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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 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • alright but full of cliches

    • By Allan on 20-03-2018

    Regular price: $43.70

    • 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 343
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 320

    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

    Regular price: $51.22

    • Jasper Jones

    • By: Craig Silvey
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    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

    Regular price: $35.84

    • Tommo and Hawk

    • The Australian Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    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
    • Amazing Book !!!!!

    • By Kim on 20-08-2018

    Regular price: $51.22

    • Tobruk

    • By: Peter FitzSimons
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 23 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 127
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      5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 121

    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
    • detailed intimate account

    • By Anonymous User on 28-08-2018

    Regular price: $51.21

    • Four Fires

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 29 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    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
    • i didn't want this book to end

    • By Lorna Furst on 27-08-2018

    Regular price: $46.09

    • Tandia

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 26 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 140

    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

    Regular price: $51.22

    • The Persimmon Tree

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 27 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    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

    Regular price: $51.21

    • Solomon's Song

    • The Australian Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing

    • By Amazon Customer on 25-04-2018

    Regular price: $51.22

    • The Power of One

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 21 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 283
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      5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 262

    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

    Regular price: $40.25

    • Brother Fish

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 31 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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

    Regular price: $51.22

    • The Knife of Never Letting Go

    • By: Patrick Ness
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee - whose thoughts Todd can hear, too, whether he wants to or not - stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden - a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives. But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Brilliant ❤

    • By Anonymous User on 14-09-2018

    Regular price: $40.97

    • Jessica

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    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

    Regular price: $35.84

    • Schindler's List

    • By: Thomas Keneally
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womaniser, a heavy drinker and a bon viveur, but to them he became a saviour. A stunning novel based on the extraordinary true story of German war profiteer and factory director Oskar Schindler, who came to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other single person during World War II. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fact told as a novel.<br />

    • By Jeff on 11-06-2018

    Regular price: $53.17

    • Death of a River Guide

    • By: Richard Flanagan
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Widely regarded as a classic in Australian literature, Richard Flanagan's debut novel takes us on a swirling journey into Tasmania's past and our river guide's own violent ancestral secrets. Beneath a waterfall on the Franklin, Aljaz Cosini, river guide, lies drowning. Beset by visions at once horrible and fabulous, he relives not just his own life but that of his family and forebears.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wow

    • By Robin on 01-10-2017

    Regular price: $52.43

    • Whitethorn

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 24 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    From the author of The Power of One comes a new novel about Africa. The time is 1939. White South Africa is a deeply divided nation with many of the Afrikaner people fanatically opposed to the English. The world is also on the brink of war, and South Africa elects to fight for the Allied cause against Germany. Six-year-old Tom Fitzsaxby finds himself in The Boys Farm, an orphanage in a remote town in the high mountains, where the Afrikaners side fiercely with Hitler's Germany.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A truly great book!

    • By Anonymous User on 19-06-2018

    Regular price: $26.29

    • The Unknown Terrorist

    • By: Richard Flanagan
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    What would you do if you turned on the television and saw you were the most wanted terrorist in Australia? Gina Davies is about to find out. From the author of the international bestsellers The Sound of One Hand Clapping and Gould's Book of Fish comes a fast-paced thriller that paints a devastating picture of contemporary Australia. Five days, three unexploded bombs, and every truth of your life turned into a lie. What would you do?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Depressing

    • By Margaret on 28-07-2017

    Regular price: $35.84

    • The Story of Danny Dunn

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 23 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining story

    • By Paddington on 08-02-2014

    Regular price: $51.21

    • The Turning

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower, Caroline Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Here are turnings of all kinds - changes of heart, nasty surprises, slow awakenings, sudden detours - where people struggle against the terrible weight of the past and challenge the lives they have made for themselves. Beautifully crafted, and as tender as they are confronting, these elegiac stories examine the darkness and frailty of ordinary people and celebrate the moments when the light shines through.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A real feast from Winton

    • By Joseph Di Stefano on 06-12-2015

    Regular price: $30.72

    • Jack of Diamonds

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 26 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    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

    Regular price: $46.09

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