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    Chance

    by Andrew Rule ...
    Narrated by Brett Swain ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 14 min

    'If you want to bet on numbers, go to a casino. If you want theatre, go to the races.' - Les CarlyonAll his life, Andrew Rule has watched racing's heroes and villains, dreamers and schemers.In Chance, he distils the daring, the desperation and danger of the track, peeling back some of racing's most famous and infamous moments, its celebrations and its secrets, the grittiness behind the glitz.There ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Checkmate in Berlin

    The First Battle of the Cold War

    by Giles Milton ...
    Narrated by Giles Milton ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 44 min

    A compulsive listen about the battle for Berlin and control of the Western world in the aftermath of the Second World War from 'the master of narrative history'.Berlin was in ruins when Soviet forces fought their way towards the Reichstag in the spring of 1945. Streets were choked with rubble, power supplies severed and the population close to starvation. The arrival of the Soviet army heralded ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Promised Land

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

    Unabridged

    29 hours 10 min

    A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracyIn 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 world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political ... Read more

    $47.33 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Becoming

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

    Narrated by Michelle Obama ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 3 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Becoming by Michelle Obama.Winner of the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word AlbumWinner of the 2020 Audie Award for Autobiography/MemoirAn intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir; 15 million copies sold worldwideTHE NO. 1 BESTSELLERBRITISH BOOK AWARDS, NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR<strong... ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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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    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

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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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    Mutiny on the Bounty

    A saga of sex, sedition, mayhem and mutiny, and survival against extraordinary odds

    Narrated by Michael Carman ...

    Unabridged

    22 hours 32 min

    The mutiny on HMS Bounty, in the South Pacific on 28 April 1789, is one of history's truly great stories - a tale of human drama, intrigue and adventure of the highest order - and in the hands of Peter FitzSimons it comes to life as never before.Commissioned by the Royal Navy to collect breadfruit plants from Tahiti and take them to the West Indies, the Bounty's crew found themselves in a tropical ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Spy and the Traitor

    The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

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

    Unabridged

    14 hours 33 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.*The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller**Shortlisted for the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize**Bill Gates' Top 5 Books for 2020*'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARRÉA thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians - now with a new afterwordOn a warm July evening in 1985, a mid... ... Read more

    $30.29 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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    American Sniper

    The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

    Narrated by John Pruden ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 18 min

    NOW A BLOCKBUSTER MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD—NOMINATED FOR SIX ACADEMY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST PICTUREFrom 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the ... Read more

    $35.99 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

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Resurrection of the Romanovs

    by Greg King ...
    Narrated by Peter Kenny ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 40 min

    The passage of more than ninety years and the publication of hundreds of books in dozens of languages has not extinguished an enduring interest in the mysteries surrounding the 1918 execution of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family. The Resurrection of the Romanovs draws on a wealth of new information from previously unpublished materials and unexplored sources to probe the most ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Erebus: The Story of a Ship

    by Michael Palin ...
    Narrated by Michael Palin ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 5 min

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Erebus, written and read by Michael Palin.N**_______________**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERIn the early years of Queen Victoria's reign, HMS Erebus undertook two of the most ambitious naval expeditions of all time.On the first, she ventured further south than any human had ever been. On the second, she va... ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Who Rules the World?

    by Noam Chomsky ...
    Narrated by Brian Jones ...
    series American Empire Project

    Unabridged

    10 hours 12 min

    The world’s leading intellectual offers a probing examination of the waning American Century, the nature of U.S. policies post-9/11, and the perils of valuing power above democracy and human rightsIn an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues that the United States, through its military-first policies and its unstinting devotion to maintaining a ... Read more

    $32.33 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    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

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    Carrying the Fire

    An Astronaut's Journeys

    Narrated by David Colacci ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 17 min

    'No other person who has flown in space has captured the experience so vividly' - New York Times Book ReviewIn July 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon. Fifty years later, it is still one of the greatest achievements in human history.In this remarkable memoir, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and ... Read more

    $20.81 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Siege

    Trump Under Fire

    by Michael Wolff ...
    Narrated by Michael Wolff, Holter Graham ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 35 min

    Michael Wolff, author of the bombshell bestseller Fire and Fury, once again takes us inside the Trump presidency to reveal a White House under siege.Just one year into Donald Trump's term as president, Michael Wolff told the electrifying story of a White House consumed by controversy, chaos and intense rivalries. Fire and Fury, an instant sensation, defined the first phase of the Trump ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Guns of August

    Narrated by Wanda McCaddon ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 10 min

    In this Pulitzer Prize–winning classic, historian Barbara Tuchman brings to life the people and events that led up to World War I. This was the last gasp of the Gilded Age, of kings and kaisers and czars, of pointed or plumed hats, colored uniforms, and all the pomp and romance that went along with war. How quickly it all changed—and how horrible it became.Tuchman masterfully portrays this ... Read more

    $47.85 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Directorate S

    The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    by Steve Coll ...
    Narrated by Malcolm Hillgartner ...

    Unabridged

    28 hours 30 min

    **Winner of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award for NonfictionLonglisted for the 2018 National Book Award for NonfictionFrom the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ghost Wars, the epic and enthralling story of America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11**Prior to 9/11, the United States had been carrying ... Read more

    $48.67 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

    Narrated by Mark Deakins ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 52 min

    The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history.Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed herself ... Read more

    $44.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Wake

    The Deadly Legacy of a Newfoundland Tsunami

    Narrated by Linden MacIntyre ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 50 min

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER“Fascinating, infuriating, eloquent and cautionary.” **—**PostmediaA Globe and Mail, CBC Books and Maclean’s Book of the YearIn the vein of Erik Larson’s Isaac’s Storm and Dead Wake comes an incredible true story of destruction and survival in Newfoundland by one of Canada’s best-known writersOn November 18, 1929, a tsunami struck Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula. Giant waves up ... Read more

    $27.59 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    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

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Castaway

    The extraordinary survival story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young French cabin boy shipwrecked on Cape York in 1858

    Narrated by Michael Carman ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 13 min

    In 1858, 14-year-old Narcisse Pelletier sailed from Marseilles in the French trader Saint-Paul. With a cargo of Bordeaux wine, they stopped in Bombay, then Hong Kong, and from there they set sail with more than 300 Chinese prospectors bound for the goldfields of Ballarat and Bendigo. Around the eastern tip of New Guinea, however, the ship became engulfed in fog, struck reefs and ran aground ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial