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    The Wager

    by David Grann ...
    Narrated by Dion Graham ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 28 min

    THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER*LONGLISTED FOR THE 2023 BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION**SELECTED AS ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2023*'The beauty of The Wager unfurls like a great sail... one of the finest nonfiction books I’ve ever read' Guardian‘The greatest sea story ever told’ Spectator‘A cracking yarn… Grann’s taste for des... ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    A Night to Remember

    The Classic Account of the Final Hours of the Titanic

    by Walter Lord ...
    Narrated by Martin Jarvis ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 2 min

    Over one hundred years ago, the mightiest “unsinkable” ship began her maiden voyage to cross the Atlantic. An engineering feat eleven stories high, the Titanic contained a list of passengers collectively worth $250 million when she left port on April 10, 1912, but she would never reach her destination. The Titanic collided with an iceberg on the night of April 14, and 1,500 people died in the ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    A History of the World in Twelve Shipwrecks

    by David Gibbins ...
    Narrated by Richard Burnip ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 32 min

    'Masterful and entrancing - this is big history at its best.' Professor Alice Roberts, author of Ancestors'A real-life Indiana Jones takes readers on a dive through these underwater museums, revealing the sunken secrets of the past' The Times**'**Fascinating... wonderful material, well researched and placed in its wider context' SpectatorFrom a Bronze Age ship built during the age of Queen... ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    The White Empress

    A heart-warming saga of chasing your dreams

    by Lyn Andrews ...
    Narrated by Julie Maisey ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 24 min

    A young woman will stop at nothing to achieve her dreams...The White Empress, by bestselling author Lyn Andrews, is a moving saga of a young woman who is determined to make her own way in life - and see the world whilst doing so. Perfect for fans of Anne Baker, Dilly Court and Maureen Lee.Cat Cleary is a sixteen-year-old Irish 'slummy' arriving in Liverpool to seek her fortune. Joe Calligan, a ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

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    How to Build a Tin Canoe

    Confessions of an Old Salt

    by Robb White ...
    Narrated by Robb White ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 50 min

    While still a young boy, Robb White built his first boat, hewn from the tin roof of an abandoned chicken coop in the back yard. Today, without any formal training, White constructs some of the most sought-after wooden boats around.In How to Build a Tin Canoe, this Southern raconteur and self-taught, expert wooden-boat builder builder recounts tall tales of a life lived on the water, from his ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    The Gulf of Mexico

    A Maritime History

    Narrated by Tom Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 13 min

    The Gulf of Mexico presents a compelling, salt-streaked narrative of the earth's tenth largest body of water. In this beautifully written volume, John S. Sledge explores the people, ships, and cities that have made the Gulf's human history and culture so rich. Many famous figures who sailed the Gulf's viridian waters are highlighted, including Ponce de Leon, Robert Cavelier de La Salle, Francis ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    The Wide Wide Sea

    by Hampton Sides ...
    Narrated by Peter Noble ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 41 min

    **Brought to you by Penguin.From New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides, an epic account of the most momentous voyage of the Age of Exploration, which culminated in Captain James Cook's death in Hawaii, and left a complex and controversial legacy still debated to this day.**On July 12th, 1776, Captain James Cook, already lionized as the greatest explorer in British history, set off on his ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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    Heavy Metal

    The Hard Days and Nights of the Shipyard Workers Who Build America's Supercarriers

    by Michael Fabey ...
    Narrated by Paul Heitsch ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 39 min

    An extraordinary story of American can-do, an inside look at the building of the most dangerous aircraft carrier in the world, the John F. Kennedy.Tip the Empire State Building onto its side and you’ll have a sense of the length of the United States Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the most powerful in the world: the USS John F. Kennedy. Weighing 100,000 tons, Kennedy features the most futuristic ... Read more

    $42.99 AUD

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    Silver State Dreadnought

    The Remarkable Story of Battleship Nevada

    Narrated by Sean Runnette ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 50 min

    USS Nevada (BB-36) was America's first modern battleship. When her keel was laid in 1912, kings and emperors still ruled much of the world. When she finally slipped beneath the waves in 1948, America was the undisputed global superpower. Nevada was revolutionary for her time: the first "superdreadnought"; the first U.S. warship to be oil fired; the first to have a triple-gun main turret; and, the ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Fishing

    How the Sea Fed Civilization

    Narrated by Shaun Grindell ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 2 min

    In this history of fishing-not as sport but as sustenance-archaeologist and bestselling author Brian Fagan argues that fishing was an indispensable and often overlooked element in the growth of civilization. It sustainably provided enough food to allow cities, nations, and empires to grow, but it did so with a different emphasis. Where agriculture encouraged stability, fishing demanded movement. ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

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    Barons of the Sea

    And their Race to Build the World's Fastest Clipper Ship

    Narrated by Arthur Morey ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 26 min

    “A fascinating, fast-paced history…full of remarkable characters and incredible stories” about the nineteenth-century American dynasties who battled for dominance of the tea and opium trades (Nathaniel Philbrick, National Book Award–winning author of In the Heart of the Sea).There was a time, back when the United States was young and the robber barons were just starting to come into their own, ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Through Ice & Fire

    Narrated by Fiona Macleod ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 56 min

    The wild and desolate expanses of Antarctica have been the setting for many famous exploits and misadventures: a place where every decision has life-or-death consequences.Legendary explorers such as Shackleton, Mawson and Scott continue to inspire to this day, and their faithful ships, the Endurance, Aurora and Terra Nova are vivid characters in their fateful voyages of discovery.The first and ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD $29.99 AUD

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    The American Transportation Revolution

    A Social and Cultural History

    Narrated by Danny Campbell ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 19 min

    In the first half of the nineteenth century, transportation in the United States underwent an extraordinary transformation. In The American Transportation Revolution, Aaron W. Marrs explores the cultural influence of steamboats and railroads, which fascinated Americans across the country.Demonstrating the wide cultural reach of steam transit, Marrs draws from an eclectic set of sources, including ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Summary of Gary Kinder's Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea

    by Everest Media ...
    Narrated by Digital Voice Madison G ...

    Abridged

    1 hour 43 min

    This audiobook is narrated by a digital voice.Listen to the Summary of Gary Kinder's Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea in 20 minutes. Please note: This is a summary & not the original book. Tommy and Barry, born in 1952, were best friends in the seventh grade. They had become friends in the seventh grade, when Tommy’s family moved to Defiance from Huntington, Indiana... ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-three mariners, one megastorm and the sinking of El Faro

    by Rachel Slade ...
    Narrated by Erin Bennett ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 36 min

    In the tradition of The Perfect Storm and Into Thin Air, Rachel Slade’s Into the Raging Sea is a nail-biting account of the sinking of the container ship El Faro, the crew of thirty-three who perished onboard, and the destructive forces of globalisation that put the ship in harm’s way.On 1 October 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Invasive Aliens: The Plants and Animals From Over There That Are Over Here - The Sunday Times, Telegraph and Waterstones Book of the Year

    by Dan Eatherley ...
    Narrated by Roger Davis ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 56 min

    ‘The story of “invasive species” is really the story of human history, and Eatherley tells it with great verve … Fascinating’ Daily TelegraphA unique history of plant and animal invaders of the British isles spanning thousands of years of arrivals and escapes, as well as defences mounted and a look to the future.As Brits we pride ourselves as stoic defenders, boasting a record of resistance dating ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Wonders in the Deep

    Extraordinary Shipwreck Discoveries from Spanish Gold to Shackleton's Bible

    Unabridged

    10 hours

    An awe-inspiring deep-dive into the treasures found on the sea floor and what they reveal about our past.In Wonders in the Deep Mensun Bound, the renowned archaeologist who was the Director of Exploration on the team that discovered Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance, argues that the history of the world is as much about maritime exploration and trade as it is about what happens on land. Using the ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD

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    Summary of Alfred Lansing's Endurance

    by Everest Media ...
    Narrated by AI Marcus ...

    Abridged

    52 min

    Please note:This audiobook has been generated using AI Voice. This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The order to abandon ship was given at 5 P. M. For most of the men, however, no order was needed because by then everybody knew that the ship was done and that it was time to give up trying to save her. They accepted their defeat almost apathetically. #2 The ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

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    Die letzten 160 Minuten der Titanic

    Narrated by Wolf Schneider ...

    Unabridged

    49 min

    Ein Buch über den Mythos der als unsinkbar geltenden Titanic: Als der Luxusliner am 15. April 1912 auf seiner Fahrt von Southampton nach New York im Atlantik versank, hat diese Katastrophe die Menschen wie kaum ein anderes Schiffsunglück bewegt – und tut es bis heute. Der Journalist und Sachbuchautor Wolf Schneider gewährt einen Einblick in die letzten Stunden und Minuten auf diesem Schiff, das in ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Icebound

    by Andrea Pitzer ...
    Narrated by Fred Sanders ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 18 min

    'An epic tale of exploration, daring and tragedy told by a fine historian - and a wonderful writer' – Peter Frankopan, author of the bestselling The Silk Roads.'The name of William Barents isn’t that familiar to us these days…but this enthralling, elemental and literally spine-chilling epic of courage and endurance should change all that’ – Roger Alton, Daily Mail... ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Ten Hours until Dawn

    The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy aboard the Can Do

    Narrated by Joe Barrett ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 58 min

    During the height of the blizzard of 1978, a tanker foundered on the shoals off the Massachusetts coast. The Coast Guard dispatched a patrol boat that was soon in trouble, too.A pilot-boat captain, Frank Quirk, heard of the Coast Guard’s plight on his radio. He gathered his crew of four, readied his forty-nine-foot steel boat, the Can Do, and entered the maelstrom of the blizzard soon to be known ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

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    The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria

    The Sinking of the World's Most Glamorous Ship

    Narrated by David Colacci ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 10 min

    In the tradition of Erik Larson's Dead Wake comes The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria, about the sinking of the glamorous Italian ocean liner.In 1956, a stunned world watched as the famous Italian ocean liner Andrea Doria sank after being struck by a Swedish vessel off the coast of Nantucket. Unlike the Titanic, this sinking played out in real time across radios and televisions, the first disaster ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

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    War at Sea

    A Shipwrecked History from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century

    Narrated by Kyle Tait ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours

    Underwater exploration is increasingly discovering long-lost warships from the deepest parts of the ocean, revealing a vast undersea museum that speaks to battles won and lost, service, sacrifice, and the human costs of warfare. War at Sea is a dramatic global tour of this remote museum and other formerly lost traces of humanity's naval heritage. It is also an account by the world's leading naval ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    The Ship Asunder

    A Maritime History of Britain in Eleven Vessels

    by Tom Nancollas ...
    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 53 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.If Britain's maritime history were embodied in a single ship, she would have a prehistoric prow, a mast plucked from a Victorian steamship, the hull of a modest fishing vessel, the propeller of an ocean liner and an anchor made of stone. We might call her Asunder, and, fantastical though she is, we could in fact find her today, scattered in fragments across the country's ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD