The Search for WondLa #Audiobook Series for Kids, read by Teri Hatcher #Giveaway

by Jennifer Donovan

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battle for Wondla

The Search for WondLa is a 3-book series by Tony DiTerlizzi (author of The Spiderwick Chronicles). A Hero for WondLa is the finale in the trilogy and has just been published and released on audiobook.

I haven’t listened to more than just a sample of the audiobooks, but I actually have had a copy of the first book on my shelf since it first came out, so I finally started reading it aloud with my 10-year-old son. We’re almost finished, and we’re hooked!

DiTerlizzi creates a magical and imaginative world that will appeal to 4th graders and up. It is sort of a combination of Star Wars (with the mythical creatures and worlds) and some of the futuristic dystopian works that are so popular with teens now. Eva Nine has lived all alone in a subterranean sanctuary, being raised by a robot Multi-Utility Task Help Robot (Muthr). When their sanctuary is attacked, Eva sets off alone, meeting all sorts of interesting lifeforms, some helpful and some dangerous.

We’re 2/3 through the first one and there many questions left unanswered, so we’ll definitely be listening to the audio versions that we were sent copies of. Audiobooks are great for family road trips or simply driving around from one activity to another, or even listening at home while doing household chores or during mealtimes.

Teri Hatcher on the WondLa series

Visit the Simon & Schuster page to read the first chapter and watch a video about it.

Win the whole series

You can win a set of all 3 audiobook CDs: The Search for WondLa, The Battle for WondLa and the finale A Hero for WondLa.

Follow the instructions it the widget to earn one or more entries. Start off by telling me “When do you listen to audiobooks with your kids? Or when do they listen? Or when would you like to try?”

Email Author    |    Website About Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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2 Kristie June 2, 2014 at 9:32 am

We’ve only listened to audiobooks a couple times, with storybooks, so this would be a neat thing to try. I can imagine the kids, and I, really getting into them!


3 anne June 2, 2014 at 11:04 am

I listen to audiobooks when I am doing housework which is endless and boring. The kids do in the car and sometimes on days that are inclement.


4 Kathleen Trail June 2, 2014 at 11:50 am

We’ve just started listening to audiobooks as a family & they’re perfect for longer car rides or even just extended errands. May start introducing them into our nighttime reading routine soon!


5 Cindy June 2, 2014 at 12:05 pm

We have listened to audio books in the car and at night before bed. We homeschool and I would like to work Tony’s books into our literature assignments for all 3 of my children although my daughter has already read 2 of his Wondla books. Thanks for a great giveaway. :D


6 Ben June 2, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I’d love to start listening to books with my son in the car. He loves books and it never seems like we have enough time to read.


7 Mia Schubert June 2, 2014 at 12:39 pm

My 9 year old likes to listen to audio books in the car.


8 Matt June 2, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Me and the kids listen to audiobooks in the car while going multiple places. This will be an excellent one to put on during the long road trips


9 gail maki wilson June 2, 2014 at 1:12 pm

I hate to admit it, but I haven’t, yet, listened to an audio book. I love the visual of words on paper, but I am ready for a new experience!


10 Lisa June 2, 2014 at 1:44 pm

I listen to audiobooks when I’m working. It provides an excellent way to lose yourself in a story while still getting work done. I also listen with my nephews while we draw. It often provides a jumping off point for imagining new things.


11 DC June 2, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Kids are all grown up, but audiobooks in the car or planes are great.
It also helps if the child gets car-sick reading.


12 Andrea June 2, 2014 at 2:03 pm

When playing legos and in the car are the favorite times to listen to audio books.


13 Nichole June 2, 2014 at 3:37 pm

We have always enjoyed audiobooks on road trips in the car. The whole family enjoys listening to the stories together.


14 Maryl June 2, 2014 at 3:54 pm

This is a great series – I hope to win the audio books! Next…this should be a movie…


15 Loretta June 2, 2014 at 7:27 pm

We listen to audiobooks on longer road trips. My middle-schooler also likes to listen to them in his room when he’s bored. These would make great books for them to listen to during summer break when its too hot to play outside.


16 marianne June 2, 2014 at 8:46 pm

We listen to audio books in the car on trips.


17 marianne June 2, 2014 at 8:47 pm

We listen to audio books in the car on trips. But we havent had anything to listen to lately. I think my boys would like it but they wont read the books due to the girl main char.


18 melissa r June 2, 2014 at 9:21 pm

We listen in the car …often!


19 Daniel M June 2, 2014 at 9:35 pm

usually in the car


20 Patricia Wojnar Crowley June 3, 2014 at 6:37 am

We listen in the car!


21 Liza Vladyka June 3, 2014 at 7:12 am

while in the car


22 Heather B June 3, 2014 at 7:50 pm

I have never listened to an audio book. I think it would be great for long car rides!


23 YvonneJ June 4, 2014 at 9:21 am

I work in a library and I encourage parents and children to try out audiobooks. The children especially enjoy the Playaways that we have available for checkout. Playaways are all-in-one audiobook devices that come preloaded with audiobooks….here is a link so that you can see what they look like:


24 Liz June 4, 2014 at 9:31 am

These would be great for our summer road trips!


25 Claudia June 4, 2014 at 7:12 pm

I love listening to audiobooks , because I can do other things while I listened to a good book,


26 riTa June 4, 2014 at 9:02 pm

My husband and I listen to audio books all the time–while working, riding or traveling. Some of our grown children do as well. I would like to get the grandchildren hooked on books this way.


27 Patricia June 4, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Sometimes in the car or sometimes right before bedtime.


28 Wehaf June 5, 2014 at 9:56 am

We listen to audio books on roadtrips!


29 nikki robak June 5, 2014 at 8:04 pm

I would like to try it with my grandchildren


30 Pamela j June 6, 2014 at 5:06 am

E listen in the car , or when we are outside gardening.


31 danielle June 7, 2014 at 8:40 pm

I like to listen while walking


32 Birdiebee June 8, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Our family has never had audio books. I would love to try it out.


33 vickie couturier June 9, 2014 at 8:34 am

we listen in the car on a long road trip


34 Crystal Rose June 9, 2014 at 1:21 pm

We listen to them during long car rides.


35 Linda Townsend June 9, 2014 at 5:41 pm

I listen when I work out, drive, garden, cook, shower, get ready to go to work… sometimes for a bit as I go to bed. I’m hooked!


36 Rachel Williams June 13, 2014 at 9:31 pm

When they’re picked up from school


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