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  • 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 148
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

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

Drifting through the Bush

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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: 26-08-2018

This book and the first were a lot of fun that unexpectedly drew me in with this lovely journey. I thought both books would be a wonderful gift to People from overseas who are fascinated with the Australian lifestyle and the spirit of the bush. Both books very refreshingly address black/white relationship issues in a very fair and realistic way. Well done for this Tony.

  • A Column of Fire

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. Europe is in turmoil as high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned soon finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald. Then Elizabeth Tudor becomes queen and all of Europe turns against England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful immersion in history.

  • By Lauren Nelson on 11-10-2017

Another Follett Blockbuster

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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: 08-02-2018

My only negative about this latest book is the sense of loss when it finished! Love the characters and the intertwined plots. Above all what a fabulous way to brush up on European history. John Lee is an excellent narrator and does superb justice to Follett’s characters. Overall a superb book - I probably might have enjoyed the two previous Kingsbridge books slightly more but that has not detracted from my thorough enjoyment of this book. Ken Follett sets a high standard. Thank you!!

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  • Cragside

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 6
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

After his climactic battle with notorious serial killer The Hacker, DCI Ryan is spending the summer with his fiancée within the grounds of Cragside, a spectacular Bavarian-style mansion surrounded by acres of woodland. When they are invited to attend the staff summer party - a Victorian murder mystery evening - it's all a joke until the lights go out and an elderly man is found dead. It looks like an unfortunate accident but, as the dead man's life begins to unfold, Ryan and his team of detectives realise that all is not as it appears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had me shedding a tear

  • By Debra on 26-09-2018

Another Northumberland masterpiece

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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: 06-11-2017

Well done LJ Ross - not sure where you get your never ending inspiration from. One of the very good features about these books is the extent to which she weaves the beautiful Northumberland landscape and its features into the books. The plots and characters are authentic - I loved Cragside - having been there I could picture all the detail. The narration is superb.

  • On Tyranny

  • Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
  • By: Timothy Snyder
  • Narrated by: Timothy Snyder
  • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

In the 20th century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejected reason in favour of myth. European history shows us that societies can break, democracies can fall, ethics can collapse, and ordinary people can find themselves in unimaginable circumstances. History can familiarise, and it can warn.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unsure of the point of this book

  • By Ross Macdonald on 19-02-2019

A must listen for under 30's

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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: 17-06-2017

Well done Timothy Snyder (again) - this book is arguably the most important bit of literature in our current times. Nobody has so eloquently summarised the perils of the current world in a way that is simple and direct. The book provides practical and critical advice - to promote democracy and to be attuned to creeping perils of fascism and tyranny. To all the disenfranchised young people of the world - please listen to this book. I am going to buy hard copies to give away.

  • People of the Book

  • By: Geraldine Brooks
  • Narrated by: Edwina Wren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

In 1996, Hanna Heath, a rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna discovers a series of artifacts in its ancient binding, she begins to unlock the book's mysteries. The reader is ushered into an exquisitely detailed past, tracing the book's journey from its salvation back to its creation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story, great story concept

  • By Karen on 03-04-2016

Wonderful drift through history

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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: 26-11-2016

Well done again Geraldine - a master at historic fiction - fascinating story and powerful writing - with strong emotional impacts. Congratulations too to Edwina Wren the narrator who managed to bring the characters to life in such vividness and depth.

  • Sycamore Gap

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan believes he has put his turbulent history behind him. Then, in the early hours of the summer solstice, the skeleton of a young woman is found inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. She has lain undiscovered for 10 years, and it is Ryan's job to piece together her past. Enquiry lines cross and merge as Ryan is forced to face his own demons and enter into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who seems unstoppable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best mystery

  • By Anonymous User on 04-04-2018

A gripping dark tale

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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: 02-09-2016

You won't be able to stop yourself from listening to all 3 of these novels. Great storyline, magnificent performance by Jonathan Keeble. Great landscape images too