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Best Audiobooks To Listen To On The Road

Best Audiobooks To Listen To On The Road

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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Don’t forget to check Audible or any of these free audiobook websites for the newest editions for your next trip!

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!

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