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    Stop Doing That Sh*t

    Narrated by Gary John Bishop ...


    4 hours 41 min

    From the author of the New York Times and international bestseller Unfu*k Yourself Gary John Bishop presents a no-holds-barred guide to breaking through our cycles of self-sabotage to get what we want out of life.In Unfu*k Yourself, Gary John Bishop told us it was time to stop making excuses– to recognize and take responsibility for the negative self-talk holding us back.In Stop Doing That Sh*t, ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Battle Scars

    The extraordinary Sunday Times Bestseller

    by Jason Fox ...
    Narrated by Jason Fox ...


    7 hours 1 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.THE EXTRAORDINARY NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER.Battle Scars tells the story of Jason Fox's career as an elite operator, from the gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined his service, to a very different kind of battle that awaited him at home.After more than two decades of active duty, Foxy was diagnosed with complex PTSD, forcing him to ... Read more

    $22.72 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Universal Laws of Life and Death in Organisms, Cities and Companies

    by Geoffrey West ...
    Narrated by Bruce Mann ...


    19 hours 13 min

    Geoffrey West's research centres on a quest to find unifying principles and patterns connecting everything, from cells and ecosystems to cities, social networks and businesses.'An absolutely riveting read . . . groundbreaking' Marcus du Sautoy'This book will expand your thinking from three dimensions to four' Nassim Nicholas Taleb*'*Scale is a firework display of popular science' Niall Ferguson ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Strong Towns

    A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity

    Narrated by Matthew Boston ...


    7 hours 26 min

    Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Build American Prosperity is a book of forward-thinking ideas that breaks with modern wisdom to present a new vision of urban development in the United States. Presenting the foundational ideas of the Strong Towns movement he cofounded, Charles Marohn explains why cities of all sizes continue to struggle to meet their basic needs, and reveals the new ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Four Lost Cities

    A Secret History of the Urban Age

    Narrated by Chloe Cannon ...


    8 hours 14 min

    In Four Lost Cities, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes listeners on an entertaining and mind-bending adventure into the deep history of urban life. Investigating across the centuries and around the world, Newitz explores the rise and fall of four ancient cities, each the center of a sophisticated civilization: the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Central Turkey, the Roman vacation ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Serious Money

    Walking Plutocratic London


    Brought to you by Penguin.London is a plutocrat's paradise, with more resident billionaires than New York, Hong Kong or Moscow. Far from trickling down, their wealth is burning up the environment and swallowing up the city. But what do we really know about London's super rich, and the lives they lead?To find out more about this secretive, security-heavy elite, sociologist Caroline Knowles walks ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial


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    One Man and the Battle for Rio

    by Misha Glenny ...
    Narrated by Misha Glenny ...


    10 hours 6 min

    His name was Antonio, but they would call him Nem. From the infamous favela of Rocinha in Rio, he was a hardworking young father forced to make a decision that would turn his world upside down.Nemesis is the story of an ordinary man who became the king of the largest slum in Rio, the head of a drug cartel and perhaps Brazil’s most wanted criminal. A man who tried to bring welfare and justice to a ... Read more

    $20.83 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Vanishing Neighbor

    The Transformation of American Community

    Narrated by Tim Andres Pabon ...


    8 hours 30 min

    A sweeping new look at the unheralded transformation that is eroding the foundations of American exceptionalism. Americans today find themselves mired in an era of uncertainty and frustration. The nation's safety net is pulling apart under its own weight; political compromise is viewed as a form of defeat; and our faith in the enduring concept of American exceptionalism appears increasingly ... Read more

    $44.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Ballad of the Bullet

    Gangs, Drill Music, and the Power of Online Infamy

    Narrated by Timothy Andrés Pabon ...


    11 hours 8 min

    Amid increasing hardship and limited employment options, poor urban youth are developing creative online strategies to make ends meet. Using such social media platforms as YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram, they're capitalizing on the public's fascination with the ghetto and gang violence. But with what consequences? Ballad of the Bullet follows the Corner Boys, a group of thirty or so young men on ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The New Localism

    How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism

    Narrated by Tristan Morris ...


    9 hours 49 min

    In their new book, The New Localism, urban experts Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak reveal where the real power to create change lies and how it can be used to address our most serious social, economic, and environmental challenges. Power is shifting in the world: downward from national governments and states to cities and metropolitan communities; horizontally from the public sector to networks of ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Great Indoors

    The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness

    by Emily Anthes ...
    Narrated by Suzie Althens ...


    8 hours 7 min

    Modern humans are an indoor species. We spend ninety percent of our time inside, shuttling between homes and offices, schools and stores, restaurants and gyms. And yet, in many ways, the indoor world remains unexplored territory. For all the time we spend inside buildings, we rarely stop to consider: How do these spaces affect our mental and physical well-being? Our thoughts, feelings, and ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    All Day

    A Year of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island


    9 hours 34 min

    ALL DAY is a behind-the-bars, personal glimpse into the issue of mass incarceration via an unpredictable, insightful and ultimately hopeful reflection on teaching teens while they await sentencing**.**Told with equal parts raw honesty and unbridled compassion, ALL DAY recounts a year in Liza Jessie Peterson's classroom at Island Academy, the high school for inmates detained at New York City's ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Darkest England

    by Idries Shah ...
    Narrated by David Ault ...


    13 hours 24 min

    In his best-selling Darkest England, Idries Shah asserts that the English hail from a little-known place called ‘Hathaby’, but their roots go back much farther, perhaps to the distant Asian realm of Sakasina. Once a nomadic tribe of warriors, the English fled westward, bringing with them epic tales, traditions, and an Oriental way of thought.Shah charts the genius of the English in adopting and ... Read more

    $37.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Voucher Promise

    "Section 8" and the Fate of an American Neighborhood

    by Eva Rosen ...
    Narrated by Sands Xe ...


    9 hours 13 min

    The Voucher Promise examines the Housing Choice Voucher Program, colloquially known as "Section 8," and how it shapes the lives of families living in a Baltimore neighborhood called Park Heights. Eva Rosen tells stories about the daily lives of homeowners, voucher holders, renters who receive no housing assistance, and the landlords who provide housing. While vouchers are a powerful tool with ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Transition to Common Work

    Building Community at The Working Centre

    Narrated by Graham Yeates ...


    7 hours 47 min

    Part 2: Community EngagementChapter 4 The VirtuesJoe Mancini and Stephanie ManciniThe Working Centre has integrated the virtues into its organizational philosophy because the sharing of goods and the building of cooperation is fundamental for relationships and friendship. The virtues are illustrated through stories that describe their role in The Working Centre’s development. ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Unknown History of Black Newspapers in America

    by Julius Kane ...
    Narrated by Rosie O Toole ...


    9 min

    The Black Press made a huge difference when it came to reporting to black Americans what was going on in black America. All the lynching's, court cases and protests that were ignored by the mainstream white media, black media outlets reported everything relative to blacks in society. . This needed overview shines a light on a forgotten part of black history. ... Read more

    $7.49 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Walking Life

    Reclaiming Our Health and Our Freedom One Step at a Time

    Narrated by Eliza Foss ...


    9 hours 3 min

    For readers of On Trails, this is an incisive, utterly engaging exploration of walking: how it is fundamental to our being human, how we've designed it out of our lives, and how it is essential that we reembrace it."I'm going for a walk." How often has this phrase been uttered by someone with a heart full of anger or sorrow? Or as an invitation, a precursor to a declaration of love? Our species ... Read more

    $37.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Extreme Cities

    The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change

    by Ashley Dawson ...
    Narrated by L.J. Ganser ...


    12 hours 20 min

    How will climate change affect our lives? Where will its impacts be most deeply felt? Are we doing enough to protect ourselves from the coming chaos? In Extreme Cities, Ashley Dawson argues that cities are ground zero for climate change, contributing the lion's share of carbon to the atmosphere, while also lying on the frontlines of rising sea levels. Today, the majority of the world's megacities ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Kissing Bug

    A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease

    Narrated by Frankie Corzo ...


    6 hours 56 min

    Who does the United States take care of and who does it leave behind? This is a riveting investigation of infectious disease, poverty, racism, and for-profit health care—and the harm caused by decades of silence.Growing up in a New Jersey factory town in the 1980s, Daisy Hernández believed that her aunt had become deathly ill from eating an apple. No one in her family, in either the United States ... Read more

    $25.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Mole People

    Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City

    by Jennifer Toth ...
    Narrated by Tanya Eby ...


    7 hours 55 min

    Thousands of people live in the subway, railroad, and sewage tunnels that form the bowels of New York City. This book is about them, the so-called mole people, living alone and in communities, in subway tunnels, and below subway platforms. It is about how and why people move underground, who they are, and what they have to say about their lives and the "topside" world they've left behind. ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Town Planning in Practice

    by Raymond Unwin ...
    Narrated by Mark Tester ...


    7 hours 6 min

    Raymond Unwin was a prominent architect and engineer from the late 19th and early 20th century. He helped popularize the Arts and Crafts movement and was one of the first English voices in the town planning movement. Town Planning in Practice was published in 1909 and still resonates with planners and urban designers today. It reflects on discussions that are still happening to this day including ... Read more

    $22.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys

    Narrated by Rudy Sanda ...


    8 hours 47 min

    Victor Rios grew up in the ghetto of Oakland, California, in the 1980s and 90s. A former gang member and juvenile delinquent, Rios managed to escape the bleak outcome of many of his friends and earned a PhD at Berkeley and returned to his hometown to study how inner-city young Latino and African American boys develop their sense of self in the midst of crime and intense policing. Punished examines ... Read more

    $23.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Condemnation of Blackness

    Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America

    Narrated by Mirron Willis ...


    12 hours 43 min

    Lynch mobs, chain gangs, and popular views of black southern criminals that defined the Jim Crow South are well known. We know less about the role of the urban North in shaping views of race and crime in American society. Following the 1890 census-the first to measure the generation of African Americans born after slavery-crime statistics, new migration and immigration trends, and symbolic ... Read more

    $26.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Eruption of Delhi

    by Rana Dasgupta ...
    Narrated by Dana Hickox ...


    15 hours 58 min

    In Capital, Commonwealth Prize-winning author Rana Dasgupta examines one of the great trends of our time: the expansion of the global elite. Capital is an intimate portrait of the city of Delhi which bears witness to the extraordinary transmogrification of India's capital. But it also offers a glimpse of what capitalism will become in the coming, post-Western world. The story of Delhi is a parable ... Read more

    $59.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial