When you could have many hours of driving forward of you — particularly the monotonous, freeway sort of driving — what could possibly be higher than an immersive, informative audiobook to assist make the journey go extra shortly? The seven books under, all launched in 2021, make for excellent studying, however are particularly entertaining for listening due to top-notch narration.
Trejo: My Lifetime of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood
Written and narrated by Danny Trejo
“I’ve at all times been in a gang of some type,” says Mexican American actor and restauranteur Danny Trejo, 77, “even when it was five- and six-year-old women.” He opens his memoir, cowritten by Donal Logue, with a narrative about himself, his feminine cousins, and a lifeless cat, then notes that he and the ladies — like everybody in his household — ended up in jail in some unspecified time in the future of their lives. A troubled child rising up in Los Angeles, Trejo bought hooked on heroin at age 12, and caught up in violence and crime that led to years out and in of hard-core prisons like Folsom and San Quentin. He recounts these inauspicious beginnings (“I at all times figured I might die in jail,” he says), in addition to his journey to performing success. Now sober for 53 years and “essentially the most killed actor in Hollywood historical past,” due to the various bad-guy roles he is aced (Warmth, Machete, From Nightfall Until Daybreak), he is dedicated to serving to others get better from habit, together with his two grownup kids. Narrating in his gravely voice, he presents a remarkably candid and infrequently inspiring life story.
Listening time: 13 hours, 19 minutes (hear a pattern under)