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    21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    Narrated by Derek Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 41 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The audiobook edition of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, read by Derek Perkins.**THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment.How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do abo... ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The 48 Laws of Power

    Narrated by Richard Poe ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 6 min

    The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any reader interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control. ... Read more

    $34.55 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The 48 Laws of Power

    Narrated by Don Leslie ...

    Abridged

    9 hours 53 min

    Cunning, instructive, and amoral, this controversial bestseller distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. Law 1: Never Outshine the Master. Law 3: Conceal Your Intentions. Law 7: Get Others to Do the Work for You, but Always Take the Credit. Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally. Law 33: Discover Each Man's Thumbscrew. These are the laws of power in their unvarnished ... Read more

    $34.55 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Uninhabitable Earth

    A Story of the Future

    Narrated by David Wallace-Wells ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 33 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.It is worse, much worse, than you think.The slowness of climate change is a fairy tale, perhaps as pernicious as the one that says it isn't happening at all, and if your anxiety about it is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today.Over the past decades, the term ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Fifth Risk

    Undoing Democracy

    by Michael Lewis ...
    Narrated by Victor Bevine ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 10 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis, read by Victor Bevine.The morning after Trump was elected president, the people who ran the US Department of Energy - an agency that deals with some of the most powerful risks facing humanity - waited to welcome the incoming administration's transition team. Nobody appeared. Across the US government, the same thing happened ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Origins of Totalitarianism

    by Hannah Arendt ...
    Narrated by Wanda McCaddon ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 24 min

    A recognized classic and definitive account of its subject, The Origins of Totalitarianism traces the emergence of modern racism as an "ideological weapon for imperialism," begining with the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe in the nineteenth century and continuing through the New Imperialism period from 1884 to World War I.In her analysis of the institutions and operations of totalitarian movements ... Read more

    $47.85 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Fourth Turning

    Narrated by Neil Howe ...

    Abridged

    6 hours 1 min

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “A startling vision of what the cycles of history predict for the future.”—USA WeekendWilliam Strauss and Neil Howe will change the way you see the world—and your place in it. With blazing originality, The Fourth Turning illuminates the past, explains the present, and reimagines the future. Most remarkably, it offers an utterly persuasive prophecy about how America’s past ... Read more

    $20.89 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Anarchist Handbook

    Narrated by Michael Malice and Others ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 29 min

    Anarchism has been both a vision of a peaceful, cooperative society—and an ideology of revolutionary terror. Since the term itself—anarchism—is a negation, there is a great deal of disagreement on what the positive alternative would look like. The black flag comes in many colors.The Anarchist Handbook is an opportunity for all these many varied voices to speak for themselves, from across the ... Read more

    $22.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Donald Trump v. The United States

    Inside the Struggle to Stop a President

    Narrated by Michael S. Schmidt ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 57 min

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • With unparalleled reporting, a Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times reporter chronicles the clash between a president and the officials of his own government who tried to stop him.“A meticulously reported volume that clearly benefits from the author’s extraordinary access . . . [a] startling dissection of the Trump presidency.”—The New York Times**Drawing on secret ... Read more

    $37.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Twilight of Democracy

    The Failure of Politics and the Parting of Friends

    Narrated by Anne Applebaum ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 15 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.In the years just before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, conservative politicians and intellectuals across Europe and America celebrated a great achievement, felt a common purpose and, very often, forged personal friendships. The euphoria quickly evaporated, the common purpose and centre ground gradually disappeared and eventually - as this book compellingly ... Read more

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    The Prince

    Narrated by Simon Callow ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 35 min

    **Brought to you by Penguin.This Penguin Classic is performed by Simon Callow, actor and director, known for his roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, and the BBC adaptation of A Christmas Carol.**As a diplomat in turbulent fifteenth-century Florence, Niccolò Machiavelli knew how quickly political fortunes could rise and fall. The Prince, his tough-minded, pragmatic handbook ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Capitalist Realism

    Is There No Alternative?

    by Mark Fisher ...
    Narrated by Russell Brand ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 48 min

    It is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.Since the events of 1989, capitalism has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system — a situation that the banking crisis of 2008, far from ending, actually compounded.This book analyses the development and principal features of this "capitalist realism" as a lived ideological framework. ... Read more

    $22.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Appeasing Hitler

    Chamberlain, Churchill and the Road to War

    by Tim Bouverie ...
    Narrated by John Sessions ...

    Unabridged

    22 hours 4 min

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Appeasing Hitler by Tim Bouverie, read by John Sessions.'Appeasing Hitler is an astonishingly accomplished debut. Bouverie writes with a wonderful clarity and we will no doubt hear a lot more of his voice in future'ANTONY BEEVOROn a wet afternoon in September 1938, Neville Chamberlain stepped off an aeroplane and announced that his visit to Hitler had ... Read more

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    There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness

    by Carlo Rovelli ...
    Narrated by Roy McMillan ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 22 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.One of our most beloved scientists, a fearless free spirit, Carlo Rovelli is also a masterful storyteller. In this collection of writings, the logbook of an intelligence always on the move, he follows his curiosity and invites us on a voyage through science, literature, philosophy and politics.Written with his usual clarity and wit, these pieces, most of which were first ... Read more

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    Languages of Truth

    Essays 2003-2020

    Narrated by Salman Rushdie, Raj Ghatak ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 19 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.From 'Best of the Booker' winner Salman Rushdie, an incisive and inspiring collection of non-fiction essays, criticism and speeches that takes readers on a thrilling journey through the evolution of language and cultureGathering pieces written between 2003 and 2020, including several never previously in print, Languages of Truth chronicles a period of momentous cultural ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How to Stop Fascism

    History, Ideology, Resistance

    by Paul Mason ...
    Narrated by Paul Mason ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 5 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The far right is on the rise across the world. From Modi's India to Bolsonaro's Brazil and Erdogan's Turkey, fascism is not a horror that we have left in the past; it is a recurring nightmare that is happening again - and we need to find a better way to fight it.In How to Stop Fascism, Paul Mason offers a radical, hopeful blueprint for resisting and defeating the new far ... Read more

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    Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain

    Narrated by Sam Devereaux ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours

    A fierce, mordantly funny and perceptive book, from the author of Ship of Fools, about the act of national self-harm known as Brexit. In exploring the answers to the question: 'why did Britain vote leave?', Fintan O'Toole finds himself discovering how trivial journalistic lies became far from trivial national obsessions; how the pose of indifference to truth and historical fact has come to define ... Read more

    $24.56 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    People vs. Democracy, The

    Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It

    by Yascha Mounk ...
    Narrated by Timothy Andrés Pabon ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 31 min

    The world is in turmoil. From India to Turkey and from Poland to the United States, authoritarian populists have seized power. As a result, Yascha Mounk shows, democracy itself may now be at risk.Two core components of liberal democracy—individual rights and the popular will—are increasingly at war with each other. As the role of money in politics soared and important issues were taken out of ... Read more

    $22.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Demagogue

    The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy

    by Larry Tye ...
    Narrated by Ben Jaeger-Thomas ...

    Unabridged

    21 hours 12 min

    The definitive biography of the most dangerous demagogue in American history, based on first-ever review of his personal and professional papers, medical and military records, and recently unsealed transcripts of his closed-door Congressional hearingsIn the long history of American demagogues, from Huey Long to Donald Trump, never has one man caused so much damage in such a short time as Senator ... Read more

    $44.54 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The New Age of Empire

    How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World

    Narrated by Kehinde Andrews ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 57 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The New Age of Empire takes us back to the beginning of the European Empires, outlining the deliberate terror and suffering wrought during every stage of the expansion, and destroys the self-congratulatory myth that the West was founded on the three great revolutions of science, industry and politics. Instead, genocide, slavery and colonialism are the key foundation ... Read more

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    The Invention of Sicily

    A Mediterranean History

    by Jamie Mackay ...
    Narrated by John Lee ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 51 min

    Sicily has always acted as a gateway between Europe and the rest of the world. Fought over by the Phoenicians and Greeks, the Romans, Goths and Byzantines, Arabs and Normans, Germans, and the Spanish and the French for thousands of years, Sicily became a unique melting pot where diverse traditions merged, producing a unique heritage and singular culture. In this fascinating account of the island ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Anatomy of Fascism

    Narrated by Arthur Morey ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 2 min

    What is fascism? By focusing on the concrete: what the fascists did rather than what they said, the esteemed historian Robert O. Paxton answers this question for the first time. From the first violent uniformed bands beating up “enemies of the state,” through Mussolini’s rise to power, to Germany’s fascist radicalization in World War II, Paxton shows clearly why fascists came to power in some ... Read more

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Politics Book

    Big Ideas Simply Explained

    by DK ...
    Narrated by David Shaw-Parker ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 9 min

    This invaluable, easy-to-understand guide to world politics and government offers an accessible introduction to more than 80 of the most important theories and big ideas of leaders and politicians throughout history.The Politics Book makes government and politics easy to understand by explaining the big ideas simply. The key events in political history are outlined from the origins of political ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Rome

    An Empire's Story

    by Greg Woolf ...
    Narrated by Liam Gerrard ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 5 min

    The very idea of empire was created in ancient Rome and even today traces of its monuments, literature, and institutions can be found across Europe, the Near East, and North Africa-and sometimes even further afield. In Rome, historian Greg Woolf expertly recounts how this mammoth empire was created, how it was sustained in crisis, and how it shaped the world of its rulers and subjects-a story ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial