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    The Return

    Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between

    by Hisham Matar ...
    Narrated by Hisham Matar ...


    8 hours 48 min

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTIONSHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARDWINNER OF THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZEONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES' TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2016Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Return written and read by Hisham Matar.Hisham Matar was nineteen when his father was kidnapped and taken to prison i... ... Read more

    $18.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Arabian Sands

    Narrated by Laurence Kennedy ...


    12 hours 59 min

    Arabian Sands is Wilfred Thesiger's stunning account of five years spent crossing the Arabian Peninsula by foot and on camels, with nomadic Bedouin tribesmen as guides. Travelling between 1945 and 1950, the British explorer treks through Yemen, The Empty Quarter, Oman and parts of the then Trucial States, crossing and re-crossing around 250,000 miles of this most inhospitable terrain. He was the ... Read more

    $50.92 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Egyptian Pyramids Revisited

    Narrated by Susie Hennessy ...


    3 hours 46 min

    SHORT DESCRIPTIONThe new expanded edition provides complete information about the pyramids of Ancient Egypt in the Giza Plateau. It contains the locations and dimensions of interiors and exteriors of these pyramids; the history and builders of the pyramids; theories of construction; theories on their purpose and function; the sacred geometry that was incorporated into the design of the pyramids; ... Read more

    $12.00 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Bookseller Of Kabul

    The International Bestseller - 'An intimate portrait of Afghani people quite unlike any other' SUNDAY TIMES

    Narrated by Emilia Fox ...


    6 hours 54 min

    For more than twenty years Sultan Khan defied the authorities to supply books to the people of Kabul. He was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned, and watched illiterate soldiers burn piles of his books in the street.In spring 2002 award-winning journalist Åsne Seierstad spent four months living with the bookseller and his family. As she steps back from the page and lets the Khans tell their ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Through Dust and Darkness

    A Motorcycle Journey of Fear and Faith in the Middle East

    Narrated by Jeremy Kroeker ...


    7 hours 8 min

    Jeremy Kroeker is a Mennonite with a motorcycle. When his seemingly unflinching faith in a Christian world view begins to shift, he hops on his bike to seek answers. After shipping his ride to Europe, Kroeker discovers that the machine now wobbles worse than his own opinions about spirituality. Still, he carries on, through Germany, Austria, Croatia, Albania, and into the Middle East: Turkey, ... Read more

    $28.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Travelling with Pomegranates

    Narrated by Sue Monk Kidd ...


    8 hours 58 min

    From the New York Times bestselling author of THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES and THE INVENTION OF WINGS and her daughter comes a touching and perceptive memoir about mothers and daughters that will resonate with women of all ages.Sue Monk Kidd and her daughter Ann chronicle their travels together at a time when each had reached an important turning point in her life. What emerged was a quest for Ann and ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Beirut Noir

    by Imam Humaydan ...
    Narrated by Elias Khalil ...


    9 hours 10 min

    Featuring brand-new stories by: Rawi Hage, Muhammad Abi Samra, Leila Eid, Hala Kawtharani, Marie Tawk, Bana Baydoun, Hyam Yared, Najwa Barakat, Alawiyeh Sobh, Mazen Zahreddine, Abbas Beydoun, Bachir Hilal, Zena El Khalil, Mazen Maarouf, and Tarek Abi Samra.From the introduction by Iman Humaydan (translated by Michelle Hartman):“Beirut is a city of contradiction and paradox. It is an urban and ... Read more

    $32.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Abraham zwischen den Welten

    Ansichten aus Israel

    Narrated by Helmut Berger ...


    2 hours 16 min

    In Helmut Bergers Interpretation der Ansichten aus Israel wird das Porträt eines pulsierenden Landes voller Widersprüche zwischen unbändiger Lebenslust und religiösem Eifer lebendig. Thorsten Schmitz, Korrespondent der "Süddeutschen Zeitung", beobachtet einen orthodoxen Rabbiner beim Surfen, folgt den Spuren des religiösen Fanatismus in Israels Familien, spricht mit durchgeknallten Jerusalem ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Journey Through The Heart of the Middle East

    by Levison Wood ...
    Narrated by Levison Wood ...


    8 hours 53 min

    The award-winning TV adventurer and travel writer's enthralling account of his 5,000-mile expedition around the Arabian Peninsula, from Iraq to Lebanon.Following in the footsteps of great explorers such as Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, Arabia is Levison Wood's account of his most complex expedition yet: circumnavigating the Arabian Peninsula. Travelling through some of the harshest and ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Road to Oxiana

    by Robert Byron ...
    Narrated by Barnaby Edwards ...


    11 hours 46 min

    In 1933, Robert Byron set off from Venice with his friend Christopher Sykes to explore the architecture of the Middle East. Their long and arduous journey took them from Cyprus and Jerusalem to Syria, Iraq, Persia and Afghanistan, and finally Oxiana, a tiny country around the river Oxus, the Greek name for the river Amu Darya, which snakes down from Russia into Afghanistan. They travel by any ... Read more

    $46.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Country Between

    Making a Home Where Both Sides of Jerusalem Collide

    Narrated by Justine Eyre ...


    8 hours 2 min

    When American writer Stephanie Saldana finds herself in an empty house at the beginning of Nablus Road, the dividing line between East and West Jerusalem, she is a new wife trying to navigate a fragile terrain, both within her marriage and throughout the country in which she has chosen to live. Pregnant with her first child, Stephanie struggles to protect her family, their faith, and herself from ... Read more

    $31.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Marsh Arabs

    Narrated by Laurence Kennedy ...


    8 hours 11 min

    For a period of seven years, Wilfred Thesiger canoed through the marshes at the confluence of Iraq's Tigris and Euphrates rivers, living among the native Madan tribes and their islands made of reeds. Now extinct, their ancient way of life is speculated to have existed for 5,000 years, going back to the days of ancient Sumer, and possessed a unique culture found nowhere else in the Middle East. ... Read more

    $37.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Ancient Egypt

    Narrated by Andrea Giordani ...


    39 min

    Egyptians have been known for their wonderful style of preserving the bodies of the dead and their pyramids. For about 30 centuries from 3100 BC till it was conquered by the Alexander the Great in 332 BC, Egypt was a well-known civilization. Their splendid pyramids and intricate wall designs in their palaces enchanted the archaeologists and the entire world. The history of Egypt can be known by ... Read more

    $5.98 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Eine akustische Reise zwischen Hagia Sophia und Beyoglu


    1 hour 19 min

    Willkommen in der Kulturhauptstadt! In der lebendigen und vielseitigen Weltstadt verschmelzen Tradition und Moderne zu einer einzigartigen Erlebniskulisse. Die Straßen des modernen Ausgehviertels Beyoğlu sind Tag und Nacht belebt und in den Szenecafés wird zum Sound orientalischer Elekromusik getanzt, während aus der Ferne der Ruf des Muezzins erklingt. Istanbuls Bewohner berichten vom Alltag in ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Finding Jesus in Israel

    Through the Holy Land on the Road Less Traveled

    Narrated by Lyle Blaker ...


    6 hours 35 min

    Part travel journal but mostly spiritual guide, Finding Jesus in Israel takes an unvarnished look at the Holy Land with an off-the-bus peek into the people and places that make Israel such an amazing destination.We are shaped and transformed by the oceans we sail, the deserts, mountains, and valleys we wander, and the people we meet along the way. And as any traveler worth his salt knows, the real ... Read more

    $29.92 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah

    Fear and Love in the Modern Middle East

    Narrated by Vikas Adam ...


    11 hours 48 min

    Armed only with college Arabic and restless curiosity, Adam Valen Levinson set out to "learn about the world 9/11 made us fear." From a base in globalized and sterilized Abu Dhabi, he sets out to lunch in Taliban territory in Afghanistan, travels under the watchful eye of Aleppo's secret police, risks shipwreck en route to Somalia, investigates Yazidi beliefs in a sacred cave, cliff-dives in Oman, ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Reports from Hell

    by Chas Smith ...
    Narrated by Peter Berkrot ...


    8 hours 5 min

    A gonzo ride through war-torn Yemen as only Chas Smith, the award-winning author of Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell and Cocaine + Surfing: A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Affair, could provide. Follow Smith and his misfit band of merrymakers as they search for the true origins of Al Qaeda and endeavor to ride the unsurfed waves of Yemen all while exploring the slim opportunities ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Coming Together, Coming Apart

    A Memoir of Heartbreak and Promise in Israel

    by Daniel Gordis ...
    Narrated by Steven Jay Cohen ...


    10 hours 7 min

    When Daniel Gordis, his wife, Elisheva, and their three young children abandoned a safe and comfortable home in Los Angeles to move halfway around the world and find a new life in Israel, the future looked bright. It was 1998, Ehud Barak had just been elected prime minister, and peace appeared to be only a few tough negotiations away.Two years later, hope had turned to terror, as the rattle of ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Concise History of Turkey, A: The History and Legacy of Turkey from Antiquity to Today

    Narrated by David Pickering ...


    2 hours 15 min

    It was not until the excavations of the 1930s that many of the relics, reliefs, and clay tablets that offer so much information about Persian life could be studied for the first time. Through archaeological remains, ancient texts, and work by a new generation of historians, a picture can today be built of this remarkable civilization and their capital city. Although the city had been destroyed, ... Read more

    $10.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Syria's Secret Library

    The true story of how a besieged Syrian town found hope

    by Mike Thomson ...
    Narrated by David Rintoul ...


    9 hours 6 min

    'Hugely inspiring . . . A unique tribute to the power of books and the unquenchable human spirit' MICHAEL PALIN'An inspiring read - humanity at its best' DAVID NOTT, author of War DoctorDaraya lies on the fringe of Damascus, just south west of the Syrian Capital. Besieged by government forces since 2011, its people were deprived of food, bombarded by bombs and missiles, and shot at by snipers. But ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Ancient Egyptian Metaphysical Architecture

    Narrated by Susie Hennessy ...


    6 hours 50 min

    SHORT DESCRIPTIONThis new expanded edition reveals the Ancient Egyptian knowledge of harmonic proportion, sacred geometry, and number mysticism as manifested in their texts, temples, tombs, art, hieroglyphs, etc., throughout their known history. It shows how the Egyptians designed their buildings to generate cosmic energy; and the mystical application of numbers in Egyptian works. The book ... Read more

    $20.00 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Nine Lives of Pakistan

    Dispatches from a Precarious State

    by Declan Walsh ...
    Narrated by Roger Clark ...


    11 hours 13 min

    Declan Walsh is one of the New York Times's most distinguished international correspondents. His electrifying portrait of Pakistan over a tumultuous decade captures the sweep of this strange, wondrous, and benighted country through the dramatic lives of nine fascinating individuals. On assignment as the country careened between crises, Walsh traveled from the raucous port of Karachi to the salons ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Full Tilt

    Ireland to India with a Bicycle

    by Dervla Murphy ...
    Narrated by Emma Lowe ...


    9 hours 32 min

    Full Tilt is the inspiring true story of Dervla Murphy’s 1963 journey from Ireland to India on an Armstrong Cadet bicycle, and the trials, landscapes and cultures she encountered along the way. The route takes her through the valleys and snowy mountain passes of Europe and India to the scorching deserts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, where the metal of her bicycle, Rozinante (named after Don Quixote ... Read more

    $40.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Israel - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

    by Jeffrey Geri ...
    Narrated by Charles Armstrong ...
    series Culture Smart!


    3 hours 28 min

    This edition provides important insights for listeners, revealing what to expect and how to behave, how to avoid misunderstandings, and how to form good social and business relationships when on visit to Israel. While Israel is a modern and largely secular country, it is one steeped in biblical history—a place where religion still plays an active role in public life. In seventy years, it has grown ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial