When our older children were very young, we started investing in audio books for our family. This has been one of the best investments that we have made in raising our children, as our younger ones are still listening to them today… and loving them.
We have invested in more than 10 audios, but this will be a list of our top ten that I know your family would enjoy as well.
10 Audios Your Family Should Own
The Sugar Creek Gang is one of our favorite audio series that includes adventure, suspense and wholesome values for the whole family.
The Sugar Creek Gang audio book series features this well known group of boys who always find a mystery to solve and an adventure to be had. Your boys will love falling asleep listening to these stories, or let the whole family listen on your next long car ride, even mom and dad will like to listen!
There are six audio sets in this series. We love to add a new series every Christmas and is a perfect gift for the family or an item to share with grandparents or other family that love to give gifts for holidays and birthdays.
Jonathan Park is amazing! My children learned so much about creation, and why evolution doesn’t make sense just from these audios. Our whole family loves them and often will listen to these on long trips. I have even missed a turn to NY, which I know the way like the back of my hand, but I was so into the audio that I wasn’t realizing that I missed the exit.
Each adventure is based on real places and scientific discoveries– all designed to build your faith!
A bold intervention by the King’s most trusted knight could prove to be the cure for an unfitting heir to the throne. Far from the walls of the palace, will an unworthy prince learn what it means to be an entrusted king? Dare to join Finnian as he ushers Thomas into the legendary world of Sir Malcolm and the Missing Prince, a place of adventure and undeniable truth.
The Hedge of Thorns is another Lamplighter Publishing products. The message in this audio is powerful for all ages.
John is determined to find out what is on the other side. And that which is forbidden makes his quest all the more irresistible! Desperate to break through the hedge, he devises a plan that unknowingly places his little sister in perilous danger. In a moment of passion and disregard for his parents’ warnings, John does the unthinkable-and learns the hard lesson that there are grave consequences to crossing the boundaries that God has set for him. This unforgettable lesson has left an indelible mark on his life and will leave the same upon those who hear this story!
Charlie’s Choice is from the Lamplighter Publishing collection. One of my favorite books about the importances of good choices.
Hold on to your seat because you are about to take a journey with Charlie, a boy of adventure and risk. Dissatisfied with his lot in life, Charlie dreams of a better future, where money can cure all ills. He dreams of living in luxury and ease, and is determined to make his dreams come true!
The Captive another of the wonderful collections from Lamplighter Publishing is one with suspense and adventure, with a lesson tucked inside.
Kidnapped by Algerian pirates, our recent graduate Anselmo finds himself on a merciless slave ship heading to the auction block in a foreign country. Having escaped the cruelty of his first master and the death grip of the desert, Anselmo is taken captive by a new master, where he finds mercy as well as condemnation.
The Pilgrim’s Progress is a timeless book full of Biblical allegories. This audio is a dramatization of the unabridged book. Your entire family will love how this book will come to life and bring them into the story. Truly, one of my favorite!
I have amazing memories of this playing on a trip and seeing my husband’s tears run down his face from the moving story that symbolizes our perilous journey. Then my children wanting their daddy to reenact some of their favorite parts, at one of our local playground.
The Pilgrim’s Progress: Part Two Christiana is a must listen to after your family listens to the first part. My children needed to know what happen to Christian’s family and we all loved it!
The journey is full of adventure and suspense with victories to celebrate.
Hinds’ Feet on High Places is similar to the Pilgrim’s Progress, as it is written in allegory format.
“Oh, if only I could escape from his Valley of Humiliation altogether and go to the High Places.” It is with this cry that Much-Afraid, crippled and disfigured, begins her journey, leaving her Fearing relatives behind, and pressing on the Realm of Love. As the Chief Shepherd explains, no Fears can live in this realm, because “perfect love casts out fears and everything that torments.”
Living Principles of America is a one of a kind CD series consisting of 36 CDs that are dramatized to share our American history from Columbus through some of our most famous inventors like Edison and Ford.
This has been one investment that we will be making for a second time, since our first ones were cassettes and they are growing tired and worn from the hours of enjoyment that our family has received from this series.