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    • The Ship of Brides

    • By: Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    Australia, 1946: 650 brides are departing for England to meet the men they married in wartime. But instead of the luxury liner they were expecting, they find themselves aboard an aircraft carrier, alongside a thousand men. On the sun-baked decks, old loves and past promises become distant memories, and tensions are stretched to the limit as brides and husbands change their minds. And for Frances Mackenzie, it soon becomes clear that the journey is more important than the destination....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Anonymous User on 23-07-2018

    Non-member price: $40.74

    • Villa in Italy

    • By: Elizabeth Edmondson
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Marvellously atmospheric tale of strangers summoned to a grand but neglected villa on the Italian coast. Each of them has been named in a will, but nobody knows their benefactress.... Four very different people are named in a will. Delia, an opera singer robbed of her voice by illness; George, an idealistic scientist who cannot face what his skills have created; Marjorie, desperately poor and unable to dislodge her writer’s block; and Lucius, ostensibly in control but whose personal life is in chaos.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery intrigue

    • By Lee Mackie on 14-07-2017

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • Silver Bay

    • By: Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie, Stan Pretty
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Liza McCullen will never escape her past, but the unspoilt beaches and tight-knit community of Silver Bay offer the safety she craves for her young daughter, Hannah...until Mike Dormer arrives, and the peace of Silver Bay is shattered. The mild-mannered Englishman could destroy everything Liza has worked so hard to protect: not only the family business and the bay that harbours her beloved whales but also her conviction that she will never love again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent read.

    • By Yvonne on 03-06-2018

    Non-member price: $32.62

    • Great Disciples of the Buddha

    • Their Lives, Their Works, Their Legacies
    • By: Hellmuth Hecker, Nyanaponika Thera, Bikkhu Bodhi
    • Narrated by: William Hope, Nicolette McKenzie, Ratnadhya
    • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Twenty-four of the Buddha's most distinguished disciples are brought to life in ten chapters of rich narration. They include monks who were very close to him throughout his life, including Sariputta and Mahamoggallana; his cousin and companion Ananda; his principal women disciples, including the nun Isidasi and his lay disciple, the courtesan Ambapali; and the serial killer Angulimala, whose character was transformed after meeting the Buddha.

    Non-member price: $55.88

    • The Frozen Lake

    • A Vintage Mystery
    • By: Elizabeth Edmondson
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Fabulous family saga of secrets held through two generations, set against the atmospheric background of the Lake District at Christmas. The year 1936 is drawing to a close. Winter grips Wetmoreland and causes a rare phenonmenon: The lakes freeze. For two local families, the Richardsons and the Grindleys, this will bring unexpected upheaval, as the frozen lake entices long-estranged siblings and children to return home for the holiday season.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Complex yet engaging reveal of family secrets

    • By Tamara on 03-05-2016

    Non-member price: $35.90

    • Villa on the Riviera

    • By: Elizabeth Edmondson
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Absorbing and escapist, The Villa on the Riviera is perfect summer listening for fans of Rachel Hore and Santa Montefiore. Polly Smith is struggling to make a living as an artist when her friend and patron, Oliver, invites her to the south of France. But her world is unexpectedly turned upside down when she digs out her birth certificate to apply for a passport. Her parents are not who she believed them to be - even her name is different.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyable

    • By HeatherOz on 22-09-2018

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • The Sigmund Freud Files, Compilation I

    • The Sigmund Freud Files 1-4
    • By: Heiko Martens
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, Carl Prekopp, Emma Tate, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Vienna, 1920: Professor Sigmund Freud is known for his interest in the human psyche, but psychoanalysis is still an emerging field with its share of critics. When Constable Karl Gruber seeks out Sigmund Freud's help in dealing with a gruesome murder case, the professor sees a new opportunity to explore the many facets of human behavior and thinking. Together with his stubborn daughter Anna, Sigmund Freud sets out to help Constable Gruber and solve the unusual and mysterious cases of Vienna. This collection contains episodes 1-4 of "The Sigmund Freud Files".

    Non-member price: $13.69

    • Cherry Tree Lane

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    For Mattie Willit, caught in a thunderstorm running away from her bullying stepfather, rescue comes in the form of Jacob Kemble, a widowed farmer living with his two young children. She is escaping from an enforced marriage; he, struggling with the memory of a loveless one. As Jacob nurses Mattie back to health, the two come know and love each other. Meanwhile, wealthy and elderly Miss Emily Newington needs their help to save her from her greedy cousin who is plotting to take her house.

    Non-member price: $21.56

    • Magic & Mystery in Tibet

    • The Classic Account of a Woman's Extraordinary Journey to Tibet
    • By: Alexandra David-Néel
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 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

    This classic memoir by the remarkable French explorer and Buddhist Alexandra David-Néel is the one of the greatest Buddhist travelogues of the 20th century. She was the first European woman to meet the Dalai Lama (in the 1920s) and in 1924 became the first to enter the forbidden Tibetan capital, Lhasa. She had already spent a decade travelling through China and Sikkim, India; lived and meditated in a cave on the Tibetan border; and everywhere learned about Buddhism from hermits, mystics and bandits.

    Non-member price: $36.40

    • Winds of Change

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Miranda Fox desperately wants to find the daughter her family took from her when she was young. A legacy from her late father at last promises independence and the opportunity to search for her daughter in England. But her domineering half-brother has been put in charge of her money, and he insists she continue to live quietly and cheaply in Australia. By chance Miranda meets Lou, who is dying from cancer but still living life to the full. He helps restore her self-confidence and she takes steps towards freedom.

    Non-member price: $23.56

    • The Life of the Buddha

    • By: Bhikkhu Ñanamoli
    • Narrated by: Hayward Morse, Leighton Pugh, Nicolette McKenzie, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    This unique biography, told in a lively manner through six 'voices', presents the Buddha's revolutionary solution for humanity that lends to the end of ill will, craving and delusion. It goes back to the earliest sources of the Buddha's life and teachings, drawing as it does from the Pali Canon which was said to record the words that the Buddha spoke, the events that happened, and his specific teachings on which the world-wide religion was based.

    Non-member price: $50.42

    • Twilight in Venice

    • By: Steven Carroll
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As a teenager, Lucy McBride, is woken by the sound of classical music, and from that moment she devotes herself to the study of the cello. Her fascination later leads her to Venice, and to Fortuny, the master cellist. They begin an intense, ill-fated affair, but as emotions and desires tangle with hopes and dreams, they must struggle to decide how their symphony must end.

    Non-member price: $26.96

    • The Wolf Wilder

    • By: Katherine Rundell
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Feo's life is extraordinary. Her mother trains domesticated wolves to be able to fend for themselves in the snowy wilderness of Russia, and Feo is following in her footsteps to become a wolf wilder. She loves taking care of the wolves, especially the three who stay at the house because they refuse to leave Feo, even though they've already been wilded. But not everyone is enamored with the wolves or with the fact that Feo and her mother are turning them wild.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magical tale of feisty girl and her wolves in snowy Russia

    • By Alison on 25-01-2018

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • Moon Tiger

    • By: Penelope Lively
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie, Thomas Judd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Claudia Hampton - beautiful, famous, independent, dying. But she remains defiant to the last, telling her nurses that she will write a 'history of the world...and in the process, my own'. And it is her story, from a childhood just after the First World War through the Second and beyond. But Claudia's life is entwined with others, and she must allow those who knew her, loved her, the chance to speak. There is Gordon, brother and adversary; Jasper, her untrustworthy lover and father of Lisa, her cool conventional daughter; and then there is Tom, her one great love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don’t make them like they used to...

    • By Earnest on 15-04-2019

    Non-member price: $25.82

    • After the Fall

    • By: Charity Norman
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In the quiet of a New Zealand winter's night, a rescue helicopter is sent to airlift a five-year-old boy with severe internal injuries. He's fallen from the upstairs veranda of an isolated farmhouse. At first, Finn's fall looks like a horrible accident; but his frantic mother, Martha McNamara, knows how it really happened. And she isn't telling. Not yet. Maybe not ever.

    Non-member price: $18.27

    • Elm Tree Road

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    After being driven from home by their brutal father, the Willett sisters find themselves facing greater heartache in the wider world. Nell, the middle daughter, has left home to be with her lover, Cliff, fearing what reprisals might come from marrying against her father’s wishes. The couple head for Lancashire, but Nell’s happiness is short-lived.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely but tragic

    • By Lilania Kershaw on 06-05-2017

    Non-member price: $33.55

    • Daughters of the Grail

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    Thirteenth-century France: Bridget has grown up mastering the mystical gifts of her ancestor, Mary Magdalene, whose unbroken female lineage has kept a legacy of wisdom alive for a thousand years. But the all-powerful Catholic Church has sworn to destroy Bridget for using her healing talents and supernatural abilities. Her duty to continue the bloodline leads her into the arms of Raoul de Mountvallant – a Catholic.

    Non-member price: $23.66

    • Licence to Dream

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Meriel grows up in England a tomboy, helping her beloved grandfather with DIY. At school she discovers a talent and love for art, but her mother forces her to become an accountant. She’s good at that, too, but her heart isn’t in it. Ben and his wife have a dream of designing a country retreat, but when she’s killed in an accident, he’s left to struggle on alone. After her grandpop dies, Meriel emigrates to Australia, where she meets Ben.

    Non-member price: $21.84

    • The House with Blue Shutters

    • By: Lisa Hilton
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Castroux, France, 1939. In a bare farmhouse above the village, Oriane lives in desperate poverty. When the Germans invade, her simple world crumbles. Passions erupt, moral boundaries break down , and rebellion is soon in the air. Castroux, France, 2000. In an idyllic gîte overlooking the river, Claudia sunbathes on the terrace. She’s pregnant, trapped, and terrified of the future. She confides only in a reclusive neighbour, Oriane, and discovers that she too carried a shameful secret.

    Non-member price: $24.00

    • Stella & Margie

    • By: Glenna Thomson
    • Narrated by: Brigid Lohrey, Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Stella and her mother-in-law, Margie, are two very different women. Stella is kind, compassionate and a little chaotic. Margie is prickly and demanding, with bitter memories of the past. When Margie needs help recovering from a major operation, she reluctantly returns to the family farm, where for decades, until Stella's arrival, she was the one in charge. But the two women gradually form an unlikely bond, as the ambitions, secrets, and tragedies that have shaped their lives are slowly uncovered....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this story

    • By Shardy on 24-01-2019

    Non-member price: $29.34

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