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    The Shattering

    America in the 1960s

    by Kevin Boyle ...
    Narrated by Jonathan Yen ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 22 min

    On July 4, 1961, the rising middle-class families of a Chicago neighborhood gathered before their flag-bedecked houses, a confident vision of the American Dream. That vision was shattered over the following decade, its inequities at home and arrogance abroad challenged by powerful civil rights and antiwar movements. Assassinations, social violence, and the blowback of a "silent majority" shredded ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Promised Land

    by Barack Obama ...
    Narrated by Barack Obama ...

    Unabridged

    29 hours 10 min

    A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracyIn the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political ... Read more

    $47.33 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Becoming

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

    Narrated by Michelle Obama ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 3 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Becoming by Michelle Obama.Winner of the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word AlbumWinner of the 2020 Audie Award for Autobiography/MemoirAn intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir; 15 million copies sold worldwideTHE NO. 1 BESTSELLERBRITISH BOOK AWARDS, NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR<strong... ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    In Cold Blood

    by Truman Capote ...
    Narrated by Scott Brick ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 27 min

    **The most famous true crime novel of all time, In Cold Blood is the bestseller that haunted its author long after he finished writing it."Chills the blood and exercises the intelligence ... harrowing." —The New York Review of Books**On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from ... Read more

    $33.70 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Time's Convert

    return to the spellbinding world of A Discovery of Witches

    Narrated by Saskia Maarleveld ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 46 min

    From the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, soon to be a major Sky TV series, a novel about what it takes to become a vampire.From human to vampire ...Marcus Whitmore was made a vampire in the eighteenth century. Over two hundred years later, he finds himself in love with Phoebe Taylor, a human who decides to become a vampire herself.But ... ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Vietnam: An Epic History of a Divisive War 1945-1975

    by Max Hastings ...
    Narrated by Max Hastings, Peter Noble ...

    Unabridged

    33 hours 33 min

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘His masterpiece’ Antony Beevor, Spectator ‘A masterful performance’ Sunday Times ‘By far the best book on the Vietnam War’ Gerald Degroot, The Times, Book of the YearVietnam became the Western world’s most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United States in 1975. Max Hastings has spent ... Read more

    $66.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

    by J. D. Vance ...
    Narrated by J. D. Vance ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 49 min

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Coming November 2020 as a major motion picture from Netflix starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close‘The political book of the year’ Sunday Times‘A frank, unsentimental, harrowing memoir … A superb book’ New York Post‘I bought this to try to better understand Trump’s appeal … but the memoir is so much more than that. A gripping, unputdownable page-turner’ India Knight, ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Caste

    The International Bestseller

    Narrated by Robin Miles ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 26 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.'The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power - which groups have it and which do not'Beyond race or class, our lives are defined by a powerful, unspoken system of divisions. In Caste, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson gives an astounding portrait of this hidden phenomenon. Linking America, India and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Business Adventures

    Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

    by John Brooks ...
    Narrated by Johnny Heller ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 53 min

    From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America.What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each ... Read more

    $33.70 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Jakarta Method

    Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World

    Narrated by Tim Paige ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 58 min

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2020 BY NPR, THE FINANCIAL TIMES, AND GQThe hidden story of the wanton slaughter -- in Indonesia, Latin America, and around the world -- backed by the United States.In 1965, the U.S. government helped the Indonesian military kill approximately one million innocent civilians. This was one of the most important turning points of the twentieth century, eliminating the ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Failure Is Not an Option

    Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond

    by Gene Kranz ...
    Narrated by Danny Campbell ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 14 min

    Gene Kranz was present at the creation of America's manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. As a flight director in NASA's Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and ... Read more

    $35.93 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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    Alexander Hamilton

    by Ron Chernow ...
    Narrated by Scott Brick ...

    Unabridged

    36 hours 1 min

    Alexander Hamilton was an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who overcame all the odds to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States.Few figures in American history are more controversial. In this masterful work, Chernow shows how the political and economic power of America today is the result of Hamilton's willingness to ... Read more

    $56.80 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Siege

    Trump Under Fire

    by Michael Wolff ...
    Narrated by Michael Wolff, Holter Graham ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 35 min

    Michael Wolff, author of the bombshell bestseller Fire and Fury, once again takes us inside the Trump presidency to reveal a White House under siege.Just one year into Donald Trump's term as president, Michael Wolff told the electrifying story of a White House consumed by controversy, chaos and intense rivalries. Fire and Fury, an instant sensation, defined the first phase of the Trump ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Fourth Turning

    Narrated by Neil Howe ...

    Abridged

    6 hours 1 min

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “A startling vision of what the cycles of history predict for the future.”—USA WeekendWilliam Strauss and Neil Howe will change the way you see the world—and your place in it. With blazing originality, The Fourth Turning illuminates the past, explains the present, and reimagines the future. Most remarkably, it offers an utterly persuasive prophecy about how America’s past ... Read more

    $20.89 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

    Team of Rivals

    Narrated by Suzanne Toren ...

    Unabridged

    41 hours 32 min

    **Winner of the Lincoln PrizeAcclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Abraham Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.**On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their ... Read more

    $119.74 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    America: The Farewell Tour

    by Chris Hedges ...
    Narrated by Fred Sanders ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 17 min

    Chris Hedges’s profound and provocative examination of America in crisis is “an exceedingly…provocative book, certain to arouse controversy, but offering a point of view that needs to be heard” (Booklist), about how bitter hopelessness and malaise have resulted in a culture of sadism and hate.America, says Pulitzer Prize­–winning reporter Chris Hedges, is convulsed by an array of pathologies that ... Read more

    $35.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Armada Legacy (Ben Hope, Book 8)

    by Scott Mariani ...
    Narrated by Jack Hawkins ...
    series Ben Hope #8

    Unabridged

    10 hours 14 min

    A GRIPPING THRILLER FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR‘Deadly conspiracies, bone-crunching action and a tormented hero with a heart . . . packs a real punch’ Andy McDermottA sunken secret. A missing woman. A race against time.Former SAS major Ben Hope is relaxing at his home in Normandy when he hears the worst news of his life. His ex-girlfriend Dr Brooke Marcel has been kidnapped.Racing against the ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear

    The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town (And Some Bears)

    Narrated by Kevin Stillwell ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 52 min

    A tiny American town's plans for radical self-government overlooked one hairy detail: no one told the bears.Once upon a time, a group of libertarians got together and hatched the Free Town Project, a plan to take over an American town and completely eliminate its government. In 2004, they set their sights on Grafton, NH, a barely populated settlement with one paved road.When they descended on ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Blue Tattoo

    The Life of Olive Oatman

    Narrated by Kaipo Schwab ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 47 min

    In 1851 Olive Oatman was a thirteen-year-old pioneer traveling west toward Zion, with her Mormon family. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures. The Blue Tattoo tells the harrowing story of this forgotten heroine of frontier America. Orphaned when her family was brutally killed by Yavapai Indians, Oatman lived as a slave to her captors for a year before ... Read more

    $25.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    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

    Small Island

    by Andrea Levy ...
    Narrated by Andrea Levy ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 24 min

    Small Island by bestselling author Andrea Levy won the Orange Prize for Fiction, as well as many other awards, including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Whitbread. Now a major BBC drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Naomie Harris, its enduring appeal will captivate fans of Maya Angelou and Zadie Smith.'A great read... honest, skilful, thoughtful and important' - GuardianIt is 1948, and ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    When Montezuma Met Cortés

    The True Story of the Meeting that Changed History

    Narrated by Steven Crossley ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 6 min

    A dramatic rethinking of the encounter between Montezuma and Hernando Cortés that completely overturns what we know about the Spanish conquest of the AmericasOn November 8, 1519, the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés first met Montezuma, the Aztec emperor, at the entrance to the capital city of Tenochtitlan. This introduction—the prelude to the Spanish seizure of Mexico City and to European ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial