Best Books on Tape for Road Trips

Road trips with your friends, family, or alone can be an adventure. Having the right tunes can certainly add some zest to your time on the road. Books on tape are also a great option to keep you engaged while driving down the open roads. Here are a few suggestions that could keep you engaged and entertained for miles:

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

If you like science fiction and humor, "The Hitchhiker’s Guide" is a colorful journey through time and space. The dialogue is pithy and rich in philosophy and science. If you liked "A Space Odyssey" and “Johnny Dangerously", this could be a right choice for you. It's not a long book and this is only the first book is a series of five. There are many dramatized versions. However, the most popular is the version where the text is narrated by Stephen Fry.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

There are 12 different stories of our favorite detective, Sherlock Holmes. Each tale is approximately an hour long so it's a wonderful way to break up the monotony of a long ride. Whodunits books on tape are great for a car full of passengers as everyone can chime in and play detective.

The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo is a classic by Alexandre Dumas and full of vivid imagery, humor, drama, and even a love story. Edmond Dantes is a dashing young sailor and an honest young man whose peaceful life and plans to marry are quickly disrupted when his best friend deceives him. This one is definitely better for the longer road trips as it’s total running time is nearly 50 hours.

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