Last-Minute Audiobooks for Family Trips

Black and white cat peers over the back seat of a car with a surprised expression on its face.
Socks the cat is super into this audiobook right now.

Are you and your family going on a road trip and need a story to keep the whole crew interested (and your sanity intact)? If you need something that will appeal to kids and adults alike, and you need it NOW, take a look at our collection of downloadable and streamable audiobooks from RBdigital!

The perk of RBdigital? There are no hold lists! If you see it, you can borrow it. Just have your library card info ready and download either the RBdigital App for smart phones or tablets, or the Media Manager for Mac or PC.

For help figuring it all out, take a look on the RBdigital Help page which has info on using the service as well as links to the App and the Media Manager, or for some ideas for great family-friendly audiobooks just take a look below!

Katherine Kellgren!

Our very own Robyn has already talked up the audiobook reader Katherine Kellgren better than I ever could, but I will happily add my name to the list of people who adore her! She reads books in such a fun and dynamic way, and does hilarious voices for all the different characters. Here are two of her offerings, but there are a bunch more to be found in all different formats.

The Frog Princess

A fun twist on the classic Frog Prince tale in which a princess kisses a frog to try to turn him to a prince, but in this case the princess becomes a frog herself! If this sounds familiar, the Disney film The Princess and the Frog was loosely based on this book.

The Case of the Missing Marquess

This vivid mystery series follows the exploits of the junior sleuth, Enola Holmes, as she uses her smarts to solve cases. In this first book, Enola must travel to London in disguise to unravel the disappearance of her missing mother.

Tales of Adventure & Intrigue


Avi's books are loved by young and old, and for good reason! This book follows the mouse, Poppy, as she embarks on a dangerous quest to find a new home and escape the rule of the controlling owl Ocax. Full of excitement, bravery, great storytelling, and a lot of heart.

The Abominables

You can rarely go wrong with the great Eva Ibbottsen! This book follows a family of yetis as they make their way across Europe to try to find a new home after they are forced to leave the Himalayas. This is full of incident, adventure, and memorable characters.

Tuesdays at the Castle

This delightful book is so full of fun, adventure, and magical quirkiness! It follows Princess Celie of Castle Glower- a castle that magically changes every Tuesday, adding anything from a new room on up to an entire wing. When the King and Queen are ambushed Celie must use her special knowledge of the castle to take charge!

The Westing Game

This Newbery Medal winner is like a book version of the game/movie Clue as it focuses on 16 heirs of an eccentric millionaire who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance. I read it as a kid and as an adult and loved it both times!

Treasury of Greek Mythology

A great collection of Greek Myths for those with families with an interest (there are also collections on Norse and Egyptian Mythology) Well-written and well-told by the narrator!

Funny Stuff

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

This is great for anyone with a passing familiarity with Star Wars who's looking something that will have kids and adults alike laughing their pants off. This one isn't inappropriate for younger kids but it does deal a bit with bullying and crushes, which may be less relatable.

But really, the most important part: the narrator does a great Yoda voice!


This high-stakes heist story is fast-paced, funny, and full of adventurous characters.

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