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CAROLINE

CAROLINE Little House, Revisited

by Sarah Miller | Read by Elizabeth Marvel

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Historical Fiction

Laura Ingalls Wilder has captivated generations with her stories of pioneer life, the Little House books. Now Sarah Miller tells the story of the Ingalls's journey west and life on the prairie from Ma's point of view. Narrator Elizabeth Marvel compels listeners to empathize with Caroline. Vivid descriptions depict the dangers of frontier life, such as swollen rivers, thin ice,... Read More

DAUGHTERS OF THE NIGHT SKY

DAUGHTERS OF THE NIGHT SKY

by Aimie K. Runyan | Read by Kathleen Gati

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Historical Fiction

Kathleen Gati narrates the story of the Russian 588th Night Bomber Regiment through the voice of Katya Ivanova, one of the infamous "Night Witches." Although Katya is a fictional character, the all-female air unit was a real and important part of Russia's war effort in WWII. Gati's narration is engrossing and spot-on. The listener can imagine sitting in a room with Katya as,... Read More

I, ELIZA HAMILTON

I, ELIZA HAMILTON

by Susan Holloway Scott | Read by Saskia Maarleveld

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Historical Fiction

In this thoughtful in-depth audiobook, Eliza Hamilton recounts her life as she first meets Colonel Alexander Hamilton; becomes his wife; stands by his side during glory, scandal, and controversy; and watches him die. Narrator Saskia Maarleveld reads the account with a quiet dignity perfectly suited to Eliza's strong character. Maarleveld's engaged narration will sweep the... Read More

LA PETITE NEGRESS

LA PETITE NEGRESS

by | Read by

Silent Fizz Media Ltd | Unabridged
Historical Fiction

Shelaagh's spirited narration is every bit as vibrant as her poetic text. In 1772, Jamaicans Violet and her brother, Beau, stow away to England. Shelaagh's lilting accent is instantly captivating, and the text is equally engaging. With no money, papers, or prospects, the siblings scavenge, and dance to bolster their spirits. After a club owner hires the fleet-footed Violet,... Read More

LUM

LUM

by Libby Ware | Read by Janet Metzger

She Writes Press | Unabridged
Historical Fiction

Narrator Janet Metzger's soft Southern drawl and subtle characterizations evoke the Shenandoah Valley of 1933 and its residents. For 33-year-old Columbia "Lum," home shifts with the seasons and whichever family member demands her labor. Amiably characterized, Lum learns she is intersex at a young age; her identity sends her on a lifelong search for affirmation. As farmers,... Read More

THE QUEEN'S PROPHET

THE QUEEN'S PROPHET

by Dawn Patitucci | Read by Justine Eyre

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Historical Fiction

Narrator Justine Eyre brings a porcelain fragility to Patitucci's wonderfully imaginative tale of the Spanish court in Madrid in the 1600s. Based on Velázquez's painting LAS MENINAS, which prominently features the dwarfess Maria-Barbara, the audiobook captures intrigues, superstitious royals, would-be intellectuals, artists, magicians, dwarves, and fools. Eyre's winning... Read More

THE REVOLUTION OF THE MOON

THE REVOLUTION OF THE MOON

by Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli [Trans.] | Read by Grover Gardner

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Historical Fiction

Grover Gardner's mastery of witty narration adds relish to this historical novel about the woman who governed Sicily for one month--one revolution (orbit) of the moon--in 1677. On his deathbed, the marquis named his wife as his successor, and Dona Elenora swiftly implemented sweeping changes before being banished by an old-boy coup and sent back to Spain. Gardner lithely... Read More

WHITE CHRYSANTHEMUM

WHITE CHRYSANTHEMUM

by Mary Lynn Bracht | Read by Greta Jung

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Historical Fiction

Narrator Greta Jung tells the heartbreaking story of two sisters who were parted by history and their intervening years of pain in Japanese-occupied Korea. Hana and Emi are fisherwomen, known as HAENYEO. As the two sisters are separated by conflict, oppression, and time, Jung's soft voice brings across the grief of irredeemable tragedy. Soldiers are an ever-present danger, and... Read More

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