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    Musicophilia

    Tales of Music and the Brain

    by Oliver Sacks ...
    Narrated by John Lee ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 6 min

    With an introduction by neuroscientist Daniel Glaser.With his trademark compassion and erudition, Dr Oliver Sacks examines the power of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians, and everyday people. Among them: a surgeon who is struck by lightning and suddenly becomes obsessed with Chopin; people with ‘amusia’, to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of poets and pans; ... Read more

    $23.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Brit(ish)

    On Race, Identity and Belonging

    by Afua Hirsch ...
    Narrated by Afua Hirsch ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 27 min

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Brit(ish): Why We Need to Talk About Race written and read by Afua Hirsch.Afua Hirsch is British. Her parents are British. She was raised, educated and socialised in Britain. Her partner, daughter, sister and the vast majority of her friends are British. So why is her identity and sense of belonging a subject of debate? The reason is simply because of ... Read more

    $19.73 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass

    by Lana Del Rey ...
    Narrated by Lana Del Rey ...

    Unabridged

    39 min

    THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SPOKEN WORD POETRY COLLECTION FROM LANA DEL REY, VIOLET BENT BACKWARDS OVER THE GRASS“Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass is the title poem of the book and the first poem I wrote of many. Some of which came to me in their entirety, which I dictated and then typed out, and some that I worked laboriously picking apart each word to make the perfect poem. They are eclectic and ... Read more

    $17.09 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Troy

    Our Greatest Story Retold

    by Stephen Fry ...
    Narrated by Stephen Fry ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 59 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Following the bestselling retellings of the Greek myths in Mythos and Heroes, Stephen Fry's bewitching third volume Troy - concerning love and war, passion and power - is now ready for ordering.The story of Troy speaks to all of us - the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, sees the Greeks launch a thousand ships against the city of Troy, to which they ... Read more

    $28.69 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Why you should give a f*ck about farming

    Because you eat

    Narrated by Gabrielle Chan ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 41 min

    There is no farmers and others. If you eat or wear clothes, the decisions you make influence farming.'Eaters will be the ultimate arbiter of where and how food is grown and how the land is cared for . We all have a stake in the future of food and farming. I am going to show you why.'Farming sits at the intersection of the world's biggest challenges around climate change, soil, water, energy, ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Brand New Ancients

    by Kae Tempest ...
    Narrated by Kae Tempest ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 19 min

    Kate Tempest is one of the most exciting and innovative performers to have emerged in spoken-word poetry in many years; her dramatic poem Brand New Ancients won the prestigious Ted Hughes Prize for innovation in poetry. Tempest’s wholly unique blend of street poetry, rap and storytelling – combined with the spellbinding delivery of an open-air revivalist – has won her legions of followers all over ... Read more

    $10.74 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Mythos

    The Greek Myths Retold

    by Stephen Fry ...
    Narrated by Stephen Fry ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 25 min

    Step into another world - of magic, mayhem, monsters and maniacal gods - in Stephen Fry's momentous Sunday Times bestseller Mythos, brought to you by Penguin.Lose yourself in the wonder of Greek myths in Stephen Fry's vivid retelling of the ancient classics.Marvel in awe at the wise Athena as she is born from the cracking open of the great head of Zeus.Shiver in fear when Pandora opens her jar of ... Read more

    $28.69 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Heroes

    The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold

    by Stephen Fry ...
    Narrated by Stephen Fry ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours

    Enter the monstrous and magical world of Stephen Fry's Sunday Times bestseller Heroes, brought to you by Penguin.Shortlisted for the 2018 Specsavers audiobook award.Imagine sandals on your feet, a sword in your hand and the hot sun beating down on your helmet.Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece.Marvel as Atalanta - a woman raised by bears - outrun any man before being ... Read more

    $28.69 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

    $28.69 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Maidens

    The instant Sunday Times bestseller from the author of The Silent Patient

    Unabridged

    9 hours 19 min

    We all keep secrets. Even from ourselves.'A thrilling, heart-in-throat ride' STEPHEN FRY'An absolute jaw-dropper' LUCY FOLEY'Elegant, sinister, stylish' CHRIS WHITAKER'Grips from start to finish' HARRIET TYCE* * * * *From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient comes a spellbinding tale of psyc... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    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

  • Audiobook

    The Anthropocene Reviewed

    The Instant Sunday Times Bestseller

    by John Green ...
    Narrated by John Green ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 3 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.A deeply moving and insightful collection of personal essays from #1 bestselling author John Green, adapted from his critically acclaimed podcast.The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his groundbreaking podcast, John ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion

    by Jia Tolentino ...
    Narrated by Jia Tolentino ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 46 min

    A Times book of the year A Guardian book of the year **‘Magnificent’**The Times ‘Dazzling’ New Statesman ‘It filled me with hope’ Zadie SmithWe are living in the era of the self, in an era of malleable truth and widespread personal and political delusion. In these nine interlinked essays, Jia Tolentino, the New Yorker’s brightest young talent, explores her own coming of age in this warped and ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Screwtape Letters: Letters from a Senior to a Junior Devil

    by C. S. Lewis ...
    Narrated by Joss Ackland ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 58 min

    On its first appearance, The Screwtape Letters was immediately recognized as a milestone in the history of popular theology. Now, in it’s 70th Anniversary Year, and having sold over half a million copies, it is an iconic classic on spiritual warfare and the power of the devil.This profound and striking narrative takes the form of a series of letters from Screwtape, a devil high in the Infernal ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Underland

    A Deep Time Journey

    Narrated by Roy McMillan ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 2 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Shortlisted for the Best Nonfiction Audiobook at the New York Festival Radio Awards 2020.A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2019WINNER OF THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday TimesA Guardian Best Book of the 21st C... ... Read more

    $23.31 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition

    Unabridged

    9 hours 25 min

    This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than eighty never-before-published poems.Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of readers, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of thirteenth-century Sufi mystic Rumi more popular than ever ... Read more

    $28.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    At Blackwater Pond

    Mary Oliver reads Mary Oliver

    by Mary Oliver ...
    Narrated by Mary Oliver ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour

    Mary Oliver has published twenty-one volumes of poetry and six books of prose in the span of five decades, but she rarely performs her poetry in live readings. With At Blackwater Pond, Mary Oliver gives her audience what they've longed to hear: the poet's voice reading her own work. In this audio, she has recorded forty of her favorite poems, spanning her career from Dream Work through New and ... Read more

    $21.31 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Poem for Every Day of the Year

    Unabridged

    11 hours 8 min

    A Poem For Every Day of the Year is a magnificent collection of 366 poems compiled by Allie Esiri, one to share on every day of the year. The collection is passionately narrated by Helena Bonham Carter and Simon Russell Beale, with introductions read by Allie Esiri and contributions from Damian Lynch and Peter Forbes. Reflecting the changing seasons and linking to events on key dates – funny for ... Read more

    $16.12 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Seven Ages

    Poetry with music

    Unabridged

    2 hours 34 min

    ‘One of the best anthologies of the year… An arresting, deeply moving collection of the best of British poetry read by a star-studded cast.’ The Independent This exceptional anthology, based on Lord Owen’s published anthology Seven Ages Poetry for a Lifetime, features many of Britain’s leading actors who have all given their services for charity. Shakespeare’s ‘seven ages’ speech (read by Sir Ian ... Read more

    $25.63 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Slip of the Keyboard

    Collected Non-fiction

    Narrated by Michael Fenton Stevens ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 7 min

    With a foreword by Neil GaimanTerry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series – but in recent years he has become equally well-known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer’s research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together for the first time the finest examples of Pratchett’s non ... Read more

    $17.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Iliad

    Translated by Ian Johnston

    by Homer ...
    Narrated by Anton Lesser ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 41 min

    Perhaps the greatest poem of the Western world, The Iliad tells the story of fifty critical days towards the end of the Trojan war. Achilles has quarrelled with Agamemnon and sulks in his tent, while Hector brings his Trojans to the brink of victory; but fate will have the last word. Anton Lesser, one of Britain’s finest audiobook stars, brings this great classic to life in the new and imaginative ... Read more

    $116.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Cultural Amnesia

    Notes in the margin of my time

    by Clive James ...
    Narrated by Clive James ...

    Abridged

    6 hours 17 min

    In this book can be heard the merest edge of an enormous conversation. As they never were in life, we can imagine the speakers all gathered in some vast room, wearing name tags in case they don’t recognize each other (although some recognize each other all too well, and avoid contact). My heroes and heroines are here.An almanac combining a comprehensive survey of modern culture with an annotated ... Read more

    $17.92 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Good Immigrant

    Unabridged

    7 hours

    Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Good Immigrant, read by the authors.How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport?Or be told that, as an actress, the part you’re most fitted to play is ‘wife of a terrorist’? How does it feel to have words from your native language misused, misappropriated and used ... Read more

    $17.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Four Horsemen

    The Discussion that Sparked an Atheist Revolution Foreword by Stephen Fry

    Unabridged

    3 hours 4 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Known as the ‘four horsemen’ of New Atheism, these four big thinkers of the twenty-first century met only once. Their electrifying examination of ideas on this remarkable occasion was intense and wide-ranging. Everything that was said as they agreed and disagreed with one another, interrogated ideas and exchanged insights – about religion and atheism, science and sense – ... Read more

    $16.14 AUD or free with audiobook trial