I recently started a job that requires me to commute an hour to and from each day. In addition, I am a Transfer Admissions Representative meaning I drive to Community Colleges in Illinois to recruit transfer students. Needless to say, that is a lot of hours in the car and as much as I love Bruce Springsteen and Taylor Swift, I needed something else to keep my eyes on the road and my brain awake.
These are the first three audio books that I have tackled on the road and my love for all three of them is sky high. I’m not going to summarize them for you, you can google that if you’d like to hear more about what they are about. I am just going to give you a few of my thoughts and sum it up with how I would describe the book in one word.
- Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter was the first audio book that I have ever listened to. I got a free subscription to Audible and decided to give it a try. (You can link an Audible account through your Amazon account. Watch for a free 2 month trial – that’s what I did. I just canceled because my 2 months was up and I did not feel like paying for a subscription). I loved the story. It’s one of those books that bounces through a couple different characters & their story lines and in the end you see how it all fits together – like a perfect puzzle.
If I had to describe this book in one word it would be: magical
2. Step on a Crack by James Patterson. This book was recommended to me by a colleague and I had never read anything by James Patterson before. It was a thrilling mystery that had me in tears more than once. I became very attached to some of the characters and this story tugged on my heartstrings more than I expected it to! It is a mysterious thriller with many twists and turns.
If I had to describe this book in one word it would be: intense
3. Mean Streak by Sandra Brown is the audio book that I am currently in the middle of. It is so good I do not want to get out of my car when I get home from work. It has been so engaging and surprising and I am so in love with the characters (most of them). This is, by far, my favorite book I’ve listened to and I just have NO idea how it is going to end.
If I had to describe this book in one work it would be: gripping
Have you read/listened to any good audio books lately? I’d love to hear them! Remember, you can usually get audio books from your local library!