What to listen to on your end-of-summer road trip - Metro US

What to listen to on your end-of-summer road trip


If you’re escaping the office for a week-long road trip before summer ends, or just planning a shorter Labor Day Weekend car ride to your vacation destination, make the time pass more quickly by listening to a book on tape.

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Since you’ll want something to keep you perked up and interested, go for a thriller, comedy or beloved author telling a gripping story.

Audiobooks.com made a handy list of books to read, broken down by length of your trip:

Up to 1 hour (up to 50 miles):

The Shell Game by Janet Evanovich

1 to 2.5 hours (50-150 miles):

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney

Drunken Fireworks by Stephen King

3 to 4 hours (150-250 miles):

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

I Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

5 to 8 hours (250-500 miles):

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

What If? by Randall Munroe

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

When to Rob a Bank by Steven J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt

9 to 16 hours (500-1,000 miles):

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

Memory Man by David Baldacci

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

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