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    • Two Steps Forward

    • By: Anne Buist, Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated by: Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood, Jerome Pride
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Zoe, a sometime artist from California, has recently lost her husband. Martin, an engineer from Yorkshire, is alone after a messy divorce. Both have ended up in Cluny, central France, on a separate journey to walk the Camino: 2,000 kilometres to Santiago, in northwestern Spain. The Camino changes you, it's said. It's a chance to find a new version of yourself. But can these two very different people find each other?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Page turner!!

    • By Maura on 03-03-2019

    Non-member price: $32.62

    • The Girl from Munich

    • By: Tania Blanchard
    • Narrated by: Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4 out of 5 stars 50

    Germany, 1943. The choices she makes will change her life forever. Growing up in Hitler's Germany, Charlotte von Klein has big dreams for the future. Her mind is full of plans for a sumptuous wedding to her childhood sweetheart, Heinrich, while working for the Luftwaffe, proudly giving her all for the Fatherland. But in 1943, the tide of the war is turning against Germany, and Lotte's life of privilege and comfort begins to collapse around her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully written

    • By Kaye J Misuraca on 22-08-2018

    Non-member price: $54.63

    • Islands

    • By: Peggy Frew
    • Narrated by: Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Helen and John are too preoccupied with making a mess of their marriage to notice the quiet ways in which their daughters are suffering. Junie grows up brittle and defensive, Anna difficult and rebellious. When 15-year-old Anna fails to come home one night, her mother's not too worried; Anna's taken off before but always returned. Helen waits three days to report her disappearance. But this time Anna doesn't come back.... 

    Non-member price: $25.82

    • Suitcase of Dreams

    • By: Tania Blanchard
    • Narrated by: Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    After enduring the horror and chaos of postwar Germany, Lotte Drescher and her family arrive in Australia full of hope for a new life. It’s a land of opportunity, where Lotte and husband Erich hope to give their children the future they have always dreamed of. After years of struggling to find their feet as ‘New Australians’, Erich turns his skill as a wood carver into a successful business, and Lotte makes a career out of her lifelong passion, photography. The sacrifices they have made finally seem worth it until Erich’s role in the trade union movement threatens to have him branded a communist and endanger their family.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Suitcase full of dreams

    • By Kim Archdall on 26-11-2018

    Non-member price: $53.17

    • The Lace Weaver

    • By: Lauren Chater
    • Narrated by: Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    1941, Estonia. As Stalin’s brutal Red Army crushes everything in its path, Katarina battles to protect her grandmother’s precious legacy - the weaving of gossamer lace shawls stitched with intricate patterns that tell the stories passed down through generations. Meanwhile Lydia is suffocating in her prison of privilege in Moscow. Yearning for freedom and to discover her beloved mother’s Baltic heritage, she escapes to Estonia. Soon these two young women find themselves in a fight for life, liberty and love.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Long slow haul!

    • By Kaye J Misuraca on 14-11-2018

    Non-member price: $34.94

    • Paris Dreaming

    • By: Katrina Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    How the City of Lights gave her lessons in life and love: an Australian beauty journalist shares her obsession with Paris - a city which has been her guide through a lifelong journey of self-discovery. Katrina Lawrence first fell in love with Paris at the age of five, and since then her roads have continually led her back to this most beautiful city, the City of Lights. Telling us the story of why Paris continually fascinates her, Katrina also gives us a mesmerising journey around Paris' most spectacular sights.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I am Paris

    • By Henry Blatman on 24-08-2018

    Non-member price: $43.70

    • Bridget Crack

    • By: Rachel Leary
    • Narrated by: Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 5

    Van Diemen's Land, 1826. Bridget Crack, a desperate convict, flees the cruelty of her master into the impenetrable Tasmanian wilderness. Saved from certain death by Matt Sheedy and his fellow bushrangers, her precarious existence among the volatile and murderous men is a different kind of hell. Hunted by soldiers, at the mercy of killers, and surrounded by roaring river and towering columns of rock, what will she have to do to survive?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Lacks a plot

    • By Tammy Jones on 21-02-2019

    Non-member price: $28.16

    • The Sisters' Song

    • By: Louise Allan
    • Narrated by: Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As children, Ida loves looking after her younger sister, Nora, but when their beloved father dies in 1926, everything changes. The two young girls move in with their grandmother who is particularly encouraging of Nora's musical talent. Nora eventually follows her dream of a brilliant musical career while Ida takes a job as a nanny and their lives become quite separate. The two sisters are reunited when Nora's life takes an unwelcome direction and she finds herself, embittered and resentful, isolated in the Tasmanian bush with a husband and children.  

    Non-member price: $29.96

    • The Fence

    • By: Meredith Jaffé
    • Narrated by: Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Gwen Hill adores Green Valley Avenue. So when the house next door is sold, Gwen wonders how the new family will settle into this cosy community. More than a new home, it's a clean slate for Frankie, who has moved her brood in a bid to save her marriage. To maintain privacy and corral her children, Frankie proposes a fence between the properties, destroying Gwen's picture-perfect front yard. To Gwen, this is an act of war.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Boring story about suburban quaralling neighbours

    • By Paddington on 27-02-2017

    Non-member price: $32.62

    • How to Be Thin in a World of Chocolate

    • The Anti-Fad, Anti-Misery Guide to Losing Weight for Life
    • By: Michele Connolly
    • Narrated by: Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Michele Connolly loves food. She loves burgers and pizza, waffles and chocolate. She likes to dine out, and if there are two desserts that sound great, she will order both. She regularly has wine and cheese for dinner. She is not someone who would willingly dine on salad. She doesn't count calories or exclude food groups or go on fad diets. She is not Paleo. She doesn't exercise four hours a day or go to bootcamps. She is not gifted with great genes or extra willpower. So how does she eat this way and still stay thin?

    Non-member price: $32.77

    • The Barbershop Girl

    • By: Georgina Penney
    • Narrated by: Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    You don’t become a notorious British comedian without rubbing a few people the wrong way. Ben Martindale has decamped to Australia until the media frenzy surrounding his latest scandal dies down. 

    When he meets Amy, a perky blonde barber who dresses like a 1950s pin-up, he knows he’s hit gold in terms of material for his weekly London column. Little does it occur to him that Amy might be just a little bit upset when she finds out what he’s been writing....

    Non-member price: $25.82

    • Eight Lives

    • By: Susan Hurley
    • Narrated by: Maria Tran, Maddy Whithington, Nikos Andronicos, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    David is a golden boy, a good man, a good son and brother in his Vietnamese family, a good adoptive son in his wealthy Australian family, a good boyfriend and, most of all, a good doctor. But when the miracle drug he invents brings to life the one dark secret of his past, it threatens David’s future and that of those he loves. Is what happens next a tragic death or a clever murder? That’s what David’s friends, family and foes must work out...at the same time as each schemes to conceal their involvement. 

    Non-member price: $25.82

    • The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant

    • By: Kayte Nunn
    • Narrated by: Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    A cache of unsent love letters from the 1950s is found in a suitcase on a remote island in this mysterious love story by top ten best-selling author, Kayte Nunn 951. Esther Durrant, a young mother, is committed to an isolated mental asylum by her husband. Run by a pioneering psychiatrist, the hospital is at first Esther's prison but soon becomes her refuge. 2018. Free-spirited marine scientist Rachel Parker embarks on a research posting in the Isles of Scilly, off the Cornish coast.

    Non-member price: $34.95