Grom and I have been enjoying books on tape during our drive time. We've listened to some great stories.
One we'd both highly recommend is Mr. Popper's Penguins. We haven't seen the recent movie, but it's hard to imagine it's as charming as this classic book. I downloaded it from Audible.com. 1 credit = $14.95. Not a good deal.
We've also checked audiobooks out from the library. The titles at our local branch are limited. I can get them through interlibrary loan, but it takes time, there is a fee involved AND I have to spend time downloading the CDs onto my computer.
But I think I've got it all figured out now. I found an iPhone App.
Tales 2 Go gives me access to 1600 stories on demand. There is a monthly subscription fee, but at full price it's less than my monthly credit from Audible.
But wait... it gets better... right now Homeschool Buyers Co-op is offering a group buy (expires 11/30/11) which could bring down the annual subscription fee ridiculously. (By the way - Homeschool Buyers Co-op does a great job supporting homeschooling families by helping them to join forces to get better pricing. And hybridschoolers like us can benefit too. Browse their site for other offerings).
You can try the app for free before deciding to join the group buy. We've been using it just a few days and I'm pleased.
Check it out!
I'm spreading the word because I think it's a great app and love listening to books. Also if I persuade others into the group buy, the price to myself could decrease. Just want to be totally upfront.