic story once again.

Further, enjoy the audiobook in the hilarious voice of comedian Stephen Fry.

A Winkle in Time

The classic tale has been amusing the kids since 1963 and has won the Newbery Medal. The story narrates the whimsical world of Madeleine L’Engle. And dive deep into the fantasy world revolving around family, friends, and a mysterious universe.

Narrated by Tony and Emmy award-nominated Hope Davis.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The evergreen tale, even after a century didn’t fail to amuse kids. It follows the adventurous journey of Dorothy and her companions, who are on the hunt for a wizard in Oz. This tale is by L.Frank Baum. and the Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway has narrated this classic anecdote.

She was even nominated for the Audie Award for her beautiful narration.

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

On a long trip listening to the classic tales, how is it possible to forget Harry Potter? The incredible writing of J.K. Rowling is a treat to read. But Jim Dale did a phenomenal job in narrating this twisted and thoroughly adventurous saga.

Winnie the Pooh

The Beloved Pooh is a pure delight to hear, written by A.A. Milne and narrated by Flo Gibson. The cute characters with an amusing tale effortlessly keep the children entertained. While kicking your nostalgia. Indeed a perfect audiobook to play on the go.

How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell, is an amazing saga of Hiccups and his dragons. If you have a taste for Vikings and Dragons story then you must listen to the tale of Hiccup Horrendous, who’s on a mission to catch and train a dragon. To prove his Viking’s clan beginners test.

This adventurous tale is beautifully narrated by Scottish Actor David Tennant.

Wrapping Up

Lastly, these audiobooks will not only keep the kids but also the parents happy in the long and tiring journey. So, fasten your seatbelts, grab some snacks and juices, and play the audiobook. Enjoy the ride filled with fun and adventure that won’t make you realize where the time flees.

Have a safe and thrilling journey ahead!