Heard a good book lately? Sometimes they’re difficult to find. Finding the right audio book can help pass the hours without boredom, which can help you alleviate road fatigue. An entertained and alert truck driver is a safe driver.
So to get started, we thought we would provide you with an option other than the normal books on CD, one that you can use with your mobile phone if you wish. The mobile app is called Audible. It’s a subscription plan service from Amazon, with over 100,000 titles available. It works with any mobile device like a smartphone, an mp3 player, a laptop and even the Amazon Kindle. You can find out more about that here.
Of course, all the titles we’re featuring here are available on CD too, …and something known as uhh paper? Not familiar…anyway.
Black List – by Brad Thor
Somewhere deep inside the United States government is a closely guarded list. Members of Congress never get to see it—only the President and a secret team of advisers. Once your name is on the list, it doesn’t come off . . . until you’re dead.
Someone has just added counter-terrorism operative Scot Harvath’s name. Somehow Harvath must evade the teams dispatched to kill him long enough to untangle who has targeted him and why they want him out of the way.
The only question is, will Harvath get to that person before the United States suffers the most withering terrorist attack ever conceived?
I, Michael Bennett – by James Patterson
Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves a lifelong friend dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City – and to get revenge on Bennett.
To escape the chaos, Bennett takes his 10 kids and their beautiful nanny, Mary Catherine, on a much-needed vacation to his family’s cabin near Newburgh, New York. But instead of the calm and happy town he remembers from growing up, they step into a nightmare worse than they could have ever imagined. Newburgh is an inferno of warring gangs, and there’s little the police – or Bennett – can do to keep the children safe. Will he finally give in to the violence he’s capable of?
Blue Highways – by William Least Heat-Moon
This is a travelogue of a different sort, by a man searching for the beginnings of something most in polite company don’t talk about – moonshining. Of course, he doesn’t begin there. He starts on an innocent enough journey looking for the America that has fallen through the cracks; those diners that are the center of forgotten small towns, the people who continue to toil to keep them alive, and how they cure their ills.
First published in 1982, William Least Heat-Moon’s account of his journey along the back roads of the United States (marked with the color blue on old highway maps) has become something of a classic. When he loses his job and his wife on the same cold February day, he is struck by inspiration: “A man who couldn’t make things go right could at least go. He could quit trying to get out of the way of life. Chuck routine. Live the real jeopardy of circumstance. It was a question of dignity.”
Killing Lincoln – by Bill O’Reilly
In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington D.C., John Wilkes Booth—charismatic ladies’ man and impenitent racist—murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre. A furious manhunt ensues and Booth immediately becomes the country’s most wanted fugitive. Lafayette C. Baker, a smart but shifty New York detective and former Union spy, unravels the string of clues leading to Booth, while federal forces track his accomplices. The thrilling chase ends in a fiery shootout and a series of court-ordered executions—including that of the first woman ever executed by the U.S. government, Mary Surratt. Featuring some of history’s most remarkable figures, vivid detail, and page-turning action, Killing Lincoln is history that reads like a thriller.
A Wanted Man – by Lee Child
Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man driving, eyes on the road. Another man next to him, telling stories that don’t add up. A woman in the back, silent and worried. And next to her, a huge man with a broken nose, hitching a ride east to Virginia.
An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there. All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy that makes him a threat—to both sides at once.
The Devil in the White City – by Erik Larson
Not long after Jack the Ripper haunted the ill-lit streets of 1888 London, H.H. Holmes (born Herman Webster Mudgett) dispatched somewhere between 27 and 200 people, mostly single young women, in the churning new metropolis of Chicago; many of the murders occurred during (and exploited) the city’s finest moment, the World’s Fair of 1893. Larson’s breathtaking new history is a novelistic yet wholly factual account of the fair and the mass murderer who lurked within it.
Larson tells the stories of two men: Daniel H. Burnham, the architect responsible for the fair’s construction, and H.H. Holmes, a serial killer masquerading as a charming doctor. The activities of the sinister Dr. Holmes, who is believed to be responsible for scores of murders around the time of the fair, are equally remarkable. He devised and erected the World’s Fair Hotel, complete with crematorium and gas chamber, near the fairgrounds and used the event as well as his own charismatic personality to lure victims. Combining the stories of an architect and a killer in one book.