Six words: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
The formerly Harry Potter-averse 11 year old and I are loving the audio version of the first book in J.K. Rowling's famous series. Loving it! I know, I know, we're so late to the Jim Dale fan club. The English actor is the narrator for all the H.P. audiobooks, and has a different voice for each character. We're listening to a 7-CD set that I borrowed from the local library. 8 hours and 17 minutes of entertainment for free. Er, well, except for the gas.
The reasons that the kiddo wanted nothing to do with Harry Potter before this are known only to him, but I suspect that competitive talk among classmates in the past had something to do with it. ("I first read Harry Potter in PreK! All by myself!") We're over that now.
And we're taking the long way home.