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Best audio books to keep you occupied on the road this summer


Let’s face it, sometimes it’s hard to keep yourself entertained while on the road. If the usual radio talk shows are making the hours drag on, try listening to an audiobook. A good narrative can be the best way to pass the time, especially during a long drive.

Audio books are available on a variety of platforms, here are some of the best.

  • Audible is a subscription service by Amazon that provides the world’s largest selection of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks. Try it out. You get a 30-day free trial and free audio book when you sign up.
  • Google Play offers a variety of audiobooks, and, the best part is a lot of them are free.
  • Apple Books also offers easy access to audiobooks for IPhone users.
  • Spotify offers a selection of audio books to choose from. Sign up to get a free 3 month premium trial period. Plus, you’ll get ad-free music too.

Here are our top audiobook recommendations right now. But, with endless genre options and lengths, everyone is sure to find something that they will enjoy.

Hell Divers by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

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This story occurs two centuries after World War III poisons the planet. The last of humanity searches the sky in massive airships looking for a habitable place to land. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers, men and women who risk their lives by skydiving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships need to keep running.

When one of the remaining airships is damaged, Hell Divers are deployed to a hostile zone. There, they find something that threatens the future of humanity.

Camino Winds by Josh Grisham

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This story follows a suspicious death that occurs during the midst of a devastating hurricane. On an island in Florida, Nelson Kerr, an author of thrillers, is one of the apparent victims of the hurricane. But the nature of his injuries lead friend, Bruce Cable, to believe otherwise.

Bruce quickly realizes there may be a connection between the manuscript of Nelson’s newest novel and the suspicious circumstances of his death. Give this book a listen
to hear the dangerous and shocking truth of what what he discovers.

Countdown 1945 by Chris Wallace & Mitch Weiss

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In Countdown 1945, Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday gives a behind the scenes account of the 116 days leading up to the American attack on Hiroshima.

Listen as he gives details on the prominent figures involved and the meaning behind the decisions they made during one of the most significant moments in history.

If It Bleeds by Stephen King

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A collection of four short stories by legendary author, Stephen King. Each story tells a unique, gripping tale sure to keep you intrigued.

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