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    • Audible's Thriller of 2018
    • By: Benjamin Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, David Tredinnick, Jennifer Vuletic, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 627
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 596
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 594

    Four years ago Eliza Dacey was brutally murdered. Within hours, her killer was caught. Wasn’t he? So reads the opening titles of Jack Quick’s new true-crime documentary. A skilled producer, Jack knows that the bigger the conspiracy, the higher the ratings. Curtis Wade, convicted of Eliza’s murder on circumstantial evidence and victim of a biased police force, is the perfect subject. Millions of viewers agree. Just before the finale, Jack uncovers a minor detail that may prove Curtis guilty after all. Convinced it will ruin his show, Jack disposes of the evidence and delivers the finale unedited: proposing that Curtis is innocent. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Aussie Thriller

    • By Thomas on 07-09-2018

    Non-member price: $29.95

    • The Price of Fortune

    • The Untold Story of Being James Packer
    • By: Damon Kitney
    • Narrated by: Damon Kitney, Paul English
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    In his biography, The Price of Fortune, one of the nation's richest and most psychoanalysed men opens up in an attempt to make sense of his rollercoaster life and to tell the human story of being James Douglas Packer. Of how his wealth, charm and intellect took him to such exciting places. Yet how sometimes his trusting the wrong people and his rash actions cost him his friends, his health and, most importantly, his reputation on the global stage - and how he is now working on getting it back. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Perhaps it was the narration that let it down.

    • By Chris Williams on 03-12-2018

    Non-member price: $21.14

    • Captain James Cook

    • By: Rob Mundle
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    From sailor to legend - the story of Captain James Cook, one of the greatest maritime explorers of all time. Rob Mundle introduces us to an unlikely sailor in a teenage Cook, who through the combination of hard-won skills as a seafarer, the talents of a self-taught navigator and surveyor, and an exceptional ability to lead and care for his men, climbed the ranks of the Royal Navy to achieve legendary status among all who sailed and mapped the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm sorry it had to finish.

    • By Jennifer2 on 12-07-2017

    Non-member price: $53.17

    • Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age

    • Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen
    • By: Peter FitzSimons
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 23 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 74

    Australia's best-selling nonfiction author of all time. Douglas Mawson, born in 1882 and knighted in 1914, was Australia's greatest Antarctic explorer. On 2 December 1911, he led an expedition from Hobart to explore the virgin frozen coastline below, 2000 miles of which had never felt the tread of a human foot. After setting up Main Base at Cape Denision and Western Base on Queen Mary Land, he headed east on an extraordinary sledging trek with his companions, Belgrave Ninnis and Dr Xavier Mertz.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Ice Men

    • By Vivien on 29-04-2018

    Non-member price: $46.09

    • Mao's Last Dancer

    • Young Readers' Edition
    • By: Li Cunxin
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    One day, not so very many years ago, a small peasant boy was chosen to study ballet at the Beijing Dance Academy. His mother urged him to take this chance of a lifetime. But Li was only eleven years old and he was scared and lonely, pushed away from all that he had ever known and loved. He hated the strict training routines and the strange place he had been brought to. All he wanted to do was go home - to his mother, father, and six brothers, to his own small village. But soon Li realised that his mother was right. He had the chance to do something special with his life - and he never turned back.

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • Good Murder

    • A William Power Mystery
    • By: Robert Gott
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    It's 1942, and war is raging in Europe and in the Pacific. The Japanese army is on Australia's doorstep, and the small coastal Queensland town of Maryborough is on full war footing. What they are not prepared for is the arrival in the town of a troupe of incompetent actors whose unjustifiably self-confident leader, William Power, is determined to bring his daring production of Titus Andronicus to the barbarians of rural Australia. Unfortunately for the Power Players, the only gift William Power has is a capacity for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • opinion

    • By john king on 20-08-2017

    Non-member price: $29.34

    • Mao's Last Dancer

    • By: Li Cunxin
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 58

    This is the true story of how one moment in time, by the thinnest thread of a chance, changed the course of a small boy's life in ways that are beyond description. One day he would dance with some of the greatest ballet companies of the world. One day he would be a friend to a president and first lady, movie stars, and the most influential people in America. One day he would become a star: Mao's last dancer, and the darling of the West.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautiful

    • By May on 22-10-2018

    Non-member price: $51.22

    • Great South Land

    • By: Rob Mundle
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    For many, the colonial story of Australia starts with Captain Cook's discovery of the east coast in 1770, but it was some 164 years before his historic voyage that European mariners began their romance with the immensity of the Australian continent. Between 1606 and 1688, while the British had their hands full with the Gunpowder Plot and the English Civil War, it was highly skilled Dutch seafarers who discovered and mapped the majority of the vast, unknown waters and land masses in the Indian and Southern Oceans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great read/liston

    • By Anonymous User on 10-06-2019

    Non-member price: $53.17

    • Finding Sanity

    • John Cade, Lithium and the Taming of Bipolar Disorder
    • By: Greg de Moore, Ann Westmore
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    For most of human history, mental illness has been largely untreatable. Sufferers lived their lives - if they survived - in and out of asylums, accumulating life's wreckage around them. In 1948, all that changed when an Australian doctor and recently returned prisoner of war, working alone in a disused kitchen, set about an experimental treatment for one of the scourges of mankind - manic depression, or bipolar disorder. That doctor was John Cade and in that small kitchen he stirred up a miracle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating story

    • By Sue on 12-10-2017

    Non-member price: $43.70

    • The Power Game

    • The Monsarrat Series, Book 3
    • By: Meg Keneally, Tom Keneally
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Being the skipper of the cutter that carries all supplies and communications between Tasmania and Maria Island is a powerful position - and a deadly one. Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney are sent to Maria Island in January of 1826, the very early days of the penal settlement there, to solve the murder of Harefield - the man who sailed the government cutter between mainland Tasmania and Maria Island, bringing all supplies and correspondence and directives - all of which he made sure to read.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney do it again.

    • By Rodney Wetherell on 29-05-2019

    Non-member price: $53.17

    • Ned Kelly

    • A Short Life
    • By: Ian Jones
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Ned Kelly the man - warts and all - the most vivid portrait yet of Australia's immortal outlaw! Author, Ian Jones, acknowledged Kelly authority, shares with us the results of a lifetime's research. For the first time, Ned Kelly truly emerges as a man - a man who hated conflict yet never escaped it. A private man incapable of being ordinary and unnoticed. A man who was seen, even in his own lifetime, as what he represented rather than what he was.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • VERY detailed

    • By Andrew on 11-08-2018

    Non-member price: $30.42

    • The Harsh Cry of the Heron

    • Tales of the Otori, Book 4
    • By: Lian Hearn
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 20 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The Harsh Cry of the Heron is the dazzling continuation of the Tales of the Otori, an unforgettable epic with a vast emotional landscape, a classic work that crosses genres, genders and generations.‘Their realm is held in balance by their union ... Break that union and the Three Countries will fall apart.’Otori Takeo and Kaede have ruled the Three Countries peacefully for over 16 years, following the events laid out in the epic Tales of the Otori.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great adventure

    • By Anonymous User on 23-05-2018

    Non-member price: $60.10

    • The First Fleet

    • By: Rob Mundle
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    A biography of unprecedented expedition under sail, from Australia's master of maritime history. The role of the sailor through history should never be underestimated. Over centuries battles were won and new lands discovered and settled by their skills and nerve. Rob Mundle is back on the ocean to tell one of the great stories of an expedition under sail: the extraordinary eight-month, 17,000-nautical mile voyage of the First Fleet.

    Non-member price: $53.17

    • Fly Away Peter

    • By: David Malouf
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    For three different people brought together by their love for birds, life on the Queensland coast in 1914 is the timeless and idyllic world of sandpipers, ibises and kingfishers. In another hemisphere civilisation rushes headlong into a brutal conflict. Life there is lived from moment to moment. Inevitably, the two young men - sanctuary owner and employee - are drawn to the war, and into the mud and horror of the trenches of Armentieres. Alone on the beach, their friend Imogen, the middle-aged wildlife photographer, must acknowledge for all three of them that the past cannot be held.

    Non-member price: $42.54

    • Sea Hearts

    • By: Margo Lanagan
    • Narrated by: Eloise Oxer, Paul English
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    On remote Rollrock Island, the sea-witch Misskaella discovers she can draw a girl from the heart of a seal. So, for a price, any man might buy himself a bride; an irresistibly enchanting sea-wife. But what cost will be borne by the people of Rollrock? The men, the women, the children? Once Misskaella sets her heart on doing such a thing?Margo Lanagan weaves an extraordinary tale of desire and revenge, of loyalty, heartache and human weakness, and of the unforeseen consequences of all-consuming love.

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • The Durrells of Corfu

    • By: Michael Haag
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Simon Nye's TV series, The Durrells, is based loosely on Gerald Durrell's Corfu Trilogy and in particular his much-loved best seller, My Family and Other Animals. These books in turn are based somewhat loosely on actual events. The real-life Durrells went to Corfu at the urging of Lawrence Durrell, who was already living on the island with his wife, Nancy Myers. Their intent was to keep the family together as his mother, Louisa, was drinking heavily and recovering from a breakdown.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Bored me to tears.

    • By Helen Fearn on 20-07-2017

    Non-member price: $43.70

    • Heaven's Net is Wide

    • Tales of the Otori, Book 5
    • By: Lian Hearn
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Heaven's Net is Wide is the first and last tale that both closes the circle and introduces readers to the strange and beautiful world of the Otori. It is an epic historical fantasy of revenge and betrayal, honour and loyalty, beauty and passion and the overwhelming power of love, set in a mystical, medieval Japan, which will enthral readers the world over.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great prequel

    • By Anonymous User on 06-06-2018

    Non-member price: $46.09

    • The Drowner

    • By: Robert Drewe
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In the warm alkaline waters of the public bath a headstrong young engineer accidentally collides with a beautiful actress. From this innocent collision of flesh begins a passion that takes them from the Wiltshire Downs to the most elemental choices of life and death in the Australian desert. Their intense romance is but part of the daring story that unfolds.

    Non-member price: $25.45

    • Under Full Sail

    • By: Rob Mundle
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The story of the clipper ships, and the tens of thousands of migrants they brought to the Australian colony of the 19th century, is one of the world's great migration stories. For anyone who travelled to Australia before 1850, it was a long and arduous journey that could take as much as four months. With the arrival of the clipper ships, and favourable winds, the journey from England could be done in a little over half this time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By Jennifer2 on 05-01-2019

    Non-member price: $53.17

    • The Ink Stain

    • The Monsarrat Series, Book 4
    • By: Meg Keneally, Tom Keneally
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Henry Hallward, editor of the Sydney Chronicle, is a thorn in the side of the colonial administration. Hallward has been imprisoned several times for criminal libel and continues to edit his newspaper while incarcerated. This time, he’s in jail awaiting trial for suggesting that there have been some criminal financial dealings involving the CEO of the Australian Agricultural Company, a consortium of British landowners, some resident in the colony, some not, to whom the British government was giving a million acres of Australian land to develop.    

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bring it on!!

    • By Meg on 21-03-2019

    Non-member price: $53.17

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