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Books produced in the past    ( Total: 196 )

Fiction

  • Title : Friends forever
    Friends forever
    • Author : Steel, Danielle.
    • Narrator : Nick Podehl
    • System Number : E8546
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 55 minutes 19 seconds
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Five children meet on the first day of kindergarten.
      Five children meet on the first day of kindergarten. In the years that follow, they become friends and more than friends. Together, they will find strength, meet challenges, face life’s adventures, endure loss, face stark realities, and open their hearts. In this moving novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel traces their unforgettable journey—full of tests and trials—as three boys and two girls discover the vital bonds that will last a lifetime.

  • 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 : E10170
    • Collection : Fiction
    • 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 : Her Christmas Fantasy
    Her Christmas Fantasy
    • Author : Jordan, Penny
    • Narrator : Patience Tomlinson. (Female)
    • System Number : E11193
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours
    • Genre : Romance
    • Summary :
      After travelling the world with her parents, Lisa yearned for stability, roots and tradition.
      After travelling the world with her parents, Lisa yearned for stability, roots and tradition. Marriage to solid, dependable Henry would help her achieve this ambition, but first she had to meet his parents! Christmas in the snow-bound Yorkshire Dales should have been a joyous occasion, but Henry's family home was as cold and chill as his mother was aloof and unbending. Rescue came in the unlikely guise of the exasperating Oliver Davenport. First, he made outrageous sexual innuendos in front of Henry's mother. Then he simply carried her off to his more welcoming home where he set about making all her Christmas fantasies come true...

  • Title : Skinner's Ghosts : Bob Skinner, Book 7
    Skinner's Ghosts : Bob Skinner, Book 7
    • Author : Jardine, Quintin
    • Narrator : James Bryce. (Male)
    • System Number : E11717
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction, Suspense fiction, Crime stories.
    • Summary :
      Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner, Scotland's toughest cop, believes he can put the past behind him, having solved the riddle of his first wife's death.
      Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner, Scotland's toughest cop, believes he can put the past behind him, having solved the riddle of his first wife's death. But when a woman and her son are kidnapped, Skinner knows that he will take the case personally

  • Title : Skinner's rules : Bob Skinner, Book 1
    Skinner's rules : Bob Skinner, Book 1
    • Author : Jardine, Quintin
    • Narrator : James Bryce. (Male)
    • System Number : E11719
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 20 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction, Suspense fiction, Crime stories.
    • Summary :
      As head of Edinburgh's CID, Detective Chief Superintendent Bob Skinner has seen it all - but even he is shocked by the savagely mutilated corpse discovered in a dark alleyway.
      As head of Edinburgh's CID, Detective Chief Superintendent Bob Skinner has seen it all - but even he is shocked by the savagely mutilated corpse discovered in a dark alleyway. The victim is identified as a successful young lawyer, and the motive for the brutal death remains a mystery. Then further seemingly random killings in the city begin to suggest a vicious serial killer is on the rampage. But when the lawyer's fiancee is also murdered, Skinner realises that someone is in deadly earnest. What eventually emerges is an elaborate smokescreen shrouding a deep-rooted and intricate conspiracy. Now, whatever the danger to himslef, Skinner is determined that in Edinburgh, at least, folk will abide by his rules.

  • Title : Skinner's trail : Bob Skinner, Book 3
    Skinner's trail : Bob Skinner, Book 3
    • Author : Jardine, Quintin
    • Narrator : James Bryce. (Male)
    • System Number : E11720
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction, Suspense fiction, Crime stories.
    • Summary :
      Skinner is on the trail of organised crime and a cold-blooded killer in this gripping third novel in Quintin Jardine's bestselling crime series.
      Skinner is on the trail of organised crime and a cold-blooded killer in this gripping third novel in Quintin Jardine's bestselling crime series. First the joyous birth of Skinner's son...then the grim reality of murder in one of Edinburgh's prosperous suburbs. A man has been found knifed in a luxury villa. The victim had run a chain of laundrettes, saunas and pubs throughout the city, but for some time the police suspected these to be the front for a drug distribution network. Moving from Scotland to northern Spain, then back to a chilling climax in Edinburgh, this complex and suspenseful thriller follows a tortuous and bloodsoaked trail.

  • Title : Shopaholic and baby
    Shopaholic and baby
    • Author : Kinsella, Sophie
    • Narrator : Emily Gray.
    • System Number : E11918
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Humorous fiction.
    • Summary :
      Becky's life is blooming!
      Becky's life is blooming! She's working at London's newest fashion store, house-hunting with husband Luke and she's pregnant! She couldn't be more overjoyed - especially since discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has got to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery, to the latest, coolest pram, to the celebrity, must-have obstetrician. But when that obstetrician turns out to be Luke's glamorous, intellectual ex-girlfriend, Becky's perfect world starts to crumble. She's shopping for two. But are there three in her marriage?

  • Title : The paperwhite narcissus
    The paperwhite narcissus
    • Author : Riggs, Cynthia
    • Narrator : Davina Porter.
    • System Number : E11919
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      A small town, even one detached from the mainland, has its share of unpleasant residents.
      A small town, even one detached from the mainland, has its share of unpleasant residents. When a developer with an unhappy wife, a bullish attitude toward women, and a much frowned upon plan is murdered, not many tears are shed. The case naturally falls to Victoria Trumbull, the ninety-two-year-old sharp-witted sheriff's deputy. Served by her in-depth knowledge of the island and her indomitable drive, Victoria is on the trail again, bunions, lilac-bough cane, and all.

  • Title : Perfume : the story of a murderer
    Perfume : the story of a murderer
    • Author : Süskind, Patrick
    • Narrator : Sean Barrett.
    • System Number : E11921
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 42 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Survivor, genius, perfumer, killer: this is Jean-Baptiste Grenouille.
      Survivor, genius, perfumer, killer: this is Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. He is abandoned on the filthy streets of Paris as a child, but grows up to discover he has an extraordinary gift: a sense of smell more powerful than any other human's. Soon, he is creating the most sublime fragrances in all the city. Yet there is one odour he cannot capture. It is exquisite, magical: the scent of a young virgin. And to get it he must kill. And kill. And kill.

  • Title : The 9th girl
    The 9th girl
    • Author : Hoag, Tami
    • Narrator : David Colacci.
    • System Number : E11923
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 20 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      On a frigid New Year’s Eve in Minneapolis, a young woman’s brutalized body falls from the trunk of a car into the path of oncoming traffic.
      On a frigid New Year’s Eve in Minneapolis, a young woman’s brutalized body falls from the trunk of a car into the path of oncoming traffic. Unidentified and unidentifiable, she is the ninth nameless female victim of the year, and homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are charged with the task of not only finding out who she is but who in her life hated her enough to destroy her. Their greatest fear is that not only is she their ninth Jane Doe of the year but that she may be the ninth victim of a vicious, transient serial killer they have come to call Doc Holiday. But as Kovac and Liska begin to uncover the truth, they will find that the monsters in their ninth girl’s life may have lived closer to home.

  • Title : Mini shopaholic
    Mini shopaholic
    • Author : Kinsella, Sophie
    • Narrator : Emily Gray.
    • System Number : E11927
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours 30 minutes 30 seconds
    • Genre : Romance
    • Summary :
      Becky Brandon thought having a daughter was a dream come true - a shopping friend for life!
      Becky Brandon thought having a daughter was a dream come true - a shopping friend for life! But two-year-old Minnie has her own chaotic approach to shopping. On top of motherhood, there's the financial crisis, and even Becky's personal shopping clients have to cut back. Join Becky to find out who will get a gold star, and who will end up on the naughty step.

  • Title : Shopaholic to the stars
    Shopaholic to the stars
    • Author : Kinsella, Sophie
    • Narrator : Clare Corbett.
    • System Number : E11930
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction
    • Summary :
      Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) is newly arrived in Hollywood and starry-eyed.
      Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) is newly arrived in Hollywood and starry-eyed. She and two-year-old Minnie have joined Becky's husband, Luke, who is there to handle PR for famous actress Sage Seymour. Becky can't wait to start living the A-list lifestyle, and she really hopes to become a personal stylist, Sage's personal stylist. Then, unexpectedly, Becky is offered the chance to dress Sage's archrival.

  • 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 passenger
    The passenger
    • Author : Davis, Patrick A.
    • Narrator : Jim Bond. (Male)
    • System Number : E12229
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 37 minutes
    • Genre : Adventure fiction.
    • Summary :
      The U.S.
      The U.S. president's brother dies in a plane crash and Colonel John Quinn is appointed investigator. The colonel is a famous flier, but no sleuth and he cannot understand why he was chosen. Or is it that a greenhorn will be less likely to discover the real cause? That is when he starts understanding the whole thing is a conspiracy.

  • Title : The prodigal son : Book 4 of Carmine Delmonico series
    The prodigal son : Book 4 of Carmine Delmonico series
    • Author : McCullough, Colleen
    • Narrator : Lewis Hancock. (Male)
    • System Number : E12255
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 40 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      A lethal toxin is stolen from a Connecticut university laboratory.
      A lethal toxin is stolen from a Connecticut university laboratory. It kills within minutes and worried biochemist Dr Millie Hunter reports the theft at once to her father, Medical Examiner Dr Patrick O'Donnell. A death at a dinner party followed by another at a gala black-tie event seem to be linked only by the poison and Dr Jim Hunter, a scientist on the brink of greatness and Millie's husband. A black man married to a white woman, Dr Jim has faced scandal and prejudice for most of his life, so Captain Delmonico cannot understand what would cause him to risk it all now. Is he being framed for murder - and if so, by whom?

  • Title : The pathfinder
    The pathfinder
    • Author : Mayhew, Margaret
    • Narrator : Clive Mantle. (Male)
    • System Number : E12266
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Berlin 1948: a vanquished city of rubble - sliced into sections by the Allies, and set well back behind the Russian lines.
      Berlin 1948: a vanquished city of rubble - sliced into sections by the Allies, and set well back behind the Russian lines. It is a city of old women and black marketeers. In the British sector was Squadron Leader Michael Harrison, a war hero who helped to bomb Berlin. In the Russian sector was young Lili Leicht, a German, now living in the ruins of her former home. And as the tensions in the smouldering city grow worse, so Michael and Lili slowly fall in love.

  • Title : Orlando
    Orlando
    • Author : Woolf, Virginia
    • Narrator : Clare Higgins. (Female)
    • System Number : E12290
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 38 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Orlando is destined to live for four hundred years ...
      Orlando is destined to live for four hundred years ... During the Elizabethan era, the young courtier Orlando becomes a lover to the aging Queen and embarks on an intense affair with the beautiful Russian Princess Sasha. Yet while Orlando can fulfil most of his desires, he never quite seems to fit in. Then one night, Orlando falls into a deep sleep and awakes transformed, emerging as a woman in eighteenth-century London.

  • Title : The prince of tides
    The prince of tides
    • Author : Conroy, Pat.
    • Narrator : Frank Muller. (Male)
    • System Number : E12319
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 22 hours 41 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      In his most brilliant and powerful novel, Pat Conroy tells the story of Tom Wingo, his twin sister, Savannah, and the dark and violent past of the family into which they were born.
      In his most brilliant and powerful novel, Pat Conroy tells the story of Tom Wingo, his twin sister, Savannah, and the dark and violent past of the family into which they were born. Set in New York City and the lowcountry of South Carolina, the novel opens when Tom, a high school football coach whose marriage and career are crumbling, flies from South Carolina to New York after learning of his twin sister's suicide attempt. Savannah is one of the most gifted poets of her generation, and both the cadenced beauty of her art and the jumbled cries of her illness are clues to the too-long-hidden story of her wounded family. In the paneled offices and luxurious restaurants of New York City, Tom and Susan Lowenstein, Savannah's psychiatrist, unravel a history of violence, abandonment, commitment, and love. And Tom realizes that trying to save his sister is perhaps his last chance to save himself.

  • Title : Before the fall
    Before the fall
    • Author : Hawley, Noah
    • Narrator : Robert Petkoff. (Male)
    • System Number : E12440
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard headed for New York.
      On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the passengers disappear into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs--the painter--and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of a wealthy and powerful media mogul's family. With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the tragedy and the backstories of the passengers and crew members--including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot--the mystery surrounding the crash heightens. As the passengers' intrigues unravel, odd coincidences point to a conspiracy: Was it merely dumb chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work? Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations--all while the listener draws closer and closer to uncovering the truth. Amid pulse-quickening suspense, the fragile relationship between Scott and the young boy glows at the heart of this stunning novel, raising questions of fate, human nature, and the inextricable ties that bind us together.

  • Title : Killing orders : V.I. Warshawski, book 3
    Killing orders : V.I. Warshawski, book 3
    • Author : Paretsky, Sara
    • Narrator : Susan Ericksen. (Female)
    • System Number : E13043
    • 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 Pearler's Wife
    The Pearler's Wife
    • Author : Dhand, Roxane
    • Narrator : Narrated by Kerry Fasolo and recorded by Jane Gibbs.
    • System Number : E13191
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 25 minutes
    • Genre : Australian fiction, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      From the high seas to the deep seabed, from the latticed verandahs of Buccaneer Bay to the gambling dens in Asia Place, The Pearler’s Wife is a stunning debut, inspired by a small yet pivotal moment in Australian history.
      From the high seas to the deep seabed, from the latticed verandahs of Buccaneer Bay to the gambling dens in Asia Place, The Pearler’s Wife is a stunning debut, inspired by a small yet pivotal moment in Australian history. A distant land. A dangerous husband. A forbidden love. It is 1912, and Maisie Porter stands on the deck of the SS Oceanic as England fades from view. Her destination is Buccaneer Bay in Australia’s far north-west. Her purpose: marriage to her cousin Maitland, a wealthy pearling magnate – and a man she has never met. Also on board is William Cooper, the Royal Navy’s top man. Following a directive from the Australian government, he and eleven other ‘white’ divers have been hired to replace the predominantly Asian pearling crews. However, Maitland and his fellow merchants have no intention of employing the costly Englishmen for long . . . Maisie arrives in her new country to a surprisingly cool reception. Already confused by her hastily arranged marriage, she is shocked at Maitland’s callous behaviour towards her – while finding herself increasingly drawn to the intriguing Cooper. But Maisie’s new husband is harbouring secrets – deadly secrets. And when Cooper and the divers sail out to harvest the pearl shell, they are in great danger – and not just from the unpredictable and perilous ocean . . .

  • Title : The House of Spirits
    The House of Spirits
    • Author : Allende, Isabel
    • Narrator : Narrated and Recorded by Leslee Mordaunt.
    • System Number : E13505
    • 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.
    • System Number : E13581
    • 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 : A Deal with the Devil
    A Deal with the Devil
    • Author : Carlyle, Liz
    • Narrator : Narrated by Suzanne O'Mahony and Recorded by Susie Punch. (Female)
    • System Number : E13616
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 23 minutes
    • Genre : Romance, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      The acclaimed author of The Devil You Know pens a shimmering novel about a Scottish noblewoman on the run from her past and a powerful English lord brought to his knees by desire.
      The acclaimed author of The Devil You Know pens a shimmering novel about a Scottish noblewoman on the run from her past and a powerful English lord brought to his knees by desire. Aubrey Montford claims to be a widowed housekeeper. Desperate to keep her new post -- and her secrets -- she transforms desolate Castle Cardow into a profitable estate. Yet soon after her employer, Lord Walrafen, returns from long years of absence, Aubrey is suspected of murder. Sparks and tempers ignite whenever she and the smoldering earl meet, but he may be her only hope. Walrafen returns reluctantly to the childhood home he loathes. Cardow is said to be haunted -- by more than the earl's sad memories -- but it was no ghost that murdered his uncle. Is the castle's beautiful chatelaine a murderess? At the very least, she's a liar -- he has proof. Yet the truth of his soul is that he's drawn to her with a kind of fierce passion he's never known....

  • 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 : E13619
    • 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 : The Churchills : a family at the heart of history, from the Duke of Marlborough to Winston Churchill
    The Churchills : a family at the heart of history, from the Duke of Marlborough to Winston Churchill
    • Author : Lovell, Mary S.
    • Narrator : Narrated by Barbara Godwin and Recorded by Christine Bryant.
    • System Number : E13698
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 24 hours 10 minutes
    • Genre : History, Biography.
    • Summary :
      The story of one of the most famous of all British families - the Churchills.
      The story of one of the most famous of all British families - the Churchills. There never was a Churchill from John of Marlborough down who had either morals or principles', so said Gladstone. From the First Duke of Marlborough - soldier of genius, restless empire-builder and cuckolder of Charles II - onwards, the Churchills have been politicians, gamblers and profligates, heroes and womanisers. The Churchills is a richly layered portrait of an extraordinary set of men and women - grandly ambitious, regularly impecunious, impulsive, arrogant and brave. And towering above the Churchill clan is the figure of Winston - his failures and his triumphs shown in a new and revealing context - ultimately our 'greatest Briton'.

  • Title : Eleven Hours
    Eleven Hours
    • Author : Simons, Paullina
    • Narrator : Narrated by Liduine Stanley and Recorded by Marie Mapp.
    • System Number : E13751
    • 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 : E13829
    • 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 : E14070
    • 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 : City of endless night
    City of endless night
    • Author : Hastings, Milo
    • Narrator : Kate Follis.
    • System Number : E14129
    • 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 : 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 : E14130
    • Collection : Fiction
    • 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 : Hard stop : Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mystery, book 4
    Hard stop : Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mystery, book 4
    • Author : Knopf, Chris.
    • Narrator : Richard Ferrone. (Male)
    • System Number : E14131
    • 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 : 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 : E14132
    • Collection : Fiction
    • 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 : Mr. Toppit
    Mr. Toppit
    • Author : Elton, Charles.
    • Narrator : Simon Vance.
    • System Number : E14139
    • 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 : E14140
    • 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 : E14141
    • 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 : E14142
    • 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 : E14144
    • 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 : E14145
    • 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 : E14146
    • 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.
    • System Number : E14147
    • 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. (Male)
    • System Number : E14154
    • 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 : E14155
    • 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 : 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 : E14157
    • Collection : Fiction
    • 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 : The corner house
    The corner house
    • Author : White, Fred M. (Fred Merrick)
    • Narrator : Jacquerie.
    • System Number : E14158
    • 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 : E14159
    • 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 : E14161
    • 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 : E14162
    • 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 : E14164
    • 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 : E14165
    • 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 : E14169
    • 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 (Female)
    • System Number : E14170
    • 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 : E14176
    • 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.
    • System Number : E14177
    • 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 : E14178
    • 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 : E14179
    • 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. (Male)
    • System Number : E14180
    • 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 : E14181
    • 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 : E14186
    • 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 : E14189
    • 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 : Extreme denial
    Extreme denial
    • Author : Morrell, David.
    • Narrator : Phil Gigante.
    • System Number : E14192
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 51 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      At forty, Steve Decker is one of America's most accomplished anti-terrorists operatives.
      At forty, Steve Decker is one of America's most accomplished anti-terrorists operatives. Then a bungled covert operation kills twenty-three people and leaves Decker shouldering the blame. Embittered, he retires, and meets a captivating woman named Beth Dwyer. Suddenly, Decker has the very thing he lived so long without: a beautiful, brilliant woman he passionately loves. But in a terrifying assault, Beth disappears - leaving an agonizing mystery in her wake. Is she still alive? Was she captured by Decker's enemies or her own? Who is this woman he loved so completely, almost to the point of obsession? Did she love him, or use him? For Decker, the stakes are high: Beth's love, Beth's life, and, most of all, the truth.

  • Title : Doomsday Eve
    Doomsday Eve
    • Author : Williams, Robert Moore
    • Narrator : Mark Nelson.
    • System Number : E14193
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours 33 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      In the midst of the war—that terrible conflict that threatened humanity's total destruction—the "new people" suddenly appeared.
      In the midst of the war—that terrible conflict that threatened humanity's total destruction—the "new people" suddenly appeared. Quietly performing incredible deeds, vanishing at will, they were an enigma to both sides. Kurt Zen was an American intelligence officer among the many sent to root them out. He found them. Taken captive in their hidden lair, he waited as the enemy prepared to launch the super missile, the bomb to end all bombs—and all life. If only he could find the source of the new people's power, Kurt alone might be able to prevent obliteration of the Earth....

  • Title : The mirror of Kong Ho
    The mirror of Kong Ho
    • Author : Bramah, Ernest.
    • Narrator : David Wales.
    • System Number : E14194
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 58 minutes
    • Genre : Humorous fiction.
    • Summary :
      This 1905 tongue-in-cheek book is ostensibly the letters of a dutiful son to his Chinese father describing his encounter with and experience of Western civilization in late nineteenth century London.
      This 1905 tongue-in-cheek book is ostensibly the letters of a dutiful son to his Chinese father describing his encounter with and experience of Western civilization in late nineteenth century London.

  • Title : The overlook : Harry Bosch, book 13
    The overlook : Harry Bosch, book 13
    • Author : Connelly, Michael.
    • Narrator : Len Cariou.
    • System Number : E14198
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction, Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      LAPD detective Harry Bosch is called to investigate the execution-style murder of Dr.
      LAPD detective Harry Bosch is called to investigate the execution-style murder of Dr. Stanley Kent, who had no apparent ties to organized crime but had access to dangerous radioactive substances. What begins as a routine homicide investigation opens up into something much larger, more dangerous, and more urgent.

  • Title : The wrong box
    The wrong box
    • Author : Stevenson, Robert Louis.
    • Narrator : Andy Minter.
    • System Number : E14201
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 20 minutes
    • Genre : Humorous fiction.
    • Summary :
      The Wrong Box is a comedy about the ending of a tontine (a tontine is an arrangement whereby a number of young people subscribe to a fund which is then closed and invested until all but one of the subscribers have died.
      The Wrong Box is a comedy about the ending of a tontine (a tontine is an arrangement whereby a number of young people subscribe to a fund which is then closed and invested until all but one of the subscribers have died. That last subscriber then receives the whole of the proceeds). The story involves the last two such survivors and their relations, a train crash, missing uncles, surplus dead bodies and innocent bystanders. A farce really.

  • Title : Come sundown
    Come sundown
    • Author : Roberts, Nora.
    • Narrator : Elisabeth S. Rodgers.
    • System Number : E14202
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 17 hours 18 minutes
    • Genre : Romance, Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      When danger lurks in the mountains around Bo's idyllic ranch and resort in western Montana, she turns to new hire Callen Skinner after they discover her estranged aunt badly injured and another woman is murdered.
      When danger lurks in the mountains around Bo's idyllic ranch and resort in western Montana, she turns to new hire Callen Skinner after they discover her estranged aunt badly injured and another woman is murdered.

  • Title : The better sister
    The better sister
    • Author : Burke, Alafair.
    • Narrator : Mike Chamberlain, Sophie Amoss, Samantha Desz.
    • System Number : E14205
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      Though Chloe was the younger of the two Taylor sisters, she always seemed to be in charge.
      Though Chloe was the younger of the two Taylor sisters, she always seemed to be in charge. She was the honor roll student with big dreams and an even bigger work ethic. Nicky was always restless and more than a little reckless - the opposite of her ambitious little sister. She floated from job to job and man to man, and stayed close to home in Cleveland. For a while, it seemed like both sisters had found happiness. Chloe earned a scholarship to an Ivy League school and moved to New York City, where she landed a coveted publishing job. Nicky married promising young attorney Adam Macintosh, and gave birth to a baby boy they named Ethan. The Taylor sisters became virtual strangers. Now, more than fifteen years later, their lives are drastically different - and Chloe is married to Adam. When he's murdered by an intruder at the couple's East Hampton beach house, Chloe reluctantly allows her sister back into her life. But when the police begin to treat Ethan as a suspect in his father's death, the two sisters are forced to unite and to confront the truth behind family secrets they have tried to bury in the past.

  • Title : The house next door
    The house next door
    • Author : Patterson, James.
    • Narrator : Lauren Fortgang, Peter Ganim, and Christopher Ryan Grant. (Male)
    • System Number : E14207
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories, Short stories.
    • Summary :
      James Patterson presents three pulse-pounding thrillers in one book: The House Next Door (with Susan DiLallo), The Killer's Wife (with Max DiLallo), and We.
      James Patterson presents three pulse-pounding thrillers in one book: The House Next Door (with Susan DiLallo), The Killer's Wife (with Max DiLallo), and We. Are not. Alone (with Tim Arnold).

  • Title : You'll have had your tea : the doings of Hamish and Dougal
    You'll have had your tea : the doings of Hamish and Dougal
    • Author : BBC Radio 4
    • Narrator : Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Alsion Steadman and Jeremy Hardy.
    • System Number : E14208
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours
    • Genre : Humorous fiction, Drama and plays.
    • Summary :
      Hamish and Dougal, two elderly Scotsmen played by Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden, have for many years been a popular feature of the hit BBC Radio 4 comedy show I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.
      Hamish and Dougal, two elderly Scotsmen played by Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden, have for many years been a popular feature of the hit BBC Radio 4 comedy show I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Now they've got their own series. Regular characters appearing with Hamish and Dougal include Mrs Naughtie, a cleaning-lady-cum-housekeeper played by Alison Steadman, and a local laird played by Jeremy Hardy.

  • Title : Men from the boys : Harry Silver, book 3
    Men from the boys : Harry Silver, book 3
    • Author : Parsons, Tony.
    • Narrator : Jonathan Keeble.
    • System Number : E14209
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 50 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction, Romance.
    • Summary :
      Life is good for Harry Silver.
      Life is good for Harry Silver. He has a beautiful wife, three wonderful children and a great job as producer of the cult radio show, A Clip Round the Ear. But Harry is about to turn forty and his ex-wife is back in town. Soon it could be time to kiss the good life goodbye...

  • Title : The good parents
    The good parents
    • Author : London, Joan.
    • Narrator : Jane Nolan.
    • System Number : E14212
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours
    • Genre : Australian fiction.
    • Summary :
      Maya de Jong, an eighteen-year-old country girl from the West, comes to live in Melbourne and starts an affair with her boss, the enigmatic Maynard Flynn, whose wife is dying of cancer.
      Maya de Jong, an eighteen-year-old country girl from the West, comes to live in Melbourne and starts an affair with her boss, the enigmatic Maynard Flynn, whose wife is dying of cancer. When Maya's parents, Toni and Jacob, arrive to stay with her, they are told by her housemate that Maya has gone away and no one knows where she is. As Toni and Jacob wait and search for Maya in Melbourne, everything in their lives is brought into question. They recall the yearning and dreams, the betrayals and choices of their pasts - choices with unexpected and irrevocable consequences. With Maya's disappearance, the lives of all those close to her come into focus, to reveal the complexity of the ties that bind us to one another, to parents, children, siblings, friends and lovers. Pacy and enthralling, The Good Parents is at once a vision of contemporary Australia and a story as old as fairytales: that of a runaway girl.

  • Title : The things we cannot say : a novel
    The things we cannot say : a novel
    • Author : Rimmer, Kelly.
    • Narrator : Ann Marie Gideon and Nancy Peterson.
    • System Number : E14213
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours
    • Genre : Historical fiction, Romance.
    • Summary :
      Life changed beyond recognition for Alice when her son, Eddie, was born with autism spectrum disorder.
      Life changed beyond recognition for Alice when her son, Eddie, was born with autism spectrum disorder. She must do everything to support him, but at what cost to her family? When her cherished grandmother is hospitalised, a hidden box of mementoes reveals a tattered photo of a young man, a tiny leather shoe and a letter. Her grandmother begs Alice to return to Poland to see what became of those she held dearest. WWII Alina and Tomasz are childhood sweethearts. The night before he leaves for college, Tomasz proposes marriage. But when their village falls to the Nazis, Alina doesn't know if Tomasz is alive or dead. 2019 In Poland, separated from her family, Alice begins to uncover the story her grandmother is so desperate to tell, and discovers a love that bloomed in the winter of 1942. As a painful family history comes to light, will the struggles of the past and present finally reach a heartbreaking resolution?

  • Title : Beauty's hour : a phantasy
    Beauty's hour : a phantasy
    • Author : Shakespear, Olivia.
    • Narrator : Newgatenovelist
    • System Number : E14214
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 32 minutes
    • Genre : Fantasy fiction.
    • Summary :
      The young, intelligent Mary discovers that through an act of will she can transform her appearance to make herself incredibly beautiful.
      The young, intelligent Mary discovers that through an act of will she can transform her appearance to make herself incredibly beautiful. But will her newfound identity be all that she hopes? This recording is from the novella’s original publication in The Savoy in August and September 1896.

  • Title : A cathedral singer
    A cathedral singer
    • Author : Allen, James Lane.
    • Narrator : David Wales. (Male)
    • System Number : E14215
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 8 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      New York City in the early 20th century, a boy with an angelic voice, his devoted mother, the great Episcopal Cathedral of Saint John The Divine.
      New York City in the early 20th century, a boy with an angelic voice, his devoted mother, the great Episcopal Cathedral of Saint John The Divine.

  • Title : Wild animus
    Wild animus
    • Author : Shapero, Rich.
    • Narrator : Peter Coyote. (Male)
    • System Number : E14217
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 57 minutes
    • Genre : Adventure stories.
    • Summary :
      In the summer of 1969, a disillusioned Berkeley graduate leaves behind a world of protests and riots to follow a wild, inner calling.
      In the summer of 1969, a disillusioned Berkeley graduate leaves behind a world of protests and riots to follow a wild, inner calling. Sam Altman is an intense young man whose unleashed and increasingly unhinged imagination takes him first to Seattle and then farther north, to the remote Alaskan wilderness.

  • Title : A Martian Odyssey and Valley of Dreams
    A Martian Odyssey and Valley of Dreams
    • Author : Weinbaum, Stanley G. (Stanley Grauman).
    • Narrator : Phil Chenevert. (Male)
    • System Number : E14218
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 17 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories, Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      These classic stories take us to Mars where we meet a Martian, or at least something very different from us, and several other completely original specimens of life.The first of these stories was originally published in the July 1934 issue of Wonder Stories.
      These classic stories take us to Mars where we meet a Martian, or at least something very different from us, and several other completely original specimens of life.The first of these stories was originally published in the July 1934 issue of Wonder Stories. It was followed four months later by a sequel, "Valley of Dreams" in the same magazine.

  • Title : The Sunday philosophy club
    The Sunday philosophy club
    • Author : McCall Smith, Alexander
    • Narrator : Hilary Neville. (Female)
    • System Number : E14219
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction, Suspense stories, Crime stories.
    • Summary :
      Amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher who uses her training to solve unusual mysteries - She edits the Review of Applied Ethics and hosts The Sunday Philosophy Club at her house in Edinburgh - Behind the city's Georgian facades its moral compasses are spinning with greed, dishonesty and murderous intent - Instinct tells Isabel that the young man who tumbled to his death in front of her eyes at a concert didn't fall - He was pushed.
      Amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher who uses her training to solve unusual mysteries - She edits the Review of Applied Ethics and hosts The Sunday Philosophy Club at her house in Edinburgh - Behind the city's Georgian facades its moral compasses are spinning with greed, dishonesty and murderous intent - Instinct tells Isabel that the young man who tumbled to his death in front of her eyes at a concert didn't fall - He was pushed. With his character Isabel Dalhousie, Alexander McCall Smith introduces a new and pneumatic female sleuth to tackle murder, mayhem - and the mysteries of life. As her hero W. H. Auden maintained, classic detective fiction stems from a desire for an uncorrupted Eden which the detective, as an agent of God, can return to us. But then Isabel, being a philosopher, has a thing or two to say about God as well.

  • Title : Fear itself : Star Trek: Discovery
    Fear itself : Star Trek: Discovery
    • Author : Swallow, James
    • Narrator : Robert Petkoff. (Male)
    • System Number : E14220
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      Lieutenant Saru is a Kelpien, a member of a prey species born on a world overrun by monstrous predators, and a being who very intimately understands the nature of fear.
      Lieutenant Saru is a Kelpien, a member of a prey species born on a world overrun by monstrous predators, and a being who very intimately understands the nature of fear. Challenged on all sides, he is determined to surpass his origins and succeed as a Starfleet officer aboard the U.S.S. Shenzhou. But when Saru breaks protocol in order to prove himself to his crewmates, what begins as a vital rescue mission to save a vessel in distress soon escalates out of control.

  • Title : Even dogs in the wild
    Even dogs in the wild
    • Author : Rankin, Ian
    • Narrator : James Macpherson. (Male)
    • System Number : E14221
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 10 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction, Suspense stories, Crime stories.
    • Summary :
      Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is investigating the death of a senior lawyer during a robbery - The case becomes more complex when a note is discovered, indicating that this may have been no random attack - When local gangster Big Ger Cafferty receives an identical message, Clarke decides that the recently retired John Rebus may be able to help - Together the two old adversaries might just stand a chance of saving Cafferty's skin.
      Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is investigating the death of a senior lawyer during a robbery - The case becomes more complex when a note is discovered, indicating that this may have been no random attack - When local gangster Big Ger Cafferty receives an identical message, Clarke decides that the recently retired John Rebus may be able to help - Together the two old adversaries might just stand a chance of saving Cafferty's skin. But a notorious family tailed by a team of undercover detectives has also arrived in Edinburgh. There's something they want, and they'll stop at nothing to get it. As the cases collide, it's a game of dog eat dog--in the city as in the wild.

  • Title : Who did it?
    Who did it?
    • Author : Gould, Nat.
    • Narrator : Phil Benson. (Male)
    • System Number : E14222
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 13 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Following the dissolution of the New South Wales government, Henry Bryce is ready to take on the Labour Party for the seat of Balmain East.
      Following the dissolution of the New South Wales government, Henry Bryce is ready to take on the Labour Party for the seat of Balmain East. But no sooner is the campaign underway than his body turns up in Sydney Harbour. Who did it? Nat Gould, the author of this mystery, was one of the most widely read of his day. Born in Manchester, England, Gould spent 11 years in Australia, where he set many of his stories.

  • Title : Tea-table talk
    Tea-table talk
    • Author : Jerome, Jerome K. (Jerome Klapka)
    • Narrator : Ruth Golding. (Female)
    • System Number : E14223
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 34 minutes
    • Genre : Humorous fiction.
    • Summary :
      As the New York Times said in 1903, this lesser-known work by Jerome K.
      As the New York Times said in 1903, this lesser-known work by Jerome K. Jerome does not display "the wit of Congreve or even the glittering sort Mr. Jerome employs in some of his other books." It takes the form of imaginary conversations between the writer and a number of un-named characters at the afternoon tea table. The Woman of the World, the Old Maid, the Girton Girl, the Philosopher and the Minor Poet wax lyrical on subjects like marriage, art, society and politics. Frequently they appear to prefer the sound of their own voice to that of others. Although I couldn't agree with the NY Times that it is the Baedeker guide to conversation, it is certainly an eye-opening glimpse into this now almost extinct art. The participants are already bemoaning the lack of invigorating conversation in society: "Conversation has become a chorus; or, as a writer wittily expressed it, the pursuit of the obvious to no conclusion." (Summary by Ruth Golding)

  • Title : Bloodhounds : a Peter Diamond mystery, book 4
    Bloodhounds : a Peter Diamond mystery, book 4
    • Author : Lovesey, Peter.
    • Narrator : Michael Healy. (Male)
    • System Number : E14224
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      A rare stamp and a corpse are discovered in Bath within hours of each other.
      A rare stamp and a corpse are discovered in Bath within hours of each other. As he investigates, Inspector Peter Diamond discovers that both the person who found the stamp and the victim belong to the Bloodhounds, an elite group of mystery lovers, who now urge Diamond to bring the murderer to justice. But there's a hitch: the body lies inside a padlocked houseboat and the only key is in the pocket of a man with an airtight alibi.

  • Title : Solo : a Star Wars story
    Solo : a Star Wars story
    • Author : Lafferty, Mur.
    • Narrator : Marc Thompson. (Male)
    • System Number : E14225
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      Young Han dreams of someday soaring into space at the helm of his own starship and leaving his home, the gritty industrial planet Corellia, far behind.
      Young Han dreams of someday soaring into space at the helm of his own starship and leaving his home, the gritty industrial planet Corellia, far behind. But as long as he's trapped in a life of poverty and crime -- and under the thumb of the sinister Lady Proxima and her brutal street gang -- reaching the distant stars seems impossible. When Han tries to escape with his girlfriend and partner-in-crime, Qi'ra, he makes it out -- but she doesn't. Desperate for a way to find his own off-world vessel and free her, Han enlists in the Imperial Navy -- the last place for a rebellious loner who doesn't play well with others. When the Empire clips his wings, Han goes rogue and plunges into the shady world of smugglers, gamblers, and con artists. There he meets the charming and cunning high roller Lando Calrissian, makes an unlikely friend in a cantankerous Wookiee called Chewbacca, and first lays eyes on the Millennium Falcon. To snag his piece of the outlaw pie, Han joins a crew of pirates to pull off a risky heist. The stakes are high, the danger is great, and the odds are slim. But never tell Han Solo the odds.

  • Title : Rogue One : a Star Wars story
    Rogue One : a Star Wars story
    • Author : Freed, Alexander.
    • Narrator : Jonathan Davis. (Male)
    • System Number : E14227
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      Deep in Empire-dominated space, a machine of unimaginable destructive power is nearing completion.
      Deep in Empire-dominated space, a machine of unimaginable destructive power is nearing completion. If the worlds at the Empire's mercy stand any chance, it lies with an unlikely band of allies: Jyn Erso, a resourceful young woman seeking vengeance; Cassian Andor, a war-weary rebel commander; Bodhi Rook, a defector from the Empire's military; Chirrut Imwe, a blind holy man and his crack-shot companion, Baze Malbus; and K-2SO, a deadly Imperial droid turned against its former masters. In their hands rests the new hope that could turn the tide toward a crucial Rebellion victory -- if only they can capture the plans to the Empire's new superweapon, the Death Star.

  • Title : The flaw in the crystal
    The flaw in the crystal
    • Author : Sinclair, May
    • Narrator : Expatriate.
    • System Number : E14229
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 14 minutes
    • Genre : Supernatural fiction.
    • Summary :
      One of May Sinclair’s “uncanny” stories, this novella explores many of Sinclair’s most treasured themes: the bounds of marriage, the conflict between flesh and spirit, the complexity of human emotions in relation to other humans, the practical everyday implications of philosophical Idealism.
      One of May Sinclair’s “uncanny” stories, this novella explores many of Sinclair’s most treasured themes: the bounds of marriage, the conflict between flesh and spirit, the complexity of human emotions in relation to other humans, the practical everyday implications of philosophical Idealism. In the story, when Agatha Verrall enters into an extra-marital affair with Rodney Lanyon, she struggles to keep the relationship on a spiritual plane without falling into the physical passion that she fears. To her astonishment, she discovers that she has an extraordinary paranormal ability to manipulate the psyches and even the physical states of the people around her. At first, she uses it in a way that seems harmless to her, coaxing the oblivious Rodney to visit her whenever she wants him. Before long, she learns that her powers have tremendous potential for good, for healing psychological disorders untouched by ordinary medicine. But the exercise of her Power leads to terrifying dangers for herself and her beneficiaries, proving that it might be beyond her ability to harness without vast harm. (Summary by Expatriate)

  • Title : The secret tomb
    The secret tomb
    • Author : Leblanc, Maurice
    • Narrator : Campbell Schelp (Female)
    • System Number : E14230
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 10 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction, Crime stories.
    • Summary :
      'In Robore Fortuna'.
      'In Robore Fortuna'. What could these three words mean? Join Dorothy as she works to figure this out while simultaneously parenting orphaned boys. But beware, she may encounter hidden treasures, betrayal, and death along the way.

  • Title : The white peacock
    The white peacock
    • Author : Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert)
    • Narrator : Simon Evers. (Male)
    • System Number : E14231
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 48 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Lawrence’s first novel is set in Nethermere (his name for the real-life Eastwood in Nottinghamshire).
      Lawrence’s first novel is set in Nethermere (his name for the real-life Eastwood in Nottinghamshire). The plot is narrated by Cyril Beardsall and focuses in particular on the relationship of his sister Lettie with two admirers, the more handsome and down to earth George and the more effete gentleman Leslie. She eventually marries Leslie although she is sexually attracted to George. George marries the conventional Meg and both marriages end in unhappiness. The countryside of the English midlands is beautifully evoked and there is powerful description also of the impact of industrialisation on both town and country. (Summary by Simon Evers)

  • Title : An outback marriage : a story of Australian life
    An outback marriage : a story of Australian life
    • Author : Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton)
    • Narrator : Arrowhead Aussie. (Male)
    • System Number : E14233
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 5 minutes
    • Genre : Australian fiction, Historical fiction, Humorous fiction.
    • Summary :
      Banjo Paterson is our best known and most loved bush poet.
      Banjo Paterson is our best known and most loved bush poet. Less well known, but no less captivating, are his warm and funny novels about Australian life. An Outback Marriage tells of a young Englishman on a tour of the colonies, who gets more than he bargained for when he sets out to find the heir to a fortune. This is the story not of one marriage but several, bringing the whole of colonial society - from the squattocracy to cattle rustlers - to vivid, unforgettable life. No writer better captured the heart of early Australia better than Paterson - the landscape, the weather, the trials and the earthy humour that was the key to survival.

  • Title : Star Trek into darkness : a novelization
    Star Trek into darkness : a novelization
    • Author : Foster, Alan Dean
    • Narrator : Alice Eve. (Female)
    • System Number : E14234
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 55 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      Based on the motion picture screenplay by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, & Damon Lindelof.
      Based on the motion picture screenplay by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, & Damon Lindelof. Based upon Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving the world in a state of crisis.

  • Title : Except the dying
    Except the dying
    • Author : Jennings, Maureen
    • Narrator : David Marantz. (Male)
    • System Number : E14235
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      In the cold Toronto winter of 1895, the unclad body of a servant girl is found frozen in a deserted laneway.
      In the cold Toronto winter of 1895, the unclad body of a servant girl is found frozen in a deserted laneway. Detective William Murdoch quickly finds out that more than one person connected with the girl's simple life has something to hide.

  • Title : Let loose the dogs
    Let loose the dogs
    • Author : Jennings, Maureen
    • Narrator : David Marantz. (Male)
    • System Number : E14236
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Investigating the murder conviction of his long-estranged father, who is scheduled to hang, nineteenth-century detective William Murdoch enters into an illegal gambling ring and is forced to confront the past.
      Investigating the murder conviction of his long-estranged father, who is scheduled to hang, nineteenth-century detective William Murdoch enters into an illegal gambling ring and is forced to confront the past.

  • Title : Paycheque
    Paycheque
    • Author : McCallum, Fiona
    • Narrator : Jennifer Vuletic. (Female)
    • System Number : E14237
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 52 minutes
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      Claire McIntyre has it all: an adoring husband, a bubbly best friend, a chic townhouse and a high-flying corporate career in the city.
      Claire McIntyre has it all: an adoring husband, a bubbly best friend, a chic townhouse and a high-flying corporate career in the city. But somehow she's forgotten what really makes her happy. After receiving tragic news, closely followed by the loss of her job, Claire's world is thrown into turmoil. She soon finds herself back at the very place she's been running from, the family farm. But just as she begins to find happiness, and perhaps even love, fate comes to call. Now Claire must decide whether to do the sensible thing, or risk it all on her newfound passion.

  • Title : Nine Lives : in search of the sacred in modern India
    Nine Lives : in search of the sacred in modern India
    • Author : Dalrymple, William
    • Narrator : Narrated by Janette Pryor and recorded by Bruce May. (Female)
    • System Number : E14238
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 21 minutes
    • Genre : Religion.
    • Summary :
      A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet - then spends the rest of his life trying to atone for the violence by hand printing the best prayer flags in India.
      A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet - then spends the rest of his life trying to atone for the violence by hand printing the best prayer flags in India. A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her best friend ritually starve herself to death. Nine people, nine lives; each one taking a different religious path, each one an unforgettable story. William Dalrymple delves deep into the heart of a nation torn between the relentless onslaught of modernity and the ancient traditions that endure to this day.

  • Title : No known grave : DI Tom Tyler, book 3
    No known grave : DI Tom Tyler, book 3
    • Author : Jennings, Maureen.
    • Narrator : Roger Clark.
    • System Number : E14240
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 41 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      It's summer, 1942, and after a tough couple of years, DI Tom Tyler is making a fresh start in Ludlow, Shropshire.
      It's summer, 1942, and after a tough couple of years, DI Tom Tyler is making a fresh start in Ludlow, Shropshire. On the outskirts of town, St. Anne's Convalescent Hospital, staffed by nursing sisters who are Anglican nuns, has been established in an old manor house to help victims of the war to recover. After a horrifying double murder is discovered on the grounds, Tyler must figure out how the crime could have occurred in such a secluded and presumably impenetrable place, where most of the patients are unable to walk or are blind, or both, not to mention deeply traumatized. To add to the puzzle, Tyler begins almost immediately to receive mysterious letters recounting terrible crimes far away. He realizes that he is not only seeking the murderer, but that the horrors of the war are closing in on this place that was meant to be a refuge. Maureen Jennings, beloved author of the Murdoch novels that inspired the popular TV series (known as The Artful Detective in the US), surpasses herself in this vivid portrayal of wartime Britain, brilliantly blending a classic murder mystery with a deeply human story of how the effects of war live on far from the fields of battle.

  • Title : Before the frost : a Kurt and Linda Wallander mystery
    Before the frost : a Kurt and Linda Wallander mystery
    • Author : Mankell, Henning.
    • Narrator : Cassandra Campbell. (Female)
    • System Number : E14241
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      In this latest atmospheric thriller, Kurt Wallander and his daughter, Linda, join forces to search for a religious fanatic on a murder spree.
      In this latest atmospheric thriller, Kurt Wallander and his daughter, Linda, join forces to search for a religious fanatic on a murder spree. Just graduated from the police academy, Linda Wallander returns to Skane to join the police force, and she already shows all the hallmarks of her father the maverick approach, the flaring temper. Before she even starts work she becomes embroiled in the case of her childhood friend, Anna, who has inexplicably disappeared. As the case that her father is working on dovetails with her own, something far more dangerous than either could have imagined begins to emerge. They soon find themselves forced to confront a group of extremists bent on punishing the world's sinners.

  • Title : The hunting party : a novel
    The hunting party : a novel
    • Author : Foley, Lucy.
    • Narrator : Moira Quirk, Elle Newlands, Imogen Church, Morag Sims, Gary Furlong, and various narrators. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14242
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of friends from Oxford meet to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students ten years ago.
      During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of friends from Oxford meet to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students ten years ago. They arrive at an idyllic estate in the Scottish Highlands on December 30th, just before a historic blizzard seals the lodge off from the outside world. Two days later, one of them is dead, and another of them did it.

  • Title : Verses for the dead : Pendergast, book 18
    Verses for the dead : Pendergast, book 18
    • Author : Preston, Douglas J.
    • Narrator : René Auberjonois. (Male)
    • System Number : E14243
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories, Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, Special Agent A.X.L.
      After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the unorthodox lone wolf must now work with a partner. Pendergast and his new cohort, Special Agent Coldmoon, are dispatched to Florida to investigate a rash of ritualistic murders. A killer is carving out the hearts of his victims, and depositing the stolen organs alongside the headstones of existing graves. Accompanying each heart is a cryptic letter, signed by a 'Mr Brokenhearts'. There is one more intriguing aspect to Mr Brokenhearts' macabre modus operandi: the chosen graves all belong to women who have committed suicide. As he searches for the connection between the old suicides and the new murders, Pendergast realizes the brutal new crimes may be just the tip of the iceberg: that he faces a conspiracy of death reaching back decades.

  • Title : The doom of London
    The doom of London
    • Author : White, Fred M. (Fred Merrick)
    • Narrator : Lee Smalley. (Male)
    • System Number : E14244
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours 28 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories, Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      Here are six stories, each one describing a disaster afflicting London, that were popularly serialized during 1903-1904 in Pearson’s Magazine.
      Here are six stories, each one describing a disaster afflicting London, that were popularly serialized during 1903-1904 in Pearson’s Magazine. The tales depict (1) a deep freeze and unprecedented snowfall; (2) a heavy, blinding, paralyzing blanket of fog; (3) a widespread killer virus; (4) a fraudulent scheme causing financial panic; (5) a minor electrical accident in a tunnel that spirals into catastrophe; and (6) most of the city’s water supply, reportedly contaminated with deadly bubonic bacillus, puts the population in great fear of plague. Is the word “doom” in the book's title accurate, or is it just hyperbole? (Lee Smalley)

  • Title : Notwithstanding
    Notwithstanding
    • Author : Cholmondeley, Mary.
    • Narrator : Simon Evers. (Male)
    • System Number : E14247
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 40 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      The book starts with Annette Georges choosing between two fates: suicide and running away with a disreputable stranger.
      The book starts with Annette Georges choosing between two fates: suicide and running away with a disreputable stranger. She is rescued by a kind woman who looks after her until she can go to live with her maiden aunts in a village in the English countryside. There she meets and makes friends with various people and, almost coincidentally, the facts of her past come back to play a crucial part in the story. - Summary by Simon Evers

  • Title : Star trek : first contact
    Star trek : first contact
    • Author : Dillard, J.M.
    • Narrator : Gates McFadden. (Female)
    • System Number : E14249
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      From the deepest, darkest reaches of space came the greatest threat the federation had ever faced: the Borg.
      From the deepest, darkest reaches of space came the greatest threat the federation had ever faced: the Borg. Half organic/half mechanical, the Borg were relentless and bent on conquering and "assimilating" all intelligent life; a single Borg vessel destroyed 39 Federation starships, decimating Starfleet. Stronger and more dangerous than ever, they are ready to launch a new attack against the Federation, one that threatens its past ... its present ... and its future. Only the courage and determination of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew can prevent the Borg from striking at the heart of the Federation and Earth.

  • Title : Three wishes
    Three wishes
    • Author : Moriarty, Liane.
    • Narrator : Caroline Lee. (Female)
    • System Number : E14250
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 50 minutes
    • Genre : Australian fiction, Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      It happens sometimes that you accidentally star in a little public performance, your very own comedy, tragedy or melodrama.
      It happens sometimes that you accidentally star in a little public performance, your very own comedy, tragedy or melodrama. The three Kettle sisters have been accidentally starring in public performances all their lives, affecting their audiences in more ways than they'll ever know. This time, however, they give a particularly spectacular show when a raucous, champagne-soaked birthday dinner ends in a violent argument and an emergency dash to the hospital. So who started it this time?

  • Title : The last detective : Peter Diamond, book 1
    The last detective : Peter Diamond, book 1
    • Author : Lovesey, Peter.
    • Narrator : Michael Tudor Barnes. (Male)
    • System Number : E14251
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 40 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is the last detective, a genuine gumshoe, given to doorstopping and deduction.
      Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is the last detective, a genuine gumshoe, given to doorstopping and deduction. So when the naked body of a woman is found floating in the weeds in a lake near Bath with no one willing to identify her, no marks and no murder weapon, his sleuthing abilities are tested to the limit. Struggling with a jigsaw of truant choirboys, teddy bears, a black Mercedes and Jane Austen memorabilia, Diamond persists even when there is enough evidence to make a conviction. It's just as well: for despite disastrous personal consequences, and by following the real clues hidden amongst Bath's historic buildings and intertwined with its literary past, the last detective exposes the uncomfortable truth...

  • Title : Ann Veronica : a modern love story
    Ann Veronica : a modern love story
    • Author : Wells, H. G. (Herbert George)
    • Narrator : Joy Chan. (Female)
    • System Number : E14253
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 25 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction, Romance.
    • Summary :
      Ann Veronica was a controversial book detailing the development of a naive school girl into a "New Woman".
      Ann Veronica was a controversial book detailing the development of a naive school girl into a "New Woman". When it was published, the Spectator described it as a "poisonous book ... capable of poisoning the minds of those who read it." Although it is unlikely to offend modern listeners in this way, this novel addresses many feminist issues that are still relevant today. (Summary by Joy Chan)

  • Title : Helen's babies
    Helen's babies
    • Author : Habberton, John
    • Narrator : Kara Shallenberg. (Female)
    • System Number : E14255
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours 7 minutes
    • Genre : Humorous fiction, Romance.
    • Summary :
      In this hilarious novel, Harry Burton, a bachelor white-goods salesman, goes to take care of his sister Helen's two little boys for ten days while she and her husband are out of town.
      In this hilarious novel, Harry Burton, a bachelor white-goods salesman, goes to take care of his sister Helen's two little boys for ten days while she and her husband are out of town. Helen says, "The children won't give you the slightest trouble; they're the best children in the world!" but, as you can imagine, Toddie and Budge are always up to something, and all sorts of comic mischief ensues. It just so happens that there's a lovely young lady in the neighborhood whom Harry admires very much, but she always seems to be passing by when he's deep in some terrible mess of the boys' making... (Summary by Kara)

  • Title : Sarrasine
    Sarrasine
    • Author : Balzac, Honoré de
    • Narrator : Chip. (Male)
    • System Number : E14256
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 39 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories, Romance.
    • Summary :
      Published by Honoré de Balzac in the tempestuous year of 1830, the tale follows the undulating pathways of Sarrasine the sculptor’s shocking journey to his coming of age.
      Published by Honoré de Balzac in the tempestuous year of 1830, the tale follows the undulating pathways of Sarrasine the sculptor’s shocking journey to his coming of age. As one of the “fathers of realism” Balzac painted with his words a vivid portrait of life in the swirling salons of Europe at the end of the Bourbon monarchy, and we follow Sarrasine from France to Italy in search of both his métier and his muse. However it is also the story of La Zambinella, an Italian singer with whom Sarrasine falls madly and passionately in love. But that passion holds a secret which Sarrasine spies too late. (Summary by Chip)

  • Title : Three stories and ten poems
    Three stories and ten poems
    • Author : Hemingway, Ernest
    • Narrator : Kevin S. (Male)
    • System Number : E14257
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 9 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories, Poetry.
    • Summary :
      The author arranged for this collection of three short stories and ten poems to be printed in a small run of 300 copies in Dijon (France).
      The author arranged for this collection of three short stories and ten poems to be printed in a small run of 300 copies in Dijon (France). The book entered into the public domain in 2019. - Summary by KevinS. Three stories: Up in Michigan. Out of season. My old man -- Ten poems: Mitraigliatrice. Oklahoma. Oily weather. Roosevelt. Captives. Champs d'honneur. Riparto d'assalto. Montparnasse. Along with youth. Chapter heading.

  • Title : A journeyman to grief : Detective Murdoch, book 7
    A journeyman to grief : Detective Murdoch, book 7
    • Author : Jennings, Maureen
    • Narrator : David Marantz. (Male)
    • System Number : E14258
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      In 1858, a young woman on her honeymoon is abducted, taken across the border to the US and sold into slavery.
      In 1858, a young woman on her honeymoon is abducted, taken across the border to the US and sold into slavery. Thirty-eight years later, the owner of one of Toronto's livery stables has been found dead, horsewhipped and hung from his wrists in his tack room. The investigation endangers Murdoch's own life, and reveals how harms committed in the past can erupt fatally in the present.

  • Title : Under the dragon's tail : Detective Murdoch, book 2
    Under the dragon's tail : Detective Murdoch, book 2
    • Author : Jennings, Maureen
    • Narrator : David Marantz. (Male)
    • System Number : E14259
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Dolly Merishaw is a midwife and an abortionist in Victorian Toronto, but although she keeps quiet about her clients' condition, her contempt for them and her greed leaves every one of them resentful and angry.
      Dolly Merishaw is a midwife and an abortionist in Victorian Toronto, but although she keeps quiet about her clients' condition, her contempt for them and her greed leaves every one of them resentful and angry. So it comes as no surprise to Detective William Murdoch when this malicious woman is murdered. What is a shock, though, is that a week later a young boy is found dead in Dolly's squalid kitchen. Now, Murdoch isn't sure if he's hunting one murderer - or two.

  • Title : Les miserables
    Les miserables
    • Author : Hugo, Victor
    • Narrator : Joss Ackland, Roger Allam, Leslie Phillips and others. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14260
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Drama and plays, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      When poverty drives Jean Valjean to steal a loaf of bread from a baker's window, it is an action that will haunt him for the rest of his life.
      When poverty drives Jean Valjean to steal a loaf of bread from a baker's window, it is an action that will haunt him for the rest of his life. A citizen of post-revolutionary France, he is sentenced to nineteen years' hard labour. On his release, his fortunes change and he becomes a respectable businessman and member of society - and yet his past continues to dog him in the form of the sadistic Inspector Javert, who seems determined to pursue Valjean to the grave. A student uprising is gaining momentum in Paris, and barricades are being built around the city. Valjean's adopted daughter, Cosette, has fallen in love with the young revolutionary Marius, and the lives of all three are in peril unless they can flee to safety. (A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation.)

  • Title : A personal anthology of Shakespeare
    A personal anthology of Shakespeare
    • Author : Shakespeare, William.
    • Narrator : Martin Clifton. (Male)
    • System Number : E14261
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 34 minutes
    • Genre : Humorous fiction, Romance.
    • Summary :
      This personal anthology is my choice of speeches from Shakespeare that I enjoy reading (that I would like to have had by heart years ago!) and that seem to me to illustrate his unsurpassed use of language.
      This personal anthology is my choice of speeches from Shakespeare that I enjoy reading (that I would like to have had by heart years ago!) and that seem to me to illustrate his unsurpassed use of language. He was a man who seemed to know everything about human nature and as Orson Welles said ‘he speaks to everyone and we all claim him’. I know that it has been said that ‘it is impossible to be a great Shakespearian actor without an idiosyncratic and extraordinary voice’ and this may be so, but that does not preclude ordinary mortals from reading, hearing and enjoying Shakespeare. (Summary by Martin Clifton)

  • Title : The village that voted the Earth was flat
    The village that voted the Earth was flat
    • Author : Kipling, Rudyard
    • Narrator : Tony Addison. (Male)
    • System Number : E14262
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 55 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Possibly as relevant today as it ever was, this story tells the tale of an English village, Huckley, that is beguiled into voting the Earth was flat.
      Possibly as relevant today as it ever was, this story tells the tale of an English village, Huckley, that is beguiled into voting the Earth was flat. How? And why? That is what this beguiling tale of Kipling's sets out to tell us; how the local Huckley squire, Sir Thomas Ingell, having lured two newspaper proprietors, a reporter and an MP into committing a speeding violation, has the tables turned on him by their making his village (and, thereby, him) an international laughing stock - with the help of Bat Masquerier, music hall proprietor, example of The Totally Amoral Soul and Personal Devil (to quote one of his co-conspirators). The dancing of the Gubby, the totally imaginary Huckley village dance, in the Houses of Parliament serves as a climax and a high spot of the tale. This story can be found in the Kipling collection "A Diversity of Creatures". (Summary by Tony Addison)

  • Title : Golden fool
    Golden fool
    • Author : Hobb, Robin
    • Narrator : James Langton. (Male)
    • System Number : E14270
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 25 hours 26 minutes
    • Genre : Fantasy fiction.
    • Summary :
      Prince Dutiful has been rescued from his Piebald kidnappers and the court has resumed its normal rhythms.
      Prince Dutiful has been rescued from his Piebald kidnappers and the court has resumed its normal rhythms. There FitzChivalry Farseer, gutted by the loss of his wolf bondmate, must take up residence at Buckkeep as a journeyman assassin. Posing as a bodyguard, Fitz becomes the eyes and ears behind the walls, guiding a kingdom straying closer to civil strife each day. Amid a multitude of problems, Fitz must ensure that no one betrays the Prince's secret-one that could topple the throne: that he, like Fitz, possesses the dread "beast magic." Only Fitz's friendship with the Fool brings him solace. But even that is shattered when devastating revelations from the Fool's past are exposed. Bereft of support and adrift in intrigue, Fitz finds that his biggest challenge may be simply to survive.

  • Title : The tenth muse
    The tenth muse
    • Author : Chung, Catherine
    • Narrator : Cassandra Campbell. (Female)
    • System Number : E14271
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      From childhood, Katherine knows she is different, and that her parents are not who they seem to be.
      From childhood, Katherine knows she is different, and that her parents are not who they seem to be. But in becoming a mathematician, she must face the most human of problems-who is she? What is the cost of love, and what is the cost of ambition? On her quest to conquer the Riemann Hypothesis, the greatest unsolved mathematical problem of her time, she turns to a theorem with a mysterious history that holds both the lock and key to her identity, and to secrets long buried during World War II in Germany. Forced to confront some of the most consequential events of the twentieth century and rethink everything she knows of herself, she strives to take her place in the world of higher mathematics and finds kinship in the stories of the women who came before her-their love of the language of numbers connecting them across generations. In The Tenth Muse, Catherine Chung offers a gorgeous, sweeping tale about legacy, identity, and the beautiful ways the mind can make us free.

  • Title : Bleak house
    Bleak house
    • Author : Dickens, Charles
    • Narrator : Cynthia Lyons (Female)
    • System Number : E14272
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 43 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction, Legal stories.
    • Summary :
      Bleak House is the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, published in 20 monthly parts between March 1852 and September 1853.
      Bleak House is the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, published in 20 monthly parts between March 1852 and September 1853. It is widely held to be one of Dickens' finest and most complete novels, containing one of the most vast, complex and engaging arrays of minor characters and sub-plots in his entire canon. Dickens tells all of these both through the narrative of the novel's heroine, Esther Summerson, and as an omniscient narrator. Memorable characters include the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn, the friendly but depressive John Jarndyce and the childish Harold Skimpole. The plot concerns a long-running legal dispute (Jarndyce and Jarndyce) which has far-reaching consequences for all involved.

  • Title : It can be done : poems of inspiration
    It can be done : poems of inspiration
    • Author : Morris, Joseph
    • Narrator : Various. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14274
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 16 minutes
    • Genre : Poetry.
    • Summary :
      This book contains many poems of inspiration, joy and hope.
      This book contains many poems of inspiration, joy and hope. Just the thing to encourage our spirits and strengthen our backbone when troubles seem too much. The purpose of this volume is to bring men courage and resolution, to cheer them, to fire them with new confidence when they grow dispirited, to strengthen their faith that THINGS CAN BE DONE. It is better for this purpose than the entire works of any one poet, for it takes the cream of many and has greater diversity than any one writer can show. Besides the poems themselves, the volume contains helps to their understanding and enjoyment. The pieces are introduced by short comments; these serve the same purpose as the strain played by the pianist before the singer begins to sing; they create a mood, give a point of view, throw light on the meaning of what follows. - Summary by Phil Chenevert and the editors

  • Title : Night and day
    Night and day
    • Author : Woolf, Virginia
    • Narrator : J. M. Smallheer (Female)
    • System Number : E14275
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 15 hours 53 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Set in Edwardian London, Night and Day contrasts the daily lives of two friends, Katharine Hilbery and Mary Datchet.
      Set in Edwardian London, Night and Day contrasts the daily lives of two friends, Katharine Hilbery and Mary Datchet. The novel examines the relationships between love, marriage, happiness, and success. (Wikipedia)

  • Title : Heart of the world
    Heart of the world
    • Author : Haggard, H. Rider (Henry Rider)
    • Narrator : Paul Hansen. (Male)
    • System Number : E14276
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours 12 minutes
    • Genre : Adventure stories.
    • Summary :
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      H. Rider Haggard wrote Heart of the World in 1895 and it tells of the search for a secret and hidden Mayan civilization living in a long lost city filled with gold and jewels! It is also a love story of a couple willing to give up everything, and I mean EVERYthing, for true love. And it is a melodramatic adventure story of good against evil. I am not sure which side wins... however it is a wonderful read! (Description by Paul Hansen)

  • Title : The yellow villa
    The yellow villa
    • Author : Hampson, Amanda
    • Narrator : Zoe Carides. (Female)
    • System Number : E14278
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Mia and Ben, an Australian couple in their early thirties, have relinquished one dream and embraced another, selling their Sydney flat and purchasing an old yellow house in the picturesque village of Cordes-sur-Ciel in South-West France.
      Mia and Ben, an Australian couple in their early thirties, have relinquished one dream and embraced another, selling their Sydney flat and purchasing an old yellow house in the picturesque village of Cordes-sur-Ciel in South-West France. They soon meet sophisticated neighbours Dominic and Susannah, a British couple in their sixties who welcome them warmly but whose own relationship is in crisis. Mia and Ben are immediately star-struck and impressed by their lavish hospitality. However, things with Dominic and Susannah are not what they first seem...

  • Title : Steelheart : Reckoners, book 1
    Steelheart : Reckoners, book 1
    • Author : Sanderson, Brandon
    • Narrator : MacLeod Andrews. (Male)
    • System Number : E14279
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 16 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners--the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny.
      At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners--the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny.

  • Title : Firefight : Reckoners, book 2
    Firefight : Reckoners, book 2
    • Author : Sanderson, Brandon
    • Narrator : MacLeod Andrews. (Male)
    • System Number : E14280
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 37 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic.
      They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart -- invincible, immortal, unconquerable -- is dead. And he died by David's hand. Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life simpler. Instead, it only made David realise he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago can give him answers. Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic Regalia, Babylon Restored is flooded and miserable, but David is sure it's the path that will lead him to what he needs to find. Entering a city oppressed by a High Epic despot is risky, but David's willing to take the gamble. Because killing Steelheart left a hole in David's heart. A hole where his thirst for vengeance once lived. Somehow, he filled that hole with another Epic Firefight. And now he will go on a quest darker and even more dangerous than the fight against Steelheart to find her, and to get his answers.

  • Title : Calamity : Reckoners, book 3
    Calamity : Reckoners, book 3
    • Author : Sanderson, Brandon
    • Narrator : MacLeod Andrews. (Male)
    • System Number : E14281
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born.
      When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David's fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father, Firefight stole his heart and now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy. David knew Prof's secret and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners' leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny, disappearing into the shadows of menace Epics are infamous for the world over, and everyone knows there's no turning back. But everyone is wrong. Redemption is possible for Epics - Megan proved it. And David is just about crazy enough to face down the most powerful High Epic of all to get his friend back. Or die trying.

  • Title : Linda Tressel
    Linda Tressel
    • Author : Trollope, Anthony
    • Narrator : Simon Evers. (Male)
    • System Number : E14283
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 41 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Linda Tressel lives a lonely life with her domineering aunt, Madame Staubach, in a large house in Nuremberg.
      Linda Tressel lives a lonely life with her domineering aunt, Madame Staubach, in a large house in Nuremberg. Madame Staubach takes in the odious and much older Peter Steinmarc as a lodger and plans that Linda should marry him – entirely against Linda’s will. Meanwhile Linda falls in love with Ludovic Valcalm, a disreputable young man. The book follows Linda’s fortunes. (First published anonymously in serial form October, 1867, through May, 1868, in Blackwood's Magazine and in book form in 1868. Trollope's authorship was acknowledged when the book was re-published a decade later.)

  • Title : Mystery Bay blues : Les Norton, book 16
    Mystery Bay blues : Les Norton, book 16
    • Author : Barrett, Robert G.
    • Narrator : Dino Marnika. (Male)
    • System Number : E14284
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 45 minutes
    • Genre : Humorous fiction.
    • Summary :
      Australia's favourite larrikin is back - Les Norton is on the road, and rockin'...
      Australia's favourite larrikin is back - Les Norton is on the road, and rockin'... Just when everything was going so good, Les slips a disc in his back. He can't run, he can't train. He can't do anything much. But he can still drive his car. So it's down to Narooma for the South Coast Blues Festival and a bit of R&R: 30 bands and three days and nights of non-stop rock 'n' roll. Which would have been great, only Les has to have a slight altercation with four fishermen on his first night in town. Now the toughest, meanest, most horrible bloke on the south coast is after his blood. Then Les meets Amazing Grace. Add some magic mushrooms, a dancing bear and Jerry Lee Rat. It all makes for an interesting time at the Blues Festival.

  • Title : The day of The Gecko : Les Norton, book 9
    The day of The Gecko : Les Norton, book 9
    • Author : Barrett, Robert G.
    • Narrator : Dino Marnika. (Male)
    • System Number : E14285
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 35 minutes
    • Genre : Australian fiction.
    • Summary :
      Moving into his old flame Susie’s flat in Bondi should have been a piece of cake for Les Norton, except that Price and Eddie had other ideas.
      Moving into his old flame Susie’s flat in Bondi should have been a piece of cake for Les Norton, except that Price and Eddie had other ideas. There were two bodies buried under the handball courts at Bondi baths. The man to get them out? Major Garrick Lewis, aka, The Gecko. With Norton for company, The Gecko literally took Bondi, and everything that went with it, in his stride, Mossad hit squads, the KGB, ASIO, yobbo builders and loose women looking for action. For once, Les was flat out keeping up.

  • Title : Beware this boy
    Beware this boy
    • Author : Jennings, Maureen
    • Narrator : Roger Clark. (Male)
    • System Number : E14290
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 35 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      November, 1940.
      November, 1940. Tom Tyler, Detective Inspector of the small Shropshire town of Whitchurch, is a troubled man. The preceding summer had been a dark one for Britain, and even darker for Tom's own family and personal life. So he jumps at the opportunity to help out in the nearby city of Birmingham, where an explosion in a munitions factory has killed or badly injured several of the young women who have taken on dangerous work in support of the war effort. At first, it seems more than likely the explosion was an accident, and Tom has only been called in because the forces are stretched thin. But as he talks to the employees of the factory, inner divisions - between the owner and his employees, between unionists and workers who fear communist infiltration - begin to appear. Put that together with an AWOL young soldier who unwittingly puts all those he loves at risk and a charming American documentary filmmaker who may be much more than he seems, and you have a pause-register novel that bears all the hallmarks of Maureen Jennings' extraordinary talent: a multi-faceted mystery, vivid characters, snappy dialogue, and a pitch-perfect sense of the era of the Blitz, when the English were pushed to their limits and responded with a courage and resilience that still inspires.

  • Title : Sixty summers
    Sixty summers
    • Author : Hampson, Amanda
    • Narrator : Taylor Owynns. (Female)
    • System Number : E14291
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      When Maggie, Fran and Rose met in their youth, they had dreams and ambitions.
      When Maggie, Fran and Rose met in their youth, they had dreams and ambitions. Forty years later, the three friends are turning sixty, each of them restless and disenchanted with their lives. In an attempt to recapture the sense of freedom and purpose they once possessed, they decide to retrace the steps of their 1978 backpacking trip through Europe. What could possibly go wrong? As they set off on their trip, it will prove to be an odyssey that will test their friendship, challenge their beliefs and redefine the third age of their lives.

  • Title : Degrees of connection
    Degrees of connection
    • Author : Cleary, Jon
    • Narrator : Brian Hewlett. (Male)
    • System Number : E14292
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Scobie Malone is back with a new promotion and a new and bewildering murder to unravel.
      Scobie Malone is back with a new promotion and a new and bewildering murder to unravel. No one particularly likes Natalie Shipwood, head of the successful Orlando development company, but when her private secretary Marily Hyx is found murdered, it seems someone might be trying to tell Natalie something. Through the murky world of rumour, leaked documents, creative accounting and Security Commission investigations, Malone and Clements track the killer. When another murder occurs, which touches Scobie's family, it tests his loyalties to the very limit.

  • Title : Cities of the plain
    Cities of the plain
    • Author : McCarthy, Cormac
    • Narrator : Frank Muller. (Male)
    • System Number : E14293
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Western stories.
    • Summary :
      In the fall of 1952, John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are cowboys on a New Mexico ranch encroached upon from the north by the military.
      In the fall of 1952, John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are cowboys on a New Mexico ranch encroached upon from the north by the military. On the southern horizon are the mountains of Mexico, where one of the men is drawn again and again, in this story of friendships and passion, to a love as dangerous as it is inevitable.

  • Title : Leaving Bondi : Les Norton, book 15
    Leaving Bondi : Les Norton, book 15
    • Author : Barrett, Robert G.
    • Narrator : David Tredinnick. (Male)
    • System Number : E14294
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Australian fiction.
    • Summary :
      Les Norton is back!
      Les Norton is back! Les figured by tossing 50,000 dollars into the Gull's movie he'd become the next Sam Goldwyn. Only someone put a bomb on the film set. And who gets the blame? Now Norton's a fugitive from the law, desperate to prove his innocence. Satanists, drug dealers, nutty poets, blabbermouth disc jockeys, everybody between Sydney, the Blue Mountains and South Australia wants a piece of Les Norton. So what are Norton's chances of clearing his name and coming up smelling of roses? VFO. But rely on Les to come up smelling of something.

  • Title : Three elephant power and other stories
    Three elephant power and other stories
    • Author : Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton)
    • Narrator : Various. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14295
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 33 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories, Australian fiction.
    • Summary :
      From Banjo Paterson, bush poet and favourite son of Australia, here is a collection of colourful stories from Australia that offer a window into the past and the culture of the region. - Summary by A.
      From Banjo Paterson, bush poet and favourite son of Australia, here is a collection of colourful stories from Australia that offer a window into the past and the culture of the region. - Summary by A. Gramour

  • Title : Wattle Creek
    Wattle Creek
    • Author : McCallum, Fiona
    • Narrator : Jennifer Vuletic. (Female)
    • System Number : E14296
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      Damien McAllister is a man on the brink.
      Damien McAllister is a man on the brink. Spending long, hard days on a farm he has no affection for, and nights ignoring the criticisms of his mother, Damien can no longer remember what he's living for. But in a small town like Wattle Creek, there are few people to turn to and Damien learned long ago to keep his problems to himself. Until Jacqueline Havelock, a young psychologist escaping her own issues, arrives fresh from the city and makes Damien question everything he has known about himself, also igniting a spark in his lonely heart. Soon Damien is daring to ask for more than an ordinary life, and can glimpse the possibility of happiness. Will this accidental farmer dare to fulfill the long-forgotten legacy of his father and find peace in the arms of the doctor? Or will the ghosts of their pasts threaten the fragile new lives they've just begun to build?

  • Title : Last breath
    Last breath
    • Author : Slaughter, Karin
    • Narrator : Kathleen Early. (Female)
    • System Number : E14297
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours
    • Genre : Crime stories.
    • Summary :
      At the age of thirteen, Charlie Quinn's childhood came to an abrupt and devastating end.
      At the age of thirteen, Charlie Quinn's childhood came to an abrupt and devastating end. Two men, with a grudge against her lawyer father, broke into Charlie's home, and after that shocking night, her world was never the same. Now a lawyer herself, Charlie has made it her mission to defend those with no one else to turn to. So when Flora Faulkner, a motherless teen, begs for help, Charlie is reminded of her own past, and is powerless to say no.

  • Title : China rich girlfriend : Crazy Rich Asians, book 2
    China rich girlfriend : Crazy Rich Asians, book 2
    • Author : Kwan, Kevin
    • Narrator : Lydia Look. (Female)
    • System Number : E14298
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 15 hours 4 minutes
    • Genre : Humorous fiction.
    • Summary :
      On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia, Rachel should be over the moon.
      On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia, Rachel should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond from JAR, a wedding dress she loves more than anything found in the salons of Paris, and a fiance willing to sacrifice his entire inheritance in order to marry her. But Rachel still mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won't be able to walk her down the aisle. Until: a shocking revelation draws Rachel into a world of Shanghai splendor beyond anything she has ever imagined. Here we meet Carlton, a Ferrari-crashing bad boy known for Prince Harry-like antics; Colette, a celebrity girlfriend chased by fevered paparazzi; and the man Rachel has spent her entire life waiting to meet: her father. Meanwhile, Singapore's It Girl, Astrid Leong, is shocked to discover that there is a downside to having a newly minted tech billionaire husband.

  • Title : Does your mother know? : Christine Morris, book 1
    Does your mother know? : Christine Morris, book 1
    • Author : Jennings, Maureen
    • Narrator : Caroline Shaffer. (Female)
    • System Number : E14299
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 53 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Canadian forensic profiler Christine Morris is called away from a police methodology conference in Edinburgh by the police from the Outer Hebrides, who inform her that her estranged mother has been involved in a vehicular homicide and is missing.
      Canadian forensic profiler Christine Morris is called away from a police methodology conference in Edinburgh by the police from the Outer Hebrides, who inform her that her estranged mother has been involved in a vehicular homicide and is missing. Christine's arrival there is followed by the suspicious death of one of the islanders. What unfolds is a deepening involvement in the life of the community, an unexpected reconnection with her mother, and a nefarious plot against one of the young princes, who is planning a visit to the island.

  • Title : The return
    The return
    • Author : Piper, H. Beam
    • Narrator : Reynard T. Fox (Male)
    • System Number : E14301
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 21 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories, Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      Two-hundred years after a global nuclear war, two explorers from a research outpost, that largely survived the cataclysm, discover a settlement of humans who have managed to maintain their civilisation despite ferocious cannibal neighbours, the Scowrers.
      Two-hundred years after a global nuclear war, two explorers from a research outpost, that largely survived the cataclysm, discover a settlement of humans who have managed to maintain their civilisation despite ferocious cannibal neighbours, the Scowrers. However, the explorers must turn detective in order to understand the mystery of their hosts philosophy and religion. (Description by Reynard)

  • Title : Suttree
    Suttree
    • Author : McCarthy, Cormac
    • Narrator : Richard Poe. (Male)
    • System Number : E14303
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 20 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Humorous fiction.
    • Summary :
      Cornelius Suttree lives alone and in exile in a disintegrating houseboat on the wrong side of the Tennessee River.
      Cornelius Suttree lives alone and in exile in a disintegrating houseboat on the wrong side of the Tennessee River. Despite this, he manages to rise above the physical and human squalor of the surrounding community, surviving the dereliction and destitution with dignity.

  • Title : Catherine De' Medici
    Catherine De' Medici
    • Author : Balzac, Honoré de
    • Narrator : Edmund Bloxam (Male)
    • System Number : E14305
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 2 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      The Philosophical Studies from The Human Comedy (La Comedie Humaine) are a series of works that are intended as a reflection on history in part through the use of fiction. 'Catherine de Medici' is one such 'study', and features, alongside detailed history (and even architectural) sections, elements of the 'story' are fictionalised.
      The Philosophical Studies from The Human Comedy (La Comedie Humaine) are a series of works that are intended as a reflection on history in part through the use of fiction. 'Catherine de Medici' is one such 'study', and features, alongside detailed history (and even architectural) sections, elements of the 'story' are fictionalised. In particular, this happens through dialogue that describes the feelings of the characters and what they are doing, these parts in the manner of a novel. In particular, Catherine de Medici (apparently), was depicted by historians as a bad ruler. This book is an attempt to redress that misunderstanding. Catherine de Medici is shown as one of the most powerful rulers of her day, using the intricacies of court to enact measures to improve the situation of her peoples and herself. (Summary by Reader)

  • Title : The Fall River tragedy : a history of the Borden murders
    The Fall River tragedy : a history of the Borden murders
    • Author : Porter, Edwin H.
    • Narrator : Lynne T (Female)
    • System Number : E14306
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 31 minutes
    • Genre : Legal stories.
    • Summary :
      The story of how Lizzie Borden supposedly murdered her parents has passed into American folklore, partly thanks to the albeit inaccurate playground rhyme, "Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave her mother 40 whacks.
      The story of how Lizzie Borden supposedly murdered her parents has passed into American folklore, partly thanks to the albeit inaccurate playground rhyme, "Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave her mother 40 whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41." Here we have the 'true' story, as reported by the local police reporter who attended the trial and lived only streets away from the Borden home with his young wife. After the trial, Porter 'disappeared' and it was widely speculated he had either been murdered or bribed to disappear in order to suppress the book. His reappearance some time later put paid to the first theory. After his death at age 39 from tuberculosis, a new theory emerged, that he had been away for treatment while keeping his illness secret. Meanwhile, the trial itself was noteworthy for several reasons: it was one of the first to be followed by nationwide press, providing a template for today's tabloid and cable coverage of major trials; it also had some distinguished personnel: one of the prosecutors, Frank Moody, later became the attorney general of the United States and was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Theodore Roosevelt; and Borden’s defense attorney, George Robinson, was the former governor of Massachusetts. The appearance of Professor Wood of Harvard University was an early use of an expert witness at trial.

  • Title : A romance of two worlds : a novel
    A romance of two worlds : a novel
    • Author : Corelli, Marie
    • Narrator : Amy Gramour. (Female)
    • System Number : E14307
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 23 minutes
    • Genre : Supernatural fiction.
    • Summary :
      The book starts with a young heroine telling her story of coping with a debilitating illness that includes depression and thoughts of suicide.
      The book starts with a young heroine telling her story of coping with a debilitating illness that includes depression and thoughts of suicide. Her doctor is unable to help her and sends her off on a holiday where she meets a mystical character by the name of Raffaello Cellini, an Italian artist. Cellini offers her a strange potion which immediately puts her into a tranquil slumber, in which she experiences divine visions. This is the beginning of her journey to health, both spiritual and physical.

  • Title : A question of death
    A question of death
    • Author : Greenwood, Kerry.
    • Narrator : Stephanie Daniel.
    • System Number : E14308
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 39 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      The Honourable Phryne Fisher - she of the Lulu bob, green eyes, Cupid's Bow lips and diamante garters - is the 1920's most elegant and irrepressible sleuth.
      The Honourable Phryne Fisher - she of the Lulu bob, green eyes, Cupid's Bow lips and diamante garters - is the 1920's most elegant and irrepressible sleuth. This collection of Phryne short stories and other Phryne miscellany - including Phryne's favourite shoes and hats, decadent cocktail recipes and her best tips for discouraging unwanted admirers - is a gorgeously collectable treat for all Phryne fans.

  • Title : The castles of Athlin and Dunbayne
    The castles of Athlin and Dunbayne
    • Author : Radcliffe, Ann
    • Narrator : Lauren Randall.
    • System Number : E14310
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours 23 minutes
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      Ann Radcliffe is the founder of the gothic novel.
      Ann Radcliffe is the founder of the gothic novel. This novel is no exception. The wicked baron murdered the good earl's father twelve years before the novel began. Only twelve years later, free from his mother's wishes, can the earl seek revenge. Meanwhile, Mary, the earl's beautiful sister is falling in love with a peasant. Yet her brother was abducted by the baron and he wants to marry her. She may have to wed him in order to secure his return. We see Mary's conflict along with a description of her brother's captivity. This book has everything: murder, revenge, battles, damsels in distress, aristocrats, captives, secrets, and, most of all, love. It is a love story in every sense: the love to the Scottish highlands in which it is set, the family love that binds almost above all else, and of course the love between men and women. This short work would later influence Radcliffe's other works. Radcliffe had an influence on Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and many others who wrote popular gothic novels. - Summary by Stav Nisser and Wikipedia

  • Title : Pride's harvest
    Pride's harvest
    • Author : Cleary, Jon
    • Narrator : Shaun Grindell.
    • System Number : E14311
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      In the town of Collamundra, Australia, the corpse of Japanese farm manager Kenji Sagawa is found in one of his cotton mill's threshing machines.
      In the town of Collamundra, Australia, the corpse of Japanese farm manager Kenji Sagawa is found in one of his cotton mill's threshing machines. The prosperity that his company had brought to the small town had also engendered racial tension, and Detective Inspector Scobie Malone of the Sydney Police Department is called in to investigate--hardly a vacation. The local corrupt government and law enforcement resent him, and the Aborigine population gets ever more restless. When the only Aboriginal police officer becomes the target of everyone's frustration, Scobie becomes increasingly sympathetic--as well as increasingly involved with the cold murder case of the wife of Collamundra's most famous citizen seventeen years prior. As more and more people flock to this dry town for its annual horse race, the list of suspects becomes longer and longer. Can Malone, the visitor, crack the case?

  • Title : Babylon South
    Babylon South
    • Author : Cleary, Jon
    • Narrator : Shaun Grindell.
    • System Number : E14312
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Twenty years ago, Sir Walter Springfellow, the head of Australian Intelligence, disappeared.
      Twenty years ago, Sir Walter Springfellow, the head of Australian Intelligence, disappeared. Now his body has been uncovered and Inspector Scobie Malone must reopen the case.

  • Title : The boys from Binjiwunyawunya : Les Norton, book 3
    The boys from Binjiwunyawunya : Les Norton, book 3
    • Author : Barrett, Robert G.
    • Narrator : Dino Marnika. (Male)
    • System Number : E14314
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 40 minutes
    • Genre : Australian fiction, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Here's no two ways about Les Norton, the carrot-topped country boy who works as a bouncer at Sydney's top illegal casino.
      Here's no two ways about Les Norton, the carrot-topped country boy who works as a bouncer at Sydney's top illegal casino. He's tough and he's mean. He's got a granite jaw , fists like hams, and they say the last time he took a tenner from his wallet Henry Lawson blinked at the light. Lethal but loyal, he's always good for a laugh. In this collection of Les Norton adventures, Les gets his boss off the hook. But not without the help of the boy from Binjiwunyawunya. Les then finds himself in a spot of bother in Long Bay Gaol then in a lot more bother on a St. Kilda tram in Melbourne.

  • Title : Giphantia : or a view of what has passed, what is now passing, and, during the present century, what will pass, in the world
    Giphantia : or a view of what has passed, what is now passing, and, during the present century, what will pass, in the world
    • Author : Tiphaigne de La Roche, Charles-François
    • Narrator : Kirk Ziegler.
    • System Number : E14315
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 17 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      After having gone over the whole world and visited all the inhabitants, I find it does not answer the pains I have taken.
      After having gone over the whole world and visited all the inhabitants, I find it does not answer the pains I have taken. I have just been reviewing my memoirs concerning the several nations, their prejudices, their customs and manners, their politicks, their laws, their religion, their history; and I have thrown them all into the fire. It grieves me to record such a monstrous mixture of humanity and barbarousness, of grandeur and meanness, of reason and folly. The small part, I have preserv’d, is what I am now publishing. If it has no other merit, certainly it has novelty to recommend it. (Introduction to Giphantia)

Children's Fiction

  • Title : The boy who could fly
    The boy who could fly
    • Author : Gardner, Sally
    • Narrator : Andrew Sachs. (Male)
    • System Number : E12250
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 2 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      One day the Fat Fairy turns up at Thomas Top's house to grant him a birthday wish.
      One day the Fat Fairy turns up at Thomas Top's house to grant him a birthday wish. Thomas can't think what to ask for, so he wishes he could fly. Thomas's wish brings him joy and heartache, but with the help of the Fat Fairy he discovers that things can get better. Suggested level: primary.

  • Title : The devil and his boy
    The devil and his boy
    • Author : Horowitz, Anthony
    • Narrator : Nickolas Grace. (Male)
    • System Number : E12258
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 57 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      In 1593, thirteen-year-old Tom travels through the English countryside to London, pursued by villainous ruffians.
      In 1593, thirteen-year-old Tom travels through the English countryside to London, pursued by villainous ruffians. He is so lonely and friendless that he begins to associate with pickpockets and thespians ; in a rather surprising twist, Tom finds the fate of the Queen, and the entire country rest entirely upon him, at the opening of a new play, The Devil and His Boy. 9-11 yrs.

  • Title : Dear Zoo
    Dear Zoo
    • Author : Campbell, Rod
    • Narrator : Narrated by Jim Limerick and Recorded by Caroline Pembroke. (Male)
    • System Number : E13867
    • 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 : E14081
    • 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 : The Wonky Donkey
    The Wonky Donkey
    • Author : Smith, Craig
    • Narrator : Narrated by Elwyn Edwards and Recorded by Susie Punch and Jane Gibbs.
    • System Number : E14143
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      The Wonky Donkey is based on an award-winning children’s song.
      The Wonky Donkey is based on an award-winning children’s song. With hilarious lyrics and illustrations, this picture book will appeal to adults and children alike. In this very funny, cumulative song, each page tells us something new about the donkey until we end up with a spunky, hanky-panky cranky stinky dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey, which will have children in fits of laughter.

  • Title : The Rainbow Fish
    The Rainbow Fish
    • Author : Pfister, Marcus
    • Narrator : Narrated by Jane Gibbs and recorded by Kerry Fasolo.
    • System Number : E14152
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      The Rainbow Fish, with his shimmering scales, is the most beautiful fish in the ocean but he is proud and vain and none of the other fish want to be his friend - until he learns to give away some of his most prized possessions.
      The Rainbow Fish, with his shimmering scales, is the most beautiful fish in the ocean but he is proud and vain and none of the other fish want to be his friend - until he learns to give away some of his most prized possessions.

  • Title : When I Grow Up
    When I Grow Up
    • Author : Chen, Julie
    • Narrator : Narrated by Jim Limerick and Recorded by Caroline Pembroke. (Male)
    • System Number : E14153
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 minutes 19 seconds
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      One night while getting ready for bed a little boy starts to wonder what will life be like when he grows up.
      One night while getting ready for bed a little boy starts to wonder what will life be like when he grows up. He could be a painter, a musician, a mountain climber, a mayor… He tells his mother all about his big ideas…and all of the other things he wants to do. But when will he grow up? And why does it take so long?

  • Title : Miffy's ABC
    Miffy's ABC
    • Author : Bruna, Dick
    • Narrator : Narrated by Pat Stroud and Recorded by Bernice McGuinnes
    • System Number : E14166
    • 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 : Row, Row, Row Your Boat
    Row, Row, Row Your Boat
    • Author : Shanks, Matt
    • Narrator : Narrated by Kerry Fasolo and recorded by Jane Gibbs.
    • System Number : E14168
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      Come aboard with Aussie animals on an adventure down the stream, as they all try to squeeze into a tiny boat.
      Come aboard with Aussie animals on an adventure down the stream, as they all try to squeeze into a tiny boat. But look out... someone else is following too!

  • Title : The Tin Woodman of Oz
    The Tin Woodman of Oz
    • Author : Baum, L. Frank
    • Narrator : Phil Chenevert
    • System Number : E14171
    • 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 : E14182
    • 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!

  • Title : A child's day out
    A child's day out
    • Author : Sheldon, Mary.
    • Narrator : Betty White.
    • System Number : E14191
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      A collection of seven stories that will take children on seven entertaining outings with the delightful Betty White as their companion.
      A collection of seven stories that will take children on seven entertaining outings with the delightful Betty White as their companion. Contents: A day at the aquarium -- A day at the farm -- A day at the library -- A day at the Zoo -- A day at Santa's workshop -- A day in the city -- A day with dad at the county fair.

  • Title : The story of a sawdust doll
    The story of a sawdust doll
    • Author : Hope, Laura Lee.
    • Narrator : Nan Dodge. (Female)
    • System Number : E14195
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 41 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      A sawdust doll begins her life in Toy Town with the other dolls and toys, until she goes to live with a little girl.
      A sawdust doll begins her life in Toy Town with the other dolls and toys, until she goes to live with a little girl. And then her adventures begin!

  • Title : Child whispers
    Child whispers
    • Author : Blyton, Enid.
    • Narrator : Kevin S. (Male)
    • System Number : E14216
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 28 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      A collection of 28 whimsical poems for children written by Enid Blyton.
      A collection of 28 whimsical poems for children written by Enid Blyton. The poems focus on themes such as the beauty of nature, the possibility of fairies, and the wonder of childhood. Blyton's first published book.

  • Title : Zip, the adventures of a frisky fox terrier
    Zip, the adventures of a frisky fox terrier
    • Author : Montgomery, Frances Trego
    • Narrator : Lee Ann Howlett. (Female)
    • System Number : E14232
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 39 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      Zip, a little fox terrier, lives in the town of Maplewood in the house of his owner, Dr.
      Zip, a little fox terrier, lives in the town of Maplewood in the house of his owner, Dr. Elsworth. Each day when Dr. Elsworth drives his carriage to visit his patients, Zip goes along with him so that he can keep the doctor company and, most importantly, visit with the other animals in the town. Zip likes to find out all the latest news so that he can tell it to his best friend, Tabby the cat, who also lives with Dr. Elsworth. However, he also finds himself getting into mischief, whether it's trying to solve a burglary, sneaking fried chicken from a picnic, getting stuck in a stovepipe or fighting with Peter-Kins the monkey. Zip is one dog who never has a dull day. (Summary by Lee Ann Howlett.)

Children's Nonfiction

  • Title : The princess Pocahontas
    The princess Pocahontas
    • Author : Watson, Virginia.
    • Narrator : Vanessa Benjamin. (Female)
    • System Number : E12284
    • Collection : Children's Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours
    • Genre : Children's non-fiction
    • Summary :
      The Native American princess Pocahontas was born near the end of the sixteenth century as the daughter of Powhatan, chief of the Powhatan confederacy.
      The Native American princess Pocahontas was born near the end of the sixteenth century as the daughter of Powhatan, chief of the Powhatan confederacy. It was Pocahontas, known as Matoaka by her clan, who interceded on behalf of John Smith in 1608 and then persuaded her father to bring food to the starving colonists at Jamestown. In 1614, after learning the ways of the English and converting to Christianity, she married John Rolfe, a successful planter. Later, she traveled to England and ingratiated herself into London society. Her help was regarded as indispensable to the survival of the Jamestown colony which later became the state of Virginia. 6 yrs+

  • Title : Around the world with the children : an introduction to geography
    Around the world with the children : an introduction to geography
    • Author : Carpenter, Frank G. (Frank George)
    • Narrator : Betty B. (Female)
    • System Number : E14266
    • Collection : Children's Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 53 minutes
    • Genre : Geography.
    • Summary :
      An introduction to world geography for young and old alike.
      An introduction to world geography for young and old alike. Topics such as China, Japan, the American Indian, Europe and the oceans on a beginning level. (Summary by BettyB)

  • Title : The secret of everyday things ; informal talks with the children
    The secret of everyday things ; informal talks with the children
    • Author : Fabre, Jean-Henri
    • Narrator : MaryAnn Spiegel. (Female)
    • System Number : E14268
    • Collection : Children's Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 54 minutes
    • Genre : Science, History.
    • Summary :
      The clearness, simplicity, and charm of the great French naturalist's style are nowhere better illustrated than in this work, which in its variety of subject-matter and apt use of entertaining anecdote rivals "The Story-Book of Science," already a favorite with his readers.
      The clearness, simplicity, and charm of the great French naturalist's style are nowhere better illustrated than in this work, which in its variety of subject-matter and apt use of entertaining anecdote rivals "The Story-Book of Science," already a favorite with his readers. Such instances of antiquated usage or superseded methods as occur in these chapters of popular science easily win our indulgence because of the literary charm and warm human quality investing all that the author has to say. -- Translator (Introductory Note).

Nonfiction

  • Title : The Days of the French Revolution
    The Days of the French Revolution
    • Author : Hibbert, Christopher
    • Narrator : Narrated by Pauline Tremlett and recorded by Kathryn Arundel.
    • System Number : E13583
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 14 minutes
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      Concise, convincing and exciting, this is Christopher Hibbert's brilliant account of the events that shook eighteenth-century Europe to its foundation.
      Concise, convincing and exciting, this is Christopher Hibbert's brilliant account of the events that shook eighteenth-century Europe to its foundation. With a mixture of lucid storytelling and fascinating detail, he charts the French Revolution from its beginnings at an impromptu meeting on an indoor tennis court at Versailles in 1789, right through to the `coup d'etat' that brought Napoleon to power ten years later. In the process he explains the drama and complexities of this epoch-making era in the compelling and accessible manner he has made his trademark. Writing in The Times, Richard Holmes described the book as `A spectacular replay of epic action ...' while The Good Book Guide called it, `Unquestionably the best popular history of the French Revolution'.

  • Title : Memories before and after The Sound of Music
    Memories before and after The Sound of Music
    • Author : Trapp, Agathe.
    • Narrator : Narrated by Janette Pryor and recorded by Bruce May. (Female)
    • System Number : E13933
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 23 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      Agathe von Trapp, the oldest daughter in the Trapp Family Singers, offers readers the real story behind an American classic in her poignant and fascinating autobiography Memories Before and After The Sound of Music.
      Agathe von Trapp, the oldest daughter in the Trapp Family Singers, offers readers the real story behind an American classic in her poignant and fascinating autobiography Memories Before and After The Sound of Music. The courageous family and events immortalized in the beloved Broadway musical and hit Hollywood film come vibrantly alive in these pages, and Agathe's post-Sound of Music life is equally compelling.

  • Title : The Colditz Story
    The Colditz Story
    • Author : Reid, P.R.
    • Narrator : Narrated by Alan Needham and Recorded by Kerry Fasolo.
    • System Number : E13936
    • 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 : Dark emu : Black seeds : agriculture or accident?
    Dark emu : Black seeds : agriculture or accident?
    • Author : Pascoe, Bruce.
    • Narrator : Bruce Pascoe.
    • System Number : E14133
    • 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 : E14138
    • 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 : E14156
    • 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 : Use of the dead to the living
    Use of the dead to the living
    • Author : Smith, Southwood
    • Narrator : David Wales.
    • System Number : E14160
    • 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 : E14163
    • 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. (Female)
    • System Number : E14185
    • 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 : Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship
    Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship
    • Author : Meacham, Jon.
    • Narrator : Grover Gardner.
    • System Number : E14199
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : History, Biography.
    • Summary :
      Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of the 'Greatest Generation'.
      Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of the 'Greatest Generation'. Here, Jon Meacham explores the fascinating relationship between the two men who piloted the free world to victory in World War II.

  • Title : Memory : how to develop, train, and use It
    Memory : how to develop, train, and use It
    • Author : Atkinson, William Walker.
    • Narrator : Roger Melin.
    • System Number : E14200
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours 37 minutes
    • Genre : Self-improvement.
    • Summary :
      An in-depth series of chapters devoted to the use of our memory system; as the title suggests, how to develop our memory system, how to train it to improve it, and how to make the best use of it in our everyday lives, and to improve our positions in life.
      An in-depth series of chapters devoted to the use of our memory system; as the title suggests, how to develop our memory system, how to train it to improve it, and how to make the best use of it in our everyday lives, and to improve our positions in life. This is not intended to be a series of chapters to impress friends and colleagues, nor to play 'tricks' on others, rather it is for the betterment of individuals in whatever walk of life in which they may be involved by training and using their memory toward that end.

  • Title : Sober curious : the blissful sleep, greater focus, limitless presence, and deep connection awaiting us all on the other side of alcohol
    Sober curious : the blissful sleep, greater focus, limitless presence, and deep connection awaiting us all on the other side of alcohol
    • Author : Warrington, Ruby.
    • Narrator : Ruby Warrington. (Female)
    • System Number : E14204
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Health, Self-improvement.
    • Summary :
      Would life be better without alcohol?
      Would life be better without alcohol? It's the nagging question more and more of us are finding harder to ignore, whether we have a "problem" with alcohol or not. After all, we yoga. We green juice. We meditate. We self-care. And yet, come the end of a long work day, the start of a weekend, an awkward social situation, we drink. One glass of wine turns into two turns into a bottle. In the face of how we care for ourselves otherwise, it's hard to avoid how alcohol really makes us feel... terrible. How different would our lives be if we stopped drinking on autopilot? If we stopped drinking altogether? Really different, it turns out. Really better. Frank, funny, and always judgment free, Sober Curious is a bold guide to choosing to live hangover-free, from Ruby Warrington, one of the leading voices of the new sobriety movement. Drawing on research, expert interviews, and personal narrative, Sober Curious is a radical take down of the myths that keep so many of us drinking. Inspiring, timely, and blame free, Sober Curious is both conversation starter and handbook--essential reading that empowers readers to transform their relationship with alcohol, so we can lead our most fulfilling lives.

  • Title : The Catalpa rescue : the gripping story of the most dramatic and successful prison break in Australian history
    The Catalpa rescue : the gripping story of the most dramatic and successful prison break in Australian history
    • Author : FitzSimons, Peter.
    • Narrator : Michael Carman.
    • System Number : E14206
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 16 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      Boston, 1869.
      Boston, 1869. Members of the Clan na Gael - agitators for an Irish republic - hatch a daring plan to free six Irish political prisoners from the most remote gaol on earth, Fremantle Prison in Western Australia. Under the guise of a whale hunt, Captain Anthony sets sail on an American whaler - the Catalpa - risking his life to rescue the men from the prison, known among the inmates as 'a living tomb'. What follows is one of history's greatest escape stories - a tale of courage and cunning that stands as an enormously significant event in the histories of no fewer than four nations. Told with FitzSimons' trademark pace and verve, 'The Catalpa Rescue' is a true story that has it all: adventure, politics, morality, colonialism, the fight for independence and, most importantly, the triumph of good men, against all odds.

  • Title : Shetland diaries : otters, orcas, puffins and wonderful people
    Shetland diaries : otters, orcas, puffins and wonderful people
    • Author : King, Simon.
    • Narrator : Simon King.
    • System Number : E14211
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours
    • Genre : Voyages and Travel, Geography.
    • Summary :
      Long before he set foot on the islands, Simon King fell in love with Shetland.
      Long before he set foot on the islands, Simon King fell in love with Shetland. This extraordinary northern wilderness is home to otters and vast seabird colonies, but it was a chance encounter with a killer whale that compelled him to spend a year there discovering the wildlife and the warmth of community in these islands battered by the ocean.

  • Title : The martyrs of science : or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler
    The martyrs of science : or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler
    • Author : Brewster, David.
    • Narrator : Lambda (bala). (Male)
    • System Number : E14246
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Biography, Science, History.
    • Summary :
      “The martyrs of Science” gives a brief biography of Galileo, Brahe and Kepler.
      “The martyrs of Science” gives a brief biography of Galileo, Brahe and Kepler. These three men played a pivotal role in the scientific revolution during the early modern period. This book throws light upon their lives, their scientific achievements, adversities which they faced for their work and how they transformed the lives of the future generations forever. It also provides evidence which establishes that the work carried out by them are original irrespective of the claims by other men who tried in vain to rob them of their honor. The author highlights some of their fallacies which hindered their progress. (Summary by Λ)

  • Title : The tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen : discovered by the late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter, volume 1
    The tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen : discovered by the late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter, volume 1
    • Author : Carter, Howard.
    • Narrator : Availle (Female)
    • System Number : E14248
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 18 minutes
    • Genre : History, Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      On 26 November 1922, after eight years of work in the Valley of the Kings, archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen, a pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (around 1300 BCE).
      On 26 November 1922, after eight years of work in the Valley of the Kings, archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen, a pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (around 1300 BCE). Different than all the tombs hitherto excavated, this was the first to be virtually undisturbed, and Carter's words on a first look into the tomb "Yes, wonderful things!" have gone down in history. Excavating the tomb in full took eight years, and most of the 5,398 items that were found in the tomb are now on display in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, with the exception of the mummy of Tut-Ankh-Amen that remained in the tomb where it was laid to rest. This first volume of Howard Carter's memoirs, written in late 1923, recounts the finding and opening of the tomb, the clearing of the antechamber, and the opening of the sealed door leading to the burial chamber. - Summary by Availle

  • Title : Understanding climatic change : a program for action
    Understanding climatic change : a program for action
    • Author : United States Committee for the Global Atmospheric Research Program
    • Narrator : Various. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14252
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 38 minutes
    • Genre : Science, History.
    • Summary :
      Understanding Climatic Change - A Program for Action is a 1975 report by the US Committee for the Global Atmospheric Research Program.
      Understanding Climatic Change - A Program for Action is a 1975 report by the US Committee for the Global Atmospheric Research Program. Already at this time, it was understood that a climate change was taking place, and that it was possibly happening due to human influences. The report gives an overview of past climates, a projection of future climate; it talks about state-of-the-art simulations and lays out a plan for future research and action. (summary by Ava)

  • Title : English as she is wrote : showing curious ways in which the English language may be made to convey ideas or obscure them
    English as she is wrote : showing curious ways in which the English language may be made to convey ideas or obscure them
    • Author : Anonymous
    • Narrator : TriciaG. (Female)
    • System Number : E14254
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 23 minutes
    • Genre : Sociology.
    • Summary :
      A collection of unintentionally humorous uses of the English language.
      A collection of unintentionally humorous uses of the English language. A companion to "English As She Is Spoke", which was intended as a Portuguese–English conversational guide or phrase book, but is regarded as a classic source of unintentional humour, as the given English translations are generally completely incoherent.

  • Title : Recollections of bush life in Australia during a residence of eight years in the interior
    Recollections of bush life in Australia during a residence of eight years in the interior
    • Author : Haygarth, Henry William
    • Narrator : Kirk Ziegler (Male)
    • System Number : E14267
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 26 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography, History.
    • Summary :
      This was written in the mid 1800’s at time when Australia saw an influx of immigration from Europe and when England was sending some prisoners to Australia rather than to prisons.
      This was written in the mid 1800’s at time when Australia saw an influx of immigration from Europe and when England was sending some prisoners to Australia rather than to prisons. Haygarth shows us what it is like, and what it takes, to live in the Australian Bush. He shows us about the different life on a cattle/sheep station, living miles from the nearest neighbor, getting to town just a few times a year and that it may be several hundred miles away. From his own experiences relates dealings with bushrangers, building and running a station, breaking wild horses, helping neighbors in times of need. We learn about how disputes are settled, the wildlife and fauna of the bush, Aboriginal customs, festivals and weapons. (Summary by Kirk)

  • Title : The last goodnight : a World War II story of espionage, adventure, and betrayal
    The last goodnight : a World War II story of espionage, adventure, and betrayal
    • Author : Blum, Howard
    • Narrator : Tristan Morris. (Male)
    • System Number : E14269
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Biography.
    • Summary :
      Time magazine called her "the Mata Hari of Minnesota"; OSS Chief general "Wild Bill" Donovan called her "the greatest unsung heroine of the war." But for decades, the extent of Betty Pack's achievements as an agent during World War II, first for Britain's MI6 and then for America's OSS, remained classified.
      Time magazine called her "the Mata Hari of Minnesota"; OSS Chief general "Wild Bill" Donovan called her "the greatest unsung heroine of the war." But for decades, the extent of Betty Pack's achievements as an agent during World War II, first for Britain's MI6 and then for America's OSS, remained classified. Now, the truth about this femme fatale--her dangerous liaisons and death-defying missions, the heartaches that haunted her life, her vital contributions to the Allied victory--forms a narrative more thrilling than fiction. Betty Pack was charming, beautiful, and extremely intelligent: these qualities would prove crucial to her success as a spy. It was a vocation she fell into almost by accident, but she turned out to be a consummate professional. Using the code name "Cynthia," she seduced diplomats and military attachés across the globe in exchange for crucial secrets, but her missions went far beyond the bedroom. She repeatedly risked her life to secure coveted documents, such as the Polish codebooks that proved key to Alan Turing's success with Operation Ultra. (This book is also known as "Death of a heart".)

  • Title : The future of the women's movement
    The future of the women's movement
    • Author : Swanwick, Helena M. (Helena Maria)
    • Narrator : Various. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14273
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 40 minutes
    • Genre : Anthropology.
    • Summary :
      "There may seem to be a disappointing lack of prophesy in a book avowedly dealing with the future; but since I believe the women’s movement to be a seeking for knowledge and good, to show what is reasonable and good in the movement is to show what will persist and triumph.
      "There may seem to be a disappointing lack of prophesy in a book avowedly dealing with the future; but since I believe the women’s movement to be a seeking for knowledge and good, to show what is reasonable and good in the movement is to show what will persist and triumph. Through all our faults and mistakes, we women are aiming at better understanding and co-operation with men, and a better adaptation to one another of conditions and persons. We are having to hammer out for ourselves the right principles of government. We can take them ready-made from no man. Doubtless we shall flounder considerably, as men have done—and do. But there is little fear that in the long-run the best minds of men and women will not have a common principle." (From the Introduction)

  • Title : Inquiries into human faculty and its development
    Inquiries into human faculty and its development
    • Author : Galton, Francis, Sir
    • Narrator : Leon Harvey. (Male)
    • System Number : E14277
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 3 minutes
    • Genre : Science, Anthropology.
    • Summary :
      Francis Galton, credited with the discovery of identification by fingerprinting, also took a long term interest in the study of biometrics.
      Francis Galton, credited with the discovery of identification by fingerprinting, also took a long term interest in the study of biometrics. In this book, many different faculties, both observable and measurable are discussed in length and methods of collecting data suggested. In addition, casual observations from personal memoirs, and drawing similar cases from other reputable sources are also compared. A wide variety of topics are mentioned, including differences in appearance within family members, to subtle habits and emotional responses comparing humans and animals are mentioned in a series of chapter length essays. - Summary by Leon Harvey

  • Title : The sword of Deborah : first-hand impressions of the British women's army in France
    The sword of Deborah : first-hand impressions of the British women's army in France
    • Author : Jesse, F. Tennyson (Fryniwyd Tennyson)
    • Narrator : MaryAnn Spiegel (Female)
    • System Number : E14282
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 26 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography, History.
    • Summary :
      "The Sword of Deborah" contains the reflections of a woman journalist visiting women working behind the lines in France during World War I.
      "The Sword of Deborah" contains the reflections of a woman journalist visiting women working behind the lines in France during World War I. She writes: "I was glad to have seen all the different convoys I had, because no two had been to me alike, and to each I am indebted for a differing expression of the same vision, which is the vision splendid of a duty undertaken gladly and sustained with courage. From my first convoys -- the Fannies and the G.S.V.A.D.'s -- I got the wonderful facts of it, at the V.A.D. Convoy at E---- I caught that side of it which I as most glad of all to encounter, and at the V.A.D. Convoy at T----- I found that delightful spirit of sheer joy in danger which is too precious to be allowed to die out of the world just because there happens to be, at present, such a great deal too much danger let loose upon it." (Summary by MaryAnn)

  • Title : My trip abroad [My wonderful visit]
    My trip abroad [My wonderful visit]
    • Author : Chaplin, Charlie
    • Narrator : Chuck Williamson. (Male)
    • System Number : E14300
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 18 minutes
    • Genre : Voyages and Travel.
    • Summary :
      "A steak and kidney pie, influenza and a cablegram.
      "A steak and kidney pie, influenza and a cablegram. There is the triple alliance that is responsible for the whole thing." So begins Charlie Chaplin's My Trip Abroad, a travel memoir charting the actor-director's semi-spontaneous visit to Europe. Fresh off the success of 1921's The Kid, Chaplin decides to "play hookey" after his seven year stay in Hollywood. He return to his native Europe as an international superstar, beloved by fans and hounded by reporters. The "triple alliance" of the book's opening line sends Chaplin on an whirlwind tour through Great Britain, Germany, and France -- and the results are both funny and insightful. My Trip Abroad gives us an intimate and moving portrait of a Hollywood legend. Published in the UK as My Wonderful Visit.

  • Title : Margaret Fuller (Marchesa Ossoli)
    Margaret Fuller (Marchesa Ossoli)
    • Author : Howe, Julia Ward
    • Narrator : Ciufi Galeazzi.
    • System Number : E14309
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 12 minutes
    • Genre : Biography.
    • Summary :
      A biography of the early feminist writer Margaret Fuller, a groundbreaking journalist and author of Woman in the Nineteenth Century, and one of America's first prominent feminists.
      A biography of the early feminist writer Margaret Fuller, a groundbreaking journalist and author of Woman in the Nineteenth Century, and one of America's first prominent feminists. The author is Julia Ward Howe, best known for writing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," as well as numerous other works of prose and poetry, and a leader of the suffragist movement. - Summary by Ciufi Galeazzi

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 : E14134
    • 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 : E14190
    • 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.

  • Title : The blood countess : Pandora English, book 1
    The blood countess : Pandora English, book 1
    • Author : Moss, Tara.
    • Narrator : Rosemary Watson.
    • System Number : E14196
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 35 minutes
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      Pandora English is no ordinary small town orphan.
      Pandora English is no ordinary small town orphan. When she's invited to live with her mysterious great aunt Celia in New York City, she seizes the opportunity to escape her stifling hometown, break from her tragic past and make it as a writer. Things, however, are not what she is expecting. For starters, her great aunt's gothic mansion is in a mist-wreathed Manhattan suburb that doesn't appear on maps. And then there's Celia herself, a former designer to the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, who is elegant, unnaturally young and always wearing a veil. Pandora lands a job at a fashion magazine and her first assignment is covering the A-list launch of the latest miracle cream, BloodofYouth. But something is not right about the product, nor Athanasia, the drop-dead beautiful face of the brand. It seems there may be a secret ingredient in BloodofYouth, a secret worth killing for.

  • Title : Paper towns
    Paper towns
    • Author : Green, John.
    • Narrator : Dan John Miller.
    • System Number : E14197
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbour and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.
      One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbour and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.

  • Title : Looking for Alaska
    Looking for Alaska
    • Author : Green, John.
    • Narrator : Jeff Woodman.
    • System Number : E14203
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.
      Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.

  • Title : Into the shadows : Nemesis 1
    Into the shadows : Nemesis 1
    • Author : MacPhail, Catherine.
    • Narrator : Peter Forbes and Martin Clark.
    • System Number : E14210
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 25 minutes
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      Ram has no memory of who he is, his background or where he has come from.
      Ram has no memory of who he is, his background or where he has come from. He awakes in a darkened corridor of a block of flats with no idea of how he has got there. And then, the lift doors nearby open and inside is a dying man. Ram is now the murder suspect and on the run. But, there is something that draws him back - the dying man's last words. And, as he discovers more about the murdered man, Ram becomes aware that somebody is following him, somebody with sinister intent. Could it be something to do with his past?

  • Title : Runner
    Runner
    • Author : Newton, Robert.
    • Narrator : David Tredinnick. (Male)
    • System Number : E14228
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 45 minutes
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      It's 1919, Richmond Football Club is on top of the ladder, cream buns are threepence each and four boys are gunning for the best job in town.
      It's 1919, Richmond Football Club is on top of the ladder, cream buns are threepence each and four boys are gunning for the best job in town. Charlie is lucky enough to win the prime job running messages for Squizzy Taylor, the most dangerous gangster in Melbourne. But things start to get a little too hot for Charlie, so he decides to take the money and run ... Runner is funny and poignant, clever and wonderfully entertaining.

  • Title : Girls in love
    Girls in love
    • Author : Wilson, Jacqueline
    • Narrator : Brigit Forsyth. (Female)
    • System Number : E14286
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 22 minutes
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      Meet Ellie and her best friends Nadine and Magda, three teenage girls just starting Year Nine with a lot on their minds, mainly boys!
      Meet Ellie and her best friends Nadine and Magda, three teenage girls just starting Year Nine with a lot on their minds, mainly boys! Ellie is desperate to have a boyfriend. Magda and Nadine (both prettier and thinner) have boyfriends, but the closest she can get is Dopey Dan, who is younger and a real swot. Find out all her secrets, squirm at her most embarrassing moment, have a laugh, and discover more about boys!