Random House Audio Listening Library

12 Days of Listening, Day Six: Best Historical Fiction on Audio

Did that really happen?

The past is alive! Good historical fiction doesn’t only conjure up a time period, but creates memorable characters that are true reflections of their environments, and perhaps will make the listener see history in a new light. After all, the past shaped our present. These audiobooks serve up great storylines AND true events.

DIVA is the riveting conclusion to the Flappers series, based in New York during the glamorous and dangerous Jazz Age. Lovers, rivals, and backstabbers; Parties, bad boys, and speakeasies… with a life as fast as this, joy and tragedy are bound to collide. THE FREEDOM MAZE is a nuanced coming-of-age story set during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, and JUMP INTO THE SKY gives listeners a remarkable tour of 1945 America through the eyes of a young boy named Levi. The war is almost over, but Levi’s search for his father—and himself—has just begun. WILL SPARROW’S ROAD by Newbery medalist Karen Cushman delivers a fantastic and adventurous story set in England in 1599, and THE TROUBLE WITH MAY AMELIA by Jennifer L. Holm whisks listeners 300 years forward to the pioneer land of Washington State in 1900. It’s going to take a lot of guts for May Amelia to get the respect of her father and seven brothers after a deal to sell their land goes awry.

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