ALTERNATE HISTORY

Hey—it could have happened!
What would our world be like if the other side had won WWII? If JFK had never been assassinated? If the Black Death had been much, much worse? The genre of alternate history explores questions like these and paints rich, imaginative versions of worlds that could have so easily existed, if just one pivotal moment in the past had turned out differently. Often frightening and always thought-provoking, these books are compelling because they so often take place in our real world. You don’t need to be a history buff to enjoy this genre, but after listening, you might just gain a new appreciation for the subject.
    • The Man in the High Castle

    • By: Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5,560
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,092
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5,111

    It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wanted to see what all the buzz was about!

    • By Gray on 06-23-15

    Regular price: $29.99

    • 11-22-63

    • A Novel
    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49,347
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44,840
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44,752

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? Maybe Jake Epping can....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting story...never-ending details

    • By Brittany Guarna on 08-22-18

    Regular price: $52.50

    • Fates and Traitors

    • A Novel of John Wilkes Booth
    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    The author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker returns with a riveting work of historical fiction following the notorious John Wilkes Booth and the four women who kept his perilous confidence....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as her others, but glad I listened

    • By AK on 05-25-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Farthing

    • Small Change, Book 1
    • By: Jo Walton
    • Narrated by: John Keating, Bianca Amato
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 762
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 657
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 671

    One summer weekend in 1949 - but not our 1949 - the well-connected "Farthing set", a group of upper-crust English families, enjoy a country retreat....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It Couldn't Happen Here, Right? RIGHT?

    • By Nancy J on 05-29-13

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The Eyre Affair

    • A Thursday Next Novel
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,949
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,525
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,528

    The first in a series of outlandishly clever adventures featuring the resourceful, fearless literary detective Thursday Next....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • six stars

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-13-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Underground Airlines

    • By: Ben Winters
    • Narrated by: William DeMeritt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,595
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,338
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,333

    It is the present day, and the world is as we know it: smartphones, social networking, and Happy Meals. Save for one thing: The Civil War never occurred....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Original and disturbing novel

    • By Mark on 10-29-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Bombs Away

    • By: Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated by: Henry Stozier
    • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 353
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 332

    From "the master of alternate history" comes a new trilogy that reimagines a mid-20th century in which General MacArthur, without bothering to consult President Truman, detonates nuclear warheads....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting take on alt history

    • By B. Pearce on 07-23-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • His Majesty's Dragon

    • Temeraire, Book 1
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,569
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,788
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,791

    When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Captain Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent AU period fantasy

    • By Melanie on 07-08-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    • By: Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 32 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7,744
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,420
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,422

    English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hang in there!

    • By D. McMillen on 05-31-05

    Regular price: $41.97

    • 1632

    • Ring of Fire, Book 1
    • By: Eric Flint
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 19 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,824
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672

    New York Times best-selling author Eric Flint has received glowing critical praise for his Ring of Fire alternate history series....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • NOT ALL THAT BAD

    • By Randall on 11-26-18

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Years of Rice and Salt

    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 25 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 571
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 528
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 528

    It is the 14th century, and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur - the coming of the Black Death....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By dm on 09-07-15

    Regular price: $38.46

    • Never Let Me Go

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,594
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,607

    From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ishiguro's McGuffin

    • By Sylvia on 08-24-05

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Leviathan

    • By: Scott Westerfeld
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,399
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,034
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,041

    It is the cusp of World War I. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Positively Addictive.

    • By Tracy on 05-05-10

    Regular price: $23.93