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Books matched to your travel times

Reading lists target travelers

What to listen to on your upcoming holiday flight or long car trip? has put together reading lists customized to particular trips. For instance, those taking an L.A.-to-Hawaii flight might order Chelsea Handler’s “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang.” Younger readers might order “Holes,” by Louis Sachar. Why? Because they can both be finished in the time it takes to fly that route. Naturally, you won’t find “War and Peace” on any of the lists, though you might consider it if you’re taking a connecting flight through Chicago or Detroit in January.

Here are Audiobooks’ recommendations, customized to particular travel times:

Los Angeles to Honolulu (5.5 hours)

Holes” by Louis Sachar 

“Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang” by Chelsea Handler  

“Nights in Rodanthe” by Nicholas Sparks

“Lone Survivor” by Marcus Luttrell (abridged)

"Fight Club" by Chuck Palahniuk 

San Francisco to New York City (6 hours)

“How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World” by Steven Johnson

“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

“Not That Kind of Girl” by Lena Dunham  

“The Unquiet” by John Connolly (abridged version) 

“Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” by Daniel H. Pink

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams 

Boston to Washington,  D.C. (1 hour, 25 minutes)

“The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere” by Pico Iyer 

“Not a Drill” by Lee Child 

“Happy Thoughts” by Daniel Tosh  

“The Transfer: A Divergent Story” by Veronica Roth 

“Mr. Universe” by Jim Gaffigan 

New York City to Miami (3 hours)

“The Testament of Mary” by Colm Toibin 

“The Reason I Jump” by Naoki Higashida 

“Beautiful Bombshell” by Christina Lauren   

“Seriously...I'm Kidding” by Ellen Degeneres  

“Kiss the Girls” by James Patterson (abridged verison)  

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