ROAD TRIP

5 Awesome Audiobooks for Your Awesome Summer Road Trip

Going on a road-trip? Or maybe your eyes are just too tired from looking at screens all day?  Try one of these great audiobooks!

1. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

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The Daily Show host Trevor Noah narrates a comical autobiography about his childhood in Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.  Published in 2016, a film adaptation produced by Paramount Players is coming soon to the screen.

2. The Sun-Down Motel by Simone St. James

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This small-town mystery is sure to keep you awake on the road.  An instant New York Times Bestseller, James’ The Sun-Down Motel follows protagonist Carly Kirk as she tries to find out why something hasn’t been quite right at the roadside.

3. Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

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A dark fantasy horror novel, Ruff’s Lovecraft Country ties multiple stories together.  Monsters and demons galore (many of them real), Ruff explores the conjunction between the horror genre of H.P. Lovecraft and the history of American racism during Jim Crow. P.S. this is now also a show streaming on HBO.

4. Matilda by Roald Dahl

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What more do I have to say about Matilda than simply, give it a listen!  You’ve read it, you’ve seen the movie, now throw it on for a summer road trip. Perfect if the kids are in the car too; guaranteed to keep them occupied!

5. The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain

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This Twain novel (or ‘translation’ as he calls it), recounts the humorous encounters between men and women in diary-form during their stay in the Garden of Eden. It recounts their lives in an outside of the Garden, and narrators Mandy Patinkin (Adam) and Betty Buckley (Eve) are wonderful.

Happy listening!

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