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    • Burke and Wills

    • The Triumph and Tragedy of Australia's Most Famous Explorers
    • By: Peter FitzSimons
    • Narrated by: Michael Carman
    • Length: 23 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    The iconic Australian exploration story - brought to life by Peter FitzSimons, Australia's storyteller. 'They have left here today!' he calls to the others. When King puts his hand down above the ashes of the fire, it is to find it still hot. There is even a tiny flame flickering from the end of one log. They must have left just hours ago. Melbourne, 20 August 1860. In an ambitious quest to be the first Europeans to cross the harsh Australian continent, the Victorian Exploring Expedition sets off, with 15,000 well-wishers cheering them on.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended

    • By scott on 20-07-2018

    Regular price: $59.99

    • Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

    • Nevermoor, Book 1
    • By: Jessica Townsend
    • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    Morrigan Crow is cursed. Born on an unlucky day, she is blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks - and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on Eventide. But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a terrifically whimsical story.

    • By erin glass on 30-01-2018

    Regular price: $44.99

    • Songs of a War Boy

    • By: Deng Thiak Adut, Ben Mckelvey
    • Narrated by: Blessing Mokgohloa, Ben Mckelvey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 228

    The true story of Deng Adut - Sudanese child soldier, refugee, man of hope. Movingly narrated by Blessing Mokgohloa. Deng Adut's family were farmers in South Sudan when a brutal civil war altered his life forever. At six years old, his mother was told she had to give him up to fight. At the age most Australian children are starting school, Deng was conscripted into the Sudan People's Liberation Army.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring, heartbreaking and amazingly honest.

    • By Rani on 20-11-2016

    Regular price: $44.99

    • The Spy

    • Jed Walker Series, Book 1
    • By: James Phelan
    • Narrated by: Mulraney Adrian
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    A sinister group - code-named Zodiac - has launched devastating global attacks. Twelve targets across the world, 12 code-named missions. Operating distinct sleeper cells, they are the ultimate terrorist organisation, watching and waiting for a precise attack to activate the next group. It is a frightening and deadly efficient way to stay one step ahead. And cause the most chaos. For ex-CIA operative Jed Walker, chaos is his profession. On the outer, burned by his former agency, he is determined to clear his name.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story with some interesting twists

    • By Anonymous User on 18-11-2017

    Regular price: $44.99

    • Past the Shallows

    • By: Favel Parrett
    • Narrated by: David Wenham
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Past the Shallows is the award-winning, best-selling debut novel from Favel Parrett about the bonds of brotherhood and the fragility of youth, narrated by David Wenham. Everyone loves Harry. Everyone except his father. Three brothers - Joe, Miles and Harry - are growing up on the remote south coast of Tasmania. The brothers' lives are shaped by their father's moods - like the ocean he fishes, he is wild and unpredictable. He is a bitter man warped by a devastating secret.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heartbreaking, honest and brutal and real.

    • By Carol @readingwritingandriesling on 24-04-2016

    Regular price: $44.99

    • The Hate Race

    • By: Maxine Beneba Clarke
    • Narrated by: Zahra Newman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    Suburban Australia. Sweltering heat. Three-bedroom blonde brick. Family of five. Beat-up Ford Falcon. Vegemite on toast. Maxine Beneba Clarke's life is just like all the other Aussie kids' on her street. Except for this one glaring, inescapably obvious thing. From one of Australia's most exciting writers and the author of the multiaward-winning Foreign Soil comes The Hate Race: a powerful, funny, and at times devastating memoir about growing up black in white middle-class Australia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye-opening and outstanding

    • By Anthony Earl on 18-02-2017

    Regular price: $49.99

    • Dark Heart

    • Jed Walker Series, Book 4
    • By: James Phelan
    • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    In war-torn Syria, a massacre survivor is pulled from beneath a pile of bodies. She is given one instruction: 'find Jed Walker'. Walker is ex-CIA - a man who thought he was long out of the game. Discovering a terror outfit is running people-smuggling from the Middle East and into the United States, he is drawn back in to fight their evil trade. At first Walker thinks these human traffickers are driven purely by profit and greed. But it is much worse than that - and it has ties to the highest levels of power.

    Regular price: $44.99

    • The Hunted

    • Jed Walker Series, Book 2
    • By: James Phelan
    • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    When the hunters become the hunted, ex-CIA agent Jed Walker is the man you need. In 2011, Seal Team Six killed Osama Bin Laden. Now, four years later, someone is eliminating Team Six - one by one they are turning up dead. Jed Walker, ex-CIA, is an outsider back in the game. He's been chasing down a sinister group code-named Zodiac that the big guns - MI5, CIA, the Pentagon - have failed to eradicate. Walker follows the trail of bodies, uncovering secrets and making connections he's not supposed to make.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good sequel to the spy. enjoyed book and looking

    • By Anonymous User on 07-05-2018

    Regular price: $44.99

    • The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club

    • By: Sophie Green
    • Narrated by: Fiona Macleod
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Books bring them together - but friendship will transform all of their lives. Five very different women come together in the Northern Territory of the 1970s, by an exceptional new Australian author. In 1978 the Northern Territory has begun to self-govern. Cyclone Tracy is a recent memory and telephones not yet a fixture on the cattle stations dominating the rugged outback. Life is hard, and people are isolated. But they find ways to connect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great, enjoyable, down to earth, read.

    • By Christine on 19-01-2018

    Regular price: $44.99

    • Wimmera

    • By: Mark Brandi
    • Narrated by: Fabio Motta
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    In the long, hot summer of 1989, Ben and Fab are best friends. Growing up in a small country town, they spend their days playing cricket, yabbying in local dams, wanting a pair of Nike Air Maxes and not talking about how Fab's dad hits him or how the sudden death of Ben's next-door neighbour unsettled him. Almost teenagers, they already know some things are better left unsaid. Then a newcomer arrives in the Wimmera. Fab reckons he is a secret agent, and he and Ben stake him out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gut wrenching

    • By val Montagnana Wallace on 23-06-2018

    Regular price: $44.99

    • When the Night Comes

    • By: Favel Parrett
    • Narrated by: Marta Dusseldorp, Ben Winspear
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Running away from the mainland was supposed to make their lives better. But for Isla and her brother, their mother's sadness and the cold, damp greyness of Hobart's stone streets seeps into everything. Then, one morning, Isla sees a red ship. That colour lights her day. And when a sailor from the ship befriends her mother, he shares his stories with them all - of Antarctica, his home in Denmark and life onboard.

    Regular price: $44.99

    • Kill Switch

    • Jed Walker Series, Book 3
    • By: James Phelan
    • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    The world is under cyber-attack. The secretive terror outfit of linked lone-wolf operatives known as Zodiac has activated another terrorist cell. Chaos will be unleashed at six-hour intervals, with each event more catastrophic than the last, culminating in a devastating global catastrophe within 48 hours. Consequences are unthinkable. The US president has the power to enact the Internet Freedom Act - the 'kill switch'. Turning off the net will stop the attacks and give the CIA and the Pentagon time, but it's not that simple.

    Regular price: $44.99

    • The Bone Sparrow

    • By: Zana Fraillon
    • Narrated by: Keith Brockett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Subhi's imagination is as big as the ocean and wide as the sky, but his world is much smaller: he's spent his whole life in an immigration detention centre. The Bone Sparrow is a powerful, heartbreaking, sometimes funny and ultimately uplifting hymn to freedom and love. Sometimes, at night, the dirt outside turns into a beautiful ocean. As red as the sun and as deep as the sky. I lie in my bed, Queeny's feet pushing up against my cheek, and listen to the waves lapping at the tent.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Foreign Soil

    • By: Maxine Beneba Clarke
    • Narrated by: Maxine Beneba Clarke
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In this collection of award-winning stories, Melbourne writer Maxine Beneba Clarke has given a voice to the disenfranchised, the lost, the downtrodden and the mistreated. It will challenge you; it will have you by the heartstrings. This is contemporary fiction at its finest. In Melbourne's western suburbs, in a dilapidated block of flats overhanging the rattling Footscray train lines, a young black mother is working on a collection of stories. The book is called Foreign Soil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully written

    • By M. O'Brien on 02-05-2018

    Regular price: $44.99

    • See What I Have Done

    • By: Sarah Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward, Hunter Erin, Hagon Garrick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58

    On August 4, 1892 Andrew and Abby Borden were murdered in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts. During the inquest into the deaths, Lizzie Borden was arrested and charged with the murder of her father and her stepmother. Through the eyes of Lizzie's sister Emma, the housemaid Bridget, the enigmatic stranger Benjamin and the beguiling Lizzie herself, we return to what happened that day in Fall River. Lizzie Borden took an axe. Or did she?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The male narrator put me off.

    • By TessaMo on 17-09-2018

    Regular price: $44.99

    • The Easy Way Out

    • By: Steven Amsterdam
    • Narrated by: Carolyn Shakespeare-Allen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 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

    Evan is a nurse, a suicide assistant. His job is legal...just. He's the one at the hospital who hands out the last drink to those who ask for it. Evan's friends don't know what he does during the day. His mother, Viv, doesn't know what he's up to at night. And his supervisor suspects there may be trouble ahead. As he helps one patient after another die, Evan pushes against legality, his own morality and the best intentions of those closest to him, discovering that his own path will be neither quick nor painless. He knows what he has to do.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • written from truth

    • By karenlouise dixon on 06-11-2016

    Regular price: $44.99

    • Secrets Between Friends

    • By: Fiona Palmer
    • Narrated by: Anna Steen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Friendship is a million little moments, but can it survive this one? Three friends embark on a luxury cruise to celebrate their 10-year reunion in this heartfelt story of how long-held secrets can catch up with even the best of friends. Life was about living, experiencing and emotions. The good and the bad. You had to laugh to cry. You had to love to hurt. You had to jump to fall or fly.

    Regular price: $44.99

    • Where the Trees Were

    • By: Inga Simpson
    • Narrated by: Inga Simpson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A beautiful new novel about the innocence of childhood and the scars that stay with you for life, written and read by the award-winning author of Mr Wigg and Nest. Kieran cleared his throat. 'We swear, on these trees, to always be friends. To protect each other - and this place.' Finding those carved trees forged a bond between Jay and her four childhood friends and opened their eyes to a wider world. But their attempt to protect the grove ends in disaster, and that one day on the river changes their lives forever.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, mediocre performance

    • By Yvonne on 15-08-2017

    Regular price: $44.99

    • A Letter from Italy

    • By: Pamela Hart
    • Narrated by: Edwina Wren
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Italy, 1917. Australian journalist Rebecca Quinn is an unconventional woman. At the height of World War I, she has given up the safety of her Sydney home for the bloody battlefields of Europe, following her journalist husband to the front line as a war correspondent in Italy. Reporting the horrors of the Italian campaign, Rebecca finds herself thrown together with American-born Italian photographer Alessandro Panucci and soon discovers another battleground every bit as dangerous and unpredictable: the human heart.

    Regular price: $44.99

    • Closing Down

    • By: Sally Abbott
    • Narrated by: Neil Pigot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    What would you do if all you held to be familiar was lost? Conjuring a dark future for Australia, Closing Down gives us a glimpse into a world fractured by a financial crisis and the effects of global climate change. The inaugural winner of The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Kept waiting for it to improve - it didn't!

    • By Anonymous User on 17-05-2017

    Regular price: $44.99

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