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    • Ned Kelly

    • The Story of Australia's Most Notorious Legend
    • By: Peter FitzSimons
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 29 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    Love him or loathe him, Ned Kelly has been at the heart of Australian culture and identity since he and his gang were tracked down in bushland by the Victorian police and came out fighting, dressed in bulletproof iron armour made from farmers' ploughs. Historians still disagree over virtually every aspect of the eldest Kelly boy's brushes with the law. Did he or did he not shoot Constable Fitzpatrick at their family home?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Struggle to finish

    • By Ned Lipes on 02-01-2018

    Non-member price: $46.09

    • Charles Kingsford Smith and Those Magnificent Men

    • By: Peter FitzSimons
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 41

    Known to millions of Australians simply as "Smithy", Sir Charles Kingsford Smith was one of Australia's true twentieth-century legends. In an era in which aviators were superstars, Smithy was among the greatest and, throughout his amazing career his fame in Australia was matched only by that of Don Bradman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story let down by awful narration

    • By Matthew Sant on 16-03-2019

    Non-member price: $51.21

    • Heston Blumenthal

    • The Biography of the World's Most Brilliant Master Chef
    • By: Chas Newkey-Burden
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal is a gastronomic alchemist who sees the kitchen as a laboratory where he loves to experiment with new ways to tantalize diners' taste buds. The story of his life is every bit as colorful and attention-grabbing as his famous snail porridge and bacon-and-egg ice cream. This biography traces his journey from a life-changing childhood holiday in France through to his brief apprenticeship in Raymond Blanc's restaurant, where he stood up to a kitchen bully. It follows him as - constantly pushing the boundaries of his work - he reached the top of his profession and was knighted by the Queen.

    Non-member price: $35.50

    • Gordon Ramsay

    • On Top of the World
    • By: Neil Simpson
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Best known as the host of Fox's Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon Ramsay is one of the most driven, successful, and irate chefs around. He has thrown Hollywood actresses out of his restaurants and is notorious for his anger, but his food has been served to numerous heads of state, and he is one of only three chefs in England whose restaurant is rated at three Michelin stars. Sometimes hilarious and frequently heartbreaking, this is Gordon Ramsay’s full life, from tenements and poverty to top-notch restaurants and fame.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yes chef

    • By Wronghead on 07-04-2019

    Non-member price: $30.42

    • Elton John

    • The Bitch Is Back
    • By: Mark Bego
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Here's the straight (and not-so-straight) scoop that every Elton John fan has been waiting for - from the addictions, toupees, affairs, and scandals to the triumphant later years. Elton John has sold over 200 million records and has more than 56 Top 40 singles. He has won five Grammy awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Tony. Rolling Stone ranks him number 49 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. Yet no book published in the US has so successfully captured the passion and complexity of Elton John's life, much less his music.

    Non-member price: $31.03

    • Marx: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Andrew Collier
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Although one of the most influential thinkers of the last millennium, Karl Marx was relatively unheralded during most of his lifetime. Famous for predicting the inevitable demise of capitalism, it was only after his death that his clarion call reached a wide audience: "Workers of the world unite - you have nothing to lose but your chains." Andrew Collier breathes new life into the achievements of Karl Marx, arguing that his work is still of vital relevance in today’s global climate of inequality.

    Non-member price: $25.59

    • Can't Buy Me Love

    • By: Jonathan Gould
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 29 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • 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

    Nearly 20 years in the making, Can't Buy Me Love is a masterful work of group biography, cultural history, and musical criticism. That the Beatles were an unprecedented phenomenon is a given. Here Jonathan Gould seeks to explain why, placing the Fab Four in the broad and tumultuous panorama of their time and place, rooting their story in the social context that girded both their rise and their demise.

    Non-member price: $45.66