The medium to beat the tedium There's nothing like an interesting audio to take the Mommy, are we there yet out of travel so if you're packing the kids in the car for a late summer jaunt, don't be caught tapeless! Dominic (Listening Library, $16.98, 3 hours, ages 8 and up, 0807278939), William Steig's tale of the sweet dog who sets off on a trip to nowhere and finds adventures everywhere, is a modern classic that continues to delight (ages 9 and up).

Marguerite Henry's King of the Wind (BDD Audio, $18.99, 3.5 hours, 055347829X), the classic horse story that has enraptured children for 50 years, will thrill listeners anew as David McCallum reads.

Redwall, a great mouse epic in three parts follows the good defenders of Redwall Abbey as they battle the wrath of Cluny the Scourge and his minions. Performed here by author Brian Jacques and a full cast. Redwall: Book One (Listening Library, $19.95, all ages, 0807278408), Book Two ($19.95, 080727965X), Book Three ($15.95, 0807279684).

Sukey Howard reports on spoken word audio each month.

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