Put your foot on the gas with audiobooks that will put you in the middle of all kinds of travel: across countries, through decades, and into the lives of unforgettable characters.
With audiobooks in your car speakers and trusty companions by your side (someone has to dole out the snacks and pick roadside attractions), you’ll be ready to chart new courses.
John Steinbeck, at the age of fifty-eight and alongside his French poodle Charley, set out to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years. In Travels With Charley, Steinbeck reflects on the American character, racial hostility, the particular form of American loneliness he finds almost everywhere, and the unexpected kindness of strangers.
â€śOf all the narrators who have tried to grasp the wayward wit and glorious vision of Nobel laureate Steinbeck, Ron McLarty is the best.â€ť–AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner
Minnie Cooper knows two things: that her New Year’s birthday is unlucky, and that it’s all because of Quinn Hamilton, a man she’s never met. After thirty years, Minnie and Quinn are about to meet again…and Minnie feels her resentment begin to fade. This Time Next Year explores the way fate leads us to the people we least expect.
â€śNarrator Hannah Arterton’s vocal range enhances every emotion in this clever rom-comâ€ť–AudioFile
A Visit From the Goon Squad circles the lives of Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker, and Sasha, the troubled young woman he employs. Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each otherâ€™s pasts, the listener does, along with the secret lives of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs.
â€śA captivating listening experience.â€ť–AudioFile
In the iconic Eat, Pray, Love written and read by Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year, Gilbert takes a transformational journey through Italy, India, and Bali searching for pleasure and devotion.
It’s 1969 in New York City, and the Gold children sneak out to hear their fortunes from a traveling psychic. The prophecies inform their next five decades: Simon searches for love in ’80s San Francisco; Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, Daniel seeks security as an army doctor; and Varya throws herself into research. The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, asking the question: if you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?