Here is a great listening tip for the vacation. Listen to Julie Davis of Forgotten Classics read to you Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic: Uncle Tom's Cabin. She has reached chapter 30 by now. Uncle Tom meets Simon LeGree. This is where it all goes awry.
Julie Davis not only reads Uncle Tom to you in the most excellent voice, before and after the reading you also get a bit of a literature class about the book.