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    Freakonomics

    A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    Unabridged

    6 hours 26 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Assume nothing, question everything.This is the message at the heart of Freakonomics, Levitt and Dubner's rule-breaking, iconoclastic book about crack dealers, cheating teachers and bizarre baby names that turned everyone's view of the world upside-down and became an international multi-million-copy-selling phenomenon.'Prepare to be dazzled' Malcolm Gladwell'A sensation . ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    You’re Doing it Wrong: A History of Bad & Bonkers Advice to Women

    by Kaz Cooke ...
    Narrated by Kaz Cooke ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 54 min

    Come with Kaz on a laugh-out-loud frolic through centuries of terrible advice, from 14th-century clergy to the Kardashians (wear a dress made of arsenic, do some day-drinking, have sex with a billionaire biker, worry about your vagina wrinkles). It's also a roar against injustice, a rallying cry for sisterhood and a way to free ourselves from ludicrous expectations and imposed perfectionism.Kaz's ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Talking to Strangers

    What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

    Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 42 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The highly anticipated new book from Malcom Gladwell, host of the chart-topping podcast Revisionist History.With original archival interviews and musical scoring, this enhanced audiobook edition of Talking to Strangers brings Gladwell's renowned storytelling to life in his unparalleled narrating style.The routine traffic stop that ends in tragedy. The spy who spends years ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Factfulness

    Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think

    Unabridged

    7 hours 59 min

    The #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller longlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year.'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases' BARACK OBAMAThings aren't as bad as we think. Fact.At last, a book that puts all the bad news in perspective- and brings us surprisingly positive data that show t ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Tipping Point

    How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

    Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell ...

    Abridged

    3 hours 4 min

    'A wonderful page-turner about a fascinating idea that should affect the way every thinking person thinks about the world around him' Michael LewisIn this brilliant and original book, Malcolm Gladwell explains and analyses the 'tipping point', that magic moment when ideas, trends and social behaviour cross a threshold, tip and spread like wildfire. Taking a look behind the surface of many familiar ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century

    Narrated by Heather Heying, Bret Weinstein ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 17 min

    A bold, provocative exploration of the tension between our evolutionary history and our modern woes and what we can do about it.We are living through the most prosperous age in all of human history, yet we are listless, divided and miserable. Wealth and comfort are unparalleled, but our political landscape is unmoored, and rates of suicide, loneliness and chronic illness continue to skyrocket. How ... Read more

    $41.17 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    As You Wish

    Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

    Unabridged

    7 hours 1 min

    From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes the New York Times bestselling account of the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, ... Read more

    $26.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Parsnips, Buttered

    Laugh-out-loud reading from TV's funniest man

    by Joe Lycett ...
    Narrated by Joe Lycett ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 43 min

    Dear Listener,Using letters, emails, tweets and telegrams I will show you how the things in your life that make you sad, low or anxious can soon appear trivial, insignificant and like a fish. In short, I will butter your parsnips.Life is hard. We are a bombarded generation: Facebook, billboards, Twitter, Instagram, taxes, newspapers, watches monitoring our sleep, apps that read our pulse, ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Cynical Theories

    How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity―and Why This Harms Everybody

    Unabridged

    9 hours 32 min

    Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller!Have you heard that language is violence and that science is sexist? Have you read that certain people shouldn’t practice yoga or cook Chinese food? Or been told that being obese is healthy, that there is no such thing as biological sex, or that only white people can be racist? Are you confused by these ideas, and do you wonder how ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Superfreakonomics

    Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

    Unabridged

    7 hours 27 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Superfreakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt, read by Stephen J. Dubner.Steven Levitt, the original rogue economist, and Stephen Dubner have been working hard, uncovering the hidden side of even more controversial subjects, from charity to terrorism and prostitution. And with their inimitable style and wit, they will take us on another even ... Read more

    $18.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Dopamine Nation

    Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence

    Narrated by Dr Anna Lembke ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 11 min

    All around us people are looking at their phones too much, eating too much, drinking too much. Our world is addicted to fleeting distracting pleasures that get us nowhere. Dr Anna Lembke provides a clear way back to a balanced life.This audiobook is about pleasure. It's also about pain. Most importantly, it's about how to find the delicate balance between the two, and why now more than ever ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?

    And Other Thoughts On Modern Life

    by Pandora Sykes ...
    Narrated by Pandora Sykes ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 28 min

    ______________________________THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERStop searching for the answers - and start delighting in the questions with Pandora Sykes, c****o-host of The High Low podcast.'Brilliant' EVENING STANDARD'Joyful and wise' LISA TADDEO'Timely and fulsome' CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS'Deliciously fascinating'</st... ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Original Gangstas

    The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap

    by Ben Westhoff ...
    Narrated by J. D. Jackson ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 17 min

    "Raw, authoritative, and unflinching ... An elaborately detailed, darkly surprising, definitive history of the LA gangsta rap era." -- Kirkus, starred reviewA monumental, revealing narrative history about the legendary group of artists at the forefront of West Coast hip-hop: Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur.Amid rising gang violence, the crack epidemic, and police brutality, ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    As Good As It Gets

    Life Lessons from a Reluctant Adult

    Narrated by Romesh Ranganathan ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 33 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Confronted by the realities of adulthood, Romesh Ranganathan must face an uncomfortable truth: this is not quite how he imagined it.Watching his friends descend into middle age, his waistline thicken and his finances dwindle to fund his family’s middle class aspirations, Romesh reflects on the demands of daily life and the challenges of adulting in the modern world.As he ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Unfinished

    Unabridged

    8 hours 30 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The thoughtful and revealing memoir from one of the world's most recognisable women, renowned for her bold risk-taking, multiculturalism, and activism."I am a product of traditional India and its ancient wisdom, and modern India and its urban bustle. My upbringing was always an amalgamation of the two Indias, and, just as much, of East and West." Unfinished takes readers ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Art Matters

    Because Your Imagination Can Change the World

    by Neil Gaiman ...
    Narrated by Neil Gaiman ...

    Unabridged

    49 min

    **A creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman.**Art Matters will inspire its readers to seize the day in the name of art.**'**Like a bedtime story for the rest of your life, this is a book to live by. At its core, it's about freeing ideas, shedding fear of failure, and learning that "things can be different". ' - Institute of ImaginationBe bold. Be rebellious. Cho... ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Notorious RBG

    The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Narrated by Andi Arndt ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 9 min

    New York Times BestsellerFeatured in the critically acclaimed documentary RBG"It was beyond my wildest imagination that I would one day become the 'Notorious RBG." — Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 2019She was a fierce dissenter with a serious collar game. A legendary, self-described “flaming feminist litigator” who made the world more equal. And an intergenerational icon affectionately known as the ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Tamed

    Ten Species that Changed our World

    by Alice Roberts ...
    Narrated by Alice Roberts ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 52 min

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Tamed, written and read by Alice Roberts.The extraordinary story of the species that became our allies.For hundreds of thousands of years, our ancestors depended on wild plants and animals for survival. They were hunter-gatherers, consummate foraging experts, taking the world as they found it. Then a revolution occurred – our ancestors’ interaction ... Read more

    $22.72 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The View from the Cheap Seats

    Selected Nonfiction

    by Neil Gaiman ...
    Narrated by Neil Gaiman ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 29 min

    The View from the Cheap Seats draws together myriad non-fiction writing by international phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. From Make Good Art, the speech that went viral, to pieces on artists and legends including Terry Pratchett and Lou Reed**, the collection offers a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.**</p... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Watching the English: The International Bestseller Revised and Updated

    by Kate Fox ...
    Narrated by Joan Walker ...

    Unabridged

    21 hours 13 min

    In this completely revised and updated edition of international bestseller WATCHING THE ENGLISH, anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people.Now with new survey data to add weight to her original fieldwork findings, and more extensive field-research and experiments to back up earlier observations, Kate Fox has deciphered yet more enigmatic ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    All of the Marvels

    An Amazing Voyage into Marvel's Universe and 27,000 Superhero Comics

    by Douglas Wolk ...
    Narrated by Douglas Wolk ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 27 min

    Over the last sixty years, the Marvel superhero comic books have grown into a gigantic mountain in the middle of contemporary culture. They are the longest continuous, selfcontained work of fiction ever created: over half a million pages to date - and growing. Thousands of writers and artists have contributed to it. Every schoolchild recognizes itsprotagonists: Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men. ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Queer Art of Failure

    Narrated by Paul Boehmer ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 1 min

    The Queer Art of Failure is about finding alternatives-to conventional understandings of success in a heteronormative, capitalist society; to academic disciplines that confirm what is already known according to approved methods of knowing; and to cultural criticism that claims to break new ground but cleaves to conventional archives. Halberstam proposes "low theory" as a mode of thinking and ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Overcoming Bias

    Building Authentic Relationships across Differences

    Narrated by Tiffany Jana ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 22 min

    Control, Conquer, and Prevail!Everybody's biased. The truth is, we all harbor unconscious assumptions that can get in the way of our good intentions and keep us from building authentic relationships with people different from ourselves. Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman use vivid stories and fun (yes, fun!) exercises and activities to help us reflect on our personal experiences and uncover how our ... Read more

    $19.26 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Heretics

    Adventures with the Enemies of Science

    by Will Storr ...
    Narrated by Ben Allen ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 31 min

    Why do obviously intelligent people believe things in spite of the evidence against them?Will Storr has travelled across the world to meet an extraordinary cast of modern heretics in order to answer this question. He goes on a tour of Holocaust sites with David Irving and a band of neo-Nazis, experiences his own murder during 'past-life regression' hypnosis, takes part in a mass homeopathic ... Read more

    $26.49 AUD or free with audiobook trial