How much time do we spend traveling every day? An hour? Two hours or more? That time is likely spent in a car in traffic or on public transit, but how many of us actually enjoy the commute? With summer officially underway, many families and friends are kicking off the summer road trip season. Why not make both the daily commute or family road trip enjoyable experiences by listening to an audiobook? For the month of June, OverDrive has a great selection of audiobooks on sale for 30% off! To simplify the purchasing process, check out the list OnTheRoadAudio available in Content Reserve. Here are a few of our favorites:

 

The Forgotten, the latest thriller from suspense master David Baldacci

 

“John Puller is called out on another case—and this time, it’s close to home. His Aunt Betsy has been found dead in her Florida apartment, drowned in her backyard pool. The local police have ruled the death an accident, but Puller isn’t so sure. Before she died, Betsy mailed a letter to Puller’s father, telling him she was afraid…but wouldn’t say what, exactly, she was frightened of.”

 

Bossypants, the funny and heartwarming biography of writer and comedienne Tina Fey

 

“Tina Fey, one of the most powerful and beloved women in entertainment, brings sharp wit and uncanny observational skill to everything she does, from television to major motion pictures. She’s managed to be known as both the thinking man’s sex symbol, and every woman’s alter-ego/imaginary best friend. Now, for the first time, Fey takes her writing talent off-screen and into the pages of an audiobook.”

 

Guilty Wives, a saucy summer beach read by James Patterson

 

“Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter, they enter the most luxurious, sumptuous, sensually pampering hotel they have ever been to. Their lavish presidential suite overlooks Monte Carlo, and they surrender: to the sun and pool, to the sashimi and sake, to the Bruno Paillard champagne. In the morning’s harsh light, Abbie awakens on a yacht, surrounded by police. Something awful has happened—something impossible, unthinkable…”

 

 

The list also includes classics you always meant to read but never quite got around to such as Fahrenheit 451, The Hobbit, The Maltese Falcon, Anna Karenina, and many more.

 

Indulge the kids on your summer road trip with these children’s and YA selections:

 

Hex Hall, by Rachel Hawkins and Cris Dukehart

 

“In the first book of the Hex Hall series, Rachel Hawkins introduces teenage witch Sophie Mercer, who is exiled to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward witches, faeries, and shape shifters.”

 

Jepp Who Defied the Stars, by Paul Michael Garcia, Katherine Marsh

 

“Fate—is it written in the stars from the moment we are born, or is it a bendable thing that we can shape with our own hands? Jepp of Astraveld needs to know. He left his countryside home on the empty promise of a stranger, only to become a captive in the strange, luxurious prison that is Coudenberg Palace, the royal court of the Spanish infanta.”

 

Or children’s classics like Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan, and Little Women just to name a few.

 

We all spend countless hours traveling in some fashion. Why not actually enjoy that time by listening to an audiobook? OverDrive makes it even easier with the OverDrive Media Console app that can be downloaded to your smartphone for free. Just plug in, download, and go. Enjoy the silence in the backseat. Enjoy the drive. Most importantly, enjoy a new world with an audiobook.

 

Kate Seivertson is a Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive

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