7 Audio Books for Your Solo Road Trip
Best audio books for road trips -7 Audio Books for Your Solo Road Trip
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When you’re on a long journey, just you and the road, you need a little entertainment to keep your sanity. Once you’ve fiddled with the dial on the radio and listened to the sound of the wind through your cracked window long enough, you’ll need another distraction. Instead of popping in your 10th CD or clicking through your MP3 player, consider listening to an audio book. It’s like company and brain food, but you can turn it off whenever you want.
by Jeannette Walls
While driving down endless highways, you will commiserate with the author, whose life began on the road. The memoir documents her nonconformist parents’ wanderlust and the family’s struggles; both within society and with each other. It’s a story about one girl’s determination and success that grew from the connection between the members of this unconventional family.
Dave Barry‘s Only Travel Guide You’ll Ever Need
by Dave Barry
This parody of travel and tourism will make you glad you’re driving solo and not dealing with airports or foreign tourists. Hopefully you’ll be using a GPS, because Barry’s take on maps may leave you laughing so hard you can’t read yours. It’s so funny that you’ll never want to hit the road without it.
by Sara Gruen
In an intriguing story about life on the road, Jacob Jankowski joins a second-rate circus in the depression-era United States. Even though riding on the travel-worn train is less than luxurious, the magic of the big top resounds in this story about loss, love, and betrayal.
by David Bach
Where are you going? Green, hopefully. Maximize your time and learn how to improve your financial situation by helping the planet. Listen to the narrators explain how to conserve energy, be an environmentally friendly consumer, and raise healthy children. You can find out how to cut down on fat—whether it’s from junk food or junk mail—making your waistline and your wallet healthier.
by Kathryn Stockett
Travel to the early days of the civil rights movement with this intense, yet comedic story. The author uncovers the hypocrisy of the movement by pointing out the irony of the relationships between wealthy white women and their black maids. From the controversy surrounding one character’s decision to create a separate bathroom for her maid, to the comedy of her lawn being covered with toilets, the book will keep you entertained while teaching you a little about political history.
NPR Road Trips: Roadside Attractions: Stories That Take You Away
by Various Authors
Since you’re already on the road, you may be inspired to stop at some of the odd and one-of-a-kind roadside attractions found along America’s highways. This audio book describes some of the most baffling and humorous tourist lures in the United States. Whether you’re on your way to Seattle’s Space Needle or want to check out the Velvet Museum, listening to this audio will give you some great ideas.
Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Investor’s Road Trip
by Jim Rogers
After living his life in the world of finance, Jim Rogers found that he had a lot more life to live. He grabbed his car and his fiancé and took a three-year road trip around the world. Although he gives some financial insight along the way, this book is focused on the adventure of a lifetime.
Whether you travel for business or pleasure, driving the boredom away after hours on the road is important. Since you can’t crack open a book or magazine, pick up of few of these audio books to bring with you on your travels. Whether it’s a memoir about life on the road or a guidebook with a little bit of bathroom humor, an audio book will keep you focused as the hours disappear along the pavement.
Alison Mason is a stay-at-home mother of three, and blogger of all things “road worthy.” Her husband, Teddy, is a long-haul trucker and Alice helps him organize his routes by keeping an eye out for CDL jobs and regularly checking on commercial truck insurance quotes.