As you cruise down the highway, why not learn some new stories and facts by listening to a history audiobook. Here are three great history audiobooks to check out and make your next road trip a more entertaining one.
“The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America”
If you are a true crime fan, this book must be at the top of your to-read list. Centered around the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, this book by Erik Larson dives into the story of H.H. Holmes, who is considered the first recorded serial killer by many. You’ll also learn about prominent architect Daniel H. Burnham, who constructed the fair, to gain a full picture of the unforgettable event.
If you’re interested in the Revolutionary War, “1776” brings that era to life. Writer David McCullough is also the narrator for his audiobook and describes military events, such as the Battle of Dorchester Heights and the crossing of the Delaware, with a refreshing twist.
“Twelve Years a Slave”
You may have heard of or even watched the Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-winning film “12 Years a Slave.” Now, you can see what inspired the film by listening to this autobiography of Solomon Northup. Narrated by actor Louis Gossett Jr., the audiobook describes how Northup, a free man of color, was sold into slavery.