My kiddo is big, HUGE, majorly into her audio book CD's. She listens to one almost every day. Multiple times a day. There are so so very many wonderful audio books out there, but these are a few of our favorites:
'The Roald Dahl Audio Collection'. This one is FANTASTIC and it's read by The Man himself, Roald Dahl! I read one review that said he was hard to understand. RUBBISH. He's clear as a bell, does a marvelous job, and he has a great voice.
(Julia has been listening to this collection non-stop since we got it. 'Charlie and The Chocolate Factory' and 'James and the Giant Peach' are slightly abridged, but since I know both stories like the back of my hand, I can tell you that the edits made are very minimal and not at all detracting from the overall story.)
2) 'Arabian Nights', narrated by Jim Weiss. Julia knows this guy by name now. HE IS A STORYTELLING MASTER. You must must MUST seek out any and all Greathall Productions audio books done by this guy. The best. We have at least a half dozen of them!
3) We don't have this 'Junie B. Jones' set, but I think we should.
'A Bear Called Paddington' for awhile now. It's read by Stephen Fry, who is so droll and British and wonderful. Julia listens to this one over and over and over. It's been in constant rotation since we got it! Can't praise it enough.
5.) More Jim Weiss in 'Animal Tales'. This was our first Greathall Productions CD and one of our very favorites. Super funny, this one.
6.) 'The Barefoot Book of Giants, Ghosts and Goblins' is not a bit scary. There's only one ghost, and he's quite nice. I think in the goblin story, the goblin eats jam and cakes. The 'Fin M'Coul' story is Julia's favorite.
I have such fond memories of listening to story records when I was little. It makes so happy to see my kiddo enjoying audio stories as well. And let's face it, as much as I love to read stories to her, I can't read all the time, whenever she wants me to. Really, it's true. Audio CD books are total lifesavers and jolly good fun to boot. Julia and I enjoy talking like Stephen Fry now. Basically we pretend to be British whenever we can. Brainwashing! I've successfully turned my kid into a faux Brit!