As a truck driver, you spend a good portion of your days on the open road. Make those trips more enjoyable with audiobooks. These books will pass the time and make your workday fly by.
1. Bird Box: A Novel
Has the film “Bird Box” been sitting in your Netflix queue, waiting for you to have enough time to watch it? Ditch the movie and choose the audiobook instead. Bird Box: A Novel was written by Josh Malerman and it will pump you full of adrenaline as you try to figure out what terrifying force is driving people to unspeakable violence.
2. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
Michelle McNamara obsessively worked on this book until she passed away in her sleep. Her husband, actor and comedian Patton Oswalt, published it after her death, and it was an immediate hit. Listen as the narrators take you through the search for the man who killed 10 people and sexually assaulted 50 others.
3. Me Talk Pretty One Day
Do you prefer to laugh while on the road? David Sedaris’ bestselling book, Me Talk Pretty One Day will do the trick. The book is a series of essays and each one seems to be funnier than the last. Plus, Sedaris actually narrates the audiobook, and he manages to make it even funnier.
4. A Song of Ice and Fire Series
During your trips back and forth around the country, you might have heard people talking about “A Game of Thrones” on HBO. The television series is over, but you can still devour the books by reading the A Song of Ice and Fire series. George R. R. Martin has published five books in the series so far, with more coming.
5. No Country for Old Men
Cormac McCarthy’s novel No Country for Old Men is one of the most engaging works available. The story unfolds on the Texas-Mexico border, and it is a unique take on an American crime novel. You will be on the edge of your seat as this story unfolds.
6. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Written by David Grann, this work of nonfiction covers a series of murders of members of the Osage tribe. The killings took place in the 1920s when racism drove far too many investigators to make bad decisions. It might be nonfiction, but it reads like a novel and will keep you entertained for hours.
7. Educated: A Memoir
Tara Westover’s memoir is absolutely fascinating. She grew up with her survivalist family in the mountains of Ohio and didn’t enter a classroom until she was 17. She realized that education could change her life, and this memoir takes you along with her during her journey.
You’ve likely seen a John Waters film or two, but did you know he wrote a book? It’s called Carsick, and he also narrates the audiobook. The book details his journey hitchhiking across the country. It manages to be hilarious and weird at the same time.
9. The Handmaid’s Tale
The Handmaid’s Tale is one of the most popular television shows around, but long before it hit Hulu, it was a novel written by Margaret Atwood. This work of speculative fiction will make you think about wealth, autonomy, and what would happen if you lost your rights.
10. The Cartel Trilogy
If you have a long trip on the horizon, get audiobooks for The Cartel Trilogy by Don Winslow. The trilogy contains The Cartel, The Power of the Dog, and The Border. These novels depict the war on drugs and the cartel so accurately that the author has actually received death threats.
These audiobooks will keep you entertained for hours upon hours. Your trips will fly by when you listen to these audiobooks.