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    • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

    • A Spiritual Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny
    • By: Robin Sharma
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Now published in over 70 languages, this number one international best seller gently offers answers to life's biggest questions as well as a practical process to help you create prosperity, vitality, happiness and inner peace. This is the incredible story of Julian Mantle, a superstar lawyer whose out-of-balance lifestyle leads him to a near-fatal heart attack in a packed courtroom. His collapse brings on a spiritual crisis, forcing him to seek answers to life's most important questions.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Gawd.. please make it stop!

    • By elena collins on 20-07-2018

    Non-member price: $43.70

    • Jasper Jones

    • By: Craig Silvey
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356

    Late on a hot summer night in the tail end of 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of 13, is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in the regional mining town of Corrigan. Rebellious, mixed-race, and solitary, Jasper is a distant figure of danger and intrigue for Charlie. So when Jasper begs for his help, Charlie eagerly steals into the night by his side, terribly afraid but desperate to impress. Jasper takes him through town and to his secret glade in the bush, and it's here that Charlie bears witness to Jasper's horrible discovery....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The narrator was Amazing! !

    • By Michael on 01-11-2015

    Non-member price: $35.84

    • The Power of One

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 21 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 311

    Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An absolute treasure.

    • By Danielle on 06-03-2018

    Non-member price: $40.25

    • The Potato Factory

    • The Australian Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 23 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 383

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Geraldine on 05-06-2016

    Non-member price: $51.22

    • Tommo and Hawk

    • The Australian Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 20 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 251

    Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of 15 in Hobart Town. Together, they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous

    • By Johan on 09-05-2017

    Non-member price: $51.22

    • Jack of Diamonds

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 26 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    Born and raised in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, Jack Spayd is the son of an unhappy marriage. After being taken under the wing of "Miss Frostbite", the owner of a local jazz club, Jack becomes a gifted musician, playing piano and harmonica. Fame and the allure of gambling takes him to Vegas, and prospects of fortune take him to the Belgian Congo, where he's heard it's possible to earn big money working in the most dangerous parts of the local copper mines.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By Anonymous User on 19-06-2018

    Non-member price: $46.09

    • Tandia

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 26 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 168

    Tandia is a child of all Africa: half Indian, half African, beautiful and intelligent, she is only 16 when she is first brutalized by the police. Her fear of the white man leads her to join the black resistance movement. With her in the fight for justice is the one white man Tandia can trust, the welterweight champion of the world, Peekay. Now he must fight their common enemy in order to save both their lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • strong performance

    • By Anonymous User on 11-10-2017

    Non-member price: $51.22

    • The Persimmon Tree

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 27 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    The Persimmon Tree opens in Indonesia in 1942 on the cusp of Japanese invasion and the evacuation of Batavia (Jakarta) by the Dutch. Seventeen-year-old Nicholas Duncan is on holiday there, in pursuit of an exotic butterfly known as the Magpie Crow. It's an uncertain, dangerous time to be in Indonesia, and Nick's options of getting out are fast dwindling. Amidst the fear and chaos he falls in love with Anna, the beautiful daughter of a Dutch acquaintance, and she nicknames him 'Mr Butterfly'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Jehanne on 16-03-2018

    Non-member price: $51.21

    • Jessica

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    Jessica is based on the inspiring true story of a young girl's fight for justice against tremendous odds. A tomboy, Jessica is the pride of her father, as they work together on the struggling family farm. One quiet day, the peace of the bush is devastated by a terrible murder. Only Jessica is able to save the killer from the lynch mob: but will justice prevail in the courts? Nine months later, a baby is born...with Jessica determined to guard the secret of the father's identity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a great Australian novel

    • By Anonymous User on 26-09-2017

    Non-member price: $35.84

    • Fishing for Stars

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 22 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    Nicholas Duncan is a semi-retired shipping magnate who resides in idyllic Beautiful Bay in Indonesia, where he is known as the old patriarch of the islands. He is grieving the loss of his beautiful Eurasian wife, Anna, and is suffering for the first time from disturbing flashbacks to WWII, the scene of their first meeting and early love. His other wartime lover is the striking Marg Hamilton, a powerful and influential political player in Australia who has remained close to Nick.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sequel syndrome 😔

    • By Anonymous User on 19-12-2017

    Non-member price: $51.21

    • The Story of Danny Dunn

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    At just 16 years Danny Dunn has everything going for him: brains, looks, sporting aptitude - and luck with the ladies. His mother steers him towards a university education, but with just six months of his degree to go, he signs up for the AIF, driven by a desire to serve his country and plain wanderlust. Danny serves in South-east Asia, spends three and a half years as a POW, and returns a broken man, embittered and facially disfigured. He is scared and overwhelmed by the need to sort himself out, to find out who the hell he is....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I have thoroughly enjoyed it.

    • By Chris Collum on 14-10-2018

    Non-member price: $51.21

    • Brother Fish

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 31 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    From the author of The Power of One comes an inspiring human drama of three lives brought together and changed forever by the extraordinary events of recent history. Inspired by real events, Bryce Courtenay's new novel tells the story of three people from vastly differing backgrounds. All they have in common is a tough beginning in life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another classic Bryce Courtenay tale

    • By kevinplee@hotmail.com on 15-04-2018

    Non-member price: $51.22

    • Fortune Cookie

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    It's the 1960s and the world of advertising is coming alive - and it's an exciting world to be part of. Simon Wong, a Chinese-Australian and promising young advertising executive, is sent to Singapore to establish an office. He finds himself thrust into an environment that is at once strangely familiar and profoundly different; one where the rules that govern behaviour - both in business and in personal life - differ wildly from what he is used to. And where all is not what it appears to be.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story and brilliantly performed.

    • By Michael on 10-07-2017

    Non-member price: $51.21

    • Solomon's Song

    • The Australian Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 19 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    Here is the story of two families, branches of the Solomons, transported to an alien land. Both branches eventually grow rich and powerful. But through three generations, the families never, for one moment, relinquish their hatred for each other. This novel is also the story of Australia, from its beginnings to its coming of age as a nation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Best 3 book series ever

    • By Kevin on 08-11-2017

    Non-member price: $51.22

    • Four Fires

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 29 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 147

    The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare, and fire itself. While there are many more fires that drive the human spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people. The four fires give us our sense of place and, for better or for worse, shape our national character.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant story

    • By Tracey on 08-02-2019

    Non-member price: $46.09

    • April Fool's Day

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 19 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    This is Bryce Courtenay's moving tribute to his son, Damon, a hemophiliac who died from medically acquired AIDS on April 1, 1991, at the age of 24. April Fool's Day is controversial, painful and heartbreaking, yet has a gentle humor. It is also life-affirming, and, above all, a testimony to the incredible regenerative strength of love: how when we confront our worst, we can become our best. This tragic yet uplifting story will change the way you think.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing true story

    • By Renee on 01-10-2016

    Non-member price: $51.22

    • The Power of One

    • Young Readers' Edition
    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, little six-year-old Peekay learns that small can beat big. Armed with this knowledge, he resolves to take on the injustices of his country, and sets his heart on becoming the welterweight champion of the world. Peekay starts to take boxing lessons, makes new friends, collects cacti, and plays the piano. Above all, he learns to think with his head and then with his heart. Peekay discovers that nothing can defeat the determination to be true to yourself: This is the power of one.

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • Tobruk

    • By: Peter FitzSimons
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 23 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 143

    In the early days of April 1941, the 14,000 Australian forces garrisoned in the Libyan town of Tobruk were told to expect reinforcements and supplies within eight weeks. Eight months later these heroic, gallant, determined "Rats of Tobruk" were rescued by the British Navy having held the fort against the might of Rommel's never-before-defeated Afrika Corps.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moving.

    • By Reader on 23-12-2018

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • Dust and Glory

    • By: Evan Green
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 22 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    The world's toughest car race. Twenty-one days of searing heat and rock-hard desert tracks; of blowouts and breakdowns; of subterfuge and sabotage. Ten thousand miles of dust and glory. Driving at breakneck speed over Australia's roughest roads and through the most appalling conditions imaginable, six competitors break free from the pack and fight for the lead, gradually finding themselves entangled in a web of deceit, betrayal and danger. Dust and Glory is best-selling author Evan Green's stirring account of the most grueling race of them all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved every minute!

    • By Vreni on 03-03-2016

    Non-member price: $46.09

    • A Shorter History of Australia

    • By: Geoffrey Blainey
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    After a lifetime of research and debate on Australian and international history, Geoffrey Blainey is well-placed to introduce us to the people who have played a part and to guide us through the events which have created the Australian identity: the mania for spectator sport, the suspicion of the tall poppy, the rivalries of Catholic and Protestant, Sydney and Melbourne, new and old homelands, the conflicts of war abroad and race at home, the importance of technology, the recognition of our Aboriginal past and Native Title.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good summary wish I got more detail

    • By Ryan on 11-09-2018

    Non-member price: $34.76

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