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Caribbean & West Indies

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    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

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    A Small Place

    Narrated by Robin Miles ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 48 min

    From the award-winning author of Annie John comes a brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua.“If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the prime minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a prime minister would want an ... Read more

    $14.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Slave Empire

    How Slavery Built Modern Britain

    Unabridged

    'Engrossing and powerful . . . rich and thought-provoking'Fara Dabhoiwala, Guardian'Path-breaking . . . a major rewriting of history'Mihir Bose, Irish Times'Slave Empire is lucid, elegant and forensic. It deals with appalling horrors in cool and convincing prose.'The Economist'A sweeping and devastating history of how slavery made modern Britain, and d... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Toussaint Louverture

    A Revolutionary Life

    Narrated by Paul Woodson ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 26 min

    Toussaint Louverture's life was one of hardship, triumph, and contradiction. He was born a slave on Saint-Domingue yet earned his freedom and established himself as a small-scale planter. He even purchased slaves of his own. Philippe Girard shows how Louverture transformed himself from lowly freedman into revolutionary hero as the mastermind of the bloody slave revolt of 1791. By 1801, Louverture ... Read more

    $26.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Black Man on the Titanic

    The Story of Joseph Laroche

    by Serge Bilé ...
    Narrated by Mirron Willis ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 56 min

    Joseph Laroche was an anomaly among the passengers of the Titanic. He was exceptionally well-educated in a time when few black men had access to an education―and when even fewer were able to travel on a luxurious ship in first or second class. When his family arrived in the United States without him after the Titanic’s tragic crash, they were received well along with the other survivors, and even ... Read more

    $22.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Brothers in Arms

    The Kennedys, the Castros, and the Politics of Murder

    Narrated by Paul Boehmer ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 49 min

    Using breakthrough reporting and interviews with long-silent sources, Gus Russo and Stephen Molton have crafted a dramatic retelling of the time before, during, and after the killing of John F. Kennedy. The book centers on the two opposed sets of brothers-the Kennedys and the Castros-who collectively authored one of modern history's most dangerous, and tragically ironic, chapters. Bobby Kennedy ... Read more

    $39.67 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Kick in the Belly

    Women, Slavery & Resistance

    by Stella Dadzie ...
    Narrated by Bahni Turpin ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 49 min

    Enslaved West Indian women had few opportunities to record their stories for posterity. Yet from their dusty footprints and the umpteen small clues they left for us to unravel, there's no question that they earned their place in history. Pick any Caribbean island and you'll find race, skin colour, and rank interacting with gender in a unique and often volatile way. In A Kick in the Belly, Stella ... Read more

    $23.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Mr Atkinson’s Rum Contract: The Story of a Tangled Inheritance

    Narrated by John Banks ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 40 min

    Shortlisted for the RSL Christopher Bland Prize 2021‘Rarely has family history been so vivid’ JENNY UGLOW‘An extraordinarily original work’ AMANDA FOREMANLike many well-to-do Georgian families, the Atkinsons’ wealth was acquired at a terrible cost, through the labour and lives of enslaved Africans. Drawing on his ancestors’ private correspondence, Richard Atkinson pieces together their unsettling ... Read more

    $39.49 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Back Channel to Cuba

    The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana

    Unabridged

    20 hours 19 min

    Since 1959, conflict and aggression have dominated the story of U.S.-Cuban relations. From John F. Kennedy's offering of an olive branch to Fidel Castro after the missile crisis, to Henry Kissinger's top-secret quest for normalization, to Barack Obama's promise of a "new approach," William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh reveal a fifty-year record of dialogue and negotiations, both open and ... Read more

    $35.18 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Irma Brings Love

    Surviving a category five hurricane

    series Irma-proof #2

    Unabridged

    3 hours 24 min

    Hurricane Irma forced Joshua from the comfort of his new home. This category five hurricane completely demolished the house. However, he made his escape just in time. Desperate to find a safer place to ride out the storm, he sought shelter with his Landlady.Although he was comfortable living with his brother when he moved to the British Virgin Islands to seek employment, he desired his own space. ... Read more

    $11.23 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Avengers of the New World

    The Story of the Haitian Revolution

    Narrated by Paul Woodson ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 26 min

    The first and only successful slave revolution in the Americas began in 1791 when thousands of brutally exploited slaves rose up against their masters on Saint-Domingue, the most profitable colony in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world. Within a few years, the slave insurgents forced the French administrators of the colony to emancipate them, a decision ratified by revolutionary Paris in 1794. ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Long Song

    Now A Major BBC Drama

    by Andrea Levy ...
    Narrated by Andrea Levy, Adrian Lester ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 24 min

    Soon to be a major BBC drama starring Tamara Lawrance, Hayley Atwell and Lenny Henry, and shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, The Long Song is a hauntingly beautiful, heartbreaking and unputdownable novel, for those who loved Homegoing, The Underground Railroad, or the film 12 Years a Slave.'A marvel of luminous storytelling' Financial TimesYou do not know me yet. My son Thomas, who is publ... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Six Stories and an Essay

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

    Unabridged

    2 hours 21 min

    Andrea Levy, author of the Man Booker shortlisted novel THE LONG SONG and the prize-winning, million-copy bestseller SMALL ISLAND, draws together a remarkable collection of short stories from across her writing career, which began twenty years ago with the publication of her first novel, the semi-autobiographical EVERY LIGHT IN THE HOUSE BURNIN'.'None of my books is just about race,' Levy has said ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Young Castro

    The Making of a Revolutionary

    Narrated by Timothy Andrés Pabon ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 35 min

    An intimate, revisionist portrait of the early years of Fidel Castro, showing how an unlikely young Cuban led his country in revolution and transfixed the world. This book will change how you think about Fidel Castro. Until now, biographers have treated Castro's life like prosecutors, scouring his past for evidence to convict a person they don't like or don't understand. This can make for bad ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    35 Miles From Shore

    Narrated by Fred Filbrich ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 48 min

    Winner of the 2018 Audiobook Listeners Award for nonfictionOn May 2, 1970, a DC-9 jet with 57 passengers and a crew of six departed from New York’s JFK International Airport en route to the tropical island of St. Maarten, but four hours and 34 minutes later the flight ended in the shark-infested waters of the Caribbean. It was, and remains, the only open-water ditching of a commercial jet. The ... Read more

    $28.38 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Mother Country

    Real Stories of the Windrush Children

    Unabridged

    7 hours 28 min

    ***LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 JHALAK PRIZE***A leading new exploration of the Windrush generation featuring David Lammy, Lenny Henry, Corinne Bailey Rae, Sharmaine Lovegrove, Hannah Lowe, Jamz Supernova, Natasha Gordon and Rikki Beadle-Blair.For the pioneers of the Windrush generation, Britain was 'the Mother Country'. They made the long journey across the sea, expecting to find a place where they ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Modern Jamaica: The History of the Caribbean Island from Christopher Columbus to Today

    Narrated by Daniel Houle ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 26 min

    One of the largest islands in the Caribbean and also home to the Arawak and Tainos. Jamaica may have been inhabited as far back as 5,000 years ago, and between 1000 BCE and 500 BCE, a somewhat more advanced Mesolithic race known as the “Ciboneys” or the “Guanahacabibe” began arriving, settling in Jamaica, the Bahamas, Cuba and Haiti. Two centuries later, the Ciboneys were followed by a wave of ... Read more

    $10.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Island on Fire

    The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire

    by Tom Zoellner ...
    Narrated by Mirron Willis ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 20 min

    From a New York Times bestselling author, a gripping account of the slave rebellion that led to the abolition of slavery in the British Empire.For five horrific weeks after Christmas in 1831, Jamaica was convulsed by an uprising of its enslaved people. What started as a peaceful labor strike quickly turned into a full-blown revolt, leaving hundreds of plantation houses in smoking ruins. By the ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Pirate Hunters

    Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

    by Robert Kurson ...
    Narrated by Ray Porter ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 24 min

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE • A thrilling adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of Shadow DiversFinding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men—John Chatterton and John Mattera—are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of ... Read more

    $29.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Christian Slavery

    Conversion and Race in the Protestant Atlantic World

    Narrated by Elizabeth Wiley ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 49 min

    In Christian Slavery, Katharine Gerbner contends that religion was fundamental to the development of both slavery and race in the Protestant Atlantic world. Slave owners in the Caribbean and elsewhere established governments and legal codes based on an ideology of "Protestant Supremacy," which excluded the majority of enslaved men and women from Christian communities. For slaveholders, ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Fantasy Island

    Colonialism, Exploitation, and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico

    by Ed Morales ...
    Narrated by Sean Duffy ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 57 min

    A crucial, clear-eyed accounting of Puerto Rico's 122 years as a colony of the US.Since its acquisition by the US in 1898, Puerto Rico has served as a testing ground for the most aggressive and exploitative US economic, political, and social policies. The devastation that ensued finally grew impossible to ignore in 2017, in the wake of Hurricane María, as the physical destruction compounded the ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Minty Alley

    Black Britain: Writing Back

    by C.L.R. James ...
    Narrated by Bernardine Evaristo, Ben Onwukwe ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 59 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The only novel from the world-renowned writer C.L.R. James - this extraordinary, big-hearted exploration of class was the first novel by a black West Indian to be published in the UK'As he walked home he looked up at the myriads of stars, shining in the moonlight. Did people live there? And if they did, what sort of life did they live?'It is the 1920s in th... ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Half Has Never Been Told

    Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

    Unabridged

    19 hours 47 min

    Winner of the 2015 Avery O. Craven Prize from the Organization of American HistoriansWinner of the 2015 Sidney Hillman PrizeA groundbreaking history demonstrating that America's economic supremacy was built on the backs of enslaved peopleAmericans tend to cast slavery as a pre-modern institution -- the nation's original sin, perhaps, but isolated in time and divorced from America's later success. ... Read more

    $40.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Brief History of the Caribbean

    Indispensable for Travellers

    by Jeremy Black ...
    Narrated by Roger Davis ...
    series Brief Histories

    Unabridged

    11 hours 13 min

    A concise history of the Caribbean's long and fascinating history, from pre-contact civilisations to the present dayThis is a concise history, intended for travellers, but of inestimable value to anyone looking for an overview of the Caribbean and its mainland coastal states, with a focus on the past few centuries.The history of the Caribbean does not make much sense without factoring in the ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial