Audiobooks that will get you to Grandma’s house

Traveling during the holidays can be a chore, but these audiobooks will make you wish your trip was just another chapter longer.

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Need to stay awake on a long drive? Expedition Indigo, by Stacy Allen, read by Kristin Kalbli, is full of adventure, intrigue, romance, and mystery. Protagonist Riley Cooper’s adventure in underwater archeology, romance, and mystery solving will keep your eyes open and mind active. Expedition Indigo will keep you alert for nearly 11 hours.

Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse: One Twentysomething’s (Mostly Failed) Attempts at Adulthood, written & read, by Alida Nugent is a quick listen at only 4 and a half hours. Nugent’s stories of trying to be a grown-up will make you laugh the whole time you travel and will boost your confidence. This one is great for young adults with parents who keep asking “when are you getting a job/married/your life together?”.

If your travels include a cross-country road trip or multiple connecting flights, listen to Allen Drury’s Advise & Consent, read by Allan Robertson. This brilliant political thriller won a Pulitzer and at over 33 hours, it will keep you entertained no matter where you’re going.

If you’ve already perfected your road trip playlist, only to realize you’ll run out of music long before you run out of road, listen to the Man from Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame, by legendary music producer Rick Hall, narrated by Rick Hall and Jeremy Arthur. You’ll be amazed at how much of your favorite music was produced by Hall.

Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, written and read by Janisse Ray, is perfect for those who want to feel more in touch with the Earth this year. Stories of Ray’s childhood, spent in a junkyard in South Georgia, are interspersed with lessons learned from and about the long leaf pine ecosystem. Ray was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame this year. At a little over 7 and a half hours, you’ll have plenty to teach your relatives over dinner.

Driving all night? Listen to Bury Me, by Tara Sivec, narrated by Stephanie Willis. Bury Me’s terrifying twists and turns will make sure you won’t fall asleep even after you finish the six and a half hour audiobook.

 

Travel safely and have a happy holiday from us at ListenUp Audiobooks. If you want more personalized suggestions, tweet us!

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