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    Monsters of the Week

    The Complete Critical Companion to The X-Files

    Narrated by Joe Hempel ...

    Unabridged

    21 hours 2 min

    In 1993, Fox debuted a strange new television show called The X-Files. Little did anyone suspect that the series would become one of the network's biggest hits-and change the landscape of television in the process. Now, on the occasion of the show's twenty-fifth anniversary, TV critics Zack Handlen and Todd VanDerWerff unpack exactly what made this haunting show so groundbreaking. Witty and ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Fire, Ice, and Physics

    The Science of Game of Thrones

    Narrated by Lisa Flanagan ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 28 min

    Exploring the science in George R. R. Martin's fantastical world, from the physics of an ice wall to the genetics of the Targaryens and Lannisters.Game of Thrones is a fantasy that features a lot of made-up science--fabricated climatology (when is winter coming?), astronomy, metallurgy, chemistry, and biology. Most fans of George R. R. Martin's fantastical world accept it all as part of the magic. ... Read more

    $29.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    I Am NOT A Number

    Decoding The Prisoner

    by Alex Cox ...
    Narrated by Alex Cox ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 23 min

    The enormously puzzling TV series The Prisoner has developed a rapt cult following, and has often been described as 'surreal' or 'Kafkaesque.'Alex Cox watched all the episodes of The Prisoner on their first broadcast, at the ripe old age of thirteen. In I Am (Not) a Number, Cox believes he provides the answers to all the questions which have engrossed and confounded viewers including:- Who is ... Read more

    $23.30 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Stephen King Wants to Reach Out and Grab You — with His Writing

    by Stephen King ...
    Narrated by Stephen King, Jeffrey Brown ...

    Unabridged

    6 min

    Novelist Stephen King is best known for his works of horror, but he says what scares him the most is not being able to write. Jeffrey Brown spoke with him at the Library of Congress National Book Festival about his latest novel, End of Watch, the last in a trilogy, and about writing itself -- how he lets the story go where it takes him, his writing routine and his dread of a blank slate. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Riverdish

    The Unauthorized Case Files of Riverdale

    Unabridged

    3 hours 12 min

    From the hosts of the Riverdish podcast, the unauthorized case files from the world of the CW’s teen drama sensation Riverdale.For Archie Andrews, Veronica Lodge, Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper, high school is more than just pep rallies and milkshakes. Based on the beloved characters from the Archie Comics, Riverdale is a dark, addictive, campy teen thriller that devilishly mixes adolescent angst ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    For Alan Alda, the Heart of Good Communication is Connection

    by Alan Alda ...
    Narrated by Alan Alda, Jeffrey Brown ...

    Unabridged

    6 min

    As an actor, educational TV host and founder of a scholarly center for communication science, Alan Alda has used his trademark humor and wit to help others express complicated ideas in accessible language. Now he's written new book called If I Understood You, Would I Have this Look on My Face? Alda sits down with Jeffrey Brown to offer a lesson in communication. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A War-Crime Mystery Drives Scott Turow's Newest Thriller

    by Scott Turow ...
    Narrated by Scott Turow, Jeffrey Brown ...

    Unabridged

    6 min

    Testimony, a new legal thriller by bestselling author and attorney Scott Turow, centers around a mass killing in Bosnia and subsequent war crimes trial at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. Turow joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss his inspiration and the research that went into his new work. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Secret Life of Plants — and ‘Lab Girl’ Author Hope Jahren, The

    by Hope Jahren ...
    Narrated by Hope Jahren, Jeffrey Brown ...

    Unabridged

    5 min

    When geobiologist Hope Jahren sat down to describe the results of her research, she found that she couldn’t relate her findings without discussing the people who made them possible, herself especially. That revelation led to her new book Lab Girl, both an investigation into the complex and thrilling lives of plants and a deeply personal memoir. Jahren joins Jeffrey Brown to explain more. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Ta-Nehisi Coates: We Accept Violence Against African-Americans as Normal

    Unabridged

    6 min

    In his new book, Between the World and Me, Atlantic magazine columnist Ta-Nehisi Coates writes about the looming violence that African-Americans endure every day, in the form of a letter to his 14-year-old son. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Coates about the legacy of racism and white supremacy in America. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Michael Chabon Blends Fact and Fiction to Create ‘a Truth’

    Narrated by Michael Chabon, Jeffrey Brown ...

    Unabridged

    4 min

    In his new book, Moonglow: A Novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon blurs the line between truth and fiction, placing historical figures and true stories in a world of fantasy. He delves into a tale about war, family and technology in mid-century America; in doing so, he says he gives his readers “a truth,” if not the truth. Chabon sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Prominent Israeli Author Reflects on the Country’s Founding — and Future

    by Amos Oz ...
    Narrated by Amos Oz, Jeffrey Brown ...

    Unabridged

    5 min

    Amos Oz grew up in Israel in the early years of its statehood. Now, in his first book in over a decade, the writer looks back at that time through the eyes of three characters -- each at a different life stage and with a distinctive attitude toward the new state. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Oz to discuss his writing process, the “gift of literature" and prospects for a two-state solution. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Achebe Discusses Africa 50 Years After 'Things Fall Apart'

    by Chinua Achebe ...
    Narrated by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Brown ...

    Unabridged

    7 min

    A half century after Chinua Achebe penned Things Fall Apart, Jeffrey Brown discusses Africa's ongoing story with the famed author. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Understanding the Rise of the Islamic State

    Unabridged

    5 min

    As a young man, Lawrence Wright first visited the Middle East when he taught English in Cairo. He has spent much of his life since reporting on the region -- documenting culture by sharing the stories of individuals. His new book, The Terror Years, considers the evolution of extremism and the Islamic State since 9/11. Wright sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Colm Toibin Sees the ‘Origin of All Civil Wars’ in this Greek Tragedy

    by Colm Toibin ...
    Narrated by Colm Toibin, Jeffrey Brown ...

    Unabridged

    5 min

    In the new novel House of Names, one of today's leading contemporary writers looks back to the Trojan War and Greek mythology for inspiration. Colm Toibin joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss why he wanted to write a novel about a family drama in ancient Greece and the connection to civil wars in our own time. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Becoming 'Notorious'

    Unabridged

    6 min

    For the latest NewsHour Bookshelf, Gwen Ifill sits down with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to discuss her new book, In My Own Words -- her first since she was appointed to the court. Ginsburg reflects on the origins of her reputation as “Notorious R.B.G,” how Jimmy Carter diversified the court and how the confirmation process today differs from when she was nominated. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    In ‘Purity,’ Jonathan Franzen Dismantles the Deception of Idealism

    Unabridged

    4 min

    Jonathan Franzen's latest novel unfolds between multiple characters across time and geography, connected by a theme named in its title: Purity. Jeffrey Brown visits the author on the California coast to discuss the book's inspiration and why he gets into heated public debates. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Way We All Became The Brady Bunch

    How the Canceled Sitcom Became the Beloved Pop Culture Icon We Are Still Talking About Today

    Narrated by Chloe Cannon ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 55 min

    In celebration of the Brady Bunch's 50th anniversary, TV writer Kimberly Potts writes a Seinfeldia-like definitive history of the show that changed the family sitcom and made an indelible impact on pop culture.There isn't a person in this country who hasn't heard of The Brady Bunch. Whether it's the show they watched growing up, or the one their parents did--whether adored, or great to poke fun at ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    George Saunders Writes a Ghost Story About Abe Lincoln’s Grief

    Unabridged

    5 min

    In George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo the ghostly inhabitants of a cemetery don't yet know they're dead. Instead, they're stuck in whatever neurotic condition they were in when they died, narrating the story of Abraham Lincoln's visit to the graveyard to visit his dead son. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Saunders about the challenge of writing about Lincoln and the importance of being baffled. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    David Sedaris' Diaries Paint a Life Spent in Observation

    by David Sedaris ...
    Narrated by David Sedaris, Jeffrey Brown ...

    Unabridged

    6 min

    Who was humorist David Sedaris before he had sold millions of books and made countless live appearances before adoring audiences? In a new book, Theft By Finding, Sedaris offers a portrait of himself as a younger artist through his personal diaries. Jeffrey Brown sits down with the author to discuss his compulsion to observe, write and perform. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The World of All Souls

    A Complete Guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night and The Book of Life

    Unabridged

    15 hours 5 min

    Discover the truths, the history, the myths and the magic behind the bestselling All Souls trilogy. Fall under the spell once more with this all-encompassing insider's guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night and The Book of Life.The All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness, featuring historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont, delves into mythology, alchemy, ... Read more

    $55.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Turn to Channel Nostalgia

    The Deeper Meaning Behind Our Favorite Childhood Cartoons

    Unabridged

    1 hour 40 min

    From Animaniacs to Adventure Time, Wisecrack dives into our favorite cartoons and how they impacted us from childhood into adulthood. You’ll hear about:Why Courage the Cowardly Dog haunts your dreamsThe real cost of war in Avatar: The Last AirbenderHow to survive the urban dystopia of Hey Arnold!And more in this curated collection, available for the first time in audio. ... Read more

    $1.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    True Genius of Rick and Morty, The

    Unabridged

    1 hour 6 min

    Rick and Morty is an incredibly unique television show, with its remarkable characters, unforgettable episodes, and surprisingly profound subjects. Listen in as Wisecrack dives into the philosophy behind the characters, Szechuan Sauce, Get Schwifty, and more in this curated collection, available for the first time in audio. ... Read more

    $1.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial