5 Amazing Audio Books

I lived in LA for 10 years, so it's redundant to say that I spent a lot of time in my car. Audiobooks saved the day hundreds of times. Here are some I sat with in the garage after I arrived home.
  1. Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides
    This was a game-changer for me because I find so many readers of fiction annoying; this narrator is phenomenal. The story is fantastic and he makes it fantasticker.
  2. Julie Andrews: The Early Years
    My idol as a girl; who wouldn't want to sit in a car hearing Julie Andrews personally tell you her life story? I hope she's working on The Middle Years...this leaves off as they start filming Mary Poppins, and I've been waiting... Fascinating to learn how much work she put in as a kid to make it look effortless.
  3. Augusten Burroughs, Running With Scissors.
    The LA library system has all of Augusten's memoirs, which he reads himself. This man is a treasure as both writer and narrator. I never saw the movie version of this book, I just listened to each book in the order he wrote them, laughed, cried, gasped, replayed, admired, and kept wanting more.
  4. The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd
    Told from the POV of a 13-year-old Southern girl; read by a woman who gives the character all the sophistication and innocence with which she's written. Now that I live in Atlanta, I like listening to books about the South and its dark underbelly.
  5. BJ Novak's One More Thing
    Serendipitous, because of the List App connection, right? This book is original and surprising, funny and heartbreaking, has lots of variety if you have a short attention span, and the stories are memorable. I think about "No one goes to heaven to meet Dan Fogelberg" especially often. Read by the dashing and talented author.