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Modern Audiobooks

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    Stalin's Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess

    The Lives of Guy Burgess

    by Andrew Lownie ...
    Narrated by Simon Shepherd ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 24 min

    Guy Burgess was the most important, complex and fascinating of 'The Cambridge Spies' - Maclean, Philby, Blunt - all brilliant young men recruited in the 1930s to betray their country to the Soviet Union. An engaging and charming companion to many, an unappealing, utterly ruthless manipulator to others, Burgess rose through academia, the BBC, the Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6, gaining access to ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Agatha Christie

    A Times Book of the Year

    by Lucy Worsley ...
    Narrated by Lucy Worsley ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 47 min

    'A smart and highly entertaining portrait of a literary powerhouse'BOOKS OF THE YEAR, THE TIMES***'Paint(s) an intriguing picture of Christie.' - Guardian'Ms Worsley herself writes engagingly... She combines an almost militant support for her subject with a considered analysis of her books and plays.' - Economist'Admirably scrupulous' - N... ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Queen Victoria

    Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow

    by Lucy Worsley ...
    Narrated by Lucy Worsley, Lucy Paterson ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 48 min

    The audiobook contains an exclusive bonus interview with author Lucy Worsley.Bestselling author and historian Lucy Worsley tracks a new course through Queen Victoria's life, examining how she transformed from dancing princess to the Widow of Windsor and became one of Britain's greatest monarchs along the way. Taking twenty-four significant days from Victoria's life, from her birth, her wedding, ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Sunburn

    The unofficial history of the Sun newspaper in 99 headlines

    by James Felton ...
    Narrated by Alexei Sayle ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 50 min

    JAMES FELTON'S "ASSHOLES" IS OUT NOW'An astonishing piece of work' James O'Brien'This book was a delight. Funny, scathing and witty' Ian DuntYou should buy this book if**: a) you dislike the Sun, but have never actually read it to know why and/or b) you're still not sure how we got into this mess.**Using his famed on-the-nose commentary, Twitter legend James Felton has dissected 99... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    James Cook

    The story behind the man who mapped the world

    Narrated by Michael Carman ...

    Unabridged

    21 hours 23 min

    The name Captain James Cook is one of the most recognisable in Australian history - an almost mythic figure who is often discussed, celebrated, reviled and debated.But who was the real James Cook?This Yorkshire farm boy would go on to become the foremost mariner, scientist, navigator and cartographer of his era, and to personally map a third of the globe. His great voyages of discovery were ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Catherine de Medici

    Soon to be the major TV series THE SERPENT QUEEN

    by Leonie Frieda ...
    Narrated by Sarah Le Fevre ...

    Unabridged

    21 hours 36 min

    SOON TO BE THE TV SERIES 'THE SERPENT QUEEN', STARRING SAMANTHA MORTONThe bestselling revisionist biography of one of the great women of the 16th centuryOrphaned in infancy, Catherine de Medici was the sole legitimate heiress to the Medici family fortune. Married at fourteen to the future Henri II of France, she was constantly humiliated by his influential mistress Diane de Poitiers. When her ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Promised Land

    by Barack Obama ...
    Narrated by Barack Obama ...

    Unabridged

    29 hours 10 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES AND AUDIBLE BESTSELLERA riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Palace Papers

    The Sunday Times bestseller

    by Tina Brown ...
    Narrated by Tina Brown ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 53 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.From the Queen's stoic resolve to the crisis of Meghan and Harry. From the ascendance of Camilla and Kate to the downfall of Andrew.Full of remarkable inside access, The Palace Papers by Sunday Times bestselling author Tina Brown will change how you understand the Royal Family.'A brilliant book. Tina Brown has inside knowledge and writes so well' L... ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Captain Cook’s Epic Voyage

    Narrated by John Gregg ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 49 min

    In 1768 Captain James Cook and his crew set out on a small British naval vessel in search of a missing continent. 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of that voyage, and Cook's 'discovery' of Australia. Captain Cook's Epic Voyage reveals the hardships and adventure of this remarkable quest, and the euphoria of discovering new lands. Drawing from his previous book, Sea of Dangers, in Captain Cook's ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Disunited Nations

    The Scramble for Power in an Ungoverned World

    by Peter Zeihan ...
    Narrated by Peter Zeihan, Roy Worley ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 8 min

    Should we stop caring about fading regional powers like China, Russia, Germany, and Iran? Will the collapse of international cooperation push France, Turkey, Japan, and Saudi Arabia to the top of international concerns?Most countries and companies are not prepared for the world Peter Zeihan says we’re already living in. For decades, America’s allies have depended on its might for their economic ... Read more

    $49.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Tyranny of Merit

    What's Become of the Common Good?

    Narrated by Michael J. Sandel ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 17 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favour of the already fortunate. Stalled social mobility and entrenched inequality give the lie to the promise that "you can make it if you try". And the consequence is a brew of anger and frustration that has fuelled populist protest, with the triumph of Brexit ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Reformations

    The Early Modern World, 1450-1650

    Narrated by David Drummond ...

    Unabridged

    39 hours 42 min

    This fast-paced survey of Western civilization's transition from the Middle Ages to modernity brings that tumultuous period vividly to life. Carlos Eire, popular professor and gifted writer, chronicles the two-hundred-year era of the Renaissance and Reformation with particular attention to issues that persist as concerns in the present day. Eire connects the Protestant and Catholic Reformations in ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Fifty-Year Silence

    Love, War, and a Ruined House in France

    Unabridged

    9 hours 24 min

    A young woman moves across an ocean to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiencesIn 1948, after surviving World War II by escaping Nazi-occupied France for refugee camps in Switzerland, Miranda's grandparents, Anna and Armand, bought an old stone house in a remote, picturesque village in the South of ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Becoming

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

    Narrated by Michelle Obama ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 3 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Winner of the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word AlbumWinner of the 2020 Audie Award for Autobiography/MemoirAn intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir; 17 million copies sold worldwideTHE NO. 1 BESTSELLERBRITISH BOOK AWARDS, NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEARTHE SUNDAY TIMES, MEMOIR OF THE YEAR</stro... ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Homo Deus

    A Brief History of Tomorrow

    Narrated by Derek Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 54 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Sapiens showed us where we came from. In uncertain times, Homo Deus shows us where we're going.Yuval Noah Harari envisions a near future in which we face a new set of challenges. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century and beyond - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.It asks the fundamental ques... ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    'Truly mind-expanding... Ultra-topical' Guardian

    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

    $24.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Burke and Wills

    The triumph and tragedy of Australia's most famous explorers

    Narrated by Michael Carman ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 43 min

    'They have left here today!' he calls to the others. When King puts his hand down above the ashes of the fire, it is to find it still hot. There is even a tiny flame flickering from the end of one log. They must have left just hours ago.MELBOURNE, 20 AUGUST 1860. In an ambitious quest to be the first Europeans to cross the harsh Australian continent, the Victorian Exploring Expedition sets off, ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Monash's Masterpiece

    The battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world

    Narrated by Michael Carman ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 1 min

    The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph, and strategically very important in the closing stages of WWI. A largely Australian force, commanded by the brilliant Sir John Monash, fought what has been described as the first modern battle - where infantry, tanks, artillery and planes operated together as a coordinated force.Monash planned every detail meticulously, with nothing left ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Churchill

    Walking with Destiny

    Narrated by Stephen Thorne ...

    Unabridged

    50 hours 28 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Winston Churchill towers over every other figure in 20th-century British history. By the time of his death at the age of 90 in 1965, many thought him to be the greatest man in the world.There have been over a thousand previous biographies of Churchill. Andrew Roberts now draws on over 40 new sources, including the private diaries of King George VI, used in no previous ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Midnight in Chernobyl

    The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

    Narrated by Jacques Roy ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 55 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, based on original reporting and new archival research.Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering history’s worst nuclear disaster. In the thirty years since then, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914

    by Max Hastings ...
    Narrated by Max Hastings, Nigel Carrington ...

    Unabridged

    28 hours 58 min

    The Amazon History Book of the Year 2013 is a magisterial chronicle of the calamity that befell Europe in 1914 as the continent shifted from the glamour of the Edwardian era to the tragedy of total war.1914: a year of unparalleled change. The year that diplomacy failed, Imperial Europe was thrown into its first modernised warfare and white-gloved soldiers rode in their masses across pastoral ... Read more

    $66.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Agent Sonya

    Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

    by Ben MacIntyre ...
    Narrated by Ben MacIntyre ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 14 min

    Brought to you by PenguinA TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'His best book yet' The Times'Macintyre's page-turner is a dazzling portrait of a flawed yet driven individual who risked everything (including her children) for the cause' Sunday TimesDISCOVER THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF THE SPY WHO ALMOST KILLED HITLER - FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SPY AND THE T... ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    My Mother, a Serial Killer

    by Hazel Baron ...
    Narrated by Kate Hosking ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 57 min

    A gripping and shocking story of a serial killer mother, and the brave daughter who brought her to justice.Dulcie Bodsworth was the unlikeliest serial killer. She was loved everywhere she went, and the townsfolk of Wilcannia, which she called home in the late 1950s, thought of her as kindand caring. The officers at the local police station found Dulcie witty and charming, and looked forward to the ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Say Nothing: A True Story Of Murder and Memory In Northern Ireland

    Narrated by Matt Blaney ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 43 min

    WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2019 A BARACK OBAMA BEST BOOK OF 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION 2019 TIME’s #1 Best Nonfiction Book of 2019 A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ‘A must read’ Gillian FlynnOne night in December 1972, Jean McConville, a mother of ten, was abducted from her home in Belfast and never seen alive again. Her disappearance would haunt ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial