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    • 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 245
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      5 out of 5 stars 229
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      5 out of 5 stars 228

    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
    • Life changing

    • By Anonymous User on 03-12-2018

    Regular price: $34.76

    • Becoming

    • By: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 323
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 294
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      5 out of 5 stars 292

    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
    • Beautiful read. Honest and heart-felt. <br />

    • By Anonymous User on 23-11-2018

    Regular price: $39.50

    • 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 406
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 356

    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 406 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Trauma Cleaner

    • By: Sarah Krasnostein
    • Narrated by: Rachael Tidd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 922
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 925

    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

    Regular price: $23.41

    • A Sucky Love Story

    • Overcoming Unhappily Ever After
    • By: Brittani Louise Taylor
    • Narrated by: Brittani Louise Taylor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 57

    Where does a moderately popular internet star who never leaves her house look for potential suitors? Online. Tinder, Bumble, Match.com, OkCupid - I tried them all. My 31-year-old self clicked and swiped her little heart out, leading to more dates than I could count, and more disappointment than I was prepared for. Maybe you can relate. Maybe you know all too well the perils of modern dating. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Anonymous User on 12-12-2018

    Regular price: $27.79

    • Educated

    • By: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 221

    Tara Westover grew up preparing for the End of Days, watching for the sun to darken, for the moon to drip as if with blood. She spent her summers bottling peaches and her winters rotating emergency supplies, hoping that when the World of Men failed, her family would continue on, unaffected. 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 doctors or hospitals. According to the state and federal government, she didn't exist.

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

    • By Zoonda on 08-11-2018

    Regular price: $37.46

    • 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 499
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 450

    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
    • One of the most amazing stories ever!

    • By Anonymous User on 03-05-2018

    Regular price: $38.80

    • Smoke Gets in your Eyes

    • And Other Lessons from the Crematorium
    • By: Caitlin Doughty
    • Narrated by: Caitlin Doughty
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    From her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial, 23-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths to avoid thinking about, she started to wonder about the lives of those she cremated and the mourning families they left behind, and found herself confounded by people's erratic reactions to death. Exploring our death rituals - and those of other cultures - she pleads the case for healthier attitudes around death and dying.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous

    • By flynn on 11-12-2018

    Regular price: $23.41

    • The Price of Fortune

    • The Untold Story of Being James Packer
    • By: Damon Kitney
    • Narrated by: Damon Kitney, Paul English
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In his biography, The Price of Fortune, one of the nation's richest and most psychoanalysed men opens up in an attempt to make sense of his rollercoaster life and to tell the human story of being James Douglas Packer. Of how his wealth, charm and intellect took him to such exciting places. Yet how sometimes his trusting the wrong people and his rash actions cost him his friends, his health and, most importantly, his reputation on the global stage - and how he is now working on getting it back. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Perhaps it was the narration that let it down.

    • By Chris Williams on 03-12-2018

    Regular price: $36.54

    • Brutally Honest

    • Mel B’s tell-all memoir
    • By: Melanie Brown, Louise Gannon
    • Narrated by: Melanie Brown, Phoenix Chi Gulzar Brown, Andrea Brown, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    As one-fifth of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on X Factor and America's Got Talent, Melanie Brown, aka Scary Spice, has been an international star since the age of 19. And yet there are sides of Mel that no one has ever seen, or really known. Brutally Honest is an exposé of the struggles and acute pain that lay behind the glamour and success. With deep personal insight, remarkable frankness and Melanie’s trademark Yorkshire humour, this audiobook removes the mask of fame and reveals the mother, wife and daughter behind the Spice Girl everyone thinks they know. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye opener

    • By Mad cow on 06-12-2018

    Regular price: $28.87

    • 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 1,098
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,032
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,025

    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 1,098 ratings

    Regular price: $39.02

    • No Spin

    • By: Shane Warne, Mark Nicholas
    • Narrated by: Rhys Muldoon
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    In No Spin, Shane sets the record straight. From his extraordinary family history to his childhood as a budding Aussie Rules footballer in suburban Melbourne. From the legendary 'Gatting ball' to his history-making 700th Test wicket. From the controversy surrounding the diuretic pill in South Africa to his high-profile relationship with Hollywood star Elizabeth Hurley. Nothing is off limits, and Shane tackles it all with his trademark directness and humour.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional and insightful account

    • By Mark on 18-11-2018

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Back, After the Break

    • By: Osher Günsberg
    • Narrated by: Osher Günsberg
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 171

    Osher Gunsberg, one of Australia's most loved celebrities, opens up in a powerful, dark, funny, and heart-wrenching memoir about life, love, and living with mental illness. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very open and honest discussion

    • By Anonymous User on 22-08-2018

    Regular price: $25.41

    • Working Class Man

    • By: Jimmy Barnes
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Barnes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 198

    It’s a life too big and a story too extraordinary for just one book. Jimmy Barnes has lived many lives - from Glaswegian migrant kid to iconic front man, from solo superstar to proud father of his own musical clan. In this hugely anticipated sequel to his critically acclaimed best seller, Working Class Boy, Jimmy picks up the story of his life as he leaves Adelaide in the back of an old truck with a then unknown band called Cold Chisel. A spellbinding and searingly honest reflection on success, fame and addiction, this self-penned memoir reveals how Jimmy Barnes used the fuel of childhood trauma to ignite and propel Australia’s greatest rock ’n’ roll story. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspirational!

    • By Julian on 08-11-2018

    Regular price: $53.17

    • 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 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    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
    • Amazing and deep

    • By Anonymous User on 14-07-2018
    • 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 125 ratings

    Regular price: $28.87

    • In Pieces

    • By: Sally Field
    • Narrated by: Sally Field
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated audiences for more than five decades, beginning with her first television role at the age of 17. From Gidget’s sweet-faced ‘girl next door' to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-winning ferocity and depth of her role in Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. Yet there is one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious little girl within.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • And the winner is...... Sally Field for being truly authentic

    • By Anonymous User on 02-10-2018

    Regular price: $21.86

    • I Can't Make This Up

    • Life Lessons
    • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
    • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 845
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 766
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 760

    Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dang it! This is GOOD!!

    • By jess on 10-09-2017

    Regular price: $43.87

    • Elon Musk

    • By: Ashlee Vance
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,552
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,106

    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

    Regular price: $37.46

    • 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 306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263

    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

    Regular price: $41.01

    • 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 207
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 191

    Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave good-bye to your friends and relationships.... Welcome to the life of a junior doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former junior doctor Adam Kay's This Is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line.

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

    • By Carron on 11-08-2018

    Regular price: $26.53

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