While driving long stretches of highway, why not try an audiobook from Audible to pass the time?
At Audible.com, a sister company of Amazon, you can find numerous New York Times best sellers, or search by all types of categories such as Historical, Comedy, Thriller, or Fiction. Here are a few fall releases:
Blood Highways: The True Story Behind the Ford-Firestone Killing Machine by Adam L. Penenberg
This heart-wrenching story of the biggest product liability case in history follows two people: Tab Turner, a charismatic trial attorney who has made a career out of forcing Ford to admit to knowingly trade human lives for profits; and Donna Bailey, a single mother who fought back from the brink of death to confront those ultimately responsible for her accident.
The 6th Extinction: Sigma Force, Book 10 by James Rollins
A remote military research station sends out a distress call with a chilling final command: “Kill us all!” Commander Gary Pierce and Sigma from the neighboring base must unravel the mystery of what they find: every living thing – humans, plants, animals, insects, even bacteria – is dead.
Length: 15 hours
‘Crick’: A Prepper Is Cast Adrift, Book 2 by Ron Foster
A cyber-attack has destroyed 80 percent of America’s electrical grid. Martial law has been declared, and Russian troops may be assisting with security and continuity of government operations. Terrorists have blown the hydroelectric Dams surrounding a prepper festival stranding the campers on an island with no chance of escape other than using their own wits and ingenuity.
Length: 4 hours and 25 minutes
The Professionals by Owen Laukkanen
Four friends, caught in a terrible job market, joke about turning to kidnapping to survive. And then, suddenly, it’s no joke. For two years, the strategy they devise works like a charm – until they kidnap the wrong man. Now investigator Kirk Stevens, FBI agent Carla Windermere, and an organised crime outfit looking for payback are after the four kidnappers.
Length: 11 hours and 1 minute
In suburban Georgetown, a killer’s Reeboks whisper on the floor of a posh home. In a seedy D.C. porno house, a patron is swiftly garroted to death. The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. And in New Orleans, a young law student prepares a legal brief. To Darby Shaw it was no more than a legal shot in the dark, a brilliant guess. To the Washington establishment it’s political dynamite.
Length: 10 hours and 21 minutes
There was more to the Civil War than famous, glorified generals – much more. In this well-researched historical novel, you will see how the terrible Civil War affected the folks on the home front, too. The Civil War South in 1863 is desperate and dangerous. For Joe, a 12-year-old boy suddenly alone and 600 miles from home, it’s a nightmare come true but also the adventure of a lifetime.
Length: 12 hours and 19 minutes