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20th Century Audiobooks

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    Bonhoeffer

    Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

    Unabridged

    23 hours 23 min

    Who better to face the greatest evil of the 20th century than a humble man of faith?As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent, and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a small number of dissidents and saboteurs worked to dismantle the Third Reich from the inside. One of these was Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor and author.In this New York Times bestselling biography ... Read more

    $60.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Guns of August

    Narrated by John Lee ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 59 min

    Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman has brought to life again the people and events that led up to World War I. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters, Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't. A classic historical survey of a time and a ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Agatha Christie

    A Times Book of the Year

    by Lucy Worsley ...
    Narrated by Lucy Worsley ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 47 min

    'A smart and highly entertaining portrait of a literary powerhouse'BOOKS OF THE YEAR, THE TIMES***'Paint(s) an intriguing picture of Christie.' - Guardian'Ms Worsley herself writes engagingly... She combines an almost militant support for her subject with a considered analysis of her books and plays.' - Economist'Admirably scrupulous' - N... ... Read more

    $44.99 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

    $21.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    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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    Sunburn

    The unofficial history of the Sun newspaper in 99 headlines

    by James Felton ...
    Narrated by Alexei Sayle ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 50 min

    JAMES FELTON'S "ASSHOLES" IS OUT NOW'An astonishing piece of work' James O'Brien'This book was a delight. Funny, scathing and witty' Ian DuntYou should buy this book if**: a) you dislike the Sun, but have never actually read it to know why and/or b) you're still not sure how we got into this mess.**Using his famed on-the-nose commentary, Twitter legend James Felton has dissected 99... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Fifty-Year Silence

    Love, War, and a Ruined House in France

    Unabridged

    9 hours 24 min

    A young woman moves across an ocean to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiencesIn 1948, after surviving World War II by escaping Nazi-occupied France for refugee camps in Switzerland, Miranda's grandparents, Anna and Armand, bought an old stone house in a remote, picturesque village in the South of ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Palace Papers

    The Sunday Times bestseller

    by Tina Brown ...
    Narrated by Tina Brown ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 53 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.From the Queen's stoic resolve to the crisis of Meghan and Harry. From the ascendance of Camilla and Kate to the downfall of Andrew.Full of remarkable inside access, The Palace Papers by Sunday Times bestselling author Tina Brown will change how you understand the Royal Family.'A brilliant book. Tina Brown has inside knowledge and writes so well' L... ... Read more

    $28.99 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

    $24.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Monash's Masterpiece

    The battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world

    Narrated by Michael Carman ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 1 min

    The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph, and strategically very important in the closing stages of WWI. A largely Australian force, commanded by the brilliant Sir John Monash, fought what has been described as the first modern battle - where infantry, tanks, artillery and planes operated together as a coordinated force.Monash planned every detail meticulously, with nothing left ... Read more

    $39.99 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

    $28.99 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

    $21.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914

    by Max Hastings ...
    Narrated by Max Hastings, Nigel Carrington ...

    Unabridged

    28 hours 58 min

    The Amazon History Book of the Year 2013 is a magisterial chronicle of the calamity that befell Europe in 1914 as the continent shifted from the glamour of the Edwardian era to the tragedy of total war.1914: a year of unparalleled change. The year that diplomacy failed, Imperial Europe was thrown into its first modernised warfare and white-gloved soldiers rode in their masses across pastoral ... Read more

    $66.99 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

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    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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    Say Nothing: A True Story Of Murder and Memory In Northern Ireland

    Narrated by Matt Blaney ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 43 min

    WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2019 A BARACK OBAMA BEST BOOK OF 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION 2019 TIME’s #1 Best Nonfiction Book of 2019 A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ‘A must read’ Gillian FlynnOne night in December 1972, Jean McConville, a mother of ten, was abducted from her home in Belfast and never seen alive again. Her disappearance would haunt ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Blitzed

    Drugs in Nazi Germany

    by Norman Ohler ...
    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 46 min

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Blitzed by Norman Ohler, read by Jonathan Keeble.**The sensational German bestseller on the overwhelming role of drug-taking in the Third Reich, from Hitler to housewives.'Bursting with interesting facts'** **Vice'Extremely interesting ... a serious piece of scholarship, very well researched' Ian Kershaw**The Nazis presented ... Read more

    $17.99 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

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Chernobyl

    History of a Tragedy

    by Serhii Plokhy ...
    Narrated by Leighton Pugh ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 35 min

    Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize'An insightful and important book, that often reads like a good thriller, and that exposes the danger of mixing powerful technology with irresponsible politics' - Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens'As moving as it is painstakingly researched. . . a cracking read' - Viv Groskop, ObserverThe gripping story of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, from an ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Margot at War

    Love and Betrayal in Downing Street, 1912-1916

    Narrated by Patricia Gallimore ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 54 min

    Margot Asquith was perhaps the most daring and unconventional Prime Minister's wife in British history. Known for her wit, style and habit of speaking her mind, she transformed 10 Downing Street into a glittering social and intellectual salon. Yet her last five years at Number 10 were a period of intense emotional and political turmoil in her private and public life.In 1912, when Anne de Courcy's ... Read more

    $46.99 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

    $27.99 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

    $51.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Battle of the Atlantic

    How the Allies Won the War

    Narrated by Jonathan Dimbleby ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 43 min

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Battle of the Atlantic, written and read by Jonathan Dimbleby.The Battle of the Atlantic was - though often overlooked - crucial to victory in the Second World War. If the German U-boats had prevailed, the maritime artery across the Atlantic would have been severed. Mass hunger would have consumed Britain, and the Allied ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    D-Day

    The Battle for Normandy

    by Antony Beevor ...
    Narrated by Cameron Stewart ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 49 min

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor, read by Cameron Stewart.Reissued, with a new foreword, for the 70th Anniversary.Antony Beevor's D-Day: The Battle for Normandy is the closest you will ever get to war - the taste, the smell, the noise and the fear.The Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial