20 Best Audiobooks For A Road Trip

Best Audiobooks

I don't know about you, but I love going on road trips.

A road trip feels like a true adventure -- much more so than air travel, which involves so many tiresome steps before you even set foot on the plane. And then you're crammed in a suffocating tube with little to look at and too many noisy people.

There's something about having the car packed, getting up early, and heading out on the open road that makes me feel giddy with excitement, just like I felt when I was a kid.

Behind the wheel, you're in control of your destiny (and destination) in a way you can't enjoy with other forms of travel.

A road trip is a great bonding experience for you and your significant other or family members. You have time for long talks, lots of laughter, and shared discovery.

For me, the smaller, off-the-beaten-path highways are preferable (rather than the interstate) even if it takes a bit longer. I'm drawn to the changing landscapes, the small towns, the farms, and quaint roadside stores.

Sometimes, though, there's no escaping the interstate or long stretches on lonely highway. You're forced to take a route that offers little variety in scenery and nothing much to look at.

This is the time when you'll be grateful you brought along an audiobook or two.

I love reading books on road trips, but reading a book is a solitary experience. You can't share it with your fellow travelers. If you're the driver, or if reading makes you car sick, audiobooks can make those long stretches of highway much more interesting.

Do you have a road trip planned in the near future?

Here are 20 of the best audiobooks for road trips this summer:

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