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Exploration and Discovery

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    Himalayan Adventures

    True stories of exploration from the diaries of some of the greatest explorers of the 19th and 20th centuries

    by various ...
    Narrated by Ken Albertsen ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 4 min

    Real-life memoirs taken from the diaries of seven great explorers - dating from 60 to 180 years ago.Of these seven adventure stories, five take place in the 1800's and two take place in 1953. 215 minutes of listening pleasure. These stories are narrated directly from the respective explorers' diaries, with no editing. The language used is the English usage of that decades-ago time period, with no ... Read more

    $10.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Lost in Outer Space: The Incredible Journey of Apollo 13 (Lost #2)

    by Tod Olson ...
    Narrated by George Newbern ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 23 min

    This exciting second book in the Lost series tells the incredible true story of the doomed Apollo 13 moon mission that nearly ended in disaster. On April 11, 1970, the Apollo 13 space shuttle set off for the third intended American moon landing. Two days later and 200,000 miles from Earth, disaster struck when an oxygen tank exploded on board the spacecraft, leaving three astronauts with only one ... Read more

    $26.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Who Was Ferdinand Magellan?

    by S. A. Kramer ...
    Narrated by Kevin Pariseau ...
    series Who Was?

    Unabridged

    1 hour 3 min

    When Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain in 1519, he believed he could get to the Spice Islands by sailing west through or around the New World. He was right, but what he didn't know was that the treacherous voyage would take him three years and cost him his life. ... Read more

    $10.47 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Cutting a Path

    Daniel Boone and the Cumberland Gap

    Narrated by Various Narrators ...
    series Adventures on the American Frontier

    Unabridged

    30 min

    Imagine being asked to explore an unknown part of the country. That's exactly what happened to Daniel Boone in the mid-1700s. Boone and others cut a path through the wilderness of Kentucky and Virginia. Lively language, historical illustrations, and primary source journal entries from Boone and his fellow settlers help readers feel as if they were a part of the journey. Meets Common Core critical ... Read more

    $5.98 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Lewis and Clark Expedition, The

    Narrated by Various Narrators ...
    series Graphic History

    Unabridged

    15 min

    Explains the dramatic story of Lewis and Clark's exploration of the unmapped American west. Written in graphic-novel format. ... Read more

    $5.98 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Who Was Marco Polo?

    by Joan Holub ...
    Narrated by Kevin Pariseau ...
    series Who Was?

    Unabridged

    52 min

    Marco Polo was seventeen when he set out for China . . . and forty-one when he came back! More than seven hundred years ago, Marco Polo traveled from the medieval city of Venice to the fabled kingdom of the great Kublai Khan, seeing new sights and riches that no Westerner had ever before witnessed. But did Marco Polo experience the things he wrote about . . . or was it all made-up? Young listeners ... Read more

    $10.47 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Bold Riders

    The Story of the Pony Express

    by John Micklos ...
    Narrated by Various Narrators ...
    series Adventures on the American Frontier

    Unabridged

    24 min

    Though the Pony Express existed for less than two years, its legend lives on today. Its mission was to deliver mail 2,000 miles across the American plains and deserts in half the time it would take by stagecoach. Riders faced many dangers, from hostile American Indians to wicked weather. Lively language and historical illustrations will help readers feel as if they are part of the journey. Meets ... Read more

    $5.98 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Challenger

    Narrated by Dana Flemming ...
    series Man-Made Disasters

    Unabridged

    3 min

    In Challenger, early fluent readers will learn about the science behind the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore what we have learned in the wake of this disaster.An infographic illustrates the parts of the Space Shuttle Challenger, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Your Life as a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail

    Narrated by Various Narrators ...

    Unabridged

    15 min

    You just tried out for the school play. And who wants the lead part more than anyone? YOU! Imagine racing horseback across the plains. Making your own rules. Roasting marshmallows and hot dogs around the campfire. But be careful what you wish for. That might not be the way it was for a pioneer on the Oregon Trail … ... Read more

    $11.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Discovering the West

    The Expedition of Lewis and Clark

    Narrated by Various Narrators ...
    series Adventures on the American Frontier

    Unabridged

    26 min

    Imagine being asked by the president of the United States to explore an unknown part of the country. That’s exactly how Lewis and Clark found themselves blazing a trail west from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, they met American Indian tribes and documented plants and animals they had never seen before. Lively language, historical illustrations, and primary source journal entries ... Read more

    $5.98 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World

    The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance

    Narrated by Taylor Mali ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 47 min

    In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven men sailed from England in an attempt to cross Antarctica from one side to the other. Their ship, Endurance, became icebound and sank, still one hundred miles from land. What follows is one of the most amazing stories of survival ever recorded.Over the next nineteen months, Shackleton led his men through brutal perils of every kind on ice, ... Read more

    $22.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Great Explorers of the World

    Marco Polo  Ibn Battuta  Vasco da Gama  Christopher Columbus  Ferdinand Magellan  Captain Cook  Lewis and Clark  Livingstone and Stanley  The Apollo Mission to the Moon

    Unabridged

    2 hours 35 min

    Here are the stories of nine great adventures and the lives of the men who took part in them. They pushed back the frontiers of man’s knowledge of the world by their vision, courage and sheer doggedness. They were very different people from bold adventurers facing the unknown with enjoyment to careful, more scientific individuals. Their journeys are placed within their historical context, but also ... Read more

    $26.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Computer Called Katherine

    How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon

    by Suzanne Slade ...
    Narrated by Jeanette Illidge ...

    Unabridged

    13 min

    The inspiring true story of mathematician Katherine Johnson--made famous by the award-winning film Hidden Figures--who counted and computed her way to NASA and helped put a man on the moon!Katherine knew it was wrong that African Americans didn't have the same rights as others--as wrong as 5+5=12. She knew it was wrong that people thought women could only be teachers or nurses--as wrong as 10-5=3. ... Read more

    $7.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Stranded in the Sierra Nevada

    The Story of the Donner Party

    Narrated by Various Narrators ...
    series Adventures on the American Frontier

    Unabridged

    31 min

    Imagine leaving your home and moving across the country to a new life on the unknown frontier. That’s exactly what members of the Donner Party were trying to do in the mid-1800s when they traveled out west, chasing their dreams of a better life. But instead, many were destined to meet a cruel fate. Lively language, historical illustrations, and primary source journal entries from members of the ... Read more

    $5.98 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Space Explorers

    25 extraordinary stories of space exploration and adventure

    by Libby Jackson ...
    Narrated by Libby Jackson ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 19 min

    A collection of amazing real-life stories about space exploration and adventure.Do you know the true story of ...*The first astronauts to land on the moon and were nearly stranded there for ever, if it hadn't been for a felt tip pen that saved them?*The 'human computers' that launched NASA's first rockets into space?*The astronaut that trained to go to space by living in underground caves and ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Basis of Apocalypse Now; Heart of Darkness; The Belgian Conquest of the Congo

    Unabridged

    4 hours 42 min

    Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Joseph Conrad. Before its 1903 publication, it appeared as a three-part series (1899) in Blackwood's Magazine. It was classified by the Modern Library website editors as one of the "100 best novels" and part of the Western canon. The story centres on Charles Marlow, who narrates most of the book. He is an Englishman who takes a foreign assignment from a ... Read more

    $14.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Curse of the Mummy, The

    Uncovering Tutankhamun's Tomb

    Narrated by Kirby Heyborne ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 22 min

    During the reign of the New Kingdom of Egypt, the boy pharaoh Tutankhamun ruled and died tragically young. In order to sendhim on his way into the afterlife, his tomb was filled with every treasure he would need after death. And then, it was lost to time,buried in the sands of the Valley of the Kings.His tomb was also said to be cursed.Centuries later, as Egypt-mania gripped Europe, two Brits -- a ... Read more

    $41.92 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    This Country of Ours, Part 1

    Stories of Explorers and Pioneers

    series The This Country of Ours Series #1

    Unabridged

    3 hours 21 min

    This series, in seven parts, tells the story of America from the earliest founding through the days of Woodrow Wilson and World War I. In Part 1, you’ll hear stories of the exciting adventures of the explorers and pioneers, like Columbus and Cabot, who faced daunting trials to find the “New World.”Stories include:How the Vikings of Old Sought and Found New Lands The Sea of Darkness and the Great ... Read more

    $10.47 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Your Life as an Explorer on a Viking Ship

    by Thomas Troupe ...
    Narrated by Various Narrators ...

    Unabridged

    15 min

    You just tried out for the school play. Who wants the lead part more than anyone? YOU! Imagine sailing the high seas without a care in the world. Storming castles for gold and jewels. Wearing a horned helmet. But be careful what you wish for. That might not be the way it was for an explorer on a Viking ship … ... Read more

    $11.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Clash of Cultures

    Prehistory–1638

    series The Drama of American History Series #1997

    Unabridged

    1 hour 58 min

    History is dramatic—and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers.Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes, and ... Read more

    $22.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Which Way to the Wild West?

    Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About America's Westward Expansion

    Narrated by Steve Sheinkin, Vikas Adam ...
    series Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You

    Unabridged

    6 hours 29 min

    New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Honor recipient Steve Sheinkin welcomes young listeners to the thrilling, tragic, and downright wild historic adventure of America’s westward expansion in Which Way to the Wild West? Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn’t Tell You About America’s Westward Expansion.1805: Explorer William Clark reaches the Pacific Ocean and pens the badly spelled line ... Read more

    $26.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle

    And Other Surprising Stories about Inventions

    Narrated by Bryan Kennedy ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 56 min

    Discover the extraordinary stories behind everyday things!Did you know that the ice cream sundae was invented because of a law forbidding the sale of ice cream on Sundays? Or that the first motorcycle was really just a tricycle with a motor? Would you believe that Mickey Mouse started out as a rabbit? Arranged in alphabetical order with anecdotal, fun-to-read text, this fascinating book is packed ... Read more

    $16.47 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Age of Exploration

    Totally Getting Lost

    Narrated by L.J. Ganser ...
    series Epic Fails #4

    Unabridged

    1 hour 49 min

    Christopher Columbus is one of the most famous explorers of all time, but he was neither the first nor last adventurer to ever stumble upon a great discovery. From the Silk Road of Asia to the icy shores of Antarctica, our knowledge of the world today is in large part due to several intrepid pioneers, risking life and limb for the sake of exploration. After all, setting off into the dark unknown ... Read more

    $13.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Who Was Leif Erikson?

    Narrated by Bruce Mann ...
    series Who Was?

    Unabridged

    1 hour 2 min

    Hold on to your Viking helmets as you learn about the first known European to set foot on North America in this exciting addition to the Who Was? series!Leif Erikson was born to be an explorer. His father, Erik the Red, had established the first European settlement in present-day Greenland, and although he didn't yet know it, Leif was destined to embark on an adventure of his own. The wise and ... Read more

    $10.47 AUD or free with audiobook trial