Everyone has been on a road trip at some point in their lives. Whether it is three hours to a campground or fourteen hours to a grandparentís home, the thought of sitting in a car for longer than ten minutes isnít very appealing, especially to children. Fortunately, with the progression of electronic entertainment, road trips can be much more manageable for both parents and children. With the increasing popularity of audiobooks, parents are able to keep their children quiet and happy through the long trips.
I-pods, kindles, cell phones, mp3 players, and even CD players can now play audiobooks. Listening to a great story through an audio device makes time go by so much faster and pleasant than having to entertain the kids with games such as the alphabet spy game. There are some audio book companies who have an actual production value to them. One of these production values includes different voice actors for different characters in the book. Another feature is the audiobooks have actual music and sound effects so the overall mood of the story goes deep into your mind. With so many different categories of books, the entertainment value is limitless.
An example of a very popular audiobook is the Harry Potter Series, which is just as exciting as the movies and gives a great new perspective on the characters and plot of the story. Another amazing audiobook to look into is "The Way of Kings" by Brandon Sanderson. This book is one of many Brandon has written dealing with fantasy. Some of his works include: The Mistborn series, Elantris, Warbreaker, and the Alcatraz series, all of which are available on audiobook.
One of the greatest benefits of audiobooks is the help it provides those who arenít superfast at reading. For those who hate reading books for book reports, or are getting behind in class, audiobooks can be a life saver. Audiobooks provide people who have a hard time reading, with the opportunity to still enjoy a great story.
Building your own personal library of childrenís books, fantasy books, or mystery books will become a great asset because letís face it, audiobooks are the way of the future. As technology continues to improve their will be more and more electronic device platforms which will play your audiobooks. Audiobooks are a great investment; anything that helps you and your family be at peace is priceless. Those long road trips will soon become a short chapter in your life.