The Quest

Today, I will embark on a road trip to visit seven friends in seven days.  (Doesn’t that sound like the name of a boring memoir? Seven Friends in road3677296594_59af8b8f2eSeven Days: How I Saw Some Buddies and Discovered a Life Worth Living.)  I will pass through 7 states and cover roughly 1,547 miles.  Will I discover myself on this road trip?  Will I get into fist fights with locals at rural drinking establishments?  Will I kill a man, like Thelma and Louise did?  Only time will tell.

In the meantime, I find myself anxiously wondering which audio books I should listen to.  Should I listen to the latest bestseller?  No, kind readers, because you have all of them out right now.  Should I listen to a classic mystery?  An epic fantasy adventure? A self-help book about dating, finances, or my immortal soul?  It probably wouldn’t hurt–unless it’s boring and I take a little snooze and crash my car–then it would hurt.

I am very particular about my audio books: the prose can’t be too flowery or my mind wanders.  The narrator has to emphasize just the right words or the message won’t come across.  The plot can’t be too confusing, because I don’t have the luxury of flipping back a few pages to see if it was so and so that did such and such in the parlor.

I have compiled a list of  some of my favorites, along with some suggestions by other audio book aficionados:

I’ll let you know if I had any run-ins with the law when I get back.  Until then, what audio books have you loved?

–Bonnie

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  1. most anything by the teaching company!

    on average, i usually cheat and listen to audio version of books that i have already read, which makes the whole driving process much safer (no need to worry about missing plot points). i discovered this pressing need when i came across a very interesting section in “the professor and the madman” and nearly drove off a mountain road.

    - amy

  2. The No. #1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series on audio is narrated by an actress with a gorgeous voice. I’m not huge on audiobooks (don’t judge me!), but several librarians recc’ed these to me, and I have to agree – enchanting!!

    LAV

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