Go Back in Time with Historical Fiction Audiobooks

Everyone knows a good audiobook can take you places, but did you know they can also take you back in time? Jump in to one of these unforgettable stories from yesteryear and see what awaits, no flux capacitor required.

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Ruta Sepetys comes a gripping, extraordinary portrait of love, silence, and secrets. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother’s birth through the lens of his camera. Photography–and fate–introduce him to Ana, whose family’s interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War–as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear.

Author: Jojo Moyes
Read By: Julia Whelan

The latest from phenom author JoJo Moyes, and fan-favorite narrator Julia Whelan, soon to be a major motion picture. Small-town Kentucky is claustrophobic for Alice Wright, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. What happens to the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion.

Following the naval victories of the War of 1812 and the Second Barbary War, the United States is finally expanding its navy to take a place of prominence in world affairs. Bliven Putnam, now Captain of the sloop of war Rappahannock, has come into his own as a leader. As Putnam sets sail for his new home port in Honolulu, his wife Clarity joins a new missionary effort from Boston to Hawaii. On their respective paths, the Putnams encounter a new breed of pirate and meet an unexpected force of nature: Kahumanu, the formidable queen of the Hawaiian Islands.

The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club)

When Hiram Walker’s mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the Deep South to dangerously idealistic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram’s resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures.

After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fiancĂ©, Violet Speedwell has become a “surplus woman”—one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood. She eventually saves enough to move out of her mother’s place and into the town of Winchester where she’s drawn into a society of women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral. But when forces threaten her new independence and another war appears on the horizon, Violet must fight to put down roots in a place where women aren’t expected to grow.