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Fiction

  • Title : The perfumer's secret
    The perfumer's secret
    • Author : McIntosh, Fiona
    • Narrator : Madeleine Leslay. (Female)
    • System Number : E12012
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 31 minutes
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      'I am at one with Nature's perfection - her beauty, her colours, her fragrances - and she has allowed me to glimpse it in a man.' On the eve of the First World War, Fleurette, the only daughter of the wealthy Delacroix perfume dynasty, is being forced to marry a man she loathes, Aimery De Lasset, head of the pre-eminent perfume manufacturer in France.
      'I am at one with Nature's perfection - her beauty, her colours, her fragrances - and she has allowed me to glimpse it in a man.' On the eve of the First World War, Fleurette, the only daughter of the wealthy Delacroix perfume dynasty, is being forced to marry a man she loathes, Aimery De Lasset, head of the pre-eminent perfume manufacturer in France. It is only the cathedral bells tolling the rally to the frontlines that save her from sharing his bed. When she receives an unexpected letter from Aimery's estranged brother, Fleurette is left holding a terrible secret, and the sparks of a powerful passion. Her discoveries risk shattering the two families and their perfume empires, bringing tragedy down on them all. The Perfumer's Secret is an intoxicating feast for the senses, a highly sensual and sensational story of deception, duty and desire.

  • Title : Savage interlude
    Savage interlude
    • Author : MORTIMER, Carol
    • Narrator : Carole Boyd. (Female)
    • System Number : S2848
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      James St Just was Kate's half-brother, but they wanted the fact kept secret - and as she had been living with James the situation had led to misunderstanding.
      James St Just was Kate's half-brother, but they wanted the fact kept secret - and as she had been living with James the situation had led to misunderstanding. Damien Savage, for one, had jumped to all the wrong conclusions about Kate, but that didn't stop the flames of desire that roared between them.

  • Title : The perfumer's secret
    The perfumer's secret
    • Author : McIntosh, Fiona
    • Narrator : Madeleine Leslay. (Female)
    • System Number : S12012
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 31 minutes
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      'I am at one with Nature's perfection - her beauty, her colours, her fragrances - and she has allowed me to glimpse it in a man.' On the eve of the First World War, Fleurette, the only daughter of the wealthy Delacroix perfume dynasty, is being forced to marry a man she loathes, Aimery De Lasset, head of the pre-eminent perfume manufacturer in France.
      'I am at one with Nature's perfection - her beauty, her colours, her fragrances - and she has allowed me to glimpse it in a man.' On the eve of the First World War, Fleurette, the only daughter of the wealthy Delacroix perfume dynasty, is being forced to marry a man she loathes, Aimery De Lasset, head of the pre-eminent perfume manufacturer in France. It is only the cathedral bells tolling the rally to the frontlines that save her from sharing his bed. When she receives an unexpected letter from Aimery's estranged brother, Fleurette is left holding a terrible secret, and the sparks of a powerful passion. Her discoveries risk shattering the two families and their perfume empires, bringing tragedy down on them all. The Perfumer's Secret is an intoxicating feast for the senses, a highly sensual and sensational story of deception, duty and desire.

  • Title : Mobbed : A Regan Reilly mystery
    Mobbed : A Regan Reilly mystery
    • Author : Clark, Carol Higgins
    • Narrator : Michele Pawk. (Female)
    • System Number : S13009
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Private investigator Regan Reilly and her husband Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, hop from one Jersey shore resort town to the next in hopes of solving a tough case, one which is complicated when Regan bumps into an old friend she hardly recognizes.
      Private investigator Regan Reilly and her husband Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, hop from one Jersey shore resort town to the next in hopes of solving a tough case, one which is complicated when Regan bumps into an old friend she hardly recognizes.

  • Title : Killing orders : V.I. Warshawski, book 3
    Killing orders : V.I. Warshawski, book 3
    • Author : Paretsky, Sara
    • Narrator : Susan Ericksen. (Female)
    • System Number : S13043
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 44 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      It begins as a $3 million heist from a Dominican priory.
      It begins as a $3 million heist from a Dominican priory. It spirals into a case of lethal complexity that may unite big corporate conspirators, Chicago's underworld bosses and the Church itself in a very unholy trinity. V.I. Warshawski's job is to find out for sure ... even though it's clear she might die trying.

  • Title : The House of Spirits
    The House of Spirits
    • Author : Allende, Isabel
    • Narrator : Narrated and Recorded by Leslee Mordaunt. (Female)
    • System Number : S13505
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 16 hours 35 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      The House of the Spirits is a family saga that spans four generations, but focuses primarily on the lives of two women in the clan, Clara del Valle and Alba de Satigny, and the connection between them.
      The House of the Spirits is a family saga that spans four generations, but focuses primarily on the lives of two women in the clan, Clara del Valle and Alba de Satigny, and the connection between them.

  • Title : Rooks Nest
    Rooks Nest
    • Author : Barraclough, June
    • Narrator : Narrated by Coralie Ellement and Recorded by Kerry Duffy. (Female)
    • System Number : S13581
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 33 minutes
    • Genre : Romance
    • Summary :
      Meta Moor is living with her adopted aunt Augusta, at Hartsedge Hall in Yorkshire.
      Meta Moor is living with her adopted aunt Augusta, at Hartsedge Hall in Yorkshire. Her dream is to return to Rook's Nest, the house where she was born -- and where her mother, died -- with its lake and neglected gardens. Her obsession with the place does not diminish as she reaches adolescence and begins her "school training". Nor does it diminish when she goes away from home to become a governess and falls passionately in love with a young musician. Attractive and willful, never a conformist, Meta has--a painful growing up as she struggles to find independence in a restrictive society.

  • Title : Rules of prey : Lucas Davenport, Book 1
    Rules of prey : Lucas Davenport, Book 1
    • Author : Sandford, John
    • Narrator : Richard Ferrone. (Male)
    • System Number : S13586
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      The 'maddog' murderer who is terrorizing the Twin Cities is two things: insane and extremely intelligent.
      The 'maddog' murderer who is terrorizing the Twin Cities is two things: insane and extremely intelligent. He kills for the pleasure of it and thoroughly enjoys placing elaborate obstacles to keep police befuddled. Each clever move he makes is another point of pride. But when the brilliant Lieutenant Lucas Davenport - a dedicated cop and a serial killer's worst nightmare - is brought in to take up the investigation, the maddog suddenly has an adversary worthy of his genius.

  • Title : Winter prey
    Winter prey
    • Author : Sandford, John
    • Narrator : Richard Ferrone.
    • System Number : S13587
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      The Iceman crept into the house on the edge of the lake.
      The Iceman crept into the house on the edge of the lake. He killed the father first. Then the mother and child. And when his work was done, he set the house on fire. Lucas Davenport had tracked killers in cities across America, but the woods of rural Wisconsin are as dark and primal as evil itself.

  • Title : Fatal affair : Fatal, Book 1
    Fatal affair : Fatal, Book 1
    • Author : Force, Marie.
    • Narrator : Felicity Munroe.
    • System Number : S13589
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 33 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      Another scandal at Watergate, only this time it's murder.
      Another scandal at Watergate, only this time it's murder. Detective Sergeant Sam Holland of the Washington, D.C., Metro Police needs a big win to salvage her career, and her confidence, after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O'Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O'Connor's friend and chief of staff, and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case. Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can't afford, especially when the bodies keep piling up.

  • Title : Shadow prey
    Shadow prey
    • Author : Sandford, John
    • Narrator : Richard Ferrone. (Male)
    • System Number : S13599
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      A slumlord in Minneapolis.
      A slumlord in Minneapolis. A New York politician. An Oklahoma judge. Three strangers with one thing in common: each has been butchered with a Native American ceremonial knife by a killer known as Shadow Love. Lucas Davenport and Officer Lily Rothenburg needn't look far for the killer. He's right behind them.

  • Title : Yesterday's shadow
    Yesterday's shadow
    • Author : Cleary, Jon
    • Narrator : Christian Rodska. (Male)
    • System Number : S13601
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction
    • Summary :
      Love never dies unless a killer intervenes.
      Love never dies unless a killer intervenes. The Hotel Southern Savoy has become the reluctant host to two corpses on a single night and homicide inspector Scobie Malone knows this investigation will be a nightmare from the moment he arrives. The first victim was the wife of the American ambassador, a slaying that will certainly have international repercussions and worse, if the lady's dark secrets are ever revealed. But it's the second murder that strikes straight at Malone's heart. The dead man was the husband of a woman from Malone s past, a brief love long over, but never forgotten. An assassin has violently blended Malone's personal and professional lives in a lethal stew of blood and memory, and there's no way the dedicated policeman is going to walk away from this one unscathed. But even Scobie Malone doesn't realize how deadly a concoction it truly is and by the time he does, it may be too late.

  • Title : The Avenue of Tranquility
    The Avenue of Tranquility
    • Author : Overmam-Edmiston, Karen
    • Narrator : Narrated by Jim Malcolm and recorded by Liz Barrell.
    • System Number : S13619
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 15 hours 18 minutes
    • Genre : Romance
    • Summary :
      The Avenue of Eternal Tranquility by K.Overman-Edmiston is an exquisitely written novel.
      The Avenue of Eternal Tranquility by K.Overman-Edmiston is an exquisitely written novel. Set in Russia, the landscape and way of life is described in meticulous and beautiful detail that left this reader enthralled. Against this backdrop are two love stories which are skillfully intertwined, and left this reader even more enthralled. A brilliant read.

  • Title : Eleven Hours
    Eleven Hours
    • Author : Simons, Paullina
    • Narrator : Narrated by Liduine Stanley and Recorded by Marie Mapp. (Female)
    • System Number : S13751
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 56 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      A heavily pregnant young woman is leaving the shopping mall to head home on a horribly hot day in Texas.
      A heavily pregnant young woman is leaving the shopping mall to head home on a horribly hot day in Texas. Her normal life of shopping, husband, children, with the extra excitement of the imminent baby, stretches before her.And then she is bundled into a car and kidnapped by a desperate young man.What does he want? Where are they going?In scenes that alternate between the desperate husband, pursuing by car, the alarmingly laid-back FBI agent tracing her by helicopter - who may or may not be as good as he thinks at rescuing hostages - and the increasingly threatened wife, Eleven Hours is a tour de force of storytelling power.

  • Title : Blackrock
    Blackrock
    • Author : Enright, Nick
    • Narrator : Narrated by Alan Needham, Kerry Fasolo, Jane Gibbs and Recorded by Susie Punch. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : S13829
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 19 minutes
    • Genre : Drama and plays
    • Summary :
      Blackrock is an Australian beachside working-class suburb where surfing is popular among youths like Jared.
      Blackrock is an Australian beachside working-class suburb where surfing is popular among youths like Jared. He has his first serious girlfriend, Rachel, who comes from a much wealthier part of the city. One day Ricko, the local surfing legend, returns from an eleven-month trip. Rachel's brother Toby's 18th birthday party is being held at the local beach club a few days later, and Jared decides to merge a 'welcome home' party for Ricko with the event. The party is unsupervised with alcohol freely available. The following morning, it is revealed that 15-year-old Tracy Warner was killed at the party. Three youths from the party, Davo, Scott, and Toby, tell Ricko that they raped Tracy, though left her alive. The three boys are later arrested for the sexual assault. Ricko confesses to Jared that he killed Tracy. He says he was attempting to have sex with her when she bit him and kicked him, so in a moment of rage he grabbed a rock and hit her with it. He has already told police that he was with Jared all night and asks Jared to confirm his alibi in the name of mateship; Jared is torn between telling the truth and protecting his friend. After witnessing Ricko's abusive behaviour towards their friend Tiffany, Jared decides to tell the truth. Ricko is detained by police and hangs himself in his cell. Jared's silence leads to the breakdown of his relationships with both Rachel and his mother Diane. In the plays last scene Jared confesses to Diane that he witnessed the three youths raping Tracy, though he did not intervene. He is unsure why he did nothing though he believes it was out of loyalty to the boys who were his mates. Ricko left Jared a suicide note giving him his van, though Jared asks his friend Cherie to dump the keys to the van in the ocean when she goes out surfing.

  • Title : Heir to the Jedi : Star Wars
    Heir to the Jedi : Star Wars
    • Author : Hearne, Kevin
    • Narrator : Narrated by Elwyn Edwards and Recorded by Susie Punch and Jane Gibbs. (Male)
    • System Number : S14070
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 17 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .
      A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . . A thrilling new adventure set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and--for the first time ever--written entirely from Luke Skywalker's first-person point of view. Luke Skywalker's game-changing destruction of the Death Star has made him not only a hero of the Rebel Alliance but a valuable asset in the ongoing battle against the Empire. Though he's a long way from mastering the power of the Force, there's no denying his phenomenal skills as a pilot--and in the eyes of Rebel leaders Princess Leia Organa and Admiral Ackbar, there's no one better qualified to carry out a daring rescue mission crucial to the Alliance cause. A brilliant alien cryptographer renowned for her ability to breach even the most advanced communications systems is being detained by Imperial agents determined to exploit her exceptional talents for the Empire's purposes. But the prospective spy's sympathies lie with the Rebels, and she's willing to join their effort in exchange for being reunited with her family. It's an opportunity to gain a critical edge against the Empire that's too precious to pass up. It's also a job that demands the element of surprise. So Luke and the ever-resourceful droid R2-D2 swap their trusty X-wing fighter for a sleek space yacht piloted by brash recruit Nakari Kelen, daughter of a biotech mogul, who's got a score of her own to settle with the Empire. Challenged by ruthless Imperial bodyguards, death-dealing enemy battleships, merciless bounty hunters, and monstrous brain-eating parasites, Luke plunges head-on into a high-stakes espionage operation that will push his abilities as a Rebel fighter and would-be Jedi to the limit. If ever he needed the wisdom of Obi-Wan Kenobi to shepherd him through danger, it's now. But Luke will have to rely on himself, his friends, and his own burgeoning relationship with the Force to survive.

  • Title : Confessional
    Confessional
    • Author : Higgins, Jack
    • Narrator : Michael Page.
    • System Number : S14101
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 14 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      For more than twenty years Cuchulain has created chaos in Ireland by striking on both sides of the border.
      For more than twenty years Cuchulain has created chaos in Ireland by striking on both sides of the border. But Cuchulain is a man whose time is nearly up. The one person who can identify him is the beautiful Tanya Voroninova, daughter of a KGB general. And the one person who can persuade her to defect is Liam Devlin, a retired IRA gunman. Hunted by several governments who regard him as an embarrassment, Cuchulain prepares to hit the biggest target of all time.

  • Title : How it ended
    How it ended
    • Author : McInerney, Jay
    • Narrator : Ray Porter. (Male)
    • System Number : S14112
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      From the writer whose first novel, 'Bright Lights, Big City', defined a generation comes a collection of stories drawn from his nearly three-decade career - Whether set in New England, Los Angeles, New York, or the South, they unveil the manic flux of our society as they capture various stages of adulthood: a young man confronting the class system at a summer resort; a young woman holed up in a remote cabin while her boyfriend campaigns for the highest office; a couple whose experiments in sexuality cross every line; a doctor who treats convicts and is coming to terms with his own criminal past; a youthful socialite returning home to nurse her mother; a family celebrating the holidays while mired in loss; and more.
      From the writer whose first novel, 'Bright Lights, Big City', defined a generation comes a collection of stories drawn from his nearly three-decade career - Whether set in New England, Los Angeles, New York, or the South, they unveil the manic flux of our society as they capture various stages of adulthood: a young man confronting the class system at a summer resort; a young woman holed up in a remote cabin while her boyfriend campaigns for the highest office; a couple whose experiments in sexuality cross every line; a doctor who treats convicts and is coming to terms with his own criminal past; a youthful socialite returning home to nurse her mother; a family celebrating the holidays while mired in loss; and more. A manifold exploration of delusion, experience, and transformation, these stories display a preeminent writer at the very top of his form.

  • Title : The Blithedale romance
    The Blithedale romance
    • Author : Hawthorne, Nathaniel.
    • Narrator : Jacquerie. (Female)
    • System Number : S14117
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 48 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      The Blithedale Romance is the story of four principal characters who work with -- and sometimes against -- each other on Blithedale, a communal farm antecedent to those that sprang up later in the 1960s, and similar to one on which Hawthorne himself lived in 1841.
      The Blithedale Romance is the story of four principal characters who work with -- and sometimes against -- each other on Blithedale, a communal farm antecedent to those that sprang up later in the 1960s, and similar to one on which Hawthorne himself lived in 1841. These communes arose out of the pressures on society and the individual brought by the Industrial Revolution. Some were organized around religious philosophies, some were secular. Among the secularists, the Transcendental movement mentioned in the novel espoused the idea that the individual's intuition, rather than religious dogma, was the true path to spiritual enlightenment. Our four characters, like so many who fled to these communes, struggle to free mankind from bondage as they struggle with the unaccustomed day-to-day tasks of farm life. But they are plagued by a mystery that follows them from the world, and ultimately leads to tragedy.

  • Title : The New Iberia blues : Dave Robicheaux, book 22
    The New Iberia blues : Dave Robicheaux, book 22
    • Author : Burke, James Lee.
    • Narrator : Will Patton.
    • System Number : S14119
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 16 hours
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction, Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      Detective Dave Robicheaux's world isn't filled with too many happy stories, but Desmond Cormier's rags-to-riches tale is certainly one of them.
      Detective Dave Robicheaux's world isn't filled with too many happy stories, but Desmond Cormier's rags-to-riches tale is certainly one of them. Robicheaux first met Cormier on the streets of New Orleans, when the young, undersized boy had foolish dreams of becoming a Hollywood director. Twenty-five years later, when Robicheaux knocks on Cormier's door, it isn't to congratulate him on his Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. Robicheaux has discovered the body of a young woman who's been crucified, wearing only a small chain on her ankle. She disappeared near Cormier's Cyrpemort Point estate, and Robicheaux, along with young deputy, Sean McClain, are looking for answers. Neither Cormier nor his enigmatic actor friend Antoine Butterworth are saying much, but Robicheaux knows better. As always, Clete Purcel and Davie's daughter, Alafair, have Robicheaux's back. Clete witnesses the escape of Texas inmate, Hugo Tillinger, who may hold the key to Robicheaux's case. As they wade further into the investigation, they end up in the crosshairs of the mob, the deranged Chester Wimple, and the dark ghosts Robicheaux has been running from for years. Ultimately, it's up to Robicheaux to stop them all, but he'll have to summon a light he's never seen or felt to save himself, and those he loves.

  • Title : Able one
    Able one
    • Author : Bova, Ben.
    • Narrator : Stefan Rudnicki.
    • System Number : S14120
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      When a nuclear missile launched by a rogue North Korean faction explodes in space, the resulting shock wave destroys most of the world's satellites and all global communication.
      When a nuclear missile launched by a rogue North Korean faction explodes in space, the resulting shock wave destroys most of the world's satellites and all global communication. U.S. military satellites, designed to withstand such an assault, reveal two more missiles on launch pads in North Korea,ready to be deployed. Faced with the threat of a thermonuclear attack,the United States has only one possible defence: Able One. Able One, or ABL-1, is a modified 747 fitted with a high powered laser able to knock out missiles in flight. But both the laser's technology and the jet's crew are untested. What was originally a training flight with a skeleton crew turns into a desperate race to destroy the two remaining nukes. Will Able One's experimental technology be enough to prevent World War III-especially when it becomes clear that a saboteur is on board?

  • Title : Adventures of the infallible Godahl
    Adventures of the infallible Godahl
    • Author : Anderson, Frederick Irving.
    • Narrator : Winston Tharp.
    • System Number : S14121
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 3 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories, Crime stories.
    • Summary :
      Frederick Irving Anderson was a New York newspaperman who had a second career writing mystery stories for the "slick" magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post.
      Frederick Irving Anderson was a New York newspaperman who had a second career writing mystery stories for the "slick" magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post. The Infallible Godahl is a collection of some of his first stories. Godahl is a clever gentleman thief, who might be thought of as an American version of Raffles or Arsene Lupin.

  • Title : On stranger tides
    On stranger tides
    • Author : Powers, Tim.
    • Narrator : Bronson Pinchot.
    • System Number : S14122
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours
    • Genre : Fantasy fiction.
    • Summary :
      On Stranger Tides follows the exploits of John "Jack Shandy" Chandagnac, who travels to the new world after the death of his puppeteer father to confront his uncle, who has apparently made off with the family fortune.
      On Stranger Tides follows the exploits of John "Jack Shandy" Chandagnac, who travels to the new world after the death of his puppeteer father to confront his uncle, who has apparently made off with the family fortune. During the voyage, he befriends Beth Hurwood and her father Benjamin Hurwood, an Oxford professor. Before they arrive at their destination, their ship is waylaid by Blackbeard and his band of pirates. With the help of the professor and his assistant, the captain is killed and Chandagnac is pressed into piracy and sorcery as Blackbeard searches for the Fountain of Youth. Chandagnac, newly dubbed "Jack Shandy," must stop the evil plot and save Beth Hurwood. (This book inspired the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film.)

  • Title : The bodies left behind
    The bodies left behind
    • Author : Deaver, Jeffery.
    • Narrator : Holter Graham.
    • System Number : S14123
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 45 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      After an emergency police call from a lake house on Wisconsin's Lake Mondac, Deputy Brynn drives up to the deserted lake in search of answers.
      After an emergency police call from a lake house on Wisconsin's Lake Mondac, Deputy Brynn drives up to the deserted lake in search of answers. There, Brynn uncovers not only a gruesome murder, but a terrified witness to the murder, city-girl Michelle. And thus, a heart-pounding chase through the Wisconsin wilderness commences as the murderers pursue Brynn and Michelle, who must learn to trust each other if they want to survive.

  • Title : Leaves of grass
    Leaves of grass
    • Author : Whitman, Walt.
    • Narrator : Foon
    • System Number : S14125
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 18 hours 44 minutes
    • Genre : Poetry.
    • Summary :
      Whitman spent most of his life writing and re-writing Leaves of Grass, resulting in many different editions published throughout his life.
      Whitman spent most of his life writing and re-writing Leaves of Grass, resulting in many different editions published throughout his life. The final collection, which is recorded here, is a compilation of about 400 poems separated into 35 books. This book is notable for its discussion of delight in sensual pleasures, and exalting the body and the material world. At the time, such candid displays were considered highly immoral, which led to reviews considering it "offensive", "obscene", "a mass of stupid filth", or suggesting it should have been burned after writing. Leaves of Grass even became banned in various locations, which only led to increased sales, with some printings even selling out on the first day. To this day, the work's legacy remains strong, and is one of the most important collections of American poetry. Among some of the best known poems contained in this work are "O captain! My captain!", "I sing the body electric", and "Song of Myself".

  • Title : Sisters
    Sisters
    • Author : Cambridge, Ada.
    • Narrator : Lucy Burgoyne (Female)
    • System Number : S14126
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 25 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      In the nineteenth century, marriage was often regarded as the be-all and end-all of women's lives.
      In the nineteenth century, marriage was often regarded as the be-all and end-all of women's lives. In the keenly observed novel Sisters, English-born author Ada Cambridge takes a closer look at this widespread belief and its implications and consequences. The story centers on a quartet of sisters who each have vastly different views of -- and outcomes in -- their nuptial pursuits.

  • Title : Phantom : Harry Hole, book 9
    Phantom : Harry Hole, book 9
    • Author : Nesbø, Jo.
    • Narrator : Robin Sachs.
    • System Number : S14127
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 16 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction, Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      When Harry left Oslo for Hong Kong, desperately fleeing the traumas of life as a cop, he thought he was there for good.
      When Harry left Oslo for Hong Kong, desperately fleeing the traumas of life as a cop, he thought he was there for good. But the unthinkable has happened. The son of the woman he loved, lost, and still loves is arrested for murder: Oleg, the boy Harry helped raise but couldn't help deserting. Harry knows Oleg would never be a killer, and he's come back to prove it. Barred from rejoining the police force, Harry sets out on a solitary, increasingly dangerous investigation that takes him deep into the world of the most virulent drug to ever hit the streets of Oslo (and the careers of some of its highest officials), and into the maze of his own past, where he will find the wrenching truth that will finally make a difference to Oleg, and to himself. (Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett)

  • Title : Beneath the dark ice : Alex Hunter, book 1
    Beneath the dark ice : Alex Hunter, book 1
    • Author : Beck, Greig.
    • Narrator : Sean Mangan.
    • System Number : S14128
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours
    • Genre : Science fiction, Adventure stories.
    • Summary :
      When a plane crashes into the Antarctic ice, exposing a massive cave beneath, a rescue and research team is dispatched.
      When a plane crashes into the Antarctic ice, exposing a massive cave beneath, a rescue and research team is dispatched. Twenty-four hours later, all contact is lost. Captain Alex Hunter and his highly trained squad of commandos are fast tracked to the hot zone to find out what went wrong, and to follow up the detection of a vast underground reservoir. Accompanying the team is an assortment of researchers, including petrobiologist Aimee Weir. If the unidentified substance proves to be an energy source, every country in the world will want to know about it, some would even kill for it. Once inserted into the cave system, they don't find any survivors, not even a trace of their bodies. Primeval hieroglyphs hint at an ancient civilisation, and an ancient danger. Spectres of the dead haunt the tunnels. Within hours, one of the party will die. To bring his team out alive, Alex will need every one of his mysterious abilities beneath the dark ice.

  • Title : City of endless night
    City of endless night
    • Author : Hastings, Milo
    • Narrator : Kate Follis.
    • System Number : S14129
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 41 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      An example of early dystopian science fiction written shortly after World War I, "City of Endless Night" imagines a future with a very different ending to the Great War.
      An example of early dystopian science fiction written shortly after World War I, "City of Endless Night" imagines a future with a very different ending to the Great War. Set in 2151 and in an underground Berlin, our protagonist is Lyman De Forrest, an American chemist who enters the city to discover the hidden truths of a forbidden metropolis. The subterranean world hosts a highly-regimented society of 300,000,000 sun-starved humans. As the first outsider to enter, he's horrified by what he finds, but will he accomplish his mission and escape the living tomb?

  • Title : Hard stop : Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mystery, book 4
    Hard stop : Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mystery, book 4
    • Author : Knopf, Chris.
    • Narrator : Richard Ferrone.
    • System Number : S14131
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours
    • Genre : Suspense stories, Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Sam Acquillo is getting to be a lot more sociable.
      Sam Acquillo is getting to be a lot more sociable. People are constantly dropping by, including guys in black outfits with .45 automatics breaking into his cottage in the middle of the night. Though on doctor's orders to stay clear of violence and mayhem, Sam does what's needed to encourage a candid conversation with the home invader, with surprising results. It seems a person important to the private life of a very important person has gone missing in the Hamptons. And it looks like the best way to get her back is to extort the cooperation of Sam Acquillo. Suddenly, Sam's past reaches out to pull him back into the world of big money and even bigger egos, where the term "corporate intrigue" is redundant and ambition the only virtue. But this time, there's some added incentive, an opportunity to get a piece of his old life back, the only piece Sam might actually want.

  • Title : Mr. Toppit
    Mr. Toppit
    • Author : Elton, Charles.
    • Narrator : Simon Vance.
    • System Number : S14139
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      When an obscure series of children's books becomes world famous millions of readers debate the significance of that enigmatic last line and of the shadowy figure, Mr.
      When an obscure series of children's books becomes world famous millions of readers debate the significance of that enigmatic last line and of the shadowy figure, Mr. Toppit, who dominates the books. The author, Arthur Hayman, an unsuccessful screenwriter mown down by a concrete truck in Soho, never reaps the benefits of the books' success. The legacy passes to his widow, Martha, and her children. But others want their share, particularly Laurie, the overweight stranger from California who comforted Arthur as he lay dying and has a mysterious agenda of her own that will change all their lives, for buried deep in the books lie secrets which threaten to be revealed as the family begins to crumble under the heavy burden of their inheritance.

  • Title : Whisky galore
    Whisky galore
    • Author : Mackenzie, Compton
    • Narrator : Ken Stott.
    • System Number : S14140
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 55 minutes
    • Genre : Humorous fiction.
    • Summary :
      This is the hilarious story of wartime bootlegging in the Scottish islands.
      This is the hilarious story of wartime bootlegging in the Scottish islands. Wartime food rationing is bad enough, but when the whisky supplies run out on the Hebridean islands of Great and Little Todday, nothing seems to go right. Then the fifty-thousand bottle cargo of the shipwrecked 'S.S. Cabinet Minister' brings salvation - in its most giddily intoxicating form.

  • Title : The kill list
    The kill list
    • Author : Forsyth, Frederick.
    • Narrator : John Chancer.
    • System Number : S14141
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 16 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories, Spy stories.
    • Summary :
      The Kill List: a top-secret catalogue of names held at the highest level of the US government.
      The Kill List: a top-secret catalogue of names held at the highest level of the US government. On it, those men and women who would threaten the world's security. And at the top of it, The Preacher, a radical Islamic cleric whose sermons inspire his followers to kill high-profile Western targets in the name of God. As the bodies begin to pile up in America, Great Britain and across Europe, the message goes out: discover this man's identity, locate him and take him out. Tasked with what seems like an impossible job is an ex-US marine who has risen through the ranks to become one of America's most effective intelligence chiefs. Now known only as The Tracker, he must gather what scant evidence there is, collate it and unmask The Preacher if he is to prevent the next spate of violent deaths. Aided only by a brilliant teenaged hacker, he must throw out the bait and see whether his deadly target can be drawn from his lair.

  • Title : Sleeping around
    Sleeping around
    • Author : Highmore, Julie
    • Narrator : Jilly Bond.
    • System Number : S14142
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      Robin is shocked but thrilled when Hannah arrives on his Oxford doorstep with a two year old and a suitcase, and announces that Freddie is his son.
      Robin is shocked but thrilled when Hannah arrives on his Oxford doorstep with a two year old and a suitcase, and announces that Freddie is his son. Her husband Marcus was less happy to learn about Hannah's fling with Robin, but several months on he's longing to spend some time with the little boy he thought was his. So he takes on a house-sit a few streets away. Jo, over the road, is intrigued by the newcomer, and quickly finds an excuse to learn more, but Hannah is also wondering if Marcus is the one, after all...

  • Title : Crimson Lake
    Crimson Lake
    • Author : Fox, Candice.
    • Narrator : Lani Tupu.
    • System Number : S14144
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 46 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction, Australian fiction.
    • Summary :
      12.46: Thirteen-year-old Claire Bingley stands alone at a bus stop 12.47: Ted Conkaffey parks his car beside her 12.52: The girl is missing . . .
      12.46: Thirteen-year-old Claire Bingley stands alone at a bus stop 12.47: Ted Conkaffey parks his car beside her 12.52: The girl is missing . . . Six minutes - that's all it took to ruin Detective Ted Conkaffey's life. Accused but not convicted of Claire's abduction, he escapes north, to the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake. Amanda Pharrell knows what it's like to be public enemy number one. Maybe it's her murderous past that makes her so good as a private investigator, tracking lost souls in the wilderness. Her latest target, missing author Jake Scully, has a life more shrouded in secrets than her own - so she enlists help from the one person in town more hated than she is: Ted Conkaffey. But the residents of Crimson Lake are watching the pair's every move. And for Ted, a man already at breaking point, this town is offering no place to hide.

  • Title : Lethal legacy : Alexandra Cooper, book 11
    Lethal legacy : Alexandra Cooper, book 11
    • Author : Fairstein, Linda A.
    • Narrator : Buffy Davis.
    • System Number : S14145
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Detectives called to a building on New York's Upper East Side find a resident who alleges she has been assaulted, but refuses to co-operate with enquiries.
      Detectives called to a building on New York's Upper East Side find a resident who alleges she has been assaulted, but refuses to co-operate with enquiries. The following day the detectives are back, confronted by the body of a woman with a jewel-encrusted book beside her. The book, part of a rare collection at the New York Public Library, plunges the detectives into the deadly world of the super-rich.

  • Title : Make mine homogenized
    Make mine homogenized
    • Author : Raphael, Rick.
    • Narrator : Gregg Margarite.
    • System Number : S14146
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 50 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories, Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      Widowed cattle rancher Hetty Thompson had done all right for herself since Big Jim’s death.
      Widowed cattle rancher Hetty Thompson had done all right for herself since Big Jim’s death. She had Barney, a loyal if dim-witted ranch hand, and Johnny her assistant manager whom she rescued from a drunken father years before. When the government carves out a huge piece of Frenchman’s Flat for an atomic testing ground Hetty and her neighbors object, but the millitary fences in the range anyway. It wasn’t so bad for a while. Then Hetty’s chickens began laying golden eggs, and her prize Guernsey produced explosive milk. Nevada ranch folk are tough but are they ready for mutant livestock?

  • Title : Still summer
    Still summer
    • Author : Mitchard, Jacquelyn.
    • Narrator : Lorelei King. (Female)
    • System Number : S14147
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      Twenty years after a shared childhood marked by their considerable popularity, Tracy, Olivia, and Holly reunite on a luxury Caribbean cruise during which a chance mistake triggers a series of devastating events that puts their survival in jeopardy.
      Twenty years after a shared childhood marked by their considerable popularity, Tracy, Olivia, and Holly reunite on a luxury Caribbean cruise during which a chance mistake triggers a series of devastating events that puts their survival in jeopardy.

  • Title : 2010 : odyssey two
    2010 : odyssey two
    • Author : Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles)
    • Narrator : John Stratton.
    • System Number : S14154
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      The Leonov is beaten to Jupiter by a Chinese mission which lands on Jupiter's moon, Europa, and falls victim to its unknown terrain.
      The Leonov is beaten to Jupiter by a Chinese mission which lands on Jupiter's moon, Europa, and falls victim to its unknown terrain. The last astronaut to die on the alien surface broadcast a message - there is life on Europa. (Sequel to 2001: a space odyssey.)

  • Title : Boy swallows universe
    Boy swallows universe
    • Author : Dalton, Trent
    • Narrator : Stig Wemyss.
    • System Number : S14155
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 17 hours
    • Genre : Australian fiction.
    • Summary :
      Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter.
      Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter. It's not as if Eli's life isn't complicated enough already. He's just trying to follow his heart, learning what it takes to be a good man, but life just keeps throwing obstacles in the way. But Eli's life is about to get a whole lot more serious. He's about to fall in love. And, oh yeah, he has to break into Boggo Road Gaol on Christmas Day, to save his mum.

  • Title : The corner house
    The corner house
    • Author : White, Fred M. (Fred Merrick)
    • Narrator : Jacquerie.
    • System Number : S14158
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 23 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      A deserted house with a troubled past.
      A deserted house with a troubled past. A mysterious countess who captivates everyone with her wealth and beauty -- well, almost everyone. An equally mysterious derelict who holds a secret to the countess's past. A fresh crime that threatens to ruin a promising young doctor. A plucky young governess determined to save him. Who will prevail?

  • Title : The night land
    The night land
    • Author : Hodgson, William Hope
    • Narrator : Mark Nelson.
    • System Number : S14159
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 18 hours 54 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction, Fantasy fiction, Supernatural fiction.
    • Summary :
      The Sun has gone out and the Earth is lit only by the glow of residual vulcanism.
      The Sun has gone out and the Earth is lit only by the glow of residual vulcanism. The last few millions of the human race are gathered together in a gigantic metal pyramid, nearly eight miles high – the Last Redoubt, under siege from unknown forces and Powers outside in the dark. These are held back by a Circle of Energy, known as the "air clog", powered from a subterranean energy source called the "Earth Current". For millennia, vast living shapes—the Watchers—have waited in the darkness near the pyramid. It is thought they are waiting for the inevitable time when the Circle's power finally weakens and dies. Other living things have been seen in the darkness beyond, some of unknown origins, and others that may once have been human.

  • Title : The legend of Broken
    The legend of Broken
    • Author : Carr, Caleb.
    • Narrator : Tim Gerard Reynolds, with George Guidall and John Curless.
    • System Number : S14161
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 30 hours
    • Genre : Fantasy fiction, Historical fiction, Adventure stories.
    • Summary :
      Some years ago, a remarkable manuscript long rumored to exist was discovered: The Legend of Broken.
      Some years ago, a remarkable manuscript long rumored to exist was discovered: The Legend of Broken. It tells of a prosperous fortress city where order reigns at the point of a sword-even as scheming factions secretly vie for control of the surrounding kingdom. Meanwhile, outside the city's granite walls, an industrious tribe of exiles known as the Bane forages for sustenance in the wilds of Davon Wood. At every turn, the lives of Broken's defenders and its would-be destroyers intertwine: Sixt Arnem, the widely respected and honorable head of the kingdom's powerful army, grapples with his conscience and newfound responsibilities amid rumors of impending war. Lord Baster-kin, master of the Merchants' Council, struggles to maintain the magnificence of his kingdom even as he pursues vainglorious dreams of power. And Keera, a gifted female tracker of the Bane tribe, embarks on a perilous journey to save her people, enlisting the aid of the notorious and brilliant philosopher Caliphestros. Together, they hope to exact a ruinous revenge on Broken, ushering in a day of reckoning when the mighty walls will be breached forever in a triumph of science over superstition.

  • Title : Blithe images
    Blithe images
    • Author : Roberts, Nora.
    • Narrator : Julia Whelan.
    • System Number : S14162
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      Beneath her sophisticated beauty, fashion model Hilary Baxter was still just a small-town girl from Kansas.
      Beneath her sophisticated beauty, fashion model Hilary Baxter was still just a small-town girl from Kansas. How could she be expected to resist the devastating charm of her new employer, mesmerizing magazine mogul Bret Bardoff? Bret knew all the moves, all the right things to say to leave a woman defenseless. But as he discovered the alluring innocence behind Hilary's world-famous face, it was Bret who was left defenseless against the pull of his own heart.

  • Title : Rendezvous - South Atlantic
    Rendezvous - South Atlantic
    • Author : Reeman, Douglas
    • Narrator : David Rintoul.
    • System Number : S14164
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 20 minutes
    • Genre : Sea stories, War stories, Adventure stories.
    • Summary :
      In 1941, when she was turned into an armed merchant cruiser, the S.S.
      In 1941, when she was turned into an armed merchant cruiser, the S.S. Benbecula was already old. Yet even she was needed to protect the vital Atlantic sea lanes. Commander Lindsay, her new captain, had to work desperately to mould the ship's company - raw recruits and old-timers - into a fighting force. And better than anyone, Lindsay knew this could be his last command and his final chance.

  • Title : Murder on a midsummer night : a Phryne Fisher mystery
    Murder on a midsummer night : a Phryne Fisher mystery
    • Author : Greenwood, Kerry.
    • Narrator : Stephanie Daniel.
    • System Number : S14165
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 10 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Melbourne, 1929.
      Melbourne, 1929. The year starts off for glamorous private investigator Phryne Fisher with a rather trying heat wave and more mysteries than you could prod a parasol at. Simultaneously investigating the apparent suicide death of a man on St Kilda beach and trying to find a lost, illegimate child who could be heir to a wealthy old woman's fortune, Phryne needs all her wits about her, particularly when she has to tangle with a group of thoroughly unpleasant Bright Young Things. But Phryne Fisher is a force of nature, and takes in her elegant stride what might make others quail, including terrifying seances, ghosts, Kif smokers, the threat of human sacrifices, dubious spirit guides and maps to buried pirate treasure.

  • Title : The Cartels Jungle
    The Cartels Jungle
    • Author : Cox, Irvin E.
    • Narrator : Scotty Smith
    • System Number : S14169
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 40 minutes 22 seconds
    • Genre : Short stories, Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      In most ideally conceived Utopias the world as it exists is depicted as a mushrooming horror of maladjustment, cruelty and crime.
      In most ideally conceived Utopias the world as it exists is depicted as a mushrooming horror of maladjustment, cruelty and crime. In this startlingly original short novel that basic premise is granted, but only to pave the way for an approach to Utopia over a highway of the mind so daringly unusual we predict you'll forget completely that you're embarking on a fictional excursion into the future by one of the most gifted writers in the field. And that forgetfulness will be accompanied by the startling realization that Irving E. Cox has a great deal more than a storyteller's magic to impart.

  • Title : The Garden Party and Other Stories
    The Garden Party and Other Stories
    • Author : Mansfield, Katherine
    • Narrator : Lucy Burgoyne
    • System Number : S14170
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 46 minutes 35 seconds
    • Genre : Short Stories
    • Summary :
      A collection of short stories on a variety of subjects, by one of New Zealand's premiere female writers.
      A collection of short stories on a variety of subjects, by one of New Zealand's premiere female writers.

  • Title : Revenge wears Prada : the devil returns
    Revenge wears Prada : the devil returns
    • Author : Weisberger, Lauren.
    • Narrator : Laurel Lefkow.
    • System Number : S14176
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 45 minutes
    • Genre : Humorous fiction, Romance.
    • Summary :
      Eight years after saying goodbye to 'Runway', and escaping the clutches of Miranda Priestly, it seems as though Andrea 'Andy' Sachs has the perfect life.
      Eight years after saying goodbye to 'Runway', and escaping the clutches of Miranda Priestly, it seems as though Andrea 'Andy' Sachs has the perfect life. The lowly assistant is herself now tabloid fodder. She edits 'The Plunge', the hottest bridal magazine on newsstands, and works side-by-side with Emily, her old colleague and new BFF. Andy is madly in love with Max, a dashing scion of a storied media company, and planning to tie the knot. But Andy is still haunted by her days at 'Runway', and the spectre of Miranda Priestly. Andy can hardly know that all her efforts to build a bright new life will lead her directly to the one she fled - and into the path of Miranda.

  • Title : The summons : Peter Diamond, book 3
    The summons : Peter Diamond, book 3
    • Author : Lovesey, Peter
    • Narrator : Michael Tudor Barnes. (Male)
    • System Number : S14177
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Summoned at night, Peter Diamond is collected from his West London flat by two policemen who drive him to Bath, where once he headed the murder squad.
      Summoned at night, Peter Diamond is collected from his West London flat by two policemen who drive him to Bath, where once he headed the murder squad. Out of touch in his retirement, he knows nothing of an audacious escape from Albany Prison. Four years before, he investigated the bizarre murder of a Swedish woman journalist. Now the convicted murderer is at large. Worse, he has already kidnapped the Assistant Chief Constable's daughter. His demand? That the case be re-examined. He will deal only with Diamond. In reopening this matter, Diamond faces a challenge that makes huge demands on his patience, to work with the senior policemen he scorns, and courage, to deal with the violent man he sent down.

  • Title : Dead man's footsteps : Roy Grace, book 4
    Dead man's footsteps : Roy Grace, book 4
    • Author : James, Peter
    • Narrator : David Bauckham.
    • System Number : S14178
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours 48 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories, Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Amid the tragic unfolding mayhem of the morning of 9/11, failed Brighton never-do-well Ronnie Wilson sees the chance of a lifetime, to disappear and reinvent himself in another country.
      Amid the tragic unfolding mayhem of the morning of 9/11, failed Brighton never-do-well Ronnie Wilson sees the chance of a lifetime, to disappear and reinvent himself in another country. Five years later the discovery of the skeletal remains of a woman's body in a storm drain in Brighton, leads Detective Superintendent Roy Grace on an enquiry spanning the globe, and into a desperate race against time to save the life of a woman being hunted down like an animal in the streets and alleys of Brighton.

  • Title : Gene of Isis : Mystique trilogy, book 1
    Gene of Isis : Mystique trilogy, book 1
    • Author : Harding, Traci.
    • Narrator : Edwina Wren.
    • System Number : S14179
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 19 hours 3 minutes
    • Genre : Fantasy fiction, Historical fiction, Australian fiction.
    • Summary :
      Mia Montrose is a 21st-century Australian woman with a Doctorate in Ancient Languages who has just scored the most promising job of her career.
      Mia Montrose is a 21st-century Australian woman with a Doctorate in Ancient Languages who has just scored the most promising job of her career. When Mia experiences mysterious happenings and forces beyond her control, she begins to understand that history does not always stay in the past. Ashlee Granville is a 19th-century clairvoyant, forced to suppress her talents as she enters the marriage market of English upper-class society. But Ashlee is not a girl who likes to bow to the inevitable - she has plans of her own. Lillet du Lac is a 13th-century woman, priestess of an ancient order now protected by the Cathar faith, who are making their last stand against the Roman Catholic Franks at the giant hill fort of Montségur. As the castle falls, Lillet escapes with something more valuable than any of their lives ... Despite the time, distance and cultures that separate them, these women have several things in common. They belong to an ancient bloodline of Grail kings, protected by a Sion knight named Albray, and they are each compelled to visit an ancient mountain in the Sinai. This mountain contains the keys which may unlock a gateway to a dimension of light and the Gene of Isis.

  • Title : Redemption Point : Crimson Lake, book 2
    Redemption Point : Crimson Lake, book 2
    • Author : Fox, Candice.
    • Narrator : Lani Tupu.
    • System Number : S14180
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 11 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction, Australian fiction.
    • Summary :
      In a dark roadside hovel called the Barking Fog Inn, the bodies of two young bartenders lie on a beer-sodden floor.
      In a dark roadside hovel called the Barking Fog Inn, the bodies of two young bartenders lie on a beer-sodden floor. Only the night-time animals in the surrounding forest were close enough to hear their screams. Crimson Lake's resident private detectives are hired to take on the case. Disgraced former police detective Ted Conkaffey and convicted murderer Amanda Pharrell are uneasy allies working alongside DI Pip Sweeney on her first homicide investigation. For Ted, a new case serves as a welcome distraction from his fight to clear his name over the abduction of a teenage girl. For all three, the hunt for the truth will draw them into a violent dance with evil. Redemption is certainly on the cards, but it may well cost them their lives.

  • Title : The gates of Rome : Emperor, book 1
    The gates of Rome : Emperor, book 1
    • Author : Iggulden, Conn.
    • Narrator : Robert Glenister.
    • System Number : S14181
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 9 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      On a small estate just outside Rome in the first century BC, two boys become blood brothers, little imagining the extraordinary future that lies before them.
      On a small estate just outside Rome in the first century BC, two boys become blood brothers, little imagining the extraordinary future that lies before them. As friends and rivals, Gaius and Marcus are destined to find lasting fame. From the spectacle of gladiatorial combat to the intrigue of the Senate, from the foreign wars that secure the power of the empire to the betrayals that threaten to tear it apart, this is the remarkable story of the man who would become the greatest Roman of them all: Julius Caesar. In the city of Rome, a titanic power struggle is about to shake the Republic to its core. Citizen will fight citizen in a bloody conflict, and Julius Caesar, cutting his teeth in battle, will be in the thick of the action.

  • Title : Snow-blind
    Snow-blind
    • Author : Burt, Katharine Newlin
    • Narrator : Roger Melin.
    • System Number : S14186
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 38 minutes
    • Genre : Adventure stories, Romance.
    • Summary :
      A bit of a menage-a-quatre in a remote cabin in the wilderness as fugitive Hugh, his younger brother Pete, nursemaid and cook Bella, and now the newly arrived snow-blinded young Sylvie who had been snatched from near death in the snow by the heroic but moody Hugh.
      A bit of a menage-a-quatre in a remote cabin in the wilderness as fugitive Hugh, his younger brother Pete, nursemaid and cook Bella, and now the newly arrived snow-blinded young Sylvie who had been snatched from near death in the snow by the heroic but moody Hugh. Because of her blindness, Sylvie is led to believe her rescuer to be a handsome and dashing hero; his younger brother to be but a young lad of 14; and Bella a matronly old maid. But Sylvie would, in time, form her own image of the clan and attempt to bring them together as they were destined to be split apart. Demonstration lies herein of the inherent ability of the blind to use their other senses to best any situation laid before them.

  • Title : The golden maiden : and other folk tales and fairy stories told in Armenia
    The golden maiden : and other folk tales and fairy stories told in Armenia
    • Author : Seklemian, A. G.
    • Narrator : Noel Badrian.
    • System Number : S14189
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 4 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Armenians trace their history back to before the time of the Babylonians and earliest recorded history - in fact, to Togarmah, a grandson of Japhet, Noah's son, who settled in Armenia after the Ark came to rest on mount Ararat.
      Armenians trace their history back to before the time of the Babylonians and earliest recorded history - in fact, to Togarmah, a grandson of Japhet, Noah's son, who settled in Armenia after the Ark came to rest on mount Ararat. Armenia was also the first State in the world to adopt Christianity as their official religion, around the 3rd Century AD. This book contains many wonderful folk and fairy tales culled from this long history of the Armenian country people, to whom all nature is full of stories, by the scholar and storyteller Mr. A. G. Seklemian.

  • Title : Keep him my country
    Keep him my country
    • Author : Durack, Mary
    • Narrator : John Turnbull
    • System Number : VA14193
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 19 minutes
    • Genre : Humorous fiction, Australian fiction
    • Summary :
      A rebel member of a pioneering family has plans for himself that differ widely from those of his domineering, cunning grandfather.
      A rebel member of a pioneering family has plans for himself that differ widely from those of his domineering, cunning grandfather. This story is told against the turmoil and hazard of Australia's north.

Nonfiction

  • Title : Fear and loathing in Las Vegas : a savage journey to the heart of the American dream
    Fear and loathing in Las Vegas : a savage journey to the heart of the American dream
    • Author : Thompson, Hunter S.
    • Narrator : Ron McLarty.
    • System Number : S10170
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Biography.
    • Summary :
      Hunter S.
      Hunter S. Thompson's ether-fuelled, savage journey to the heart of the American Dream. As knights of old buckled on armour, so Thompson enters Las Vegas armed with a veritable arsenal of 'heinous chemicals'. His perilous, drug-enhanced confrontations with casino operators, bartenders, police officers and assorted representatives of the Silent Majority have a hallucinatory humour and nightmare terror never before seen on the page.

  • Title : Love on Forrest Downs
    Love on Forrest Downs
    • Author : McCorry, Sheryl
    • Narrator : Narrated by Margaret Harris and Recorded by Else Boon.
    • System Number : S12679
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 13 minutes
    • Genre : Biography
    • Summary :
      Sheryl McCorry is a woman in a million.
      Sheryl McCorry is a woman in a million. In her runaway bestselling memoir Diamonds and Dust and its compelling follow up Stars over Shiralee, Sheryl shared her amazing life story from a childhood in the top end to mustering cattle in the outback to becoming the first woman in the Kimberly to run a two-million acre cattle station.In her unforgettable new book, Sheryl's inspiring story continues as she and her soulmate Michael battle to keep her new outback home, Forrest Downs, running against the tough, unforgiving landscape of the outback. With her characteristic down-to-earth honesty, Sheryl reveals never before told stories of hardship and humour from her incredible life in the bush. For the very first time, Sheryl discloses the tragic and terrifying last months of her late second husband Bob McCorry's life and her continuing battle to overcome the fears from her violent third marriage.Sheryl's latest book is a love letter to the land and the life Sheryl was born to. Her resilient spirit fights on to preserve the country she so loves and protect her family from the forces that would tear them apart. Here at last at Forrest Downs, Sheryl has found the happy ending she so deserves. Love on Forrest Downs is at once funny and frank; heartfelt and no-holds-bar. The astonishing continuing life story of an extraordinary woman.

  • Title : The Colditz Story
    The Colditz Story
    • Author : Reid, P.R.
    • Narrator : Narrated by Alan Needham and Recorded by Kerry Fasolo.
    • System Number : S13936
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 43 minutes
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      Colditz was the last stop for prisoners of war during WWII.
      Colditz was the last stop for prisoners of war during WWII. Those who persisted in escaping from other camps were sent to the impregnable fortress of Colditz Castle, situated on a rocky outcrop high above the River Mulde. Once within the walls of the castle, the Germans reasoned, escape was impossible. And yet many prisoners attempted escape and many succeeded Pat Reid was one of those men. Appointed 'Escape Officer' by his fellow inmates, he masterminded many of the attempts. From tunnelling, to hiding in rubbish sacks, disguising themselves as German officers and even leaping from the castle walls, nothing was too dangerous or foolhardy compared to imprisonment by the enemy. Reid's own escape, in 1942, was both one of the most simple and the most daring. First published in 1952, The Colditz Story is a classic escape story in the tradition of The Great Escape and The Wooden Horse.

  • Title : Schubert and his work
    Schubert and his work
    • Author : Peyser, Herbert F. (Herbert Francis)
    • Narrator : David Wales. (Male)
    • System Number : S14107
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 31 minutes
    • Genre : Biography.
    • Summary :
      The Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York presents an introduction to Franz Schubert’s life and works.
      The Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York presents an introduction to Franz Schubert’s life and works.

  • Title : Twelve years a slave
    Twelve years a slave
    • Author : Northup, Solomon.
    • Narrator : Louis Gossett, Jr.
    • System Number : S14118
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours
    • Genre : Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      First published in 1853, this edition is based on research by Dr Sue Eakin, who spent a lifetime authenticating the story.
      First published in 1853, this edition is based on research by Dr Sue Eakin, who spent a lifetime authenticating the story. In 1841, Solomon Northup, a free man of colour from Saratoga, New York, was kidnapped and sold into slavery. His account was a bombshell in the national debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War, and helped tilt public opinion with its reality and stunning detail of the characters that populate plantation society and intrigues of the bayou. Adapted into the 2013 film 12 Years a Slave.

  • Title : True North : the story of Mary and Elizabeth Durack
    True North : the story of Mary and Elizabeth Durack
    • Author : Niall, Brenda
    • Narrator : Ann Tracey.
    • System Number : S14124
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 59 minutes 18 seconds
    • Genre : Biography.
    • Summary :
      Growing up in suburban Perth in the 1920s, the two Durack girls were fascinated by tales of the pioneering past of their father and grandfather overlanding from Queensland in the 1880s and setting up four vast cattle stations in the remote north - A year spent together on the stations in their early twenties ignited in the sisters a lifelong love of the Kimberley, along with a growing unease about the situation of the Aboriginal people employed there.
      Growing up in suburban Perth in the 1920s, the two Durack girls were fascinated by tales of the pioneering past of their father and grandfather overlanding from Queensland in the 1880s and setting up four vast cattle stations in the remote north - A year spent together on the stations in their early twenties ignited in the sisters a lifelong love of the Kimberley, along with a growing unease about the situation of the Aboriginal people employed there. Through war, love affairs, children and eventual old age, the Duracks continued to write and paint their closely intertwined creative lives always shaped by the enduring power of the Kimberley region. With unprecedented access to hundreds of private family letters, unpublished memoirs, diaries and family papers, Brenda Niall gets to the heart of a uniquely Australian story that spans the twentieth century.

  • Title : War and women, from experience in the Balkans and elsewhere
    War and women, from experience in the Balkans and elsewhere
    • Author : Stobart, Mabel Annie Boulton, "Mrs. St. Clair Stobart"
    • Narrator : Celine Major.
    • System Number : S14130
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours 43 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      "The sending of a Women’s Convoy Corps to the Balkans was the result of Mrs.
      "The sending of a Women’s Convoy Corps to the Balkans was the result of Mrs. Stobart’s keen desire to demonstrate the ability of women to render signal service under war conditions and without the direction and assistance of men. This record of their achievements, therefore, provides a strong vindication of the claims of women to inclusion in the Territorial Defence Scheme". (summary from book advertisement, G. Bell & Sons, Ltd, 1913)

  • Title : Zest of a Spacademic
    Zest of a Spacademic
    • Author : O'Sulivan, Alice
    • Narrator : Narrated by Alice O'Sulivan and recorded by Susie Punch.
    • System Number : S14132
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 12 minutes
    • Genre : Short Stories
    • Summary :
      This book is a Collection of Short Stories and Poems written for School Assignments and is based on the trials and tribulations of having a disability in the School Environment.
      This book is a Collection of Short Stories and Poems written for School Assignments and is based on the trials and tribulations of having a disability in the School Environment. The book also includes tales of travelling overseas and adventures at the Royal Show.

  • Title : Dark emu : Black seeds : agriculture or accident?
    Dark emu : Black seeds : agriculture or accident?
    • Author : Pascoe, Bruce.
    • Narrator : Bruce Pascoe.
    • System Number : S14133
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 36 minutes
    • Genre : History, Sociology.
    • Summary :
      Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for precolonial Aboriginal Australians.
      Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for precolonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing - behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen and Gammage in their latest books support this premise but Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources.

  • Title : A world destroyed : Hiroshima and its legacies
    A world destroyed : Hiroshima and its legacies
    • Author : Sherwin, Martin J.
    • Narrator : Patrick Cullen.
    • System Number : S14138
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      Continuously in demand since its first, prize-winning edition was published in 1975, this is the classic history of Hiroshima and the origins of the arms race, from the development of the American atomic bomb to the decision to use it against Japan and the beginnings of U.S.
      Continuously in demand since its first, prize-winning edition was published in 1975, this is the classic history of Hiroshima and the origins of the arms race, from the development of the American atomic bomb to the decision to use it against Japan and the beginnings of U.S. atomic diplomacy toward the Soviet Union. In the Preface to this new edition, the author describes and evaluates the lengthening trail of new evidence that has come to light concerning these often emotionally debated subjects. He also invokes his experience as a historical advisor to the controversial, aborted 1995 Enola Gay exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, which leads him to analyze the impact on American democracy of one of the most insidious legacies of Hiroshima: the political control of historical interpretation.

  • Title : Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 1 March 1906
    Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 1 March 1906
    • Author : Goldman, Emma
    • Narrator : Various.
    • System Number : S14156
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 34 minutes
    • Genre : Sociology, History.
    • Summary :
      Mother Earth was an American anarchist journal that described itself as "A Monthly Magazine Devoted to Social Science and Literature".
      Mother Earth was an American anarchist journal that described itself as "A Monthly Magazine Devoted to Social Science and Literature". Founded in early 1906 and initially edited by Emma Goldman, an activist in the United States, it published articles by contemporary activists and writers in Europe as well as the US, in addition to essays by historic figures.

  • Title : Seven wives and seven prisons ; or, experiences in the life of a matrimonial monomaniac
    Seven wives and seven prisons ; or, experiences in the life of a matrimonial monomaniac
    • Author : Abbott, L. A.
    • Narrator : Nathalie J.
    • System Number : S14157
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 54 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      The author claims this work is indeed a true story of how he happened to be married seven times to seven different women and the rollicking, hilarious events that led (or stumbled) to the marriages and the ah--disassembling/failing/failures of each said marriage which happened oftentimes to land him in prison.
      The author claims this work is indeed a true story of how he happened to be married seven times to seven different women and the rollicking, hilarious events that led (or stumbled) to the marriages and the ah--disassembling/failing/failures of each said marriage which happened oftentimes to land him in prison.

  • Title : Use of the dead to the living
    Use of the dead to the living
    • Author : Smith, Southwood
    • Narrator : David Wales.
    • System Number : S14160
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours
    • Genre : History, Health, Legal stories.
    • Summary :
      In 1827 Thomas Southwood-Smith published The Use of the Dead to the Living, a pamphlet which argued that the current system of burial in the United Kingdom was a wasteful use of bodies that could otherwise be used for dissection by the medical profession. "If, by any appropriation of the dead, I can promote the happiness of the living, then it is my duty to conquer the reluctance I may feel to such a disposition of the dead, however well-founded or strong that reluctance may be".
      In 1827 Thomas Southwood-Smith published The Use of the Dead to the Living, a pamphlet which argued that the current system of burial in the United Kingdom was a wasteful use of bodies that could otherwise be used for dissection by the medical profession. "If, by any appropriation of the dead, I can promote the happiness of the living, then it is my duty to conquer the reluctance I may feel to such a disposition of the dead, however well-founded or strong that reluctance may be". Southwood-Smith's lobbying helped lead to the 1832 Anatomy Act, the legislation which allowed the state to seize unclaimed corpses from workhouses and sell them to surgical schools. While this act is credited with ending the practice of grave robbery, it has also been condemned as discriminatory against the poor. Thomas Southwood-Smith (1788 – 1861) was an English physician and sanitary reformer.

  • Title : Into the fire : a firsthand account of the most extraordinary battle in the Afghan War
    Into the fire : a firsthand account of the most extraordinary battle in the Afghan War
    • Author : Meyer, Dakota
    • Narrator : Zach McLarty.
    • System Number : S14163
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours
    • Genre : Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      In the fall of 2009, Taliban insurgents ambushed a patrol of Afghan soldiers and Marine advisors in a mountain village called Ganjigal.
      In the fall of 2009, Taliban insurgents ambushed a patrol of Afghan soldiers and Marine advisors in a mountain village called Ganjigal. Firing from entrenched positions, the enemy was positioned to wipe out one hundred men who were pinned down and were repeatedly refused artillery support. Ordered to remain behind, Marine corporal Dakota Meyer disobeyed orders and rescued his comrades. Tells the story of the chaotic battle for the first time in a compelling way.

  • Title : The autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
    The autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
    • Author : Roosevelt, Eleanor
    • Narrator : Tavia Gilbert.
    • System Number : S14185
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 18 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      Now back in print, a candid and insightful look at an era and a life through the eyes of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century, First Lady and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt.The daughter of one of New York's most influential families, niece of Theodore Roosevelt, and wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt witnessed some of the most remarkable decades in modern history, as America transitioned from the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, and the Depression to World War II and the Cold War.
      Now back in print, a candid and insightful look at an era and a life through the eyes of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century, First Lady and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt.The daughter of one of New York's most influential families, niece of Theodore Roosevelt, and wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt witnessed some of the most remarkable decades in modern history, as America transitioned from the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, and the Depression to World War II and the Cold War. A champion of the downtrodden, Eleanor drew on her experience and used her role as First Lady to help those in need. Intimately involved in her husband's political life, from the governorship of New York to the White House, Eleanor eventually became a powerful force of her own, heading women's organizations and youth movements, and battling for consumer rights, civil rights, and improved housing.

  • Title : Letters to my daughter : Robert Menzies, letters, 1955-1975
    Letters to my daughter : Robert Menzies, letters, 1955-1975
    • Author : Menzies, Robert Gordon
    • Narrator : Tony Thomas.
    • System Number : VA14129
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 42 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography, History.
    • Summary :
      As Australia's longest-serving prime minister and the founder of the Liberal Party, Sir Robert Menzies is a towering figure in our political and cultural history.
      As Australia's longest-serving prime minister and the founder of the Liberal Party, Sir Robert Menzies is a towering figure in our political and cultural history. Letters to My Daughter is a collection of letters written by Menzies to his only daughter, Heather, throughout the fifties, sixties and seventies.

  • Title : Robert Menzies' forgotten people
    Robert Menzies' forgotten people
    • Author : Brett, Judith Margaret
    • Narrator : Fiona Saint (Female)
    • System Number : VA14191
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours
    • Genre : Biography.
    • Summary :
      The author traces the links between the private and public meanings of Menzies' political career, taking us deep into both the man and the culture he represented.
      The author traces the links between the private and public meanings of Menzies' political career, taking us deep into both the man and the culture he represented. Her portrait reveals the ambivalence that lies at the heart of the Australian self-image.

  • Title : Rupert Murdoch : ringmaster of the information circus
    Rupert Murdoch : ringmaster of the information circus
    • Author : Shawcross, William
    • Narrator : Peter Drake
    • System Number : VA14192
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 26 hours
    • Genre : Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      Rupert Murdoch is the most powerful media baron in the world.
      Rupert Murdoch is the most powerful media baron in the world. In this controversial book, author William Shawcross traces Murdoch's extraordinary odyssey: from the foundation of one small Australian afternoon newspaper, to a company worth 12 billion dollars.

  • Title : Great Australian women : from Federation to freedom
    Great Australian women : from Federation to freedom
    • Author : Vries-Evans, Susanna De
    • Narrator : Stephanie Daniel
    • System Number : VA14194
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 60 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      From Federation to the present century, from Frances 'Fanny' Durack, the first female swimmer to win Olympic gold in 1912, Lillie Goodisson, pioneer of family planning, Eileen Joyce, world-famous pianst, Enid Lyons, our first female cabinet minister, to Roma Mitchell, appointed as Australia's first female judge of the Supreme Court in 1965 and as our first female State Governor in 1991, here are twenty outstanding Australians who succeeded against all the odds.
      From Federation to the present century, from Frances 'Fanny' Durack, the first female swimmer to win Olympic gold in 1912, Lillie Goodisson, pioneer of family planning, Eileen Joyce, world-famous pianst, Enid Lyons, our first female cabinet minister, to Roma Mitchell, appointed as Australia's first female judge of the Supreme Court in 1965 and as our first female State Governor in 1991, here are twenty outstanding Australians who succeeded against all the odds.

  • Title : The Menzies era : the years that shaped modern Australia
    The Menzies era : the years that shaped modern Australia
    • Author : Howard, John
    • Narrator : Alan Tracey
    • System Number : VA14195
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 27 hours 31 minutes
    • Genre : History, Biography, Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      An assessment of Australia’s longest-serving Prime Minister by Australia’s second-longest serving Prime Minister, John Howard has turned his attention to one of the most extraordinary periods in Australian history, the Menzies era, canvassing the longest unbroken period of government for one side of politics in Australia’s history.
      An assessment of Australia’s longest-serving Prime Minister by Australia’s second-longest serving Prime Minister, John Howard has turned his attention to one of the most extraordinary periods in Australian history, the Menzies era, canvassing the longest unbroken period of government for one side of politics in Australia’s history. The monumental Sir Robert Menzies held power for a total of 18 years, five months and 12 days, making him by far the longest-serving Australian Prime Minister. His second term of 16 years is far and away the longest unbroken tenure in that office, and during his second term he dominated Australian politics like no one else has ever done before or since. Through this era, there was huge economic growth, social change and considerable political turmoil. Covering the impact of the great Labor split of 1955 as well as the recovery of the Labor Party under Whitlam’s leadership in the late 1960s and the impact of the Vietnam War on Australian politics, this book will offer a comprehensive assessment of the importance of the Menzies era in Australian life, history and politics.

  • Title : Rich kids : how the Murdochs and Packers lost $950 million in One.Tel
    Rich kids : how the Murdochs and Packers lost $950 million in One.Tel
    • Author : Barry, Paul
    • Narrator : Mark Collard.
    • System Number : VA14196
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 84 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography, Mind and Body.
    • Summary :
      Award-winning journalist Paul Barry tells the inside story of the spectacular rise and demise of One.Tel and the "rich kids" involved.
      Award-winning journalist Paul Barry tells the inside story of the spectacular rise and demise of One.Tel and the "rich kids" involved. A full-fledged drama unfolds, in which the sons of the rich are driven by the powerplays and grand scale narcissism of Shakespearean tragedy. But above all, Rich Kids is the story of One.Man - Jodee Rich.

  • Title : Human headlines : my 50 years in the media
    Human headlines : my 50 years in the media
    • Author : Hinch, Derryn
    • Narrator : Robert Van Den Helm.
    • System Number : VA14197
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 21 hours 25 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      He's met all the movers and shakers.
      He's met all the movers and shakers. And sometimes Derryn Hinch has moved and even shaken some of them. How did Malcolm Fraser really lose his trousers in Memphis? And what happened with Raquel Welch at the Logies? In this book covering 50 years in the business, The Human Headline goes behind the headlines to tell you the inside stories from Port Arthur to men going to the moon. He's even gone to jail fighting for causes he believes in. And some of the people he has known ...Princess Diana, Gough Whitlam, Graham Kennedy, Geena Davis, Buzz Aldrin, Lauren Bacall, Bo Derek, Kevin Rudd, Rupert Murdoch, Christopher Skase, Ronnie Biggs, Sylvester Stallone, Sophia Loren, Alfred Hitchcock, Mae West and more.

Children's Fiction

  • Title : Dear Zoo
    Dear Zoo
    • Author : Campbell, Rod
    • Narrator : Narrated by Jim Limerick and Recorded by Caroline Pembroke. (Male)
    • System Number : S13867
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 4 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      Lift the flaps and see what the zoo has sent: the perfect pet - in the end!
      Lift the flaps and see what the zoo has sent: the perfect pet - in the end!

  • Title : The Very Cranky Bear
    The Very Cranky Bear
    • Author : Bland, Nick
    • Narrator : Narrated by Christopher Northall and recorded by Caroline Pembroke.
    • System Number : S14081
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      In the Jingle Jangle Jungle on a wet and windy day, four friends meet A VERY CRANKY BEAR.
      In the Jingle Jangle Jungle on a wet and windy day, four friends meet A VERY CRANKY BEAR. Can they cheer him up?

  • Title : Miffy's ABC
    Miffy's ABC
    • Author : Bruna, Dick
    • Narrator : Narrated by Pat Stroud and Recorded by Bernice McGuinnes
    • System Number : S14166
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 minutes 40 seconds
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      Explore the alphabet from A to Z with Miffy in this fun first-learning book.
      Explore the alphabet from A to Z with Miffy in this fun first-learning book.

  • Title : The Tin Woodman of Oz
    The Tin Woodman of Oz
    • Author : Baum, L. Frank
    • Narrator : Phil Chenevert
    • System Number : S14171
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction
    • Summary :
      A Faithful Story of the Astonishing Adventure Undertaken by the Tin Woodman, assisted by Woot the Wanderer, the Scarecrow of Oz, and Polychrome, the Rainbow's Daughter.
      A Faithful Story of the Astonishing Adventure Undertaken by the Tin Woodman, assisted by Woot the Wanderer, the Scarecrow of Oz, and Polychrome, the Rainbow's Daughter. The Tin Woodman, whose real name is Nick Chopper, seeks to find the Munchkin Girl he had courted before he became a tin man. Sadly, she has a new love and no longer cares for him. As he attempts to regain her affection, Nick discovers a fellow tin man, Captain Fyter, as well as a Frankenstein monster-like creature, Chopfyt, made from their combined parts by the tinsmith, Ku-Klip. Many exciting adventures happen to everyone involved and the Land of Oz contributes much magic and happiness to the outcome. - Summary by Phil chenevert and the author

  • Title : A game of ghouls : the Phenomenals, book 2
    A game of ghouls : the Phenomenals, book 2
    • Author : Higgins, F. E.
    • Narrator : Alex Tregear.
    • System Number : S14182
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 25 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      An earthquake has rumbled through the twisted city of Degringolade, stopping the town Kronometer and the infamous Phenomenals in their tracks.
      An earthquake has rumbled through the twisted city of Degringolade, stopping the town Kronometer and the infamous Phenomenals in their tracks. Legend has it that if the ancient clock stops ticking a terrible fate will befall the people of Degringolade, and there's no denying that the super-mundane entities of the tar-pits are behaving strangely. They know something that the townspeople don't: deep below the city, something has woken up. And it's hungry!

Young Adult Fiction

  • Title : Kingdom of ash : throne of glass, book 7
    Kingdom of ash : throne of glass, book 7
    • Author : Maas, Sarah J.
    • Narrator : Elizabeth Evans.
    • System Number : S14134
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 33 hours 11 minutes
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      Aelin has risked everything to save her people - but at a tremendous cost.
      Aelin has risked everything to save her people - but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day... With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defence to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they've gathered to battle Erawan's hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation - and a better world. And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen - before she is lost to him forever. As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future.

  • Title : Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    • Author : Rowling, J. K.
    • Narrator : Stephen Fry.
    • System Number : S14190
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 29 hours 5 minutes
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction, Fantasy fiction.
    • Summary :
      Harry is furious that he has been abandoned at the Dursleys' house for the summer, for he suspects that Voldemort is gathering an army, that he himself could be attacked, and that his so-called friends are keeping him in the dark.
      Harry is furious that he has been abandoned at the Dursleys' house for the summer, for he suspects that Voldemort is gathering an army, that he himself could be attacked, and that his so-called friends are keeping him in the dark. Finally rescued by wizard bodyguards, he discovers that Dumbledore is regrouping the Order of the Phoenix a secret society first formed years ago to fight Voldemort. But the Ministry of Magic is against the Order, lies are being spread by the wizards' tabloid, the Daily Prophet, and Harry fears that he may have to take on this epic battle against evil alone.