I have spent a sizeable portion of my time travelling, I enjoy this aspect of my work and it provides me with an excellent opportunity to listen to Podcasts and Audiobooks.

I would like to share with you the titles that have made the biggest difference to my time in transit. With the focus here being on audiobooks, the narration is a significant part of the experience. I get the majority of my audiobooks from Audible, although some titles are not available on

If you consume one of my suggestions here and enjoy it, I would like to hear from you. Also, if you have any crème de la crème recommendations for me, please share.


Subtle Fantasy

The Kingkiller Chronicle - Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind
The Wise Man's Fear

The First Law - Joe Abercrombie

The Blade Itself
Before They are Hanged
Last Argument of Kings
Best Served Cold
The Heroes
Red Country
Sharp Ends

The Age of Madness - Joe Abercrombie

A Little Hatred
The Trouble with Peace
The Wisdom of Crowds

Science Fiction

The Expanse - James S. A. Corey

Leviathan Wakes
Caliban's War
Abaddon's Gate
Cibola Burn
Nemesis Games
Babylon's Ashes
Persepolis Rising
Tiamat's Wrath
Leviathan Falls

Books by Andy Weir

The Martian
The Egg and Other Stories

Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card

There are many books in the Ender's Game universe

Red Dwarf - Grant Naylor

Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers
Better Than Life
Last Human
The Log

Neither of the first two categories

  • American Gods - Neil Gaiman
  • The Girl with All the Gifts - M.R Carey


  • Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future - Ashlee Vance
  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth - Chris Hadfield
  • Born to Run - Christopher McDougall
  • A History Of Modern Britain - Andrew Marr
  • Sit Down and Shut Up - Brad Warner


  • 99% Invisible - Roman Mars
  • Radiolab - Jad Abumrad / Robert Krulwich
  • Clear To Send - Rowell Dionicio / François Vergès (Wi-Fi Podcast)
  • ATP - Accidental Tech Podcast
  • podcast


The Queen's Gambit
Escape at Dannemora
A Very English Scandal
A Very British Scandal
The Dropout
Patrick Melrose
The Offer

This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the media I have deemed worth listening to, rather this is a collection of the titles that I have really enjoyed and would probably recommend, if you and I were sat down having a conversation about media that warrants a slice of our precious, precious time.