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    I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

    The international Classic and Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller

    Narrated by Dr Maya Angelou ...
    series Virago Modern Classics

    Unabridged

    10 hours 11 min

    Maya Angelou's six volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this first volume of her six books of autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old

    A Highly Judgmental, Unapologetically Honest Accounting of All the Things Our Elders Are Doing Wrong

    by Steven Petrow ...
    Narrated by Michael Butler Murray ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 12 min

    Soon after his fiftieth birthday, Steven Petrow began assembling a list of "things I won't do when I get old"-mostly a catalog of all the things he thought his then seventy-something-year-old parents were doing wrong. That list became the basis of this rousing collection of do's and don'ts, wills and won'ts that is equal parts hilarious, honest, and practical. The fact is, we don't want to age the ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    Narrated by Derek Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 41 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The audiobook edition of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, read by Derek Perkins.**THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment.How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do abo... ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion

    by Jia Tolentino ...
    Narrated by Jia Tolentino ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 46 min

    A Times book of the year A Guardian book of the year **‘Magnificent’**The Times ‘Dazzling’ New Statesman ‘It filled me with hope’ Zadie SmithWe are living in the era of the self, in an era of malleable truth and widespread personal and political delusion. In these nine interlinked essays, Jia Tolentino, the New Yorker’s brightest young talent, explores her own coming of age in this warped and ... Read more

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    Musicophilia

    Tales of Music and the Brain

    by Oliver Sacks ...
    Narrated by John Lee ...
    series Picador Classic #72

    Unabridged

    11 hours 6 min

    With an introduction by neuroscientist Daniel Glaser.With his trademark compassion and erudition, Dr Oliver Sacks examines the power of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians, and everyday people. Among them: a surgeon who is struck by lightning and suddenly becomes obsessed with Chopin; people with ‘amusia’, to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of poets and pans; ... Read more

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    Yes, My Accent Is Real

    by Kunal Nayyar ...
    Narrated by Kunal Nayyar ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 43 min

    In the spirit of Mindy Kaling’s bestseller Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? or Judd Apatow’s Sick in the Head, a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays from Kunal Nayyar, best known as Raj on CBS’s #1 hit comedy The Big Bang Theory.Of all the charming misfits on television, there’s no doubt Raj from *The Big Bang Theory—*the sincere yet incurably geeky Indian astrophysicist—ranks among ... Read more

    $26.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It

    by Lauren Graham ...
    Narrated by Lauren Graham ...

    Unabridged

    28 min

    Advice for graduates and reflections on staying true to yourself from the beloved Gilmore Girls actress and New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Talking as Fast as I Can and the novel Someday, Someday, Maybe."If you're kicking yourself for not having accomplished all you should have by now, don't worry about it. Even without any 'big' accomplishments yet to your name, you are enough."In ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Slip of the Keyboard

    Collected Non-fiction

    Narrated by Michael Fenton Stevens ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 7 min

    With a foreword by Neil GaimanTerry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series – but in recent years he has become equally well-known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer’s research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together for the first time the finest examples of Pratchett’s non ... Read more

    $18.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Cultural Amnesia

    Notes in the margin of my time

    by Clive James ...
    Narrated by Clive James ...

    Abridged

    6 hours 17 min

    In this book can be heard the merest edge of an enormous conversation. As they never were in life, we can imagine the speakers all gathered in some vast room, wearing name tags in case they don’t recognize each other (although some recognize each other all too well, and avoid contact). My heroes and heroines are here.An almanac combining a comprehensive survey of modern culture with an annotated ... Read more

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    The Good Immigrant

    Unabridged

    7 hours

    Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Good Immigrant, read by the authors.How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport?Or be told that, as an actress, the part you’re most fitted to play is ‘wife of a terrorist’? How does it feel to have words from your native language misused, misappropriated and used ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

    Little Weirds

    by Jenny Slate ...
    Narrated by Jenny Slate ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 19 min

    'Magical . . . Each essay feels like a vivid, cinematic experience' MINDY KALING'Delicious' AMY SEDARIS'Funny and poignant and beautiful' JOHN MULANEY'It made me remember I was alive' GEORGE SAUNDERSTo see the world through Jenny Slate's eyes is to see it as though for the first time, shimmering with strangeness and possibility. As she will remind you, we live on an ancient ball that rotates... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Blink of the Screen

    Collected Short Fiction

    Unabridged

    8 hours 31 min

    In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world’s best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short form fiction collected into one volume. A Blink of the Screen charts the course of Pratchett’s long writing career: from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press, ... Read more

    $11.36 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Real Estate

    by Deborah Levy ...
    Narrated by Juliet Stevenson ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 28 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.From one of the great thinkers and writers of our time, comes the highly anticipated final instalment in Deborah Levy's critically acclaimed 'Living Autobiography'Following the international critical acclaim of The Cost of Living, this final volume of Deborah Levy's 'Living Autobiography' is an exhilarating, thought-provoking and boldly intimate meditation on home and the ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?

    And Other Thoughts On Modern Life

    by Pandora Sykes ...
    Narrated by Pandora Sykes ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 28 min

    ______________________________THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERStop searching for the answers - and start delighting in the questions with Pandora Sykes, c****o-host of The High Low podcast.'Brilliant' EVENING STANDARD'Joyful and wise' LISA TADDEO'Timely and fulsome' CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS'Deliciously fascinating'</st... ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    George MacDonald

    by C. S. Lewis ...
    Narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 23 min

    "I know hardly any other writer who seems to be closer, or more continually close, to the Spirit of Christ Himself." So wrote C. S. Lewis of George MacDonald, the Scottish pastor and novelist who had a profound impact on Lewis’ own literary and spiritual career.Here Lewis gathers 365 of MacDonald’s most inspirational lines, prefacing them with details of the effects MacDonald had on Lewis himself. ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

    Unabridged Selections

    by Alice Wong ...
    Narrated by Alice Wong, Alejandra Ospina ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 1 min

    One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people.From original pieces ... Read more

    $26.21 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Yarn Whisperer

    My Unexpected Life in Knitting

    by Clara Parkes ...
    Narrated by Clara Parkes ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 30 min

    Stockinette, ribbing, cables, even the humble yarn over can instantly evoke places, times, people, conversations, all those poignant moments that we’ve tucked away in our memory banks. Over time, those stitches form a map of our lives.—From the prefaceIn The Yarn Whisperer: Reflections on a Life in Knitting, renowned knitter and author Clara Parkes ponders the roles knitting plays in her life via ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

    A Room of One's Own

    Penguin Classics

    Narrated by Natalie Dormer ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 17 min

    **Brought to you by Penguin.This Penguin Classic is performed by Natalie Dormer, best known for her standout role as Queen Margaery in Game of Thrones, as well as her roles in The Hunger Games and Captain America: The First Avenger.**A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics. Woolf's blazing writing on female creativity, the ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

    Dancing at the Edge of the World

    Thoughts on Words, Women, Places

    Narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 28 min

    From modern literature to menopause, from utopian thought to rodeos—in this classic collection of essays, Ursula K. Le Guin roves with her customary audacity over the intersecting arenas of literature, feminism, and social responsibility, exploding any received notions she comes across and revealing visionary possibilities in their stead.Le Guin is an authentic, wise woman, remembering, performing ... Read more

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Dear Ijeawele, Or A Feminist Manifesto In Fifteen Suggestions

    Narrated by January Lavoy ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 1 min

    From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today – written as a letter to a friend.I have some suggestions for how to raise Chizalum. But remember that you might do all the things I suggest, and she will still turn out to be different from what you hoped, because sometimes life just does its thing. What matters is that ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The View from the Cheap Seats

    Selected Nonfiction

    by Neil Gaiman ...
    Narrated by Neil Gaiman ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 29 min

    The View from the Cheap Seats draws together myriad non-fiction writing by international phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. From Make Good Art, the speech that went viral, to pieces on artists and legends including Terry Pratchett and Lou Reed**, the collection offers a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.**</p... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Toxic

    The Rotting Underbelly of the Tasmanian Salmon Industry

    Narrated by Richard Flanagan ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 3 min

    In a triumph of marketing, the Tasmanian salmon industry has for decades succeeded in presenting itself as world's best practice and its product as healthy and clean, grown in environmentally pristine conditions. What could be more appealing than the idea of Atlantic salmon sustainably harvested in some of the world's purest waters?But what are we eating when we eat Tasmanian salmon?Richard ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

    There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness

    by Carlo Rovelli ...
    Narrated by Roy McMillan ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 22 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.One of our most beloved scientists, a fearless free spirit, Carlo Rovelli is also a masterful storyteller. In this collection of writings, the logbook of an intelligence always on the move, he follows his curiosity and invites us on a voyage through science, literature, philosophy and politics.Written with his usual clarity and wit, these pieces, most of which were first ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

    Sitting Pretty

    The View from My Ordinary, Resilient, Disabled Body

    Narrated by Rebekah Taussig ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 33 min

    A memoir-in-essays from disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty Rebekah Taussig, processing a lifetime of memories to paint a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most.Growing up as a paralyzed girl during the 90s and early 2000s, Rebekah Taussig only saw disability depicted as something monstrous (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial