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    The Death of Truth

    Narrated by Tavia Gilbert ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 45 min

    From a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of the West’s retreat from reason.‘The Death of Truth is destined to become the defining treatise of our age’ David Grann‘The first great book of the Trump administration … essential reading’ Rolling StoneWe live in a time when the very idea of objective truth is mocked and discounted by the US President. Discredited conspiracy ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Read Until You Understand

    The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature

    Unabridged

    7 hours 56 min

    A BRILLIANT SCHOLAR IMPARTS THE LESSONS BEQUEATHED BY THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND ITS REMARKABLE ARTISTS AND THINKERS. Farah Jasmine Griffin has taken to her heart the phrase “read until you understand,” a line her father, who died when she was nine, wrote in a note to her. She has made it central to this book about love of the majestic power of words and love of the magnificence of Black life. ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Great American Read: The Book of Books

    Explore America's 100 Best-Loved Novels

    by PBS ...
    Narrated by Robin Miles ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 6 min

    A blockbuster illustrated book that captures what Americans love to read, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is the gorgeously-produced companion book to PBS's ambitious summer 2018 series.What are America's best-loved novels? PBS will launch The Great American Read series with a 2-hour special in May 2018 revealing America's 100 best-loved novels, determined by a rigorous national survey. ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    In Morocco

    by Edith Wharton ...
    Narrated by Anna Fields ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 54 min

    “To step on board a steamer in a Spanish port, and three hours later to land in a country without a guidebook, is a sensation to rouse the hunger of the most replete sightseer. The sensation is attainable by any one who will take the trouble to row out into the harbor of Algeciras and scramble onto a little black boat headed across the straits.”A classic of travel writing, In Morocco is Edith ... Read more

    $20.89 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Mouth Full of Blood

    Essays, Speeches, Meditations

    by Toni Morrison ...
    Narrated by Bahni Turpin ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 2 min

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Mouth Full of Blood by Toni Morrison, read by Bahni Turpin.A vital new non-fiction collection from one of the most celebrated and revered writers of our time‘Word-work is sublime, she thinks, because it is generative; it makes meaning that secures our difference, our human difference—the way in which we are like no other life.We die. That may be the ... Read more

    $22.72 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    García Márquez: Historia de un deicidio

    Narrated by Mario Velásquez ...

    Unabridged

    24 hours 33 min

    Gabriel García Márquez por Mario Vargas LlosaNueva edición de una obra mítica e inencontrable cuando se cumplen cincuenta años de su primera publicación«Cada novela es un deicidio secreto, un asesinato simbólico de la realidad.»Publicado a comienzos de la década de los setenta y desaparecido de las librerías desde hace muchos años, este ensayo, que en su origen fue la tesis que le valió a Vargas ... Read more

    $45.09 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin

    Writers Running Wild in the Twenties

    Unabridged

    11 hours 11 min

    This is an exuberant group portrait of four extraordinary writers—Zelda Fitzgerald, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dorothy Parker, and Edna Ferber—whose loves, lives, and literary endeavors captured the spirit of the 1920s.Marion Meade re-creates the aura of excitement, romance, and promise of the 1920s, when these literary heroines did what they wanted, said what they thought, and kicked open the door ... Read more

    $31.38 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    To Shape a New World

    Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Unabridged

    16 hours 25 min

    Martin Luther King Jr. may be America’s most revered political figure, commemorated in statues, celebrations, and street names around the world. On the fiftieth anniversary of King’s assassination, the man and his activism are as close to public consciousness as ever. But despite his stature, the significance of King’s writings and political thought remains underappreciated.In To Shape a New World ... Read more

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    One Man’s Meat

    by E. B. White ...
    Narrated by Malcolm Hillgartner ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 48 min

    In print for over fifty years, One Man’s Meat continues to delight readers with E. B. White’s witty, succinct observations on daily life at a Maine saltwater farm.Too personal for an almanac, too sophisticated for a domestic history, and too funny and self-doubting for a literary journal, One Man’s Meat can best be described as a primer of a countryman’s lessons and a timeless recounting of ... Read more

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy

    The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters

    Narrated by Kimberly Farr ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 39 min

    Since its publication on September 30, 1868, Little Women has been one of America's favorite stories. While we now think of it as a girls' book, it was initially read by both boys and girls, men and women of all ages. Professor Anne Boyd Rioux, who read it in her twenties, tells us how Louisa May Alcott came to write the book and drew inspiration for her story from her own life. Its Civil War-era ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Why Read Moby-Dick?

    Narrated by Nathaniel Philbrick ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 33 min

    A “brilliant and provocative” (The New Yorker) celebration of Melville’s masterpiece—from the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's EyeOne of the greatest American novels finds its perfect contemporary champion in Why Read Moby-Dick?, Nathaniel Philbrick’s enlightening and entertaining tour through Melville’s classic. As he did in his National Book ... Read more

    $17.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Mad at the World

    A Life of John Steinbeck

    Narrated by David Colacci ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 42 min

    The first full-length biography of the Nobel laureate to appear in a quarter century, Mad at the World illuminates what has made the work of John Steinbeck an enduring part of the literary canon: his capacity for empathy. Angered by the plight of the Dust Bowl migrants who were starving even as they toiled to harvest California's limitless bounty and appalled by the country's refusal to recognize ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Black Romantic Revolution

    Abolitionist Poets at the End of Slavery

    by Matt Sandler ...
    Narrated by Bill Andrew Quinn ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 29 min

    The prophetic poetry of slavery and its abolition During the pitched battle over slavery in the United States, Black writers-enslaved and free-allied themselves with the cause of abolition and used their art to advocate for emancipation and to envision the end of slavery as a world-historical moment of possibility. These Black writers borrowed from the European tradition of Romanticism-lyric ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Place Like Mississippi, A

    A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape

    Narrated by James Shippey ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 26 min

    There is a palpable connection to the landscapes of Mississippi displayed in the work of the state’s many lauded writers. This connection to the land runs deep—across onerous lines of class, gender, and race—and spans generations of authors birthed in the Magnolia State. It’s difficult to read Faulkner, Welty, Wright, and Ward and not come away with the very particular sense of place that the ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

    The Best (?) from the Bulwer-Lytton Contest: 101 Funniest Opening Sentences from the Worst Novels Never Written

    Unabridged

    1 hour 10 min

    Littledid the obscure novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton know in 1830 when he penned thatmost relished, imitated, and lampooned opening sentence in English literature, “Itwas a dark and stormy night...” that his words would inspire countless aspiringwriters struggling incessantly like boats against the current to emulate hisunparalleled style and that his name would grace “The Bulwer-Lytton Contest ... Read more

    $16.40 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Medio siglo con Borges

    Unabridged

    2 hours 23 min

    Uno de los escritores más extraordinarios del siglo XX, Jorge Luis Borges, a través de la mirada del Premio Nobel de Literatura Mario Vargas Llosa.«La perfección absoluta no parece de este mundo, ni siquiera en obras artísticas de creadores que, como Borges, estuvieron más cerca de lograrla.»«Esta colección de artículos, conferencias, reseñas y notas da testimonio de más de medio siglo de lecturas ... Read more

    $35.19 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Sylvia Plath

    A Biography

    Narrated by Sands Xe ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 37 min

    Sylvia Plath is widely recognized as one of the outstanding poets of the twentieth century. When her Collected Poems was published it won the Pulitzer Prize. Her only published novel, The Bell Jar, has become a modern classic. Because Plath drew so heavily on her own life in both her poetry and her fiction, the outlines of her life are familiar to readers. But, like most writers, Plath changed the ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Awakening, The

    by Maureen Kelly ...
    Narrated by Kate Rudd ...
    series Cliffs Notes

    Unabridged

    3 hours 29 min

    The CliffsNotes study guide on Chopin's The Awakening supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Best Presidential Writing

    From 1789 to the Present

    Unabridged

    19 hours 42 min

    A sweeping, groundbreaking, and comprehensive treasury of the most essential presidential writings, featuring a richly varied mix of the beloved and the little-known, from stirring speeches and shrewd remarks to behind-the-scenes drafts and unpublished autobiographies.From the early years of our nation’s history, when George Washington wrote his humble yet powerful Farewell Address, to our current ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Black Like Who?

    20th anniversary edition

    Narrated by Nigel Williams ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 57 min

    Rinaldo Walcott’s groundbreaking study of black culture in Canada, Black Like Who?, caused an uproar upon its publication. With its incisive readings of hip-hop, film, literature, social unrest, sports, music, and electronic media, Walcott’s book not only assesses the role of black Canadians in defining Canada, it also argues strenuously against any notion of an essentialist Canadian blackness. As ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Dictionary Wars

    The American Fight Over the English Language

    by Peter Martin ...
    Narrated by Sean Pratt ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 2 min

    A compelling history of the national conflicts that resulted from efforts to produce the first definitive American dictionary of English In The Dictionary Wars, Peter Martin recounts the patriotic fervor in the early American republic to produce a definitive national dictionary that would rival Samuel Johnson's 1755 Dictionary of the English Language. But what began as a cultural war of ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Detectives in the Shadows

    A Hard-Boiled History

    by Susanna Lee ...
    Narrated by Christina Delaine ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 16 min

    Steadfast in fighting crime, but operating outside the police force-and sometimes even the law-is the private detective. Driven by his own moral code, he is a shadowy figure in a trench coat standing on a street corner, his face most likely obscured by a tilted fedora, a lit cigarette dangling from his hand. The hard-boiled detective is known by his dark past, private pain, and powers of deduction ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Outsiders, The

    by Janet Clark ...
    Narrated by Nick Podehl ...
    series Cliffs Notes

    Unabridged

    2 hours 36 min

    The CliffsNotes study guide on Hinton's The Outsiders supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with ... Read more

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    8 Books That Changed the World

    by Joseph Luzzi ...
    Narrated by Joseph Luzzi ...
    series One Day University

    Unabridged

    1 hour 50 min

    One Day University presents a series of audio lectures recorded in real-time from some of the top minds in the United States. Given by award-winning professors and experts in their field, these recorded lectures dive deep into the worlds of religion, government, literature, and social justice.Professor Joseph Luzzi uncovers the mysteries of 8 books that, in one way or another, changed our world. ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial