Audiobooks have been around for a long time. However, lately, they have become increasingly popular. Nowadays you can find almost any book you want in its audio version.
The quality of the recordings, the rhythmic narrative voice and the accessibility to good audiobooks have become the norm for this expanding industry.
So, if you are going to spend a lot of time on the road while hauling freight, take this as an opportunity to catch up on your reading.
After all, what’s better than using your time for self-discovery and entertainment while getting paid?
There are all kinds of audiobooks out there to suit all kinds of likes. We have made a small list of recommendations for all of you out there on the road.
Take a look and find your next literary adventure!
FOR ROAD LOVERS
If you are on the road but can never get enough of it, here are some audiobooks we think you’ll like!
On The Road – Written by Jack Kerouac and Narrated by Will Patton
Eat, Pray, Love – Written and Narrated by Elizabeth Gilbert
Into The Wild – Written by Jon Krakauer and Narrated by Philip Franklin
The Alchemist – Written by Paulo Coelho and Narrated by Jeremy Irons
The Road – Written by Cormac McCarthy and Narrated by Tom Stechschulte
Assassination Vacation – Written by Sarah Vowel and Narrated by Conan O’Brian, Stephen King, Dave Eggers, and Jon Stewart
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Written by Hunter S. Thompson and Narrated by Ron McLarty
FOR FANTASY LOVERS
If you go crazy for fantasy stuff, we have also gathered a few of the best fantasy audiobooks out there. With them, your long-haul trip will feel like a magic charm and time will fly as if it was riding on a dragon or on a broom!
Ready Player One – Written by Ernest Cline and Narrated by Wil Wheaton
The Water Dancer – Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Narrated by Joe Morton
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone – Written by J.K. Rowling and Narrated by Jim Dale
The Shinning – Written by Stephen King and Narrated by Campbell Scott
The Name Of The Wind – Written by Patrick Rothfuss and Narrated by Nick Podehl
The Hobbit – Written by J.R.R. Tolkien and Narrated by Rob Inglis
The Vine Witch – Written by Luanne G. Smith and Narrated by Susannah Jones
FOR BIOGRAPHY LOVERS
This year, some pretty powerful biographies came out and they can be also found as audiobooks. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the lives of important people in modern history, don’t hesitate to give these a chance.
Becoming – Written and Narrated by Michelle Obama
This Will Only Hurt A Little – Written and Narrated by Busy Philipps
Me – Written by Elton John and Narrated by Elton John and Taron Egerton
Home Work – Written by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton and Narrated by Julie Andrews
Wishful Drinking – Written by Carrie Fisher and Joshua Ravetch and Narrated by Carrie Fisher
Permanent Record – Written by Edward Snowden and Narrated by Holter Graham
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Written and Narrated by Maya Angelou
FOR CLASSICS LOVERS
If classics are your jam, don’t worry! We also have plenty of suggestions so you can get your dose of classic literature in its audible version.
The Count of Monte Cristo – Written by Alexandre Dumas and Narrated by Alan Munro
Great Expectations – Written by Charles Dickens and Narrated by B.J. Harrison
Moby Dick – Written by Herman Melville and Narrated by Frank Muller
“The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer” – Written by Mark Twain and Narrated by Nick Offerman
Jane Eyre – Written by Charlotte Bronte and Narrated by Thandie Newton
Pride and Prejudice – Written by Jane Austen and Narrated by Rosamund Pike
Lolita – Written by Vladimir Nabokov and Narrated by Jeremy Irons
FOR NON-FICTION LOVERS
Not everybody likes fiction. So, it feels mandatory to also have a non-fiction section with some great recommendations for all of you, realists of the world!
Girl, Stop Apologizing – Written and Narrated by Rachel Hollis
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Written by Mark Manson and Narrated by Roger Wayne
The Elephant in the Brain – Written by Kevin Simler and Narrated by Robin Hanson and Jeffrey Kafer
Mindhunter – Written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker and Narrated by Richard M. Davidson
I’ll Be Gone In The Dark – Written by Michelle McNamara and Narrated by Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn and Patton Oswalt
Catch And Kill – Written and Narrated by Ronan Farrow
The Secret – Written and Narrated by Rhonda Byrne
FOR CRIME LOVERS
In case nothing gets you going like a good old crime story, this selection is for you. Each one of these audiobooks will keep you on the edge of your seat all through your trip!
The Silent Patient – Written by Alexis Michaelides and Narrated by Jack Hawkins
Then She Was Gone – Written by Lisa Jewell and Narrated by Helen Duff
The Woman In The Window – Written by A.J. Finn and Narrated by Ann Marie Lee
The Night Fire – Written by Michael Connelly and Narrated by Titus Welliver and Christine Lakin
The Whisper Man – Written by Alex North and Narrated by Christopher Eccleston
Murder on the Orient Express – Written by Agatha Christie and Narrated by Dan Stevens
Misery – Written by Stephen King and Narrated by Lindsay Crouse
FOR CELEBRITY LOVERS
Recently, celebrities have also noticed how important the narrative of a book can be. So many actors, actresses, and celebrities have recorded their readings of some really nice books. If you want to have the company of a familiar voice while on the road, these books are for you!
The Handmaid’s Tale – Written by Margaret Atwood and Narrated by Claire Danes
Matilda – Written by Roald Dahl and Narrated by Kate Winslet
To The Lighthouse – Written by Virginia Wolf and Narrated by Nicole Kidman
The Great Gatsby – Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal
The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao – Written by Junot Diaz and Narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Heartburn – Written by Nora Ephron and Narrated by Meryl Streep
Go Set a Watchman – Written by Harper Lee and Narrated by Reese Witherspoon
Sherlock Holmes: Valley Of Fear – Written by Arthur Conan Doyle and Narrated by Sir Ian McKellan
What did you think of our list of recommended audiobooks? Have you listened to any of them? If you have any other audiobook recommendations for people on the road, don’t forget to share them in the comment section!