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    • Gut

    • By: Giulia Enders
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 864
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 769
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 768

    The key to living a happier, healthier life is inside us. Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain or our heart, yet we know very little about how it works. In Gut, Giulia Enders shows that rather than the utilitarian and - let's be honest - somewhat embarrassing body part we imagine it to be, it is one of the most complex, important, and even miraculous parts of our anatomy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, interesting read

    • By Alison Cane on 12-05-2016

    Non-member price: $29.95

    • The Pearl Thief

    • By: Fiona McIntosh
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    Severine Kassel is asked by the Louvre in 1963 to aid the British Museum with curating its antique jewellery, her speciality. Her London colleagues find her distant and mysterious, her cool beauty the topic of conversations around its quiet halls. No one could imagine that she is a desperately damaged woman, hiding her trauma behind her chic French image. It is only when some dramatic Byzantine pearls are loaned to the museum that Severine's poise is dashed and the tightly controlled life she's built around herself is shattered....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • lovely

    • By Anonymous User on 06-11-2018

    Non-member price: $26.95

    • Try Not to Breathe

    • By: Holly Seddon
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies, Lucy Middleweek, Katy Sobey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 797
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 749
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 752

    For fans of Gillian Flynn, Laura Lippman, and Paula Hawkins comes Holly Seddon's arresting fiction debut: an engrossing thriller full of page-turning twists and turns, richly imagined characters, and gripping psychological suspense. Some secrets never die. They're just locked away. Alex Dale is lost. Destructive habits have cost her a marriage and a journalism career. All she has left is her routine: a morning run until her body aches, then a few hours of forgettable work before the past grabs hold and drags her down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complex mystery, chilling theme

    • By Heidi on 07-05-2016

    Non-member price: $54.63

    • Spinning Silver

    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s too kindhearted to collect his debts. They face poverty until Miryem hardens her own heart and takes up his work in their village. Her success creates rumours she can turn silver into gold, which attract the fairy king of winter himself. He sets her an impossible challenge - and if she fails, she’ll die. Yet if she triumphs, it may mean a fate worse than death. And in her desperate efforts to succeed, Miryem unwittingly spins a web which draws in the unhappy daughter of a lord. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reader lets down a fabulous story

    • By Sherry McCourt on 16-02-2019

    Non-member price: $39.50

    • Don't Close Your Eyes

    • By: Holly Seddon
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey, Kate Rawson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 162

    A juicy, powerful listen featuring twin sisters who have drifted apart and the shocking family secrets that bind them.... Robin and Sarah weren't the closest of twins. They weren't even that similar. But they loved each other dearly. Until, in the cruellest of domestic twists, they were taken from one another. Now in her early 30s, Robin lives alone. Agoraphobic and suffering from panic attacks, she spends her days pacing the rooms of her house. The rest of the time she watches - watches the street, the houses, the neighbours.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow

    • By Anonymous User on 23-01-2018

    Non-member price: $54.63

    • The Second Baby Book

    • How to Cope with Pregnancy Number Two and Create a Happy Home for Your Firstborn and New Arrival
    • By: Sarah Ockwell-Smith
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    The Second Baby Book examines all the questions and issues Sarah herself faced second time around as well as sharing the experiences of the many parents who have sought her advice. It also highlights what scientific studies reveal about such issues as the spacing of children and the differences between first and second births. Practical, insightful and honest, this book will help you understand the challenges ahead, but, more importantly, it will equip you to meet them with knowledge, confidence and a sense of excitement for the future.

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Book of Colours

    • By: Robyn Cadwallader
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    London, 1321: In a small shop in Paternoster Row, three people are drawn together around the creation of a magnificent book, an illuminated manuscript of prayers. Even though the commission seems to answer the aspirations of each one of them, their own desires and ambitions threaten its completion As each struggles to see the book come into being, it will change everything they have understood about their place in the world. In many ways, this is a story about power - it is also a novel about the place of women in the roiling and turbulent world of the early 14th century.

    Non-member price: $28.59

    • Uprooted

    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    A dark enchantment blights the land. Agnieszka loves her village, set deep in a peaceful valley. But the nearby enchanted forest casts a shadow over her home. Many have been lost to the Wood, and none returns unchanged. The villagers depend on an ageless wizard, the Dragon, to protect them from the forest's dark magic. However, his help comes at a terrible price. One young village woman must serve him for 10 years, leaving all she values behind.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well written folklore fantasy

    • By emmoff on 17-11-2016

    Non-member price: $40.58

    • Remember Me

    • By: Lesley Pearse
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    In 1786 a fisherman's daughter from Cornwall called Mary Broad was sentenced to be hanged for theft. But her sentence was commuted, and she was transported to Australia, one of the first convicts to arrive there. How Mary escaped the harsh existence of the colony and found true love, and how she was captured and taken back to London in chains, only to be released after a trial where she was defended by no less than James Boswell, is one of the most gripping and moving stories of human endeavour (based on an amazing true story) you will ever listen to.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely brilliant.

    • By Elizabeth on 04-08-2018

    Non-member price: $36.45

    • The Gentle Sleep Book

    • For Calm Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers
    • By: Sarah Ockwell-Smith
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The Gentle Sleep Book offers gentle, no-tears sleep solutions for exhausted parents of newborns to five-year-olds. A large percentage of parents find their young children's sleep - or lack of - challenging. This new book from Sarah Ockwell-Smith, founder of BabyCalm, will be an indispensable guide for parents, whatever challenges they are facing with their child's sleep - from the day they bring their newborn home until their child is settled in at school.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The live with it approach

    • By christy zhang on 02-05-2018

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • A Most Magical Girl

    • By: Karen Foxlee
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Magical machines, wizards, witches, mysterious underworlds, a race against time - and two most magical girls. Annabel Grey has been brought up to be a very proper Victorian young lady. But being 'proper' isn't always easy - especially when you can sometimes see marvellous (as well as terrifying) things in puddles. But parlour tricks such as these are nothing compared to the world that Annabel is about to enter....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A disappointing middle and ending

    • By M. Tweedale on 02-09-2018

    Non-member price: $38.24

    • The Tuscan Child

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble, Katy Sobey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal. Nearly 30 years later, Hugo's estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father's funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Tuscan Child

    • By Annette C on 24-03-2018

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • The Chocolate Tin

    • By: Fiona McIntosh
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    Alexandra Frobisher, a modern-thinking woman with hopes of a career in England's famous chocolate-making town of York, has received several proposals of marriage, although none of them promises that elusive extra: love. Matthew Britten-Jones is a man of charm and strong social standing. He impresses Alex and her parents with his wit and intelligence, but would an amicable union be enough for a fulfilling life together?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Karla on 22-02-2019

    Non-member price: $54.63

    • The Gentle Parenting Book

    • By: Sarah Ockwell-Smith
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Gentle Parenting Book, Sarah Ockwell-Smith provides a trustworthy combination of what-to-expect information and gentle-parenting solutions to the most common challenges faced by parents with young children. Sarah addresses a wide variety of topics, including coping with a crying baby, introducing solid foods and creating healthy eating habits, potty training, starting nursery and school, sibling rivalry, tantrums, whining and sulking, aggressive behaviour and much more. 

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • The Tea Gardens

    • By: Fiona McIntosh
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Dr Isla Fenwick has a life that most modern women of 1933 might envy - her career gives her status, her pedigree adds freedom and her oldest crush, Jovian Mandeville, has reappeared in her life with a marriage proposal. Her life is beginning to feel complete. However, she insists on keeping a private promise she made to her late mother to work at the coalface of medicine in India before committing to life as a dutiful wife.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful story of India & the love of a memory.

    • By Nicole Tucker on 19-11-2017

    Non-member price: $54.63

    • Just a Child

    • By: Sammy Woodhouse
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Sammy Woodhouse was just 14 when she met Arshid Hussain. Ten years older, he promised to take care of her. Sammy thought she was in love, but in reality she was being groomed by a ringleader of Britain's most notorious child sex ring. Just A Child tells the heartbreaking story of how a young girl from Rotherham was abused by her drug-dealing 'boyfriend', eventually giving birth to his baby, right under the nose of the very authorities who were meant to protect her. When reality dawned, Sammy realised she was one of countless vulnerable child victims - many of whom were trafficked around the north of England.

    Non-member price: $39.50

    • The Familiars

    • By: Stacey Halls
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Fleetwood Shuttleworth is 17 years old, married and pregnant for the fourth time. But as the mistress at Gawthorpe Hall, she still has no living child, and her husband, Richard, is anxious for an heir. When Fleetwood finds a letter she isn't supposed to read from the doctor who delivered her third stillbirth, she is dealt the crushing blow that she will not survive another pregnancy. Then she crosses paths by chance with Alice Gray, a young midwife. Alice promises to help her give birth to a healthy baby and to prove the physician wrong.

    Non-member price: $48.62

    • The Gentle Potty Training Book

    • The calmer, easier approach to toilet training
    • By: Sarah Ockwell-Smith
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    How to make potty training stress free for you and your child. The Gentle Potty Training Book is a practical guide to helping your child through one of the most important developmental stages of early childhood. Avoiding strict timelines, rewards and plans that are based solely on a child's gender, Sarah Ockwell-Smith advocates an approach that is based on your child's unique developmental stage - because the gentlest, easiest and most effective potty training happens when you work with your child as a team.

    Non-member price: $29.96

    • The Gentle Discipline Book

    • How to raise co-operative, polite and helpful children
    • By: Sarah Ockwell-Smith
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Discipline is a vital part of child-rearing, but many parents misunderstand how to use it and attempt to control their child's behaviour via a combination of punishment and motivation. Yet while this traditional approach may appear to produce quick results, it can potentially damage the child and, in the long term, leave parents with a far worse problem than they had initially. The Gentle Discipline Book analyses common discipline techniques and explains why so many are ineffective.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Isadora Moon Collection

    • By: Harriet Muncaster
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    An exciting collection of the first four Isadora Moon adventures...the ideal choice for listeners who want their magic and sparkle with a bit of bite! Half vampire, half fairy, totally unique! Isadora Moon is special because she is different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and Isadora is a bit of both. She loves the night, bats, and the colour black, but she also loves the outdoors, using her magic wand, and the colour pink. This collection includes four of Isadora's totally unique adventures.

    Non-member price: $21.84

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