20 Best History Audiobooks You Never Heard in School

20 Best History Audiobooks You Never Heard in School


December 9, 2019
While history is by definition the study of the past, no subject tells us more about the present, or is as exciting to follow in contemporary times. The range of subgenres within history writing is huge. Some authors cover a massive scope, while others zoom in to examine tiny, overlooked elements in a new way. History may focus on individuals or groups, or speculate on the significance of items, materials, and inventions. Unlike your history class of old, these selections don’t demand memorization of names and dates—instead, they explore unsolved mysteries, fascinating questions, and provocative concepts to ponder long after the final credits. Read on for the 20 best history audiobooks in our catalog.


Inclusion in Audible’s “best audiobooks” series is based on a number of factors, including presence on Audible best seller lists,
listener ratings and reviews, Goodreads ratings, and input from the Audible Editors. All audiobooks featured here have a minimum
of 500 reviews averaging at least 4.5 stars, with some exceptions made for outstanding stories and performances.


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