We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .

Refine Search Results

 
Showing only:   History
(Uncheck to see more results.)
1-20of13405results Previous 1 2 3 ... 671 Next
Sort by
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind | Yuval Noah Harari

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2010)
    Performance
    (1783)
    Story
    (1768)

    Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

    Amazon Customer says: "Post-modernist rant, flashes of grounded opinion"
  • Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI | David Grann

    Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By David Grann
    • Narrated By Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, Danny Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2164)
    Performance
    (1961)
    Story
    (1958)

    In the 1920s the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.

    S. Blakely says: "An outstanding story, highly recommended"
  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage | Alfred Lansing

    Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9085)
    Performance
    (7845)
    Story
    (7830)

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    David says: "Superb in so many ways"
  • Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them | Jennifer Wright

    Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jennifer Wright
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    Overall
    (2257)
    Performance
    (2111)
    Story
    (2100)

    In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon 34 more villagers joined her. Then more. In a month more than 400 people had been stricken by the mysterious dancing plague. In late-19th-century England an eccentric gentleman founded the No Nose Club in his gracious townhome - a social club for those who had lost their noses, and other body parts, to the plague of syphilis for which there was then no cure.

    Carrie Arnold says: "Didn't know syphilis could be so fascinating."
  • Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Between the World and Me

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • Narrated By Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13943)
    Performance
    (12551)
    Story
    (12483)

    "This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it." In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race", a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men.

    T DeMon Spencer says: "A Heartfelt Self-aware Literary Masterpiece"
  • Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging | Sebastian Junger

    Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Sebastian Junger
    • Narrated By Sebastian Junger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3837)
    Performance
    (3349)
    Story
    (3321)

    Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians - but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life.

    joseph says: "The most profound book on the subject"
  • Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence | Bill O'Reilly,Martin Dugard

    Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    Overall
    (1702)
    Performance
    (1534)
    Story
    (1518)

    The breathtaking latest installment in Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's mega-best-selling Killing series transports listeners to the most important era in our nation's history, the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain's King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the listener from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe.

    Andy Shaw Jr says: "Fascinating story of heroism"
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything | Bill Bryson

    A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Richard Matthews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15130)
    Performance
    (10149)
    Story
    (10118)

    Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

    Sean says: "Fascinating; Perfect for Adult ADHD"
  • The Devil in the White City | Erik Larson

    The Devil in the White City

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Erik Larson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (14421)
    Performance
    (11212)
    Story
    (11243)

    In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

    D says: "A Rich Read!"
  • 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi | Mitchell Zuckoff, Annex Security Team

    13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Mitchell Zuckoff, Annex Security Team
    • Narrated By Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7876)
    Performance
    (7029)
    Story
    (6994)

    13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale.

    Jimmy & Kellie says: "Well written factual accounting of a horrific day and night "
  • Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History | Kurt Andersen

    Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Kurt Andersen
    • Narrated By Kurt Andersen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (670)
    Performance
    (597)
    Story
    (591)

    A razor-sharp thinker offers a new understanding of our post-truth world and explains the American instinct to believe in make-believe, from the Pilgrims to P. T. Barnum to Disneyland to zealots of every stripe...to Donald Trump. In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen demonstrates that what's happening in our country today - this strange, post-factual, "fake news" moment we're all living through - is not something entirely new, but rather the ultimate expression of our national character and path.

    Delray P. Curtis says: "Don't you just hate it when that happens"
  • The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors | Dan Jones

    The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Dan Jones
    • Narrated By Dan Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (148)

    In 1307, as they struggled to secure their last strongholds in the Kingdom of Jerusalem, the Templars fell afoul of the vindictive and impulsive king of France. On Friday, October 13, hundreds of brothers were arrested en masse, imprisoned, tortured, and disbanded amid accusations of lurid sexual misconduct and heresy. They were tried by the Vatican in secret proceedings. But were they heretics or victims of a ruthlessly repressive state?

    Protogere says: "Unexpected"
  • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life | Walter Isaacson

    Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2852)
    Performance
    (2540)
    Story
    (2534)

    Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us - an ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings. In best-selling author Walter Isaacson's vivid and witty full-scale biography, we discover why Franklin turns to us from history's stage with eyes that twinkle from behind his new-fangled spectacles. In Benjamin Franklin, Isaacson shows how Franklin defines both his own time and ours. The most interesting thing that Franklin invented, and continually reinvented, was himself.

    Cathi says: "Good book, not crazy about the narrator"
  • The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic | Mike Duncan

    The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Mike Duncan
    • Narrated By Mike Duncan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (710)
    Performance
    (662)
    Story
    (659)

    The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. After its founding in 509 BCE, the Romans refused to allow a single leader to seize control of the state and grab absolute power. The Roman commitment to cooperative government and peaceful transfers of power was unmatched in the history of the ancient world. But by the year 133 BCE, the republican system was unable to cope with the vast empire Rome now ruled.

    says: "A masterful and relevent book."
  • The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics | Daniel James Brown

    The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22419)
    Performance
    (20342)
    Story
    (20307)

    Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

    Janice says: "Do you believe in miracles??"
  • American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West | Nate Blakeslee

    American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Nate Blakeslee
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall, Nate Blakeslee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (156)

    Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s. But in recent decades, conservationists have brought wolves back to the Rockies, igniting a battle over the very soul of the West. With novelistic detail, Nate Blakeslee tells the gripping story of one of these wolves, O-Six, a charismatic alpha female named for the year of her birth.

    Michael - Audible says: "An Epic American Story"
  • A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present | Howard Zinn

    A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Howard Zinn
    • Narrated By Jeff Zinn
    Overall
    (3602)
    Performance
    (2983)
    Story
    (2995)

    A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America's story from the bottom up - from the point of view of, and in the words of, America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers.

    Gavin St. Ours says: "Horrible Editing Ruins Experience"
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption | Laura Hillenbrand

    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36017)
    Performance
    (29135)
    Story
    (29208)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Janice says: "Indescribable"
  • Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies | Jared Diamond

    Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jared Diamond
    • Narrated By Doug Ordunio
    Overall
    (4093)
    Performance
    (3477)
    Story
    (3473)

    Having done field work in New Guinea for more than 30 years, Jared Diamond presents the geographical and ecological factors that have shaped the modern world. From the viewpoint of an evolutionary biologist, he highlights the broadest movements both literal and conceptual on every continent since the Ice Age, and examines societal advances such as writing, religion, government, and technology.

    Doug says: "Compelling pre-history and emergent history"
  • The Doomsday Machine | Daniel Ellsberg

    The Doomsday Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Daniel Ellsberg
    • Narrated By Steven Cooper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    The Doomsday Machine is Ellsberg's hair-raising insider's account of the most dangerous arms buildup in the history of civilization, whose legacy - and renewal under the Obama administration - threatens the very survival of humanity. It is scarcely possible to estimate the true dangers of our present nuclear policies without penetrating the secret realities of the nuclear strategy of the late Eisenhower and early Kennedy years, when Ellsberg had high-level access to them.

    Terry Masters says: "Fascinating Insider Story"
1-20of13405results Previous 1 2 3 ... 671 Next