That trek between work and home fondly known as “the commute” can get your day off to the best—or the worst—start. Slow-running subways in New York City, gridlock in L.A., and packed Ts in Boston have honors among the top 10 cities with the longest commute times. Turn the worst commute into the best one with great audiobooks from authors who have experienced those epic schlepps. Block out the honking cars, tune out the crowds, and enjoy unexpected delays, track work, and detours. Here are 10 audio books from Audible paired with writers hailing from these traffic-prone cities. Looking on the bright side, you’ll have plenty of time for the unabridged editions.