Young Adult Adventures for Listening

by Jennifer Croft | Feb 14, 2017

Does your ideal escape include spies, international intrigue, wilderness adventures, survival situations or natural disasters? If so, this list is for you! These exciting audiobooks will take you through death defying stunts and swashbuckling scenarios where protagonists escape by the skin on their teeth!

 Russian Roulette
Russian Roulette: The Story of an Assassin (2013) Anthony Horowitz
Presented with an unexpected assignment, Alex Rider's greatest nemesis, Yassen Gregoravich, recalls his life and the path that led him to become an assassin while his one-time friend, Alex's uncle, became a spy.
Check Availability

 
 
All Fall Down
All Fall Down (2015) Ally Carter
After being hospitalized for insisting that her mother was murdered, not killed in an accidental fire, Grace goes to live with her grandfather for a fresh start, but when she sees her mothers murderer again, her past comes back to haunt her.
Check for availability 
 
 
Curtsies & Conspiracies
Curtsies & Conspiracies 
(2013) Gail Carriger
In her alternate England of 1851, fifteen-year-old Sophronia tries to uncover who is behind a plot to control a prototype that has the potential to alter human and supernatural travel, and to learn what role Mademoiselle Geraldine's academy for young spies plays in the affair.
Check for availability
 
 
Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy
Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy (2013) Elizabeth Kiem
After a harrowing defection to the United States in 1982, Russian teenager Marya and her father settle in Brooklyn, where Marya is drawn into a web of intrigue involving her gift of foresight, her mother's disappearance, and a boy she cannot bring herself to trust.
Check for availability
 

Rebel Mechanics
Rebel Mechanics (2015) Shanna Swendson
In 1888 New York City, sixteen-year-old governess Verity Newton agrees to become a spy, whatever the risk, after learning that the man for whom she has feelings sympathizes with rebels developing non-magical sources of power, via steam engines, in hopes of gaining freedom from British rule.
Check for availability

 

 

Never Fall Down
Never Fall Down (2012) Patricia McCormick
Based on the true story of Cambodian advocate Arn Chorn-Pond, and authentically told from his point of view as a young boy, this is an achingly raw and powerful historical novel about a child of war who becomes a man of peace. It includes an author's note and acknowledgments from Arn Chorn-Pond himself.
Check for availability

 

 

The Drowned Cities
The Drowned Cities 
(2012) Paolo Bacigalupi
In a dark future America where violence, terror, and grief touch everyone, young refugees Mahlia and Mouse have managed to leave behind the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities by escaping into the jungle outskirts. But when they discover a wounded half-man--a bioengineered war beast named Tool--who is being hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers, their fragile existence quickly collapses. One is taken prisoner by merciless soldier boys, and the other is faced with an impossible decision: Risk everything to save a friend, or flee to a place where freedom might finally be possible.
Check for availability
 
Hunter
Hunter (2015) Mercedes Lackey
Centuries ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were slashed open, allowing monsters from mythology through to destroy much of civilization. Now, only the corps of Hunters with magical abilities can protect the populace from the continuing attacks. Joy, a mountain girl from a close knit village who comes to the big city to join the Hunters, thinks she is only there to perform her civic duty, but soon becomes aware of some disturbing truths that force her to question everything she grew up believing about the legendary Hunters and the very world she lives in.
Check for availability
 
Nick of Time
Nick of Time (2008) Ted Bell
With the help of Lord Hawke, whose children have been taken by the evil pirate Captain Billy Blood, young Nick McIver uses a time machine to rescue the two children as well as change the course of events in two time periods, the Napoleonic Wars and World War II.
Check for Availability
 
Salt to the Sea
Salt to the Sea (2016) Ruta Sepetys
Titanic. Lusitania. Wilhelm Gustloff. All major maritime disasters, yet the last is virtually unknown. Ruta Sepetys changes that in her gripping historical novel. Told in short snippets, Salt to the Sea rotates between four narrators attempting to escape various tragedies in 1945 Europe. Powerful and haunting, heartbreaking and hopeful–a must read. -- Jennifer Asimakopoulos for LibraryReads.
Check for availability
 
The Living
The Living
 (2013) Matt de la Peña
After an earthquake destroys California and a tsunami wrecks the luxury cruise ship where he is a summer employee, high schooler Shy confronts another deadly surprise.
Check for Availability
question