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Books produced in the past    ( Total: 21 )

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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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.

Children's Fiction

  • 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!

Nonfiction

  • 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 : 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.

Young Adult Fiction

  • 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.