Embarking on a road trip is a great American pastime. Seeing the country, meeting new people, and exploring different ways of life will always be enticing to adventure-lovers. But sometimes road trips are just plain boring. You drive endless miles on flat highways or open roads with very little scenery. After playing the license plate game for the 30th time, you might wish you had prepared better for the lulls in your trip.
Audiobooks are a perfect way to pass the time between your sightseeing stops — and they can also be great for long commutes. If you have a long commute or road trip ahead, fill that time by listening to a few books you have in your “to-be-read pile.” They are a great way to stay calm and focused while driving while adding value to the time spent in the car.
That’s why we created this list of the most binge-worthy audiobooks for your next road trip. From American classics like On the Road to the dystopian thriller The Handmaid’s Tale, our list has something for every listener.
Before you embark on your road trip, make sure you’re prepared. Stock up on snacks and water, get some good pillows and blankets for napping in the passenger seat, confirm your car is road trip-ready, and make sure you have up-to-date car insurance. Once you’re ready, choose an audiobook that intrigues you from the list above and hit the open road!