We had one of those hideous M25 journeys - 2hrs turned into 5 and a half hours - bumper to bumper in driving rain.
My two boys (aged 5 and 7) listened to this story straight through, with delighted giggles at the yucky bits. Thank god we had it!! Other wise the journey would've been 100 times more horrible.
This is a series of short stories, rather than one long one; perfect for a stop/start car journeys. It's ideal for younger audiences. If you like Winnie-the-Poo, then you'll love this. Lots of furry little creatures getting into scrapes - but nothing too frightening. Also Bernard Cribbins has a wonderful voice. Could listen to him for hours. Even my 7 yr old (Ben 10, Biker Mice from Mars) was enjoying it!
What starts off as an apparently fluffy fantasy about a magic watch, slowly turns into a very thought provoking story. Whilst my 5 yr old missed the subtleties and just thrilled to the idea of having a "pause" button for real life, my 7 yr old started to ask some really quite adult questions.
What is time really? If you had more time, what should you do with it? Can everything be fixed in time? If you could pause a maths test to give yourself more time to finish the questions, is that cheating?
Bernard (the main character) starts off as quite a nervy, dull little boy and grows in stature and confidence throughout the book. The narrator might seem a bit nervy & dull to start with himself, but his flat voice is actually a very good fit for Bernard so stick with it!