Thanks again for the replies. As for me, I am a big ugly bastard that no one in their right mind wants to get squirrely with. My wife is coming as well, and she will sleep during the trip and she and my sister, that’s who we are going to go see, will watch my son when we get there. I have driven most of the route several times before, so I know where it is safe to stop. I am allotting 3 to 4 hours at the most between each stop.
My wife has told me I “better not be listening to any damn books on tape!” Her words. I reckon she thinks it will put me to sleep.
I lived in Louisiana for several years and my wife is from there, so I am fully expecting that Louisiana State Police may be pulling us over. It happens. They love vehicles with Texas tags. Oh well, they won’t find anything interesting on me. I won’t be speeding at all because my Dodge Ram gets poor enough gas mileage as it is.
I think we are relieved that you’ll have other adults with you.
Of course the first advice is, if you are feeling sleepy PULL OVER.
As to audio books, hubby and I love them. And now that I know you’re a guy I can strongly recommend a really, really good one: Word War Z. My understanding is they’ve totally changed the book for the movie, but the book is an episodic tale, told by many narrators of their “personal” experience during the Zombie wars. So there is a narrator, but there are also many others who read. It was just a great listen. I don’t even like Zombie stuff, but the people who read it were great, more like actors which many of them are; Mark Harmon actually read the main character (the one played by Brad Pitt, I think); he was excellent.
This audio book is abridged, we didn’t find that out until later, to us it didn’t matter.
We also listened to some Clive Custler ones, “The Wrecker” was good of those.
Hubby always downloaded them from Audible onto his i-phone and then we plugged that into the aux jack on the car stereo. If you do this and you have your phone in a case make sure you get a cable with a jack that fits with the case on.
Be careful of ones from libraries on CD, we had a lot of problems with those. I know they are supposed to be indestructible, but we still had issues with skipping, etc.
Years ago I listened to the “Rumpole of the Baily” stories. They were read by Leo McKearn who played Rumpole of the TV Series. If you liked the stories or the show, you’ll love the audio books.
I prefer to drive at night. Pull over and nap for an hour when tired. 1776 is a good listen. Matt Bracken is a freeper author. Castigo Cay will keep your attention. If it’s available on audio?