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  • How to Be a Woman

  • By: Caitlin Moran
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Moran
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
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1913 - Suffragette throws herself under the King's horse. 1969 - Feminists storm Miss World. Now - Caitlin Moran rewrites "The Female Eunuch" from a bar stool and demands to know why pants are getting smaller. There's never been a better time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain.... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should you get Botox? Do men secretly hate us? What should you call your vagina?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Proper good bab' (as they'd say in Wolverhampton)

  • By Kai1 on 14-12-2016

I am Woman, Hear me Laugh

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Reviewed: 16-11-2018

Caitlyn Moran had me in stitches with her irreverent tale of a working class girl learning to become a woman in a world designed for and by men.

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354

A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected but brilliant!

  • By Michael on 27-11-2015

An Incredible Journey

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Reviewed: 16-11-2018

I love this book. I listened to it and then listened to it again. Bryson has the knack of creating anecdotes and analogies that enable the most complex ideas to be easily accessible. His love for knowledge shines through in his details as he takes the reader through a sweeping journey from the birth of the universe to contemporary human existence. Can't wait to listen again.

  • The Shepherd's Hut

  • By: Tim Winton
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulvany
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
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Jaxie dreads going home. His mum’s dead. The old man bashes him without mercy, and he wishes he was an orphan. And then, in one terrible moment, his life is stripped to little more than what he can carry and how he can keep himself alive. There’s just one person left in the world who understands him and what he still dares to hope for. But to reach her he’ll have to cross the vast saltlands on a trek that only a dreamer or a fugitive would attempt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bloody ripper!

  • By Jan on 02-04-2018

Winton joins the Dark Side

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Reviewed: 16-11-2018

Like other novels by Winton, this one contains quirky characters who dwell on society's fringes. As he has in the past, Winton uses the Australian landscape almost as another character in his story. This story, however, is much darker than any of his previous books. The characters are captivating and their narrative compelling as it unravels but they are not characters you want to like. They are prickly, uncomfortable and untrustworthy. Winton has set out to explore the disturbing and toxic masculinity that social expectations force many men into, and it is a very dark journey.

  • Covet

  • By: Tara Moss
  • Narrated by: Tara Moss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 12
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Eighteen months after her ordeal at the hands of the sadistic "Stiletto Murderer", fashion model and forensic psychology student Makedde Vanderwall must confront her demons when she returns to Sydney for the trial. But the killer makes a daring escape, aided by a twisted accomplice whom no one suspected.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Page turner

  • By Jillian on 20-10-2017

Page turner

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Reviewed: 20-10-2017

I loved listening to this on my daily commute. Tara Moss reads well and the crime thriller is well researched and executed.

  • The Wife Drought

  • By: Annabel Crabb
  • Narrated by: Annabel Crabb
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 199
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

'I need a wife'. It's a common joke among women juggling work and family, but it's no joke. Having a spouse who takes care of things at home is a godsend on the domestic front and an asset on the work front and is an advantage enjoyed by vastly more men than women. Full of candid and funny stories from politics and the media, The Wife Drought shares intriguing research about the attitudes pulsing beneath the surface of egalitarian Australia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A laugh when maybe it shouldn't be.

  • By Anonymous User on 28-03-2018

Everyone Needs a Wife

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Reviewed: 14-09-2017

Annabel Crabb's sense of humour and ability to create a narrative make this a great book to listen to. Understanding how the Australian national psyche perceives male and female roles lends new insight into work-life balance and the gender pay gap. A great book for anyone interested in the future of working families.