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Essays & Letters

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    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

    $24.99 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

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    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

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    Theft by Finding

    Diaries: Volume One

    by David Sedaris ...
    Narrated by David Sedaris ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 52 min

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'He's like an American Alan Bennett, in that his own fastidiousness becomes the joke, as per the taxi encounter, or his diary entry about waiting interminably in a coffee-bar queue' Guardian review of An Evening with David SedarisThe point is to find out who you are and to be true to that person. Because so often you can't. Won't people turn away if they k... ... Read more

    $35.99 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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    This is Going to Hurt

    Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

    by Adam Kay ...
    Narrated by Adam Kay ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 47 min

    The multi-million copy bestsellerBook of the Year at The National Book Awards‘Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen FryWelcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you.Scribbled in ... Read more

    $24.59 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Diary of a Young Girl

    The Definitive Edition of the World’s Most Famous Diary

    by Anne Frank ...
    Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 8 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.*Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter*THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK IS 'A MONUMENT TO THE HUMAN SPIRIT'One of the most famous accounts of living under the Nazi regime comes from the diary of a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, Anne Frank. Edited by her father Otto H. Frank and German novelist Mirjam Pressler, this is a true story to be rediscovered by each new generation.12th Ju... ... Read more

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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

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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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    Parsnips, Buttered

    Laugh-out-loud reading from TV's funniest man

    by Joe Lycett ...
    Narrated by Joe Lycett ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 43 min

    Dear Listener,Using letters, emails, tweets and telegrams I will show you how the things in your life that make you sad, low or anxious can soon appear trivial, insignificant and like a fish. In short, I will butter your parsnips.Life is hard. We are a bombarded generation: Facebook, billboards, Twitter, Instagram, taxes, newspapers, watches monitoring our sleep, apps that read our pulse, ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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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    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

    $18.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Prison Diary Volume I

    Hell

    Narrated by Andrew Sachs ...
    series The Prison Diaries #1

    Abridged

    5 hours 33 min

    The sun is shining through the bars of my window on what must be a glorious summer day. I've been incarcerated in a cell five paces by three for twelve and a half hours, and will not be let out again until midday; eighteen and a half hours of solitary confinement. There is a child of seventeen in the cell below me who has been charged with shoplifting - his first offence, not even convicted - and ... Read more

    $17.02 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $18.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    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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    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

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    Letters to a Young Poet

    Narrated by Dan Stevens, Max Deacon ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 51 min

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, read by Max Deacon and Dan Stevens.At the start of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote a series of letters to a young officer cadet, advising him on writing, love, sex, suffering and the nature of advice itself; these profound and lyrical letters have since become hugely ... Read more

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    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

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    Life in Pieces

    Narrated by Dawn O’Porter ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 31 min

    *The Sunday Times bestseller* ‘Funny, intimate and honest’ Louis Theroux ‘Moving and funny. I absolutely loved it’ Claudia Winkleman ‘Heartbreaking, hilarious, comforting’ Marie ClaireDawn O’Porter has been thinking a lot about life.Mostly from a cupboard (and she’s definitely not hiding from her children).Fearless, funny and unflinchingly real, Life in Pieces is a diary of a time we’ll all ... Read more

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  • 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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    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