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    Becoming

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

    Narrated by Michelle Obama ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 3 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Becoming by Michelle Obama.Winner of the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word AlbumWinner of the 2020 Audie Award for Autobiography/MemoirAn intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir; 15 million copies sold worldwideTHE NO. 1 BESTSELLERBRITISH BOOK AWARDS, NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR<strong... ... Read more

    $28.69 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Happiest Man on Earth

    by Eddie Jaku ...
    Narrated by Jacek Koman ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 41 min

    WINNER OF THE ABIA BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR 2021Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you.Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed in November 1938, when he was beaten, arrested and taken to a concentration camp.Over the next seven years, Eddie faced unimaginable horrors every day, first in Buchenwald ... Read more

    $25.00 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Battle Scars

    The extraordinary Sunday Times Bestseller

    by Jason Fox ...
    Narrated by Jason Fox ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 1 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.THE EXTRAORDINARY NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER.Battle Scars tells the story of Jason Fox's career as an elite operator, from the gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined his service, to a very different kind of battle that awaited him at home.After more than two decades of active duty, Foxy was diagnosed with complex PTSD, forcing him to ... Read more

    $23.31 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Life Under Fire

    How to Build Inner Strength and Thrive Under Pressure

    by Jason Fox ...
    Narrated by Jason Fox ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 3 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The ground-breaking new book from former Special Boat Services Sergeant Jason Fox, star of Channel 4’s SAS Who Dares Wins and bestselling author of Battle Scars.Whether serving in the Special Forces, rowing oceans or investigating some of the world’s most notorious drug cartels, Jason Fox has overcome more than his fair share of emotional and mental conflicts. Now, he ... Read more

    $23.31 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Hero of Two Worlds

    The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution

    by Mike Duncan ...
    Narrated by Mike Duncan ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 20 min

    From the bestselling author of The Storm Before the Storm and host of the Revolutions podcast comes the thrilling story of the Marquis de Lafayette’s lifelong quest to defend the principles of liberty and equalityFew in history can match the revolutionary career of the Marquis de Lafayette. Over fifty incredible years at the heart of the Age of Revolution, he fought courageously on both sides of ... Read more

    $38.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Lalechka

    by Amira Keidar ...
    Narrated by Elizabeth Wiley, Neil Hellegers ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 11 min

    It's a warm and muggy Saturday night in August of 1942. The Nazis are liquidating the ghetto of Shedlitz, an industrial town east of Warsaw, Poland. Zippa, a twenty-seven-year-old Jewish woman, finds temporary shelter in a small attic, together with her baby daughter and a hundred frightened Jews. When the Nazi noose is tightened around her neck, Zippa asks her husband Jacob, a Jewish policeman in ... Read more

    $25.65 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Adventures in My Youth

    A German Soldier on the Eastern Front 1941-45

    Narrated by James A. Gillies ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 27 min

    The author could be described as a "veteran" in every sense of the word, even though he was only aged twenty-one when the war ended. Armin Scheiderbauer served as an infantry officer with the 252nd Infantry Division, German Army, and saw four years of bitter combat on the Eastern Front, being wounded six times. This is an outstanding personal memoir, written with great thoughtfulness and honesty. ... Read more

    $29.21 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    Narrated by Joseph Thompson ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 17 min

    Do you want to listen to The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin? If so then keep reading…The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a tortuous publication history after Franklin's death, this work has ... Read more

    $22.80 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Too Much and Never Enough

    How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man

    Unabridged

    7 hours 5 min

    In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security and social fabric.Mary Trump spent much of her childhood in her ... Read more

    $28.50 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Burke and Wills

    The triumph and tragedy of Australia's most famous explorers

    Narrated by Michael Carman ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 43 min

    'They have left here today!' he calls to the others. When King puts his hand down above the ashes of the fire, it is to find it still hot. There is even a tiny flame flickering from the end of one log. They must have left just hours ago.MELBOURNE, 20 AUGUST 1860. In an ambitious quest to be the first Europeans to cross the harsh Australian continent, the Victorian Exploring Expedition sets off, ... Read more

    $39.99 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

    $23.31 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Man’s Search for Meaning

    An Introduction to Logotherapy

    Narrated by Simon Vance ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 45 min

    Man’s Search for Meaning is the chilling yet inspirational story of Viktor Frankl’s struggle to hold on to hope during the unspeakable horrors of his years as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of those he ... Read more

    $19.89 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    I Am Malala

    The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban

    Unabridged

    9 hours 53 min

    *Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize*'Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world' J K Rowling'Inspirational and powerful' GRAZIA'For sheer inspiration read I Am Malala' SUNDAY TIMES'A tale of immense courage and conviction' INDEPENDENT'She has the heart and courage of a lioness and is a true inspiration' Lorraine Kelly, THE SUN</... ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Make Your Bed

    Feel grounded and think positive in 10 simple steps

    Unabridged

    1 hour 43 min

    Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Make Your Bed, written and read by William H. McRaven.*** THE INCREDIBLE No. 1 New York Times BESTSELLER ***Make your bed to change the world...'What starts here changes the world' was the university slogan that inspired William H. McRaven to take charge of the small things that could change his life . . . and even the world.... ... Read more

    $16.14 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Gulag Archipelago

    Unabridged

    23 hours 29 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The audiobook edition of The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, read by the author's son, Ignat Solzhenitsyn.With a new foreword written and read by Jordan B. Peterson, and an exclusive Q&A between Jordan B. Peterson and Ignat Solzhenitsyn.The officially approved abridgement of The Gulag Archipelago Volumes I, II & III.A vast canvas of camps, prisons, tra... ... Read more

    $28.69 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Zero Negativity: The Power of Positive Thinking

    by Ant Middleton ...
    Narrated by Ant Middleton ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 12 min

    NO.1 BESTSELLER ANT MIDDLETON SHARES HIS SECRETS ABOUT HIS POSITIVE MINDSET AND TEACHES YOU TO LIVE A LIFE WITH ZERO NEGATIVITYThere are times when life feels like it has you cornered: financial difficulties, relationship issues, work problems, all of the above. Every one of us, at one time or another, will have to face up to the challenges that come our way. And there are two ways of meeting them ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    In Order To Live

    A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

    by Yeonmi Park ...
    Narrated by Eji Kim ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 37 min

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of In Order to Live written by Yeonmi Park and read by Eji Kim.Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. All she knew was that she was running for her life, that if she and her family stayed behind they would die - from starvation, or disease, or even ... Read more

    $17.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    What Happened

    Unabridged

    18 hours 35 min

    “An engaging, beautifully synthesized page-turner” (Slate). The #1 New York Times bestseller and Time #1 Nonfiction Book of the Year: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most personal memoir yet, about the 2016 presidential election.In this “candid and blackly funny” (The New York Times) memoir, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and ... Read more

    $35.63 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    American Sniper

    The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

    Narrated by John Pruden ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 18 min

    NOW A BLOCKBUSTER MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD—NOMINATED FOR SIX ACADEMY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST PICTUREFrom 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Permanent Record

    Narrated by Holter Graham ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 30 min

    THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLEREdward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence ... Read more

    $21.50 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Note Through the Wire

    by Doug Gold ...
    Narrated by Conrad Coleby ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 17 min

    A WWII prisoner of war, a resistance heroine and their incredible true story. In the heart of Nazi-occupied Europe, two people meet fleetingly in a chance encounter. Josefine Lobnik is a Yugoslav underground resistance fighter; Bruce Murray a New Zealand soldier and prisoner of war. A crumpled note passes between these two strangers and sets them on a course that will change their lives forever. ... Read more

    $27.84 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    First Man In: Leading from the Front

    by Ant Middleton ...
    Narrated by Ant Middleton ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 59 min

    NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERNo one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life.Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict and they make sure you learn ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Vol. 1

    Visions of Glory, 1874–1932

    Unabridged

    41 hours 24 min

    Winston Churchill is perhaps the most important political figure of the twentieth century. His great oratory and leadership during the Second World War were only part of his huge breadth of experience and achievement. Studying his life is a fascinating way to imbibe the history of his era and gain insight into key events that have shaped our time.In political office at the end of WWI, he foresaw ... Read more

    $56.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

    Narrated by Nick Landrum ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 42 min

    From the author of THE PERFECT STORM and WAR comes a book about why men miss war, why Londoners missed the Blitz, and what we can all learn from American Indian captives who refused to go home.Tribe is a look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the challenges veterans face returning to society. Using his background in anthropology, Sebastian Junger argues that the problem lies not with vets or ... Read more

    $39.49 AUD or free with audiobook trial