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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
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    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?

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    • Fantastic!

    • By Sean on 22-01-2017

    Non-member price: $46.09

    • Criminal Psychology: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: R.H. Bull, Charlotte Bilby, Claire Cooke, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    How do you deal with those that break the law? If their aim is to evade you, how do you identify them? If their aim is to lie, how do you interview them? If they don't see their actions are wrong, how do you help them to successfully reform? Criminal psychology is the discipline which tackles these challenges head on. From the signals which give away when we’re lying to the psychological profiling of violent offenders, this exhaustive guide, written by the UK’s top experts, is the perfect introduction.

    Non-member price: $25.59

    • The Palestine-Israel Conflict

    • By: Dan Cohn-Sherlock, Dawoud El-Alami
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The new audiobook edition of this best-selling book gives a thorough and accessible account of the history behind the Palestine-Israeli conflict, its roots, and the possibilities for the future. The audiobook is divided into two parts - the first by an American rabbi and Professor of Judaism, and the second by a Palestinian lecturer on Islam. The result is a real insight into the situation, with each author giving full vent to the emotions behind the two sides of the debate - Cohn-Sherbok and El-Amini come together at the audiobook’s conclusion to debate the issues.

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    • my head hurts now.

    • By troy on 29-01-2015

    Non-member price: $27.31

    • Epistemology: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Robert M. Martin
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Epistemology is the philosophical study of knowledge. Without knowledge, scientific enquiry is meaningless and we can’t analyse the world around us. But what exactly is knowledge and how do we obtain it? Should we trust our senses? When is belief knowledge? Presuming no prior experience, Robert Martin covers everything in the topic from scepticism and induction to Kant’s transcendentalism. Clear and readable, this audiobook is essential for philosophy students and a much needed introduction for the general reader.

    Non-member price: $25.59

    • Nietzsche: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Robert Wicks
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A deeply divisive figure, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) remains an enigma to this day. Infamous for his startling assertion that "God is dead", he is often misrepresented. In this illuminating account of Nietzsche's life and work, Robert Wicks skilfully navigates the controversy that continues to surround one of today’s most famous but least understood thinkers. Exploring the impact of Nietzsche's Christian upbringing and his childhood on his beliefs, Wicks demonstrates that, far from being a nihilist, Nietzsche offers a positive and understanding of human nature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • To Nietzsche or not to Nietzsche?

    • By MR LINDSAY R RAMSAY on 06-11-2018

    Non-member price: $25.35

    • Marx: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Andrew Collier
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

    • The Palestine-Israeli Conflict: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Dawoud El-Alami
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
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    The new audiobook edition of this best-selling book gives a thorough and accessible account of the history behind the Palestine-Israeli conflict, its roots, and the possibilities for the future. The audiobook is divided into two parts - the first by an American rabbi and Professor of Judaism, and the second by a Palestinian lecturer on Islam. The result is a real insight into the situation, with each author giving full vent to the emotions behind the two sides of the debate - Cohn-Sherbok and El-Amini come together at the audiobook’s conclusion to debate the issues.

    Non-member price: $25.35

    • Artificial Intelligence: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Blay Whitby
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tomorrow begins right here as we embark on an enthralling and jargon-free journey into the world of computers and the inner recesses of the human mind. Readers encounter everything from the nanotechnology used to make insect-like robots, to the computers that perform surgery and, reminiscent of films like Terminator, computers that can learn by teaching themselves. Assuming no technical expertise whatsoever, author Blay Whitby steers a careful course through this futuristic world, revealing the pervasive impact of AI on our daily lives, in addition to discovering the biggest controversies to dog this fascinating field.

    Non-member price: $25.35

    • 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

    • The Brain: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Ammar al-Chalabi, R. Shane Delamont, Martin Turner
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
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    It has been remarked that if the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn’t. Commencing with a brief history of neuroscience, from the ancient practice of drilling holes in the head to relieve headaches to the latest results from MRI and CT scans, this accessible guide sets out to explore exactly what we do know about the brain. Including the most up-to-date research on the cerebral processes, this entertaining introduction assumes no previous scientific knowledge.

    Non-member price: $25.35

    • Civil Liberties: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Tom Head
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
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    Does free speech have limits? Can torture be justified? Who is really in charge of your rights? Every day we are confronted with news of foreign governments who refuse to acknowledge liberties that we in the Western world take for granted. But civil liberties are nearly always under threat, no matter where you live. Tom Head traverses the globe in order to provide a clear introduction to what civil liberties are and why they're worth defending.

    Non-member price: $25.35

    • Descartes: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Harry M. Bracken
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
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    The father of modern philosophy, Descartes is still one of the most widely discussed philosophers today. Putting rationalism above all else, he sought to base all knowledge of the world on a single idea: "I think, therefore I am." This introduction expertly summarises his thoughts on the dualism of mind and body, his proofs for God’s existence, and his responses to scepticism. Explaining how his life informed his philosophy, Bracken demonstrates the philosopher’s enduring significance.

    Non-member price: $25.35

    • The Small Arms Trade: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Matthew Schroeder, Dan Smith, Rachel Stohl
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
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    The proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons is one of the most pressing security threats of the 21st century. From Sudanese refugees hunted by gun-toting militias to air passengers targeted by shoulder-fired missiles, no one is safe from this deadly scourge. Providing a gripping overview of these cheap and easily obtainable weapons, the threat they pose in the wrong hands, and strategies for reining them in, this guide is required listening for anyone wishing to fully understand one of today’s key threats.

    Non-member price: $25.35

    • Africa: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Tom Young
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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    Vast, diverse, dynamic, and turbulent, the true nature of Africa is often obscured by its poverty-stricken image. In this controversial and gripping guide, Tom Young cuts through the emotional hype to critically analyse the continent’s political history and the factors behind its dismal economic performance. Maintaining that colonial influences are often overplayed, Young argues that much blame must lie with African governments themselves and that Western aid can often cause as much harm as good.

    Non-member price: $25.35