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    A Brief History of Motion

    From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next

    by Tom Standage ...
    Narrated by Liam Gerrard ...


    8 hours 19 min

    Tom Standage's fleet-footed and surprising global histories have delighted fans and sold hundreds of thousands of copies. Now, he returns with a provocative account of an overlooked form of technology-personal transportation-and explores how it has shaped societies and cultures over millennia. Beginning around 3,500 BCE with the wheel-a device that didn't catch on until a couple thousand years ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Driving While Black

    African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights

    Narrated by Gretchen Sorin, Janina Edwards ...


    9 hours 8 min

    How the automobile fundamentally changed African American life-the true history beyond the Best Picture-winning movie. The ultimate symbol of independence and possibility, the automobile has shaped this country from the moment the first Model T rolled off Henry Ford's assembly line. Yet cars have always held distinct importance for African Americans, allowing black families to evade the many ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Policing the Open Road

    How Cars Transformed American Freedom

    by Sarah A. Seo ...
    Narrated by Nancy Wu ...


    11 hours 1 min

    How the rise of the car, the symbol of American personal freedom, inadvertently led to ever more intrusive policing―with disastrous consequences for racial equality in our criminal justice system.When Americans think of freedom, they often picture the open road. Yet nowhere are we more likely to encounter the long arm of the law than in our cars. Sarah Seo reveals how the rise of the automobile ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Cops and Robbers: The Story of the British Police Car

    by Ant Anstead ...
    Narrated by Ant Anstead ...


    13 hours 40 min

    TV presenter and all-round car nut Ant Anstead takes the reader on a journey that mirrors the development of the motor car itself from a stuttering 20mph annoyance that scared everyone’s horses to 150mph pursuits with aerial support and sophisticated electronic tracking.The British Police Force’s relationship with the car started by chasing after pioneer speeding motorists on bicycles. As speed ... Read more

    $39.49 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Hop, Skip, Go: How the Transport Revolution Is Transforming Our Lives

    Narrated by John Moraitis ...


    9 hours

    Urban expert John Rossant and business journalist Stephen Baker look beyond the false promises of the past to examine the real future of transportation and the repercussions for the world’s cities, the global economy, the environment, and our individual lives.Human mobility, dominated for a century by cars and trucks, is facing a dramatic transformation. Over the next decade, new networked devices ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Watching the Wheels

    My Autobiography

    by Damon Hill ...
    Narrated by Paul Panting ...


    14 hours 19 min

    2016 marks the twentieth anniversary of Damon Hill's coronation as Formula One World Champion. For the first time ever he tells the story of his journey through the last golden era of the sport when he took on the greats including Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher and emerged victorious as World Champion in 1996, stepping out of the shadow of his legendary father Graham Hill.Away from the grid, ... Read more

    $26.49 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Land Rover: The Story of the Car that Conquered the World

    by Ben Fogle ...
    Narrated by Rupert Farley ...


    10 hours 20 min

    Sunday Times BestsellerAs quintessentially British as a plate of fish and chips or a British Bulldog, the boxy, utilitarian Land Rover Defender has become an iconic part of what it is to be British.It is said that for more than half the world's population, the first car they ever saw was a Land Rover Defender. It mirrors many of our national traits, stiff upper-lipped and slightly eccentric. The ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Across the Airless Wilds

    The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings

    by Earl Swift ...
    Narrated by Adam Verner ...


    10 hours 7 min

    “Earl Swift lays out this great unsung saga with verve and magisterial sweep." —Hampton SidesIn this "brilliantly observed" (Newsweek) rediscovery of the final Apollo moon landings, the acclaimed author of *Chesapeake Requiem*reveals that these extraordinary yet overshadowed missions—distinguished by the use of the revolutionary lunar roving vehicle—deserve to be celebrated as the pinnacle of ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    FORD - Die Audiostory


    2 hours 16 min

    Erleben Sie ein unterhaltsames Stück Kulturgeschichte! Vor 150 Jahren wurde Henry Ford geboren, der Mann, der die Welt auf Räder stellte. Sein am Fließband gefertigtes T-Modell ebnete der Menschheit den Weg in das automobile Zeitalter und Ford den Aufstieg zu einem der mächtigsten Fahrzeugkonzerne der Welt. Die Audiostory erzählt Bekanntes, Neues und Skurilles vom Autonarren aus Detroit, warum ... Read more

    $17.76 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Internal Combustion

    How Corporations and Governments Addicted the World to Oil and Subverted the Alternatives

    by Edwin Black ...
    Narrated by Stephen Hoye ...


    16 hours 5 min

    Edwin Black, award-winning author of IBM and the Holocaust, has mined scores of corporate and governmental archives to assemble thousands of previously uncovered and long-forgotten documents and studies into this dramatic story. Black traces a continuum of rapacious energy cartels and special interests dating back nearly 5,000 years, from wood to coal to oil, and then to the bicycle and electric ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Harley Earl, the Rise of General Motors, and the Glory Days of Detroit

    Narrated by Peter Berkrot ...


    9 hours 3 min

    The New York Times bestselling author of Bitter Brew chronicles the birth and rise to greatness of the American auto industry through the remarkable life of Harley Earl, an eccentric six-foot-five, stuttering visionary who dropped out of college and went on to invent the profession of automobile styling, thereby revolutionized the way cars were made, marketed, and even imagined.Harleys Earl’s ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Bedpans And Bobby Socks

    Five British Nurses on the American Road Trip of a Lifetime

    by Barbara Fox ...
    Narrated by Emma Tate ...


    9 hours 43 min

    'In my dreams, I was always in some vast landscape on a long, straight road. Driving. Always driving.'Gwenda had always loved the open road, but her home town of Newcastle didn't really offer the sort of adventure she longed for. So, in 1957, with friend and fellow nurse Pat in tow, she left the dismal British winter behind, and embarked on an amazing American adventure.After a year nursing in ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The People's Tycoon

    Henry Ford and the American Century

    by Steven Watts ...
    Narrated by John H. Mayer ...


    29 hours 28 min

    How a Michigan farm boy became the richest man in America is a classic, almost mythic tale, but never before has Henry Ford’s outsized genius been brought to life so vividly as it is in this engaging and superbly researched biography. The real Henry Ford was a tangle of contradictions. He set off the consumer revolution by producing a car affordable to the masses, all the while lamenting the moral ... Read more

    $52.42 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    by Jon Bentley ...
    Narrated by Jon Bentley ...


    6 hours 40 min

    Cars are one of the most significant human creations. They changed our cities. They changed our lives. They changed everything. But in the next thirty years, this technology will itself change enormously. If Google get their way, are we all going to be ferried around in tiny electric bubble-cars? Or will we watch robots race a bionic Lewis Hamilton? And what about the future of classic cars? In ... Read more

    $24.56 AUD or free with audiobook trial