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  • Jack & Harry

  • By: Tony McKenna, Mervyn Davis
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

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
  • Fantastic

  • By Amazon Customer on 26-07-2019

Love this story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-02-2019

An excellent Austrlian story and couldn't put this book down. If you love the Australian bush you will enjoy this book. Highly recommend it.

  • The Happiest Refugee

  • By: Anh Do
  • Narrated by: Anh Do
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 778
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 785

The laugh-out-loud, reach-for-your-hanky story of one of Australia's best-loved comedians. Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. But nothing - not murderous pirates nor the imminent threat of death by hunger, disease or dehydration as they drifted for days - could quench their desire to make a better life in a country where freedom existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous

  • By Anonymous User on 09-04-2018

A wonderful book

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-10-2018

I highly recommend Anh Do's life story. It is so uplifting but also gives an insight in to the lives of refugees and the struggles they encounter. An is an amazing man with a very positive outlook on life.

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,064
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,065

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn' want it to end (I know that seems ghastly)

  • By Sarah on 30-04-2018

Excellent a must read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-2018

Everyone should read this book. It opens up a world that many have now forgotten but which should never forgotten.

  • Moth to the Flame

  • Woody Creek, Book 3
  • By: Joy Dettman
  • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
  • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

Jenny Morrison is bravely trying to move on with her life. Her husband missing amidst the turmoil of WWII she takes refuge with Ray King, a slightly sinister, stuttering boy who disappeared from Woody Creek as a teenager but has now reappeared. In return for regular 'wifely duties', Ray offers Jenny and her three children sanctuary at his house in Melbourne. For a time, she is happy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-08-2017

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-2017

What a wonderful stpry weaver is Joy Dittman. she had captured the Australian wsu of life in the early 1900s and woven an intricate story line that keeps you engrossed and wanting to listen continuously. And the narrative is excellent.

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  • My Life With the Saints

  • By: James Martin SJ
  • Narrated by: James Martin SJ
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Be inspired by saints like never before in My Life with the Saints by James Martin, SJ. This best-selling memoir of spiritual self-discovery is an homage to the saints who have accompanied Fr. Martin throughout his life. From a lukewarm childhood Catholicism, to the Wharton School of Business, to the executive fast track at General Electric, to the Jesuits, to a media career in Manhattan, Martin has relied on the saints to intervene in and guide his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Interesting and enlightening book

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-08-2017

An Interesting and enlightening book

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Reviewed: 01-08-2017

As a Catholic I found this book enlightening and every chapter opened up some thing new to help grow my understanding of my faith. Also a glimpse into religious life .

  • Thorn on the Rose

  • Woody Creek, Book 2
  • By: Joy Dettman
  • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
  • Length: 18 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

When Jenny Morrison fled Woody Creek for a new life in Melbourne she left behind a dysfunctional family, a town of small-minded gossips, and, most tragically, a newborn baby. Mustering all her strength, she resolved to put her past behind her, reclaim her identity, and pursue her dream of becoming a famous singer.... Yet just months later she is back - wiser and with an expensive new wardrobe - but with a second child growing in her belly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Cassy on 02-02-2018

excellent read

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-07-2017

A wonderful and cleverly written book with a storyline that has you hanging out for the next chapter.

  • Winter Journey

  • By: Diane Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Halina Shore is a Polish born forensic dentist living in Australia. When she travels to Poland to take part in the investigation of a war crime, she finds herself at the center of a bitter struggle in a community that has been divided by a grim legacy. As the investigation proceeds, her professional assignment becomes a confronting personal odyssey as the truth about her own past begins to emerge.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your time

  • By Gretel Lamont on 08-06-2019

Excellent book

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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: 28-06-2017

I enjoyed this book, written around history. The narrator is fantastic and tells the story with power and conviction.

  • Mary MacKillop Unveiled

  • By: Lesley O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Jenny Seedsman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Aiming to make this compelling story of church politics and Christian service available to all, Lesley O'Brien presents a moving account of the life and times of Mary MacKillop, Australia's first saint. The only biography of Mary to be authorised by the Sisters of St. Joseph, this edition has been updated to include her beatification by Pope John Paul II.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Australia's First Saint

  • By Brendan on 03-10-2018

What an amazing woman

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Reviewed: 11-01-2017

Like most people I knew Mary MacKillop was a saint and had been a nun who started an order to help under privileged children, however this book revealed a woman way ahead of her time and her fight against a male dominated feild was nothing short of amazing. This book is well worth a read to understand the challenges and opposition Mary had to wok through. She is definitely one of Australia's remarkable people.

  • 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 269
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 253

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

Amazing story

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Reviewed: 01-12-2016

Everyone needs to know this story. This is a an amazing story of Deng Adut 'early life. It is heartbreaking that his innocent childhood along with all those hos age was taken away from him so brutally. Deng has given us an insight into a world we have very little knowledge of and the majority of Australian people will be oblivious of the deplorable up war condition. A must read.

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  • The Throwaway Children

  • By: Diney Costeloe
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 234

Rita and Rosie Stevens are only nine and five years old when their widowed mother marries a violent bully. Under pressure from her new husband, she is persuaded to send the girls to an orphanage. It is not long before the powers that be decide to send a consignment of orphans to their sister institution in Australia. Among them, without their family's consent or knowledge, are Rita and Rosie, the throwaway children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By cheryl Fyfe on 07-03-2017

Absolutely wonderful story

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Reviewed: 28-10-2016

Loved it. So well written that the story impacts ones emotions and so very hard to put down. O highly recommend The Throw away Children.