Historical Fiction Audiobooks by G.A. Henty!
When people ask us for recommendations for good books for boys, our first thought is usually G.A. Henty. Why? His heroes are fantastic role models of the manly virtues, yet likeable and adventurous and every bit of the history you learn is real. Henty was an Army officer, war correspondent, a historian who began telling these stories to his own children. He was known for writing with stacks of primary source documents surrounding him and you’ll be hard pressed to find a historical error of any kind. And they are just plain fun!
Written in the late 1800s, the language can be a bit challenging for some boys (but it’s so good for them), so we recommend audiobooks! Our friend Jim Hodges does a wonderful unabridged version (you don’t want to miss a word!) and we are delighted to sell them!
These audiobooks are recorded on mp3 CDs so you only need one and not ten or twelve for one book, but you’ll need to play them on an mp3 CD player (can be bought cheaply at any discount store), your laptop, a DVD player or your computer. Our old van has a cassette deck, so we use a tape adapter and plug it into a laptop or CD player’s headphone jack.
These are the books the Young boys grew up on — enjoy!
~Hal & Melanie
Includes all of the following:
101 Henty Novels in Text Format
Henty Short Stories Collection
The Cat of Bubastes: A Story of Ancient Egypt
The Young Carthaginian: A Story of the Times of Hannibal, (BC 218)
Beric The Briton:A Story of the Roman Invasion (AD 62)
For the Temple:A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem (AD 70)
The Dragon & The Raven:The Days of King Alfred and the Viking Invasion (870-901)
Wulf the Saxon:A Story of the Norman Conquest (1066)
Winning His Spurs:A Tale of the Crusades (1188-1192)
In Freedom’s Cause:A Story of Wallace and Bruce (1296-1314)
St. George for England! A Tale of the 100 Years’ War and the Black Prince (1337-1453)
The Lion of St. Mark: A Tale of Venice (1380)
A March on London: Wat Tyler and the Peasant Rebellion (1381)
Both Sides of the Border – A Tale of Hotspur and Glendower and the Welsh Rebellion (1400-1403)
At Agincourt – A Tale of the White Hoods of Paris and the Most Famous Battle of the 100 Years War (1413-1415)
A Knight of the White Cross: A Tale of the Seige of Rhodes (1470-1480)
By Right of Conquest: With Cortez in Mexico (1521)
St. Bartholomew’s Eve: A Tale of the Religious Wars in France (1572)
By Pike and Dyke: The Rise of the Dutch Republic (1579)
Under Drake’s Flag: A Tale of the Spanish Main (1580)
By England’s Aid: The 80 Years War (1585-1604)
Won by the Sword: A Tale of the Thirty Years’ War (1640s)
Friends though Divided: A Tale of Cromwell and the English Civil War (1642-1651)
When London Burned: A Tale of the Plague and the Great Fire (1666)
With Wolfe in Canada: A Tale of the French & Indian War (1756-1763)
True to the Old Flag: A Tale of the American War of Independence (1774-1781)
In the Reign of Terror: An English Lad in the French Revolution (1789-1799)
A Final Reckoning: A Tale of Bush Life in Australia (1830s)
Through the Fray: A Tales of the Luddite Rebellion in England (1811-1813)
Through Russion Snows: A Tale of Napoleon’s Retreat from Moscow (1811-1813)
Captain Bayley’s Heir: A Tale of the California Gold Mines (1850s)
Out on the Pampas: A Tale of Young Settlers in Argentina (1850s)
In the Heart of the Rockies: A Story of Adventure in Colorado (1860s)
With Lee in Virginia: A Tale of the Civil War (1861-1865)