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  • Dark Emu

  • Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?
  • By: Bruce Pascoe
  • Narrated by: Bruce Pascoe
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 388

Dark Emu argues for a reconsideration of the 'hunter-gatherer' tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and attempts to rebut the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession. Accomplished author Bruce Pascoe provides compelling evidence from the diaries of early explorers that suggests that systems of food production and land management have been understated in modern retellings of Aboriginal history, and that a new look at Australia's past is required.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • paradigm shifting

  • By Alistair on 29-03-2017

Essential listening for wvery Australian

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-12-2018

This book is mindblowing and fabulous. I am so grateful to Bruce for the hard work he dod to make it happen. I think it should be made a set book in senior English and History for every Australian student and should be every Australian's duty to read. i was never taught any of this. It sadens me to think of the lost opportunity for our country's landscape and human rights for our original inhabitants that the blanket of colonial mindset has taken this long to be lifted. I hope it is not too late for us as a nation to restore productivity that is i harmony with the climate and landscape that is so clearly obviously possible. enjoy!

  • Guards! Guards!

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 240

If you find yourself ruminating on questions like "Where have all the dragons gone?" then this is the story for you. Explore the crazy, creepy land called Discworld, where you'll discover that the dragons aren't asleep or dead - they're dormant, packed in like huge, scaly sardines. Join in the search for the key to their closed-in, comatose world in this eighth fantastical Discworld novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captain Vimes vs the dragon

  • By Mr Alan M Kohn on 15-06-2017

top stuff

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-2018

has been great to discover the origns of the watch nigel is a master. genius again.

  • Pyramids

  • Discworld, Book 7
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 87

It isn't easy, being a teenage pharaoh. You're not allowed to carry money, uninhibited young women peel your grapes for you, everyone thinks you're responsible for making the sun rise and the corn grow, you keep dreaming about seven thin cows and seven fat cows (one of them playing the trombone), and on top of everything else, the Great Pyramid has just exploded because of paracosmic instability.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great naration and fun storyline

  • By Adam on 16-08-2014

Never see camels in the same light again

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-2018

what an imagination and time dimentional bending adventure. top performance by Nigel of course. Bonza!

  • Sourcery

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

A "sourcerer" is born in Discworld - a wizard so powerful that he makes all other magicians look like a bunch of fools in pointy hats. Now, suddenly, Discworld is brought to the brink of an all-out thaumaturgical war. The only hope for peace is Rincewind, the failed magician who has a risky plan to save the world. He enlists the help of several odd new characters, including Conina the barbarian hairdresser, Nijel the Destroyer, and a yuppie genie who sees lamps as a growth industry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fun Discworld novel

  • By Millennia Pullen on 13-02-2019

brilliant again. Nigel is a genius as is Terry.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-2018

a whirlwind of timetravel and dimention dancing full of Prachett's usual antiheroes and sterotypicial pisstakes.

  • Once Upon a Time in the North

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Full Cast, Philip Pullman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

When Lee and his daemon, Hester, land in the Arctic town of Novy Odense, they quickly become embroiled in an out-and-out political brawl. So when Iorek offers to help, Lee is only too happy to accept. Together they take on a slippery politician, his monstrous gas-powered gun and a murderous gunfighter. And so begins a friendship that will continue throughout their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Philip Pullman has such a gift with words

  • By Carolyn on 04-02-2018

Philip Pullman has such a gift with words

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-2018

this is my first Audiobook with a full cast. was well done and great to hear the book read in part by the author. great yarn.

  • La Belle Sauvage

  • The Book of Dust: Volume One
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust series. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • delightful. gripping. touching.

  • By phoebe on 22-12-2017

totally absorbing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-2018

couldn't stop listening. very engaging and unique idea. sucked in for sure now. bring on book 2

  • The Light Fantastic

  • Discworld 2
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

The Great A'Tuin, the heroic turtle who supports the weight of the entire Discworld, not to mention four giant elephants, swims through the galaxy day and night with the burden of being the only creature who knows exactly where the universe is going. Philosophers have long debated where this is, and are due to find out in about 2 months. Shall they worry?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor audio quality

  • By Jan on 14-04-2015

gold!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-06-2017

nigel planer is a gem.
the story is legend and i had a ball! thanks

  • The Colour of Magic

  • Discworld 1
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

The Colour of Magic, the first novel in Terry Pratchett's wildly imaginative Discworld series, takes the listener on a remarkable journey. The magical planet of Discworld is supported by four massive elephants who stand on the back of the Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle swimming slowly through the mysterious interstellar gulf. An eccentric expedition sets out to explore the planet, encountering dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and, of course, "The Edge" of the planet.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not convinced

  • By D. Hill on 08-03-2017

Better than I remember and I remember loving it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-06-2017

soooo good not only was Terry Prachett a genius who had me smiling and LOL but Nigel Planner is a genuis with all his voices and intonations! wow! can't wait to do the whole series now!

  • The Hunger Games

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Story: good. Narration style: not so much

  • By RFC on 09-09-2015

I survived the Hunger Games Trilogy

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-2017

Amazing how much the reader sounded to me like the movie's Katniss Everdeen. She was excellent. the material is disturbing of course and I liked hearing from The Author at the end...

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,832
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,533
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,508

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Stephen Fry

  • By Dannielle on 16-03-2016

most brilliant!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-2016

so great to go on this journey again to the end of Harry's battle with voledmort.