We just finished the very long but very captivating, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. And we all listened to it together, which was so fun. We could discuss what we thought about what was going on in the story, what we thought might happen, and the every popular, this is what I would do in that situation discussion.
We took the old school route and listed to it on CD, mostly in the car. I picked it up at the library, my very favorite source for books!
It took a couple of road trips and some errand running around town days to complete but it was so worth it! The total playing time was 13 hours and 17 minutes.
Listening in the car was our favorite way to hear the story. We tried listening at night before bed but its so hard to find a stopping point. I mean why not listen all night?
We tried listening in the family room sprawled out on the sofa or the floor but too many other things could distract us, like new library books, a strange cat in the yard, that kind of thing.
In the car we had to stop when we arrived at the museum or the pool or the grocery store. It’s hard to argue with, we’re here!
This fascinating story has been one of the highlights of our summer.
We have our longest road trip of the summer coming up next week. I just hope we can find a new book to enjoy as much.
Happy summer and happy reading!