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    Languages of Truth

    Essays 2003-2020

    Narrated by Salman Rushdie, Raj Ghatak ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 19 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.From 'Best of the Booker' winner Salman Rushdie, an incisive and inspiring collection of non-fiction essays, criticism and speeches that takes readers on a thrilling journey through the evolution of language and cultureGathering pieces written between 2003 and 2020, including several never previously in print, Languages of Truth chronicles a period of momentous cultural ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Better Reading Skills Bundle, 2 in 1 Bundle

    Speed Reading Mastery and Guided Reading 101

    Unabridged

    1 hour 7 min

    Better Reading Skills Bundle, 2 in 1 Bundle: Speed Reading Mastery and Guided Reading 101Do you have so many books stacked in your bookshelf but you simply have no time to read all of them? So many books, so little time, right? But there is a solution which is speed reading. Speed reading is said to be one of the top skills people should learn these days. Speed reading has many techniques that ... Read more

    $13.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Preface to Paradise Lost

    by C. S. Lewis ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours

    C. S. Lewis’s illuminating reflections on Milton’s Paradise Lost, the seminal classic that profoundly influenced Christian thought as well as Lewis’s own.In Preface to Paradise Lost, the Christian apologist and revered scholar and professor of literature closely examines the style, content, structure, and themes of Milton’s masterpiece, a retelling of the biblical story of the Fall of Humankind, ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Strafen: Das Urteil / Die Verwandlung / In der Strafkolonie (Franz Kafka)

    by Franz Kafka ...
    Narrated by Marco Neumann ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 35 min

    Franz Kafka steht in dem Ruf, daß er sein Werk vor der Öffentlichkeit habe verstecken wollen und zu jeder Publikation von außen habe gedrängt werden müssen. Um so erstaunlicher ist es, daß ein Buchprojekt, das er selbst ins Auge gefaßt hat, bis heute nicht realisiert worden ist. Im Frühjahr 1913 schlägt Kafka dem Verleger Kurt Wolff vor, das Urteil, den Heizer und die Verwandlung in einem ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Student Hacks Bundle, 2 in 1 Bundle

    Speed Reading Mastery and Better Students

    Unabridged

    41 min

    Student Hacks Bundle, 2 in 1 Bundle: Speed Reading Mastery and Better StudentsDo you have so many books stacked on your bookshelf but you simply have no time to read all of them? So many books, so little time, right? But there is a solution which is speed reading. Speed reading is said to be one of the top skills people should learn these days. Speed reading has many techniques that would let you ... Read more

    $13.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Book

    A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time

    by Keith Houston ...
    Narrated by Dennis Kleinman ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 58 min

    We may love books, but do we know what lies behind them? In The Book, Keith Houston reveals that the paper, ink, thread, glue, and board from which a book is made tell as rich a story as the words on its pages-of civilizations, empires, human ingenuity, and madness. In an invitingly tactile history of this 2,000-year-old medium, Houston follows the development of writing, printing, the art of ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Giving A Damn: Racism, Romance and Gone with the Wind

    Unabridged

    2 hours 57 min

    ‘I cannot help but see the bodies of my near ancestors in the current caravans of desperate souls fleeing from place to place, chased by famine, war and toxins. Ideas honed in slavery – of the otherness, the boorishness, the inferiority of thy neighbour – have continued to travel through American society.’The story of slavery in America is not over. It lives on in how we speak to one another, in ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Summary, Analysis, and Review of Brian Greene's Until the End of Time

    Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

    Narrated by Michael Gilboe ...

    Unabridged

    34 min

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book.In Until the End of Time, physicist and mathematician Brian Greene offers a detailed analysis of the origins and ultimate destruction of our universe. He explains how and why everything in our universe will ultimately cease to exist, and in so doing forces us to rethink the meaning and purpose of our lives ... Read more

    $22.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    March Sisters

    On Life, Death, and Little Women

    Unabridged

    4 hours 9 min

    For the 150th anniversary of the publication of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Kate Bolick, Jenny Zhang, Carmen Maria Machado, and Jane Smiley explore their strong lifelong personal engagement with Alcott's novel-what it has meant to them and why it still matters. Each takes as her subject one of the four March sisters, reflecting on their stories and what they have to teach us about life. Kate ... Read more

    $19.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Vierundzwanzig Stunden aus dem Leben einer Frau (Stefan Zweig)

    by Stefan Zweig ...
    Narrated by Marco Neumann ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 27 min

    Vierundzwanzig Stunden aus dem Leben einer Frau ist eine Novelle von Stefan Zweig aus dem Jahr 1927. Der Erzähler wohnt in einer kleinen Pension an der Riviera in der Nähe von Monte Carlo. Einem Gast, Vater von zwei halbwüchsigen Töchtern, brennt die Frau mit einem jungen Mann durch. Die unerhörte Begebenheit wird unter den Gästen der Pension kontrovers diskutiert. Mrs C., eine bejahrte ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    10 Books That Screwed Up the World

    And 5 Others That Didn't Help

    Narrated by Robertson Dean ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 54 min

    You've heard of the "Great Books"? These are their evil opposites. From Machiavelli's The Prince to Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto to Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, these "influential" books have led to war, genocide, totalitarian oppression, family breakdown, and disastrous social experiments. And yet these authors' bad ideas are still popular and pervasive-in fact, they ... Read more

    $25.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    You Are What You Read

    A Practical Guide to Reading Well

    Narrated by Chris Sorensen ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 24 min

    We are what we read, according to Robert DiYanni. Reading may delight us or move us; we may read for instruction or inspiration. But more than this, in reading we discover ourselves. We gain access to the lives of others, explore the limitless possibilities of human existence, develop our understanding of the world around us, and find respite from the hectic demands of everyday life. In You Are ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Bookends

    Collected Intros and Outros

    Narrated by Michael Chabon, George Newbern ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 42 min

    A brilliant, idiosyncratic collection of introductions and afterwords (plus some liner notes) by New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon—“one of contemporary literature’s most gifted prose stylists” (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times).In Bookends, Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon offers a compilation of pieces about literature—age-old classics as well ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Way of the Writer

    Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling

    Narrated by Mirron Willis ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 51 min

    An award-winning novelist, philosopher, essayist, screenwriter, professor, and cartoonist, Charles Johnson has devoted his life to creative pursuit. His 1990 National Book Award-winning novel Middle Passage is a modern classic, revered as much for its daring plot as its philosophical underpinnings. For thirty-three years, Johnson taught and mentored students in the art and craft of creative ... Read more

    $23.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    12 Books That Changed The World

    How words and wisdom have shaped our lives

    Abridged

    1 hour 57 min

    When we think of great events in the history of the world, we tend to think of war, revolution, political upheaval or natural catastrophe. But throughout history there have been moments of vital importance that have taken place not on the battlefield, or in the palaces of power, or even in the violence of nature, but between the pages of a book.In our digitised age of instant information it is ... Read more

    $13.99 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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    The Ministry of Truth

    A Biography of George Orwell's 1984

    Narrated by Andrew Wincott ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 20 min

    Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2019Longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2020'If you have even the slightest interest in Orwell or in the development of our culture, you should not miss this engrossing, enlightening book.' John Carey, Sunday TimesGeorge Orwell's last novel has become one of the iconic narratives of the modern world. Its ideas have be... ... Read more

    $18.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Das Urteil (Franz Kafka)

    by Franz Kafka ...
    Narrated by Marco Neumann ...

    Unabridged

    25 min

    Das Urteil (Untertitel: Eine Geschichte für Felice B.) ist eine 1912 (in der Nacht vom 22. auf den 23. September) entstandene und 1913 veröffentlichte Novelle von Franz Kafka. Die Erzählung hat den Charakter einer Novelle und handelt von einem Vater-Sohn-Konflikt. Georg Bendemann, Sohn eines Kaufmanns, verlobt und kurz vor der Heirat stehend, korrespondiert brieflich mit seinem – aus seiner Sicht ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Summary, Analysis, and Review of Dan Heath's Upstream

    The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen

    Narrated by Michael Gilboe ...

    Unabridged

    32 min

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book.Dan Heath’s Upstream explores how individuals and organizations can shift from a reactive to a preventive problem-solving approach to achieve better personal, business, social, and political outcomes.What Does this Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review Include?Summary of the original ... Read more

    $22.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Summary, Analysis, and Review of Peter Schweizer's Profiles in Corruption

    Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite

    Narrated by Michael Gilboe ...

    Unabridged

    37 min

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book.Profiles in Corruption is a deep dive into the private finances and secret deals of the most well-known names in politics today, many of whom are currently competing for the Democratic presidential nomination.What Does this Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review Include?Summary of the original ... Read more

    $22.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Ex Libris

    Confessions of a Common Reader

    by Anne Fadiman ...
    Narrated by Suzanne Toren ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 17 min

    Anyone who has ever loved a book will relish this playful, yet deeply literate collection of essays celebrating the joy of reading. From building castles with books as a child, to the trauma of joining her library with her husband's, the author reveals, with much warmth and humor, the intimate details of her lifelong affair with books. For Anne Fadiman, books are not built for function, and ... Read more

    $19.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Curiosity

    Narrated by John McDonough ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 47 min

    Alberto Manguel's The History of Reading was an international bestseller translated into thirty-four languages and for which Manguel earned the MEdicis Prize. Fourteen years later, Manguel anchors his new book in the primal connection between reading and curiosity. Tracing twenty-five centuries of human history, from the fourth century BC to the present day, Manguel dedicates each of his chapters ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Dear Fahrenheit 451

    Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks

    by Annie Spence ...
    Narrated by Stephanie Spicer ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 36 min

    Librarians spend their lives weeding-not weeds, but books-books that have reached the end of their shelf life both literally and figuratively. They remove books that patrons no longer check out, and they put back books they treasure. Annie Spence, who has a decade of experience as a Midwestern librarian, does this not only at her Michigan library but also at home, for her neighbors, at cocktail ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The End of the End of the Earth

    Narrated by Robert Petkoff ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 26 min

    A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of Freedom and The CorrectionsIn The End of the End of the Earth, which gathers essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Jonathan Franzen returns with renewed vigour to the themes – both human and literary – that have long preoccupied him. Whether exploring his complex relationship with his uncle, ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial