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  • Audiobook

    The Vanishing Half

    Longlisted for the Women's Prize 2021

    by Brit Bennett ...
    Narrated by Shayna Small ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 34 min

    Sunday Times bestsellerLonglisted for the Women's Prize 2021Longlisted for the National Book Award'The Vanishing Half is an utterly mesmerising novel. It seduces with its literary flair, surprises with its breath-taking plot twists, delights with its psychological insights, and challenges us to consider the corrupting consequences of racism on different communities and individual lives. I a... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Girl, Woman, Other

    WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019

    Narrated by Anna-Maria Nabirye ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 6 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.***WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019****SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020*THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERThis is Britain as you've never read it.This is Britain as it has never been told.From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl, Woman, Other follows a cast of twelve character... ... Read more

    $23.31 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    An American Marriage

    A Novel

    by Tayari Jones ...
    Narrated by Sean Crisden, Eisa Davis ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours

    Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. ... Read more

    $42.76 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Beloved

    by Toni Morrison ...
    Narrated by Toni Morrison ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 3 min

    Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding New York Times bestseller transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new ... Read more

    $32.08 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Underground Railroad

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017

    Narrated by Bahni Turpin ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 43 min

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER 2016AMAZON.COM #1 BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEARSHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD'Whitehead is on a roll: the reviews have been sublime' Guardian'Luminous, furious, wildly... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Nickel Boys

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2020

    Narrated by Colson Whitehead, JD Jackson ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 46 min

    Author of The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead, brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in 1960s Florida. 'If greatness is excellence sustained over time, then without question, Whitehead is one of the greatest of his generation. In fact, figuring his age, acclaim, productivity and consistency, he is one of ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Kindred

    Narrated by Kim Staunton ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 55 min

    The first science fiction written by a Black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of Black American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity. Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After ... Read more

    $35.63 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    White Teeth

    Unabridged

    18 hours 33 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of White Teeth by Zadie Smith, read by Lenny Henry, Sagar Arya, Pippa Bennett-Warner and Ray Panthaki.From the MAN BOOKER PRIZE- and WOMEN'S PRIZE-SHORTLISTED author of Swing Time, On Beauty and Grand Union'BELIEVE THE HYPE' The Times'The almost preposterous... ... Read more

    $21.52 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Girl with the Louding Voice

    The Bestselling Word of Mouth Hit That Will Win Over Your Heart

    by Abi Daré ...
    Narrated by Adjoa Andoh ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 6 min

    Mama say: "Your schooling is your voice, child.It will be speaking for you even if you didn't open your mouth to talk.It will be speaking till the day God is calling you come."That day, I tell myself that even if I am not getting anything in this life,I will go to school and become Teacher.Because I don't just want to be having any kind voice . . .<br ... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Half of a Yellow Sun

    Narrated by Zainab Jah ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 9 min

    THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION ‘WINNER OF WINNERS’Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, this is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written literary masterpieceUgwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna, a young woman, has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic new lover, the professor. And Richard, a shy English ... Read more

    $49.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Under the Udala Trees

    Narrated by Robin Miles ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 19 min

    Inspired by Nigeria’s folktales and war, Under the Udala Trees is a deeply searching, powerful debut about the dangers of living and loving openly.Ijeoma comes of age as her nation does; born before independence, she is eleven when civil war breaks out in the young republic of Nigeria. Sent away to safety, she meets another displaced child, and the star-crossed pair fall in love. They are from ... Read more

    $28.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Red at the Bone

    Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020

    Unabridged

    3 hours 52 min

    Brooklyn, 2001. It is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in her grandparents' brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the music of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress - the very same dress that was sewn for a different wearer, Melody's mother, for a celebration that ultimately never took place.Unfurling the history of ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Black Girl Magic

    A Poem

    Black Girl, they say you ain't 'posed to be hereMuch of what twenty-first century culture tells black girls is not pretty: Don't wear this; don't smile at that. Don't have an opinion; don't dream big. And most of all, don't love yourself. In response to such destructive ideas, internationally recognized poet Mahogany Browne challenges the conditioning of society by crafting an anthem of strength ... Read more

    $14.40 AUD

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    We Cast a Shadow

    A Novel

    Narrated by Dion Graham ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 42 min

    “An incisive and necessary” (Roxane Gay) debut for fans of Get Out and Paul Beatty’s The Sellout, about a father’s obsessive quest to protect his son—even if it means turning him white“Stunning and audacious . . . at once a pitch-black comedy, a chilling horror story and an endlessly perceptive novel about the possible future of race in America.”—NPRLONGLISTED FOR THE DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD, THE ... Read more

    $28.51 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    My Mother's House

    A novel

    Unabridged

    10 hours 23 min

    One of the Best Books of the Year: Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Vulture“Impossible to stop reading.” —VultureWhen Lucien flees Haiti with his wife, Marie-Ange, and their three children to New York City’s South Ozone Park, he does so hoping for reinvention, wealth, and comfort. He buys a run-down house in a quickly changing community, and begins life anew. Lucien and Marie-Ange call their home La Kay—“my ... Read more

    $28.51 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Babel-17

    Unabridged

    6 hours 44 min

    Babel-17, winner of the Nebula Award for best novel of the year, is a fascinating tale of a famous poet bent on deciphering a secret language that is the key to the enemy’s deadly force, a task that requires she travel with a splendidly improbable crew to the site of the next attack. ... Read more

    $24.17 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    That Reminds Me

    Winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize 2020

    by Derek Owusu ...
    Narrated by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 40 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2020___________________________________'A dreamy, impressionistic offering of reassembled fragments of memories emerging through the misty beauty of a deliciously individualistic poetic sensibility . . . remind[s] us of what has been missing from British poetry. I can't tell you how impressed I was and how much I enjoyed reading this ... Read more

    $16.14 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Bad Blood

    by Mary Monroe ...
    Narrated by Chandra Skyye, Leon Nixon ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 18 min

    Seth Garrett's family taught him that anything less than the best simply isn't an option. Now he's out to prove he can be the most successful Garrett-and Rachel McNeal fits the bill. She's pretty, hard-working, good in bed-and willing to finance his dreams. He thinks she's perfect wife material-until he meets her relatives and discovers they're far from perfect. No problem, Seth's got a ... Read more

    $35.63 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Ordinary People

    Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019

    by Diana Evans ...
    Narrated by Jennifer Saayeng ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 46 min

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Ordinary People by Diana Evans, read by Jennifer Saayeng.'Diana Evans is a lyrical and glorious writer; a precise poet of the human heart' Naomi Alderman‘You can take a leap, do something off the wall, something reckless. It’s your last chance, and most people miss it.’South London, 2008. Two couples find themselves at a moment of reckoning, on the ... Read more

    $23.31 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Who Asked You?

    Unabridged

    10 hours 2 min

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author…“Remember Getting to Happy, Waiting to Exhale, and How Stella Got Her Groove Back? Well, you won’t likely forget Terry McMillan’s Who Asked You? either” (Raleigh News & Observer).Betty Jean already has her hands full when her grown daughter leaves her two young sons in her care. In between dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, ... Read more

    $28.51 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Remembrance

    by Rita Woods ...
    Narrated by Ella Turenne ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 2 min

    Remembrance by Rita Woods is a breakout historical debut with modern resonance, perfect for the many fans of The Underground Railroad and Orphan Train.*Remembrance…*It’s a rumor, a whisper passed in the fields and veiled behind sheets of laundry. A hidden stop on the underground road to freedom, a safe haven protected by more than secrecy…if you can make it there.Ohio, present day. An elderly ... Read more

    $37.72 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Rich Girls

    by Kendall Banks ...
    Narrated by Ida Belle ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 49 min

    There’s an exclusive lifestyle in America where your body, your game, and your good looks all get you paid. These girls become rich girls and are down for whatever it takes to stay on top.Meet Jewell, a five-foot-four diva who was born with a silver spoon in her mouth and an American Express card in her hand. Sadly, when her bank account turns cold, Jewell resorts to a dangerous, ridiculous scam ... Read more

    $28.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Business of Lovers

    A Novel

    Unabridged

    12 hours 22 min

    All is fair in love and lust in New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey’s tale of two brothers, four women, and the business of desire.Unlike their younger brother, André, whose star as a comedian is rising, neither Dwayne nor Brick Duquesne is having luck with his career—and they’re unluckier still in love. Former child star Dwayne has just been fired from his latest acting role and ... Read more

    $32.08 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Interruption of Everything

    Narrated by Desiree Taylor ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 50 min

    "Being a lifetime wife and mother has afforded me the luxury of having multiple and even simultaneous careers: I’ve been a chauffeur. A chef. An interior decorator. A landscape architect, as well as a gardener. I’ve been a painter. A furniture restorer. A personal shopper. A veterinarian’s assistant and sometimes the veterinarian.... An accountant, a banker, and on occasion, a broker. I’ve been a ... Read more

    $32.08 AUD or free with audiobook trial