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    Africa Is Not A Country

    Breaking Stereotypes of Modern Africa

    by Dipo Faloyin ...
    Narrated by Dipo Faloyin ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 33 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Africa Is Not A Country is a kaleidoscopic portrait of modern Africa, that pushes back against harmful stereotypes to tell a more comprehensive story.You already know these stereotypes. So often Africa is depicted simplistically as an arid red landscape of famines and safaris, uniquely plagued by poverty and strife. In this funny and insightful book, Dipo Faloyin offers a ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Scale

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

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

    Unabridged

    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

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    The Death and Life of Great American Cities

    50th Anniversary Edition

    by Jane Jacobs ...
    Narrated by Donna Rawlins ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours

    Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory ... Read more

    $40.99 AUD

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    An Invisible Thread

    The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny

    Narrated by Pam Ward ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 2 min

    This 10th anniversary edition of the beloved #1 New York Times bestseller includes a new introduction and afterword by the author. Chronicling the lifelong friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy that began with one small gesture of kindness, this is a “ray of hope for a better future, as well as an assurance that love is a stronger force than injustice and ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

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    San Fransicko

    Why Progressives Ruin Cities

    Narrated by Jonathan Todd Ross ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 12 min

    National bestselling author of APOCALYPSE NEVER skewers progressives for the mishandling of America’s faltering cities.Progressives claimed they knew how to solve homelessness, inequality, and crime. But in cities they control, progressives made those problems worse.Michael Shellenberger has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for thirty years. During that time, he advocated for the ... Read more

    $42.99 AUD

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    The Sugar Girls: Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle’s East End

    Narrated by Penny McDonald ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 9 min

    Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle’s East End Factories. The Sugar Girls went straight to No.10 in the Sunday Times Bestseller List, spending five weeks in the top ten.‘On an autumn day in 1944, Ethel Alleyne walked the short distance from her house to Tate & Lyle’s refinery on the shining curve of the Thames. Looking up at the giant gates, Ethel felt like she had been preparing ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Wild City

    Encounters With Urban Wildlife

    Unabridged

    8 hours 39 min

    'The mark of a good nature book is that it opens your eyes to what is there, but you missed, and then to the beautiful possibility of what might be. This is a very good book.' John Lewis-Stempel'An enjoyable and timely reminder that we are never alone.' Tristan Gooley'Wild City is as bright and hopeful as a dandelion springing up through the crack between pavings.' Hannah Bourne Taylor'Florence ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Oliver Burkeman’s Inconvenient Truth

    A BBC Radio 4 Series

    Narrated by Oliver Burkeman ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 8 min

    Oliver Burkeman examines the insidious way in which convenience has warped our existenceBestselling author Oliver Burkeman is well known for his books and radio programmes exploring how we can lead meaningful and productive lives in an age of overwhelm. This time, he brings his keen sense of the ridiculous to bear on our obsession with convenience, looking at the hidden pitfalls of a life of ease ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

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    A Walking Life

    Reclaiming Our Health and Our Freedom One Step at a Time

    Narrated by Eliza Foss ...

    Unabridged

    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

    $41.99 AUD

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    Imagine a City

    A Pilot Sees the World

    Narrated by Kyle Soller ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 3 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.A love letter to the cities of the world, from the airline pilot-author of Skyfaring.Mark Vanhoenacker grew up in his small hometown, spinning the illuminated globe in his bedroom and dreaming of elsewhere - of distant, real cities, and a perfect metropolis that existed only in his imagination. These places were the source of endless comfort and escape, and of a lasting ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Summary of Conor Dougherty's Golden Gates

    by Everest Media ...
    Narrated by AI Marcus ...

    Abridged

    50 min

    Please note:This audiobook has been generated using AI Voice. This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The study of psychological trauma is to come face to face with human vulnerability in the natural world, and with the capacity for evil in human nature. To study psychological trauma means to bear witness to horrible events, and when the events are of human ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

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    En antikvarboghandlers erindringer

    by Jørn Riel ...
    Narrated by Peter Milling ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 32 min

    "En antikvarboghandlers erindringer" er en humoristisk fortælling om antikvaren og særlingen R. Hansen og hans gøren og laden på Vesterbro. En bydel som han elsker og kender, som sin egen højre hånd og lidet gerne forlader.Bogen er en humørfyldt historie spækket med finurlige figurer og sjove sidehistorier, der trækker i smilebåndene i den helt rigtige retning - nemlig opad."En antikvarboghandlers ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

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    The Origins of the Urban Crisis

    Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit

    Narrated by Adam Lofbomm ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 17 min

    Once America's "arsenal of democracy," Detroit is now the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America's racial and economic inequalities, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product of the social programs and racial fissures of the ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    The Art of Innovation

    How art and science have inspired each other, a Radio 4 and the Science Museum collaboration.

    Unabridged

    5 hours 16 min

    The landmark BBC series exploring science in art, developed by Radio 4 in partnership with the Science Museum - with an introduction read by Toby Jones'A real treat' The SpectatorArt and science are often considered to be in conflict, with art dealing in creativity and science in cold, hard facts. But the two disciplines have always been interconnected, taking inspiration from each other and ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    The Voucher Promise

    "Section 8" and the Fate of an American Neighborhood

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

    Unabridged

    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

    $36.99 AUD

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    The Woman on the Windowsill

    A Tale of Mystery in Several Parts

    Narrated by Kyla García ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 43 min

    On the morning of July 1, 1800, a surveyor and mapmaker named Cayetano Diaz opened the window of his study in Guatemala City to find a horrific sight: a pair of severed breasts. Offering a meticulously researched and evocative account of the quest to find the perpetrator and understand the motives behind such a brutal act, this volume pinpoints the sensational crime as a watershed moment in ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    The Complete Blood, Sweat and Tea

    by Tom Reynolds ...
    Narrated by Daniel Philpott ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 36 min

    Collected in one volume, here are the true life stories of London ambulance driver, Tom Reynolds.*Previously published as Sirens, after the Channel 4 TV show inspired by the book*On any given day Tom Reynolds might be attacked by strangers, sworn at by motorists, puked on, covered in blood and other much more unpleasant substances. He could help to deliver a baby in the morning and witness the ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

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    Fragile Neighborhoods

    Repairing American Society, One Zip Code at a Time

    Narrated by Ron Butler ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 11 min

    This urgent exploration of why American society is in trouble—and how to fix it, starting with the places we call home—is an “essential and engaging read for everyone who wants to better understand the challenges facing our cities, towns and our nation.” (Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class)The neighborhoods we live in impact our lives in so many ways: they determine who we ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    This is London

    Life and Death in the World City

    by Ben Judah ...
    Narrated by Joe Jameson ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 58 min

    Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2016, formerly known as the Samuel Johnson Prize.This is the new London: an immigrant city. Over one-third of Londoners were born abroad, with half arriving since the millennium. This has utterly transformed the capital, for better and for worse.Ben Judah is an acclaimed foreign correspondent, but here he turns his reporter's gaze on home, immersing himself ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Lowborn

    Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns

    by Kerry Hudson ...
    Narrated by Kerry Hudson ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 14 min

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Lowborn by Kerry Hudson.What does it really mean to be poor in Britain today? A prizewinning novelist revisits her childhood and some of the country's most deprived towns'When every day of your life you have been told you have nothing of value to offer, that you are worth nothing to society, can you ever escape that sense of being ‘lowborn’ no matter ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

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    Summary of Donovan Ramsey's When Crack Was King

    Narrated by Digital Voice Maxwell G ...

    Abridged

    51 min

    This audiobook is narrated by a digital voice.Listen to the Summary of Donovan Ramsey's When Crack Was King in 20 minutes. Please note: This is a summary & not the original book. "When Crack Was King" by Donovan Ramsey offers a multifaceted exploration of the crack epidemic's impact on the Black community. Through personal stories, Ramsey illustrates the profound effects of the drug on individuals ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Ящик. Как грузовой контейнер сделал мир меньше, а мировую экономику больше

    Series series Кругозор Дениса Пескова

    Unabridged

    15 hours 23 min

    Эта книга, ставшая сенсацией на Западе, знакомит слушателя с неожиданным источником современного глобализированного мира – скромным угловатым транспортным контейнером. Этот относительно незаметный «герой» тайком для нас переделал под себя мир, полностью его изменив. Как он появился, кто стоял за его массовым внедрением, какие события привели к его вездесущности и какие далеко идущие изменения по ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Making Rent in Bed-Stuy

    A Memoir of Trying to Make It in New York City

    Narrated by Brandon Massey ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 34 min

    A young African American millennial filmmaker’s funny, sometimes painful, true-life coming-of-age story of trying to make it in New York City—a chronicle of poverty and wealth, creativity and commerce, struggle and insecurity, and the economic and cultural forces intertwined with ""the serious, life-threatening process"" of gentrification.Making Rent in Bed-Stuy explores the history and ... Read more

    $42.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Long Live Queer Nightlife

    How the Closing of Gay Bars Sparked a Revolution

    by Amin Ghaziani ...
    Narrated by Amin El Gamal ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 20 min

    It’s closing time for an alarming number of gay bars in cities around the globe—but this audiobook narrated by Amin El Gamal reveals why it’s definitely not the last danceIn this exhilarating journey into underground parties, pulsating with life and limitless possibility, acclaimed author Amin Ghaziani unveils the unexpected revolution revitalizing urban nightlife.Far from the gay bar with its ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD