09/30/2015 01:23 EDT | Updated 09/30/2015 01:59 EDT

14 Audio Books You Need In Your Fall Listening List

The perfect way to get through a commute.

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So many books come out at this time of the year, ahead of the holidays and year-end best-of lists. But if you don't have time to keep up, audiobooks are the answer.

It may seem counterintuitive, but today audiobooks are more accessible than ever before. It used to be that you had to lug around several tapes or CDs in order to listen to a book on the go, but now you can load it through an app or download it on your phone, computer or tablet.

If you’re not sure why audiobooks would be a worthwhile way to do your “reading,” then consider the popularity of podcasts. "Serial" proved that a well-told story can have a wide appeal — and these 14 audiobooks represent some of the best storytelling out there right now.

With fiction and non-fiction, literary nominees and lighter fare, there’s something on this list for everyone. Let us know, what are you listening to lately?

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