Lengthy travel calls for “extreme audio”– something interesting enough to keep one from falling asleep at the wheel. Some genres work better than others, but the bottom line is it must have a plot that works at least as well as espresso. Some good candidates :
Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino 362.8830922 T372p
True Crime in reverse. Unforgettable 2 people become enmeshed in a nightmare, and come back so changed.
Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg 362.196895 G829h
A family fights against psychosis with everything they have.
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson 371.822 M842t
Top Thriller! Don’t let the title fool you; this is an amazing story of Mortenson’s journey through the most remote areas of Pakistan.
When You are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris 814.54 Se27w
Yay! David Sedaris has a comedic gift that just gets better.
Hella Nation by Evan Wright 306.2409 W931h
Rolling Stone writer profiles 12 sets of people that are very, very far out there. Bizarre, even unsavory, but fascinating.
Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill Horror Hill
The best horror story! Old Rocker buys a ghost and gets more than he bargained for.