For those of us with a more realistic sense of what driving in Illinois can be like (painfully gridlocked or utterly boring), audiobooks can help bring some serenity (now) to summer road trips or even just the daily commutes. Especially if those audiobooks can actually make you laugh while stuck in traffic.
If listening to whole novels seems daunting or even more tedious than the traffic, try some of the great comedic memoirs and recordings in the nonfiction section. A little laughter can help speed along a not-so-pleasant journey, and make you less likely to think ill of fellow drivers. Plus our collection ranges from the best of NPR's Car Talk to Adam Carolla to Tina Fey. They also fit in well with our summer reading theme "Have Book, Will Travel" which starts on June 8th this year.
Whether you are going to the beach, downtown Chicago, or just to work, here are some great comedic audiobooks that can make the trip just a little bit easier:
Condensed Comedy for the Commute
Dave Barry Is Not Making This up
A Marriage Made in Heaven-- Or, Too Tired for An Affair
The Life and times of the Thunderbolt Kid
Not Taco Bell Material
The Best of Car Talk
Seriously-- I'm Kidding
I Feel Bad about My Neck
The Guinea Pig Diaries
Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? (and Other Concerns)
Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
Dan Gets A Minivan