10th March 2017
Hooray! It’s Friday at last! Time to put your feet up and relax? You’ve got to be kidding! But don’t worry, whatever’s in store this weekend, we’ve got an audiobook to accompany you.
- Working up a sweat at the gym? Try Surface Tension by Sarah Gray.
If you need any motivation to persevere in the gym – this is it. Brimming with suspense, and enough twists and turns to get your pulse racing, you’ll have worked up a sweat in no time.
- Visiting the in-laws? Try The Cracked Amulet by R.B. Watkinson.
This epic fantasy tale is perfect for a car journey, especially if you’ve got a couple of grumpy teenagers in the back seat. With fierce battles between good and evil, terrifying rituals, and blood-thirsty villains; it’ll make any family event seem like a piece of cake.
- Walking the dog? Try The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle.
You aren’t trapesing round the local park, you’re roaming through the vast Amazon basin, hunting for signs of pre-historic life. Listen, and as your imagination takes over, the pond morphs into the great river, pigeons become pterodactyls, and the neighbour’s Jack Russell transforms into a terrifying iguanadon before your very eyes.
- Spring cleaning? Try Brushstrokes in Time by Sylvia Vetta.
Take your mind off mundane tasks, and be whisked away to the Far East with Little Winter, a young artist growing up in post-Maoist China. Deeply moving, inspiring, and informative, this stunningly written and narrated fictional memoir will capture your imagination and your heart.
- Entertaining the children? Try Stories from Herodotus by Lorna Oakes.
Educational doesn’t have to mean dull, and Stories from Herodotus, which features on the KS2 reading list, demonstrates this perfectly. The original tales aren’t for the faint-hearted, with blood and guts galore, but don’t worry, these have been made child-friendly, without sacrificing any of the excitement, so the kids (and you) will be enthralled from the start.