Let's be honest. Some audiobooks that kids love to listen to can be the most insipid and annoying stories we adults have ever heard (or forgotten, as it were). Are there audiobooks that can truly be enjoyed by both adults and children?
Yes, of course! We've put in a good 23 years of audiobook listening with our kids so far, and we thought it was time to share our favorites with you. We happily still have 10 weeks of summer left here in the western hemisphere, so crank up the audiobooks and pour the lemonade!
Conversely, if you're reading this in the winter, light a fire and pop the corn!
These are affiliate links below (thanks!) but we often find what we love to listen to from free sites like HooplaDigital and Librivox.
Audiobooks to Enjoy With the Youngest (Ages 3-6)
(This list does not include shorter picture books.)
Audiobooks to Enjoy With Tweens and Middle Kids (7-12)
There are plenty of classics and options for older kids that are enjoyed by both both parents and teens. We're choosing not to create a list here in the interest of time, but are happy to help with specific suggestions.