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    Still Life

    by Sarah Winman ...
    Narrated by Sarah Winnman ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 55 min

    THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF DYMOCKS BOOK OF THE YEARA GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF 2021A BBC BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICKWINNER OF THE INWORDS LITERARY AWARD‘Sheer joy' Graham Norton‘Utterly beautiful … filled with hope’ Joanna Cannon, author of Three Things About Elsie‘A bear-hug of a book... ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Borgias

    The Hidden History

    by G. J. Meyer ...
    Narrated by Enn Reitel ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 12 min

    The startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a remarkable new account by the acclaimed author of The Tudors and A World Undone. Sweeping aside the gossip, slander, and distortion that have shrouded the Borgias for centuries, G. J. Meyer offers an unprecedented portrait of the infamous Renaissance family and their storied milieu.They burst out of ... Read more

    $37.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Good Mothers: The True Story of the Women Who Took on The World's Most Powerful Mafia

    by Alex Perry ...
    Narrated by Eva Alexander ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 28 min

    You are born into it or marry in. Loyalty is absolute, bloodshed revered and you kill or go to your grave before betraying The Family. This code of omertà is how the 'Ndrangheta became the world’s most powerful mafia. The Good Mothers is the story of the women who broke the silence.We live in their buildings, work in their companies, shop in their stores, eat in their restaurants and elect ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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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    Ten Tomatoes that Changed the World

    A History

    Unabridged

    9 hours 30 min

    New York Times bestselling author William Alexander takes readers on the surprisingly twisty journey of the beloved tomato in this fascinating and erudite microhistory.The tomato gets no respect. Never has. Lost in the dustbin of history for centuries, accused of being vile and poisonous, subjected to being picked hard-green and gassed, even used as a projectile, the poor tomato has become the ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Brunelleschi's Dome

    How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

    by Ross King ...
    Narrated by James Cameron Stewart ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 36 min

    On August 19, 1418, a competition concerning Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore was announced: "Whoever desires to make any model or design for the vaulting of the main Dome . . . shall do so before the end of the month of September." The proposed dome was regarded far and wide as all but impossible to build. The dome would literally need to be erected over thin air. Of ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Merchants in the Temple

    Inside Pope Francis's Secret Battle Against Corruption in the Vatican

    Narrated by P. J. Ochlan ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 8 min

    From a bestselling author with unprecedented access to Pope Francis, an investigative look at the recent financial scandals at the highest levels of the VaticanA veritable war is waging in the Church: on one side, there is Pope Francis’s strong message for one church of the poor and all; on the other, there is the old Curia with its endless enemies, and the old and new lobbies struggling to ... Read more

    $23.97 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    La Passione

    How Italy Seduced the World

    by Dianne Hales ...
    Narrated by Cassandra Campbell ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 21 min

    A jubilant celebration of Italy’s outsize impact on culture, from literature to art, music to movies, that “masterfully examines the multitude of reasons why so many people fall in love with Italy and the Italian lifestyle” (Forbes)Can you imagine painting without Leonardo, opera without Verdi, fashion without Armani, food without the signature tastes of pasta, gelato, and pizza? The first ... Read more

    $29.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Naples: The History and Legacy of the Prominent Italian City-State from Antiquity to Today

    Narrated by Colin Fluxman ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 18 min

    The history of Naples is long and tortured, or at least for centuries that was how its history has been told.[1] Inhabited almost continuously from the Neolithic era to the present, Naples was founded by the Greeks and conquered by the Romans. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Naples passed between various foreign rulers for its entire history prior to Italian unification. Starting in 1040, when ... Read more

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    The Giant: A Novel of Michelangelo's David

    by Laura Morelli ...
    Narrated by Edoardo Camponeschi ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 34 min

    As a colossal statue takes shape in Renaissance Florence, the lives of a master sculptor and a struggling painter become stunningly intertwined.Florence, 1500. Fresco painter Jacopo Torni longs to make his mark in the world. But while his peers enjoy prestigious commissions, his meager painting jobs are all earmarked to pay down gambling debts.When Jacopo hears of a competition to create Florence ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Hero's Way

    Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna

    by Tim Parks ...
    Narrated by Roger May ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 6 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Bestselling author of Italian Ways Tim Parks follows the hair-raising journey of Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi, 250-miles on foot from Rome to Ravenna, to look at Italy past and present.In the summer of 1849, Garibaldi, legendary hero of guerrilla wars in South America and future architect of a united Italy, was finally forced to concede defeat in his defence ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Roadmap to Hell

    Sex, Drugs, and Guns on the Mafia Coast

    Narrated by Nicol Zanzarella ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 19 min

    From sex slaves to drug mules, The Daily Beast's Rome Bureau Chief uncovers a terrifying and intricate web of criminal activity right on Europe's doorstep. Caught between Camorra gunrunners selling to ISIS and Nigerian drug gangs along Italy's picturesque coast, each year thousands of refugees and migrants are lured into their underworld, forced to become sex slaves, drug mules, or weapon ... Read more

    $25.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Prince. Summary [Russian Edition]

    Narrated by Aleksey Muzhitskiy ...

    Unabridged

    39 min

    As a young Florentine envoy to the courts of France and the Italian principalities, Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was able to observe firsthand the lives of people strongly united under one powerful ruler. His fascination with that political rarity and his intense desire to see the Medici family assume a similar role in Italy provided the foundation for his "primer for princes." In this classic ... Read more

    $23.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Republic of Venice and Republic of Genoa, The: The History of the Italian Rivals and their Mediterranean Empires

    Narrated by Colin Fluxman ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 19 min

    The mystical floating city of Venice has inspired awe for generations, and it continues to be one of the most visited European cities for good reason. Tourists are drawn to the stunning blend of classical, Gothic, and Renaissance-inspired architecture across the picturesque towns and villages, the charming open-air markets, the mouthwatering traditional cuisine, and of course, the famous gondolas ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Cola di Rienzo: The Controversial Life and Legacy of the Medieval Roman Who Attempted to Unify Italy

    Narrated by Colin Fluxman ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 14 min

    In the wake of the Roman Empire’s collapse, Italy found itself fractured, and nearly 1,000 years after Rome lost its grip in the late 5th century, there were several sovereign regional powers on the peninsula, such as Milan, Venice, Florence, the Papal States, and Naples. Centuries of conflict ensued, precipitating great anxiety among Western thinkers, and Italians responded to the fragmentation ... Read more

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    Lombards, The: The History and Legacy of the Germanic Group that Dominated Italy after the Fall of Rome

    Narrated by Daniel Houle ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 37 min

    While many people are familiar with the Vandals’ sack of Rome, the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, and the Byzantine Empire’s attempt to reunify the entire Roman Empire, the history of Italy in the wake of Rome’s fall is often overlooked. The late 5th century’s political instability allowed wave after wave of semi-nomadic peoples, most of them ethnic Germans, to establish new kingdoms, only ... Read more

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    Espartaco

    La historia romana de la heroica revolución esclava (Spanish Edition)

    by Yanabo Navajo ...
    Narrated by Salvador Mardini ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 29 min

    Espartaco es la figura central en los primeros capítulos de este audiolibro. Condujo a los esclavos a rebelarse contra los opresores romanos e hizo un impacto significativo. Su nombre será recordado en la historia debido a sus actos heroicos.Los temas de este libro incluyen:Soldados en el ejército de RomaLa llama y la rebelión de Espartaco, y su basura en el VesubioEfecto de la guerra de ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Six Victories

    North Africa Malta and the Mediterranean Convoy War November 1941-March 1942

    Narrated by Michael Page ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 14 min

    In October 1941, the British Admiralty based a surface strike force in Malta to attack Axis sea lanes between Italy and Africa. Aided by Ultra intelligence, submarines, and bombers based in Malta, this force dominated the Central Mediterranean. From the end of October through the middle of December 1941, less than a third of the supplies shipped from Italian ports arrived in Libya. Shortages of ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    101 Amazing Facts about the Vatican City

    Narrated by Lawrence Keefe ...
    series 101 Amazing Facts #46

    Unabridged

    40 min

    Are you interested in learning more about the Vatican City, the world’s smallest state and home to the Pope? This walled enclave is one of the world’s top tourist destinations, attracting millions of people each year with its stunning architecture and incredible works of art. In this fascinating audiobook, narrator Lawrence Keefe talks us through over one hundred amazing facts about the sovereign ... Read more

    $7.55 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    In Michelangelo's Shadow

    The Mystery of Modern Italy

    by Joseph Luzzi ...
    Narrated by Joseph Luzzi ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 1 min

    The director of Italian studies at Bard College, Professor Joseph Luzzi, leads a comprehensive overview of Italian culture. Beginning in the fabled realm of Renaissance art and concluding with the sweeping transformations of present-day Italy, Professor Luzzi examines the Italian mystique and answers a number of intriguing questions: Is there a distinctly "Italian" way of looking at the world? To ... Read more

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    First Italian War of Independence, The: The History and Legacy of the Revolutions that Started the Process of Italy’s Unification

    Narrated by Colin Fluxman ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 48 min

    In the 18th century, Italy was still divided into smaller states, but differently than during medieval times when the political entities were independent and were flourishing economic and cultural centers almost unrivaled in Europe. During the 18th century, all of them were submitted, in one way or another, to one of the greater hegemonic powers. This process of conquest and submission began ... Read more

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    The Pope and Mussolini

    The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe

    Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 10 min

    PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLEFrom National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini’s spies inside the highest ... Read more

    $33.70 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Gallic Wars, The: A Captivating Guide to the Military Campaigns that Expanded the Roman Republic and Helped Julius Caesar Transform Rome into the Greatest Empire of the Ancient World

    Narrated by Randy Whitlow ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 20 min

    If you want to discover the captivating history of the Gallic Wars, then keep reading...As Rome swelled with tradespeople, artisans, slaves, and wealthy merchant families, its politicians struggled to maintain the fundamental democratic properties of the republican government. Rules were bent and broken, politicians and voters were bribed and lied to, and eventually, the power of Rome fell to the ... Read more

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    Historia romana

    Hechos, cultura, guerras, emperadores, prostitutas y esclavos (Spanish Edition)

    by Yanabo Navajo ...
    Narrated by Salvador Mardini ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 47 min

    En este paquete de libros, obtienes los mejores hechos históricos y el conocimiento que mereces.En el primer libro, se discutirán varios aspectos del Imperio Romano, su gobierno y su lugar en la historia humana. Aprenderá más sobre líderes, hábitos y prácticas. Descubrirás cómo el imperio se extinguió y colapsó.En el segundo libro, una serie de emperadores salen a la luz. Calígula, Nerón, Marco ... Read more

    $22.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial