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    • Boy Swallows Universe

    • By: Trent Dalton
    • Narrated by: Stig Wemyss
    • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 974
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 897
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 902

    Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious criminal for a babysitter. It's not as if Eli's life isn't complicated enough already. He's just trying to follow his heart, learning what it takes to be a good man, but life just keeps throwing obstacles in the way - not least of which is Tytus Broz, legendary Brisbane drug dealer. But Eli's life is about to get a whole lot more serious. He's about to fall in love. And oh yeah, he has to break into Boggo Road Gaol on Christmas Day, to save his mum.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional

    • By Al on 01-07-2018
    • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

    • By: Heather Morris
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,526
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,325
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,325

    The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I didn' want it to end (I know that seems ghastly)

    • By Sarah on 30-04-2018
    • Foreign Soil

    • By: Maxine Beneba Clarke
    • Narrated by: Maxine Beneba Clarke
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In this collection of award-winning stories, Melbourne writer Maxine Beneba Clarke has given a voice to the disenfranchised, the lost, the downtrodden and the mistreated. It will challenge you; it will have you by the heartstrings. This is contemporary fiction at its finest. In Melbourne's western suburbs, in a dilapidated block of flats overhanging the rattling Footscray train lines, a young black mother is working on a collection of stories. The book is called Foreign Soil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully written

    • By M. O'Brien on 02-05-2018
    • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

    • By: Gail Honeyman
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,527
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,247
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,236

    Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So much better than completely fine

    • By Bec on 29-10-2017
    • The Binding

    • By: Bridget Collins
    • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice - but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse. He will learn to handcraft beautiful volumes, and within each he will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there’s something you want to forget, he can help. If there’s something you need to erase, he can assist. Your past will be stored safely in a book and you will never remember your secret, however terrible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best love stories, ever.

    • By Susan on 22-01-2019
    • The Rosie Result

    • Don Tillman, Book 3
    • By: Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 127

    Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back in Australia after a decade in New York, and they’re about to face their most important challenge. Their son, Hudson, is struggling at school: he’s socially awkward and not fitting in. Don’s spent a lifetime trying to fit in - so who better to teach Hudson the skills he needs? The Hudson Project will require the help of friends old and new, force Don to decide how much to guide Hudson and how much to let him be himself, and raise some significant questions about his own identity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • World's Best Book!!

    • By Anonymous User on 15-02-2019
    • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 741
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 682
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 681

    Big Brother is watching you.... 1984 is the year in which it happens. The world is divided into three superstates. In Oceania, the Party’s power is absolute. Every action, word, gesture and thought is monitored under the watchful eye of Big Brother and the Thought Police. In the Ministry of Truth, the Party’s department for propaganda, Winston Smith’s job is to edit the past. Over time, the impulse to escape the machine and live independently takes hold of him and he embarks on a secret and forbidden love affair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant read

    • By Johnny on 14-03-2016
    • Crazy Rich Asians

    • By: Kevin Kwan
    • Narrated by: Lynn Chen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 766
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 681
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 678

    Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season. When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she might one day marry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surpassed my expectations!

    • By Anonymous User on 29-07-2018
    • Normal People

    • By: Sally Rooney
    • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 216

    Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years. This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person's life - a simple yet profound realisation that unfolds beautifully over the course of the novel. It tells us how difficult it is to talk about how we feel and it tells us - blazingly - about cycles of domination, legitimacy and privilege. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Right with them

    • By Anonymous User on 09-10-2018
    • The Paris Seamstress

    • By: Natasha Lester
    • Narrated by: Anthea Greco
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    1940. Parisian seamstress Estella Bissette is forced to flee France as the Germans advance. She is bound for Manhattan with a few francs, one suitcase, her sewing machine and a dream: to have her own atelier. 2015. Australian curator Fabienne Bissette journeys to the annual Met Gala for an exhibition of her beloved grandmother's work - one of the world's leading designers of ready-to-wear. But as Fabienne learns more about her grandmother's past, she uncovers a story of tragedy, heartbreak and secrets - and the sacrifices made for love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mesmerising

    • By Jennie McKern on 04-06-2018
    • The Alchemist

    • A Fable About Following Your Dream
    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,533
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,378
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,370

    Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Finished rather abruptly but otherwise a nice book

    • By Anthony on 08-12-2017

    Non-member price: $35.08

    • The Fourth Man

    • A Jack Reacher Short Story
    • By: Lee Child
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Jack Reacher, ex-military drifter of no fixed abode, is stalked and tracked down by an FBI agent. She tells him that in a house raid in Sydney, Australian law enforcement found a list. There were four people on it, including him. The other three are dead. Hours later, Reacher is in the air, on his way to Sydney. What was the evil buried 25 years ago that has now resurfaced? Will Reacher be able to find the killers before they find him?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not his best work

    • By Aunty K on 21-03-2019

    Non-member price: $12.14

    • Norse Mythology

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359

    The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, best-selling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yes!!!

    • By Charles on 15-03-2017

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Circe

    • By: Madeline Miller
    • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310

    From the Orange Prize-winning, internationally best-selling author of The Song of Achilles comes the powerful story of the mythological witch Circe, inspired by Homer's Odyssey. In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An absorbing book beautifully read

    • By Helen Wilson on 26-12-2018

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • Milkman

    • By: Anna Burns
    • Narrated by: Bríd Brennan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 300

    In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start to swell, middle sister becomes 'interesting'. The last thing she ever wanted to be. To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous. Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is the story of inaction with enormous consequences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • magic

    • By Dr. Sue Tait on 12-09-2018

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Daisy Jones and the Six

    • By: Taylor Jenkins Reid
    • Narrated by: Sara Arrington, Jennifer Beals, Arthur Bishop, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 37

    This is the whole story, right from the beginning: the sun-bleached streets, the grimy bars on the Sunset Strip, knowing Daisy’s moment was coming. Relive the euphoria of success and experience the terror that nothing will ever be as good again. Take the uppers so you can keep on believing, take the downers so you can sleep, eventually. Wonder who you are without the drugs or the music or the fans or the family that prop you up. Make decisions that will forever feel tough. Find beauty where you least expect it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Audible version

    • By Kelly on 23-03-2019

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • The Last Anniversary

    • By: Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
    • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 572
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 510

    "I'll tell you something, something important. Love is a decision. Not a feeling. That's what you young people don't realise. That's why you're always off divorcing each other. No offence, dear." So decrees the formidable Connie Thrum of Scribbly Gum Island. She is the chief decision-maker of a rather unconventional family and her word is law. It's been over seventy years since Connie and her sister Rose visited their neighbours and found the kettle boiling and a baby waking for her feed, but no sign of her parents.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Slow

    • By lolita on 14-06-2015

    Non-member price: $38.24

    • Nine Perfect Strangers

    • By: Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 816
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 754
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 748

    Could 10 days at a health resort really change you forever? Nine perfect strangers are about to find out.... The 10-day retreat at boutique health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises healing and transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage and absorb the blissful meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages. They are all on a path to a better way of living. Or at least a better waistline.... 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By srouch on 30-09-2018

    Non-member price: $53.17

    • The Luminaries

    • By: Eleanor Catton
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 29 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 311
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 280

    It is 1866 and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best audiobook in ages

    • By Antonia on 18-02-2014

    Non-member price: $34.48

    • Bridge of Clay

    • By: Markus Zusak
    • Narrated by: Markus Zusak
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    The Dunbar boys bring each other up in a house run by their own rules. A family of ramshackle tragedy - their mother is dead, their father has fled - they love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world. It is Clay, the quiet one, who will build a bridge - for his family, for his past, for his sins. He's building a bridge to transcend humanness. To survive. A miracle and nothing less.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By Hamish B. on 16-12-2018

    Non-member price: $44.95

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