Best Audiobooks For Men and Women…What to Listen to While Driving in 2022

Road Trip

Get Your Motor Running…

If you listen to audiobooks, you may be expanding your horizons when it comes to choosing what to conquer. Deciding on what book to read is similar to deciding on what movie or show to watch. You may love an actor and watch everything they are in, or you may just be interested in the subject matter. With books, you may love the author, have an interest in the topic, AND you may love the narrator of the audiobook… just another thing to love when it comes to experiencing books! Below are road trip book suggestions and popular audiobook narrators you will love!

Road Trip Audiobooks

If you are heading down the highway with your significant other and are hoping to listen to a book you both will enjoy, check out these audiobook recommendations perfect for both men and women.

Grenlights

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

This Tender Land Audio

This Tender Land by William Kent Kruger

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Barack Obama

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

The Storyteller

The Storyteller by Dave Grohl

Act Like You Got Some Sense

Act Like You Got Some Sense by Jamie Foxx

Billy Summers

Billy Summers by Stephen King

Project Hail Mary

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

The Boys

The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family by Ron Howard

Sooley

Sooley by John Grisham

the lincoln highway

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

Book Nation Review

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Book Nation Review

So You Want to Talk About Race

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Women’s Fiction and Nonfiction Audiobooks

As audiobooks gain popularity, many narrators are getting recognized for their stellar work. Two of the award winning readers listeners love are Robin Miles and Bahni Turpin.

Robin Miles

About Robin Miles

Robin Miles is an American actor, casting director, audiobook narrator and audiobook director. Miles has acted in Broadway shows and on TV shows including Law & Order and Murder by Numbers. She is best known for her audiobook narrations and narration director work for which she has won numerous awards including Audie AwardsAudioFile Golden Voice and Earphone Awards. Miles is revered in her field and is credited as one of the audiobook narrators saving the publishing industry. In 2017, Miles was inducted into Audible’s Narrator Hall of Fame.  Miles also has a voice training school, VOXpertise, for aspiring narrators. She has narrated over 300 books.

Robin Miles grew up in New Jersey and credits her immigrant neighborhood for immersing her in a rich world of accents, languages and cultures which she has been able to draw on for her narration work. Miles started in musical theater, but transitioned to drama. Miles graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Studies and she earned her Master of Fine Arts in Drama from Yale School of Drama.

After graduating and moving to New York City, Miles was looking for community service volunteer opportunities. She started book narration by volunteering to read for the American Foundation for the Blind and the National Library Service.

Read by Robin Miles

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reed 

The Personal Librarian

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

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The Yellow Wife

The Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson

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Caste

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

The Book of Lost Friends

The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Just As I Am

Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom 

An Illuminated Life

An Illuminated Life: Bella da Costa Greene’s Journey from Prejudice to Privilege by Heidi Ardizzone

The Girl Who Smiled Beads

The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya

Book Nation Review

Bahni Turpin

About Bahni Turpin

Bahni Turpin is an American stage and screen actor known for her roles in Malcolm X and Cold Case Files and an award-winning audiobook narrator. Her audiobooks appear regularly on Amazon’s monthly top ten list. Her audiobook career includes some of the most popular and critically acclaimed books in recent years including The Help and The Hate U Give.  In 2020, Elle magazine chose two of Turpin’s narrated books (Children of Blood and Bone and The Hate U Give) for their list of “The 20 Best Audiobooks To Listen To In Quarantine.” Turpin has four works on Book Riot’s list of “20 Must-Read Audiobooks Narrated by Black Women” in 2020. Turpin has also earned a place on AudioFile magazine’s list of Golden Voice Narrators.

Read by Bahni Turpin

The Help

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Hate You Give

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

The Other Black Girl

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

Book Nation Review

Transcendent Kingdom

Transcendent Kingdom by Yara Gyasi

Spark of Light

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn

Sun is Also a Star

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Book of Lost Friends

The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate

More Great Listens!

The Sweetness of Water

The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris, read by William Dermerritt

Before She Disappeared

Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner, read by Hillary Huber

The Four Winds

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, read by Julie Whelan

The Maid

The Maid by Nita Prose, read by Lauren Ambrose

Island Queen

Island Queen by Vanessa Riley, read by Adjoa Andoh

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