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20th Century

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    An Improbable Life

    The Autobiography

    Narrated by Trevor McDonald ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 56 min

    Sir Trevor McDonald is an extraordinary man - and he has led an improbable life. Now in his 80th year, he is known and loved by people the world over for his humility, charm and natural ease. As a natural storyteller and communicator, he has few equals.In An Improbable Life, Sir Trevor recounts his personal experience of world events and interviews with globally famous - or notorious - figures. He ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Midnight in Chernobyl

    The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

    Narrated by Jacques Roy ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 55 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, based on original reporting and new archival research.Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering history’s worst nuclear disaster. In the thirty years since then, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Carrying the Fire

    An Astronaut's Journeys

    Narrated by David Colacci ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 17 min

    'No other person who has flown in space has captured the experience so vividly' - New York Times Book ReviewIn July 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon. Fifty years later, it is still one of the greatest achievements in human history.In this remarkable memoir, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and ... Read more

    $20.81 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Spy and the Traitor

    The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

    by Ben MacIntyre ...
    Narrated by Ben MacIntyre ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 33 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.*The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller**Shortlisted for the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize**Bill Gates' Top 5 Books for 2020*'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARRÉA thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians - now with a new afterwordOn a warm July evening in 1985, a mid... ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Churchill

    Walking with Destiny

    Narrated by Stephen Thorne ...

    Unabridged

    50 hours 28 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Winston Churchill towers over every other figure in 20th-century British history. By the time of his death at the age of 90 in 1965, many thought him to be the greatest man in the world.There have been over a thousand previous biographies of Churchill. Andrew Roberts now draws on over 40 new sources, including the private diaries of King George VI, used in no previous ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Resurrection of the Romanovs

    by Greg King ...
    Narrated by Peter Kenny ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 40 min

    The passage of more than ninety years and the publication of hundreds of books in dozens of languages has not extinguished an enduring interest in the mysteries surrounding the 1918 execution of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family. The Resurrection of the Romanovs draws on a wealth of new information from previously unpublished materials and unexplored sources to probe the most ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Erebus: The Story of a Ship

    by Michael Palin ...
    Narrated by Michael Palin ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 5 min

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Erebus, written and read by Michael Palin.N**_______________**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERIn the early years of Queen Victoria's reign, HMS Erebus undertook two of the most ambitious naval expeditions of all time.On the first, she ventured further south than any human had ever been. On the second, she va... ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    My Mother, a Serial Killer

    by Hazel Baron ...
    Narrated by Kate Hosking ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 57 min

    A gripping and shocking story of a serial killer mother, and the brave daughter who brought her to justice.Dulcie Bodsworth was the unlikeliest serial killer. She was loved everywhere she went, and the townsfolk of Wilcannia, which she called home in the late 1950s, thought of her as kindand caring. The officers at the local police station found Dulcie witty and charming, and looked forward to the ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Chance

    by Andrew Rule ...
    Narrated by Brett Swain ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 14 min

    'If you want to bet on numbers, go to a casino. If you want theatre, go to the races.' - Les CarlyonAll his life, Andrew Rule has watched racing's heroes and villains, dreamers and schemers.In Chance, he distils the daring, the desperation and danger of the track, peeling back some of racing's most famous and infamous moments, its celebrations and its secrets, the grittiness behind the glitz.There ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Wake

    The Deadly Legacy of a Newfoundland Tsunami

    Narrated by Linden MacIntyre ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 50 min

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER“Fascinating, infuriating, eloquent and cautionary.” **—**PostmediaA Globe and Mail, CBC Books and Maclean’s Book of the YearIn the vein of Erik Larson’s Isaac’s Storm and Dead Wake comes an incredible true story of destruction and survival in Newfoundland by one of Canada’s best-known writersOn November 18, 1929, a tsunami struck Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula. Giant waves up ... Read more

    $27.59 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Agent Sonya

    Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

    by Ben MacIntyre ...
    Narrated by Ben MacIntyre ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 14 min

    Brought to you by PenguinA TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'His best book yet' The Times'Macintyre's page-turner is a dazzling portrait of a flawed yet driven individual who risked everything (including her children) for the cause' Sunday TimesDISCOVER THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF THE SPY WHO ALMOST KILLED HITLER - FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SPY AND THE T... ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Looming Tower

    Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

    Narrated by Lawrence Wright ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 31 min

    A sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. Lawrence Wright’s remarkable book is based on five years of research and hundreds of interviews that he conducted in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, England, France, Germany ... Read more

    $37.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Stalin's Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess

    The Lives of Guy Burgess

    by Andrew Lownie ...
    Narrated by Simon Shepherd ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 24 min

    Guy Burgess was the most important, complex and fascinating of 'The Cambridge Spies' - Maclean, Philby, Blunt - all brilliant young men recruited in the 1930s to betray their country to the Soviet Union. An engaging and charming companion to many, an unappealing, utterly ruthless manipulator to others, Burgess rose through academia, the BBC, the Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6, gaining access to ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Checkmate in Berlin

    The First Battle of the Cold War

    by Giles Milton ...
    Narrated by Giles Milton ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 44 min

    A compulsive listen about the battle for Berlin and control of the Western world in the aftermath of the Second World War from 'the master of narrative history'.Berlin was in ruins when Soviet forces fought their way towards the Reichstag in the spring of 1945. Streets were choked with rubble, power supplies severed and the population close to starvation. The arrival of the Soviet army heralded ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Path Between the Seas

    The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914

    Narrated by Edward Herrmann ...

    Abridged

    8 hours 24 min

    The National Book Award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough.From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Truman, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas, ... Read more

    $32.87 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Arnhem

    The Battle for the Bridges, 1944: The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller

    by Antony Beevor ...
    Narrated by Sean Barrett ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 46 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Arnhem by Antony Beevor, read by Sean Barrett.On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aero engines. He went out on to his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the vast air armada of Dakotas and gliders,carrying the British 1st Airborne and the American ... Read more

    $22.72 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Death in the Air

    The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City

    Narrated by Graeme Malcolm ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 30 min

    A real-life thriller in the vein of The Devil in the White City, Kate Winkler Dawson's debut Death in the Air is a gripping, historical narrative of a serial killer, an environmental disaster, and an iconic city struggling to regain its footing.London was still recovering from the devastation of World War II when another disaster hit: for five long days in December 1952, a killer smog held the ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Twilight of Democracy

    The Failure of Politics and the Parting of Friends

    Narrated by Anne Applebaum ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 15 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.In the years just before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, conservative politicians and intellectuals across Europe and America celebrated a great achievement, felt a common purpose and, very often, forged personal friendships. The euphoria quickly evaporated, the common purpose and centre ground gradually disappeared and eventually - as this book compellingly ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Israel

    A Concise History of a Nation Reborn

    by Daniel Gordis ...
    Narrated by Fred Sanders ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 19 min

    The first comprehensive yet accessible history of the state of Israel from its inception to present day, from Daniel Gordis, "one of the most respected Israel analysts" (The Forward) living and writing in Jerusalem.Israel is a tiny state, and yet it has captured the world’s attention, aroused its imagination, and lately, been the object of its opprobrium. Why does such a small country speak to so ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Forgotten Ally

    China’s World War II, 1937–1945

    by Rana Mitter ...
    Narrated by Simon Vance ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 26 min

    Theepic, untold story of China’s devastating eight-year war of resistance againstJapanFor decades a major piece of World War IIhistory has gone virtually unwritten. The war began in China two full yearsbefore Hitler invaded Poland, and China eventually became the fourth greatally, partner to the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain. Yetits drama of invasion, resistance, slaughter, ... Read more

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Barbarians at the Gate

    Narrated by Eric Jason Martin ...

    Abridged

    3 hours 2 min

    “One of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980’s.” —New York Times Book ReviewA #1 New York Times bestseller and arguably the best business narrative ever written, Barbarians at the Gate is the classic account of the fall of RJR Nabisco. An enduring masterpiece of investigative journalism by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, it includes ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Alone on the Ice

    The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

    Narrated by Matthew Brenher ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 40 min

    His two companions were dead, his food and supplies had vanished in a crevasse, and Douglas Mawson was still one hundred miles from camp.On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Barbarians at the Gate

    The Fall of RJR Nabisco

    Narrated by Eric Jason Martin ...

    Unabridged

    22 hours 18 min

    “One of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980’s.” —New York Times Book ReviewA #1 New York Times bestseller and arguably the best business narrative ever written, Barbarians at the Gate is the classic account of the fall of RJR Nabisco. An enduring masterpiece of investigative journalism by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, it includes ... Read more

    $57.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Warmth of Other Suns

    The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

    Narrated by Robin Miles ...

    Unabridged

    22 hours 39 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this is one of the great untold stories of American history: the migration of black citizens who fled the south and went north in search of a better lifeFrom 1915 to 1970, an exodus of almost six million people would change the face of America. With stunning historical detail, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson gives ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial