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    The Ferryman's Daughter

    The gripping new family saga of strength, family and hope for fans of Josephine Cox and Sheila Newberry

    Narrated by Karen Cass ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 21 min

    'I absolutely loved it. Hester is one heck of a woman!' Heidi Swain'A charming book seasoned with romance and a sprinkling of danger' Western MailCan Hester help her family escape desperate poverty and fulfil her dreams?1908: Hester always loved her mother best, her father had always been a hard man to like, spending more time (and money) in the local than with his family. After her mother's ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Waterfront Manhattan

    From Henry Hudson to the High Line

    Narrated by Joel Richards ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 44 min

    For hundreds of years, the shorefront of Manhattan Island served as the country's center of trade, shipping, and commerce. With its maritime links across the oceans, along the Atlantic coast, and inland to the Midwest and New England, Manhattan became a global city and home to the world's busiest port. It was a world of docks, ships, tugboats, and ferries, filled with cargo and freight, a place ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Ship and the Storm

    Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome

    by Jim Carrier ...
    Narrated by Robertson Dean ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 57 min

    Captain Guyan March had spent his entire professional career aboard Windjammer Barefoot Cruises’ fleet of extravagant tall ships that carry passengers on weeklong fantasy cruises spiced with rum and sun. When he agreed to command the Fantome, Windjammer’s marquee ship, a beautiful 282-foot schooner that “sailed like a pig” in the Gulf of Honduras, he knew that a storm would leave him little space ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Surface at the Pole

    The Extraordinary Voyages of the USS Skate

    by James Calvert ...
    Narrated by Tom Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 31 min

    On 17 March 1959, the USS Skate became the first submarine to surface at the North Pole. Under the guidance of James Calvert this nuclear submarine had navigated through polar ice packs, braved atrociously cold conditions, and broken through layers of thick ice to arrive at their destination; the northernmost point of the world. This mission, however, was not just about completing a seemingly ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Tin Cans and Greyhounds

    The Destroyers that Won Two World Wars

    by Clint Johnson ...
    Narrated by Tom Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 34 min

    This action-packed narrative history of destroyer-class ships begins with destroyers' first incarnation as torpedo boats in 1898 through the last true combat service of the ships in the Vietnam War. Nicknamed "tin cans" or "greyhounds," destroyers were quick naval ships used to defend larger battleships-and they proved indispensable in America's military victories. In Tin Cans and Greyhounds, ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $32.33 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    At Close Quarters

    PT Boats in the United States Navy

    Narrated by Mike Chamberlain ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 41 min

    Small though they were, PT boats played a key role in World War II, carrying out an astonishing variety of missions where fast, versatile, and strongly armed vessels were needed. Called "weapons of opportunity," they met the enemy at closer quarters and with greater frequency than any other type of surface craft. Among the most famous PT commanders was John F. Kennedy, whose courageous actions in ... Read more

    $32.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $35.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Adrift

    A True Story of Tragedy on the Icy Atlantic and the One Who Lived to Tell about It

    by Brian Murphy ...
    Narrated by Dan Woren ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 22 min

    A story of tragedy at sea where every desperate act meant life or deathThe small ship making the Liverpool-to-New York trip in the early months of 1856 carried mail, crates of dry goods, and more than one hundred passengers, mostly Irish emigrants. Suddenly an iceberg tore the ship asunder and five lifeboats were lowered. As four lifeboats drifted into the fog and icy water, never to be heard from ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    101 Amazing Facts about the Titanic

    Narrated by Kent Harris ...
    series 101 Amazing Facts #39

    Unabridged

    27 min

    Do you know how many miles beneath the surface of the waves the wreck of the titanic lies? What do scientists and historians now believe led to the iceberg only being seen at the last minute? The flares that were sent up by the crew were supposed to signal ‘distress’ - but what did they actually say? Narrator Kent Harris talks us through over one hundred amazing Titanic facts in this fascinating ... Read more

    $7.55 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Titanic, The Voices From The BBC Archive

    by Mark Jones ...
    Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 26 min

    The RMS Titanic sailed from Southampton en route for New York on her maiden voyage with 2228 passengers and crew on board. On the 14th April at twenty minutes before midnight, sailing at almost full speed, she struck an iceberg and sank in just two and a half hours. Over 1500 lives were lost. This is the story of a great tragedy described by the surviving passengers, officers and crew who were on ... Read more

    $11.36 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War

    Narrated by Joe Barrett ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 17 min

    The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) was the third most powerful navy in the world at the start of World War II, and came to dominate the Pacific in the early months of the war. This was a remarkable turnaround for a navy that only began to modernize in 1868, although defeats inflicted on the Russians and Chinese in successive wars at the turn of the century gave a sense of the threat the IJN was to ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

    U.S.S. Seawolf

    Submarine Raider of the Pacific

    Unabridged

    7 hours 16 min

    The USS Seawolf was one of the greatest submarine raiders of all time. Having narrowly avoided the attack on Pearl Harbor the Seawolf set out for the seas of the Pacific to wreak havoc on Japanese shipping. Joseph Melvin Eckberg was on the Seawolf from her maiden voyage and remained with her until January 1943. As chief radioman he was instrumental in assisting Captain Frederick Warder to find and ... Read more

    $23.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Invasive Aliens: The Plants and Animals From Over There That Are Over Here

    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 or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    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

    $20.89 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    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

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    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

    $25.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Wreck of the Portland

    A Doomed Ship, A Violent Storm, and New England's Worst Maritime Disaster

    Narrated by Gary Bennett ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 33 min

    The SS Portland was a solid and luxurious ship, and its loss in 1898 in a violent storm with some 200 people aboard was later remembered as “New England’s Titanic.” The Portland was one of New England's largest and most luxurious paddle steamers, and after nine years' solid performance, she had earned a reputation as a safe and dependable vessel. In November 1898, a perfect storm formed off the ... Read more

    $40.36 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    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 or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Oak Island Mystery: Solved

    The Final Chapter

    Narrated by Genevieve Jones ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 48 min

    Legends, questions and theories abound about Oak Island, Nova Scotia, and tales of buried treasure there. For more than two centuries, the island has been studied, searched, probed and cursed all the while failing to give up its secrets. Joy Steele’s ground-breaking book, The Oak Island Mystery, Solved (CBU Press 2015), was born of her own curiosity about “Oak Island gold,” and her application of ... Read more

    $38.35 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Sea Was in Their Blood

    The Disappearance of the Miss Ally's Five-Man Crew

    by Quentin Casey ...
    Narrated by Costas Halavrezos ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 48 min

    It was a frigid night in February 2013 when the five young fishermen vanished. The crew of the Miss Ally—a 12-metre Cape Islander from Woods Harbour, Nova Scotia—was fishing for halibut far off the Nova Scotia coast when their boat's spotlight malfunctioned. A vicious winter storm was approaching from her south, and all other boats at the fishing grounds were steaming for shore. Unable to locate ... Read more

    $38.35 AUD or free with audiobook trial