How to Find the Perfect Audiobook for Your Next Long-Distance Flight

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We recently took a direct flight from Stockholm to Oakland right in the middle of the day, which meant that because of the different timezones it remained around 2pm for nine straight hours. In order to triumph over jet-lag, going to sleep was not an option.

Luckily, we had plenty of reading material to catch up on in the form of audiobooks, and a 30-day free trial to Audible became our favorite travel companion. We listened to The Girl on the Train on the way to Stockholm, and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami on the way back.

If you have a long-distance flight coming up (or if you just want to become a more avid reader), give Audible a try. This subscription service is like Netflix for audiobooks, so you can binge on as many literary masterpieces as you want. And once you download an audiobook on the Audible app, you can listen to it even if you’re on Airplane Mode or offline – perfect for air travel.

This sponsored post features a few audiobook suggestions that are perfectly timed for the following long-distance flights. Start your 30-day free Audible trial here.

New York to London – Hamilton: A Revolution

Hamilton audiobookAudiobook length: 6 hours and 2 minutes
Flight time: 7 hours and 27 minutes
Narrator: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Most musicals don’t have a backstory that’s riveting enough to warrant their own biography, but Hamilton, clearly, is the exception. The new Hamilton: A Revolution audiobook offers insightful accounts on the making of one of Broadway’s most celebrated musicals – from the White House performance that sparked it all to the Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. Hamilton: A Revolution is narrated by Hamilton auteur Lin-Manuel Miranda, with contributions from cultural critic Jeremy McCarter and actress Mariska Hargitay.

Sydney to Mumbai – The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid's Tale audiobookAudiobook length: 11 hours
Flight time: 13 hours and 7 minutes
Narrator: Claire Danes

Margaret Atwood’s groundbreaking dystopian novel is set in a near future where women are not allowed to read. Actress Claire Danes gives a subtle but emotive performance as Offred, the handmaiden who defies the oppressively puritanical regime. A modern classic, The Handmaid’s Tale remains a relevant exploration of women’s rights and their bodies.

Mexico City to Bangkok – Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre audiobookAudiobook length: 19 hours and 10 minutes
Flight time: 20 hours and 5 minutes
Narrator: Thandie Newton

The protagonist in Jane Eyre is without a doubt one of the most complex female characters in all of literature. Thankfully, actress Thandie Newton manages to capture Jane’s multitudes throughout each facet of her life. This audiobook gives Jane Eyre a relatable, real-life tone without losing the book’s original gravitas and literary depth.

Audible has the perfect audiobook for your next flight. Start your 30-day free trial now and enjoy unlimited audiobooks.

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