You Can Please Everyone with the Right Road Trip Playlist
Long trips fly by with these exciting titles from Audible
As clichéd as it may sound, road trips really are about the journey, not the destination. Of course, it’s up to you to make them enjoyable. Chances are you’ve been on a road trip filled with hours of thumb twiddling, staring aimlessly out the window and counting down the road signs – 300km to your destination, 250km, 200km…
Or maybe you remember them differently: hours-long arguments over who called whom this name or that. And then there are road trips consumed by whatever repetitive music is coming out of the speakers, worrying about whether you have enough data to load the next playlist.
At Audible, we want to let you in on a secret: there’s a better way to road trip. There’s a way to enjoy the scenery around you, the beautiful sloping hills and setting sun, without giving into boredom or bickering. It’s all about finding the right entertainment for your road trips – audio titles that appeal to everyone in the car.
Whether you’re traveling with friends or family, listening together helps your imagination roam free -and might even help soothe the most impatient of road trippers. With tons of audiobooks, Audible Originals & podcasts available, there’s something everyone in the car can enjoy — and with the ability to download and play this content offline, you don’t have to worry about data overages.
With March break fast approaching, check out the following six titles to bring along on your next great road trip!
Laugh the Hours Away with Ellen DeGeneres
The perfect way to pass time on a long road trip is to laugh. Not only does it burn calories, off-setting hours of sitting in one place, but it also connects everyone in the vehicle.
And who do you turn to for a reliable, crowd-pleasing laugh? It has to be the queen of daytime TV herself, Ellen DeGeneres. Seriously…I’m Kidding does not take itself seriously in the least. Less a story than an off-the-cuff stand-up routine, this audiobook will have you giggling all the way to the exit ramp.
Introduce a New Generation to the Enchanting World of Beatrix Potter
Your prime position in the front seat means you get to control Audible in your car. Use your next family road trip to introduce your kids to the enchanting world of Beatrix Potter. Listen to narrator Andrew Scott breathe new life into the characters you remember as a kid – Peter Rabbit, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Jemima Puddle-Duck – and watch your kids’ imaginations light up.
Put Your Sleuthing Skills to the Test with Alex Michaelides
Sure, a compelling mystery will keep you on the edge of your seat for a long ride. But it can also be an interactive experience – a game that everyone in the car can play along with.
And with Alex Michaelides’ The Silent Patient, the game is afoot (or “awheel” as the case may be). Unlike most other mysteries, you already know who the killer is in The Silent Patient early in the audiobook. The question you’ll have to solve, along with criminal psychotherapist Theo Faber, is what the motive could possibly be for this puzzling crime.
Put an End to the Backseat Bickering with Scott McCormick
“Stop fighting or I’ll turn this car around!” If you’ve ever found yourself bluffing with this line, you’ll know what a relief it is when the kids finally calm down and get along.
Stop arguments dead in their tracks – or prevent them from starting in the first place – with this fun, family-friendly look at frenemies throughout history. You’ll learn about Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, bitter rivals who discovered most of the world’s known dinosaur bones, as well as numerous other famous adversaries. And who knows, maybe one day your very own backseat bickerers will go on to accomplish great things!
Planning a longer road trip? Audible has tons of audiobooks for your kids to help pass the time and end the backseat bickering!
Plan Your Great Escape with Laurence Bouvard
No kids in your car? Time to break out a gritty non-fiction podcast. A top choice for adults looking to bite their nails on a long road trip, Escape From Jonestown is the true story of Tim Carter, a member of Jim Jones’ infamous Peoples Temple cult, who narrowly escaped with his life. The harrowing, heartbreaking tale is told over six episodes with great care and attention by creator Laurence Bouvard. It’s not always an easy listen, but it’s always engrossing.
Take a Journey of Self-Discovery With Cheryl Strayed
Travelling can be as much about escaping your daily life as it can be about finding yourself. No one knows this better than Cheryl Strayed, creator of the stirring memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Devastated by the death of her mother, fresh from a divorce and recovery from a heroin addiction, Strayed embarked on a 1,100-mile solo hike along the Pacific coast. With little prior hiking experience, she learned to overcome challenges, face her grief and piece herself together again. And this March break, you can rediscover yourself alongside her.
Passing the time on your March break road trip doesn’t have to be a chore – you can laugh out loud, spark your imagination, solve a mystery, broker a fragile backseat peace agreement and even discover yourself with an audiobook, Audible Original or podcast. Before you load up the trunk for your next long haul, discover these six titles and more top rated audiobooks on Audible.
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