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Ships & Shipbuilding

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    Endurance

    Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

    Narrated by Simon Prebble ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 21 min

    This is a new reading of the thrilling account of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded.In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Island of the Lost

    Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World

    by Joan Druett ...
    Narrated by David Colacci ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 35 min

    Auckland Island is a godforsaken place in the middle of the Southern Ocean, 285 miles south of New Zealand. With year-round freezing rain and howling winds, it is one of the most forbidding places in the world. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death. In 1864 Captain Thomas Musgrave and his crew of four aboard the schooner Grafton wreck on the southern end of the island. Utterly alone ... Read more

    $20.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Hunt the Bismarck

    The Pursuit of Germany’s Most Famous Battleship

    by Angus Konstam ...
    Narrated by Nigel Patterson ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 12 min

    Hunt the Bismarck tells the story of Operation Rheinübung, the Atlantic sortie of the Nazi Germany's largest battleship in May 1941. Bismarck entered service in the summer of 1940. She was well-armed, with eight 15-inch guns as well as a powerful array of lighter weapons, while her armored protection earned her the reputation of being unsinkable. This claim was finally put to the test in May 1941, ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Ferryman's Daughter

    The gripping new family saga of strength, family and hope for fans of Josephine Cox and Sheila Newberry

    Narrated by Karen Cass ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 21 min

    'I absolutely loved it. Hester is one heck of a woman!' Heidi Swain'A charming book seasoned with romance and a sprinkling of danger' Western MailCan Hester help her family escape desperate poverty and fulfil her dreams?1908: Hester always loved her mother best, her father had always been a hard man to like, spending more time (and money) in the local than with his family. After her mother's ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Waterfront Manhattan

    From Henry Hudson to the High Line

    Narrated by Joel Richards ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 44 min

    For hundreds of years, the shorefront of Manhattan Island served as the country's center of trade, shipping, and commerce. With its maritime links across the oceans, along the Atlantic coast, and inland to the Midwest and New England, Manhattan became a global city and home to the world's busiest port. It was a world of docks, ships, tugboats, and ferries, filled with cargo and freight, a place ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Ocean Life in the Old Sailing Ship Days

    From Forecastle to Quarter-Deck

    Narrated by Tom Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 34 min

    Orphaned at five, nothing held Whidden back from embarking on sea life seven years later. Serving as an apprentice, he quickly proved his worth, and earned himself a mate's position by his early twenties. Graduating to third, second, and first office, he ended his career in command of, and having part-ownership of his own vessel. This memoir, Ocean Life in the Old Sailing Ship Days, records a ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare

    A Journey into Captivity from Sierra Leone to South Carolina

    Narrated by Tom Zingarelli ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 15 min

    From 1754 to 1755, the slave ship Hare completed a journey from Newport, Rhode Island, to Sierra Leone and back to the United States-a journey that transformed more than seventy Africans into commodities, condemning some to death and the rest to a life of bondage in North America. In this engaging narrative, Sean Kelley painstakingly reconstructs this tumultuous voyage, detailing everything from ... Read more

    $26.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Ship and the Storm

    Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome

    by Jim Carrier ...
    Narrated by Robertson Dean ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 57 min

    Captain Guyan March had spent his entire professional career aboard Windjammer Barefoot Cruises’ fleet of extravagant tall ships that carry passengers on weeklong fantasy cruises spiced with rum and sun. When he agreed to command the Fantome, Windjammer’s marquee ship, a beautiful 282-foot schooner that “sailed like a pig” in the Gulf of Honduras, he knew that a storm would leave him little space ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Surface at the Pole

    The Extraordinary Voyages of the USS Skate

    by James Calvert ...
    Narrated by Tom Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 31 min

    On 17 March 1959, the USS Skate became the first submarine to surface at the North Pole. Under the guidance of James Calvert this nuclear submarine had navigated through polar ice packs, braved atrociously cold conditions, and broken through layers of thick ice to arrive at their destination; the northernmost point of the world. This mission, however, was not just about completing a seemingly ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Fishing

    How the Sea Fed Civilization

    by Brian Fagan ...
    Narrated by Shaun Grindell ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 2 min

    In this history of fishing-not as sport but as sustenance-archaeologist and bestselling author Brian Fagan argues that fishing was an indispensable and often overlooked element in the growth of civilization. It sustainably provided enough food to allow cities, nations, and empires to grow, but it did so with a different emphasis. Where agriculture encouraged stability, fishing demanded movement. ... Read more

    $30.69 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Tin Cans and Greyhounds

    The Destroyers that Won Two World Wars

    by Clint Johnson ...
    Narrated by Tom Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 34 min

    This action-packed narrative history of destroyer-class ships begins with destroyers' first incarnation as torpedo boats in 1898 through the last true combat service of the ships in the Vietnam War. Nicknamed "tin cans" or "greyhounds," destroyers were quick naval ships used to defend larger battleships-and they proved indispensable in America's military victories. In Tin Cans and Greyhounds, ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria

    The Sinking of the World's Most Glamorous Ship

    Narrated by David Colacci ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 10 min

    In the tradition of Erik Larson's Dead Wake comes The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria, about the sinking of the glamorous Italian ocean liner.In 1956, a stunned world watched as the famous Italian ocean liner Andrea Doria sank after being struck by a Swedish vessel off the coast of Nantucket. Unlike the Titanic, this sinking played out in real time across radios and televisions, the first disaster ... Read more

    $32.33 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    At Close Quarters

    PT Boats in the United States Navy

    Narrated by Mike Chamberlain ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 41 min

    Small though they were, PT boats played a key role in World War II, carrying out an astonishing variety of missions where fast, versatile, and strongly armed vessels were needed. Called "weapons of opportunity," they met the enemy at closer quarters and with greater frequency than any other type of surface craft. Among the most famous PT commanders was John F. Kennedy, whose courageous actions in ... Read more

    $32.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Barons of the Sea

    And their Race to Build the World's Fastest Clipper Ship

    Narrated by Arthur Morey ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 26 min

    “A fascinating, fast-paced history…full of remarkable characters and incredible stories” about the nineteenth-century American dynasties who battled for dominance of the tea and opium trades (Nathaniel Philbrick, National Book Award–winning author of In the Heart of the Sea).There was a time, back when the United States was young and the robber barons were just starting to come into their own, ... Read more

    $35.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Adrift

    A True Story of Tragedy on the Icy Atlantic and the One Who Lived to Tell about It

    by Brian Murphy ...
    Narrated by Dan Woren ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 22 min

    A story of tragedy at sea where every desperate act meant life or deathThe small ship making the Liverpool-to-New York trip in the early months of 1856 carried mail, crates of dry goods, and more than one hundred passengers, mostly Irish emigrants. Suddenly an iceberg tore the ship asunder and five lifeboats were lowered. As four lifeboats drifted into the fog and icy water, never to be heard from ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    101 Amazing Facts about the Titanic

    Narrated by Kent Harris ...
    series 101 Amazing Facts #39

    Unabridged

    27 min

    Do you know how many miles beneath the surface of the waves the wreck of the titanic lies? What do scientists and historians now believe led to the iceberg only being seen at the last minute? The flares that were sent up by the crew were supposed to signal ‘distress’ - but what did they actually say? Narrator Kent Harris talks us through over one hundred amazing Titanic facts in this fascinating ... Read more

    $7.55 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    War at Sea

    A Shipwrecked History from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century

    Narrated by Kyle Tait ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours

    Underwater exploration is increasingly discovering long-lost warships from the deepest parts of the ocean, revealing a vast undersea museum that speaks to battles won and lost, service, sacrifice, and the human costs of warfare. War at Sea is a dramatic global tour of this remote museum and other formerly lost traces of humanity's naval heritage. It is also an account by the world's leading naval ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Silent Service in World War II

    The Story of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force in the Words of the Men Who Lived It

    Narrated by Tom Perkins, Jo Anna Perrin ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 4 min

    When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, the U.S. Navy had a total of 111 submarines. However, this fleet was not nearly as impressive as the number suggests. It was mostly a collection of aging boats from the late teens and early twenties, with only a few of the newer, more modern Gato-class boats. Fortunately, with the war in Europe was already two years old and friction with ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Titanic, The Voices From The BBC Archive

    by Mark Jones ...
    Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 26 min

    The RMS Titanic sailed from Southampton en route for New York on her maiden voyage with 2228 passengers and crew on board. On the 14th April at twenty minutes before midnight, sailing at almost full speed, she struck an iceberg and sank in just two and a half hours. Over 1500 lives were lost. This is the story of a great tragedy described by the surviving passengers, officers and crew who were on ... Read more

    $11.36 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Gulf of Mexico

    A Maritime History

    Narrated by Tom Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 13 min

    The Gulf of Mexico presents a compelling, salt-streaked narrative of the earth's tenth largest body of water. In this beautifully written volume, John S. Sledge explores the people, ships, and cities that have made the Gulf's human history and culture so rich. Many famous figures who sailed the Gulf's viridian waters are highlighted, including Ponce de Leon, Robert Cavelier de La Salle, Francis ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War

    Narrated by Joe Barrett ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 17 min

    The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) was the third most powerful navy in the world at the start of World War II, and came to dominate the Pacific in the early months of the war. This was a remarkable turnaround for a navy that only began to modernize in 1868, although defeats inflicted on the Russians and Chinese in successive wars at the turn of the century gave a sense of the threat the IJN was to ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Under Pressure: Living Life and Avoiding Death on a Nuclear Submarine

    Narrated by Richard Humphreys ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 49 min

    ‘One of the finest memoirs published in recent years.’ Dan Jones‘An utterly fascinating and wonderfully detailed insight into the hidden world of the modern submarine.’ James HollandA candid, visceral, and incredibly entertaining account of what it’s like to live in one of the most extreme environments in the world.Imagine a world without natural light, where you can barely stand up straight for ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Lost Boys of Montauk

    The True Story of the Wind Blown, Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, and the Survivors They Left Behind

    Narrated by Cynthia Farrell ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 56 min

    An immersive account of a tragedy at sea whose repercussions haunt its survivors to this day, lauded by New York Times bestselling author Ron Suskind as “an honest and touching book, and a hell of a story.”In March of 1984, the commercial fishing boat Wind Blown left Montauk Harbor on what should have been a routine offshore voyage. Its captain, a married father of three young boys, was the boat’s ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Sink ‘Em All

    Submarine Warfare in the Pacific

    Narrated by Eric Jason Martin ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 5 min

    Sink 'Em All, was originally published in 1951 by Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, the U.S. Navy commander of the Pacific submarine fleet during World War II. Lockwood, in his leadership role, knew the skippers and crews of the submarines, and retells their wartime successes and tragedies with an intimacy and realism often missing in second-hand accounts. Lockwood also recounts his efforts to ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial