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  • Writer's pictureOlivia Swindler

Audiobooks for Your Next Roadtrip

Updated: Sep 9, 2021

Happy listening!!

A Very Punchable Face - I liked Colin Jost before this book. I loved Colin Jost after this book. I really love a celebrity memoir, and this made me laugh out loud in every chapter.

One Two Three - This might be my top audiobook of the year. The story was so unique, and listening to it gave it a new side. If you like family sagas, this is a great one. It follows triplets who live in a town that was the victim of a chemical plant disaster. The story is powerful, the characters are unforgettable.

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States - This book combined two of my favorite things, France and US history. Even if you are not a history nerd, the casting of this audiobook is just everything. HIGHLY recommend.

The Best of Me - This was my first David Sedaris book on audio. It was just fantastic. He might be one of my favorite writers, and hearing him read his short stories just makes them shine.

Open Book - Again, I love a celebrity memoir. If you grew up watching and listening to Jessica Simpson, this is a must! Hearing about her life and experiences was so interesting, and I learned so much about perseverance and growing up in the public eye.

We Are Displaced - This is definitely a heavier road trip listen, but the audio is so well done. I really respect Malala and the work she is doing to raise the voices of those around her. If you are interested in learning more about the refugee crisis, this a great book.

Greenlights - Alright, alright, alright. Matthew McConaughey is a fantastic storyteller. I laughed out loud multiple times. I loved this book.

Becoming - Michelle Obama reads her memoir, which I loved. I did not know much about Michelle before listening to this book. I found it very thoughtful and so interesting! (I listened to A Promised Land right afterward, and it was so funny to hear the two share the same story from their own perspective!)

Talking To Strangers - I love Malcolm Gladwell. I read and listened to this book. He is really working to change the audiobook experience, and even though this is a book, it reads like a podcast. Highly recommend!

Clap When You Land - This is a novel in verse told from the perspective of two sisters. The audio was incredible. This story will stick with me for a long time.

Here For It - This is a highly amusing essay collection. This was my introduction to R. Eric Thomas, and it was just incredible. Thoughtful, laugh-out-loud, everything I love in a collection of essays!

Say Nothing - This is a looong one, but it is so gripping. This recounts the Troubles in Northern Ireland. This book relays such an important historical event in unsettling detail. This book really lived up to the hype, and the narration is wonderful!

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