What are the best history audiobooks?

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    #11491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

    1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

    This book is about the Native American condition prior to the arrival of the Europeans in 1492. Charles C. Mann uses science and archaeology to paint a radically different picture of pre-Columbian America from what we know, or what we think we know. 

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    Betty Adams
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I really like this book for being informative without being 'preachy'. The author doesn't try to persuade the reader to adopt a political viewpoint."
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    #2Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

    Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

    Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania is a Goodreads Choice 2015 winner written by Erik Larson. With over 400 pages, this book is published in 2015 by Crown Publishers.

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    Rose Alvarez
    Written on April 23, 2018
    " Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania is my best history audiobooks the book is very interesting"
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    #3The Rising Tide (World War II)

    The Rising Tide (World War II)

    From the creator of classic historical novel Jeff Shaara now embarks on America's journey during the World War II in The Rising Tide. The novel was published on November 7th, 2006 by Ballantine Books.

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    Samuel Miller
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I like to listen to audiobooks when I am at the gym. I recently listened to The Rising Tide and it was an incredible listen."
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    #4No Less Than Victory (World War II)

    No Less Than Victory (World War II)

    No Less Than Victory is the peak of glory for Jeffrey Shaara's creative retelling of an important part of history. This novel is the last book in the author's World War II series. The book was published on November 3rd, 2009 by Ballantine Books.

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    #5The Final Storm (World War II)

    The Final Storm (World War II)

    Jeff Shaara's The Final Storm shows a different perspective in his chronicle of novels on World War II. The book about the war in the Pacific was published on May 17th, 2011 by Ballantine Books.

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    Ananya Patil
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This book is fictional. It can do a good job at bringing in historical references and giving you insight into what it was like and what was happening at the time. But if you are looking for an actual non fiction book you will have to look elsewhere. "
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    #6Parachute Infantry

    Parachute Infantry
    Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich is an autobiography written by David Kenyon Webster about his memories of the invasion of the Normandy beach and the Reichstag.
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    Harry Long
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Really good history book on WW2, and a great audiobook to boot. I really enjoyed listening to this on my way to and from work. Definitely recommend it if you're into history."
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    #7The Monuments Men

    The Monuments Men
    The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History is a historical nonfiction book written by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter. With over 400 pages, this book is published in 2009 by Center Street.
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    Peter Larson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "If you like historical audio books, give this one a try. The true story of men who attempted to save as much of Europe's art as possible from Hitler during WW2."
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    #8The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day

    The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day

    The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day is a book by historian Cornelius Ryan about D-Day. It is widely considered as the best account of the invasion of Normandy. It was originally published in 1959.

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    #9Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival

    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival
    'Unbroken' is the true and incredible story of Louis Zamperini, a lieutenant that survives a plane crash during the Pacific War in 1943. This is one of the most incredible odysseys of the 20th century and the inspiration for a motion picture, directed by Angelina Jolie.
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    Johnny Hill
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is an amazing read that tells the story of the life of a real hero. The book centers on Louis Zamperini, a war hero who ran in the Olympics and later in life endured the horrors of war on his way to becoming highly decorated for his service. I think that fans of history and biography will love this book for its story and for the skillful writing. "
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    #10Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass was born into a family of slaves, but that was no obstacle in becoming a successful statesman, writer and orator. In this book, he shares his own story, which includes a glossary to help understand better Douglass' 19th century's writing style. 
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    Kathy Williamson
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This realist book is very interesting. This book is based on real story and its described so vividly, and it has a very unique style of writing. I can say that this is a book that is worthy reading it, and knowing this story and the sad social problems of the that time. "
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    #1112 Years a Slave

    12 Years a Slave
    The book that inspired the popular film is the story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York after the civil war. He was having a great and wealthy life until he got kidnapped and sold as a slave. Solomon uses this book to share its own adventures, giving detailed information about what he had to do and how he maintained his dignity during the 12 years he was forced to do everything. 




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    Pari Pillai
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The Academy Award winning book is one that instantly grabs your attention and won't let go. A man who had it all, and then finds it suddenly ripped away."
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    #12Muscle Bound

    Muscle Bound

    Muscle Bound is a gay erotic romance novel written by Christopher Morgan that tells the story of hunky men who are into each other. They have fun in the gym and also in bed.

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    Christine Hopkins
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This is a well written and captivating read. Unfortunately, some of the stories have been taken from other books, so they aren't unique and it wasn't my first time reading them like I had hoped."
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    #13The Discovery of France

    The Discovery of France

    The Discovery of France is a book by Graham Robb that tells the story how France was discovered geographically and historically. This book has all the information a reader has to know about France. 

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    Hao Shi
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Wanted to grab an audio book to enjoy when listening The Discovery of France but sadly it only had hardcover which was alright. Thus I had to read the book. I found the book to be quite interesting at most and learn quite a lot of different things about France. Would recommend."
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    #14A Short History of Myth

    A Short History of Myth
    A Short History of Myth is a non-fiction historical book written by Karen Armstrong. This mythology book is first published in 2004 by Canongate US. 
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    Kimberly Stanley
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The author is able to translate and educate what she believes is the difference between fact and myth. It is interesting how the author is able to convey her message in a simple way that most of readers can understand. However, some of the topic is a far-fetched. Every reader can come up to their own conclusion to what they get from the book."
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    #15Love Only Once

    Love Only Once

    Love Only Once is a historical romance novel written by Johanna Lindsey that tells a sexy and wonderful story of a couple who fought their way out of their own struggles to love each other endlessly. 

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    Daniel Hall
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Great heroine, good historical romance novel. The historical aspect takes a back seat to the romance plot though. "
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