Seattle traffic consistently ranks among the top ten worst commute times in the nation. It's awful. It's maddening. You become convinced it would be faster to walk home.
To help save your sanity, here are two audiobooks that I've been using to distract myself.
This awesome homage to 80s pop-culture (and soon to be major motion picture) is perfectly narrated by nerd standard-bearer Whil Wheaton. In the future, all humanity lives, works, and breathes in a virtual world known as OASIS. The creator of OASIS has died and declined to name an heir to his vast empire. Instead, he creates a game in which clues are hidden in obscure 80s references. The first person to find all the clues will inherit then entire fortune of OASIS. When underdog Wade Watts finally discovers the first clue, Wade finds himself up against shady super corporations and fellow players in a race to solve the mystery.
In this historical romance, three well-known romance authors (Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Connie Brockway) each wrote a story within the same setting. The setting is Regency-era England and the Earl of Briarly is hosting a house party with the aim of finding a suitable wife. Events don't run quite to plan and the Earl and some of his house-guests end up making some very interesting matches. This connected collection of stories is good, fluffy fun to listen to and narrator Rosalyn Landor does a tremendous job. She manages to narrate eight different characters - and makes each voice unique and recognizable.