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    • Australia's Most Murderous Prison

    • Behind the Walls of Goulburn Jail
    • By: James Phelps
    • Narrated by: Stan Pretty
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    An unprecedented spate of murders in the 1990s earned Goulburn Jail the ominous name 'The Killing Fields'. Inmates sentenced or transferred to the 130-year-old towering menace declared they had been given death sentences. Serial killer Ivan Milat, the 'Terror Five' militants who plotted attacks across Sydney in 2005, Brothers 4 Life founder Bassam Hamzy and gang rapist Bilal Skaf are just a few of the inmates inside Australia's most murderous prison. Meet them all here in Phelps' best-selling audiobook.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't put it down

    • By Milena on 08-01-2017

    Non-member price: $24.50

    • 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 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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

    • Green Is the New Black

    • By: James Phelps
    • Narrated by: Stan Pretty
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    James Phelps explores all the questions that we can only barely imagine the answers to about Australia's toughest jails. This is a brutal and honest account of life inside Australia's toughest jails, and all is not as you would expect. Do women rape each other? Do guards really trade 40-cent phone cards for sex? And do you think the most dangerous inmate in Australia is a man? This is the most comprehensive ever account of women's prison life yet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By Anonymous User on 16-09-2017

    Non-member price: $28.16

    • Australia's Toughest Prisons: Inmates

    • By: James Phelps
    • Narrated by: Stan Pretty
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    From Martin Bryant, perpetrator of our country's worst massacre at Port Arthur 20 years ago, to alleged hit man and undisputed hard man 'Goldie', feared by both prisoners and guards alike, James Phelps tracks the rise of ISIS gangs, the lethal underground drug and tobacco trade and the threat of contraband phones. From the shiv fights and brawls to the white-collar criminal beat downs, this is an account like never before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Listen!!

    • By Sarah on 22-03-2017

    Non-member price: $24.50

    • Aboriginal Tales

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Stan Pretty
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The world of the Australian Aborigines is so full of extraordinary force and beauty that the idea of natural miracles, or what we might call magic, can seem quite normal. So natural magic figures very strongly in their stories, and in their lives. However as people are part of nature too, selfishness, greed, jealousy; also love, courage and a sense of humour are readily described in nature just as in men and women.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good variety of stories

    • By Kitty on 12-10-2016

    Non-member price: $10.91

    • Theft

    • A Love Story
    • By: Peter Carey
    • Narrated by: Stan Pretty
    • Length: 10 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

    Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, 2006.
    Nominated for the Man Booker International Prize, 2007.

    Michael "Butcher" Boone is an ex-"really famous" painter, now reduced to living in the remote country house of his biggest collector and acting as caretaker for his younger brother, Hugh, a damaged man of imposing physicality and childlike emotions. Together, they've forged a delicate equilibrium...

    • A Love Story
    • By: Peter Carey
    • Narrated by: Stan Pretty
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 03-04-2007
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Non-member price: $21.38

    • The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy

    • By: B M Carroll
    • Narrated by: Kirsty Gillmore, Jane Drinkwater, Natasha Jacobs, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    She's the victim. But is she so innocent? Sophie McCarthy is known for her determination, ambition and brilliance at work. She's tough, but only because she wants to get the best out of people. Aidan Ryan is strong, honourable and a family man. He's tough, too; the army requires it. When these two strangers are brought together in a devastating incident, Sophie's life is left in ruins. Her family wants to see Aidan pay for what he did. Aidan's prepared to sacrifice everything - including his marriage and his child - to fix the mess he's made.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic book!

    • By Boho Bookworm on 27-09-2018

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • The Serpent's Sting

    • William Power, Book 4
    • By: Robert Gott
    • Narrated by: Stan Pretty
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Will Power has returned from the Northern Territory shaken, stirred and generally discombobulated. It is late 1942, and, demeaningly enough, he finds himself playing a pantomime dame. If only this was his only worry.... As his great hero, Shakespeare, once noted, 'When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions'. Can Will finally overcome his tendency to be the living embodiment of Murphy's law?

    Non-member price: $28.16

    • Secrets of the Sea

    • By: Nicholas Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Stan Pretty
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Following the death of his parents, eleven-year-old Alex Dove leaves his life on a farm in Tasmania for school in England. Twelve years on, he must return to Australia to deal with his inheritance. But his encounter with a young woman persuades him to stay.

    Non-member price: $22.46