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    • The Gulag Archipelago

    • By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson, Ignat Solzhenitsyn
    • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 62

    A vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators but also of everyday heroism, The Gulag Archipelago is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's grand masterwork. Based on the testimony of some 200 survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own 11 years in labour camps and exile, it chronicles the story of those at the heart of the Soviet Union who opposed Stalin, and for whom the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must listen!

    • By Callum on 28-06-2019

    Non-member price: $36.45

    • Helter Skelter

    • The True Story of the Manson Murders
    • By: Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 26 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the 20th century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers. What motivated Manson in his seemingly mindless selection of victims, and what was his hold over the young women who obeyed his orders? Now available for the first time in unabridged audio, the gripping story of this famous and haunting crime is brought to life by acclaimed narrator Scott Brick.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • gripping

    • By Marg Pelenyi on 13-12-2017

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • Stasiland

    • Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall
    • By: Anna Funder
    • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; shortly afterwards the two Germanies reunited, and East Germany ceased to exist. Anna Funder tells extraordinary tales from the underbelly of the former East Germany. In a country where the headquarters of the secret police could become a museum literally overnight, and one in 50 East Germans were informing on their fellow citizens, there are thousands of captivating stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chilling

    • By Anonymous User on 13-06-2019
    • Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall
    • By: Anna Funder
    • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 23-11-2009
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 184 ratings

    Non-member price: $28.87

    • Batavia

    • By: Peter FitzSimons
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 17 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 299

    The story begins in 1629, when the pride of the Dutch East India Company, the Batavia, is on its maiden voyage en route from Amsterdam to the Dutch East Indies, laden down with the greatest treasure to leave Holland. The magnificent ship is already boiling over with a mutinous plot that is just about to break into the open when, just off the coast of Western Australia, it strikes an unseen reef in the middle of the night. While Commandeur Francisco Pelsaert decides to take the longboat across 2,000 miles of open sea for help, his second-in-command Jeronimus Cornelisz takes over....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • incredible story!

    • By Lauren on 17-07-2016

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Kokoda (by Peter FitzSimons)

    • By: Peter FitzSimons
    • Narrated by: Lewis FitzGerald
    • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 274

    For Australians, Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II, yet few people know just what happened and just what our troops achieved. Now, best-selling author Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in a gripping, moving story for all Australians.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compulsory listening...we must know this.

    • By Phillip on 13-12-2015

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Endurance

    • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
    • By: Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 331
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 328

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The perfect audiobook

    • By Justin on 11-02-2017

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Vietnam

    • The Australian War
    • By: Paul Ham
    • Narrated by: Peter Byrne
    • Length: 31 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    Drawing on hundreds of accounts by soldiers, politicians, aid workers, entertainers and the Vietnamese people, Paul Ham reconstructs for the first time the full history of our longest military campaign. From the commitment to engage, through the fight over conscription and the rise of the anti - war movement, to the tactics and horror of the battlefi eld, Ham exhumes the truth about this politicians' war - which sealed the fate of 50,000 Australian servicemen and women.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential Knowlege - must listen

    • By Brikpilot on 15-08-2019
    • The Australian War
    • By: Paul Ham
    • Narrated by: Peter Byrne
    • Length: 31 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 15-12-2008
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 108 ratings

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

    • A History of Nazi Germany
    • By: William L. Shirer
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 57 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 311

    Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding!

    • By Tigershark on 05-07-2014

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • Operation Paperclip

    • The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America
    • By: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 30

    Drawing on exclusive interviews with dozens of Paperclip family members, colleagues, and interrogators, and with access to German archival documents (including papers made available to her by direct descendants of the Third Reich's ranking members), files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, and lost dossiers discovered at the National Archives and Harvard University, Annie Jacobsen follows more than a dozen German scientists through their postwar lives and into one of the most complex, nefarious, and jealously guarded government secrets of the 20th century.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to follow

    • By Luke on 12-08-2019

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • The Pentagon's Brain

    • An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency
    • By: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    No one has ever written the history of the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science R&D agency. In the first-ever history of the organization, New York Times best-selling author Annie Jacobsen draws on inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents, and declassified memos to paint a picture of DARPA, or "the Pentagon's brain", from its Cold War inception in 1958 to the present.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Scary Stuff.

    • By Anonymous User on 17-07-2019

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • The Churchill Factor

    • How One Man Made History
    • By: Boris Johnson
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    The point of The Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the 'Churchill Factor' - the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent exposition and enthusiastically read

    • By Roderic on 09-05-2019

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • Homage to Catalonia

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell’s account of his experiences fighting in the Spanish Civil War, and a portrait of disillusionment with his early politics. Orwell’s experiences include being shot in the neck by a sniper, and being forced into hiding as factions of the Left battled on the streets of Barcelona. Orwell entered Spain intending to gather an experience worth writing as well as to fight Fascism, and wrote Homage to Catalonia within months of his return.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I am not really into war stories

    • By Anonymous User on 11-09-2018

    Non-member price: $35.90

    • Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

    • 25th Anniversary Edition
    • By: Steven Levy
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers - those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Stallman, and Steve Wozniak, Hackers is a fascinating story that begins in early computer research labs and leads to the first home computers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's a must

    • By L A G Axelsson on 13-04-2017

    Non-member price: $43.87

    • The Space Race

    • An Audible Original
    • By: Colin Brake, Patrick Chapman, Richard Hollingham, and others
    • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A century ago very few people dreamed of space travel. Today it is the most daring and technologically sophisticated quest ever undertaken, being driven not just by government agencies such as NASA and ESA, but also by visionaries such as Richard Branson (Virgin Galactic), Elon Musk (SpaceX) and Jeff Bezos (Blue Origin). To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing, this major drama-documentary series charts the definitive story of the past, present and future of humankind’s exploration of space. The Space Race is narrated by Kate Mulgrew and features a full cast.

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Bill the Bastard

    • The Story of Australia's Greatest War Horse
    • By: Roland Perry
    • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 89

    Bill was massive. He had power, intelligence, and unmatched courage. In performance and character he stood above all the other 200,000 Australian horses sent to the Middle East in the Great War. But as war horses go he had one serious problem. No one could ride him but one man - Major Michael Shanahan. Some even thought Bill took a sneering pleasure in watching would-be riders hit the dust. Bill the Bastard is the remarkable tale of a bond between a determined trooper and his stoic but cantankerous mount. They fought together.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant book

    • By Eric on 17-08-2015

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Blitzed

    • Drugs in Nazi Germany
    • By: Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside - translator
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping best seller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops; resilience - even partly explaining German victory in 1940.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A new perspective

    • By Adam Webb on 25-03-2018

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

    • By: Andrew Chaikin
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 23 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Audie Award, History/Biography, 2016. On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Based on in-depth interviews with 23 of the 24 moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, A Man on the Moon conveys every aspect of the Apollo missions with breathtaking immediacy and stunning detail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic narrator

    • By Styff on 21-10-2017

    Non-member price: $43.87

    • Tobruk

    • By: Peter FitzSimons
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 23 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 160

    In the early days of April 1941, the 14,000 Australian forces garrisoned in the Libyan town of Tobruk were told to expect reinforcements and supplies within eight weeks. Eight months later these heroic, gallant, determined "Rats of Tobruk" were rescued by the British Navy having held the fort against the might of Rommel's never-before-defeated Afrika Corps.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moving.

    • By Reader on 23-12-2018

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • D-Day

    • June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of WW II
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs
    • Length: 25 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 32

    Stephen E. Ambrose draws from hundreds of interviews with US Army veterans and the brave Allied soldiers who fought alongside them to create this exceptional account of the day that shaped the twentieth century. D-Day is above all the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their existence, when the horrors, complexities and triumphs of life are laid bare and courage and heroism come to the fore.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Absolute and extreme..

    • By Amazon Customer on 20-03-2019
    • June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of WW II
    • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs
    • Length: 25 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 06-11-2012
    • 5 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

    Non-member price: $57.05

    • The War of the World

    • History's Age of Hatred
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 34 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    The world at the beginning of the 20th century seemed for most of its inhabitants stable and relatively benign. Globalising, booming economies married to technological breakthroughs seemed to promise a better world for most people. Instead the 20th century proved to be overwhelmingly the most violent, frightening and brutalised in history, with fanatical, often genocidal warfare engulfing most societies between the outbreak of the First World War and the end of the Cold War. What went wrong?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Daunting, Eye-opening and Dramatic

    • By Anonymous User on 01-02-2018

    Non-member price: $46.83

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