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    How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship

    Narrated by Ece Temelkuran ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 49 min

    ’This is essential’ Margaret Atwood on Twitter ‘She's one of the most acute and perceptive analysts of the furtive growth of fascism. Everyone should know about this’ Philip Pullman ’Vibrates with outrage’ The Times‘It couldn’t happen here’Ece Temelkuran heard reasonable people in Britain say it the night of the Brexit vote.She heard reasonable people in America say it the night Trump’s election ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Daring to Fly

    The TV star on facing fear and finding joy on a deadline

    by Lisa Millar ...
    Narrated by Lisa Millar ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 37 min

    There are significant moments in life that you only really appreciate long after they have passed ... And then there are moments that are so magnificent you understand in an instant that they need to be treasured because the universe is offering you something truly inspiring.Lisa Millar has spent her whole life showing up, getting things done and making things happen. Despite the risks, despite ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Phosphorescence - Winner of the Australian Book Industry BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2021

    by Julia Baird ...
    Narrated by Julia Baird ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 28 min

    The national bestseller, Phosphorescence is a beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' - which will sustain us even through the darkest times.WINNER OF THE ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021Over the last decade, we have become better at knowing what brings us contentment, well-being ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    On Writing

    A Memoir of the Craft

    by Stephen King ...
    Narrated by Stephen King ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 59 min

    Not since Dickens has a writer had so many readers by the throat . . . King's imagination is vast. He knows how to engage the deepest sympathies of his readers . . . It is part biography, part collection of tips for the aspiring writer. In the final chapters, King tells, in graphic details, the story of his recent accident . . . a bizarre and absorbing story, told brillinatly by one of the great ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Everything I Know About Love

    Narrated by Dolly Alderton ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 33 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.*Narrated by Dolly Alderton*THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WITH A NEW CHAPTER ON TURNING THIRTY*Winner of Autobiography of the Year at the National Book Awards 2018**A Waterstones Paperback of the Year 2019**A Sunday Times paperback of the year 2019**Selected for Stylist's The Decade's 15 Best Books by Remarkable Women*Award-winni... ... Read more

    $23.31 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

    The international Classic and Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller

    Narrated by Dr Maya Angelou ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 11 min

    Maya Angelou's six volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this first volume of her six books of autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

    Discovering a happy, healthy, wealthy alcohol-free life

    Narrated by Catherine Gray ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 14 min

    'Truthful, modern and real' - Stylist'Brave, witty and brilliantly written' - Marie Claire'Hilarious, sharp, spitfire writing' - Sacha Z. Scoblic, Senior Editor at The Atlantic and author of Unwasted: My Lush SobrietyEver sworn off alcohol for a month and found yourself drinking by the 7th? ... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Gotta Get Theroux This

    My life and strange times in television

    by Louis Theroux ...
    Narrated by Louis Theroux ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 21 min

    The Sunday Times Bestseller'Honest and soul-searching' - Sunday ExpressFrom much-loved documentary maker Louis Theroux comes a funny, heartfelt and entertaining account of his life and weird times in TV.______________In 1994 fledgling journalist Louis Theroux was given a one-off gig on Michael Moore’s TV Nation, presenting a segment on apocalyptic religious sects. Gawky, so... ... Read more

    $25.09 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death

    The Breathtaking Number One Bestseller

    Narrated by Daisy Donovan ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 58 min

    AS SELECTED FOR THE ZOE BALL BOOKCLUB, A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, GUARDIAN, IRISH TIMES, OBSERVER, RED and THE TELEGRAPH.I AM, I AM, I AM is a memoir with a difference - the unputdownable story of an extraordinary woman's life in near-death experiences. Insightful, inspirational, gorgeously written, it is a book to be read at a sitting, a story you finish... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    All Creatures Great and Small

    The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet

    by James Herriot ...
    Narrated by Christopher Timothy ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 41 min

    The first collection of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC and Channel 5 series All Creatures Great and Small. This edition contains If Only They Could Talk and It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet.Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the young James Herriot 1930s Yorkshire seems to offer an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But from his erratic new colleagues, ... Read more

    $26.49 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How to Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong

    by Elizabeth Day ...
    Narrated by Elizabeth Day ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 42 min

    ***Elizabeth Day’s new novel Magpie is publishing this September and is available to pre-order now.***Inspired by her hugely popular podcast, How To Fail is Elizabeth Day’s brilliantly funny, painfully honest and insightful celebration of things going wrong.This is a book for anyone who has ever failed. Which means it’s a book for everyone.If I have learned one thing from this shockingly beautiful ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Shakespeare: The World as a Stage

    by Bill Bryson ...
    Narrated by Bill Bryson ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 27 min

    This short biography of William Shakespeare by world famous writer Bill Bryson brims with the author’s inimitable wit and intelligence.Includes an exclusive Q&A session with the author.Shakespeare’s life, despite the scrutiny of generations of biographers and scholars, is still a thicket of myths and traditions, some preposterous, some conflicting, arranged around the few scant facts known about ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Blue Nights

    by Joan Didion ...
    Narrated by Kimberly Farr ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 21 min

    From one of America’s greatest and most iconic writers: an honest and courageous portrait of age and motherhood.Several days before Christmas 2003, Joan Didion’s only daughter, Quintana, fell seriously ill. In 2010, Didion marked the sixth anniversary of her daughter’s death. ‘Blue Nights’ is a shatteringly honest examination of Joan Didion’s life as a mother, a woman and a writer.Recently widowed ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    If This Is A Man/The Truce

    by Primo Levi ...
    Narrated by Henry Goodman ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 24 min

    "With the moral stamina and intellectual poise of a twentieth-century Titan, this slightly built, dutiful, unassuming chemist set out systematically to remember the German hell on earth, steadfastly to think it through, and then to render it comprehensible in lucid, unpretentious prose. He was profoundly in touch with the minutest workings of the most endearing human events and with the most ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Uncanny Valley: A Memoir

    by Anna Wiener ...
    Narrated by Suehyla El-Attar ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 45 min

    ‘Joan Didion at a startup’ Rebecca Solnit ‘Impossibly pleasurable’ Jia Tolentino ‘This is essential reading’ StylistAt twenty-five years old, Anna Wiener was beginning to tire of her assistant job in New York publishing. There was no room to grow, and the voyeuristic thrill of answering someone else’s phone had worn thin.Within a year she had moved to Silicon Valley to take up a job at a data ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Surprised by Joy

    The Shape of My Early Life

    by C. S. Lewis ...
    Narrated by Ralph Cosham ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 39 min

    In the closest thing we have to an autobiography, C. S. Lewis, an unfailingly honest and perceptive observer of self, here shares the story of his personal spiritual journey. With characteristic candor and insight, he describes how his “search for joy” led him from the conventional Christianity of his childhood to a youthful atheism, and finally back to an assured Christianity compatible with his ... Read more

    $24.17 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    My Dyslexia

    Narrated by William Hughes ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 16 min

    An inspiring memoir of a Pulitzer Prize winner’s triumph over disabilityDespite being a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2008, Philip Schultz could never shake the feeling of being exiled to the “dummy class” in school, where he was largely ignored by his teachers and peers and not expected to succeed. Not until many years later, when his oldest son was diagnosed with dyslexia, did ... Read more

    $14.19 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Bible

    A Biography

    Narrated by Josephine Bailey ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 9 min

    As the work at the heart of Christianity, the Bible is the spiritual guide for one out of every three people in the world. It is also the world's most widely distributed book-it has been translated into over 2,000 languages-and the world's best-selling book, year after year. But the Bible is a complex work with a complicated and obscure history. Made up of sixty-six "books" written by various ... Read more

    $22.80 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Let Me Tell You What I Mean

    by Joan Didion ...
    Narrated by Kimberly Farr ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 5 min

    Twelve early pieces never before collected that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of Joan Didion.Mostly drawn from the earliest part of her astonishing five-decade career, the wide-ranging pieces in this collection include Didion writing about a Gamblers Anonymous meeting, a visit to San Simeon, and a reunion of WWII veterans in Las Vegas, and about topics ranging from Nancy ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Heida

    A Shepherd at the Edge of the World

    Narrated by Lucy Paterson ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 42 min

    The inspiring story of Icelandic sheep farmer, former model and feminist heroine has become an international bestseller and won both the Icelandic Booksellers' Prize and Women's Literature Prize.I'm not on my own because I've been sitting crying into a handkerchief or apron over a lack of interested men. I've been made every offer imaginable over the years. Men offer themselves, their sons...drunk ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Ghost in the Throat

    Narrated by Siobhán McSweeney ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 52 min

    Winner of The James Tait Black Memorial Prize Winner of the Book of the Year, the Irish Book Awards Winner of the Foyles Non-Fiction Book of the Year Nominated for the Rathbones Folio Prize, Desmond Elliot Prize and Republic of Consciousness Prize A true original, this stunning prose debut by Doireann Ní Ghríofa weaves two stories together. In the 1700s, an Irish noblewoman, on discovering her ... Read more

    $27.84 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City

    by Fang Fang ...
    Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 7 min

    From one of China’s most acclaimed and decorated writers comes a powerful first-person account of life in Wuhan during the COVID-19 outbreak.On January 25, 2020, after the central government imposed a lockdown in Wuhan, acclaimed Chinese writer Fang Fang began publishing an online diary. In the days and weeks that followed, Fang Fang’s nightly postings gave voice to the fears, frustrations, anger, ... Read more

    $39.49 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    My Last Eight Thousand Days

    An American Male in His Seventies

    by Lee Gutkind ...
    Narrated by Johnny Heller ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 11 min

    As founding editor of Creative Nonfiction and architect of the genre, Lee Gutkind played a crucial role in establishing literary, narrative nonfiction in the marketplace and in the academy. A longstanding advocate of New Journalism, he has reported on a wide range of issues-robots and artificial intelligence, mental illness, organ transplants, veterinarians and animals, baseball, motorcycle ... Read more

    $28.50 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Inklings

    C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Their Friends

    Narrated by Bernard Mayes ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 40 min

    During the 1930s at Oxford, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams—remarkable friends, writers, and scholars—met regularly to discuss philosophy and literature and to read aloud from their own works in progress. Calling themselves the Inklings, their circle grew. It was in this company that such classics as The Lord of the Rings, The Screwtape Letters, and The Lion, the Witch, and the ... Read more

    $32.72 AUD or free with audiobook trial