Adopt-An-Audiobook: Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction

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A Lock of Hair
  • Genre: Historical Fiction; YA
  • Author: A. Rose Pritchett
  • Narrator: Melanie Huesz
  • Publisher: A. Rose Pritchett
  • Released: June 11, 2020
  • Length: 6 hours 7 minutes
  • Format: Audible US
Boston, 1846. Eighteen-year-old Mildred Parish, a barber's daughter, practices practical witchcraft using locks of hair obtained from her father's customers. She's very selective about who knows her secret and the kinds of spells she casts. Only people she trusts can know, and she must never cast a spell to harm another person.
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On the Enemy's Side
  • Genre: Historical Fiction; LGBT
  • Author: Hamour Baika
  • Narrator: Hamour Baika
  • Publisher: Unrolling Script
  • Released: Jun. 30, 2020
  • Length: 9 hours 1 minutes
  • Format: Author's Direct
On the Enemy’s Side is contemporary historical fiction, inspired by real events during a tumultuous period preceding the Iran Iraq war. Baika has crafted a memorable cast of characters of divergent and conflicting political allegiances, all who struggle to do the right thing in a morally complicated world. Astutely crafted, meticulously researched, and emotionally engaging, On the Enemy’s Side is a haunting modern classic about love during a civil war.
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History Village
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Author: Jo Elliott
  • Narrator: Luke Castle
  • Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing
  • Released: Oct. 21, 2019
  • Length: 4 hours 21 minutes
  • Format: Audible US
Ally, Josh and Brendan are half-siblings living in Melbourne, Australia, whose family life is anything but ideal. During a chance family outing, the children discover a sacred scroll which offers them a solution to their problems.... Without forewarning, the children mysteriously find themselves in first century Palestine where they are compelled to live in a strange fishing village. In their desperate quest to get back home, the children learn about family relationships and God’s amazing love for them. Thrilling adventures will ensue as the children embark on the ride of their lives! This time-travelling tale allows Jesus to boldly speak to today’s youth on contemporary problems, encouraging the listener to "get into" the Bible and look to Jesus for help in times of trouble.
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Severus: The Black Caesar
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Author: Steve Exeter
  • Narrator: Ifeyinwa Unachukwu
  • Publisher: Steve Exeter
  • Released: Feb. 7, 2020
  • Length: 9 hours 6 minutes
  • Format: Audible US, UK
Severus follows the amazing true story of a rebellious boy who grew up in an African province and became the first Black Caesar of the Roman Empire, the head of a dynasty that would lead Rome through bloody civil wars and rapidly changing times. As a young man, Severus hates the Romans and conspires to humiliate them. What begins as a childish prank unfurls into a bloodbath that sends Severus careening into his future. Through a tragic love affair, dangerously close battles and threats both internal and external, Severus accrues power - and enemies - in his unlikely rise to become the most powerful man in the ancient world.
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From Here to Fourteenth Street
  • Genre: Historical Romance
  • Author: Diana Rubino
  • Narrator:  Nina Price
  • Series: The New York Saga, Book 1
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
  • Released: February 6, 2019
  • Length: 11 hours 19 minutes
  • Format: Audible US, UK
It's 1894 in New York's Lower East Side. Irish cop Tom McGlory and Italian immigrant Vita Caputo fall in love despite their different upbringings. Vita goes from sweatshop laborer to respected bank clerk to reformer, helping elect a mayor to beat the Tammany machine. While Tom works undercover to help Ted Roosevelt purge police corruption, Vita's father arranges a marriage between her and a man she despises. When Tom’s cousin is murdered, Vita’s father and brother languish in jail, charged with the crime. Can Vita and Tom’s love survive poverty, hatred, and corruption?
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Bootleg Broadway
  • Genre: Historical Romance
  • Author: Diana Rubino
  • Narrator:  Nina Price
  • Series: The New York Saga, Book 2
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
  • Released: May 1, 2019
  • Length: 12 hours 34 minutes
  • Format: Audible US, UK
It’s 1932. Prohibition rages, the Depression ravages, and Billy McGlory comes of age whether he wants to or not. Musical and adventurous, Billy dreams of having his own ritzy supper club and big band. On the eve of his marriage to the pregnant Prudence, the shifty “businessman” Rosario Ingovito offers him all that and more. Fame, fortune, and his own Broadway musical - it’s all his for the taking, despite Pru’s opposition to Rosie’s ventures. Meanwhile, Pru’s artistic career gains momentum and their child is born. Can anything go wrong for Billy? Only when he gets in way over his head does he stop to wonder how his business partner really makes his millions, but by then it’s far too late....
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The End of Camelot
  • Genre: Historical Romance
  • Author: Diana Rubino
  • Narrator: Nina Price
  • Series: The New York Saga, Book 3
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
  • Released: June 26, 2019
  • Length: 13 hours 25 minutes
  • Format: Audible US, UK
November 22, 1963: The assassination of a president devastates America. But a phone call brings even more tragic news to Vikki Ward: Her TV reporter husband was found dead in his Dallas hotel room that morning.
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The Woman in the Camphor Trunk
  • Genre: Historical Fiction Mystery
  • Author: Jennifer Kincheloe
  • Narrator: Moira Quirk
  • Series: Anna Blanc Mysteries, Book 2
  • Publisher: Jennifer Kincheloe
  • Released: Nov. 14, 2017
  • Length: 10 hours 50 minutes
  • Format: Audible US
Los Angeles, 1908. In Chinatown, the most dangerous beat in LA, police matron Anna Blanc and her former sweetheart, Detective Joe Singer, discover the body of a white missionary woman, stuffed in a trunk in the apartment of her Chinese lover. If news about the murder gets out, there will be a violent backlash against the Chinese. Joe and Anna work to solve the crime quietly and keep the death a secret, reluctantly helped by the good-looking Mr. Jones, a prominent local leader.
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Leonardo the Florentine
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Author: Catherine Jaime
  • Narrator: David Winograd
  • Publisher: Catherine Jaime
  • Released: May 3, 2017
  • Length: 2 hours 55 minutes
  • Format: Audible US
Who are the Medici brothers? And who is trying to assassinate them? Why was the Pitti Palace never completed? And what part did Leonardo play in all of this? Leonardo da Vinci is remembered as an artist and inventor. But who was he before anyone knew his name? This family-friendly novel explores the history and the legends of his early years in Florence. It also weaves a mystery of politics and power.
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  • Genre: Historical Thriller
  • Author: K.M. Pfeifer
  • Narrator: Gerard Marquez
  • Series: The Demons Inside, Book 1
  • Publisher: K.M. Pfeifer
  • Released: Jul. 9, 2019
  • Length: 8 hours 8 minutes
  • Format: Audible US or UK
The Hunchback of Notre Dame meets The Handmaid’s Tale and YOU in this twisted rendition of history. Claude is stricken by tragedy, and all fingers point at the Gypsies as the nation divides, and an empire falls. He is the king's best man and has been given orders to rid France of all their problems.
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