The relationship between a parent and a child is one of the purest and most special relationship that exists. Celebrate that wonderful relationship this Parents Day by listening to some of these incredible classics as a family on Audible that honour this special and heartfelt bond (screen-free of course!)
Some great Indian picks we found are:
The Wild Fruit By Ruskin Bond
Vijay came from a poor family of tillers at a village. Every day he commuted to his school, which was four miles off. This journey made him hungry; but he fought hunger with wild fruits of the hills. One November, when the hills were shorn of fruits, a famished Vijay met a smiling boy who it seemed wanted to share his sweets with him. Later he left a bag for Vijay which turned out to be full of stones.
365 Panchatantra Stories by Adil Mukesh
The stories of Panchatantra are ancient Indian fables that were written in Sanskrit and Pali languages. The central characters in these fascinating fables are many times animals and birds. This book offers a classic Panchatantra tale for every day of the year. Hear about clever hares, cunning jackals, evil hunters, great friends, and more! 365 Panchatantra Stories is a treasure of wisdom, the perfect addition to a child’s library.
The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories
The magical storytelling and unforgettable characters in Bev Doyle and Richard Kurti’s audio adaptation of this children’s classic have been brought to life by many well-known voices from film, TV, radio and comedy.
Great Stories for Children by Ruskin Bond
Great Stories for Children is a potpourri of short stories that effectively transports the reader to the fascinating world of its endearing characters. The ensemble includes Tutu the monkey, who is fond of troubling the no-nonsense Aunt Ruby; a pet python who makes sudden appearances at the most unusual places; a troublesome Pret who enjoys stirring up the household he resides in; three young children stranded on the Haunted Hill; Himalayan bears who feast on pumpkins, plums and apricots; a crafty thief who has a change of heart; and Ruskin Bond himself, who meets a ghost at a resort in the middle of the night.
And some awesome international titles too like:
A witch curses a newborn princess to die on her 16th birthday. However, a fairy alters the curse, allowing the princess to survive by going into a deep sleep. A tale as old as time and an all time favorite fairytale to take you on a mysterious adventure.
The Icka Bog by J.K Rowling
A mythical monster, a kingdom in peril, an adventure that will test two children’s bravery to the limit. Discover a brilliantly original fairy tale about the power of hope and friendship to triumph against all odds, from one of the world’s best storytellers. Could a myth unseat a beloved king? Could a myth bring a once happy country to its knees? Could a myth thrust two children into an adventure they didn’t ask for and never expected?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this Gold Ticket from Mr Willy Wonka! I shake you warmly by the hand! Tremendous things are in store for you! One miraculous moment changes Charlie Bucket’s life forever. A boy who only gets to eat cabbage soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner finds a Golden Ticket that will take him into Willy Wonka’s magical chocolate factory. Joining him on the tour are four horrible blighters: Augustus Gloop – a great big greedy nincompoop, Veruca Salt – a spoiled brat, Violet Beauregarde – a repulsive little gum-chewer and Mike Teavee – a TV addict. What other surprises are in store for the lucky ticket winners
Dear Diary…Bess, George, and I are actually in Alaska! Everywhere you look, there are massive mountains and sparkling, deep-blue waters. We’re on the maiden voyage of the Arctic Star luxury cruise ship, and my old friend, Becca Wright, the assistant cruise director, needs our help. She received threatening emails before even setting sail; then a bloody body turned up in the swimming pool. And when a chandelier came crashing down in the dining room, we thought the Arctic Star may be cursed! There are so many passengers onboard, I don’t know where to begin. But I’d better hurry; if I don’t act fast, this might be everyone’s final – and fatal – voyage