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    • Batavia

    • By: Peter FitzSimons
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 17 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    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

    • Fromelles and Pozières

    • In the Trenches of Hell
    • By: Peter FitzSimons
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 27 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On 19 July 1916, 7,000 Australian soldiers - in the first major action of the AIF on the Western Front - attacked entrenched German positions at Fromelles, in Northern France. By the next day, no fewer than 5,500 were wounded and just under 1,900 were dead - a bloodbath that the Australian War Memorial describes as 'the worst 24 hours in Australia's entire history'. Just days later, three Australian divisions attacked German positions at nearby Pozières, and over the next six weeks they suffered another 23,000 casualties.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • incredible account. .. not to be forgotten.

    • By Robert on 07-05-2016

    Non-member price: $58.50

    • Air Force

    • Inside the New Era of Australian Air Power
    • By: Ian McPhedran
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    Award-winning journalist and best-selling author Ian McPhedran takes us to the heart of the RAAF through personal accounts of fighter pilots’ bombing raids over Iraq, of hi-tech spy planes over Afghanistan, of the operational nerve centre of the Middle East war, and of the men and women who deliver humanitarian aid across the world. This is the compelling narrative, in the RAAF’s 90th year, of its aircraft, leadership, traditions, and personalities at a time of rapid change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Anonymous User on 09-02-2019
    • Inside the New Era of Australian Air Power
    • By: Ian McPhedran
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 12-04-2012
    • 4 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • The Korean War

    • By: Cameron Forbes
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Korean War was a 20th Century conflict that has never ended. South Korea, a powerhouse economy and dynamic democracy sits uneasily alongside North Korea, the world’s most secretive, belligerent, unpredictable and repressive totalitarian state. Today, tensions simmer and occasionally flare into outright violence on a peninsula dense with arms, munitions and nuclear warheads. Cameron Forbes, acclaimed author of Hellfire, tells the story of the war and Australia’s involvement in it in a riveting narrative.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • The Northern Ireland Conflict: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Aaron Edwards, Cillian McGrattan
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Northern Ireland conflict is one of the most protracted, bitter, and complex campaigns of terrorism the Western world has ever seen. Since the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, the region has come a long way, finally achieving a hard-won peace. Yet hostility between Unionists and Nationalists is as strong as ever, communities remain divided, and sectarian violence is rife. Edwards and McGrattan’s balanced introduction skilfully dissects the “Troubles” to offer fresh perspectives on their complicated history and legacy.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Middle East: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Philip Robins
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Middle East is notoriously complex and difficult. This compact book on the topic by the University of Oxford's leading expert does not shirk the challenge. Organised thematically, and dealing with all the pivotal issues in the region, from oil and religion to gender and conflict, this comprehensive primer is both easy-to-read and full of insight. Stuffed with historical background, real-life examples, profiles of key figures from Nasser to Gadaffi, and even popular jokes from the area, The Middle East: A Beginner’s Guide will captivate tourists, students, and the interested general reader alike.

    Non-member price: $34.76