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Long Audiobooks for an Epic Road Trip Adventure

Make your next road trip unforgettable with these best audiobooks that will keep you engaged and entertained for hours on end.

Last Updated on June 20, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

Long Audiobooks for an Epic Road Trip Adventure

Planning an epic road trip adventure? I’ve curated a list of long audiobooks that will keep you entertained and engaged mile after mile.

Imagine cruising along scenic highways, the sun setting in the distance, while you’re immersed in the captivating worlds created by brilliant storytellers. From classic epics to contemporary sagas, these audiobooks are perfect for making those endless stretches of road feel like a thrilling adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned road warrior or embarking on your first long drive, these stories will transform your journey into a memorable experience. So buckle up, hit play, and get ready to lose yourself in tales that are as epic as your adventure.

15 Long + Best Audiobooks for an Epic Road Trip Adventure

Get ready to transform your next road trip with these best audiobooks to keep you engaged and entertained.

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Listening length: 21 hours and 3 minutes

Demon Copperhead, by the acclaimed author of The Poisonwood Bible and The Bean Trees, is set in the mountains of southern Appalachia. It tells the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a trailer, with few assets but his father’s looks, copper-colored hair, wit, and survival skills. The novel chronicles his challenges through foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, love, and loss, all while feeling invisible in a society that overlooks rural people. Inspired by Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield, Kingsolver’s novel highlights enduring issues of poverty and the transformative power of a good story.

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The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas

Listening length: 54 hours

Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. Dumas’ epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was a huge popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s.

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The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

Listening length: 16 hours and 2 minutes

A bestselling author Kate Quinn returns with a gripping World War II tale of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park. In 1940, Osla, Mab, and Beth join forces to crack German codes, despite their vastly different backgrounds. Their wartime efforts are torn apart by secrecy and betrayal. By 1947, as Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s wedding approaches, the trio must reunite to decipher a mysterious encrypted letter linked to their past, uncovering old wounds and a lurking traitor.

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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Listening length: 17 hours and 52 minutes

“A Gentleman in Moscow” is a captivating novel about Count Alexander Rostov, who, in 1922, is sentenced to house arrest in the luxurious Metropol hotel by a Bolshevik tribunal. Despite never having worked a day in his life, Rostov must adapt to living in an attic room while historical upheavals unfold outside. His confinement unexpectedly opens up a larger world of emotional discovery, filled with humor, a vibrant cast of characters, and beautifully detailed scenes, as he seeks to understand his purpose.

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11/22/63 by Stephen King

11/22/63 by Stephen King

Listening length: 30 hours and 40 minutes

11/22/63 is Stephen King’s time-traveling thriller.  The novel follows the story of Jake Epping, an English teacher who goes back in time to try and prevent the JFK assassination.  Through his journey, Jake discovers secrets about the past and its impact on the present.  This thrilling novel is Stephen King at his most inventive, blending science fiction and history into a powerful narrative.  It was also adapted into a Hulu series in 2016.

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Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Listening length: 16 hours and 10 minutes

From the author of The Martian, Project Hail Mary follows Ryland Grace, a lone astronaut on a mission to save Earth from disaster. He awakens millions of miles from home with no memory and only two corpses for company. As his memories return, Ryland faces the challenge of solving a scientific mystery to prevent humanity’s extinction, all while racing against time and the vastness of space.

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Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Listening length: 62 hours and 52 minutes

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled millions of fans. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle’s detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes. And, exclusively for Audible, Stephen has written and narrated nine insightful and personal introductions to each title. 

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David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Listening length: 33 hours and 54 minutes

If you’re looking for a more personal story, “David Copperfield” is a great choice.  The novel is based on Dickens’ own life experiences, and it’s his most autobiographical work.  The story follows David Copperfield from his childhood through to adulthood and chronicles the many ups and downs he faces along the way.  This novel is a powerful, moving story that will resonate with many readers.

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P.S. David Copperfield is one of the books mentioned in my “Memorable Parties in Classic Literature” article.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Listening length: 15 hours and 38 minutes

Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate lives for herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about her extraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret for so long.

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Will by Will Smith

Will by Will Smith

Listening length: 16 hours and 16 minutes

Will Smith’s memoir, Will, co-written with Mark Manson, chronicles his transformation from a West Philadelphia kid to a renowned rap and movie star. The book explores his journey to align outer success with inner happiness and human connection. It reveals his family’s struggles with the pressures of fame and his ongoing quest for self-knowledge. The memoir combines universal wisdom with an entertaining life story, offering insights into mastering one’s emotions.

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The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

Listening length: 15 hours and 20 minutes

The Four Winds, by the bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone, is a powerful American epic set during the Great Depression. It follows Elsa Wolcott, an unlikely heroine whose life changes after meeting Rafe Martinelli. As the world plunges into economic despair and the Great Plains suffer devastating droughts, Elsa must decide whether to fight for her land or move west to California in search of a better future for her family. This sweeping novel captures the harsh realities of the era and the enduring spirit of hope and resilience.

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Middlemarch by George Eliot

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Listening length: 35 hours

George Eliot’s most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community. Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; the charming but tactless Dr Lydgate, whose marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamund and pioneering medical methods threaten to undermine his career; and the religious hypocrite Bulstrode, hiding scandalous crimes from his past.

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The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Listening length: 22 hours and 3 minutes

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.

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Fairy Tale by Stephen King

Fairy Tale by Stephen King

Listening length: 24 hours and 6 minutes

In Stephen King’s Fairy Tale, seventeen-year-old Charlie Reade inherits keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war. After his mother’s tragic death and his father’s descent into alcoholism, Charlie learns self-reliance. He befriends an old recluse, Howard Bowditch, and his dog, Radar. Upon Bowditch’s death, Charlie discovers a hidden portal to another world in Bowditch’s shed. This gripping tale follows Charlie and Radar as they embark on a heroic journey to fight overwhelming evil.

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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Listening length: 32 hours and 24 minutes

A young New Yorker, Theo Decker, survives an accident that kills his mother and is taken in by a wealthy friend’s family. Clinging to a small painting that reminds him of his mother, Theo is drawn into a wealthy art community. As an adult, he navigates between the affluent world and an antiques store, feeling alienated and in love, all while caught in a dangerous circle. “The Goldfinch” is a gripping tale of loss, obsession, survival, and self-invention.

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What do you think about this list of best audiobooks?

What do you think about these audiobooks? Have you read any of them? What audiobooks would you add to this list? Let’s talk all about the best audiobooks in the comments below.

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