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Australia & Oceania Audiobooks

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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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    Captain Cook’s Epic Voyage

    Narrated by John Gregg ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 49 min

    In 1768 Captain James Cook and his crew set out on a small British naval vessel in search of a missing continent. 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of that voyage, and Cook's 'discovery' of Australia. Captain Cook's Epic Voyage reveals the hardships and adventure of this remarkable quest, and the euphoria of discovering new lands. Drawing from his previous book, Sea of Dangers, in Captain Cook's ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Australia's Greatest Escapes

    Gripping tales of wartime bravery

    by Colin Burgess ...
    Narrated by Steve Shanahan ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 7 min

    Australia's greatest escape stories from two world warsAustralia’s Greatest Escapes is a collection of stories about the most hazardous aspect of the prisoner of war experience – escape. Here is all the adventure, suspense and courage of ordinary Australians who defied their captors; men who tunnelled to freedom, crawled through stinking drains, or clawed a passage beneath barbed wire in a ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Battle of Long Tan

    Narrated by David Tredinnick ...

    Unabridged

    21 hours 2 min

    From the bestselling author of Kokoda and Gallipoli comes the epic story of Australia's deadliest Vietnam War battle.4.31 pm: Enemy [on] left flank. Could be serious.5.01 pm: Enemy ... penetrating both flanks and to north and south.5.02: Running short of ammo. Require drop through trees.It was the afternoon of 18 August 1966, hot, humid with grey monsoonal skies. D Company, 6RAR were four ... Read more

    $49.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Palace Letters

    The Queen, the Governor-General, and the Plot to Dismiss Gough Whitlam

    by Jenny Hocking ...
    Narrated by Katherine Littrell ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 53 min

    What role did the queen play in governor-general Sir John Kerr’s plans to dismiss prime minister Gough Whitlam in 1975, unleashing one of the most divisive episodes in Australia’s political history? And why weren’t we told?Under the cover of being designated as private correspondence, the letters between the queen and the governor-general about the dismissal have been locked away for decades in ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Please Gamble Irresponsibly

    The rise, fall and rise of sports gambling in Australia

    by Titus O'Reily ...
    Narrated by Titus O'Reily ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 57 min

    Australians will gamble on anything, from two flies crawling up a wall to less important things like federal elections.Thanks to the internet, mobile phones and gambling tax loving Federal and State governments, Australians can indulge their love of a punt no matter what they're doing.Aussies can be at the birth of a child, performing open heart surgery or handling heavy machinery and still put a ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Dark and Painful Mystery

    Narrated by Sam Devereaux ...
    Audiobook 3 - The Sergeant Frank Hardy Mysteries

    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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    The Husband Poisoner

    Suburban women who killed in post-World War II Sydney

    Unabridged

    9 hours 7 min

    **Shortlisted for the 2021 Ned Kelly Award for True Crime**Shocking real-life stories of murderous women who used rat poison to rid themselves of husbands and other inconvenient family members. For readers of compelling history and true crime, from critically acclaimed, award-winning author Tanya Bretherton.After World War II, Sydney experienced a crime wave that was chillingly calculated. ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Jerilderie Letter

    by Ned Kelly ...
    Narrated by Denis Daly ...

    Unabridged

    42 min

    The Jerilderie LetterBy Ned KellyNarrated by Denis DalyEdward "Ned" Kelly (1854 -1880) was the last and most celebrated Australian bushranger (outlaw).After being implicated in the shooting of three policemen at Stringybark Creek in October, 1878, Kelly and his gang were declared by the Victorian government to be outlaws, and were the subjects of an extensive man hunt over the next two years.In ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Destination Buchenwald

    The astonishing survival story of Australian and New Zealand airmen in a Nazi death camp

    by Colin Burgess ...
    Narrated by Steve Shanahan ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 55 min

    The harrowing story of the Allied airmen who experienced the true horrors of Nazism firsthand.It was the summer of 1944 as liberating Allied forces surged towards Paris following the D-Day landings. For a large group of downed airmen being held in that city’s infamous Fresnes Prison, they were about to face evacuation into the blackest, bloody heart of Germany and experience the most acute evil of ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Penguin History of New Zealand

    by Michael King ...
    Narrated by Rosemary Ronald ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 21 min

    This bestselling book, the triumphant fruit of careful research, wide reading and judicious assessment, is the unchallenged contemporary reference on the history of New Zealand. New Zealand was the last country in the world to be discovered and settled by humankind. It was also the first to introduce full democracy. Between those events, and in the century that followed, the movements and ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Opera House

    The extraordinary story of the building that symbolises Australia — the people, the secrets, the scandals and the sheer genius

    Narrated by Adrian Mulraney ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 27 min

    'The sun did not know how beautiful its light was until it was reflected off this building.'- Louis Kahn, US architectIf only these walls and this land could talk ...The Sydney Opera House is a breathtaking building, recognised around the world as a symbol of modern Australia. Along with the Taj Mahal and other World Heritage sites, it is celebrated for its architectural grandeur and the daring ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Huia Come Home

    by J. Ruka ...
    Narrated by J. Ruka ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 34 min

    Once the sacred guardian of New Zealand’s native forests, the huia was a symbol of the land’s unique beauty and spirituality. The rare bird’s tragic extinction in the early 1900s represents a shot to the heart of Aotearoa (New Zealand) and is a potent metaphor for a country’s conflicted history. Using the story of the untimely extinction of the huia, J. Ruka offers a fresh perspective on the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Australia's Secret Army

    Narrated by Michael Veitch ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 33 min

    Established after World War I by the Royal Australian Navy, the Coast Watchers were a loose organisation of several hundred European settlers, missionaries, patrol officers and planters living in British and Australian Pacific Island territories whose job it was to observe and report on the enemy. They were mostly all unpaid volunteers whose job it was simply to observe and report on foreign ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Notes and Sketches of New South Wales during a residence 1839 to 1844 (Illustrated)

    Narrated by Amy Soakes ...
    Audiobook 1 - Colonial Australia

    Unabridged

    6 hours 56 min

    In the summer of 1839, 26-year-old Louisa Anne Meredith, in the company of her husband, Charles Meredith, sailed from England to the British colony of New South Wales, in what was then New Holland.Four years later, she published a detailed account of theyears since she had left England. A fascinating window into the past, Louisa's impressions and experiences cover the four-month ocean voyage; life ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    History of Australia: A Captivating Guide to Australian History, Starting from the Aborigines Through the Dutch East India Company, James Cook, and World War II to the Present

    Narrated by Jason Zenobia ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 5 min

    Did you know that Australia was once thought of as an undesirable place to live?Long before Australia started to be considered one of the best places in the world to live, it was thought to be completely unlivable. In the 15th century, the European race to claim land began. Despite the fact that Australia was a large landmass, no nation believed it was worth colonizing. The land was claimed by the ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Great Furphies of Australian History

    by Jim Haynes ...
    Narrated by Jim Haynes ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 48 min

    With all the skills of the master storyteller that he is, Jim Haynes exposes some of the great myths of Australian history. Did you know that Portuguese and Spanish explorers probably found the east coast of Australia before Captain Cook, and that the Rum Rebellion was not caused by rum? And what about Banjo Patterson writing ‘Waltzing Matilda'? As for Ned Kelly being a brave freedom-fighting ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Murder, Misadventure and Miserable Ends

    Tales from a Colonial Coroner's Court

    Narrated by Dr Catie Gilchrist ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 40 min

    Murder, manslaughter, suicide, mishap - the very public business of determining death in colonial Sydney.Murder in colonial Sydney was a surprisingly rare occurrence, so when it did happen it caused a great sensation. People flocked to the scene of the crime, to the coroner's court and to the criminal courts to catch a glimpse of the accused.Most of us today rarely see a dead body. In nineteenth ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Partisan

    by James Caffin ...
    Narrated by Barnie Duncan ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 52 min

    The gripping story of a New Zealand solider who escaped the clutches of a prisoner-of-war camp to join the Yugoslav freedom fighters during the Second World WarAfter a daring escape from a prisoner-of-war camp in occupied Yugoslavia, John Denvir reached the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, where he joined a partisan band as a machine-gunner. Believed shot and killed by New Zealand forces and his ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    All The King's Horses

    by Brian Dry ...
    Narrated by Ann Dry ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 3 min

    This is not a fairy tale, not a love story, but bound into the truths of everyday deeds, in a world that doesn't exist today.Once upon a time, near a century younger, lives so fresh, every experience cherished by a thought and a nation on the brink.From the honesty of memory, we live for the moment, because our next might be our last, in a war to end all wars.Hear from the lips... ... Read more

    $8.99 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

    $35.99 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

  • Audiobook

    Thicker Than Water: History, Secrets and Guilt: A Memoir

    by Cal Flyn ...
    Narrated by Cal Flyn ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 37 min

    Cal Flyn was very proud when she discovered that her ancestor, Angus McMillan, had been a pioneer of colonial Australia. However, when she dug deeper, she began to question her pride. McMillan had not only cut tracks through the bush, but played a dark role in Australia's bloody history.In 1837 Angus McMillan left the Scottish Highlands for the other side of the world. Cutting paths through the ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial