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  • Outback Stations

  • The Life and Times of Australia's Biggest Cattle and Sheep Properties
  • By: Evan McHugh
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Best-selling author Evan McHugh gets behind the wheel of his four-wheel drive to find out what life is like in outback stations. Given special access to these properties, Evan goes behind the scenes at Adria Downs in the dead heart of Central Australia, helps drove cattle from the air at Wave Hill, and gets a lesson in trapping dingoes at the remote Commonwealth Hill station. Following in the footsteps of the pioneering greats, Evan reveals the fascinating history of these outback stations, and what it takes to work on one today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • outback Stations

  • By Anonymous User on 04-08-2017

brilliant!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-2019

loved every moment of it. The writer just knows so we'll how to describe a situation.

  • Jack & Harry

  • By: Tony McKenna, Mervyn Davis
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

A great Australian yarn about a bold Australian outback adventure belonging to another time in another world, inspired by a true story. The happy routine life of two Perth boys is shattered one November day in 1950 when they are falsely accused of theft. With fabricated evidence mounting against them they decide to run away from their homes and families to avoid prosecution and pooling their meager pocket money they back the winner of the Melbourne Cup and fund an escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this story

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-02-2019

easy to follow

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Reviewed: 04-12-2018

loved it, I could easily picture myself in the story and it just aids to my cravings of adventure!

  • Beyond Tomorrow

  • Jack & Harry II
  • By: Tony McKenna
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

Yearning for what they’d left behind and disillusioned by city living, Jack Ferguson and Harry Turner leave Perth to return to the rough opal-mining environment of Coober Pedy, on the edge of the Stuart Ranges in South Australia. They discover, however, that all is not as idyllic as they remembered. They face harsh conditions, personal trials and a lack of funds. But determination, hard work and a little luck see them begin to establish themselves....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story and narration

  • By bds2 on 28-12-2018

too good!!!

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Reviewed: 26-11-2018

absolutely exceptional story telling, loved every moment of it and it had me on the edge of my seat a lot.

  • Great Australian Outback Police Stories

  • By: Bolinda Publishing
  • Narrated by: Bill 'Swampy' Marsh, Kate Hood
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

I tell you, you meet some strange characters in this game.... Boasting the biggest beats in the world - some as large as France - Australia's outback police have seen it all: natural disasters, incredible acts of selflessness, unspeakable crimes and daring rescues, just to name a few. And they've met some unforgettable characters along the way: from the murderer who stuffed his victims' bodies down wombat holes to the policeman who arrested his own wife....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating. More please.

  • By Jennifer2 on 19-02-2016

ok

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-2018

most of the story's were really good to listen to, but the way they were told and the way the book it set out is really strange. lost interest after a while cause I couldn't keep up with what was a new story.

  • Working Class Man

  • By: Jimmy Barnes
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Barnes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 310

It’s a life too big and a story too extraordinary for just one book. Jimmy Barnes has lived many lives - from Glaswegian migrant kid to iconic front man, from solo superstar to proud father of his own musical clan. In this hugely anticipated sequel to his critically acclaimed best seller, Working Class Boy, Jimmy picks up the story of his life as he leaves Adelaide in the back of an old truck with a then unknown band called Cold Chisel. A spellbinding and searingly honest reflection on success, fame and addiction, this self-penned memoir reveals how Jimmy Barnes used the fuel of childhood trauma to ignite and propel Australia’s greatest rock ’n’ roll story. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational!

  • By Julian on 08-11-2018

wow

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Reviewed: 10-10-2018

truely amazing, very well told. goes into a lot of detail! definitely one to read!

  • The Crossroad

  • By: Mark Donaldson
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 920
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 849
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 847

On 2 September ,2008, in a valley in eastern Afghanistan, Trooper Mark Donaldson made a split-second decision that would change his life. His display of extraordinary courage that day saw him awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia, making him the first Australian to receive our highest award for bravery in wartime since Keith Payne in 1969.Yet Mark's journey to those crucial moments in Afghanistan was almost as exceptional as the acts that led to his VC.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By craig on 07-01-2016

amazing!!

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Reviewed: 01-10-2018

loved it,, very detailed in his writing. inspirational to hear about his drive to get where he did and achieve his goals.

  • Long Way Round

  • Chasing Shadows Across the World
  • By: Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman
  • Narrated by: Mark Bonnar, Rupert Degas
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

From London to New York, Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia, across the Pacific to Alaska, then down through Canada and America. But as the miles slipped beneath the tyres of their big BMWs, their troubles started. Exhaustion, injury and accidents tested their strength. Treacherous roads, unpredictable weather and turbulent politics challenged their stamina. They were chased by paparazzi in Kazakhstan, courted by men with very large guns in the Ukraine, hassled by the police, and given bulls' testicles for supper by Mongolian nomads.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story

  • By Dan on 08-09-2018

outstanding

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Reviewed: 05-08-2018

out of the 20 books I've listened to, this has had the most impact on me; and has me wanting to do the same trip!

  • How to Make Gravy

  • By: Paul Kelly
  • Narrated by: Paul Kelly
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Paul Kelly is a uniquely gifted storyteller, and here, using his lyrics as starting points, he reads stories of his life and his songs, including "Before Too Long", "To Her Door", "Leaps And Bounds", "Don't Start Me Talking", "Dumb Things", "From Little Things Big Things Grow" and "How to Make Gravy". Mirroring the structure of his legendary A to Z shows - where he performs around a hundred of his songs alphabetically over four nights - Kelly describes the highs and lows of performing, the art of songwriting, being on the road with the band, tales of his childhood, family, friends and fellow musicians.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not bad

  • By john on 01-07-2016

good, but not for me

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-07-2018

Hes a great bloke, musician, and story teller. This is why I wanted to get this book, however I'm not into poetry and the way he kept throwing poems in every so often it just put me off finishing it. if you're into poetry you'll love it.

  • Songs of a War Boy

  • By: Deng Thiak Adut, Ben Mckelvey
  • Narrated by: Blessing Mokgohloa, Ben Mckelvey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 247

The true story of Deng Adut - Sudanese child soldier, refugee, man of hope. Movingly narrated by Blessing Mokgohloa. Deng Adut's family were farmers in South Sudan when a brutal civil war altered his life forever. At six years old, his mother was told she had to give him up to fight. At the age most Australian children are starting school, Deng was conscripted into the Sudan People's Liberation Army.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring, heartbreaking and amazingly honest.

  • By Rani on 20-11-2016

brilliant! inspiring! amazing!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-05-2018

this book is Truely amazing dengs story is unbelievable to think about my thoughts on refuges are very different now thanks to this book!

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,984

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The author is all over the place with his contents

  • By Zinny on 14-12-2018

gr8!

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Reviewed: 15-05-2018

really good, could of done with less 'f@#k' but otherwise very interesting. glad I read it.