Road Trip

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

Road Trip Publisher's Summary

A summer adventure you'll never forget, from a beloved Newbery Honor-winning author!

Dad and Ben haven't been getting along lately, and Dad hopes a road trip to rescue a border collie will help them reconnect. But Ben is on to Dad's scheme, and he's got ideas of his own. Like inviting his buddy, Theo, who's sure to get into fun (and trouble) along the way. And if Dad wants a family road trip, then the family dog, Atticus, should get to come, too. What could go wrong?

But when their truck breaks down, the family trip takes plenty of unexpected turns. Before they know it, they've commandeered an old school bus and joined forces with its cranky mechanic, Gus. Next, they pick up Mia, a waitress escaping a tense situation. Only sharp-eyed Atticus realizes that Theo is on the run from something bad - and someone is following them. 

With alternating chapters from both Ben and his dog, Atticus, this fast-paced book takes listeners on an unpredictable ride that's all about family, friendship, and surprises.

©2013 Gary Paulsen and Jim Paulsen; 2012 Listening Library
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  • Book 1

    • Road Trip

    • By: Gary Paulsen, Jim Paulsen
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain, John H. Mayer
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Dad and Ben haven't been getting along recently and Dad hopes a road trip to rescue a border collie will help them reconnect. But Ben is on to Dad's plan and invites Ben's thuggish buddy, Theo. The family dog, Atticus, comes along, too, and the story is told by Ben and Atticus. When their truck breaks down, they commandeer an old school bus, along with its mechanic, Gus. Next, they pick up Mia, a waitress escaping a tense situation. Only sharp-eyed Atticus realizes that Theo is on the run - and someone is following them.

    Regular price: $18.20

  • Book 2

    • Field Trip

    • By: Gary Paulsen, Jim Paulsen
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain, John H. Mayer
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Ben has been invited to try out for a special hockey academy. But Dad wants Ben to catch up to the school field trip instead. So Ben, Dad, and their dogs, Atticus and Conor, jump into their truck. Ben concocts a secret plan to make the tryout, but Atticus and Conor are on to him. Ben and Dad's road trip turns into a wacky adventure full of new friends and surprises.

    Regular price: $19.60