Now that Pokemon GO has allowed us to become real Pokemon trainers, the streets have filled with Pokemon hunters. As you travel across the land, searching far and wide for your next catch, make sure to plug in your headphones and turn up the volume on one of these audiobooks you can listen to while playing Pokemon GO.
Fortunately, literature is filled with great books about quests that will motivate ever Pokemon trainer to travel further in the search for glory. From fantastical, magical quests to real-life treks, these stories will transform your afternoon of Pokemon hunting into an epic journey. You'll walk miles upon miles, powered forward by the stories you're listening to.
For those who haven't listened to audiobooks before, there are many methods. Your library is likely to have audiobooks available for download, and subscription services such as Audible and Scribd offer countless audiobooks at the tap of a finger.
Time will fly with these audiobooks to pull you through. With these reads, not only will you catch a ton of great Pokemon, but you'll power up your own imagination. What are you waiting for? Go catch 'em all!
1. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
This series takes place in a world where every child has an animal shaped daemon to take care of their soul. Nothing could be a more perfect match for your Pokemon quest.
2. H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
So, you think training Pidgeys is tough? Helen Macdonald raised and trained one of the most bloodthirsty of all birds: the goshawk. In this memoir, she tells the gripping story of her relationship with one of the most dangerous animals in the world.
3. The Lord of the Rings series
The ultimate on-foot journey, this is the perfect book to listen to while on an adventure. When a dark shadow crosses Middle Earth, the fate of the universe falls into the hands of a small hobbit, Frodo Baggins. Unprepared for the journey before him, he courageously embarks on a mission to destroy a deadly ring that he inherited.
4. The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson
Set in in San Francisco's Chinatown in the 19th century, The Girl With Ghost Eyes' follows Li-lin, a girl with the power to see the spirit world. This action-packed read will invigorate your Poké-venture.
5. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
This is the ultimate road trip book. Follow Shadow, a recently released convict, as his new employer leads him headfirst into a war between ancient gods and new.
6. Huntress by Malinda Lo
As the world crumbles into supernatural chaos, two 17-year-old girls, Kaede and Taisin, are picked to travel to Tanlili, the city of the Fairy Queen. Their journey is plagued by unearthly attacks, and as they fight their way to their destination, the two are drawn closer and closer together. But the country only needs one Huntress, so what happens next?
7. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
America's favorite travel writer recounts his experience walking the Appalachian Trail. Funny and charming, this book will have you smiling to yourself the entire time.
8. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
As you're gear up for gym battles, listen to this book to get you pumped. Set in a world where magic is made through drawing and centered on a school dedicated to teaching the precise art, this book follows Joel, a student who wants to be a Rithmatist more than anything. But Rithmatic students are disappearing from the school, and Joel suddenly finds himself in the middle of a dark plot. The duels that pepper this book will get you excited to put your Pokemon to the test.
9. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
In this memoir, Cheryl Strayed recounts how she made the decision to walk alone over a thousand miles along the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State. This is a moving story that will keep you excited about your long walks in search of Pokemon.