It’s summertime and America is taking to the highways to explore new places, visit old friends and just spend time with family. Many road warriors are finding one of the best ways to make long hours fly by is listening to an audiobook. Before you go, browse the extensive selections on Audible.com, where you can check out the latest audio offerings, read publisher and customer reviews and even listen to an excerpt. The narrated productions of Audible’s Best of 2012 brim with mystery, humor, terror and tears.
Whether you’re travelling alone, with friends or with your kids, there’s an audiobook or several to suit your road trip needs. After listening to the book, a lively discussion may ensue full of likes, dislikes, opinions and laughter. Audible.com has a huge selection of fiction and non-fiction available, opening the door for great literary adventures right in your own car.
Crime fiction fanatics will love Adrian McKinty’s “Cold Cold Ground“, over ten hours of gripping action brought to life by Gerard Doyle’s riveting Gaelic voice. Laced with black humor and complex characters, the story is set in Northern Ireland in the 1980s, following Detective Sean Dalton of the Royal Ulster Constabulary as he pursues a serial killer in the midst of raging sectarian violence. This brilliant production was released in January 2012.
Miles will fly by, preferably during daylight, while you and your passengers listen to the audiobook production of the original, unabridged version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Brilliantly narrated by an all-star cast, this audiobook brings the eerie classic to spellbinding life, perfectly evoking a sense of mounting dread.
Science fiction fans and Trekkies will definitely want to check out John Scalzi’s “Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas“, narrated over nearly eight hours by the always-entertaining Wil Wheaton. Released in June 2012 by Audible, the adventures of Ensign Andrew Dalton of the Capitol Ship Intrepid burst with wry humor, outrageous battles and surprising emotion.
If you’re fond of thought provoking, masterfully narrated non-fiction, the March, 2012 production of “Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty” by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson will be a hit in your car. Beautifully narrated by Dan Woren, the book explores the forces that make some nations rich and powerful while others flounder in poverty, sickness and famine.
Whatever your listening selection, you’ll be sure to find the perfect audiobook for your summer travels at Audible.com, your go-to source for the best in narrated books.
Audible.com is the Internet’s leading provider of digital audiobooks featuring more than 100,000 titles available for download, including books, magazines, radio shows, podcasts, stand-up comedy, and speeches. Listeners can download audiobooks to their iPod, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry, Kindle, and 500 other devices. With Audible’s new apps for iPhone™,Android™, Windows Phone, and Kindle Fire listeners can browse and download audiobooks wirelessly directly on their mobile device.
Now you can join Audible.com for Just $7.49 and receive a credit good toward any of the audiobooks mentioned in this article or another audiobook of your choice. This introductory rate of $7.49/ month is avilable for the first three months of your membership and then you can choose to continue at $14.95 per month. In addition, your subscription includes the following member benefits:
- 1 audiobook per month
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