Top Five Friday #4

Top Five Friday #4

Audiobooks for Road Trips

Audiobooks are essential to road trips.  Not only do they make the ride go by faster, but they give you a reason to WANT to get back in the car and keep going.  A good audiobook needs to be enthralling, something that captures your attention from the get-go.  Below are my top five suggestions for audiobooks to enjoy on your next road trip:

  1. “Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling: Really any of these books will do, but if you’re going to start something, you might as well start at the beginning. All of the Harry Potter audiobooks are read by Jim dale, who does amazingly unique voices for each character.  Even if you’ve already read them, listening to it being read by Mr. Dale is worth your time, I promise. (Duration: 8.5 hours)

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  2. “The Shining” by Stephen King: Stephen King is, without a doubt, my favorite author. Many of his books would be a great choice to occupy your time as you drive.  I chose this one because it’s a.) very scary and b.) very exciting and will make your road trip go by that much faster.  You will listen with bated breath, needing to know what will become of the Torrance Family.  Bonus points for you if your road trip ends with a creepy, historic hotel.   (Duration: 16 hours)

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  3. “Bossypants” by Tina Fey: Read by Ms. Fey herself, her accounts of her life thus far will make your drive so much more amusing. You’ll be laughing out loud and not caring if you look crazy to your fellow highway drivers.  It’s a good mix of interesting life experience and hilarious anecdotes to keep things entertaining.  (Duration: 5.5 hours)

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  4. “Dark Places” by Gillian Flynn: This book, penned by the author of “Gone Girl”, will definitely keep you on your toes for its entirety. The complex characters and plot twists ensure that it will have your full attention.  “Dark Places” is a dark thriller that you won’t want to stop listening to until you know whodunnit.  (Duration: 13.5 hours)

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  5. “Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David Sedaris: This compilation of short essays is so relatable and funny. It’s read by the author, and will have you crying with laughter.  My only advice would be to keep a pack of Kleenex on hand to keep the tears from obstructing your view of the road.  (Duration: 6 hours)

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    Image from Amazon.com

What are your favorite audiobooks to keep you entertained on a road trip?

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