Get Lost in a Historical Fiction Audiobook

Vacation plans may be on hold for the moment, but historical fiction audiobooks can take you on adventures all over the world…and throughout all of time. Hold on to your hats as these titles whisk you away to England, Iran, and New York City (just to name a few locales).

Author: June Hur
Read By: Greta Jung

Indentured to the police bureau, Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol has been tasked with assisting a well-respected young inspector with the investigation into the politically charged murder of a noblewoman. But her loyalty is tested when he becomes the prime suspect, and Seol may be the only one capable of discovering what truly happened on the night of the murder.

The Abstainer
Author: Ian McGuire
Read By: John Keating

Stephen Doyle, arrives in Manchester from New York with a thirst for blood. He has joined the Fenians, a secret society intent on ending British rule in Ireland. Constable James O’Connor has fled Dublin for a sober start in Manchester. His job is to discover and thwart the Fenians’ plans whatever they might be. He cannot foresee the way his fragile new life will inevitably be imperiled—and how his and Doyle’s fates will become intertwined.

Still teenagers, lovebirds Enza and Ciro are separated when Ciro is banished from his village and sent to hide in New York as an apprentice to a shoemaker, leaving a bereft Enza behind. When her own family faces disaster, Enza is forced to also emigrate to America. Though destiny will reunite the lovers, it will separate them once again. A historical epic of love and family, war and loss, risk and destiny, inspired by the author’s own family history.

Author: Afia Atakora
Read By: Adenrele Ojo

A mother and daughter with a shared talent for healing—and for the conjuring of curses—are at the heart of this dazzling debut. Brilliantly researched and richly imagined, Conjure Women moves back and forth in time to tell the haunting story of Rue, Varina, and May Belle, their passions and friendships, and the lengths they will go to save themselves and those they love.

In love with musical theater from a young age, Eleanor O’Hanlon memorized every show album she could get her hands on. When she discovers an open call for one of her favorite productions, she leaves behind everything she knows to run off to New York City. Author and narrator Emily Neuberger’s debut immerses readers right into the heart of Broadway’s Golden Age, a time in which the music soared and the world was on the brink of change.

Bestselling author Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away. Read by a full cast of all-star narrators.

Author: Ali Araghi
Read By: Peter Ganim

As a child living in his family’s apple orchard, Ahmad Torkash-Vand treasures his great-great-great-great grandfather’s every word. On the day of his father’s death, Ahmad listens closely as the seemingly immortal elder tells him the tale of a centuries-old family curse…and the boy’s own fated role in the story. The Immortals of Tehran is a story of the power of words and the revolutionary sparks of love, family, and poetry–set against the indifferent, relentless march of time.