Road trips are exciting, period. Driving on open roads while enjoying Australia’s natural beauty aboard a campervan hire with friends and family. There’s no better way to go on a holiday with loved ones, is there? While on the open road a good alternative to road trip songs and eye spy are audio books .
So to help keep everyone in your camper hire entertained (and sane) throughout the trip, we’ve come up with a list of 5 audio books that suit any type of audience.
1. A Wrinkle In Time – Madeleine L’Engle
Whether you’re in a campervan with your kids or with your fellow kids at heart, you won’t go wrong with hearing about Meg, Charles and Calvin’s adventures through space and time in the background. If you’ve read this book as a child, it’s definitely worth listening to on your next road trip, wherever that may be.
2. Bossypants – Tina Fey
What better way to keep boredom away than listening to one of America’s funniest women tell you about her life story? Get ready to laugh your heart out with Tina Feys’ lively memoir, “Bossypants”. With the actress’ trademark comedic timing and wit, this is one audio book that you should never leave home without.
3. Lolita- Vladimir Nabokov
Revisit this classic tale of seduction by listening to it while driving one of Australia’s scenic tourist routes. Make sure though, that you have only adults in the campervan hire with you. Read by award-winning actor Jeremy Irons, listening to this audio book certainly spices up your campervan holiday.
4. Matilda- Roald Dahl
If you’re on a long road trip with the family, “Matilda” is an audio book that kids and kids at heart will love listening to. Narrated by Academy Award winning actress Kate Winslet, have a blast hearing about the touching story of a remarkable little girl and how she bravely takes on the story’s wicked villain, Miss Trunchbull .
5. World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War – Max Brooks
If you’re a fan of science fiction, zombie apocalypse movies, TV shows and novels, then you shouldn’t give this audio book a miss. After all, it would certainly keep you on your toes and you need to stay alert while you’re on the road, right?
Alan Alda, Mark Hamil and John Turturro give life to the book’s characters and describe post-zombie apocalypse life in America, as well as the events that led to the catastrophe. The novel was also the basis for the movie, “World War Z” starring Brad Pitt.
Whether you’re on a road trip with friends, family or your significant other, there’s always an audio book that will not just keep your company during the drive, but can help make your holiday more fun and memorable. And we hope that we’ve got you started on the right track by listening to one of the selections in our list.
Do you agree with our audio book choices? What audio books have you listened to while you’re on a road trip? Tell us all about it in the comments section!