Please recommend light audiobooks for a long car ride
August 6, 2012 7:50 PM Subscribe
Please help two different people agree on audiobooks for our upcoming (tomorrow!) road trip
posted by lizjohn to media & arts (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My brother-in-law and I am about to embark on a 14 hr trip by car. So far, we have been unable to come up with audiobooks we can agree on.
He enjoys realistic fiction, Richard Russo, Jonathan Frantzen, Dave Eggers, John Grisham (on airplanes only, apparently) and is generally a big nerd. Does not like most science fiction, romance or fantasy.
I enjoy distopic fiction, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, books which detail life in a different time/place, science fiction anthologies, non-fiction science, medicine and psychology books.
Books that are automatically out because one party has already read them/has already been vetoed:
His Dark Materials Trilogy
books any of the aforementioned authors
poorly written trash
Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit
all David Sedaris
We would like something on the lighter side, fiction or non.
The Bourne Identity
Freedom (neither of us have read it yet, despite what I said above :) )
Louis C.K.'s comedy
Has anyone listened to something recently you could recommend? We leave in less than 12 hours and would love to fill up our phone with a wealth of choices.