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    • Milkman

    • By: Anna Burns
    • Narrated by: Bríd Brennan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 369
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 346

    In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start to swell, middle sister becomes 'interesting'. The last thing she ever wanted to be. To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous. Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is the story of inaction with enormous consequences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • magic

    • By Dr. Sue Tait on 12-09-2018

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Lord of the Flies

    • By: William Golding
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys’ delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Disturbing tragedy

    • By Anonymous User on 04-12-2018

    Non-member price: $37.98

    • Beastie Boys Book

    • By: Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 121

    Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip-hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam "AD-ROCK" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the almost impossible to fathom overnight success of their debut studio album, Licensed to Ill; that album's messy fallout; and their break with Def Jam, move to Los Angeles, and rebirth as musicians and social activists, with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul's Boutique.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Illest Communication

    • By caine brimble on 17-11-2018

    Non-member price: $37.98

    • Lullaby

    • By: Leïla Slimani
    • Narrated by: Finty Williams
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect caretaker for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite and devoted woman who sings to their children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris' upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint and is able to host enviable birthday parties. 

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Unsheltered

    • By: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    2016 Vineland. Meet Willa Knox, a woman who stands braced against the vicissitudes of her shattered life and family - and the crumbling house that contains her. 1871 Vineland. Thatcher Greenwood, the new science teacher, is a fervent advocate of the work of Charles Darwin, and he is keen to communicate his ideas to his students. But those in power in Thatcher's small town have no desire for a new world order. Thatcher and his teachings are not welcome. Both Willa and Thatcher resist the prevailing logic. Both are asked to pay a high price for their courage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gently narrated wake-up for sustainability now!

    • By Jennifer on 22-12-2018

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Lanny

    • By: Max Porter
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington, Clare Corbett, David Timson, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Not far from London, there is a village. This village belongs to the people who live in it and to those who lived in it hundreds of years ago. It belongs to England's mysterious past and its confounding present. It belongs to Mad Pete, the grizzled artist. To ancient Peggy, gossiping at her gate. To families dead for generations, and to those who have only recently moved here. But it also belongs to Dead Papa Toothwort who has woken from his slumber in the woods. Dead Papa Toothwort, who is listening to them all. 

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • The Remains of the Day

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Dominic West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    A contemporary classic, The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro's beautiful and haunting evocation of life between the wars in a Great English House. In the summer of 1956, Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the countryside – and into his past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pure delight

    • By Sandra on 20-12-2015

    Non-member price: $21.84

    • The Buried Giant

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: David Horovitch
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at last the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. The Buried Giant begins as a couple, Axl and Beatrice, set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen for years. They expect to face many hazards--some strange and otherworldly--but they cannot yet foresee how their journey will reveal to them dark and forgotten corners of their love for one another.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hypnotic

    • By Nerangchic on 08-05-2016

    Non-member price: $25.82

    • The Bell Jar

    • By: Sylvia Plath
    • Narrated by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Read by the critically acclaimed actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. When Esther Greenwood wins an internship at a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in between the cocktail parties and piles of manuscripts, Esther's life begins to slide out of control. She finds herself spiralling into depression and eventually a suicide attempt as she grapples with difficult relationships and a society which refuses to take women's aspirations seriously.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sylvia Plath Rocked

    • By Colette on 01-06-2017

    Non-member price: $21.26

    • The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    • By: Milan Kundera
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    A young woman is in love with a successful surgeon, a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing. His mistress, a free-spirited artist, lives her life as a series of betrayals - while her other lover, earnest, faithful, and good, stands to lose everything because of his noble qualities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great narrator

    • By Anonymous User on 15-04-2019

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Cover Her Face

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    An Adam Dalgliesh mystery. Cover Her Face is P. D. James' debut novel, the first Adam Dalgliesh mystery, and a thrilling work of crime fiction set in the English countryside, from the best-selling author of Death Comes to Pemberley and Children of Men. From P. D. James, one of the masters of British crime fiction, comes the debut novel that introduced Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great reader!

    • By Victoria on 06-04-2016

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • The Children of Men

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The year is 2021. No child has been born for 25 years. The human race faces extinction. Under the despotic rule of Xan Lyppiat, the Warden of England, the old are despairing and the young cruel. Theo Faren, a cousin of the warden, lives a solitary life in this ominous atmosphere. That is until a chance encounter with a young woman leads him into contact with a group of dissenters. Suddenly his life is changed irrevocably as he faces agonising choices which could affect the future of mankind.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great audiobook, ok story

    • By Emma Storey on 09-03-2019

    Non-member price: $29.96

    • When We Were Orphans

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    England, 1930s. Christopher Banks has become the country's most celebrated detective, his cases the talk of London society. Yet one unsolved crime has always haunted him: the mysterious disappearance of his parents, in old Shanghai, when he was a small boy. Moving between London and Shanghai of the interwar years, When We Were Orphans is a remarkable story of memory, intrigue and the need to return.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • worth a listen.

    • By Becca on 29-12-2016

    Non-member price: $25.82

    • The Universe Speaks in Numbers

    • How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets
    • By: Graham Farmelo
    • Narrated by: Hugh Kermode
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    One of the great mysteries of science is that its fundamental laws are written in the language of mathematics. Graham Farmelo's thrilling new book shows how modern maths has helped physicists to rethink gravity, space, and time. The Universe Speaks in Numbers takes us on an adventure from the Enlightenment to the present with a vibrant cast of characters, illuminating the most exciting and controversial developments in contemporary thought. 

    Non-member price: $31.75

    • Adele

    • By: Leïla Slimani
    • Narrated by: Finty Williams
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 2

    Adèle appears to have the perfect life. A respected journalist, she lives in a flawless Parisian apartment with her surgeon husband and their young son. But beneath the veneer of 'having it all', she is bored - and consumed by an insatiable need for sex, whatever the cost. Struggling to contain the twin forces of compulsion and desire, she begins to orchestrate her life around her one-night stands and extramarital affairs, arriving late to work and lying to her husband about where she's been, until she becomes ensnared in a trap of her own making. 

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Original Sin

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery. Set on the banks of the River Thames in the literary world, P. D. James' Original Sin is the ninth Adam Dalgliesh mystery and a brilliant work of crime fiction from the best-selling author of Death Comes to Pemberley. The Peverell Press, a 200-year-old publishing firm housed in a dramatic mock-Venetian palace on the Thames, is certainly ripe for change.

    Non-member price: $32.77

    • The Poems of T. S. Eliot

    • Read by Jeremy Irons
    • By: T. S. Eliot
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4, Jeremy Irons' perceptive reading illuminates the poetry of T. S. Eliot in all its complexity. Major poems range from 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' through the post-war desolation of 'The Waste Land' and the spiritual struggle of 'Ash-Wednesday', to the enduring charm of 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It was over all too quickly!

    • By Pia Horan-Gross on 22-09-2018

    Non-member price: $24.97

    • Shroud for a Nightingale

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery. Set in the medical world of hospitals and nursing schools in London, the fourth Adam Dalgliesh Mystery is a thrilling work of detective fiction from the bestselling author of Death Comes to Pemberley and The Children of Men. The young women of Nightingale House are there to learn to nurse and comfort the suffering. But when one of the students plays patient in a demonstration of nursing skills, she is horribly, brutally killed.

    Non-member price: $35.08

    • Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)

    • A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, etc.
    • By: Jeff Tweedy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Tweedy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Through his pioneering work in the legendary country-punk band Uncle Tupelo, to his enduring legacy as the creative force behind the unclassifiable sound of Wilco, Jeff Tweedy has weaved his way between the underground and the mainstream - and back again. Funny, disarming and deeply honest, his memoir casts light on his unique creative process and the stories that shaped his life and career.

    Non-member price: $37.98

    • Apple Tree Yard

    • By: Louise Doughty
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 90

    Yvonne Carmichael has worked hard to achieve the life that she always wanted: a high-flying career in genetics, a beautiful home, a good relationship with her husband and their two grown-up children. Then one day she meets a stranger at the Houses of Parliament and begins a passionate affair with him - a decision that will put everything she values at risk. At first she believes she can keep the relationship separate from the rest of her life, but she can't control what happens next.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling

    • By Lyn McQuade on 20-08-2014

    Non-member price: $22.78

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