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Australia & Oceania

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    The Catalpa Rescue

    The gripping story of the most dramatic and successful prison break in Australian history

    Narrated by Michael Carman ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 20 min

    The incredible true story of one of the most extraordinary and inspirational prison breaks in Australian history.New York, 1874. Members of the Clan-na-Gael - agitators for Irish freedom from the English yoke - hatch a daring plan to free six Irish political prisoners from the most remote prison in the British Empire, Fremantle Prison in Western Australia. Under the guise of a whale hunt, Captain ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Burke and Wills

    The triumph and tragedy of Australia's most famous explorers

    Narrated by Michael Carman ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 43 min

    '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, ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    James Cook

    The story behind the man who mapped the world

    Narrated by Michael Carman ...

    Unabridged

    21 hours 23 min

    The name Captain James Cook is one of the most recognisable in Australian history - an almost mythic figure who is often discussed, celebrated, reviled and debated.But who was the real James Cook?This Yorkshire farm boy would go on to become the foremost mariner, scientist, navigator and cartographer of his era, and to personally map a third of the globe. His great voyages of discovery were ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Mutiny on the Bounty

    A saga of sex, sedition, mayhem and mutiny, and survival against extraordinary odds

    Narrated by Michael Carman ...

    Unabridged

    22 hours 32 min

    The mutiny on HMS Bounty, in the South Pacific on 28 April 1789, is one of history's truly great stories - a tale of human drama, intrigue and adventure of the highest order - and in the hands of Peter FitzSimons it comes to life as never before.Commissioned by the Royal Navy to collect breadfruit plants from Tahiti and take them to the West Indies, the Bounty's crew found themselves in a tropical ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Australian Code Breakers

    Our top-secret war with the Kaiser's Reich

    by James Phelps ...
    Narrated by James Saunders ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 7 min

    The extraordinary story of a headmaster turned cryptographer, and our top-secret war with the Kaiser's Reich.On 11 August 1914, just days after war had been declared, Australian Captain J.T. Richardson boarded a German merchant vessel fleeing Melbourne's Port Phillip and audaciously seized a top-secret naval codebook. The fledgling Australian Navy had an opportunity to immediately change the ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific

    Narrated by Susan Lyons ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 40 min

    Winner of the 2020 Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award for nonfiction and the 2019 NSW Premier's History Awards for general history‘Wonderfully researched and beautifully written’ Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan‘Succeeds in conjuring a lost world’ Dava Sobel, author of LongitudeFor more than a millennium, Polynesians have occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, a vast triangle ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Convict Colony

    The remarkable story of the fledgling settlement that survived against the odds

    by David Hill ...
    Narrated by Conrad Coleby ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 13 min

    From the bestselling author of 1788. The remarkable story of the fledgling settlement that survived against the odds. Bestselling historian David Hill tells the story of the first three decades of Britain's earliest colony in Australia in a fresh and compelling way. The British plan to settle Australia was a high-risk venture. We now take it for granted that the first colony was the basis of one ... Read more

    $36.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Castaway

    The extraordinary survival story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young French cabin boy shipwrecked on Cape York in 1858

    Narrated by Michael Carman ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 13 min

    In 1858, 14-year-old Narcisse Pelletier sailed from Marseilles in the French trader Saint-Paul. With a cargo of Bordeaux wine, they stopped in Bombay, then Hong Kong, and from there they set sail with more than 300 Chinese prospectors bound for the goldfields of Ballarat and Bendigo. Around the eastern tip of New Guinea, however, the ship became engulfed in fog, struck reefs and ran aground ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Island of the Lost

    Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World

    by Joan Druett ...
    Narrated by David Colacci ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 35 min

    Auckland Island is a godforsaken place in the middle of the Southern Ocean, 285 miles south of New Zealand. With year-round freezing rain and howling winds, it is one of the most forbidding places in the world. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death. In 1864 Captain Thomas Musgrave and his crew of four aboard the schooner Grafton wreck on the southern end of the island. Utterly alone ... Read more

    $20.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Massacre at Myall Creek

    The trial that defined a nation

    by Mark Tedeschi ...
    Narrated by Stephen Briggs ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 25 min

    One of the most shocking murder trials in Australia's legal history, and the tribulations of the prosecutor who conducted it.In 1838, eleven convicts and former convicts were put on trial for the brutal murder of 28 Aboriginal men, women and children at Myall Creek in northern New South Wales. The trial created an enormous amount of controversy because it was almost unknown for Europeans to be ... Read more

    $35.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    P.L.O.T Past Lives, Olden Times

    Tales from Waikumete Cemetery Auckland, New Zealand

    by Jane Wilks ...
    Narrated by Jane Wilks ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 4 min

    P.L.O.T Past Lives Olden Times is a fascinating look into the lives of a few who are buried in Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland New Zealand. These accounts range from a scandalous tale of star-crossed lovers, to the story of an old boarding house in West Auckland.Included in the book are recipes and poem readings for the listener to enjoy. ... Read more

    $10.23 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Aloha Betrayed

    Native Hawaiian Resistance to American Imperialism

    Narrated by Kaipo Schwab ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 30 min

    In 1897, as a white oligarchy made plans to allow the United States to annex Hawai'i, native Hawaiians organized a massive petition drive to protest. Ninety-five percent of the native population signed the petition, causing the annexation treaty to fail in the US Senate. This event was unknown to many contemporary Hawaiians until Noenoe K. Silva rediscovered the petition in the process of ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Devil's Grip

    A true story of shame, sheep and shotguns

    by Neal Drinnan ...
    Narrated by Joshua Brennan ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 50 min

    Seven shots ring out in the silence of Victoria’s rolling Barrabool Hills. As the final recoil echoes through the paddocks, a revered sheep-breeding dynasty comes to a bloody and inglorious end.No one could have anticipated the orgy of violence that wiped out three generations of the Wettenhall family, much less the lurid scandals about Darcy Wettenhall, the man behind the world famous Stanbury ... Read more

    $32.20 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Eureka Rebellion, The: The History and Legacy of the Gold Miners’ Uprising against the British in Australia

    Unabridged

    1 hour 40 min

    Although Australia was actually colonized by the forced dispossession of the indigenous Aboriginals, the Commonwealth of Australia came about by the free federation of six self-governing British colonies in 1901, which makes it one of just a handful of nations that can proudly claim this.[1] Thus, Australia is often imagined as a nation untouched by the pains that have accompanied the births of ... Read more

    $10.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Dark and Painful Mystery

    Narrated by Sam Devereaux ...
    series The Sergeant Frank Hardy Mysteries #3

    Unabridged

    2 hours 21 min

    NEW ZEALAND, 1878: Has the missing man been murdered in the dense bush, or has he simply abandoned his wife and children for another woman?Sergeant Frank Hardy and his new wife Mette attempt to solve two real mysteries from nineteenth century New Zealand: the whereabouts of Peter Kane, who left his home to look for work and did not return, and the brutal murder of an accommodation house owner who ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Mallacoota Time

    by Milena Cifali ...
    Narrated by Milena Cifali ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 38 min

    Highly-regarded creative talent Milena Cifali is an award winning singer-songwriter and poet, who, along with her partner Jim Horvath, lost her home, instruments and beloved parrots in the Mallacoota bushfires on New Year's Eve 2019. Out of adversity, Milena has written a heartfelt book, sharing her personal journey towards recovery, against the larger backdrop of an unprecedented bushfire season ... Read more

    $44.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Crumpy's Campfire Companion - Volume 1

    Collected Short Stories 1 to 8

    by Barry Crump ...
    Narrated by Martin Crump ...
    series Crump's Campfire Companion #1

    Abridged

    59 min

    Crumpy's Campfire Companion is the entertaining third part of a trilogy on The Life and Times of a Good Keen Man. In this collection of yarns, the river, the road, the ridge and the rogue all come alive in Crump's unique humorous style. The yarns reveal his understanding and compassion for the characters and life he writes about. ... Read more

    $9.73 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Hero from Nithdale Station, The

    The remarkable true-life story of Major Charles W.H. Tripp - 'The Boss'

    by Dick Tripp ...
    Narrated by Ian A, Miller ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 10 min

    Be inspired by the courage of this hard-working Southland farmer who led the First Commando Fiji Guerrillas in World War II.My parents were an exceptional couple. Their characters and influence in the local community, the farming world and in a much wider sphere were significant. My father’s contribution to the war effort in the Solomon Islands, and the well-deserved Silver Star awarded to him by ... Read more

    $11.98 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Matriarch

    The Story of 'Granny Evil' Kathy Pettingill

    by Adrian Tame ...
    Narrated by Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Kelly Butler ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 19 min

    The matriarch of Australia’s most violent and notorious criminal family, and allegedly the inspiration for the award-winning film Animal Kingdom, tells her side of the story.Kathy Pettingill is a name that’s both respected and feared, not only by Australia’s criminal underworld, but by many in the Victorian police force. As the matriarch at the head of the most notorious and violent family of ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Aloha: en sydhavsfærd

    Narrated by Søren Elung Jensen ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 57 min

    Aage Krarup Nielsen tager på en sydhavsfærd til de vidunderlige stillehavsøer. Seks dage efter skibet har forladt San Fransisco spejder de øen Oahus mørke, takkede bjergtoppe i horisonten. Senere når ekspeditionen blandt andet til Tahiti, besøger kannibaler og beundrer vidunderlige koralrev. Undervejs fortæller Aage Krarup Nielsen om egnenes skikke og historie, om polynesiernes imponerende kanoer, ... Read more

    $14.78 AUD

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    Arrival of the Maori, The

    Legends of Gods, the Creation Myths and Spectacular Culture of Indigenous New Zealand

    by NORAH ROMNEY ...
    Narrated by Robbie Smith ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 54 min

    Marikoriko, the first woman, and Tiki, her Creator.Hupene, the old Tohunga, squats muttering on the floor beside his carved ancestor Tiki.Tiki is a God who in the dim long ago helped to build the world, and the whose carved image is now supporting the middle pillar of the house. His eyes of pawa-shell, which once commanded in the Ten Heavens and were full of fire and wisdom, glisten out of the ... Read more

    $5.62 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Mysterious Polynesia: The Myths, Legends, and Mysteries of the Polynesians

    Unabridged

    2 hours 24 min

    By the mid-17th century, the existence of a land in the south referred to as Terra Australis was generally known and understood by the Europeans, and incrementally, its shores were observed and mapped. Van Diemen’s Land, an island off the south coast of Australia now called Tasmania, was identified in 1642 by Dutch mariner Abel Tasman, and a few months later, the intrepid Dutchman would add New ... Read more

    $10.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Walk a War in My Shoes

    Narrated by Geoffrey Boyes ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 7 min

    On the 25th August 1895, Ernest Alfred Hall was born into a pioneering Australian family that lived on a 313-acre property called 'Cloverdale' near the hamlet of Beech Forest, south of the Otway Ranges, some 200 kilometres south west of Melbourne, Victoria. As a child, it seemed he would be destined for the life of a farmer in a country that was just realising its independence through Federation, ... Read more

    $15.73 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Crump's Campfire Companion - Volume 3

    Collected Short Stories 17 -24

    by Barry Crump ...
    Narrated by Martin Crump ...
    series Crump's Campfire Companion #3

    Unabridged

    51 min

    Crumpy's Campfire Companion is the entertaining third part of a trilogy on The Life and Times of a Good Keen Man. In this collection of yarns, the river, the road, the ridge and the rogue all come alive in Crump's unique humourous style. The yarns reveal his understanding and compassion for the characters and life he writes about.Barry Crump has been New Zealand's bestselling author for more than ... Read more

    $10.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial