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    • Ladies in Black

    • By: Madeleine St John
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    At the very end of the Ladies’ Frocks Departments, past Cocktail Frocks, there was something very special, something quite, quite wonderful; but it wasn’t for everybody: that was the point. Because there, at the very end, there was a lovely arch, on which was written in curly letters Model Gowns. Written by a superb novelist of contemporary manners, Ladies in Black is a fairytale which illuminates the extraordinariness of ordinary lives. The women in black are run off their feet, what with the Christmas rush and the summer sales that follow.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • kept me listening

    • By Julie on 30-11-2018

    Non-member price: $42.54

    • The Watch Tower

    • By: Elizabeth Harrower
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Set in the leafy northern suburbs of Sydney during the 1940s, The Watch Tower is a novel of relentless and acute psychological power. Following their father's death, Laura and Clare are withdrawn from their elite private boarding school by their mother. As their mother slowly withdraws from them, the two are left to fend for themselves. Laura's boss, Felix, is there to help, even offering to marry Laura if she will have him. However Felix is not all that he seems, and little by little the two sisters grow complicit with his obsessions, his cruelty and his need to control.

    Non-member price: $31.89

    • Maralinga

    • By: Judy Nunn
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    During the darkest days of the Cold War, in the remote wilderness of a South Australian desert, the future of an infant nation is being decided ... without its people's knowledge. A British airbase in the middle of nowhere; an atomic weapons testing ground; an army of raw youth led by powerful, ambitious men - a cocktail for disaster. Such is Maralinga in the spring of 1956.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tradegy of Australian History's

    • By Jane on 11-11-2018

    Non-member price: $40.97

    • The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

    • By: Joanna Nell
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    The life of 79-year-old pensioner Peggy Smart is as beige as the décor in her retirement village. Her week revolves around aqua aerobics and appointments with her doctor. Following a very minor traffic accident, things have turned frosty with her grown-up children, and she is afraid they are trying to take away her independence. Noticing her memory isn't what it used to be, Peggy is taking ever more inventive steps to cover up her dwindling faculties.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the Best books I’ve listened to in an age . A close friend recommended it!

    • By nelly dean on 13-01-2019

    Non-member price: $34.95

    • Pacific

    • By: Judy Nunn
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 25 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    An epic story of love, sacrifice and revenge swept along on the winds of war. Australian actress Samantha Lindsay is thrilled when she scores her first lead movie role in the Hollywood epic Torpedo Junction, playing a character based on World War II heroine 'Mamma Tack'. But as filming begins in Vanuatu, uncanny parallels between history and fiction emerge. Just who was the real Mamma Tack? And what mysterious forces are at play? The answers reveal not only bygone secrets but Sam's own destiny. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator lets it down

    • By StuyJ on 19-04-2019

    Non-member price: $53.17

    • Quarterly Essay 71: Follow the Leader

    • Democracy and the Rise of the Strongman
    • By: Laura Tingle
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    What has gone wrong with political leadership in Australia? And are things likely to change with a change of leader or government? In this crisp and timely essay, Laura Tingle examines political leadership in general - some profiles in courage and cunning - as well as styles of leadership. She looks at Macron and Merkel, Keating and Obama. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well argued essay

    • By Anonymous User on 19-11-2018

    Non-member price: $4.99

    • The Aunt's Story

    • By: Patrick White
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    With the death of her mother, middle-aged Theodora Goodman contemplates the desert of her life. Freed from the trammels of convention, she leaves Australia for a European tour and becomes involved with the residents of a small French hotel. But creating other people's lives, even in love and pity, can lead to madness. Her ability to reconcile joy and sorrow is an unbearable torture to her. On the journey home, Theodora finds there is little to choose between the reality of illusion and the illusion of reality. She looks for peace, even if it is beyond the borders of insanity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliantly Narrated

    • By Jo Williams on 26-04-2019

    Non-member price: $42.54

    • The Silent Inheritance

    • By: Joy Dettman
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In The Silent Inheritance, the author of the best-selling Woody Creek series brings another unforgettable cast of characters to life in a brand new story. Sarah Carter, mother of 12-year-old Marni, is raising her daughter alone in a small granny flat in suburban Melbourne. A serial killer, dubbed 'The Freeway Killer', is headline news and when Marni's classmate is abducted from the mall where Sarah and Marni shop, their city no longer feels safe.

    Non-member price: $54.63

    • Bittersweet

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Bittersweet follows the lives of four sisters - two pairs of twins. Edda, Grace, Kitty, and Tufts are about to become the first batch of nurses to be professionally trained in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. For Edda, it is the closest she can come to her dream of being a doctor. For Grace, the hospital is a terrifying place of sickness and mess, while Tufts discovers her hidden talents. For Kitty, it is a way to escape the suffocating love of her mother, who can see nothing beyond Kitty's astonishing beauty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely enjoyable

    • By Al on 27-11-2015

    Non-member price: $46.09

    • White Gardenia

    • By: Belinda Alexandra
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    In the tradition of Paullina Simons comes an unforgettable story of a mother and daughter from a remarkable new writer. Beginning in a small village under Japanese occupation on the Chinese-Russian border in the final days of World War II, White Gardenia tells the story of a Russian mother and daughter separated by war.

    Non-member price: $51.22

    • Winter Journey

    • By: Diane Armstrong
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Halina Shore is a Polish born forensic dentist living in Australia. When she travels to Poland to take part in the investigation of a war crime, she finds herself at the center of a bitter struggle in a community that has been divided by a grim legacy. As the investigation proceeds, her professional assignment becomes a confronting personal odyssey as the truth about her own past begins to emerge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book

    • By Amazon Customer on 28-06-2017

    Non-member price: $50.74

    • Table for Eight

    • By: Tricia Stringer
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Clever, charming dressmaker Ketty Clift is embarking on her final cruise from Sydney before she must make serious changes in her life. Her mission is to transform the lives of those who join her at her dining table every evening. But this trip is different. As the glamour and indulgence of the cruise takes hold, and the ship sails further away from Sydney towards the Pacific Islands, it becomes clear her fellow travellers - a troubled family, a grieving widower and an angry divorcee determined to wreak revenge on her ex - are going to be harder work than usual.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Patricia A Brown on 11-01-2019

    Non-member price: $31.78

    • The Women in Black

    • By: Madeleine St. John
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    The women in black are run off their feet, what with the Christmas rush and the summer sales that follow. But it's Sydney in the 1950s, and there's still just enough time left on a hot and frantic day to dream and scheme... By the time the last marked-down frock has been sold, most of the staff of the Ladies' Cocktail section at F. G. Goode's have been launched into slightly different careers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful

    • By Avid listener on 18-10-2015

    Non-member price: $32.25

    • Mrs Kelly

    • The Astonishing Life of Ned Kelly's Mother
    • By: Grantlee Kieza
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 21 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    While we know much about the iconic outlaw Ned Kelly, his mother Ellen Kelly has been largely overlooked by Australian writers and historians...until now. By best-selling biographer Grantlee Kieza, Mrs Kelly is the astonishing story of one of Australia's most notorious women and her wild family, but it's also the story of the making of Australia, from struggling colony and backwater to modern nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great work

    • By Amazon Customer on 19-07-2017

    Non-member price: $52.43

    • The Voyage of Their Lives

    • The Story of the SS Derna and Its Passengers
    • By: Diane Armstrong
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In August 1948, 545 passengers boarded an overcrowded, clapped-out vessel in Marseilles to face an uncertain future in Australia and New Zealand. They came from displaced persons camps in Germany, death camps in Poland, labour camps in Hungary, gulags in Siberia, and stony Agean islands. There were those who had been hunted by the Nazis and those who had welcomed them; those who had followed the Communists and those who had fled them.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Wind in the Wires

    • By: Joy Dettman
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    The wind is whispering in Woody Creek. Change is in the air. It's 1958 and Woody Creek is being dragged kicking and screaming into the swinging '60s. Jenny's daughters, Cara and Georgie, are now young women. They have inherited their mother's hands, but that is where their similarity ends. Raised separately, they have never met. A mistake from Cara's teenage years looms over her future, but she believes emphatically in the white-wedding and happily-ever-after myth. Georgie has seen enough of marriage and motherhood. She plans to live her life as her grandmother did, independent of a man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing storyline

    • By Faylene Sparkes on 01-09-2016

    Non-member price: $37.99

    • Lacan: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Lionel Bailly
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Jacques Lacan was one of the most important psychoanalysts ever to have lived. Building upon the work of Sigmund Freud, he sought to refine Freudian insights with the use of linguistics and mathematics, arguing that "the structure of unconscious is like a language." He is widely misunderstood and often unfairly dismissed as impenetrable. In this clear, wide-ranging primer, Lionel Bailly demonstrates how Lacan’s ideas are still vitally relevant to contemporary issues of mental health treatment. Including coverage of developments in Lacanian psychoanalysis since his death, this is the perfect introduction to the great modern theorist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great foundation for understanding Lacan

    • By paul on 17-08-2018

    Non-member price: $25.59

    • Mosaic

    • A Chronicle of Five Generations
    • By: Diane Armstrong
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 19 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    >i>Mosaic is compelling storytelling at its best - from the fascinating details of Polish-Jewish culture and the rivalries and dramas of family life, to its moving account of lives torn apart by war and persecution, this an extraordinary true story of a family, and of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage.

    Non-member price: $48.71

    • Gilgamesh

    • A Novel
    • By: Joan London
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Edith and Frances, living with their mother on a tiny farm in the south-east of Australia, are visited by their cousin Leopold and his Armenian friend Aram. The two young men are taking the long way home after working on an archaeological dig in Iraq. It is 1937. The modern world, they say, is waiting to erupt. Among the tales they tell is the story of Gilgamesh, the legendary king of Uruk, in ancient Mesopotamia.

    Non-member price: $51.22

    • Moth to the Flame

    • By: Joy Dettman
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Jenny Morrison is bravely trying to move on with her life. Her husband missing amidst the turmoil of WWII she takes refuge with Ray King, a slightly sinister, stuttering boy who disappeared from Woody Creek as a teenager but has now reappeared. In return for regular 'wifely duties', Ray offers Jenny and her three children sanctuary at his house in Melbourne. For a time, she is happy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Amazon Customer on 23-08-2017

    Non-member price: $48.71

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