10 Audiobooks That Will Drastically Improve Your Commute

The next time you find yourself sitting in rush hour traffic, turn on an audiobook; you can ease the boredom and drag of your daily commute and cross off the books that have been hanging out on your reading list. We rounded up some of our all-time and recent favorites, and we made sure to include several with narrators who have charming English accents. Happy listening!

Narrated by Jon Ronson

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Start (or end) your day with Jon Ronson’s raw honesty and lovely accent.

Narrated by Tina Fey

Bossy Pants

Only Tina Fey could narrate her comedic memoir and do it justice. It’s like listening to your best friend tell you hilarious stories about that one time….

Narrated by Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, and India Fisher

Girl on the Train

Told from three different women (each with an english accent), this suspenseful story packs a punch with a bombshell ending.

Narrated by Jim Dale

Harry Potter Series

So you’ve read the books and watched all of the movies. You should probably listen to the audiobooks too, for good measure. Bonus: Jim Dale’s english accent (Can you tell the Everygirl team loves english accents?).

Narrated by Caroline Lee

Husband’s Secret

Loved Big Little Lies? Whether you binged the HBO series or read the book, you’ll enjoy listening to this equally suspenseful title by the same author.

Narrated by David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One Day

From learning French–just the nouns– to Big Boy, a story about a present left behind in the powder room (my favorite) David Sedaris’ collection of personal essays will have you laughing out loud.

Narrated by Roger Wayne

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

Mark Manson gives ruthless advice on how to care less about pretty much everything. And if you’re anything like me, you need this in your life ASAP.

Narrated by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass

Self help on your way to work? Why not! Jen Sincero is like the little voice inside your head, except she only has nice things to say.

Narrated by Dan O’Grady

The Rosie Project

Full to the brim with warmth and laughter, this quirky, cozy rom-com is the perfect antidote to a bad day.

Narrated by Claire Danes

The Handmaid’s Tale

Okay, so this one’s a heavy read–words of our Editorial Assistant, Kelly– but important! Listen to this before you watch the Hulu series, starring Elisabeth Moss and Alexis Bledel.

What’s the best audiobook you’ve listened to lately?

  • Lincoln in the Bardo is an amazing audiobook – more like a theater production (starring Nick Offerman and David Sedaris!).

  • Redheadhime

    I would also suggested “I’ll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist” by Betty Halbreich. Great story about life, fashion and New York City. Bonus its narrated by Jane Curtain!

  • I love listening to Audiobooks! I recently listened to Wild and loved it. I also listened to Lauren Graham’s Talking as Fast as I can. I also have re-listened to the entire Harry Potter series recently.

    Brittany | thechicette.com

  • I’d also add Lilac Girls – it’s a beautiful story and the three narrators (with appropriate accents) are so talented. Also Outlander (as long as you commute alone! many steamy sex scenes ahead….). And I fully endorse the Aussie narrator of Liane Moriarty’s books; The Husband’s Secret is my favorite book of hers.

  • I recently discovered that I can get free audiobooks on my phone through an app from my local library. With a link to my car radio, now I don’t feel like I’m just wasting time during my commute! I’m totally going to check out “You are a Bad Ass.” That sounds great.

  • Tanya

    The Rosie project was a laugh-riot!

    http://www.themadmag.com

  • I really liked The Finishing School: A Novel by Joanna Goodman.
    Told in flashbacks between present-day and the mid to late 90s (my fav), a mystery novel surrounding the narrator and the friends she made at a Swiss boarding school.

  • I really liked The Finishing School: A Novel by Joanna Goodman.
    Told in flashbacks between present-day and the mid to late 90s (my fav), a mystery novel surrounding the narrator and the friends she made at a Swiss boarding school.

  • Fashion girls will love listening to Donna Karan’s memoir! With the foreward by Barbra Streisand. So good.