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    • Becoming

    • By: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2,068
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    In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As you’d expect

    • By Amazon Customer on 19-11-2018

    Non-member price: $39.50

    • Can't Hurt Me

    • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
    • By: David Goggins
    • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,473
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,146
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      5 out of 5 stars 3,135

    For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing, heart wrenching, inspiring true story

    • By gary c compton on 07-01-2019

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Any Ordinary Day

    • Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life
    • By: Leigh Sales
    • Narrated by: Leigh Sales
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 914
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 817
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 810

    As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories - and a terrifying brush with her own mortality - sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next? In this wise and layered audiobook, Leigh talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting

    • By Mrs. J. C. Bodnarchuk on 06-10-2018
    • Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life
    • By: Leigh Sales
    • Narrated by: Leigh Sales
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 01-10-2018
    • 5 out of 5 stars 914 ratings

    Non-member price: $27.99

    • Educated

    • By: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 612
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      5 out of 5 stars 566
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      5 out of 5 stars 562

    Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn’t exist. She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in hospitals. As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At 16, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education, and the price she had to pay for it. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVE in this family = loyalty to a bipolar father

    • By Zoonda on 08-11-2018

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • The Trauma Cleaner

    • By: Sarah Krasnostein
    • Narrated by: Rachael Tidd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,415
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,321

    Sandra Pankhurst founded her trauma cleaning business to help people whose emotional scars are written on their houses. From the forgotten flat of a drug addict, to the infested home of a hoarder, Sandra enters properties and lives at the same time. But few of the people she looks after know anything of the complexity of Sandra's own life. Raised in an uncaring home, Sandra's miraculous gift for warmth and humour in the face of unspeakable personal tragedy, mark her out as a one-off and make this biography unmissable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant narrative masterly voiced

    • By Philip on 19-04-2018

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Reckoning

    • A Memoir
    • By: Magda Szubanski
    • Narrated by: Magda Szubanski
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 930
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 926

    Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia’s most beloved performers, tells her story. In this extraordinary memoir, Magda describes her journey of self-discovery from a suburban childhood, haunted by the demons of her father’s espionage activities in wartime Poland and by her secret awareness of her sexuality, to the complex dramas of adulthood and her need to find out the truth about herself and her family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moving and powerful

    • By Stan on 11-01-2016

    Non-member price: $54.63

    • Shoe Dog

    • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
    • By: Phil Knight
    • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 761
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 687
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 685

    In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Anonymous User on 17-04-2018

    Non-member price: $38.80

    • Working Class Boy

    • By: Jimmy Barnes
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Barnes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 730
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 678
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 676

    Raw, gritty, compassionate, surprising and darkly funny - Australian legend Jimmy Barnes' unforgettable childhood memoir. A household name, an Australian rock icon, the elder statesman of OzPubRock - there isn't an accolade or cliché that doesn't apply to Jimmy Barnes. But long before Cold Chisel and Barnesy, long before the tall tales of success and excess, there was the true story of James Dixon Swan - a working class boy whose family made the journey from Scotland to Australia in search of a better life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Raw & honest autobiography

    • By M. O'Brien on 27-09-2017

    Non-member price: $52.43

    • The Virgin Way

    • How to Listen, Learn, Laugh, and Lead
    • By: Richard Branson
    • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 399

    In September 2012, a YouGov poll conducted in Britain found that the person British workers would most like as their manager was Sir Richard Branson. With over 40 years in business, Richard Branson is an inspiring pioneer of humanitarian projects and an iconic business leader. In The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead, Richard shares and distils his secrets of leadership and success.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting story but dull narrator

    • By Sair on 01-09-2017

    Non-member price: $49.17

    • Elon Musk

    • By: Ashlee Vance
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,677
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,211

    South African-born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey, Jr. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • An underwhelming narrative of a really cool guy

    • By Michael on 17-06-2016

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • Ghost Empire

    • By: Richard Fidler
    • Narrated by: Richard Fidler
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 359

    Ghost Empire is a rare treasure - an utterly captivating blend of the historical and the contemporary, realised by a master storyteller. In 2014, Richard Fidler and his son Joe made a journey to Istanbul. Fired by Richard's passion for the rich history of the dazzling Byzantine Empire - centred around the legendary Constantinople - we are swept into some of the most extraordinary tales in history. The clash of civilisations, the fall of empires, the rise of Christianity, revenge, lust, murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it.

    • By Fjp on 23-04-2017

    Non-member price: $54.63

    • The Warren Buffett Way

    • 3rd Edition
    • By: Robert Hagstrom
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 294

    Warren Buffett remains one of the most sought-after and watched figures in business today. He has become a billionaire and investment sage by buying chunks of companies and holding onto them, managing them as businesses, and eventually reaping huge profits for himself and investors in Berkshire Hathaway. The first two editions of The Warren Buffett Way gave investors their first in-depth look at the innovative investment and business strategies behind the spectacular success of living legend Warren E. Buffett.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great advice

    • By Bradley on 16-12-2016

    Non-member price: $41.01

    • The Crossroad

    • By: Mark Donaldson
    • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 834
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 775
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 773

    On 2 September ,2008, in a valley in eastern Afghanistan, Trooper Mark Donaldson made a split-second decision that would change his life. His display of extraordinary courage that day saw him awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia, making him the first Australian to receive our highest award for bravery in wartime since Keith Payne in 1969.Yet Mark's journey to those crucial moments in Afghanistan was almost as exceptional as the acts that led to his VC.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By craig on 07-01-2016

    Non-member price: $43.70

    • This Is Going to Hurt

    • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
    • By: Adam Kay
    • Narrated by: Adam Kay
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 299
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 275

    Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not for the prudish but well written/read

    • By Carron on 11-08-2018

    Non-member price: $26.53

    • Finding Ultra

    • Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
    • By: Rich Roll
    • Narrated by: Rich Roll
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever

    In October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he saw where his sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us look the other way when granted such a moment of clarity, but not Rich.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Makes you reassess so much

    • By Sean on 20-07-2017
    • Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
    • By: Rich Roll
    • Narrated by: Rich Roll
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 22-05-2012
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 239 ratings

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • Bossypants

    • By: Tina Fey
    • Narrated by: Tina Fey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 857
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 768
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 767

    Once in a generation a woman comes along who changes everything. Tina Fey is not that woman, but she met that woman once and acted weird around her.

    Before 30 Rock, Mean Girls, and 'Sarah Palin', Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny, make your daughter listen.

    • By Skye woodward on 11-06-2015

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Steve Jobs

    • The Exclusive Biography
    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson (introduction)
    • Length: 25 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 648
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 576

    In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book

    • By Dory on 10-06-2017

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • Born a Crime

    • Stories from a South African Childhood
    • By: Trevor Noah
    • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,323
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,236
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,231

    The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best audiobook I've listened... Ever!

    • By Nyasha on 18-12-2016
    • Stories from a South African Childhood
    • By: Trevor Noah
    • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 17-11-2016
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1,323 ratings

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • How Not to Be a Boy

    • By: Robert Webb
    • Narrated by: Robert Webb
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 324
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303

    Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to discovering the power of making people laugh (in the Cambridge Footlights with David Mitchell), and from losing his beloved mother to becoming a husband and father, Robert Webb considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5/5

    • By Anonymous User on 29-11-2017

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Total Recall

    • My Unbelievably True Life Story
    • By: Arnold Schwarzenegger
    • Narrated by: Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
    • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 771
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 684
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 686

    Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Motivation in a book!!

    • By Tom Reilly on 10-07-2015

    Non-member price: $30.72

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