Long car rides can be a great opportunity to catch up on some reading, but sometimes it’s just not practical to stare at a page or screen for hours on end. That’s where audiobooks come in! They’re the perfect solution for keeping yourself (or your kids) entertained on those never-ending road trips. And when it comes to young adult fiction, there are some truly fantastic options out there. Here are some of the best young adult fiction audiobooks for long car rides:

  1. “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas, spun to life by Bahni Turpin. A tale that grabs you and doesn’t let go, about a girl caught in the aftermath of a shooting. Turpin doesn’t just narrate; she makes you a witness.
  2. “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak, with Allan Corduner’s voice steering through Nazi Germany. It’s history, heartbreak, and a hint of hope, all in Corduner’s cadence.
  3. “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky, Noah Galvin lending voice to the fringe. It’s the outsider’s anthem, and Galvin nails every note of humor and heartache.
  4. “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, Tatiana Maslany at the helm. Dive into the arena; Maslany’s narration is as fierce as the fight for survival.
  5. “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green, brought to life by Kate Rudd. It’s a story of love and loss, Rudd’s voice weaving laughter and tears into the fabric of the journey.
  6. “Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell, a duet by Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra. This quirky romance dances to the rhythm of two hearts, with Lowman and Malhotra capturing every awkward, sweet moment.
  7. “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner, Mark Deakins navigating the twists and turns. It’s a pulse-pounding sprint through a dystopian labyrinth, Deakins keeping pace with every heart-stopping moment.
  8. “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli, with Michael Crouch as your guide. A story of identity, love, and high school hijinks, Crouch’s narration is as vibrant as a rainbow flag.
  9. “The Giver” by Lois Lowry, Ron Rifkin lending his voice to a world without memories. It’s a journey to the heart of what it means to be human, Rifkin’s narration a beacon in the darkness.
  10. “Looking for Alaska” by John Green, Dan John Miller capturing the essence of the search. A tale of friendship, loss, and the moments that define us, Miller’s voice is the map to Alaska’s hidden depths.

That just about does it for now! I’ve given you the best of YA fiction audiobooks for those endless roads. Action, romance, or adventure, there’s a story for every traveler. Happy listening!