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Books produced in the past    ( Total: 497 )

Fiction

  • Title : The way of the whirlwind
    The way of the whirlwind
    • Author : DURACK, Mary
    • Narrator : Margaret Ernest. (Female)
    • System Number : E2923
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Short stories set in Australia, by the author of "Kings in grass castles".
      Short stories set in Australia, by the author of "Kings in grass castles".

  • Title : Touchstone
    Touchstone
    • Author : Armitage, Aileen
    • Narrator : Maureen Clark.
    • System Number : E3131
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 14 minutes
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      The 19th Century Yorkshire mill town of Hawksmoor forms the backdrop for this story of the love of two cousins in a family bitterly divided.
      The 19th Century Yorkshire mill town of Hawksmoor forms the backdrop for this story of the love of two cousins in a family bitterly divided.

  • Title : Cambermere
    Cambermere
    • Author : Armitage, Aileen
    • Narrator : David Thatcher. (Female)
    • System Number : E5367
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 25 minutes
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      She was caught in a web of nerve-shattering intrigue ...
      She was caught in a web of nerve-shattering intrigue ... Trying to escape an unhappy love affair, Pippa Korvak leaves Paris and comes to Cambermere Hall, her father's country house. But Cambermere does not prove to be the haven she had sought. Handsome journalist Stephen Lorant seems fiercely resolved to blacken the name of Pippa's father. And Pippa is equally determined to prove her father's innocence - though surrounded on every side by tragedy and danger. When mysterious 'accidents' begin to threaten Pippa's life, she becomes ever more anxious to uncover the shocking truth ...

  • 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 : Monday Mourning
    Monday Mourning
    • Author : Reichs, Kathy.
    • Narrator : Barbara Rosenblat. (Male)
    • System Number : E11051
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Tempe Brennan has come to Montreal from Charlotte in early December to testify as an expert witness at a trail.
      Tempe Brennan has come to Montreal from Charlotte in early December to testify as an expert witness at a trail. As forensic anthropologist for the province of Quebec, that's part of her job. She should be going over her notes, but she's freezing her behind of instead, digging in the basement of a pizza parlour. Not fun. Not with all the rats. And the cold. And now, the skeletonised earthly remains of three young women. When did they die? How did they get there? Something doesn't make sense.

  • Title : The Trader's Gift : Book 4 of The Traders
    The Trader's Gift : Book 4 of The Traders
    • Author : Jacobs, Anna.
    • Narrator : Nicolette Mckenzie. (Female)
    • System Number : E11177
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 58 minutes 10 seconds
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      The Trader's Gift is the second novel in Anna Jacobs' wonderfully atmospheric new saga series 'The Traders', set in Europe, the Orient and Australia's Swan River Colony.
      The Trader's Gift is the second novel in Anna Jacobs' wonderfully atmospheric new saga series 'The Traders', set in Europe, the Orient and Australia's Swan River Colony. Bram Deagan has a thriving trading business, a beautiful wife and a growing family. Since he has a gift for matchmaking and wishes to see his friends Dougal and Mitchell happily married too, he doesn't hesitate to suggest they find wives. In England, Eleanor Prescott has not forgotten the ship's captain who was a true friend to her. Dougal McBride told her to come to him if she was free. When her ailing husband dies, she wonders if she dare return to Western Australia. Will Dougal still want her after nearly a year? Mitchell Nash has asked his cousin in England whether he knows any suitable lady. Though what sort of woman would make such an arduous voyage to marry someone she's never met? For one widow, however, desperate to keep her young son from a cruel relative's clutches, Mitchell's invitation is a lifeline she will grasp with both hands. Both Eleanor and Jacinta bravely take a huge risk on the chance of happiness and set off for Australia. But for Jacinta at least, the troubles of her old life can't be easily left behind.

  • Title : Sins
    Sins
    • Author : Penny Jordan
    • Narrator : Nicolette McKenzie. (Female)
    • System Number : E11190
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 16 hours
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      Resist everything, apart from temptation!
      Resist everything, apart from temptation! A sumptuous and decadent tale from the international mega-seller -London, the 1950s, four girls realise that life doesn't always go according to plan. Scheming Emerald has always got what she wants. Now her sights are set on a royal match. But little does she know the consequences of ensnaring her man. The illegitimate daughter of a louche playboy and Chinese hooker, Rose always felt an outsider. But now she's gracing the pages of Vogue, her exotic beauty attracting much attention - not all if it wanted! Rebel Janey is determined to make it in the world of fashion. But her devil-may-care attitude introduces her to dangerous company. Studious Ella is ecstatic when she's sent to New York to hone her journalism skills. But miles away from everything she knows, is she following her heart? As each girl navigates a world full of pitfalls and heartache, will they finally get what they wish for? Feast your senses on this sumptuous and decadent treat for fans of Penny Vincenzi and Jilly Cooper.

  • 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 : Music of the heart : Runaway Train Book 1
    Music of the heart : Runaway Train Book 1
    • Author : Ashley, Katie
    • Narrator : Justine O Keef, Mason Lloyd. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E11194
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 50 minutes
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      For Abby Renard, the plan was supposed to be simple-join her brothers' band on the last leg of their summer tour and decide if she's finally ready for the limelight.
      For Abby Renard, the plan was supposed to be simple-join her brothers' band on the last leg of their summer tour and decide if she's finally ready for the limelight. Of course, she never imagined that stumbling onto the wrong tour bus at Rock Nation would accidentally land her in the bed of Jake Slater, the notorious womanizing lead singer of Runaway Train. When he mistakes her for one of his groupies, Abby quickly lets him know she sure as hell isn't in his bed on purpose. Jake Slater never imagined that the angel who fell into his bed would resist his charms by promptly kneeing him in the balls. Of course, the fact that she seems like a prissy choir girl makes her anything but his type. So he is more than surprised when, after betting Abby that she won't last a week on their tour bus, she is more than willing to prove him wrong. But as Jake's personal life begins to implode around him, he finds an unlikely ally in Abby. He's never met a woman he can talk to, joke with, and most importantly, make music with. As the week comes to a close, neither Abby nor Jake is ready to let go. Can a sweetheart country songstress and a rock 'n' roll bad boy actually have a future together?

  • Title : Silver Wattle
    Silver Wattle
    • Author : Alexandra, Belinda
    • Narrator : Caroline Lee.
    • System Number : E11383
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 16 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Australian fiction, Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      In fear for their lives after the sudden death of their mother, Adeĺa and Klaŕa must flee Prague to find refuge with their uncle in Australia.
      In fear for their lives after the sudden death of their mother, Adeĺa and Klaŕa must flee Prague to find refuge with their uncle in Australia. Later, Adeĺa becomes a film director at a time when the local industry is starting to feel the competition from Hollywood. But even while success is imminent, the issues of family and an impossible love are never far away. And ultimately dreams of the silver screen must compete with the bonds of a lifetime... Silver Wattle confirms Belinda Alexandra as one of our foremost storytellers. Weaving fact into inspiring fiction with great flair and imagination, this is a novel as full of hope, glamour and heartbreak as the film industry itself.

  • 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 : A time for hope : Hope series, Book 3
    A time for hope : Hope series, Book 3
    • Author : Jacobs, Anna
    • Narrator : Julia Franklin. (Female)
    • System Number : E12535
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      After Gabrielle Newman throws her cheating husband out, Stu cares more about the money than the break-up, getting more than his fair share from their house sale.
      After Gabrielle Newman throws her cheating husband out, Stu cares more about the money than the break-up, getting more than his fair share from their house sale. An unexpected bequest offers Gabrielle a new start and she tries to leave the past behind, heading north with Dan Monahan, the private investigator sent to find her. Meanwhile, Stu has got entangled with organized crime in Eastern Europe and is desperate to pay his gambling debts. Gabrielle needs Dan's help to protect herself and her inheritance. Then Stu tracks down his ex-wife and Gabrielle discovers just what the man she once loved is capable of, as her life is threatened. Can she and Dan find a way to stop Stu and his ruthless new friends?

  • Title : A Quiver Full of Arrows & A Twist in the Tale
    A Quiver Full of Arrows & A Twist in the Tale
    • Author : Archer, Jeffery
    • Narrator : Narrated by Chris Northall and Recorded by John Smith.
    • System Number : E12964
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 15 hours
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      A Quiver Full of Arrows.
      A Quiver Full of Arrows. From London to China, and New York to Nigeria, Jeffrey Archer takes the reader on a tour of ancient heirlooms and modern romance, of cutthroat business and kindly strangers, of lives lived in the realms of power and lives freed from the gloom of oppression. Fortunes are made and squandered, honor betrayed and redeemed, and love lost and rediscovered. A Twist in the Tale. The expected never happens . . . A man calls unexpectedly on his mistress and sees another man leaving her flat. Accusing her of being unfaithful, he quarrels with her, strikes her. She dies. Leaving unseen, he tips off the police so that the other man is arrested and charged . . . Has he achieved 'The Perfect Murder'? A tantalising opening to A Twist in the Tale, a fantastic collection of short stories from bestselling author Jeffrey Archer.

  • Title : Praying for Sleep
    Praying for Sleep
    • Author : Deaver, Jeffery
    • Narrator : Tim Machin (Male)
    • System Number : E12996
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      When Michael Hrubek escapes from a mental institution, the directors of the hospital are terrified that their professional reputation will be ruined, and tell the police that he's harmless, and not a danger to society.
      When Michael Hrubek escapes from a mental institution, the directors of the hospital are terrified that their professional reputation will be ruined, and tell the police that he's harmless, and not a danger to society. This however, couldn't be further from the truth. Hrubek is on a mission to take revenge on society for his time spent in the institution. He is making his way towards the home of the woman who was responsible for his incarceration, and leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. Psychological thriller

  • 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 : 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 : The Triumph of the Sun
    The Triumph of the Sun
    • Author : Smith, Wilbur
    • Narrator : Narrated by Jim Limerick and Recorded by Caroline Pembroke. (Male)
    • System Number : E13582
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 24 hours 5 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction, Adventure stories.
    • Summary :
      Menace emanated from them as fiercely as the heat from the sun.
      Menace emanated from them as fiercely as the heat from the sun. Night and day, the drums never stopped, a constant reminder of the mortal threat that hung over them. She could hear them booming across the waters, like the heartbeat of the monster. An unimaginable enemy will bring them together . . . In the burning heat of the Sudanese sun, the city of Khartoum is under siege from the fearsome forces of the Mahdi, the charismatic leader of those who tire of the brutal Egyptian government. In Khartoum, along with thousands of innocent citizens, are trapped the fanatical General Charles Gordon, intrepid soldier Penrod Ballantyne of the 10th Hussars, English trader Ryder Courtney and the British consul and his three beautiful daughters. As rescue becomes increasingly unlikely, this group of Queen Victoria's loyal citizens must unite to prepare themselves against a nightmarish enemy, and for the savage battle to survive that must surely follow... The Courtneys meet the Ballantynes in a sweeping adventure.

  • 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 : The Muse
    The Muse
    • Author : Burton, Jessie
    • Narrator : Narrated by Margaret Harris and Recorded by Else Boon. (Female)
    • System Number : E13758
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 31 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction, Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      A picture hides a thousand words . . .
      A picture hides a thousand words . . . On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled to find her place in the city since she arrived from Trinidad five years ago, she has been offered a job as a typist under the tutelage of the glamorous and enigmatic Marjorie Quick. But though Quick takes Odelle into her confidence, and unlocks a potential she didn't know she had, she remains a mystery - no more so than when a lost masterpiece with a secret history is delivered to the gallery. The truth about the painting lies in 1936 and a large house in rural Spain, where Olive Schloss, the daughter of a renowned art dealer, is harbouring ambitions of her own. Into this fragile paradise come artist and revolutionary Isaac Robles and his half-sister Teresa, who immediately insinuate themselves into the Schloss family, with explosive and devastating consequences . . . Seductive, exhilarating and suspenseful, The Muse is an unforgettable novel about aspiration and identity, love and obsession, authenticity and deception.

  • 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 : Promise me this
    Promise me this
    • Author : Gohlke, Cathy
    • Narrator : Narrated by Coralie Ellement and Recorded by Kerry Duffy. (Female)
    • System Number : E13931
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 56 minutes
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      Michael Dunnagan was never supposed to sail on the Titanic, nor would he have survived if not for the courage of Owen Allen.
      Michael Dunnagan was never supposed to sail on the Titanic, nor would he have survived if not for the courage of Owen Allen. Determined to carry out his promise to care for Owen’s relatives in America and his younger sister, Annie, in England, Michael works hard to strengthen the family’s New Jersey garden and landscaping business. Annie Allen doesn’t care what Michael promised Owen. She only knows that her brother is gone—like their mother and father—and the grief is enough to swallow her whole. As Annie struggles to navigate life without Owen, Michael reaches out to her through letters. In time, as Annie begins to lay aside her anger that Michael lived when Owen did not, a tentative friendship takes root and blossoms into something neither expected. Just as Michael saves enough money to bring Annie to America, WWI erupts in Europe. When Annie’s letters mysteriously stop, Michael risks everything to fulfill his promise—and find the woman he’s grown to love—before she’s lost forever.

  • Title : The pearl thief
    The pearl thief
    • Author : McIntosh, Fiona
    • Narrator : Narrated by Elizabeth Oats and Recorded by Anne Todd.
    • System Number : E13932
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 16 hours 9 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Severine Kassel is asked by the Louvre in 1963 to aid the British Museum with curating its antique jewellery, her specialty.
      Severine Kassel is asked by the Louvre in 1963 to aid the British Museum with curating its antique jewellery, her specialty. Her London colleagues find her distant and mysterious, her cool beauty the topic of conversations around its quiet halls. No one could imagine that she is a desperately damaged woman, hiding her trauma behind her chic, French image. It is only when some dramatic Byzantine pearls are loaned to the Museum that Severine's poise is dashed and the tightly controlled life she's built around herself is shattered. Her shocking revelation of their provenance sets off a frenzied hunt for Nazi Ruda Mayek. Mossad's interest is triggered and one of its most skilled agents comes out of retirement to join the hunt, while the one person who can help Severine - the solicitor handling the pearls - is bound by client confidentiality. As she follows Mayek's trail, there is still one lifelong secret for her to reveal - and one for her to discover. From the snowy woodlands outside Prague to the Tuileries of Paris and the heather-covered moors of Yorkshire comes a confronting and heart-stopping novel that explores whether love and hope can ever overpower atrocity in a time of war and hate.

  • Title : June
    June
    • Author : Beverly-Whittemore, Miranda
    • Narrator : Narrated by Jane Gibbs and recorded by Kerry Fasolo. (Female)
    • System Number : E13934
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 13 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Danvers is holed up in her family’s crumbling mansion in rural St.
      Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Danvers is holed up in her family’s crumbling mansion in rural St. Jude, Ohio, mourning the loss of the woman who raised her—her grandmother, June. But a knock on the door forces her out of isolation. Cassie has been named the sole heir to legendary matinee idol Jack Montgomery's vast fortune. How did Jack Montgomery know her name? Could he have crossed paths with her grandmother all those years ago? What other shocking secrets could June’s once-stately mansion hold? Soon Jack’s famous daughters come knocking, determined to wrestle Cassie away from the inheritance they feel is their due. Together, they all come to discover the true reasons for June’s silence about that long-ago summer, when Hollywood came to town, and June and Jack’s lives were forever altered by murder, blackmail, and betrayal. As this page-turner shifts deftly between the past and present, Cassie and her guests will be forced to reexamine their legacies, their definition of family, and what it truly means to love someone, steadfastly, across the ages.

  • Title : A Woman Scorned
    A Woman Scorned
    • Author : Carlyle, Liz
    • Narrator : Narrated by Tracie Cielak and Recorded by Susie Punch. (Female)
    • System Number : E13961
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 16 hours 12 minutes
    • Genre : Romance, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      From its opening scene to its breath-catching climax, Liz Carlyle's newest novel is a vividly etched portrait of passion and intrigue.
      From its opening scene to its breath-catching climax, Liz Carlyle's newest novel is a vividly etched portrait of passion and intrigue. When a woman consumed by sinister secrets opens the door to a strikingly handsome stranger, a powerful desire rushes in -- and a love she could not have imagined. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and Jonet Rowland is surely that. But she is also lovely, rich, and -- it is rumored -- an unrepentant adulteress. When her philandering husband, the marquis of Mercer, is murdered in his own bed, it's whispered that Jonet is a femme fatale in more ways than one. Shunned by society, the daring widow steels herself to fight for what truly matters -- her children. When his scheming uncle begs him to investigate the death of his brother, Lord Mercer, Captain Cole Amherst refuses. But it is soon apparent that treachery stalks two innocent boys, and Cole plunges into the viper's pit that is Jonet Rowland's life. Nothing could have prepared Cole for the lust Jonet inspires. But as danger swirls about them, he is tortured by doubt. Can an honorable soldier open his shuttered heart and let a wicked widow teach him how to truly love?

  • Title : Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
    Ina May's Guide to Childbirth
    • Author : Gaskin, Ina May
    • Narrator : Narrated by Elizabeth Oats and Recorded by Anne Todd. (Female)
    • System Number : E14024
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 25 minutes
    • Genre : Health.
    • Summary :
      What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you.
      What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you. Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention. Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes: • Reducing the pain of labor without drugs—and the miraculous roles touch and massage play • What really happens during labor • Orgasmic birth—making birth pleasurable • Episiotomy—is it really necessary? • Common methods of inducing labor—and which to avoid at all costs • Tips for maximizing your chances of an unmedicated labor and birth • How to avoid postpartum bleeding—and depression • The risks of anesthesia and cesareans—what your doctor doesn’t necessarily tell you • The best ways to work with doctors and/or birth care providers • How to create a safe, comfortable environment for birth in any setting, including a hospital • And much more Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth takes the fear out of childbirth by restoring women’s faith in their own natural power to give birth with more ease, less pain, and less medical intervention.

  • Title : Seizure : Virals, Book 2
    Seizure : Virals, Book 2
    • Author : Reichs, Kathy
    • Narrator : Narrated and Recorded by Leslee Mordaunt. (Female)
    • System Number : E14032
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 55 minutes
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      Ever since Tory Brennan and her friends rescued Cooper, a kidnapped wolf pup with a rare strain of canine parvovirus, they’ve turned from regular kids into a crime-solving pack!
      Ever since Tory Brennan and her friends rescued Cooper, a kidnapped wolf pup with a rare strain of canine parvovirus, they’ve turned from regular kids into a crime-solving pack! But now the very place that brought them together – the Loggerhead Island Research Institute – is out of funding and will have to shut down. That is, unless the Virals can figure out a way to save it! So when Tory learns of an old Charleston legend about a famous she-pirate, Anne Bonney, whose fortune was never found, she can’t believe her luck – buried treasure is exactly what she needs to save the Institute on Loggerhead! Trouble is, she and her friends aren’t the only ones looking for it. And this time, the Virals’ special powers may not be enough to dig them out of trouble . .

  • Title : Letters to the End of Love
    Letters to the End of Love
    • Author : Walker, Yvette
    • Narrator : Narrated by Lorelei St Roas etal and recorded by Jan Angwin etal
    • System Number : E14056
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 43 minutes 9 seconds
    • Genre : Australian fiction.
    • Summary :
      THREE STORIES, THREE SECRETS, THREE MARRIAGES.
      THREE STORIES, THREE SECRETS, THREE MARRIAGES. In a coastal village in Cork in 1969, a Russian painter and his Irish novelist wife write letters to one another as they try to come to terms with a fatal illness. On Australia's west coast in 2011, a bookseller writes to her estranged partner in an attempt to understand what has happened to their relationship. In Bournemouth in 1948, a retired English doctor writes to the love of his life, a German artist he lived with in Vienna during the 1930s. The simple domestic lives of these three couples are set against conversations about intimacy, art, war and loss. Told in a series of unforgettable letters, this is a novel about love and what it means when it might be coming to an end.

  • 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 : Children of the Sun
    Children of the Sun
    • Author : West, Morris
    • Narrator : Narrated by Ruth Walker and recorded by Jan Angwin. (Female)
    • System Number : E14071
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 33 minutes
    • Genre : Historical Fiction.
    • Summary :
      Though eight years old, his body is so small, his face so pinched, you would take him for five or six.
      Though eight years old, his body is so small, his face so pinched, you would take him for five or six. Antonino is an abandoned child struggling for survival in the dark alleys of Naples. ...

  • Title : Spin the Bottle
    Spin the Bottle
    • Author : McInerney, Monica
    • Narrator : Narrated by Janette Pryor and recorded by Bruce May (Female)
    • System Number : E14090
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 58 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction, Australian fiction.
    • Summary :
      Lainey Byrne is a woman in control, juggling a hectic job, her boyfriend Adam and a family with more than its fair share of dramas.
      Lainey Byrne is a woman in control, juggling a hectic job, her boyfriend Adam and a family with more than its fair share of dramas. Things go into a spin when she is wrenched from her life in Melbourne to run a B&B in Ireland for a year. Bed-and-breakfast quickly tumbles into bed-and-bedlam, especially when a reunion with childhood friend Rohan Hartigan sparks an unexpected dilemma. Meanwhile, back in Australia, her father's taken to his bed, her mother's up the walls, her three brothers are running amok – and as for Adam . . . It's going to take more than a game of spin the bottle to sort this one out!

  • Title : I Shall Wear Midnight
    I Shall Wear Midnight
    • Author : Pratchett, Terry
    • Narrator : Narrated by Alan Needham and Recorded by Kerry Fasolo. (Male)
    • System Number : E14135
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 48 minutes
    • Genre : Fantasy fiction.
    • Summary :
      A man with no eyes.
      A man with no eyes. No eyes at all. Two tunnels in his head . . . It's not easy being a witch, and it's certainly not all whizzing about on broomsticks, but Tiffany Aching - teen witch - is doing her best. Until something evil wakes up, something that stirs up all the old stories about nasty old witches, so that just wearing a pointy hat suddenly seems a very bad idea. Worse still, this evil ghost from the past is hunting down one witch in particular. He's hunting for Tiffany. And he's found her . . . A fabulous Discworld title filled with witches and magic and told in the inimitable Terry Pratchett style, I Shall Wear Midnight is the fourth Discworld title to feature Tiffany and her tiny, fightin', boozin' pictsie friends, the Nac Mac Feegle (aka The Wee Free Men).

  • 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 : Silk and Barbed Wire
    Silk and Barbed Wire
    • Author : Walley, Brian
    • Narrator : Narrated by Elwyn Edwards and Recorded by Susie Punch and Jane Gibbs. (Male)
    • System Number : E14167
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 4 minutes
    • Genre : Biography, History, War stories.
    • Summary :
      These are stories of twenty-two Allied airmen shot down in World War II over Europe, their survival in prisoner of war camps, their attempts to escape, and their final liberation.
      These are stories of twenty-two Allied airmen shot down in World War II over Europe, their survival in prisoner of war camps, their attempts to escape, and their final liberation. Written by the men themselves, they are unique accounts of unique experiences that only they can fully understand.

  • 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 : Stately as a galleon : and other songs and sketches
    Stately as a galleon : and other songs and sketches
    • Author : Grenfell, Joyce
    • Narrator : Narrated by Coralie Ellement and Recorded by Kerry Duffy. (Female)
    • System Number : E14175
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 11 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories, Poetry.
    • Summary :
      My neighbour, Mrs Fanshaw, is portly-plump and gay, She must be over sixty-seven, if she is a day.
      My neighbour, Mrs Fanshaw, is portly-plump and gay, She must be over sixty-seven, if she is a day. You might have thought her life was dull, It's one long whirl instead. I asked her all about it, and this is what she said: I've joined an Olde Thyme Dance Club, the trouble is that there Are too many ladies over, and no gentlemen to spare. It seems a shame, it's not the same, But still it has to be, Some ladies have to dance together, One of them is me. Stately as a galleon, I sail across the floor, Doing the Military Two-step, as in the days of yore. I dance with Mrs Tiverton; she's light on her feet, in spite Of turning the scale at fourteen stone, and being of medium height. So gay the band, So giddy the sight, Full evening dress is a must, But the zest goes out of a beautiful waltz When you dance it bust to bust. So, stately as two galleons, we sail across the floor, Doing the Valse Valeta as in the days of yore. The gent is Mrs Tiverton, I am her lady fair, She bows to me ever so nicely and I curtsey to her with care. So gay the band, So giddy the sight, But it's not the same in the end For a lady is never a gentleman, though She may be your bosom friend. So, stately as a galleon, I sail across the floor, Doing the dear old Lancers, as in the days of yore. I'm led by Mrs Tiverton, she swings me round and round And though she manoeuvres me wonderfully well I never get off the ground. So gay the band, So giddy the sight, I try not to get depressed. And it's done me a power of good to explode, And get this lot off my chest.

  • 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 : The Tattooist of Auschwitz
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz
    • Author : Morris, Heather
    • Narrator : Narrated by Suzanne O'Mahony and Recorded by Susie Punch. (Female)
    • System Number : E14183
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 24 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction, War stories.
    • Summary :
      Lale Sokolov is well-dressed, a charmer, a ladies’ man.
      Lale Sokolov is well-dressed, a charmer, a ladies’ man. He is also a Jew. On the first transport from Slovakia to Auschwitz in 1942, Lale immediately stands out to his fellow prisoners. In the camp, he is looked up to, looked out for, and put to work in the privileged position of Tätowierer – the tattooist – to mark his fellow prisoners, forever. One of them is a young woman, Gita, who steals his heart at first glance. His life given new purpose, Lale does his best through the struggle and suffering to use his position for good. This story, full of beauty and hope, is based on years of interviews author Heather Morris conducted with real-life Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz- Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov. It is heart-wrenching, illuminating, and unforgettable.

  • 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)

  • Title : 30 Ghost Stories
    30 Ghost Stories
    • Author : Various authors
    • Narrator : Kirk Ziegler.
    • System Number : E14316
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 6 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      17 short stories from the book twenty-Five Ghost Stories and 13 shorts from the book Indian Ghost Stories - Summary by Kirk Ziegler.
      17 short stories from the book twenty-Five Ghost Stories and 13 shorts from the book Indian Ghost Stories - Summary by Kirk Ziegler.

  • Title : Poems by Edward Thomas
    Poems by Edward Thomas
    • Author : Thomas, Edward
    • Narrator : Jhiu.
    • System Number : E14317
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Poetry.
    • Summary :
      Born in 1878, Thomas published his first book when he was 18.
      Born in 1878, Thomas published his first book when he was 18. Having married while still at university, he supported his family by writing articles and books, some in the form of what we might call slow travel writing, compiled on walks throughout England and Wales. He came to poetry late, encouraged by Robert Frost, and wrote 144 poems between 1914, and 1917 when he was killed, two years after enlisting, and shortly after arriving in France. His poetic life coincided with WW1, and though not a war poet, his is the poetry of loss, of life as it would never be again. What is powerful to the English imagination is his depiction of the fragility of the English countryside. This is inseparable from his deep understanding of the longings and regrets of those who would die. Transience and mortality are at the heart of his work. This is true in one of the country’s favourite poems, to be found on this recording: Adlestrop. He is important to other poets in that, at his best, his poetry is quietly, sometimes coldly, conversational, with a slow beat that takes us with him as he thinks through from line to line, and wraps us in his vision of life and the natural world. (Summary by Judith Brennan)

  • Title : The Pride of Jennico
    The Pride of Jennico
    • Author : Castle, Egerton
    • Narrator : Sylviamb.
    • System Number : E14319
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 57 minutes
    • Genre : Adventure stories.
    • Summary :
      "The death of a patriarch, unexpected inheritance of a second son, dark and stormy castle, faithful retainers, scary governess who never speaks, star-crossed lovers -- I could go on, but that would involve spoilers!
      "The death of a patriarch, unexpected inheritance of a second son, dark and stormy castle, faithful retainers, scary governess who never speaks, star-crossed lovers -- I could go on, but that would involve spoilers! All you'd want and expect from a Gothic romance. One more thing -- real men do cry!" (summary by sylviamb)

  • Title : The Sacred Herb
    The Sacred Herb
    • Author : Hume, Fergus
    • Narrator : Sharon Kilmer
    • System Number : E14320
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      A rich playboy comes home from travels abroad and is bully-ragged by his eccentric aunt into finding meaning for his life.
      A rich playboy comes home from travels abroad and is bully-ragged by his eccentric aunt into finding meaning for his life. This he does by helping a school chum save his fiancée from the gallows and the playboy falls head over heels in love with the fiancée. A web of deception and lies is revealed and also a long list of who loves who filled with how much each is willing to accept. The colorful cast includes a south sea captain, a fortuneteller, and a colorful doctor who is an authority on the inhabitants and customs of Easter Island. Then, of course, there is the sacred herb!—Enjoy!!

  • Title : Dark summer
    Dark summer
    • Author : Cleary, Jon
    • Narrator : Shaun Grindell.
    • System Number : E14321
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      In the heat of an Australian summer, Inspector Scobie Malone finds the body of an informer, Scungy Grime, floating face down in his family's swimming pool.
      In the heat of an Australian summer, Inspector Scobie Malone finds the body of an informer, Scungy Grime, floating face down in his family's swimming pool. Scobie is investigating Sydney's drug-dealing operation, and Grime's murder is a clear warning. Malone's family is put under police protection--a nightmare for Scobie, who had always been able to separate his professional obligations from his home life. But Scobie is determined not to be frightened off the case. Grime turns out to be only the first victim of an innovative killer who injects his victims with curare. The trail leads in many directions, from Grime's former boss, retired big-time criminal Jack Aldwych; to Aldwych's son, Junior; to Junior's unlikely girlfriend; and to the original target, Sydney's drug king, Danny Pelong, who is annoyed because a newcomer is muscling in on his patch. The case before Malone is baffling--until a vital clue appears and the case begins to unravel.

  • Title : The collected verse of A. B. Paterson
    The collected verse of A. B. Paterson
    • Author : Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton)
    • Narrator : Bill Conn.
    • System Number : E14322
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours
    • Genre : Poetry.
    • Summary :
      This Australian classic edition contains some of the most popular verses ever published in Australia.
      This Australian classic edition contains some of the most popular verses ever published in Australia. This substantial collection of the work of 'Banjo' Paterson includes the classic 'The Man From Snowy River', 'Old Pardon, the Son of Reprieve', 'Clancy of the Overflow', 'The Geebung Polo Club', and 'The Man From Ironbark.

  • Title : Something in disguise
    Something in disguise
    • Author : Howard, Elizabeth Jane
    • Narrator : Eleanor Bron. (Female)
    • System Number : E14326
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 40 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      May's second marriage to Colonel Herbert Brown-Lacey is a terrible mistake.
      May's second marriage to Colonel Herbert Brown-Lacey is a terrible mistake. Her children find the colonel's presence oppressive and leave home; Oliver to drift from one affair to another, and Elizabeth to follow him to London in search of love. Even Herbert's own daughter tries to escape from her father's sinister behaviour.

  • Title : Jaffery
    Jaffery
    • Author : Locke, William John.
    • Narrator : Simon Evers. (Male)
    • System Number : E14327
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      The book follows the lives of Hilary, the narrator, and three of his friends whom he met at Cambridge.
      The book follows the lives of Hilary, the narrator, and three of his friends whom he met at Cambridge. One soon dies - another (Adrian) writes a hugely successful novel and marries Doria. Jaffery is a larger than life character who falls in love with Doria at first sight. Also in the story are Liosha, a fiery Albanian widow rescued from a life of servitude partly by Jaffery’s intervention, and Barbara, the steadfast wife of Hilary. Their lives change and the story develops as Adrian struggles to write his second novel. (Summary by Simon Evers)

  • Title : The sea change
    The sea change
    • Author : Howard, Elizabeth Jane
    • Narrator : Eleanor Bron. (Female)
    • System Number : E14328
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 45 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      A beautiful and unusual novel concerned with a playwright, his wife, a young man and the playwright's secretary.
      A beautiful and unusual novel concerned with a playwright, his wife, a young man and the playwright's secretary. As the story shifts from London to NewYork and on to a Greek island via Athens, each character relates their different point of view. And the discoveries they make about themselves and each other are gradually revealed.

  • Title : Dred : a tale of the Great Dismal Swamp
    Dred : a tale of the Great Dismal Swamp
    • Author : Stowe, Harriet Beecher.
    • Narrator : Various. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14330
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 25 hours 42 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      This is Stowe's second book, another one depicting the horrors of southern slavery, published 4 years after Uncle Tom's Cabin and 5 years before the commencement of the Civil War, when new territories wanting admittance into the US (Texas, Oklahoma, name the states), were vying to become slave states, threatening to spread the heinous system.
      This is Stowe's second book, another one depicting the horrors of southern slavery, published 4 years after Uncle Tom's Cabin and 5 years before the commencement of the Civil War, when new territories wanting admittance into the US (Texas, Oklahoma, name the states), were vying to become slave states, threatening to spread the heinous system. While a work of fiction, the book successfully documents the horrors of the slave system, and depicts how some slaves escaped into the Dismal Swamp (a real place spreading over a million acres in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina), where they often lived for years hiding from their pursuers, often in community. Dred, one of Stowe's most unusual heroic characters, proclaims his mission as follows: ". . .the burden of the Lord is upon me . . . to show unto this people their iniquity, and be a sign unto this evil nation!'" The book depicts that slaves were not all passive victims, as so often portrayed, and had many white sympathizers, but all were caught in the grips of a legal system so stacked against them that nobody could overturn it without threats to life and limb. The book was welcomed by the anti-slavery movement in Europe as well as in America, and helped move the needle of sympathy to finally overthrowing the system. - Summary by Michele Fry

  • Title : Star trek insurrection
    Star trek insurrection
    • Author : Dillard, J.M.
    • Narrator : Boyd Gaines. (Male)
    • System Number : E14331
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      The actions of a mysterious new alien species with whom Starfleet has made an alliance, force Captain Picard to choose between his conscience and direct Starfleet orders.
      The actions of a mysterious new alien species with whom Starfleet has made an alliance, force Captain Picard to choose between his conscience and direct Starfleet orders. Following in the footsteps of the blockbuster movie, "First Contact", Captain Picard faces his greatest challenge in this pulse-pounding novelization of the third spectacular film featuring the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" cast.

  • Title : Gretchen : a novel
    Gretchen : a novel
    • Author : Holmes, Mary Jane.
    • Narrator : Celine Major. (Female)
    • System Number : E14333
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 15 hours 22 minutes
    • Genre : Romance, Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      Rich and sophisticated Arthur Tracy returns to Tracy Park after several years abroad confused and mentally unstable.
      Rich and sophisticated Arthur Tracy returns to Tracy Park after several years abroad confused and mentally unstable. Initially claiming that Gretchen accompanied him on the boat and train back he then expects her to arrive at any moment. Meanwhile a child is found at the side of a woman frozen to death in the Tramp House nearby. Arthur's brother Frank believes he knows the child's identity but keeps it a secret fearing that his elaborate lifestyle could be in jeopardy. This is a heartwarming story with just the right mix of suspense and romance. - Summary by Celine Major

  • Title : Maybe tomorrow
    Maybe tomorrow
    • Author : Little, Jay.
    • Narrator : Curt Troutwine. (Male)
    • System Number : E14336
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 57 minutes
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      Maybe--tomorrow tells the story of the introverted and forlorn Gaylord LeClarie coming to terms with the world around him and who he is.
      Maybe--tomorrow tells the story of the introverted and forlorn Gaylord LeClarie coming to terms with the world around him and who he is. Gaylord must navigate everything from sex, his own sexuality and his own gender identity. friendship, Love and self-acceptance in a sometimes hostile world... - Summary by Curt Troutwine

  • Title : The green jacket
    The green jacket
    • Author : Lee, Jennette Barbour Perry
    • Narrator : J. M. Smallheer (Female)
    • System Number : E14337
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 12 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      An early example of the female private detective, Jennette Lee’s Millicent Newberry made her first appearance in The Green Jacket in 1917.
      An early example of the female private detective, Jennette Lee’s Millicent Newberry made her first appearance in The Green Jacket in 1917. Miss Newberry brings her own unique perspective to her cases, only accepting those where she has a say in what happens to the guilty party. She is rarely without her knitting, using it as a technique to put clients and suspects alike at ease, while also knitting her notes on the case into the pattern! In The Green Jacket, Millie goes undercover to solve a case involving a stolen emerald necklace that, despite the efforts of other detectives, including her former boss, Tom Corbett, has never been recovered. (Summary by J. M. Smallheer)

  • Title : A village feud
    A village feud
    • Author : Shaw, Rebecca.
    • Narrator : Maggie Mash.
    • System Number : E14340
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      With the Rector Peter Harris and his family back from Africa, the villagers of Turnham Malpas heave a huge sigh of relief - everything is back to normal.
      With the Rector Peter Harris and his family back from Africa, the villagers of Turnham Malpas heave a huge sigh of relief - everything is back to normal. But Peter has other ideas, as he decides to return to Africa - although he leaves behind one very troubled family.

  • Title : The inimitable Jeeves. Volume 1
    The inimitable Jeeves. Volume 1
    • Author : Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville)
    • Narrator : Martin Jarvis.
    • System Number : E14341
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      A classic collection of stories featuring some of the funniest episodes in the life of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, his resourceful butler - in which Bertie's terrifying Aunt Agatha stalks the pages, seeking whom she may devour, while Bertie's friend Bingo Little falls in love with seven different girls in succession.
      A classic collection of stories featuring some of the funniest episodes in the life of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, his resourceful butler - in which Bertie's terrifying Aunt Agatha stalks the pages, seeking whom she may devour, while Bertie's friend Bingo Little falls in love with seven different girls in succession. And Bertie, with Jeeves's help, hopes to evade the clutches of the terrifying Honoria Glossop.

  • Title : Skeletons at the feast
    Skeletons at the feast
    • Author : Bohjalian, Christopher A.
    • Narrator : Mark Bramhall.
    • System Number : E14342
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours
    • Genre : Historical fiction, War stories.
    • Summary :
      In January 1945, in the waning months of World War II, a small group of people begin the longest journey of their lives: an attempt to cross the remnants of the Third Reich, from Warsaw to the Rhine if necessary, to reach the British and American lines.
      In January 1945, in the waning months of World War II, a small group of people begin the longest journey of their lives: an attempt to cross the remnants of the Third Reich, from Warsaw to the Rhine if necessary, to reach the British and American lines. Among the group is 18-year-old Anna Emmerich, the daughter of Prussian aristocrats. There is her lover, Callum Finella, a 21-year-old Scottish prisoner of war who was brought from the stalag to her family's farm as forced labour. And there is 26-year-old Wehrmacht corporal, who the pair know as Manfred - who is, in reality, Uri Singer, a Jew from Germany who managed to escape a train bound for Auschwitz. As they work their way west, they encounter a countryside ravaged by war. Their flight will test both Anna's and Callum's love, as well as their friendship with Manfred - assuming any of them survive.

  • Title : The long view
    The long view
    • Author : Howard, Elizabeth Jane
    • Narrator : Mary Wimbush.
    • System Number : E14343
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Accurate and revealing portrait of the Flemings' marriage, over a 24 year period.
      Accurate and revealing portrait of the Flemings' marriage, over a 24 year period. Antonia is elegant, but subdued by fear ; Conrad is brilliant but bloody-minded.

  • Title : The magpies
    The magpies
    • Author : Edwards, Mark
    • Narrator : Elliot Hill. (Male)
    • System Number : E14345
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 47 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      When Jamie and Kirsty move into their first home together, they are full of optimism.
      When Jamie and Kirsty move into their first home together, they are full of optimism. The future, in which they plan to get married and start a family, is bright. The other residents of their building seem friendly too, including the Newtons, a married couple who welcome them to the building with open arms. But then strange things start to happen. Dead rats are left on their doorstep. They hear disturbing noises, and much worse, in the night. After Jamie's best friend is injured in a horrific accident, Jamie and Kirsty find themselves targeted by a campaign of terror. As they are driven to the edge of despair, Jamie vows to fight back-but he has no idea what he is really up against. The Magpies is a gripping psychological thriller in which the monsters are not vampires or demons but the people who live next door. It is a nightmare that could happen to anyone.

  • Title : The sum of all fears : a Jack Ryan novel
    The sum of all fears : a Jack Ryan novel
    • Author : Clancy, Tom
    • Narrator : John MacDonald. (Male)
    • System Number : E14346
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 33 hours 57 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories, Spy stories.
    • Summary :
      One terrible act plunges the world into an instant nuclear crisis, and, with the American president accused of incompetence, Jack Ryan calls on FBI head Dan Murray to help him avert disaster.
      One terrible act plunges the world into an instant nuclear crisis, and, with the American president accused of incompetence, Jack Ryan calls on FBI head Dan Murray to help him avert disaster.

  • Title : The days of Anna Madrigal : Tales of the City, book 9
    The days of Anna Madrigal : Tales of the City, book 9
    • Author : Maupin, Armistead
    • Narrator : Kate Mulgrew. (Female)
    • System Number : E14347
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours
    • Genre : Adventure stories.
    • Summary :
      Follows ninety-two-year-old Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane, as she joins her former tenant Brian on a road trip to Nevada where she attends to unfinished business she has long avoided.
      Follows ninety-two-year-old Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane, as she joins her former tenant Brian on a road trip to Nevada where she attends to unfinished business she has long avoided.

  • Title : Bel-Air dead : Stone Barrington, book 20
    Bel-Air dead : Stone Barrington, book 20
    • Author : Woods, Stuart.
    • Narrator : Tony Roberts. (Male)
    • System Number : E14348
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Stone Barrington receives a rather unexpected phone call from Arrington Calder, the ex-girlfriend with whom he has a son.
      Stone Barrington receives a rather unexpected phone call from Arrington Calder, the ex-girlfriend with whom he has a son. Arrington's much older husband, the actor Vance Calder, has just died, leaving her a fortune in Centurion Studios stock. Arrington has plans for the money and asks Stone to represent her in the sale of the company. But when he arrives at her home in Bel-Air to finalize the deal, things take a nasty turn.

  • Title : Crawlspace : a home repair is homicide mystery
    Crawlspace : a home repair is homicide mystery
    • Author : Graves, Sarah.
    • Narrator : Lindsay Ellison. (Female)
    • System Number : E14349
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 19 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree abandoned Wall Street to its bankruptcies and bailouts for a far more rewarding life fixing up an 1823 Federal-style house in Eastport, Maine.
      Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree abandoned Wall Street to its bankruptcies and bailouts for a far more rewarding life fixing up an 1823 Federal-style house in Eastport, Maine. But Jake discovers that no matter what your address, the most terrifying crimes always hit closest to home.

  • Title : Altar ego
    Altar ego
    • Author : Lette, Kathy
    • Narrator : Shirley Barthelmie. (Female)
    • System Number : E14350
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 45 minutes
    • Genre : Humorous fiction.
    • Summary :
      "Would it be a serious breach of etiquette to run out on my own wedding?" is the question Becky Steele asks herself.
      "Would it be a serious breach of etiquette to run out on my own wedding?" is the question Becky Steele asks herself. Becky stares in disbelief at the meringue dress for which she has drunk only skimmed water for four weeks to fit into. Why can't Becky commit to Julian, human rights lawyer, and her Knight in Shining Armani? Yes, Julian's the right man, but has she had enough wrong ones.

  • Title : Fatal impact : Anya Crichton, book 7
    Fatal impact : Anya Crichton, book 7
    • Author : Fox, Kathryn
    • Narrator : Jennifer Vuletic. (Female)
    • System Number : E14351
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 51 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      When forensic pathologist Dr Anya Crichton finds a dead child in a toy box and a room covered in blood the answer is like nothing she has come across before.
      When forensic pathologist Dr Anya Crichton finds a dead child in a toy box and a room covered in blood the answer is like nothing she has come across before. The post mortem reveals that the girl died from a deadly bacterial infection brought on by food poisoning. But does that mean there isn’t a murderer? Anya was only meant to be in Tasmania for a conference and to visit her mother, but when more people fall sick, including her father’s cousin, Anya becomes intimately involved in the case. At the same time, her mother, with whom Anya has always had a difficult relationship ever since her little sister Miriam went missing thirty years ago, is acting strangely, talking about conspiracies and exhibiting classic signs of dementia. As Anya deals with her increasingly paranoid, intractable mother, she is also racing to discover the source of the fatal bacterial infection before more people die. But Anya’s investigations into the close-knit Tasmanian agricultural community where the contaminated food originated soon put her in grave danger as someone tries to kill her. As the deaths pile up, Anya’s search leads her to an old murder case, and soon it becomes clear that her own family is closer to danger than ever before. But will Anya be able to discover the truth behind the poisoning and unmask the killer in time to save them, and herself?

  • Title : The emperor's soul
    The emperor's soul
    • Author : Sanderson, Brandon
    • Narrator : Angela Lin.
    • System Number : E14352
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 55 minutes
    • Genre : Fantasy fiction.
    • Summary :
      In "The Emperor's Soul," a Forger named Shai can copy and re-create any item by using magic to rewrite its history.
      In "The Emperor's Soul," a Forger named Shai can copy and re-create any item by using magic to rewrite its history. After being condemned to death for attempting to steal the emperor's scepter, Shai is given one final chance. She'll be allowed to live if she can create a new soul for the emperor, who hovers near death.

  • Title : The girl from Hollywood
    The girl from Hollywood
    • Author : Burroughs, Edgar Rice
    • Narrator : Joseph DeNoia.
    • System Number : E14353
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 51 minutes
    • Genre : Crime stories.
    • Summary :
      The countryside outside of Los Angeles is a paradise on Earth: nature gives bounty on the land, the animals are majestic, the oaks breathe and the natural pools and ponds are all you would want on a summer's day.
      The countryside outside of Los Angeles is a paradise on Earth: nature gives bounty on the land, the animals are majestic, the oaks breathe and the natural pools and ponds are all you would want on a summer's day. And if you are a Pennington or an Evans, life is simple and complete. However, every paradise has a serpent. For Rancho Ganado, that comes in the shape of Bootlegging, Drugs and Murder. All the vice of nearby Hollywood manifest themselves in the picturesque landscape, throwing the lives of these families into turmoil. - Summary by Joseph DeNoia

  • Title : The ladies' paradise
    The ladies' paradise
    • Author : Zola, Émile
    • Narrator : K.G. Cross
    • System Number : E14354
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 16 hours 11 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      A glitzy, fast paced Parisian drama depicting life at the world's first department store, revealing its many innovative marketing concepts, fashion, glamour, lust, greed, courage, deception, human foibles, and the vision and financial risk-taking that led to a world transformation in shopping -- one that set all the little shop keepers on their heads.
      A glitzy, fast paced Parisian drama depicting life at the world's first department store, revealing its many innovative marketing concepts, fashion, glamour, lust, greed, courage, deception, human foibles, and the vision and financial risk-taking that led to a world transformation in shopping -- one that set all the little shop keepers on their heads. All this is contrasted by our heroine Denise, a young sales woman who struggles through financial hardship, back-stabbing friendships, and incredible temptations with a quiet courage that helps her rise to the top. As she passes through fire and emerges from it unscathed, we get Zola's masterful depiction of social upheaval and feminine resistance to evil. In 2012 the BBC used the novel as the basis for an eight-part television series set in northern England titled The Paradise. A second season followed in 2013. The novel was also was adapted into a play, The Ladies' Delight, for BBC Radio 4, premiering in September 2010. (Summary by Michele Fry). Original French title: Au Bonheur des Dames

  • Title : Whispering Smith
    Whispering Smith
    • Author : Spearman, Frank H. (Frank Hamilton)
    • Narrator : Bob Rollins. (Male)
    • System Number : E14355
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 48 minutes
    • Genre : Western stories.
    • Summary :
      Whispering Smith, like most of Frank Spearman's western novels (and some non-fiction as well) are set in the world of railroads, in the late 1800's.
      Whispering Smith, like most of Frank Spearman's western novels (and some non-fiction as well) are set in the world of railroads, in the late 1800's. The main character, Gordon Smith, is a railroad detective; he first appears in this novel, then later in others. This novel was popular enough to be made into film eight times (four being silent) and into a TV series. In this novel, Smith finds that the culprit of the railroad mishaps he is investigating is a close friend, Murray Sinclair. That plot may seem overworked, but Spearman makes it nuanced enough for it to be quite interesting; two interwoven romances are included. The strongest feature of Spearman's novels is probably his beautiful descriptions of the American western landscapes. His character descriptions and plots also hold up well against the other writers of westerns of the early 1900's. (Summary by Bob Rollins)

  • Title : Enoch Arden
    Enoch Arden
    • Author : Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron
    • Narrator : Bruce Kachuk.
    • System Number : E14356
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 54 minutes
    • Genre : Poetry.
    • Summary :
      In the poem "Enoch Arden," Tennyson's epic narrative of the enduring power of love in the face of insurmountable odds, is found a classic example of the determination of the human spirit to triumph in circumstances that address the true meaning of the power of love itself.
      In the poem "Enoch Arden," Tennyson's epic narrative of the enduring power of love in the face of insurmountable odds, is found a classic example of the determination of the human spirit to triumph in circumstances that address the true meaning of the power of love itself. Wanting only the very best for his impoverished wife and family, seaman Enoch Arden undertakes precarious work which leaves him marooned and presumed lost at sea. On his return home Enoch finds his family well and prospering but his wife remarried. Faced with a love for his family deeper than the oceans he sailed, Enoch must decide whether to intrude into this idyllic scene of domestic happiness or meet old age and death alone and in obscurity. - Summary by Bruce Kachuk

  • Title : A pocket full of rye : a Miss Marple mystery
    A pocket full of rye : a Miss Marple mystery
    • Author : Christie, Agatha
    • Narrator : Rosalind Ayres.
    • System Number : E14358
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 48 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Wealthy businessman Rex Fortescue is found dead with rye grain in his pocket.
      Wealthy businessman Rex Fortescue is found dead with rye grain in his pocket. Inspector Neele, in charge of investigating the spate of murders, consults with Miss Marple, who has an interesting and surprising theory to offer. She senses the murderer is dispatching his victims on the basis of the children's nursery rhyme 'Sing a Song of Sixpence'.

  • Title : Big Jack
    Big Jack
    • Author : Robb, J. D.
    • Narrator : Susan Ericksen.
    • System Number : E14359
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 26 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      In New York City in 2059, someone is pursuing missing gems from a decades-old heist ...
      In New York City in 2059, someone is pursuing missing gems from a decades-old heist ... someone who's willing to kill for them. Sharp-witted and sexy, NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is used to travelling in the shadowy corners outside the law. And in a future where crime meets cutting-edge technology, she will attempt to track down the diamonds once and for all - and stop the danger and death that have surrounded them for years. (Originally published in "Remember When").

  • Title : Die for you
    Die for you
    • Author : Unger, Lisa
    • Narrator : Ann Marie Lee.
    • System Number : E14360
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      A nightmare journey from bustling glamorous New York City to the murky streets of Prague.
      A nightmare journey from bustling glamorous New York City to the murky streets of Prague. Isabel and Marcus Raines are the perfect couple. She is a well-known novelist: he is a brilliant high-tech game inventor. They've been married for five years and still enjoy a marriage filled with romance. But one morning, Marcus disappears. Isabel dials his mobile phone for hours, but when she finally receives a call in return, it's more disturbing than she could have imagined, only the sound of a man screaming pitifully. The police are no use. It could have been a television show, they tell her. Grown men just don't disappear. The next morning, Isabel races to Marcus's office to confront his partners and learn the truth about her husband. But soon after she arrives, the FBI raid the office and knock her unconscious. When she awakens in a hospital, she learns that everyone else in the office is dead. Isabel finally returns to her apartment to find that it has been completely ransacked. Her money - all their money - is missing from their accounts. But the final blow comes when she learns from the police that Marcus Raines is in fact a dead man. He has been using somebody's identity for years. Isabel was married to someone she never knew. And now the chase is on, because Isabel will not rest until she finds the truth.

  • Title : The moon maid
    The moon maid
    • Author : Burroughs, Edgar Rice
    • Narrator : Thomas A. Copeland.
    • System Number : E14361
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 21 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      Sabotage accidentally takes Earth's first manned interplanetary expedition to the Moon, where a sublunar adventure ensues, involving two intelligent species and a good deal of fighting as well as romance.
      Sabotage accidentally takes Earth's first manned interplanetary expedition to the Moon, where a sublunar adventure ensues, involving two intelligent species and a good deal of fighting as well as romance. The perceptive reader will perceive the author's peculiar notions concerning the behavior of volcanos, an offense against scientific fact that is hard to pardon in a writer of science fiction, but if it can be overlooked, the variety of incident and the fast pace of the action, full of surprises, amply repay the reader's generous indulgence. (Summary by Thomas A. Copeland)

  • Title : A fraction of the whole
    A fraction of the whole
    • Author : Toltz, Steve
    • Narrator : Pierce Bragg.
    • System Number : E14362
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 21 hours
    • Genre : Australian fiction.
    • Summary :
      For most of his life, Jasper Dean couldn't decide whether to pity, hate, love, or murder his certifiably paranoid father, Martin, a man who over analysed anything and everything and imparted his self-garnered wisdom to his only son.
      For most of his life, Jasper Dean couldn't decide whether to pity, hate, love, or murder his certifiably paranoid father, Martin, a man who over analysed anything and everything and imparted his self-garnered wisdom to his only son. But now that Martin is dead, Jasper can fully reflect on the crackpot who raised him in intellectual captivity, and what he realises is that, for all its lunacy, theirs was a grand adventure. As he recollects the events that led to his father's demise, Jasper recounts a boyhood of outrageous schemes and shocking discoveries-- about his infamous outlaw uncle Terry, his mysteriously absent European mother, and Martin's constant losing battle to make a lasting mark on the world he so disdains. It's a story that takes them from the Australian bush to the cafes of bohemian Paris, from the Thai jungle to strip clubs, asylums, labyrinths, and criminal lairs, and from the highs of first love to the lows of failed ambition. The result is a rollicking roller coaster ride from obscurity to infamy, and the moving, memorable story of a father and son whose spiritual symmetry transcends all their many shortcomings.

  • Title : In search of Mademoiselle
    In search of Mademoiselle
    • Author : Gibbs, George
    • Narrator : Tony Oliva
    • System Number : E14364
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 26 minutes 23 seconds
    • Genre : Historical fiction, Adventure stories.
    • Summary :
      George Gibbs wrote this romance set in the 17th century during the reigns of Charles II in England and Louis XIV in France, about the colonization of the New World and the struggles between French and Spanish colonists in Florida.
      George Gibbs wrote this romance set in the 17th century during the reigns of Charles II in England and Louis XIV in France, about the colonization of the New World and the struggles between French and Spanish colonists in Florida.

  • Title : An honest woman : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    An honest woman : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Moshfegh, Ottessa
    • Narrator : Ottessa Moshfegh, Deborah Treisman
    • System Number : E14366
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 48 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Ottessa Moshfegh reads her story "An Honest Woman," from the October 24th, 2016, issue of the magazine.
      Ottessa Moshfegh reads her story "An Honest Woman," from the October 24th, 2016, issue of the magazine. Moshfegh is the author of two novels, "McGlue" and "Eileen," and the forthcoming story collection, “Homesick for Another World.” This is her second story in the magazine.

  • Title : The diamond pin : Fleming Stone, book 10
    The diamond pin : Fleming Stone, book 10
    • Author : Wells, Carolyn.
    • Narrator : Celine Major.
    • System Number : E14367
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 49 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Eccentric and wealthy New York widow Ursula Pell loves playing cruel jokes on her guests, particularly on her niece and nephew who are destined to inherit the millions in gems left to her by her late husband.
      Eccentric and wealthy New York widow Ursula Pell loves playing cruel jokes on her guests, particularly on her niece and nephew who are destined to inherit the millions in gems left to her by her late husband. Therefore when she is found brutally murdered in a locked room the morning after a dinner party, her niece Iris -- the most recent victim of Ursula's humiliating pranks -- is first suspected, until all the clues point to her nephew. Where did she stash the gemstones and the much mentioned diamond pin promised Iris? Enter Fleming Stone, famous detective who hopefully can prove the innocence of the nephew, the true value of the diamond pin and discover WHO killed Mrs. Pell. - Summary by Celine Major

  • Title : Wide spot : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Wide spot : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : McGuane, Thomas
    • Narrator : Thomas McGuane, Deborah Treisman.
    • System Number : E14368
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 21 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Thomas McGuane reads his story from the September 23, 2019, issue of the magazine.
      Thomas McGuane reads his story from the September 23, 2019, issue of the magazine. McGuane has published fourteen books of fiction, including the story collections "Gallatin Canyon," "Crow Fair," and "Cloudbursts," which came out last year.

  • Title : The Mauritius command : Aubrey-Maturin, book 4
    The Mauritius command : Aubrey-Maturin, book 4
    • Author : O'Brian, Patrick.
    • Narrator : Ric Jerrom.
    • System Number : E14371
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 50 minutes
    • Genre : Sea stories.
    • Summary :
      Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half-pay without a command until his friend, occasional intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a Commodore's pennant.
      Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half-pay without a command until his friend, occasional intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a Commodore's pennant. But the difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains - one a pleasure-seeking dilettante, the other liable to provoke the crew to mutiny. This tale is as beautifully written and as gripping as any in the series; it also stands on its own as a superlative work of fiction.

  • Title : One life, one love
    One life, one love
    • Author : Braddon, M. E. (Mary Elizabeth)
    • Narrator : Celine Major.
    • System Number : E14373
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 35 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Clara and Robert Hatrell lead an ideal life with their young daughter Daisy in a beautiful old fashioned cottage on the banks of the Thames.
      Clara and Robert Hatrell lead an ideal life with their young daughter Daisy in a beautiful old fashioned cottage on the banks of the Thames. When his son Cyril goes away to school their friend and neighbor Ambrose Arden who is a notable scholar offers to tutor Daisy. Some time later Robert carrying a large amount in banknotes is found stabbed to death in a London rooming house supposedly lured there by the mention of someone called Toinette. The murderer is not found and the money trail implicates a Frenchwoman exchanging the notes in Cannes, Nice and Paris. As the story progresses we are taken to Paris where new characters are introduced. Will one of them lead us to the actual villain??? - Summary by Celine Major

  • Title : The dealings of Captain Sharkey ; and other tales of pirates
    The dealings of Captain Sharkey ; and other tales of pirates
    • Author : Doyle, Arthur Conan
    • Narrator : Joseph DeNoia.
    • System Number : E14375
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 23 minutes
    • Genre : Adventure stories, Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Notorious pirates who are the scourge of the seven seas, and on land; ghost stories which scare voyagers in the jungles and the ice caps; two ships located in a fatal fight volleying broadsides as if their life depends upon it (which it does); and mysteries on land and the ocean… Sir Arthur Conan Doyle takes you on a journey with 12 tales as unique and mysterious from one another as were ever collected about those pirates we have come to love…and fear.
      Notorious pirates who are the scourge of the seven seas, and on land; ghost stories which scare voyagers in the jungles and the ice caps; two ships located in a fatal fight volleying broadsides as if their life depends upon it (which it does); and mysteries on land and the ocean… Sir Arthur Conan Doyle takes you on a journey with 12 tales as unique and mysterious from one another as were ever collected about those pirates we have come to love…and fear. With enough imagination, cunning and murder to entertain everyone from a salty dog to Ahab’s wife. (Summary by Joseph DeNoia)

  • Title : America : Jake Grafton, book 9
    America : Jake Grafton, book 9
    • Author : Coonts, Stephen.
    • Narrator : John Kenneth.
    • System Number : E14376
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      When an experimental nuclear submarine is hijacked in broad daylight, only Admiral Jake Grafton stands between the deadly cargo and its intended target: Washington D.C.
      When an experimental nuclear submarine is hijacked in broad daylight, only Admiral Jake Grafton stands between the deadly cargo and its intended target: Washington D.C. Hundreds of people have gathered to watch the launching of the USS America, our newest and most sophisticated nuclear submarine. Then, the unthinkable happens: armed men emerge from the tugboat that is leading her to sea, board the submarine and man her controls. Half of the men onboard are slaughtered and half are put out to sea. Before nearby destroyers can react, the sub disappears. Admiral Jake Grafton is resting at his Delaware beach house when he is asked to find out who has stolen his submarine and why. He learns that a rogue CIA group, originally trained to steal Russian technology during the Cold War, may be behind the operation. And soon it becomes clear that, whatever their purpose, they mean business: within hours a missile launched from the submarine destroys the top floor of the White House and a second missile fells an airliner carrying 283 passengers. Now the race is on to find out where the submarine is, who is behind the nightmare scenario and-most critically-how to stop it.

  • Title : Call for the dead
    Call for the dead
    • Author : Le Carré, John.
    • Narrator : Michael Jayston.
    • System Number : E14377
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours 44 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories, Spy stories.
    • Summary :
      George Smiley had liked the man and now the man was dead.
      George Smiley had liked the man and now the man was dead. Suicide. But why? An anonymous letter had alleged that Foreign Office man Samuel Fennan had been a member of the Communist Party as a student before the war. Nothing very unusual for his generation. Smiley had made it clear that the investigation, little more than a routine security check, was over and that the file on Fennan could be closed. Next day, Fennan was dead with a note by his body saying his career was finished and he couldn’t go on. Smiley is baffled. Refusing to believe that Fennan shot himself soon after making a cup of cocoa and asking the exchange to telephone him in the morning, Smiley decides to investigate, only to uncover a murderous conspiracy with its roots in his own secret wartime past.

  • Title : Still riding on the storm
    Still riding on the storm
    • Author : Barrett, Robert G.
    • Narrator : David Tredinnick. (Male)
    • System Number : E14379
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 40 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories, Australian fiction.
    • Summary :
      This re-issue features the original stories and articles re-edited, plus two brand new Les Norton short stories and a feature article, 'Bowling for Bukowski', which is about the last three years of turmoil in the author's life.
      This re-issue features the original stories and articles re-edited, plus two brand new Les Norton short stories and a feature article, 'Bowling for Bukowski', which is about the last three years of turmoil in the author's life. Original edition published in 1996 under the title Rider on the Storm and Other Bits of Barrett. Contents: Rider on the storm -- The wasted horizon -- The party of the first part -- Diamond Les -- Ming the merciless -- The baker's dozen -- Amy outhouse -- Gorgeous George -- So, you want to be in movies? -- The empty stomach -- So, you want to be a (righter) writer? -- I was a judge in a wet T-shirt contest -- Whining and dining -- Bowling for Bukowski.

  • Title : Uncle Tom's cabin
    Uncle Tom's cabin
    • Author : Stowe, Harriet Beecher.
    • Narrator : Buck Shirner.
    • System Number : E14380
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 20 hours
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Published in 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin brought the abolitionists' message to the public conscience.
      Published in 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin brought the abolitionists' message to the public conscience. Indeed, Abraham Lincoln greeted Stowe in 1863 as "the little lady who made this big war." Eliza Harris, a slave whose child is to be sold, escapes her beloved home on the Shelby plantation in Kentucky and heads North, eluding the hired slave catchers. Aided by the Underground Railroad, Quakers, and others opposed to the Fugitive Slave Act, Eliza, her son, and her husband George run toward Canada. As the Harrises flee to freedom, another slave, Uncle Tom, is sent "down the river" for sale. Too loyal to abuse his master's trust, too Christian to rebel, Tom wrenches himself from his family. Befriending a white child, Evangeline St. Clare, Tom is purchased by her father and taken to their home in New Orleans. Although Evangeline's father finally resolves to free his slaves, his sudden death alters their fates, sending Tom farther downriver to Simon Legree's plantation, and the whips of Legree's overseers.

  • Title : Chairman Spaceman : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Chairman Spaceman : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Pierce, Thomas.
    • Narrator : Thomas Pierce, Deborah Treisman.
    • System Number : E14385
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 43 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Thomas Pierce reads his story "Chairman Spaceman," from the January 16, 2017, issue of the magazine.
      Thomas Pierce reads his story "Chairman Spaceman," from the January 16, 2017, issue of the magazine. Pierce's story collection, "Hall of Small Mammals," came out in 2015. His first novel, "The Afterlives," will be published later this year.

  • Title : The flame is love
    The flame is love
    • Author : Cartland, Barbara
    • Narrator : Various narrators.
    • System Number : E14386
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 36 minutes
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      Reluctant to accept her arranged marriage to an English duke she has never met, beautiful young American oil heiress, Emmeline Nevada Holtz, nicknamed Vada after the state, travels to Paris to buy her trousseau before meeting her husband-to-be. (This is a recording of a television movie adaptation made by NBC.)
      Reluctant to accept her arranged marriage to an English duke she has never met, beautiful young American oil heiress, Emmeline Nevada Holtz, nicknamed Vada after the state, travels to Paris to buy her trousseau before meeting her husband-to-be. (This is a recording of a television movie adaptation made by NBC.)

  • Title : The Spy Company : a Story of the Mexican War
    The Spy Company : a Story of the Mexican War
    • Author : Gunter, Archibald Clavering
    • Narrator : John Brandon.
    • System Number : E14387
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 41 minutes
    • Genre : Adventure stories.
    • Summary :
      The Exciting adventures of a beautiful Texan debutante - She was raised in New York City high society and attended the best schools - When her mother died she felt the urge to go out west to join her father, whom she never knew, on their massive ranch - What followed were river boat journeys, steamboat gamblers, desperadoes, con artists, Mexican military and Indian attacks.
      The Exciting adventures of a beautiful Texan debutante - She was raised in New York City high society and attended the best schools - When her mother died she felt the urge to go out west to join her father, whom she never knew, on their massive ranch - What followed were river boat journeys, steamboat gamblers, desperadoes, con artists, Mexican military and Indian attacks. She rode out west under the protection of the Texan Rangers and US military only to discover the ultimate deception when she reached the ranch!

  • Title : Star Wars : the last Jedi
    Star Wars : the last Jedi
    • Author : Fry, Jason
    • Narrator : Marc Thompson. (Male)
    • System Number : E14389
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      From the ashes of the Empire has risen another threat to the galaxy's freedom: the ruthless First Order.
      From the ashes of the Empire has risen another threat to the galaxy's freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately new heroes emerge to take up arms against the First Order: Rey, the orphan strong in the Force; Finn, the ex-stormtrooper who stands against his former masters; and Poe Dameron, the fearless X-wing pilot, have been drawn together to fight side-by-side with General Leia Organa and the Resistance. But the First Order's Supreme Leader Snoke and his merciless enforcer Kylo Ren are adversaries with superior numbers and devastating firepower at their command. The champions of light may finally be facing their extinction. Their only hope rests with a lost legend: Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.

  • Title : Star trek : movie tie-in
    Star trek : movie tie-in
    • Author : Foster, Alan Dean
    • Narrator : Zachary Quinto. (Male)
    • System Number : E14391
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 2 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      "Are you willing to settle for an ordinary life?
      "Are you willing to settle for an ordinary life? Or do you think you were meant for something better? Something special?" One grew up in the cornfields of Iowa, fighting for his independence, for a way out of a life that promised only indifference, aimlessness and obscurity. "You will forever be a child of two worlds, capable of choosing your own destiny. The only question you face is, which path will you chose?" The other grew up on the jagged cliffs of the harsh Vulcan desert, fighting for acceptance, for a way to reconcile the logic he was taught with the emotions he felt. In the far reaches of the galaxy, a machine of war bursts into existence in a place and time it was never meant to be. On a mission of retribution for the destruction of his planet, its half-mad captain seeks the death of every intelligent being, and the annihilation of every civilized world. Kirk and Spock, two completely different and unyielding personalities, must find a way to lead the only crew, aboard the only ship, that can stop him. "The wait is over."

  • Title : Constructed worlds : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Constructed worlds : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Batuman, Elif.
    • Narrator : Elif Batuman, Deborah Treisman. (Female)
    • System Number : E14395
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 48 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Elif Batuman reads her story “Constructed Worlds,” from the January 23, 2017, issue of the magazine.
      Elif Batuman reads her story “Constructed Worlds,” from the January 23, 2017, issue of the magazine. Batuman is the author of “The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them.” “Constructed Worlds” is adapted from her forthcoming first novel, “The Idiot,” which will be published in March.

  • Title : Corrie : The New Yorker Fiction Podcast
    Corrie : The New Yorker Fiction Podcast
    • Author : Munro, Alice.
    • Narrator : Margaret Atwood, Deborah Treisman. (Female)
    • System Number : E14396
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 10 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Margaret Atwood joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Corrie," by Alice Munro, from a 2010 issue of the magazine.
      Margaret Atwood joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Corrie," by Alice Munro, from a 2010 issue of the magazine. Atwood is the author of numerous collections of poetry, stories, and novels, including "The Handmaid's Tale," "The Blind Assassin," which won the Booker Prize in 2000, and "Stone Mattress." A winner of the Franz Kafka Prize and the Governor General's Award, among others, she will publish "The Testaments," a sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale," in September.

  • Title : The last don
    The last don
    • Author : Puzo, Mario
    • Narrator : Joe Barrett. (Male)
    • System Number : E14405
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 18 hours 51 minutes
    • Genre : Crime stories, Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      Domenico Clericuzio is a wise and ruthless man who, in his old age, is determined to create a life free from criminal activities for his grandchildren.
      Domenico Clericuzio is a wise and ruthless man who, in his old age, is determined to create a life free from criminal activities for his grandchildren. But as he strives to establish his heirs in legitimate society, secrets from his family's past spark a vicious and bloody war between cousins.

  • Title : Shark
    Shark
    • Author : Pascoe, Bruce.
    • Narrator : Clem Fechner. (Male)
    • System Number : E14407
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 25 minutes
    • Genre : Australian fiction.
    • Summary :
      The sleepy Australian town of Tired Sailor is nudged awake when a black child arrives, forcing people to accept the child alongside memories of their own dark past.
      The sleepy Australian town of Tired Sailor is nudged awake when a black child arrives, forcing people to accept the child alongside memories of their own dark past. Rooster Clark, mad Koori electrician, lives in the hidden reaches of the swamp and in the more obscure reaches of his own brain, a swamp savant capable of anything as long as he survives his own wiring. And Jim Fox returns from the Papuan Independence war to the land of his birth and the yabby pumper who turns up on his doorstep at dawn. Will Tired Sailor ever really wake up?

  • Title : Upon a dark night : Peter Diamond, book 5
    Upon a dark night : Peter Diamond, book 5
    • Author : Lovesey, Peter.
    • Narrator : Peter Wickham. (Male)
    • System Number : E14408
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      A young woman emerges from a coma.
      A young woman emerges from a coma. Who is she, and why was she dumped unconscious in a hospital car park upon a dark night? She is unable to recall anything, even her name. Then Ada Shaftsbury, a boisterous shoplifter she meets in a homeless hostel, takes up her cause and names her Rose. Peter Diamond is already investigating a suspicious death - a woman has plunged from the roof of Bath's Royal Crescent during a party, and none of the guests seem to know who she is. Badgered by Ada and galvanised by another gruesome death, Diamond takes on the case and is soon forced to admit that Rose is the key.

  • Title : 1900; or, The last President
    1900; or, The last President
    • Author : Lockwood, Ingersoll.
    • Narrator : CJ Plogue. (Female)
    • System Number : E14409
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 13 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      The year is 1896.
      The year is 1896. The United States is rocked by the election of an unlikely president. On election night, riots broke out in the streets of New York. The city was paralyzed with dread. Mobs organized under the lead of Anarchists and Socialists. Farther South, people celebrated. This was a President elected by the working class and he was a President who followed through with his commitment to fight for the rights of the people. This president would fight to end the enslavement of the people by money lenders, big bankers, corporations and government overtax. But can he be successful in a society that is rapidly absorbing socialist ideologies?

  • Title : The raid of Dover : a romance of the reign of woman, A.D. 1940
    The raid of Dover : a romance of the reign of woman, A.D. 1940
    • Author : Ford, Douglas Morey.
    • Narrator : Kirk Ziegler. (Male)
    • System Number : E14410
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 13 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      Douglas Morey Ford (1851 – 12 May 1916) was an English lawyer and novelist who is best known for his two late works of speculative fiction, A Time of Terror (1906) that dealt with anarchist attacks on the British government, and The Raid of Dover (1910) which imagined the rule of Britain by women accompanied by invasion and natural disasters.
      Douglas Morey Ford (1851 – 12 May 1916) was an English lawyer and novelist who is best known for his two late works of speculative fiction, A Time of Terror (1906) that dealt with anarchist attacks on the British government, and The Raid of Dover (1910) which imagined the rule of Britain by women accompanied by invasion and natural disasters.

  • Title : The lake house
    The lake house
    • Author : Morton, Kate.
    • Narrator : Caroline Lee. (Female)
    • System Number : E14411
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 21 hours 24 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      A missing child.
      A missing child. June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she's also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn't. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever. An abandoned house. Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. Sadie retreats to her beloved grandfather's cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, she stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace. An unsolved mystery. Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family's past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape.

  • Title : The loop : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    The loop : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Lennon, J. Robert.
    • Narrator : J. Robert Lennon, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14418
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 41 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      J.
      J. Robert Lennon reads his story from the August 26, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lennon is the author of ten books of fiction, including the novel "Broken River" and the story collection "See You in Paradise."

  • Title : Uncle Jim called : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Uncle Jim called : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Rabe, David.
    • Narrator : David Rabe, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14423
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 42 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      David Rabe reads his story from the July 8 & 15, 2019, issue of the magazine.
      David Rabe reads his story from the July 8 & 15, 2019, issue of the magazine. Rabe is the author of more than a dozen plays, including "Sticks and Bones," "Hurlyburly," and "Visiting Edna." His novels include "Recital of the Dog" and "Girl by the Road at Night."

  • Title : Star wars : the radio drama
    Star wars : the radio drama
    • Author : Daley, Brian
    • Narrator : Various. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14425
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      Presented in 13 episodes, this radio drama builds on the original story as seen in the film "Star wars", using the motion picture score and sound effects.
      Presented in 13 episodes, this radio drama builds on the original story as seen in the film "Star wars", using the motion picture score and sound effects. The episodes are: A wind to shake the stars Points of origin Black knight, white princess and pawns While giants mark time Jedi that was, Jedi to be The millennium falcon deal The Han Solo solution Death star's transit Rogues, rebels and robots The Luke Skywalker initiative The Jedi nexus The case for rebellion Force and counter force

  • Title : Return of the Jedi : the radio drama
    Return of the Jedi : the radio drama
    • Author : Daley, Brian.
    • Narrator : Ken Hiller and a full cast. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14427
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      Luke Skywalker and his friends in the Rebel Alliance formulate a daring plan to battle with the Empire and its evil leaders, Darth Vader and the Emperor.
      Luke Skywalker and his friends in the Rebel Alliance formulate a daring plan to battle with the Empire and its evil leaders, Darth Vader and the Emperor. Fifteen years after National Public Radio's wildly successful adaptation of Star Wars, and thirteen years after The Empire Strikes Back, the trilogy hurtled to its long-awaited thrilling conclusion with Return of the Jedi. Like its predecessors, this electrifying drama boasts a splendid cast, including Anthony Daniels as See-Threepio and Ed Asner as Jabba the Hutt. This is a greatly expanded script, with many scenes and characters not found in the movie, and audio engineering of unparalleled excellence.

  • Title : The statement of Stella Maberly
    The statement of Stella Maberly
    • Author : Anstey, F.
    • Narrator : Anne Fletcher. (Female)
    • System Number : E14429
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours 23 minutes
    • Genre : Crime stories.
    • Summary :
      From childhood Stella Maberly has been violently wilful and jealous, yet certain of her own superiority.
      From childhood Stella Maberly has been violently wilful and jealous, yet certain of her own superiority. She can be loving and friendly, but soon loses friends, when in the grip of her “demons” she acts with disdain and subtle cruelty, and then revels in the misery of her loneliness. Her paranoia results in tragedy for her best friend Evelyn, and Stella comes to believe that Evelyn is possessed by an evil spirit.

  • Title : Five Continental Op stories
    Five Continental Op stories
    • Author : Hammett, Dashiell.
    • Narrator : Winston Tharp. (Male)
    • System Number : E14430
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 40 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories, Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Before Sam Spade chased the black bird in The Maltese Falcon and Nick and Nora Charles stirred their first martinis in The Thin Man, the Continental Op walked early twentieth century San Francisco’s mean streets for the Continental Detective Agency.
      Before Sam Spade chased the black bird in The Maltese Falcon and Nick and Nora Charles stirred their first martinis in The Thin Man, the Continental Op walked early twentieth century San Francisco’s mean streets for the Continental Detective Agency. Dashiell Hammett used his own experiences as a Pinkerton operative to lend realistic detail to this creation. These first five stories were published in Black Mask magazine in 1923. - Summary by Winston Tharp. Contents: "Arson Plus" from Black Mask, Oct. 1, 1923, pp. 25-36. (as Peter Collinson). "Crooked Souls" from Black Mask, Oct. 15, 1923, pp. 35-44. "Slippery Fingers" from Black Mask, Oct. 15,1923, pp. 96-103. (as Peter Collinson). "It” from Black Mask, Nov. 1, 1923, pp. 110-118. "Bodies Piled Up" from Black Mask, December 1, 1923, pp. 33-42.

  • Title : The roots of the mountains : wherein is told somewhat of the lives of the men of Burgdale, their friends, their neighbors, their foemen, and their fellows in arms
    The roots of the mountains : wherein is told somewhat of the lives of the men of Burgdale, their friends, their neighbors, their foemen, and their fellows in arms
    • Author : Morris, William.
    • Narrator : Phil Benson. (Male)
    • System Number : E14431
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 15 hours 6 minutes
    • Genre : Fantasy fiction.
    • Summary :
      The Roots of the Mountains was the second in a projected series of three historical novels set in a pre-medieval Germanic world (the third was not completed).
      The Roots of the Mountains was the second in a projected series of three historical novels set in a pre-medieval Germanic world (the third was not completed). It follows the themes of House of the Wolfings, which was published in the same year, into a later generation. A loose alliance of Dalesmen, Woodlanders and Shepherds who have lived in peace around the valley of Burgdale for so long that they barely remember war, find their peace disturbed by the Sons of the Wolf and the invading Dusky Men. Morris’s exploration of the social and economic organization of this fictional pre-medieval world reflects his socialism; the figure of the Dusky Men (unable to breed with the Germanic tribes and slaughtered without compassion) reflects the racial politics of his times. Long neglected, Morris’s two Germanic novels were rediscovered when they were published as the sixteenth and nineteenth volumes in the celebrated Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy Library. - Summary by Phil Benson

  • Title : The Voice of the Great South
    The Voice of the Great South
    • Author : Cameron, Eoin
    • Narrator : Narrated by Alan Needham and Recorded by Kerry Fasolo. (Male)
    • System Number : E14433
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 55 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      Following on from the hugely popular 'Rolling Into The World', this is the second instalment of ABC radio personality Eoin Cameron's memoirs.
      Following on from the hugely popular 'Rolling Into The World', this is the second instalment of ABC radio personality Eoin Cameron's memoirs. Packed with highs, lows and hilarious adventures, 'The Voice Of The Great South' begins with Eoin as a mishap-prone sixteen year old on a farm in Albany, traces his early life in radio in the Southwest and the ABC in Perth, and ends with his entry into federal parliament in 1993.

  • Title : A lost lady
    A lost lady
    • Author : Cather, Willa.
    • Narrator : Rob Marland. (Male)
    • System Number : E14437
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 52 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      The young Niel Herbert idolizes Marian Forrester, the beautiful and charismatic wife of a pioneering railroad magnate.
      The young Niel Herbert idolizes Marian Forrester, the beautiful and charismatic wife of a pioneering railroad magnate. After discovering Mrs Forrester’s affair with another man, Herbert loses faith in her and all he thought she represented. Content warning for one use of the N-word. - Summary by Rob Marland

  • Title : Lady Jim of Curzon Street
    Lady Jim of Curzon Street
    • Author : Hume, Fergus.
    • Narrator : Jim Locke. (Male)
    • System Number : E14438
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 15 hours 9 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Faced with bankruptcy and trapped in an unhappy marriage, Lady Jim Kaims has to solve her problems alone.
      Faced with bankruptcy and trapped in an unhappy marriage, Lady Jim Kaims has to solve her problems alone. After every decent way fails her, and with no friend to assist, she resorts to committing crimes. Fergus Hume delves into the mind of an extremely clever criminal with humor, understanding and even compassion. This book is a roller coaster ride which would keep you guessing from start to finish. - Summary by Stav Nisser.

  • Title : The clue of the gold coin : Vicki Barr, book 12
    The clue of the gold coin : Vicki Barr, book 12
    • Author : Wells, Helen.
    • Narrator : Amitsharma. (Male)
    • System Number : E14439
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours 12 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      When a shipment of priceless gold doubloons being transported on her flight from New York to Tampa goes missing, Federal Airline's stewardess Vicki Barr is unwittingly dragged into a sinister conspiracy spanning two countries.
      When a shipment of priceless gold doubloons being transported on her flight from New York to Tampa goes missing, Federal Airline's stewardess Vicki Barr is unwittingly dragged into a sinister conspiracy spanning two countries. Vicki faces a determined group of criminals willing to go to any lengths to stop her from discovering their secret. It is up to her to save the Gasperilla Pirate festival, rescue a trapped innocent old man and a young friend she helped in getting the very job that would risk his life and career. With the help of the FBI, Vicki takes on a ruthless gang of villains who have disappeared with the ancient gold and left no trace the police can find. (Summary by amitsharma)

  • Title : The four stragglers
    The four stragglers
    • Author : Packard, Frank L. (Frank Lucius)
    • Narrator : Lee Smalley. (Male)
    • System Number : E14440
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 17 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      In the beginning we meet four Allied soldiers, who found themselves lost behind the enemy lines.
      In the beginning we meet four Allied soldiers, who found themselves lost behind the enemy lines. When story moves on, three of them are running high-class criminal organization running scams in England and France. They stumble upon the great opportunity to make a big score in one action, and it leads to a complex and thrilling journey to the USA.

  • Title : The mystery of the sycamore
    The mystery of the sycamore
    • Author : Wells, Carolyn.
    • Narrator : Sharon Kilmer. (Female)
    • System Number : E14441
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 22 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Instead of prison time, former governor, Samuel Appleby, sentences his former rival, Daniel Wheeler to imprisonment on his homestead with a very strange addendum.
      Instead of prison time, former governor, Samuel Appleby, sentences his former rival, Daniel Wheeler to imprisonment on his homestead with a very strange addendum. He then endeavors to convince Mr. Wheeler to endorse his son’s candidacy for governor with a promise of commuting his sentence. In the meantime, Samuel Appleby is murdered in Wheeler’s home. The discovery of the identity of the murderer has many twists and turns filled with love, devotion, gumshoe dialog, and weird circumstances that will delight the listener in a most unusual way. (Summary by Sharon Kilmer)

  • Title : The silver bullet
    The silver bullet
    • Author : Hume, Fergus.
    • Narrator : Richard Kilmer. (Male)
    • System Number : E14442
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 14 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Dr.
      Dr. Jim Herrick and his friend Robin are on a walking tour in the English countryside when they come across a large house where all the lights in the house are on and all of the doors are open. While trying to find someone at home, they discover the body of Colonel Carr, dead from a gunshot wound. (Summary by Richard Kilmer)

  • Title : Rosa-Marie's baby : Les Norton, book 17
    Rosa-Marie's baby : Les Norton, book 17
    • Author : Barrett, Robert G.
    • Narrator : Dino Marnika. (Male)
    • System Number : E14444
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 49 minutes
    • Genre : Australian fiction.
    • Summary :
      An aged misdirected letter sends Les Norton to Victoria, Australia, in search of some long lost paintings by the notorious witch of Kings Cross, Rosaleen Norton.
      An aged misdirected letter sends Les Norton to Victoria, Australia, in search of some long lost paintings by the notorious witch of Kings Cross, Rosaleen Norton.

  • Title : The interrupted kiss
    The interrupted kiss
    • Author : Marsh, Richard
    • Narrator : Celine Major. (Female)
    • System Number : E14447
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction, Suspense stories, Crime stories.
    • Summary :
      Clare awakens in the middle of the night with no idea why - Her husband is not in his bed and as she goes in search of him she runs into her cousin Elsie who's heard a terrified shout from Rupert - When Clare returns her husband is burning papers in the grate - Next morning they discover that Uncle John a very shady and disagreeable usurer has been murdered!!
      Clare awakens in the middle of the night with no idea why - Her husband is not in his bed and as she goes in search of him she runs into her cousin Elsie who's heard a terrified shout from Rupert - When Clare returns her husband is burning papers in the grate - Next morning they discover that Uncle John a very shady and disagreeable usurer has been murdered!! Who is the culprit and will the earlier interrupted kiss ever be completed?

  • Title : The Girl in the Ice : a Detective Erika Foster novel
    The Girl in the Ice : a Detective Erika Foster novel
    • Author : Bryndza, Robert
    • Narrator : Narrated by Barbara Godwin and Recorded by Christine Bryant. (Female)
    • System Number : E14449
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction, Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      Her eyes are wide open.
      Her eyes are wide open. Her lips parted as if to speak. Her dead body frozen in the ice . . . she is not the only one. When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park's pond, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim appeared to have the perfect life -- what dark secrets is the girl in the ice hiding? When Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes. All were found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London. As she inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in. With her failing career hanging by a thread, Erika must now battle her own personal demons as well as a killer more deadly than any she's faced before. But will she get to him before he strikes again?

  • Title : Mele kalikimaka Mr Walker
    Mele kalikimaka Mr Walker
    • Author : Barrett, Robert G.
    • Narrator : Dino Marnika. (Male)
    • System Number : E14451
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 50 minutes
    • Genre : Adventure stories.
    • Summary :
      Les Norton's Hawaiian holiday should have been just like in the tourist brochures: balmy days, blue seas, palm trees swaying in the moonlight.
      Les Norton's Hawaiian holiday should have been just like in the tourist brochures: balmy days, blue seas, palm trees swaying in the moonlight. Instead, one of Norton's old friends turns out to be the biggest brothel owner in America. Through her, Les meets Mitzi Moonkiss and the Japanese Yakuza, lesbian geisha girls, and every time he puts his head out the door some boofhead US marine is looking for a fight. And somewhere in the middle of all of this, a crazed serial killer is on the loose with a bayonet. Aloha, Les.

  • Title : The stone wife
    The stone wife
    • Author : Lovesey, Peter
    • Narrator : Michael Tudor Barnes. (Male)
    • System Number : E14452
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Just as the bidding gets exciting in a Bath auction house, three armed men stage a hold-up and attempt to steal Lot 129, a medieval carving of the Wife of Bath.
      Just as the bidding gets exciting in a Bath auction house, three armed men stage a hold-up and attempt to steal Lot 129, a medieval carving of the Wife of Bath. The highest bidder tries to stop them and is shot dead. Peter Diamond, head of the murder squad, soon finds himself sharing an office with the stone wife. To his extreme annoyance, the lump of stone appears to exert a malign influence. Refusing to be beaten, he rallies his team and begins finding suspects and motives. The case demands someone go undercover. The dangerous mission falls to Sergeant Ingeborg Smith. And soon, murder makes a reappearance...

  • Title : The tooth tattoo
    The tooth tattoo
    • Author : Lovesey, Peter
    • Narrator : Michael Barnes Tudor. (Male)
    • System Number : E14453
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 15 hours
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Peter Diamond, head of Bath CID, takes a city break in Vienna, but everything goes wrong and his companion, Paloma, calls a halt to their relationship.
      Peter Diamond, head of Bath CID, takes a city break in Vienna, but everything goes wrong and his companion, Paloma, calls a halt to their relationship. Meanwhile, strange things are happening to jobbing musician Mel Farran, who finds himself scouted by methods closer to the spy world than the concert platform. Then a body is found in the city canal, and the only clue to the dead woman's identity is the tattoo of a music note on one of her teeth. For Diamond, who wouldn't know a Stradivarius from a French horn, the investigation is his most demanding ever. Three mysterious deaths need to be probed while his own personal life is in free fall...

  • Title : 311 Pelican Court
    311 Pelican Court
    • Author : Macomber, Debbie
    • Narrator : Sandra Burr. (Female)
    • System Number : E14454
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      Follows Rosie and Jack Cox in Cedar Cove, Washington, who must come to terms with their divorce, as well as their unusual custody arrangement, and learn the true meaning of love, family, and community.
      Follows Rosie and Jack Cox in Cedar Cove, Washington, who must come to terms with their divorce, as well as their unusual custody arrangement, and learn the true meaning of love, family, and community.

  • Title : A touch of Frost : Jack Frost, book 2
    A touch of Frost : Jack Frost, book 2
    • Author : Wingfield, R. D.
    • Narrator : Robin Browne.
    • System Number : E14455
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 6 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Detective Inspector Jack Frost, officially on duty, is nevertheless determined to sneak off to a colleague's leaving party.
      Detective Inspector Jack Frost, officially on duty, is nevertheless determined to sneak off to a colleague's leaving party. But first the corpse of a well-known local junkie is found blocking the drain of a Denton public lavatory and then, when Frost attempts to join the revels later on, the nubile daughter of a wealthy businessman is reported missing. Sleepy Denton has never known anything like the crime wave which now threatens to submerge it. A robbery occurs at the town's notorious strip joint, the Coconut Grove, the pampered son of a local MP is suspected of a hit-and-run offence and, to top it all, a multiple rapist is on the loose. Frost is reeling under the strain, his paperwork is still in arrears and now, more than ever, his self-righteous colleagues would love to see him sacked. But the manic Frost manages to assure his superior that all is under control. Now he has only to convince himself...

  • Title : Night Frost : Jack Frost, book 3
    Night Frost : Jack Frost, book 3
    • Author : Wingfield, R. D. (Rodney D.)
    • Narrator : Stephen Thorne. (Male)
    • System Number : E14456
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      A serial killer is terrorizing the senior citizens of Denton, and the local police are succumbing to a 'flu epidemic.
      A serial killer is terrorizing the senior citizens of Denton, and the local police are succumbing to a 'flu epidemic. In uncertain charge of the investigations is Detective Inspector Jack Frost, crumpled, slapdash, and foul-mouthed as ever. Trying to cope despite inadequate backup, but there is never enough time; the unsolved crimes pile up and the vicious killings go on.

  • Title : White shoes, white lines and blackie : Les Norton, book 6
    White shoes, white lines and blackie : Les Norton, book 6
    • Author : Barrett, Robert G.
    • Narrator : Dino Marnika. (Male)
    • System Number : E14457
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 13 minutes
    • Genre : Australian fiction.
    • Summary :
      All Les Norton wanted was a quiet coffee and Sacher cake at the Hakoah Club in Bondi, and to be left alone to sort out his troubled love life.
      All Les Norton wanted was a quiet coffee and Sacher cake at the Hakoah Club in Bondi, and to be left alone to sort out his troubled love life. How he let notorious conman Kelvin Kramer talk him up to Surfers Paradise for five days, Les will never know. He went along expecting some relaxation in the sun, the chance to earn a little money and possibly a little fresh romance. Les definitely got the earn. He certainly got the girl. But what Norton mainly got in Surfers Paradise was trouble. In a size 40 Double-D cup.

  • Title : Guided mindfulness meditation. Series 1 : the stress reduction and relaxation program, part 1
    Guided mindfulness meditation. Series 1 : the stress reduction and relaxation program, part 1
    • Author : Kabat-Zinn, Jon.
    • Narrator : Jon Kabat-Zinn. (Male)
    • System Number : E14458
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 45 minutes
    • Genre : Self-improvement.
    • Summary :
      Perhaps no other person has done more to bring mindfulness meditation into the contemporary landscape of America than Jon Kabat-Zinn.
      Perhaps no other person has done more to bring mindfulness meditation into the contemporary landscape of America than Jon Kabat-Zinn. Through a number of research studies, and through Kabat-Zinn's pioneering work at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he is founder of its world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic, mindfulness is finally being recognized as a highly effective tool for dealing with stress, chronic pain, and other illnesses. Now with this four-part home training course, Jon Kabat-Zinn offers listeners the definitive mindfulness meditation practice on CD. We are not trying to actively achieve a state of deep relaxationor any other state for that matterwhile practicing mindfulness, he teaches. But interestingly, by opening to an awareness of how things actually are in the present moment, we often taste very deep states of relaxation and well-being of both body and mind.

  • Title : Guided mindfulness meditation. Series 2 : the stress reduction and relaxation program, part 2
    Guided mindfulness meditation. Series 2 : the stress reduction and relaxation program, part 2
    • Author : Kabat-Zinn, Jon.
    • Narrator : Jon Kabat-Zinn. (Male)
    • System Number : E14459
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 37 minutes
    • Genre : Self-improvement.
    • Summary :
      Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 2 was designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn as a core training tool to begin and deepen a daily meditation practice, and to bring mindfulness into every aspect of life.
      Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 2 was designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn as a core training tool to begin and deepen a daily meditation practice, and to bring mindfulness into every aspect of life. Mindfulness while lying down guided sessions for learning how to fall awake rather than fall asleep, which, teaches Kabat-Zinn, is what mindfulness is all about.

  • Title : The vault : Peter Diamond, book 6
    The vault : Peter Diamond, book 6
    • Author : Lovesey, Peter.
    • Narrator : Michael Healy. (Male)
    • System Number : E14460
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      A skeletal hand is unearthed in the vault under the Pump Room in Bath, England, near the site where Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein.
      A skeletal hand is unearthed in the vault under the Pump Room in Bath, England, near the site where Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. Then a skull is excavated. The bones came from different corpses, and one is modern. Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond must solve a series of crimes including murder and forgery, requiring a knowledge of history, nineteenth-century art, literature ...and human nature.

  • Title : Hard frost : Jack Frost, book 4
    Hard frost : Jack Frost, book 4
    • Author : Wingfield, R.D.
    • Narrator : Robin Browne. (Male)
    • System Number : E14461
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours 28 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Detective Inspector Jack Frost knelt down beside the tiny body.
      Detective Inspector Jack Frost knelt down beside the tiny body. Who did this to you, sonny? he asked, his face tight with compassion. The boy was eight years old, bound and gagged, and stripped naked. He had been dead for some seven or eight hours. Frost should have been on holiday, he had sneaked back into the station late at night to help himself to some of Divisional Commander Mullett's cigarettes and this case had been dumped on him as no other officers were available. And then another boy is reported missing. The following day, the ransom demand: £250,000 or the boy dies like the first. Coarse and insubordinate, fearless and intuitive, D.I. Jack Frost stumbles from crisis to crisis as he tries to cope with a child-stabbing pervert, the discovery of a decomposing body in a coal bunker, a suspicious suicide, an equally suspicious burglary and the abduction of a teenage girl.

  • Title : Five ring circus
    Five ring circus
    • Author : Cleary, Jon
    • Narrator : David Tredinnick. (Male)
    • System Number : E14462
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 56 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      It's a special occasion Down Under and the notoriously frugal Inspector Malone is taking his family to dinner at one of Sydney's finest Chinese restaurants.
      It's a special occasion Down Under and the notoriously frugal Inspector Malone is taking his family to dinner at one of Sydney's finest Chinese restaurants. But their gala turns grisly when a masked assassin enters and guns down three men at a nearby table. The ante goes up when Scobie discovers that one victim was an investor in Olympic Tower, a multimillion dollar luxury project in downtown Sydney, originally intended as posh housing for the VIPs during the 2000 Olympic Games. With construction stalled by union strife and an economic slump, the Olympic Tower is still an empty shell - or is it a deadly shell game? Scobie must solve a scam that could sour the city's image. It seems everyone is involved from former Chinese government bigwigs to a city councilman on the take and from humble Chinese students with seven figure bank accounts to the mysterious Madame Tzu, a dragon lady if there ever was one. As Scobie and his family are drawn into the circle of danger, he finds himself in an arena where sportsmanship is the last thing on anybody's mind.

  • Title : The French perfumer
    The French perfumer
    • Author : Hampson, Amanda
    • Narrator : Imogen Church. (Female)
    • System Number : E14463
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 45 minutes
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      Iris Turner, an unworldly young Englishwoman, arrives in the French Riviera to take up a secretarial role for the mysterious Hammond Brooke.
      Iris Turner, an unworldly young Englishwoman, arrives in the French Riviera to take up a secretarial role for the mysterious Hammond Brooke. Living in a small, exclusive hotel among eccentric and unpredictable aristocrats and struggling to gain her employer's trust, she soon realises that nothing is as it seems. Initiated into the mysterious world of perfume, she finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue and deception. Gradually discovering the truth, she gains a new understanding of the meaning of love, loyalty and betrayal.

  • Title : Police at the station and they don't look friendly
    Police at the station and they don't look friendly
    • Author : McKinty, Adrian
    • Narrator : Gerard Doyle. (Male)
    • System Number : E14464
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Another thrilling mystery featuring Detective Sean Duffy and his most dangerous investigation yet.
      Another thrilling mystery featuring Detective Sean Duffy and his most dangerous investigation yet. Belfast, 1988. A man is found dead, killed with a bolt from a crossbow in front of his house. This is no hunting accident. But uncovering who is responsible for the murder will take Detective Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, a road that leads to a lonely clearing on a high bog where three masked gunmen will force Duffy to dig his own grave. Hunted by forces unknown, threatened by Internal Affairs, and with his relationship on the rocks, Duffy will need all his wits to get out of this investigation in one piece.

  • Title : Crime scene Cessnock
    Crime scene Cessnock
    • Author : Barrett, Robert G.
    • Narrator : Dino Marnika. (Male)
    • System Number : E14465
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 5 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      All it took was a summer's day and a flat tyre on his push-bike, and Les is out on bail and on the run from a gun-happy street gang intent on a drive-by.
      All it took was a summer's day and a flat tyre on his push-bike, and Les is out on bail and on the run from a gun-happy street gang intent on a drive-by. So, with Warren's help, Les Norton defendant, becomes Len Gordon film director, safely ensconced at the ultra-swish Opal Springs Health Resort till Eddie can sort things out back in Sydney. Unfortunately, the first thing Les finds on arrival is motivational guru Alexander Holden dead at the front gate. Before he knows it, Les is up to his neck in a land of a thousand acronyms, fighting off steroid-happy body builders, sex-scrazed socialites, violent greyhound owners and, worst of all, caffeine withdrawals.

  • Title : Winter Frost : Jack Frost, book 5
    Winter Frost : Jack Frost, book 5
    • Author : Wingfield, R. D. (Rodney D.)
    • Narrator : Stephen Thorne. (Male)
    • System Number : E14466
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours 42 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Winter in Denton is a busy time for DI Jack Frost whose unsolved crime figures are mounting.
      Winter in Denton is a busy time for DI Jack Frost whose unsolved crime figures are mounting. A serial killer is murdering local prostitutes; armed robbery; a ram raid at a jewellers and a buried skeleton is uncovered. But Frost's main concern is for the safety of a missing schoolgirl. The dead body of another little girl from the same school is found. . . Frost's prime suspect, strongly protesting his innocence, hangs himself in his cell, leaving a note blaming Frost for driving him to suicide. Coarse, insubordinate and fearless, DI Jack Frost is in serious trouble.

  • Title : The wonder of lost causes : a novel
    The wonder of lost causes : a novel
    • Author : Trout, Nick.
    • Narrator : Christina Delaine. (Female)
    • System Number : E14467
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      In this unforgettable novel, perfect for fans of An Unexpected Grace and A Dog's Way Home, a single mom and her chronically ill child receive a valuable lesson from an unlikely source--a very special dog who unexpectedly enters their lives and shows them that one person's lost cause can be another's greatest gift . . .Dr.
      In this unforgettable novel, perfect for fans of An Unexpected Grace and A Dog's Way Home, a single mom and her chronically ill child receive a valuable lesson from an unlikely source--a very special dog who unexpectedly enters their lives and shows them that one person's lost cause can be another's greatest gift . . .Dr. Kate Blunt will do anything for her son, Jasper. Well, almost anything. Since Jasper has the incurable lung disease cystic fibrosis, Kate's always told him he couldn't get a dog. It's a tough call, but she's a single mom taking care of a kid who fights for every breath he takes. The daily medical routine that keeps Jasper alive is complicated enough. Worse still, Kate's personal resolve runs contrary to her work as the veterinarian in charge of a Cape Cod animal shelter, where she is on a mission to find forever homes for dogs in desperate need. The scarred, mistreated wreck of a dog that turns up doesn't stand a chance. Named Whistler, he's too old, too ugly. But the dog forms an instantaneous bond with Jasper. Whistler never makes a sound, yet he speaks to Jasper in a myriad of mysterious ways. The clock's ticking, the dog's future hangs in the balance, and Jasper would do anything to find him a home; but Whistler has chosen them--for a reason.

  • Title : Lethal white
    Lethal white
    • Author : Galbraith, Robert
    • Narrator : Robert Glenister. (Male)
    • System Number : E14468
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 22 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled.
      When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside. (Note: Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym of J. K. Rowling.)

  • Title : Last bus to Woodstock : Inspector Morse, book 1
    Last bus to Woodstock : Inspector Morse, book 1
    • Author : Dexter, Colin.
    • Narrator : Samuel West. (Male)
    • System Number : E14470
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 44 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      'Do you think I'm wasting your time, Lewis?' Lewis was nobody's fool and was a man of some honesty and integrity. 'Yes, sir.' An engaging smile crept across Morse's mouth.
      'Do you think I'm wasting your time, Lewis?' Lewis was nobody's fool and was a man of some honesty and integrity. 'Yes, sir.' An engaging smile crept across Morse's mouth. He thought they could get on well together. The death of Sylvia Kaye figured dramatically in Thursday afternoon's edition of the Oxford Mail. By Friday evening Inspector Morse had informed the nation that the police were looking for a dangerous man, facing charges of wilful murder, sexual assault and rape. But as the obvious leads fade into twilight and darkness, Morse becomes more and more convinced that passion holds the key.

  • Title : Alexander the Great : the hunt for a new past
    Alexander the Great : the hunt for a new past
    • Author : Cartledge, Paul.
    • Narrator : John Lee. (Male)
    • System Number : E14471
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Biography, History.
    • Summary :
      Paul Cartledge, one of the world's foremost scholars of ancient Greece, illuminates the brief but iconic life of Alexander (356-323 B.C.), king of Macedon, conqueror of the Persian Empire, and founder of a new world order.
      Paul Cartledge, one of the world's foremost scholars of ancient Greece, illuminates the brief but iconic life of Alexander (356-323 B.C.), king of Macedon, conqueror of the Persian Empire, and founder of a new world order. Alexander's legacy has had a major impact on military tacticians, scholars, statesmen, adventurers, authors, and filmmakers. Cartledge brilliantly evokes Alexander's remarkable political and military accomplishments, cutting through the myths to show why he was such a great leader. He explores our endless fascination with Alexander and gives us insight into his charismatic leadership, his capacity for brutality, and his sophisticated grasp of international politics. Alexander the Great is an engaging portrait of a fascinating man and a welcome balance to the myths, legends, and skewed history that have obscured the real Alexander.

  • Title : Good news, bad news : Scout Davis, book 2
    Good news, bad news : Scout Davis, book 2
    • Author : Groff, Maggie.
    • Narrator : Catherine Milte. (Female)
    • System Number : E14472
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 31 minutes
    • Genre : Australian fiction, Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Intrepid investigative journalist Scout Davis has given herself a holiday, but when Hermione Longfellow floats towards her in the supermarket, wanting to engage her services, she stops to listen.
      Intrepid investigative journalist Scout Davis has given herself a holiday, but when Hermione Longfellow floats towards her in the supermarket, wanting to engage her services, she stops to listen. Most people in Byron Bay are aware of the eccentric Anemone sisters. Always dressed in black, they rarely leave their home nestled in the hills, but Scout is sure that the drinking of chicken blood is just idle gossip. When Hermione asks Scout to track down sister Nemony's AWOL husband, believed to have died at sea thirty years ago, but recently popped up again on the Great Barrier Reef, Scout, checking there is no eye of newt in Hermione's shopping trolley, jumps at the chance. Another source of intrigue falls close to home when Scout's sister Harper despairs over her husband's odd behaviour. And if that weren't enough, Scout's journalist boyfriend is finally coming home from Afghanistan. Trouble is, Scout thinks she may be falling in love with irresistible local cop Rafe – who coincidentally is also Toby's best friend.

  • Title : Iron river : a Charlie Hood novel
    Iron river : a Charlie Hood novel
    • Author : Parker, T. Jefferson.
    • Narrator : David Colacci. (Male)
    • System Number : E14473
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction, Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      This time around, Hood is running the California-Mexico border with the ATF, searching for the iron river - the massive and illegal flow of handguns and automatic weapons that fuels the bloody cartel wars south of the border.
      This time around, Hood is running the California-Mexico border with the ATF, searching for the iron river - the massive and illegal flow of handguns and automatic weapons that fuels the bloody cartel wars south of the border. Gunrunners by nature aren't exactly ethical, but the lengths they'll go to, and the innocent lives they'll risk, are shocking even to Hood. Most shocking of all is the close personal connection Hood finds wrapped up in events south of the border - a connection that shakes him to his core.

  • Title : Love only once : a Malory novel
    Love only once : a Malory novel
    • Author : Lindsey, Johanna.
    • Narrator : Laural Merlington. (Female)
    • System Number : E14474
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours
    • Genre : Romance, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      The exquisite niece of Lord Edward and Lady Charlotte Malory, Regina Ashton is outraged over her abduction by the arrogant, devilishly handsome Nicholas Eden - and is determined to make the rogue pay...with his heart.
      The exquisite niece of Lord Edward and Lady Charlotte Malory, Regina Ashton is outraged over her abduction by the arrogant, devilishly handsome Nicholas Eden - and is determined to make the rogue pay...with his heart. A golden-haired seducer, Nicholas has been hardened by a painful secret in his past. And now that he has besmirched Reggie's good name, the hot-tempered lady has vowed to wed him. Her fiery beauty stirs Nicholas as no woman ever has - and the rake arouses Reggie's passion to an unendurable level. Such uncontrolled desires can lead only to dangerous misunderstandings...and, perhaps, to a love that can live only once in a lifetime.

  • Title : The black tower
    The black tower
    • Author : Bayard, Louis.
    • Narrator : Simon Vance. (Male)
    • System Number : E14475
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours
    • Genre : Historical fiction, Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      After the execution of Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI and the death of their son, the Dauphin, the Bourbon monarchy has at last been restored.
      After the execution of Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI and the death of their son, the Dauphin, the Bourbon monarchy has at last been restored. Dr. Hector Carpentier leads a very quiet life, until he meets legendary police officer Vidocq, who has used his mastery of disguise and surveillance and his extensive knowledge of the Parisian underworld to capture some of the most notorious and elusive criminals. Now with the help of Carpentier, Vidocq may prove that the Dauphin lives, which could change the course of history.

  • Title : The wife's tale
    The wife's tale
    • Author : Lansens, Lori.
    • Narrator : Justine Eyre.
    • System Number : E14476
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 34 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Mary Gooch was once young and slender and carefree.
      Mary Gooch was once young and slender and carefree. But with each passing year she's accumulated an excess of pounds and worries. On the eve of her 25th wedding anniversary, her handsome husband does not come home. Shocked out of her inertia, Mary boards a plane for the first time and begins a desperate search. With a surge of energy that she hasn't felt in years, Mary fights for her husband while she reflects upon a life half lived. Accustomed to hiding behind hunger and fear, she's forced to look up at her new surroundings, astonished by how the shift in perspective has let in the light.

  • Title : This magic moment
    This magic moment
    • Author : Roberts, Nora.
    • Narrator : Ashley Adlon. (Female)
    • System Number : E14477
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 42 minutes
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      For Ryan Swan, who'd learned never to give her trust, master illusionist Pierce Atkins was the last man to whom she should give her heart.
      For Ryan Swan, who'd learned never to give her trust, master illusionist Pierce Atkins was the last man to whom she should give her heart. Especially since he was planning a death-defying stunt he might not escape from. But in Pierce's enthralling presence, all Ryan's defenses seemed to vanish... like magic.

  • Title : Treasure hunt : a Wyatt Hunt novel
    Treasure hunt : a Wyatt Hunt novel
    • Author : Lescroart, John T.
    • Narrator : Jeffrey Cummings. (Male)
    • System Number : E14478
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 48 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Mickey Dade hates deskwork, but that's all he's been doing at Wyatt Hunt's private investigative service, The Hunt Club.
      Mickey Dade hates deskwork, but that's all he's been doing at Wyatt Hunt's private investigative service, The Hunt Club. His itch to be active is answered when a body is discovered: It's Dominic Como, one of San Francisco's most high-profile activists - a charismatic man known as much for his expensive suits as his work on a half dozen nonprofit boards. One "person of interest" in the case is Como's business associate, Alicia Thorpe - young, gorgeous, and the sister of one of Mickey's friends. As Mickey and Hunt are pulled into the case, they soon learn that they city's golden fundraiser was involved in some highly suspect deals. And the lovely Alicia knows more about this - and more about Como - than she's letting on. Treasure Hunt is both a nail-biting thriller and a coming-of-age story, filled with Lescroart's trademark San Francisco flavors. Mickey Dade, its young protagonist, gradually learns the hard lessons Hunt knows only too well, as the world he thought he knew unravels around him.

  • Title : And de fun don't done
    And de fun don't done
    • Author : Barrett, Robert G.
    • Narrator : Dino Marnika. (Male)
    • System Number : E14479
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 18 hours 57 minutes
    • Genre : Adventure stories.
    • Summary :
      They don't call him Lucky Les for nothing.
      They don't call him Lucky Les for nothing. A ticket in a raffle and Norton was off to see to the US of A - Siestasota, Florida, where it turned out hot, red hot, and it wasn't just the weather. Night club brawls, mafia hitmen, too many girls called Lori, gun crazed Americans and the whole lot washed along in a sea of margaritas. Even for Les Norton it was just too hot to handle. So it was off to 'greener' pastures - the Caribbean - for reggae, rum and Rastafarians, not to mention Sultry Delta, sweet-lipped Esme, and Millwood Downie, schoolteacher, historian and would-be stand-up comic, who helps Les trace his family tree and possibly uncover the biggest earn ever. The world is finally Norton's oyster. All he has to do is get the shell open.

  • Title : The beautiful visit
    The beautiful visit
    • Author : Howard, Elizabeth Jane
    • Narrator : Juliet Stevenson. (Female)
    • System Number : E14481
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 34 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Set against the backdrop of World War I and the consequent and concomitant changing of social values in Britain, this is an original coming-of-age novel.
      Set against the backdrop of World War I and the consequent and concomitant changing of social values in Britain, this is an original coming-of-age novel. Lavinia is a young woman whose social world is expanded when she is invited to a Christmas party. The themes of the novel include -- inter alia -- love, marriage, madness, war, boredom, female emancipation, families and social class.

  • Title : Watchlist : a serial thriller
    Watchlist : a serial thriller
    • Author : Deaver, Jeffrey
    • Narrator : Alfred Molina. (Male)
    • System Number : E14482
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours 52 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      This book contains two serial thrillers co-written by Deaver and twenty-one other authors each writing a chapter; conceived, initiated, and completed by Deaver.
      This book contains two serial thrillers co-written by Deaver and twenty-one other authors each writing a chapter; conceived, initiated, and completed by Deaver. The other authors are: Linda Barnes, Brett Battles, Lee Child, David Corbett, Joseph Finder, Jim Fusilli, John Gilstrap, James Grady, David Hewson, Jon Land, David Liss, Gayle Lynds, John Ramsey Miller, P. J. Parrish, Ralph Pezzullo, James Phelan, S. J. Rozan, Lisa Scottoline, Jenny Siler, Peter Spiegelman, and Erica Spindler. In The Chopin Manuscript, former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton possesses a previously unknown score by Frederic Chopin. But he is unaware that, locked within its handwritten notes, lies a secret that now threatens the lives of thousands of Americans. As he races from Poland to America to uncover the mystery of the manuscript, Middleton will be accused of murder, pursued by federal agents, and targeted by assassins. But the greatest threat will come from a shadowy figure from his past: the man known only as Faust. Harold Middleton returns in The Copper Bracelet, the explosive sequel to The Chopin Manuscript, as he’s drawn into an international terror plot that threatens to send India and Pakistan into full-scale nuclear war. Careening from Nice to London and Moscow to Kashmir to prevent nuclear disaster, Middleton is unaware that his prey has changed and that the act of terror is far more diabolical than he knows. Will he discover the identity of the Scorpion in time to halt an event that will pit the United States, China, and Russia against each other at the brink of World War III?

  • Title : The real Oscar Wilde
    The real Oscar Wilde
    • Author : Sherard, Robert Harborough
    • Narrator : Rob Marland. (Male)
    • System Number : E14483
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 26 minutes
    • Genre : Biography.
    • Summary :
      The Real Oscar Wilde is the third book about the Irish poet and playwright by his earliest and most prolific biographer.
      The Real Oscar Wilde is the third book about the Irish poet and playwright by his earliest and most prolific biographer. Since writing his earlier The Life of Oscar Wilde (1906), Sherard had read Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas's Oscar Wilde and Myself (1914) and the unexpurgated manuscript of Wilde's De Profundis. - Summary by Rob Marland

  • Title : The queen's necklace
    The queen's necklace
    • Author : Dumas, Alexandre.
    • Narrator : Gail Timmerman-Vaughan. (Female)
    • System Number : E14485
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 21 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      The Queen's Necklace is historical fiction based on an actual scandal in the court of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI during 1784-85, "The Diamond Necklace Affair".
      The Queen's Necklace is historical fiction based on an actual scandal in the court of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI during 1784-85, "The Diamond Necklace Affair". The Diamond Necklace Affair contributed to the discrediting of the Marie Antoinette and the monarchy of Louis XVI prior to the French Revolution. The backdrop is the rebellious state of the French people due in part to adverse weather and crop failures affecting the food supply and price of bread during the 1780s, contrasted to the extravagance of the French monarchy.

  • Title : Highland chieftain : Murray family, book 21
    Highland chieftain : Murray family, book 21
    • Author : Howell, Hannah.
    • Narrator : Angela Dawe. (Female)
    • System Number : E14488
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Romance, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Responsible for protecting her younger siblings from their abusive father, Bethoc Matheson is in no position to rescue another soul in Scotland.
      Responsible for protecting her younger siblings from their abusive father, Bethoc Matheson is in no position to rescue another soul in Scotland. Yet when she sees a bleeding man on the verge of drowning, that's exactly what she does, securing him safely in a cave where she can return day after day to tend to his wounds. Sir Callum MacMillan can scarcely believe such a slight lass as Bethoc could save him from the grasp of death. But he knows the telltale marks of an angry fist on her skin, and he knows she has the soul of a fighter within her feminine frame. Raised to be a protector of the weak by his Murray clansman, Callum would prefer to be the one saving her-and save her, he will. If he can first survive the treacherous attack that led him into her irresistible arms ...

  • Title : Highland savage : Murray family, book 14
    Highland savage : Murray family, book 14
    • Author : Howell, Hannah.
    • Narrator : Angela Dawe. (Female)
    • System Number : E14490
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Romance, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Beaten and left for dead, Sir Lucas Murray is a man wounded in body and soul.
      Beaten and left for dead, Sir Lucas Murray is a man wounded in body and soul. He has brought himself back to becoming the warrior he once was—except for his ruined leg and the grief he feels over the death of the woman he once loved...the same woman who led him into his enemies’ hands. Dressed as a masked reiver, it is Katerina Haldane who saves Lucas as he battles for his life—and for revenge. Shocked that she still lives, Lucas becomes desperate to ignore the desire raging through his body. And Katerina becomes desperate to regain his trust, trying to convince him of her half-sister’s role in his beating. Lucas is reluctant to let down his guard, but his resistance melts once Katerina is back in his arms...and his bed. Now he must learn to trust his instincts, in battle and in love...

  • Title : The country doctor's choice
    The country doctor's choice
    • Author : Bennett, Maggie.
    • Narrator : Julie Maisey. (Female)
    • System Number : E14491
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      The market town of Everham is full of rumours and counter-rumours.
      The market town of Everham is full of rumours and counter-rumours. Dr Leigh McDowall, medical registrar, is taking a refresher course in obstetrics. He is immediately attracted to Dr Shelagh Hammond, obstetric surgeon, but she is deeply involved with another doctor, Paul Sykes and is caring for her terminally ill mother, who has a secret of her own. Meanwhile Reverend Derek Bolt is troubled by the unwanted attentions of a female parishioner and he confides in headmaster Jeremy North. Set against the back-drop of the Profumo affair that rocked Britain, Everham's own politics reach a dramatic scandalous crescendo.

  • Title : Highland master : Murray family, book 19
    Highland master : Murray family, book 19
    • Author : Howell, Hannah.
    • Narrator : Angela Dawe. (Female)
    • System Number : E14492
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Romance, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Lady Triona McKee's life is under desperate siege.
      Lady Triona McKee's life is under desperate siege. The marriage she thought would answer her dreams has left her struggling alone to provide for her people, while an arrogant kinsman prepares to take her land. But one look into the cynical green eyes of her cousin's boldest knight warns Triona that even a promise of help is just as dangerous. Betrayal taught Sir Brett Murray to make protecting others his only life. Still, the growing desire he can't help but feel for this entrancing widow makes him long to earn more than her trust. But in trying to save all she cherishes, he can't see how an honor-scarred knight can stay in her world and her heart unless he risks everything to prove his love is now and forever always.

  • Title : Highland avenger : Murray family, book 18
    Highland avenger : Murray family, book 18
    • Author : Howell, Hannah.
    • Narrator : Angela Dawe. (Female)
    • System Number : E14493
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Romance, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Once, Arianna Murray Lucette believed that she'd met the man she could always rely on.
      Once, Arianna Murray Lucette believed that she'd met the man she could always rely on. She was wrong. Now she is fleeing for her life, and when her enemies attack a ship bound for her only refuge, she believes that all hope is lost—until she awakens on Scotland's shore to a pair of the most entrancing blue eyes she has ever seen. When Sir Brian MacFingal first spots the sun-streaked beauty on the beach, he mistakes her for dead. Soon, however, he discovers a woman who is more full of life and vitality than he ever dreamed possible. But though he knows he is fit to defend her life—even at the risk of losing his own—can such a raw warrior as he ever be worthy of her love?

  • Title : Highland warrior : Murray family, book 9
    Highland warrior : Murray family, book 9
    • Author : Howell, Hannah.
    • Narrator : Angela Dawe. (Female)
    • System Number : E14494
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Romance, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Fleeing an obsessed suitor, Fiona MacEnroy rides recklessly into Scotland's wildest hills and is captured by a horde of well-armed men.
      Fleeing an obsessed suitor, Fiona MacEnroy rides recklessly into Scotland's wildest hills and is captured by a horde of well-armed men. Instead of battling for her life, she finds herself swept away by a powerful stranger and carried off to a remote, forbidding keep. Oddly, here at Scarglas, a place shrouded in mystery and the black reputation of the rogue clan MacFingal, Fiona feels a strange, comforting sense of safety...and a consuming passion for its rugged laird. Spellbound by Fiona's beauty yet determined to fight the longing she ignites, Ewan MacFingal plots to ransom Fiona back to her kin. Sworn to protect his eccentric clan against the dangers invading Scarglas, he refuses to be weakened by the power of a woman whose every glance and touch tell him that she is everything his heart desires. Now, as pride and passion war within, dark peril and forbidding secrets will force them to trust what has yet to be spoken-the unshakable power of a timeless love.

  • Title : The girls in blue
    The girls in blue
    • Author : Baxter, Lily.
    • Narrator : Annie Aldington. (Female)
    • System Number : E14495
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Miranda Beddoes is forced to take refuge with her grandparents down on the Dorset coast.
      Miranda Beddoes is forced to take refuge with her grandparents down on the Dorset coast. With both her parents doing their duty for king and country, Miranda longs to do the same. She joins the WAAF, working hard to help win the war. Despite her determination to dedicate herself to her work, Miranda falls for charismatic fighter pilot Gil Maddern - a man known for his passion for flying. As the battle rages in the skies above them and she learns that Gil's plane has been hit, it is only the friendship of her fellow girls in blue that keeps Miranda going as she waits for news...

  • Title : Highland barbarian
    Highland barbarian
    • Author : Howell, Hannah
    • Narrator : Angela Dawe. (Female)
    • System Number : E14496
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      Sir Artan Murray was right when he decided that the dying old man who bid him collect his niece didn't know her at all.
      Sir Artan Murray was right when he decided that the dying old man who bid him collect his niece didn't know her at all. The furious woman facing him is neither "sweet" nor "biddable." She demands the brawny Highlander return her to the wedding party from which he took her. But Artan has no intention of allowing so spirited and bewitching a creature to endure a loveless marriage to a ruthless lord for her clan's sake. He aims to woo the lass and to show her that true love also yields unforgettable pleasure...Cecily Donaldson knows a bond forged by danger and desperation cannot endure. But Artan's touch leaves her breathless, and she knows this to be her one chance to experience true passion before an arranged marriage seals her fate. Yet once begun, passion cannot be denied...nor can a love with the promise to change everything.

  • Title : Highland champion
    Highland champion
    • Author : Howell, Hannah
    • Narrator : Angela Dawe. (Female)
    • System Number : E14497
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      Liam Cameron is certain he's died and gone to heaven when he opens his eyes to the angel before him.
      Liam Cameron is certain he's died and gone to heaven when he opens his eyes to the angel before him. But the pain that wracks his body proves he.s still earth-bound. Keira Murray MacKail saved Liam's life and he has some enticing ways he would like to thank her. Soon, lust gives way to a feeling much more profound for a woman whose battles he wants to fight, though he fears the most difficult one will be her heart. Keira quickly learns kindness frees him to tell his tale, she confides the trouble that plagues her: she is a Laird's widow now responsible for saving a small village. Liam makes the crusade to reclaim her lands his own.

  • Title : Highland lover
    Highland lover
    • Author : Howell, Hannah
    • Narrator : Angela Dawe.
    • System Number : E14498
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      Hannah Howell continues the spellbinding saga of the powerful Murray clan in this sensual tale of lovers both tempted and tormented by their own passion . . .
      Hannah Howell continues the spellbinding saga of the powerful Murray clan in this sensual tale of lovers both tempted and tormented by their own passion . . . A reckless need to break free of his family led Gregor MacFingal Cameron on a quest for a rich bride, only to fall prey to kidnappers and be tossed into a cold cell. He is soon joined by a frightened young woman who makes him regret his mercenary search for a wife. After a daring escape, he gladly joins Alana Murray's quest to rescue her sister, and soon temptation leads to seduction, with unspoken promises easily made, but harder to keep. Alana knows the bond forged by danger and desperation has earned her an ally willing to fight for her sister's cause. But Gregor's tantalizing seduction leaves her breathless, and she seizes her one chance to experience true passion before an arranged marriage seals her fate - never anticipating the inescapable intensity of a man and a love that will change everything .

  • Title : Highland bride
    Highland bride
    • Author : Howell, Hannah
    • Narrator : Angela Dawe. (Female)
    • System Number : E14499
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      Though she has yet to be courted by any man, spirited Gillyanne Murray decides the time has come to visit the dower lands gifted to her by her father's kinsmen.
      Though she has yet to be courted by any man, spirited Gillyanne Murray decides the time has come to visit the dower lands gifted to her by her father's kinsmen. She arrives to find the small keep surrounded by three lairds, each one vying for her hand. . .and property. Though resolved to refuse them all, the threat of battle on her threshold forces her to boldly choose a suitor: Sir Connor MacEnroy, a handsome, daring knight of few words. As his wife, Gillyanne is stunned by his terse, cold distance-and her own yearning to feel passion in his arms. Now, bringing her healing touch to a land and a keep ravaged by treachery and secret enemies, she dares to reach out for the one thing she fears she may forever be denied. . .her husband's closely guarded heart.

  • Title : The blessed child
    The blessed child
    • Author : Goodwin, Rosie
    • Narrator : Charlie Sanderson. (Female)
    • System Number : E14500
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      1865, Nuneaton.
      1865, Nuneaton. Nessie Carson will do anything to keep her family together after her mother is killed, her father abandons them and they are evicted from their cosy little Nuneaton home. She and her brothers and sisters take on jobs as live-in assistants to a local undertaker. She is soon entwined in fortunes of her employer, Andre, who is forced to live a lie, and the local doctor - someone she's attracted to but can never have. But even in the darkest of times, and saddest of places, when you're as spirited as Nessie Carson, there is light, love and the promise of happiness if you're only brave enough to search for it.

  • Title : The maid's courage
    The maid's courage
    • Author : Goodwin, Rosie
    • Narrator : Charlie Sanderson. (Female)
    • System Number : E14501
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Ginny is devastated by the death of her mother, her two little brothers and her sister.
      Ginny is devastated by the death of her mother, her two little brothers and her sister. On top of that her father is imprisoned for murder, leaving Ginny and little brother Charlie without a home. With nowhere else to turn, she remembers her father's last words - that she can ask the housekeeper of Lamp Hill Hall for help. Soon, Ginny is employed as a laundry maid. However, her beauty and grace mean that she catches the eye of the house's mistress, who raises her up to play lady's maid to the difficult and demanding Miss Diana. With Charlie sickly and in the workhouse, it will take all her strength of heart and courage to bring her family together again.

  • Title : The misfit
    The misfit
    • Author : Goodwin, Rosie
    • Narrator : Julie Maisey. (Female)
    • System Number : E14502
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Abandoned outside a hospital, baby Rebecca didn't have a good start in life.
      Abandoned outside a hospital, baby Rebecca didn't have a good start in life. She's soon adopted, but her new father can't warm to her, and her mother can't succeed in turning the plain, unresponsive child into the little princess she longs for. When Rebecca's adoptive mother dies, her greedy aunt and crooked uncle take her in but theirs is not a happy home. Separated from her brother, and left to fend for herself, soon Rebecca's life is worse than ever. Withdrawing from the people around her, she longs to escape to the circus that visits her town, with its carefree life and freedom from the past - but will she ever find happiness?

  • Title : Sharpe's Waterloo : the Waterloo Campaign, 15–18 June, 1815
    Sharpe's Waterloo : the Waterloo Campaign, 15–18 June, 1815
    • Author : Cornwell, Bernard
    • Narrator : William Gaminara. (Male)
    • System Number : E14503
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 49 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      June 1815, and as Europe heads towards one of the most decisive battles in history, Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Sharpe finds himself on the personal staff of the Young Frog, Frederick, Prince of Orange, who has been given command of a large proportion of the Allied Forces.
      June 1815, and as Europe heads towards one of the most decisive battles in history, Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Sharpe finds himself on the personal staff of the Young Frog, Frederick, Prince of Orange, who has been given command of a large proportion of the Allied Forces. Frederick refuses to listen to Sharpe's scouting reports of an enormous French army marching towards Brussels with the lately returned Emperor Napoleon at its head, until it is nearly too late.

  • Title : She Said He Said & Lulu : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    She Said He Said & Lulu : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Kureishi, Hanif
    • Narrator : Hanif Kureishi, Te-Ping Chen, Deborah Treisman (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14505
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      "She Said He Said" by Hanif Kureishi and "Lulu" by Te-Ping Chen.
      "She Said He Said" by Hanif Kureishi and "Lulu" by Te-Ping Chen. Hanif Kureishi reads his story from the July 22, 2019, issue of the magazine. Kureishi is the author of numerous plays, screenplays, and novels, including "The Buddha of Suburbia," "Intimacy," "The Last Word," and "Nothing." A new collection of fiction and essays, "What Happened?," will be published in October. Te-Ping Chen reads her story “Lulu,” from the April 8, 2019, issue of the magazine. Chen is a writer and journalist based in Philadelphia. She is working on her first collection of stories.

  • Title : Asleep at the Wheel & Color and Light : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Asleep at the Wheel & Color and Light : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Boyle, T. Coraghessan
    • Narrator : T. Coraghessan Boyle, Sally Rooney, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14506
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 10 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      "Asleep at the Wheel" by TC Boyle and "Color and Light" by Sally Rooney.
      "Asleep at the Wheel" by TC Boyle and "Color and Light" by Sally Rooney. T. Coraghessan Boyle reads his short story from the February 11, 2019, issue of the magazine. Boyle is the author of more than two dozen books of fiction, including the novels "The Terranauts" and "The Harder They Come." A new novel, "Outside Looking In," will be published in April. Sally Rooney reads her story “Color and Light,” from the March 18, 2019, issue of the magazine. Rooney is the author of two novels, “Conversations with Friends” and “Normal People,” which was published last year and won the Costa Book Award.

  • Title : Dandelion & Motherless Child : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Dandelion & Motherless Child : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Segal, Lore
    • Narrator : Lore Segal, Elizabeth Strout, Deborah Treisman. (Female)
    • System Number : E14507
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 2 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      "Dandelion" by Lore Segal and "Motherless Child" by Elizabeth Strout.
      "Dandelion" by Lore Segal and "Motherless Child" by Elizabeth Strout. Lore Segal reads her story “Dandelion,” from the March 25, 2019, issue of the magazine. Segal is the author of three story collections and five novels, including “Her First American” and “Half the Kingdom.” A new book, “The Journal I Did Not Keep: New and Selected Writing,” will be published in June. Elizabeth Strout reads her story from the August 5 & 12, 2019, issue of the magazine. Strout is the author of six books of fiction, including "My Name Is Lucy Barton" and "Olive Kitteridge," which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A new book, "Olive, Again," will be published in October.

  • Title : Shape-ups at Delilah's & The Fellow : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Shape-ups at Delilah's & The Fellow : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Scott, Rion Amilcar
    • Narrator : Rion Amilcar Scott, Joy Williams, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14508
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      "Shape-ups at Delilah's" by Rion Amilcar Scott and "The Fellow" by Joy Williams.
      "Shape-ups at Delilah's" by Rion Amilcar Scott and "The Fellow" by Joy Williams. Rion Amilcar Scott reads his story “Shape-ups at Delilah’s,” from the October 7, 2019, issue of the magazine. Scott is the author of two story collections, “Insurrections,” which was awarded the 2017 PEN/Bingham Prize for Début Fiction, and “The World Doesn’t Require You,” which was published earlier this year. Joy Williams reads her story from the September 30, 2019, issue of the magazine. Williams is the author of four novels and five story collections, including "Honored Guest" and "99 Stories of God." Her most recent book, "The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories," was published in 2015.

  • Title : Dr. Nikola's experiment
    Dr. Nikola's experiment
    • Author : Boothby, Guy Newell.
    • Narrator : Peter John Keeble.
    • System Number : E14516
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 16 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Guy Boothby's fourth novel of five about the svelte mysterious anti-hero Dr Nikola sees him progress further on his search for immortality.
      Guy Boothby's fourth novel of five about the svelte mysterious anti-hero Dr Nikola sees him progress further on his search for immortality. Here we find him deep in the wilds of Northumbria conducting an experiment of longevity and restoration of youth with another somewhat naive assistant. He is pursued by his Chinese enemies who will stop at nothing to achieve his demise. In this novel he displays a slight hint of emotion regarding his assistant's love affair with a beautiful Spaniard. Once again you are left wondering whether you like him or detest him, his relentless pursuit of arcane knowledge at all cost continues. (Summary by Peter Keeble)

  • Title : The willow walk
    The willow walk
    • Author : Lewis, Sinclair
    • Narrator : Matt Pierard.
    • System Number : E14517
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 25 minutes
    • Genre : Crime stories.
    • Summary :
      As featured in The Best Short Stories of 1918, The Willow Walk is a trenchant tale of an elaborate heist by a dissolute man who gradually loses his mind in the process.
      As featured in The Best Short Stories of 1918, The Willow Walk is a trenchant tale of an elaborate heist by a dissolute man who gradually loses his mind in the process.

  • Title : The shopkeeper's daughter
    The shopkeeper's daughter
    • Author : Baxter, Lily
    • Narrator : Julie Maisey. (Female)
    • System Number : E14518
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      Ginnie Travis is working in her father's furniture shop, when the bombing raids and her sister Shirley's untimely pregnancy force the two girls to go and stay with their aunt in Shropshire.
      Ginnie Travis is working in her father's furniture shop, when the bombing raids and her sister Shirley's untimely pregnancy force the two girls to go and stay with their aunt in Shropshire. Here Ginnie falls in love with an American, Lieutenant Nick Miller. But she discovers that Nick has a fiancee back home and heartbroken Ginnie ends the relationship. Then news of their father's death in an air raid reaches them. With the family left almost penniless and Shirley and her child to provide for, Ginnie is responsible for them all. And when the shop comes under threat, Ginnie is even more determined to make it succeed.

  • Title : Highland honor
    Highland honor
    • Author : Howell, Hannah
    • Narrator : Angela Dawe. (Female)
    • System Number : E14519
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      Nigel Murray saw through her masquerade from the first: a young woman trying to pass herself off as a page.
      Nigel Murray saw through her masquerade from the first: a young woman trying to pass herself off as a page. It almost worked—until she was unmasked in battle with the English, at the point of a sword. Recklessly, Nigel saved the beauty whose secrets now endangered them both. He spirited her off to Scotland, determined to erase the terror he tasted in her kiss.Gisele knew the dark side of men, having barely escaped the brutality of her highborn husband, Lord Deveau. Now, with Deveau murdered and a price on her head, she was every man's prey—hunted for a crime she did not commit. Nigel is her only refuge, a handsome stranger whose fiery sensuality burns all fear in its wake. But to truly trust him, Gisele must leave the past behind, and let her heart accept the simple truth—-of his undying love.

  • Title : Easy everyday meditations, mindfulness, and pranayamas : guided yoga
    Easy everyday meditations, mindfulness, and pranayamas : guided yoga
    • Author : Fuller, Sue.
    • Narrator : Sue Fuller. (Female)
    • System Number : E14520
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours
    • Genre : Self-improvement.
    • Summary :
      Learning meditation, mindfulness, and pranayama has never been easier than with these easy-to-follow audio sessions.
      Learning meditation, mindfulness, and pranayama has never been easier than with these easy-to-follow audio sessions. Easy Everyday Meditations contains five fifteen-minute guided meditation sessions suitable for beginners and experienced meditators alike. The sessions focus on awareness, relaxation, calming the mind, positivity, and loving kindness. Easy Everyday Mindfulness consists of five fifteen-minute guided sessions that are to be followed whilst seated in a chair. The sessions provide a practical way to bring mindfulness and its many benefits into your life. Easy everyday pranayamas contains five different fourteen-minute guided sessions suitable for everyone. The sessions are followed whilst either sitting or lying and use a range of simple breathing exercises that will leave you feeling fantastic.

  • Title : Highland vow
    Highland vow
    • Author : Howell, Hannah
    • Narrator : Angela Dawe. (Female)
    • System Number : E14521
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      Ten years ago, young Elspeth Murray rescued a wounded knight and lost her heart forever.
      Ten years ago, young Elspeth Murray rescued a wounded knight and lost her heart forever. Now a stunning beauty and gifted healer, she is reunited with Cormac Armstrong when he saves her from an unwanted suitor. But Cormac is promised to another, a woman who has blinded him to her ruthlessness. Now Elspeth must battle against the odds to claim a man and a love she will not be denied.Cormac is stunned by the desire Elspeth's kiss awakens-and cannot resist the temptation she offers. A man of honor, he is torn by his pledge to another and his growing need for Elspeth. Blinded by duty and indecision, he is unaware that he is a pawn in a clever and deadly trap from which Elspeth is desperate to save him. But by the time he understands her gift of selfless devotion will it be too late to claim this perfect love?

  • Title : Elliott Spencer : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Elliott Spencer : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Saunders, George
    • Narrator : George Saunders, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14522
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 56 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      George Saunders reads his story from the August 19, 2019, issue of the magazine.
      George Saunders reads his story from the August 19, 2019, issue of the magazine. Saunders won the Man Booker Prize in 2017 for his novel "Lincoln in the Bardo." He is the author of four short-story collections, including "In Persuasion Nation" and "Tenth of December."

  • Title : The little king : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    The little king : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Rushdie, Salman
    • Narrator : Salman Rushdie, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14523
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 51 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Salman Rushdie reads his story from the July 29, 2019, issue of the magazine.
      Salman Rushdie reads his story from the July 29, 2019, issue of the magazine. Rushdie has published eleven novels, including "Midnight's Children," "The Satanic Verses," "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights," and "The Golden House." His new novel, "Quichotte," from which this story was adapted, will be published in September.

  • Title : Cut & Poetry : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Cut & Poetry : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Lacey, Catherine
    • Narrator : Catherine Lacey, Greg Jackson, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14524
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 12 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      "Cut" by Catherine Lacey and "Poetry" by Greg Jackson.
      "Cut" by Catherine Lacey and "Poetry" by Greg Jackson. Catherine Lacey reads her story from the April 22, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lacey has published two novels, "Nobody is Ever Missing" and "The Answers," as well as the story collection "Certain American States," which came out last year. Greg Jackson reads his story from the April 29, 2019, issue of the magazine. Jackson is the author of the story collection "Prodigals" and the winner of the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 Award and the Bard Fiction Prize.

  • Title : Last seen wearing
    Last seen wearing
    • Author : Dexter, Colin
    • Narrator : Samuel West. (Male)
    • System Number : E14527
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 34 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Morse was beset by a nagging feeling.
      Morse was beset by a nagging feeling. Most of his fanciful notions about the Taylor girl had evaporated and he had begun to suspect that further investigation into Valerie's disappearance would involve little more than sober and tedious routine. The statements before Inspector Morse appeared to confirm the bald, simple truth. After leaving home to return to school, teenager Valerie Taylor had completely vanished, and the trail had gone cold. Until two years, three months and two days after Valerie's disappearance, somebody decides to supply some surprising new evidence for the case.

  • Title : For the sake of her family
    For the sake of her family
    • Author : Allen, Diane
    • Narrator : Anne Dover. (Female)
    • System Number : E14528
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      1912 in the Yorkshire Dales and Alice Bentham and her brother Will have lost their mother to cancer.
      1912 in the Yorkshire Dales and Alice Bentham and her brother Will have lost their mother to cancer. Money is scarce and pride doesn¡t pay the doctor or put food on the table. Alice gets work at Whernside Manor looking after Lord Frankland's fragile sister Miss Nancy. Meanwhile Will and his best-friend Jack begin working for the Lord of the Manor at the marble mill. But their purpose there is not an entirely honest one. For a while everything runs smoothly, but corruption, attempted murder and mis-placed love are just waiting in the wings. Nothing is as it seems and before they know it, Alice and Will's lives are entwined with that of the Franklands and nothing will ever be the same again.

  • Title : Tender rebel
    Tender rebel
    • Author : Lindsey, Johanna
    • Narrator : Laural Merlington. (Female)
    • System Number : E14530
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      Scottish beauty Roslynn Chadwick needs the safety of marriage to protect her from an unscrupulous cousin and the fortune-hunting scoundrels who covet her wealth.
      Scottish beauty Roslynn Chadwick needs the safety of marriage to protect her from an unscrupulous cousin and the fortune-hunting scoundrels who covet her wealth. And Anthony Malory is precisely the sort of handsome rogue she's been warned against. A cunning, ruthless, yet irresistible rake, Anthony's sensual blue eyes speak of pleasures beyond her imagining - and Roslynn dearly wishes she dared to surrender to such a man. Believing his passionate promises will surely lead to disaster. But denying her heart may cost the exquisite Highlands lady an unparalleled love hotter than flame and more precious than the rarest jewel.

  • Title : Ruby Flynn
    Ruby Flynn
    • Author : Dorries, Nadine.
    • Narrator : Noreen Leighton. (Female)
    • System Number : E14531
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      The FitzDeanes are powerful.
      The FitzDeanes are powerful. They have estates in England, a castle in Ireland and a growing shipping business in Liverpool. But in Ireland, during the famine, a great and terrible mistake was made, which would come to haunt the family for generations. Now young Ruby Flynn, rescued when the rest of her family died during the storms of 1947, reared and educated by nuns, arrives at Ballyford Castle, to work as a nursery maid. It is a fateful turning point for the FitzDeanes - and above all, for the beautiful and feisty Ruby Flynn herself.

  • Title : The children of Lovely Lane
    The children of Lovely Lane
    • Author : Dorries, Nadine.
    • Narrator : Georgia Maguire. (Female)
    • System Number : E14532
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 16 hours 45 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Lily works in a dockside processing plant by day and cares for her younger siblings during her every hour off.
      Lily works in a dockside processing plant by day and cares for her younger siblings during her every hour off. When tragedy strikes, will the nurses in St Angelus Hospital - otherwise known as the Angels of Lovely Lane - be able to save the day?

  • Title : In the mayor's parlour
    In the mayor's parlour
    • Author : Fletcher, J. S. (Joseph Smith)
    • Narrator : Nicholas Clifford. (Male)
    • System Number : E14533
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 50 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      “Rotten borough” is a term that goes back to the 18th century, and it used to mean a parliamentary constituency in which a few property owners, or sometimes a single one, could choose the local member of parliament.
      “Rotten borough” is a term that goes back to the 18th century, and it used to mean a parliamentary constituency in which a few property owners, or sometimes a single one, could choose the local member of parliament. The three Reform Acts of 1832, 1857 and 1884 brought that system to an end and by the time this book begins, a rotten borough has taken on its more modern meaning of a constituency whos rules allow a handful of people to profit secretly from the borough’s finances. In one such borough a new mayor, victor by a margin of single vote, has been working on a reform program and is found mysteriously murdered in his office -- the Mayor’s Parlour. As it happens, his young nephew is visiting from London, and is determined to find the killer. It’s no easy task, and the final discovery leaves him, as well as many others, surprised. (Summary by Nicholas Clifford)

  • Title : Major Pettigrew's last stand
    Major Pettigrew's last stand
    • Author : Simonson, Helen.
    • Narrator : Bill Wallis. (Male)
    • System Number : E14534
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours 5 minutes
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      Major Ernest Pettigrew (ret'd) is not interested in the frivolity of the modern world.
      Major Ernest Pettigrew (ret'd) is not interested in the frivolity of the modern world. Since his wife Nancy's death, he has tried to avoid the constant bother of nosy village women, his grasping, ambitious son, and the ever spreading suburbanisation of the English countryside, preferring to lead a quiet life upholding the values that people have lived by for generations - respectability, duty and a properly brewed cup of tea. But when his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs Ali, the widowed village shopkeeper of Pakistani descent, the Major is drawn out of his regimented world and forced to confront the realities of life in the 21st century.

  • Title : The mystery of the Ravenspurs
    The mystery of the Ravenspurs
    • Author : White, Fred M. (Fred Merrick)
    • Narrator : Roger Melin. (Male)
    • System Number : E14535
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      The Ravenspurs have for generations resided quietly in prosperity and comfort at their seaside castle.
      The Ravenspurs have for generations resided quietly in prosperity and comfort at their seaside castle. But the clan is suddenly besieged with strange happenings which are dwindling the population of the family to only a few which remain, and those few find themselves in fear of becoming the very last of the powerful family if the cause of their untimely deaths and disappearances is not uncovered soon. It will take a great deal of detective work and a touch of travel to help unravel the mystery of the Ravenspurs. (Summary by Roger Melin)

  • Title : Prodigal son : Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, book 1
    Prodigal son : Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, book 1
    • Author : Koontz, Dean R (Dean Ray)
    • Narrator : Christopher Lane. (Male)
    • System Number : E14537
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 4 minutes
    • Genre : Supernatural fiction.
    • Summary :
      He is Deucalion, a tattooed man of mysterious origin, a sleight-of-reality artist who has traveled the centuries with a secret worse than death.
      He is Deucalion, a tattooed man of mysterious origin, a sleight-of-reality artist who has traveled the centuries with a secret worse than death. he arrives in New orleans as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself. Decucalion's path will lead him to detectives Carson O'Connor and Michael Maddison, who are tracking the slayer but will soon discover signs of something far more terrifying an entire race of killers who are much more--and less--than human and, deadliest of all, their deranged, near-immortal maker Victor Helios--once known as Frankenstein.

  • Title : The czar's spy : the mystery of a silent love
    The czar's spy : the mystery of a silent love
    • Author : Le Queux, William.
    • Narrator : Nicholas Clifford. (Male)
    • System Number : E14538
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 55 minutes
    • Genre : Spy stories.
    • Summary :
      A mysterious burglary of the British Consulate at Leghorn, coupled with the even more mysterious visit of an English yacht, leads to a trail of espionage and underground criminal activity that carries to reader to London, to Scotland, and ultimately to Finland, then groaning under the oppression of its imperial Russian masters.
      A mysterious burglary of the British Consulate at Leghorn, coupled with the even more mysterious visit of an English yacht, leads to a trail of espionage and underground criminal activity that carries to reader to London, to Scotland, and ultimately to Finland, then groaning under the oppression of its imperial Russian masters. Our hero, fortunately, is a man of great perspicacity (half a century later he might have been named Double O Seven), but even he finds his limits tested as he attempts to find the truth. - Summary by Nicholas Clifford

  • Title : Snow White must die : Bodenstein & Kirchhoff, book 4
    Snow White must die : Bodenstein & Kirchhoff, book 4
    • Author : Neuhaus, Nele.
    • Narrator : Robert Fass.
    • System Number : E14539
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 15 hours 47 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      On a rainy November evening a woman is pushed from a bridge onto the road.
      On a rainy November evening a woman is pushed from a bridge onto the road. More trouble for a small town. Years earlier 2 girls disappeared. Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein were the investigators. Eventually suspects were found and jailed. Oliver has returned to his hometown only to find yet another girl has gone missing.

  • Title : The soldier's daughter
    The soldier's daughter
    • Author : Goodwin, Rosie
    • Narrator : Charlie Sanderson. (Female)
    • System Number : E14540
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      For as long as Briony can remember, she has been soft on the boy next door, Ernie, but her best friend Ruth has feelings for him too.
      For as long as Briony can remember, she has been soft on the boy next door, Ernie, but her best friend Ruth has feelings for him too. When the Luftwaffe begin their bombing campaign of the Midlands, Ernie is called up to serve, as is her father, and Briony's world is torn apart. Lois's family disowned her when she met Briony's father, but when the wartime evacuees need a safe home - Lois's parents open their doors. The three Valentine children are dispatched to Cornwall - far from the bombs and far from the only world they've ever known. Will the Valentine family ever unite and will Briony ever see Ernie again?

  • Title : Tom Brown's schooldays
    Tom Brown's schooldays
    • Author : Hughes, Thomas
    • Narrator : Jamie Parker. (Male)
    • System Number : E14541
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 7 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Tom Brown's Schooldays is the story of an energetic, good-hearted boy and his adventures at public school.
      Tom Brown's Schooldays is the story of an energetic, good-hearted boy and his adventures at public school. Based on the author's own childhood, the novel presents us with a snapshot of life at Victorian public school as we follow Tom's development from a boy to a young man. Tom must fend off his archenemy, the bully Flashman, and take a younger boy under his wings - through which he learns loyalty, courage and brotherhood.

  • Title : Sin killer
    Sin killer
    • Author : McMurtry, Larry
    • Narrator : Alfred Molina. (Male)
    • System Number : E14542
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 38 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Journeying up the Missouri River in 1830, the wealthy Berrybenders encounter the challenges of the untamed American West before Tasmin Berrybender falls in love with frontiersman and part-time preacher Jim Snow.
      Journeying up the Missouri River in 1830, the wealthy Berrybenders encounter the challenges of the untamed American West before Tasmin Berrybender falls in love with frontiersman and part-time preacher Jim Snow.

  • Title : Canvas & The Presentation on Egypt : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Canvas & The Presentation on Egypt : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Savaş, Ayşegül
    • Narrator : Ayşegül Savaş, Camille Bordas, Deborah Treisman (Female)
    • System Number : E14544
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 59 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      "Canvas" by Ayşegül Savaş and "The Presentation on Egypt" by Camille Bordas.
      "Canvas" by Ayşegül Savaş and "The Presentation on Egypt" by Camille Bordas. Ayşegül Savaş reads her story from the June 3, 2019, issue of the magazine. Savaş is a Turkish writer who lives in Paris and teaches at the Sorbonne. Her first novel, "Walking on the Ceiling," was published in April. Camille Bordas reads her story from the May 20, 2019, issue of the magazine. Bordas has published two novels in France, "Les Treize Desserts" and "Partie Commune." Her first novel in English, "How to Behave in a Crowd," was published in 2017.

  • Title : The Confession & Philosophy of the Foot : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    The Confession & Philosophy of the Foot : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Slimani, Leïla.
    • Narrator : Leïla Slimani, Taymour Soomro, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14545
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 59 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      "The Confession" by Leïla Slimani and "Philosophy of the Foot" by Taymour Soomro.
      "The Confession" by Leïla Slimani and "Philosophy of the Foot" by Taymour Soomro. Leïla Slimani reads her short story from the February 18 & 25, 2019, issue of the magazine. Slimani is the author of the novel "The Perfect Nanny," which won the Prix Goncourt in France in 2016 and was published in the U.S. last year. Another novel. "Adele," was published here in January. Taymour Soomro reads his short story from the January 7, 2019, issue of the magazine. This is Soomro's first fiction publication.

  • Title : The Starlet Apartments & All Will Be Well : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    The Starlet Apartments & All Will Be Well : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Lethem, Jonathan
    • Narrator : Jonathan Lethem, Yiyun Li, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14546
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 7 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      "The Starlet Apartments" by Jonathan Lethem and "All Will Be Well" by Yiyun Li.
      "The Starlet Apartments" by Jonathan Lethem and "All Will Be Well" by Yiyun Li. Jonathan Lethem reads his short story from the March 4, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lethem is the author of more than fifteen books of fiction, including the novels "The Fortress of Solitude," "A Gambler's Anatomy," and "The Feral Detective," which was published last year. Yiyun Li reads her story "All Will Be Well," from the March 11, 2019, issue of the magazine. Li is the author of two story collections and three novels, "The Vagrants," "Kinder Than Solitude," and "Where Reasons End," which was published last year.

  • Title : The antiquary
    The antiquary
    • Author : Scott, Walter.
    • Narrator : S. Kovalchik (Female)
    • System Number : E14549
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 19 hours 42 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Illegitimacy, false identity, and bankruptcy are the major elements of Sir Walter Scott's 1816 novel, The Antiquary.
      Illegitimacy, false identity, and bankruptcy are the major elements of Sir Walter Scott's 1816 novel, The Antiquary. Set in the period of the French Revolution, the novel's hero, Lovel, struggles to gain repute and the hand of his beloved despite his uncertain parentage. During these pursuits, he befriends the title's antiquary, Johnathan Oldbuck, who finds Lovel a captive audience to his scholarly studies and a tragic likeness to his own disappointments in love. Readers will discover whether Lovel's acts of bravery and courage ultimately earn him the birth and fortunes of a nobleman. (Summary by S. Kovalchik)

  • Title : For a mother's sins : some mothers will do anything to protect their families
    For a mother's sins : some mothers will do anything to protect their families
    • Author : Allen, Diane
    • Narrator : Anne Dover. (Female)
    • System Number : E14550
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      It is 1870 and railway workers and their families have flocked to the wild and inhospitable moorland known as Batty Green to build a viaduct on the Midland Railway Company's ambitious new Leeds to Carlisle Line.
      It is 1870 and railway workers and their families have flocked to the wild and inhospitable moorland known as Batty Green to build a viaduct on the Midland Railway Company's ambitious new Leeds to Carlisle Line. Among them are three very different women - tough widow Molly, honest and God-fearing Mary Pratt, and Helen Parker, downtrodden by her husband and seeking a better life. When tragedy strikes, the lives of the three women are bound together, and each is forced to confront the secrets and calamities that threaten to tear their families apart

  • Title : Secrets of the shipyard girls
    Secrets of the shipyard girls
    • Author : Revell, Nancy
    • Narrator : Janine Birkett. (Female)
    • System Number : E14551
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 15 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Sunderland, 1941.
      Sunderland, 1941. Gloria is smitten with her newly arrived bundle of joy, but baby Hope's first weeks are bittersweet. Hope's father is missing at sea and Gloria must lean on her girls for support. Meanwhile, head welder Rosie has turned her back on love to keep her double life secret. But her persistent beau is determined to uncover the truth and if he does, it could ruin her. Meanwhile, Bel and Joe fall in love. But it isn't long before a scandalous revelation threatens to pull them all apart. As the shipyard girls face their own battles, work and friendship give them the strength to carry on.

  • Title : River of salt
    River of salt
    • Author : Warner, Dave
    • Narrator : Henry Nixon. (Male)
    • System Number : E14552
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      1961, Philadelphia.
      1961, Philadelphia. After having to give up his brother to save his own life, hitman Blake Saunders flees the Mob and seeks refuge on the other side of the world. Two years later he has been reborn in a tiny coastal Australian town. The ghosts of the past still haunt him, but otherwise Coral Shoals is paradise. Blake surfs, and plays guitar in his own bar, the Surf Shack. But then the body of a young woman is found at a local motel, and evidence links her to the Surf Shack. When Blake's friend is arrested, and the local sergeant doesn't want to know, it becomes clear to Blake - who knows a thing or two about murder - that the only way to protect his paradise is to find the killer.

  • Title : For a father's pride
    For a father's pride
    • Author : Allen, Diane
    • Narrator : Anne Dover. (Female)
    • System Number : E14553
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      In 1871, young Daisy Fraser is living in the Yorkshire Dales with her beloved family.
      In 1871, young Daisy Fraser is living in the Yorkshire Dales with her beloved family. Her sister Kitty is set to marry the handsome and dangerous Clifford Middleton. But on the eve of the wedding, Clifford commits an act that shatters Daisy's happy life and forces her to give birth to a baby she believes is dead. She is cast out by her family and has no choice but to make her own way in the world. When further tragedy strikes, Daisy sets out for Leeds where she encounters poverty and hardship but also friendship. What she really longs for is a love of her own. But the key to happiness may not be as far away as she thinks...

  • Title : A tapestry of dreams
    A tapestry of dreams
    • Author : Blair, Jessica
    • Narrator : Penelope Freeman. (Female)
    • System Number : E14554
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      As heir to his father's woollen mill, Daniel Bullen is caught between duty and privilege.
      As heir to his father's woollen mill, Daniel Bullen is caught between duty and privilege. One day he will be a wealthy and respected man - but in the meantime his father has authority over him. Daniel takes himself a mistress and for a while is content with his measure of rebellion. Daniel meets Susannah Charlesworth, sole heiress to the prosperous Stockdale Estate and sees a way to becoming twice as wealthy as his father. The marriage Susannah enters into with such high hopes soon becomes a joyless prison. Can Susannah ever find the love and happiness she truly yearns for in this tapestry of dreams?

  • Title : Dark rising
    Dark rising
    • Author : Beck, Greig
    • Narrator : Sean Mangan. (Male)
    • System Number : E14556
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 7 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      A cataclysmic event.
      A cataclysmic event. When a massive amount of gamma radiation is detected somewhere beneath the desert of Iran, the world is on edge. Is it a nuclear weapon, or worse? Alex Hunter and his highly trained incursion team is on a mission to find out. When they arrive at the ruins of Persepolis, they find an underground facility but no lab, no weapons, no scientists, not even radiation. A black hole has taken everything. Meanwhile, Iran is preparing for the return of the prophet. Israel is threatening nuclear war. And the details about Alex's special U.S. military venture, code name: Arcadian, have been stolen. Then another gamma spike is detected, and someone, or something, is draining the fluids from the bodies of Iranian soldiers in the desert. A race against darkness. Now it's up to Alex to follow the traces of radiation all the way to the ancient caves of Arak, where he'll come face to face with a creature from his darkest nightmares. Is it game-over for Alex and his team? Or are greater forces at work as the world reaches its natural end-and mankind casts its final judgment?

  • Title : Conduction : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Conduction : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Coates, Ta-Nehisi
    • Narrator : Ta-Nehisi Coates, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14557
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 51 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Ta-Nehisi Coates reads his story from the June 10 & 17, 2019, issue of the magazine.
      Ta-Nehisi Coates reads his story from the June 10 & 17, 2019, issue of the magazine. Coates is the author of the nonfiction books "The Beautiful Struggle," "We Were Eight Years in Power," and "Between the World and Me," which won the National Book Award in 2015. His first novel, "The Water Dancer," from which this story is adapted, will be published in September.

  • Title : The Bunty Club & Are You Experienced? : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    The Bunty Club & Are You Experienced? : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Hadley, Tessa
    • Narrator : Tessa Hadley, David Means, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14558
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 6 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      “The Bunty Club” by Tessa Hadley and “Are You Experienced?” by David Means.
      “The Bunty Club” by Tessa Hadley and “Are You Experienced?” by David Means. Tessa Hadley reads “The Bunty Club,” her story from the October 28, 2019, issue of the magazine. Hadley has published ten books of fiction, including the story collections “Married Love” and “Bad Dreams and Other Stories,” and the novel “Late in the Day,” which was published earlier this year. David Means reads his story “Are You Experienced?” from the October 21, 2019, issue of the magazine. Means is the author of the novel “Hystopia” and five story collections, including “The Spot” and “Instructions for a Funeral,” which was published earlier this year.

  • Title : Medusa & The Match : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Medusa & The Match : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Barker, Pat
    • Narrator : Pat Barker, Colson Whitehead, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14559
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 12 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      "Medusa" by Pat Barker and "The Match" by Colson Whitehead.
      "Medusa" by Pat Barker and "The Match" by Colson Whitehead. Pat Barker reads her story from the April 15, 2019, issue of the magazine. Barker is the author of fourteen novels, including "Regeneration," "The Ghost Road," which won the Booker Prize, and, most recently, "The Silence of the Girls," which was published in 2018. Colson Whitehead reads his story “The Match,” from the April 1, 2019, issue of the magazine. Whitehead has published six novels, including “The Intuitionist” and “The Underground Railroad,” which won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. His new novel, “The Nickel Boys,” from which this story was adapted, will be published in July.

  • Title : The Flier & The Trip : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    The Flier & The Trip : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : O’Neill, Joseph
    • Narrator : Joseph O’Neill, Weike Wang, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14561
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 11 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      "The Flier" by Joseph O’Neill and "The Trip" by Weike Wang.
      "The Flier" by Joseph O’Neill and "The Trip" by Weike Wang. Joseph O’Neill reads his story from the November 11, 2019, issue of the magazine. O’Neil is the author of four novels, including “Netherland,” which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2009, and “The Dog.” His first story collection, “Good Trouble,” was published last year. Weike Wang reads her story from the November 18, 2019, issue of the magazine. Wang’s first novel, “Chemistry,” which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, was published in 2017, and she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 the same year.

  • Title : Harbor & To Do : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Harbor & To Do : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Greenwell, Garth
    • Narrator : Garth Greenwell, Kate Walbert, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14562
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 58 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      "Harbor" by Garth Greenwell and "To Do" by Kate Walbert.
      "Harbor" by Garth Greenwell and "To Do" by Kate Walbert. Garth Greenwell reads his story from the September 16, 2019, issue of the magazine. Greenwell's first novel, "What Belongs to You," was published in 2016, and won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year. A new book of fiction, "Cleanness," will be published in January. Kate Walbert reads her story from the September 2, 2019, issue of the magazine. Walbert's novels include "Our Kind," "A Short History of Women," and "His Favorites." A new story collection, "She Was Like That," will be published in October.

  • Title : Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God & The Stone : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God & The Stone : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Oates, Joyce Carol
    • Narrator : Joyce Carol Oates, Louise Erdrich, Deborah Treisman. (Female)
    • System Number : E14563
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 4 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Joyce Carol Oates and "The Stone" by Louise Erdrich.
      "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Joyce Carol Oates and "The Stone" by Louise Erdrich. Joyce Carol Oates reads “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” her story from the October 14, 2019, issue of the magazine. Oates is the author of more than sixty books of fiction, including the novels “The Gravedigger’s Daughter” and “A Book of American Martyrs,” and the story collection “Dear Husband.” Louise Erdrich reads her story from the September 9, 2019, issue of the magazine. Erdrich is the author of more than two dozen works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novels include "LaRose" and "The Round House," which won the National Book Award in 2012.

  • Title : Short stories (Early works 1837-1852)
    Short stories (Early works 1837-1852)
    • Author : Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn.
    • Narrator : Phil Benson. (Male)
    • System Number : E14564
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours 57 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      A collection of Elizabeth Gaskell's early short stories.
      A collection of Elizabeth Gaskell's early short stories. Following the publication of Mary Barton in 1848, Gaskell published many of her short works for Charles Dickens's Household Words magazine between 1850 and 1858. Her earlier works were published in a variety of venues including Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (Sketches among the Poor), William Howitt's Visits to Remarkable Places (Clopton Hall), Howitt’s Journal of Literature and Popular Progress (Libbie Marsh, The Sexton's Hero, Christmas Storms and Sunshine), the Sunday School Penny Magazine (Hand and Heart, Bessy’s Troubles at Home), Sartain’s Union Magazine (The Last Generation in England, Martha Preston) and the Ladies Companion and Monthly Magazine (Mrs. Harrison's Confessions). Summary by Phil Benson

  • Title : The house by the medlar-tree
    The house by the medlar-tree
    • Author : Verga, Giovanni
    • Narrator : Tom Denholm. (Male)
    • System Number : E14565
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 18 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      In a nineteenth century Sicilian fishing village, the Malavoglia family gambles everything on being able to profit from a cargo of lupin nuts.
      In a nineteenth century Sicilian fishing village, the Malavoglia family gambles everything on being able to profit from a cargo of lupin nuts. The cargo is lost at sea and a succession of misfortunes and tragedies assails the family. A masterpiece of social commentary hailed within Italy but neglected by the wider world, The House by the Medlar Tree ranks alongside the works of Zola, Dickens or Balzac among the great books of European literature. The book is the inspiration behind the 1948 film 'La Terra Trema' ('The Earth Trembles'), one of the earliest works of the great Italian director Luchino Visconti. - Summary by Tom Denholm

  • Title : Lion loose
    Lion loose
    • Author : Schmitz, James H.
    • Narrator : Winston Tharp. (Male)
    • System Number : E14566
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 19 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories, Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      The most dangerous of animals is not the biggest and fiercest—but the one that's hardest to stop.
      The most dangerous of animals is not the biggest and fiercest—but the one that's hardest to stop. Add intelligence to that ... and you may come to a wrong conclusion as to what the worst menace is.... - Summary by Analog Science Fact & Fiction

  • Title : The voyage out
    The voyage out
    • Author : Woolf, Virginia
    • Narrator : Lynne Thompson. (Female)
    • System Number : E14567
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours 32 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship and is launched on a course of self-discovery in a kind of modern mythical voyage.
      Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship and is launched on a course of self-discovery in a kind of modern mythical voyage. The mismatched jumble of passengers provide Woolf with an opportunity to satirise Edwardian life.

  • Title : Doctor Izard
    Doctor Izard
    • Author : Green, Anna Katharine.
    • Narrator : Lee Smalley. (Male)
    • System Number : E14568
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 2 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      The opening scene takes place in a hospital ward where two patients lie, apparently dying, when a man enters and offers a proposition to one of them.
      The opening scene takes place in a hospital ward where two patients lie, apparently dying, when a man enters and offers a proposition to one of them. The story then shifts to another town where, years earlier, Polly Earle’s mother died of unknown causes and her father disappeared, leaving Polly, a small child, parentless and penniless. Raised by neighbors, Polly is now a beautiful young woman engaged to be married. A stranger arrives and makes an unsettling request of Polly. Doctor Izard, an intensely private person who had attended her mother, becomes involved. Anna Katherine Green, a prolific and popular mystery writer, was considered to be "The American Agatha Christie". (Lee Smalley)

  • Title : 100 strokes of the brush before bed
    100 strokes of the brush before bed
    • Author : Panarello, Melissa
    • Narrator : Melissa Parente. (Female)
    • System Number : E14569
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 35 minutes
    • Genre : Erotic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Melissa begins her diary a virgin, but a stormy affair at the age of fourteen leads her to regard sex as a means of self-discovery, and for the next two years she plunges into a succession of encounters with various partners, male and female, her age and much older, some met through schoolmates, others through newspaper ads and internet chat rooms.
      Melissa begins her diary a virgin, but a stormy affair at the age of fourteen leads her to regard sex as a means of self-discovery, and for the next two years she plunges into a succession of encounters with various partners, male and female, her age and much older, some met through schoolmates, others through newspaper ads and internet chat rooms. In graphic detail she describes her entry into a Dante-esque underworld of eroticism, where she willingly participates in group sex and sadomasochism, as well as casual pickups. Melissa's secret life is concealed from family and friends, revealed only in her diary entries. Told with disarming candor, Melissa P.'s bittersweet tour of extreme desires is as poignant as it is titillating.

  • Title : The girl in blue
    The girl in blue
    • Author : Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville)
    • Narrator : Graham Seed. (Male)
    • System Number : E14570
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 45 minutes
    • Genre : Humorous fiction.
    • Summary :
      Jerry West has a few problems.
      Jerry West has a few problems. His uncle Crispin is broke. His other uncle, Willoughby, is rich but won't hand over any of his inheritance. And to cap it all, although already engaged, Jerry has just fallen in love with the wonderful Jane Hunnicutt. But she's an heiress, and that's a problem too, because Jerry can't be seen to be a gold-digger. Enter 'The Girl in Blue' - a Gainsborough miniature which someone has stolen from Uncle Willoughby. Jerry sets out on a mission to find her - and somehow, hilariously, everything comes right.

  • Title : Widow's walk : a Spenser novel
    Widow's walk : a Spenser novel
    • Author : Parker, Robert B.
    • Narrator : Joe Mantegna. (Male)
    • System Number : E14571
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      When 51-year-old Nathan Smith, a once confirmed bachelor, is found in his bed with a hole in his head made by a 38-caliber slug, it's not hard to imagine Nathan's young bride as the one with her finger on the trigger.
      When 51-year-old Nathan Smith, a once confirmed bachelor, is found in his bed with a hole in his head made by a 38-caliber slug, it's not hard to imagine Nathan's young bride as the one with her finger on the trigger. Even her lawyer thinks she's guilty. But given that Mary Smith is entitled to the best defence she can afford - and thanks to Nathan's millions, she can afford plenty - Spenser hires on to investigate Mary's bona fides ...

  • Title : Shut your eyes tight : Dave Gurney, book 2
    Shut your eyes tight : Dave Gurney, book 2
    • Author : Verdon, John.
    • Narrator : Scott Brick. (Male)
    • System Number : E14572
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 17 hours 21 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Superstar detective Dave Gurney's renewed efforts to retire are halted by the brutal murder of a young bride at her wedding reception, a crime subsequently linked to a brilliant criminal who targets Gurney's family to further his agendas.
      Superstar detective Dave Gurney's renewed efforts to retire are halted by the brutal murder of a young bride at her wedding reception, a crime subsequently linked to a brilliant criminal who targets Gurney's family to further his agendas.

  • Title : Ash and bones
    Ash and bones
    • Author : Thomas, Mike
    • Narrator : Matt Addis. (Male)
    • System Number : E14575
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 5 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      At a squalid flat near the Cardiff docks, an early morning police raid goes catastrophically wrong when the police aren't the only unexpected guests.
      At a squalid flat near the Cardiff docks, an early morning police raid goes catastrophically wrong when the police aren't the only unexpected guests. A plain clothes officer is shot dead at point blank range, the original suspect is left in a coma. The killer, identity unknown, slips away. Young and inexperienced, Will MacReady starts his first day on the CID. With the city in shock and the entire force reeling, he is desperate to help -- but unearths truths that lead the team down an increasingly dark path.

  • Title : Atlantis
    Atlantis
    • Author : Hauptmann, Gerhart.
    • Narrator : Margaret Espaillat. (Female)
    • System Number : E14577
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours
    • Genre : Sea stories.
    • Summary :
      Frederick von Kammacher is a young doctor in Germany whose wife has gone insane, whose children are in a boarding school, and whose career has been destroyed by some faulty research he has done.
      Frederick von Kammacher is a young doctor in Germany whose wife has gone insane, whose children are in a boarding school, and whose career has been destroyed by some faulty research he has done. He becomes infatuated with a teenage dancer, and on a whim he boards the the same steamship the dancer is on bound for New York. Hauptmann was heralded as a seer for his description of what happens to their steamship mid-ocean, and what in reality happened to the Titanic only months later. (Summary by Margaret)

  • Title : Brawler & What Can You Do With a General : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Brawler & What Can You Do With a General : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Groff, Lauren
    • Narrator : Lauren Groff, Emma Cline, Deborah Treisman. (Female)
    • System Number : E14579
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      "Brawler" by Lauren Groff and "What Can You Do With a General" by Emma Cline.
      "Brawler" by Lauren Groff and "What Can You Do With a General" by Emma Cline. Lauren Groff reads her story from the May 13, 2019, issue of the magazine. Groff has published three novels, including "Arcadia," in 2012, and "Fates and Furies," in 2015. Her second story collection, "Florida," which came out last year, won the Story Prize in 2018 and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Emma Cline reads her short story from the February 4, 2019, issue of the magazine. Cline's first novel, "The Girls," was published in 2016. She is a winner of The Paris Review's Plimpton Prize, and was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists, in 2017.

  • Title : A long finish : an Aurelio Zen mystery
    A long finish : an Aurelio Zen mystery
    • Author : Dibdin, Michael.
    • Narrator : Michael Kitchen. (Male)
    • System Number : E14581
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      After his adventures in Cosi Fan Tutti, Aurelio Zen finds himself back in Rome, sneezing in a damp wine cellar and being given another unorthodox assignment - to release the jailed scion of an important wine-growing family.
      After his adventures in Cosi Fan Tutti, Aurelio Zen finds himself back in Rome, sneezing in a damp wine cellar and being given another unorthodox assignment - to release the jailed scion of an important wine-growing family.

  • Title : Liquid gold : Lachlan Fox, book 4
    Liquid gold : Lachlan Fox, book 4
    • Author : Phelan, James.
    • Narrator : Adrian Mulraney. (Male)
    • System Number : E14582
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      Water promises to be to the 21st century what oil was to the 20th.
      Water promises to be to the 21st century what oil was to the 20th. Lachlan Fox has made a career out of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. As a shore assault specialist in an Australian Navy Clearance Diver Team, he often came up against bad guys and even worse odds. Now working as an investigative journalist for an independent news organisation he doesn’t back away from uncovering the big stories: global conspiracies, rogue secret agents, terrorist cells. With his best friend Alister Gammaldi, Fox is caught up in the corrupt world of international politics and arms races and, it seems, as the earth feels the impact of global warming that the commodity everyone is after is water. Lachlan discovers some people will do anything to control it. When he exposes their secrets he finds himself back in the front line and facing his strongest enemy yet.

  • Title : Just one more day
    Just one more day
    • Author : Blair, Jessica
    • Narrator : Janine Birkett. (Female)
    • System Number : E14583
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      1939: Carolyn Maddison decides as soon as she is eighteen she will join the Women's Auxiliary Air Force.
      1939: Carolyn Maddison decides as soon as she is eighteen she will join the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Reporting to the Air Ministry she meets good-looking, charismatic pilot, Charlie Wade. He believes Carolyn should work as an Intelligence officer, and suggests she should serve on an active bombing station. Carolyn obtains a prestigious posting in 5 Group Bomber Command, briefing and debriefing aircrew. Carolyn resists her feelings for her dashing pilot, deciding it's not worth the risk of loving a man in wartime...only to wonder if she has done the right thing when a new WAAF on the station sets her cap at him.

  • Title : The other side of the river
    The other side of the river
    • Author : Blair, Jessica
    • Narrator : Marie McCarthy. (Female)
    • System Number : E14584
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Gennetta Turner's father owns a large jet-carving company, but there is intense competition within the industry.
      Gennetta Turner's father owns a large jet-carving company, but there is intense competition within the industry. Mr Turner devises a way of consolidating his hold over the town by marrying his daughter off to the son of his arch-rival. However, Gennetta is wildly in love with her childhood sweetheart, a young sailor. Can she foil her father's plan?

  • Title : The whispering man
    The whispering man
    • Author : Webster, Henry Kitchell
    • Narrator : Kate Follis. (Female)
    • System Number : E14586
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      New friends Drew and Jeffrey are drawn into the investigation of the mysterious death of Dr.
      New friends Drew and Jeffrey are drawn into the investigation of the mysterious death of Dr. Marshall. Romance and intrigue abound and you'll be kept guessing up to the end as to who the murderer could be. (Summary by Kate Follis)

  • Title : The seen and the unseen
    The seen and the unseen
    • Author : Marsh, Richard.
    • Narrator : Sonia. (Female)
    • System Number : E14587
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 6 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Is it true that people can literally be scared to death?
      Is it true that people can literally be scared to death? Is it possible to photograph astral projections? What happens if you play with a pack of cards which belonged to a dead card-trickster? These and more questions are raised and answered in ''The Seen and the Unseen'' (first published in 1900), a collection of twelve short stories of a supernatural and uncanny nature by English author Richard Marsh (1857-1915), famous for such mystery/horror novels as ''The Beetle'' and ''The Goddess: A Demon''. So if you feel you are ready for some goosebumps before bedtime, snuggle up and have a listen. - Summary by Sonia

  • Title : Selected Uncle Abner mysteries
    Selected Uncle Abner mysteries
    • Author : Post, Melville Davisson.
    • Narrator : Winston Tharp. (Male)
    • System Number : E14589
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 27 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories, Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Fourteen mysteries from the pages of the Saturday Evening Post, the Metropolitan, Red Book, and Pictorial Review magazines featuring Uncle Abner, who solves crimes in the pre-Civil War West Virginia hill country.
      Fourteen mysteries from the pages of the Saturday Evening Post, the Metropolitan, Red Book, and Pictorial Review magazines featuring Uncle Abner, who solves crimes in the pre-Civil War West Virginia hill country. His weapons are keen observation, logic, and a fundamentalist’s belief in the victory of good over evil. Post’s historical mysteries have been favorably compared to those of his fellow American Edgar Allan Poe. - Summary by Winston Tharp

  • Title : The loot of cities : being the adventures of a millionaire in search of joy (a fantasia); and other stories
    The loot of cities : being the adventures of a millionaire in search of joy (a fantasia); and other stories
    • Author : Bennett, Arnold.
    • Narrator : David Wales. (Male)
    • System Number : E14591
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 32 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories, Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Published in 1917, this is a collection of a novella and seven short stories by one of the cleverest authors of the early twentieth century. ‘In Queen's Quorum (1951), a survey of crime fiction, Ellery Queen listed Bennett's The Loot of Cities among the 100 most important works in the genre.
      Published in 1917, this is a collection of a novella and seven short stories by one of the cleverest authors of the early twentieth century. ‘In Queen's Quorum (1951), a survey of crime fiction, Ellery Queen listed Bennett's The Loot of Cities among the 100 most important works in the genre. This collection of stories recounts the adventures of a millionaire who commits crimes to achieve his idealistic ends. Although it was "one of his least known works," it was nevertheless "of unusual interest, both as an example of Arnold Bennett's early work and as an early example of dilettante detectivism".’ - Summary by David Wales

  • Title : The Mikado Jewel
    The Mikado Jewel
    • Author : Hume, Fergus.
    • Narrator : Matt Pierard. (Male)
    • System Number : E14592
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 5 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      A widow has been murdered in the home of a relative on a foggy night in London town when all residents were off on to the theatre, and one to run an errand involving the title bauble.
      A widow has been murdered in the home of a relative on a foggy night in London town when all residents were off on to the theatre, and one to run an errand involving the title bauble. Who done it? - Summary by Matt Pierard

  • Title : Like father, like son
    Like father, like son
    • Author : Allen, Diane
    • Narrator : Janine Birkett. (Female)
    • System Number : E14594
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 46 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      There would be trouble at Paradise . . .
      There would be trouble at Paradise . . . From birth, Polly Harper seems destined for tragedy. Raised by her loving grandparents on Paradise Farm she is unknowingly tangled in a web of secrecy regarding her parentage. When she falls in love with Tobias, the wealthy son of a local landowner of disrepute, her anxious grandparents send her to work in a dairy. There she becomes instantly drawn to the handsome Matt Dinsdale, propelling her further into the depths of forbidden romance and dark family secrets. But when tragedy strikes, Polly is forced to confront her past and decide the fate of her future. Will she lose everything, or will she finally realise that her roots and love lie in Paradise?

  • Title : 813
    813
    • Author : Leblanc, Maurice.
    • Narrator : Cathy Barratt. (Female)
    • System Number : E14595
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 19 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      As usual, gentleman thief Arsène Lupin finds himself wrongfully accused of murder, and must find the real killer to clear his coloured name. (Summary by Cathy Barratt)
      As usual, gentleman thief Arsène Lupin finds himself wrongfully accused of murder, and must find the real killer to clear his coloured name. (Summary by Cathy Barratt)

  • Title : A good yarn : Blossom Street, book 2
    A good yarn : Blossom Street, book 2
    • Author : Macomber, Debbie.
    • Narrator : Linda Emond. (Female)
    • System Number : E14596
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 11 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      You might have heard about a wonderful little yarn store in downtown Seattle.
      You might have heard about a wonderful little yarn store in downtown Seattle. Debbie Macomber can take you there! In the year since it opened, A Good Yarn has thrived, and so has Lydia Hoffman, the owner. A lot of that is due to Brad Goetz. But when Brad's ex-wife reappears, Lydia is suddenly afraid to trust her newfound happiness. Elise Beaumont joins one of Lydia's popular knitting classes. Living with her daughter, Aurora, Elise learns that her onetime husband plans to visit and that Aurora wants a relationship with her father, regardless of how Elise feels about him. Bethanne Hamlin is facing the fallout from a divorce and joins the knitting class as the first step in her effort to recover a sense of dignity and hope. Courtney Pulanski is a depressed and overweight teenager. She's staying with her grandmother, who's trying to help by taking her to the knitting class at A Good Yarn.

  • Title : I'm walking backwards for Christmas : The Goon show
    I'm walking backwards for Christmas : The Goon show
    • Author : BBC Radio
    • Narrator : Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan, John Snagge, George Chisholm, Sir Bernard Miles and Wallace Greenslade. (Male)
    • System Number : E14599
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 2 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories, Humorous fiction.
    • Summary :
      Four "Goon Show" episodes from the mid-1950s: "The Treasure of Loch Lomond", "The Greenslade Story", "Wings Over Dagenham" and "The Rent Collectors".
      Four "Goon Show" episodes from the mid-1950s: "The Treasure of Loch Lomond", "The Greenslade Story", "Wings Over Dagenham" and "The Rent Collectors".

  • Title : The shipyard girls
    The shipyard girls
    • Author : Revell, Nancy
    • Narrator : Janine Birkett. (Female)
    • System Number : E14600
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 45 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction, Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Sunderland, 1940.
      Sunderland, 1940. Polly never dreamed she would be able to work in the shipyards like the men in her family but times are tough and her new job ends up giving her more than she ever expected when she meets enigmatic dock diver Tommy Watts. During the day, head welder Rosie teaches her fledgling flock of trainees their new trade, but at night she hides a secret life. And mother hen Gloria signs up to escape her brutal husband, but finds she cannot run from her problems. The Shipyard Girls start off as strangers - but end up forging an unbreakable bond of friendship in the most difficult times.

  • Title : The dark lake : Gemma Woodstock, book 1
    The dark lake : Gemma Woodstock, book 1
    • Author : Bailey, Sarah.
    • Narrator : Kate Hosking. (Female)
    • System Number : E14601
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 45 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      When Gemma Woodstock, homicide investigator in the large rural town of Smithson, views the body of her old school friend Rosalind splayed open on the autopsy table, she suffers the same feeling of inscrutability that has coloured her relationship with Rose for so long.
      When Gemma Woodstock, homicide investigator in the large rural town of Smithson, views the body of her old school friend Rosalind splayed open on the autopsy table, she suffers the same feeling of inscrutability that has coloured her relationship with Rose for so long. Gemma, however, is hiding her own secrets. She has a four-year-old son, Ben, and has recently moved in with the boy's father, Scott. But the relationship is troubled and she is having an affair with a colleague that she works closely with, Felix, who is married with two teenage daughters. She knows that Rosalind recently moved back to Smithson to teach drama at their old school, but Gemma had not made contact and now she wonders why the incendiary Rose really came back to this country town. Rose lived alone in a small run-down apartment, even though her father is one of the town's richest men.

  • Title : Do Not Stop & Son of Friedman : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Do Not Stop & Son of Friedman : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Scibona, Salvatore.
    • Narrator : Salvatore Scibona, Emma Cline, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14602
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 18 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      "Do Not Stop" by Salvatore Scibona and "Son of Friedman" by Emma Cline.
      "Do Not Stop" by Salvatore Scibona and "Son of Friedman" by Emma Cline. Salvatore Scibona reads his short story from the January 21, 2019, issue of the magazine. Scibona's first novel, "The End," was a finalist for the National Book Award and a winner of the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award. His second novel, "The Volunteer," from which this story was adapted, will be published in March. Emma Cline reads her story from the July 1, 2019, issue of the magazine. Cline's first novel, "The Girls," was published in 2016. She is a winner of The Paris Review's Plimpton Prize, and was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists, in 2017.

  • Title : Ross Perot and China & God's Caravan : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Ross Perot and China & God's Caravan : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Lerner, Ben.
    • Narrator : Ben Lerner, Tiphanie Yanique, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14603
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 13 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      "Ross Perot and China" by Ben Lerner and “God’s Caravan” by Tiphanie Yanique.
      "Ross Perot and China" by Ben Lerner and “God’s Caravan” by Tiphanie Yanique. Ben Lerner reads his story from the May 27, 2019, issue of the magazine. Lerner is the author of the novels "Leaving the Atocha Station" and "10:04," as well as three books of poetry. His third novel, "The Topeka School," from which this story was adapted, will be published in October. Tiphanie Yanique reads her story from the November 4, 2019, issue of the magazine. Yanique is the author of “How to Escape from a Leper Colony: a Novella and Stories” and the novel “Land of Love and Drowning,” which won the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize in 2014.

  • Title : Hide her name : the Four Streets, book 2
    Hide her name : the Four Streets, book 2
    • Author : Dorries, Nadine.
    • Narrator : Emma Gregory. (Female)
    • System Number : E14604
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      In the Four Streets in Liverpool, a dreadful murder has been committed, and 14-year-old Kitty Doherty is pregnant with the dead man's child.
      In the Four Streets in Liverpool, a dreadful murder has been committed, and 14-year-old Kitty Doherty is pregnant with the dead man's child. This secret is so dangerous that her mother, Maura, and the redoubtable Kathleen, her best friend Nellie's grandmother, decide the girls must be spirited away quietly to Ireland to await the birth of the baby. But back in Liverpool, the police are not giving up their search for the truth. Somewhere, in this tight-knit Irish Catholic community, someone must know something. Someone surely will talk one day. The streets are alive with gossip and rumour and it isn't easy to keep a secret that big.

  • Title : A bachelor's dream
    A bachelor's dream
    • Author : Hungerford, Mrs.
    • Narrator : Lynda Marie Neilson. (Female)
    • System Number : E14607
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 26 minutes
    • Genre : Romance, Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      This is a wonderfully written novel by Mrs.
      This is a wonderfully written novel by Mrs. Hungerford about the perennial bachelor and the various interests in his life, where he is a doctor by trade. From taking care of his sister's children to a possible love on the horizon, the author keeps us on our toes in this quick read of a book with its many unexpected twists and turns!

  • Title : Fatal identity : Fatal, book 10
    Fatal identity : Fatal, book 10
    • Author : Force, Marie.
    • Narrator : Felicity Munroe. (Female)
    • System Number : E14608
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours
    • Genre : Romance, Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      Every family has its secrets ...
      Every family has its secrets ... As the first anniversary of her marriage to Vice President Nick Cappuano approaches, Lieutenant Sam Holland is dreaming of Bora Bora--sun, sand, and a desperately needed break from the DC grind. But real life has a way of intervening, and Sam soon finds herself taking on one of the most perplexing cases of her career. Government worker Josh Hamilton begs Sam to investigate his shocking claim that his parents stole him from another family thirty years ago. More complicated still, his "father" is none other than the FBI director. When a member of Josh's family is brutally murdered, Sam begins to question how deep this cover-up goes. Is it possible the revered director was part of a baby-napping ring and that others involved are also targets? With a killer intent on deadly revenge and her team still reeling from a devastating loss, Sam's plate is full--and when Nick and their son, Scotty, take ill, is her dream of a tropical anniversary celebration in peril too?

  • Title : The scavenger's daughters : Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters, book 1
    The scavenger's daughters : Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters, book 1
    • Author : Bratt, Kay.
    • Narrator : Will Damron. (Male)
    • System Number : E14609
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Coming of age during China's Cultural Revolution, Benfu survived the cruel years, but he did not emerge unscathed.
      Coming of age during China's Cultural Revolution, Benfu survived the cruel years, but he did not emerge unscathed. The Scavenger's Daughters is the story of Benfu and his beloved wife Calli, chronicling their attempts to build a life in the turmoil and aftermath of Maoist China. At the heart of their struggle lies the pain of losing their only child. To fill the terrible hole in their lives, they take in abandoned girls the unwanted weeds as their own, lovingly caring for them as flowers in a garden. Linnea, the oldest of the scavenger's daughters, embarks on a struggle of her own, as she falls in love with the son of a wealthy family. Inspired by a true story, this poetic tale of modern-day China chronicles Benfu and Calli as they turn their path of hardship into a beautiful field of flowers.

  • Title : Bronze : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Bronze : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Eugenides, Jeffrey.
    • Narrator : Jeffrey Eugenides, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14610
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 56 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Jeffrey Eugenides reads his story "Bronze" from the February 5th, 2018, issue of the magazine.
      Jeffrey Eugenides reads his story "Bronze" from the February 5th, 2018, issue of the magazine. Eugenides is the author of three novels, including "Middlesex," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. His most recent book, the story collection "Fresh Complaint," was published last year.

  • Title : Foreign-Returned : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Foreign-Returned : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Shepard, Sadia.
    • Narrator : Sadia Shepard, Deborah Treisman. (Female)
    • System Number : E14611
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 52 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Sadia Shepard reads her story from the January 8, 2018, issue of the magazine.
      Sadia Shepard reads her story from the January 8, 2018, issue of the magazine. Shepard is a writer and documentary film producer. Her first book, "The Girl from Foreign: A Memoir," was published in 2008.

  • Title : Stanville : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Stanville : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Kushner, Rachel.
    • Narrator : Rachel Kushner, Deborah Treisman. (Female)
    • System Number : E14612
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 55 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Rachel Kushner reads her story "Stanville," from the February 12 & 19, 2018, issue of the magazine.
      Rachel Kushner reads her story "Stanville," from the February 12 & 19, 2018, issue of the magazine. Kushner is the author of two novels, "Telex from Cuba" and "The Flamethrowers," both of which were finalists for the National Book Award. Her third novel, "The Mars Room," from which this story was adapted, will be published in May.

  • Title : Texas & The Boundary : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Texas & The Boundary : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Gates, David.
    • Narrator : David Gates, Jhumpa Lahiri, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14613
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 52 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      "Texas" by David Gates and "The Boundary" by Jhumpa Lahiri.
      "Texas" by David Gates and "The Boundary" by Jhumpa Lahiri. David Gates reads his story from the January 15, 2018, issue of the magazine. Gates is the author of four books of fiction, including the novel "Preston Falls" and the story collection "A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me," which was published in 2015. Jhumpa Lahiri reads her story from the January 29, 2018, issue of the magazine. Lahiri is the author of two novels and two short-story collections. Her first book, "Interpreter of Maladies," won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000, and her most recent novel, "The Lowland," was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award in 2014.

  • Title : Jeremy and Hamlet : a chronicle of certain incidents in the lives of a boy, a dog, and a country town
    Jeremy and Hamlet : a chronicle of certain incidents in the lives of a boy, a dog, and a country town
    • Author : Walpole, Hugh.
    • Narrator : David Wales. (Male)
    • System Number : E14615
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 11 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Hamlet is Jeremy’s dog.
      Hamlet is Jeremy’s dog. This 1923 book is Hugh Walpole’s second volume in his Jeremy semi-autobiographical trilogy about a ten-year-old English boy.

Nonfiction

  • Title : Julie Andrews : a life on stage and screen
    Julie Andrews : a life on stage and screen
    • Author : Windeler, Robert
    • Narrator : Norah Watmore. (Female)
    • System Number : E5603
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 28 minutes 26 seconds
    • Genre : Biography.
    • Summary :
      This highly readable biography charts both the highs and lows of a remarkable career.
      This highly readable biography charts both the highs and lows of a remarkable career. Unique in her enormous popularity the world over, and in her astonishing capacity for endurance, Julie Andrews is a superstar and a survivor.

  • Title : Beyond bad : the life and crimes of Katherine Knight, Australia's Hannibal
    Beyond bad : the life and crimes of Katherine Knight, Australia's Hannibal
    • Author : Lee, Sandra
    • Narrator : Pauline Cavel. (Female)
    • System Number : E7395
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours
    • Genre : Biography.
    • Summary :
      Warning: This book contains graphic violence.
      Warning: This book contains graphic violence. Beyond Bad is the shocking true story of Katherine Knight, a grandmother jailed for the most gruesome crime ever committed in Australia. Knight murdered, skinned and served up her de facto as a meal for his children. Beyond Bad is the shocking true story of Katherine Knight, the first Australian woman to be sentenced to serve out her life in prison. Her crime - the ritual slaying and skinning of her de facto husband for a cannibal feast - is the most gruesome ever committed in Australia. Knight, a 44-year-old abattoir worker, stabbed her de facto John Price 37 times, skinned his body, cooked his head, and served him up as a meal for his children. Beyond Bad explains what motivated Knight to commit such a heinous act and how it rocked the Hunter Valley town she lived in.

  • Title : The secrets of an inspirational (in-spirit) life
    The secrets of an inspirational (in-spirit) life
    • Author : Dyer, Wayne W.
    • Narrator : Wayne W. Dyer. (Male)
    • System Number : E13115
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 58 minutes
    • Genre : Self-improvement.
    • Summary :
      Dr.
      Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals that inspiration can be cultivated and be a driving force throughout life, rather than showing up every now and then and just as mysteriously disappearing, seemingly independent of our desire.

  • 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 : Nothing like it in the world : the men who built the transcontinental railroad, 1863-1869
    Nothing like it in the world : the men who built the transcontinental railroad, 1863-1869
    • Author : Ambrose, Stephen E.
    • Narrator : Narrated by Joan Scafe and Recorded by John Smith. (Female)
    • System Number : E13623
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 18 hours 57 minutes
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      "Nothing Like It in the World" gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage.
      "Nothing Like It in the World" gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad -- the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks. The U.S. government pitted two companies -- the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads -- against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution. Locomotives, rails, and spikes were shipped from the East through Panama or around South America to the West or lugged across the country to the Plains. In Ambrose' hands, this enterprise, with its huge expenditure of brainpower, muscle, and sweat, comes vibrantly to life.

  • 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 : 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 : Riveren : My Home, Our Country
    Riveren : My Home, Our Country
    • Author : Underwood, Terry
    • Narrator : Narrated by Ruth Walker and recorded by Jan Angwin.
    • System Number : E14149
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 34 minutes
    • Genre : Voyages and Travel.
    • Summary :
      A Breathtaking Collection of Stories and Photographs.
      A Breathtaking Collection of Stories and Photographs. Terry Underwood captures the essence and colour of life on her beloved Outback station in a breathtaking collection of her own photographs and stories. This beautiful book brings alive the experience of Riveren: the people, the animals, the mighty landscape; the dust, the heat and the life-giving Wet. It is a stunning souvenir for all those who fell in love with Terry's home on reading 'In The Middle Of Nowhere' and for those about to fall under its spell.

  • 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 : Kath's Miracle : the story behind Saint Mary MacKillop's second miracle
    Kath's Miracle : the story behind Saint Mary MacKillop's second miracle
    • Author : Evans, Kathleen.
    • Narrator : Narrated by Tracey Parker and Recorded by Susie Punch. (Female)
    • System Number : E14173
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 39 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography, Religion.
    • Summary :
      Kathleen Evans was an ordinary woman from an ordinary suburb on the NSW central coast.
      Kathleen Evans was an ordinary woman from an ordinary suburb on the NSW central coast. Although a committed Catholic, she wasn't excessively pious and had even had a decade-long disagreement with her Church after her philandering husband divorced her. Then in 1993, after finding love for the second time, Kath was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer; the diagnosis: terminal. She tried to make peace with her past and her God but was desperate to survive long enough to see her youngest son finish school. She and a group of supporters sent their prayers to Sister Mary MacKillop, one of our country's finest educators and founder of the Josephite nuns. And Kath's prayers were answered. Ten months after her diagnosis, X-rays revealed that Kath's cancer had vanished. She was completely cured, all without any medical intervention. Kath and her family, brimming with gratitude, went on the long crusade to see Mary canonised, making her Australia's first saint. This story wears its Catholicism lightly; it tells of hope and redemption, and shows what can happen if you have a little faith.

  • Title : Sure Beats Working
    Sure Beats Working
    • Author : Botica, Freddy
    • Narrator : Narrated by Jim Limerick and Recorded by Caroline Pembroke. (Male)
    • System Number : E14174
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 37 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      Sure Beats Working follows the story of Freddy Botica, and the series of unexpected twists and turns that ended up being a long and successful career in broadcast radio.Freddy was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1947 – the youngest child of Croatian parents who fled the conflict of World War II to give their children a new life full of opportunities.In 1969, while working as a signwriter for Coca Cola, Freddy was invited to spend a week aboard the Tiri 2 – the infamous ship that brought pirate radio station Radio Hauraki to the masses in New Zealand.
      Sure Beats Working follows the story of Freddy Botica, and the series of unexpected twists and turns that ended up being a long and successful career in broadcast radio.Freddy was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1947 – the youngest child of Croatian parents who fled the conflict of World War II to give their children a new life full of opportunities.In 1969, while working as a signwriter for Coca Cola, Freddy was invited to spend a week aboard the Tiri 2 – the infamous ship that brought pirate radio station Radio Hauraki to the masses in New Zealand. He was on board the ship to repaint a faded sign, but when a severe storm hit Auckland a few days later, Freddy was asked to fill in on air for the rest of the week. His immediate success and appeal on air led to Freddy being offered a full time role with Radio Hauraki – the beginning of what would become a broadcasting career that spanned 5 decades, and broke Australian records.Freddy’s time in radio gave him a chance to not only meet, but spend meaningful moments with many of rock music’s greats – from spending a weekend with Alice Cooper in Sydney, to hosting Sting and the Police at a barbecue on the beachfront lawn of his home. Many broadcasters have interviewed the stars. Very few of them have spent extended periods of time with the stars and their families. A chance meeting with Neil Young’s boat ‘Ragland’ in the Bay of Islands, led to a whole week spent with Neil soon after – windsurfing, and discussing life, family and music.Freddy was then part of the team that took Radio Hauraki to the top of the radio ratings in New Zealand. A radio station that originally didn’t even have a legal license to broadcast was beating all their competition consistently through the late 1970s and early 80s. From there, Freddy was poached by the competition, and was a key member of New Zealand’s first (and also legal) FM radio station, 89fm Stereo.In 1986, an offer to work in Perth offered Freddy the chance to work in a bigger country, and a bigger market. His golden voice and passion for music meant new Perth FM radio station 96fm was an almost overnight success, peaking with 35% of all Perth listening to 96fm – numbers that are unheard of in radio today. During his time at 96fm Freddy convinced Bob Geldof to fly to Perth and spend a whole week on air, creating one of the most memorable radio moments in Perth’s history, and in Freddy’s lifetime.A move to Perth rival station mix94.5 in 1992 precipitated a record-setting run for Freddy and his broadcast team – more than 13 years at number one – a record still unbeaten to this day.It might seem like luck, but Freddy Botica’s passion for music and the people who perform it has guided much of his life, and led him to spend some very interesting moments with some of the people who have shaped popular music.Sure Beats Working is the story of all Freddy’s moments in front of the microphone, and behind it. An honest and sometimes controversial account of an unexpectedly interesting life, influenced by some of rock music’s biggest names.

  • 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 : The metabolic anti-ageing plan : how to stay younger for longer
    The metabolic anti-ageing plan : how to stay younger for longer
    • Author : Cherniske, Stephen Snehan.
    • Narrator : Narrated and recorded by Philippa Packer. (Female)
    • System Number : E14263
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 55 minutes
    • Genre : Ageing, Health.
    • Summary :
      The choice is yours: You can add forty or more vigorous, fulfilling years to your life.
      The choice is yours: You can add forty or more vigorous, fulfilling years to your life. It sounds like science fiction, but in fact it’s cutting-edge science grounded in exciting new research. In The Metabolic Plan, internationally renowned biochemist Stephen Cherniske reveals the medical breakthroughs that enable all of us to extend our lives—and the quality of our lives—starting today. Far from giving out due to inevitable wear and tear, the human body is naturally endowed with astonishing powers of renewal, self-repair, and regeneration. The secret to unlocking these powers lies not in genetic tinkering or a high-tech fix but in “tricking” your body into adopting the metabolism of a twenty-year-old. The Metabolic Plan offers a comprehensive diet and exercise regimen specifically tailored to boost antioxidant levels, combat disease, increase muscle, reduce fat, and enhance memory and vision. Cherniske shares the age-defying properties of such cutting-edge supplements as 7-Keto and debunks myths about acid/alkaline foods. Here too are detailed metabolic plans geared to the different needs of men and women and to every decade of our lives—so we’ll know exactly what to focus on when. Longer life, more energy, improved health, a pervasive sense of well-being: It’s all within our grasp. At once revolutionary and eminently practical, this is the book that finally solves the puzzle of aging.

  • 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 : Mary Rose : Tudor Princess, Queen of France, the extraordinary life of Henry's VIII's sister
    Mary Rose : Tudor Princess, Queen of France, the extraordinary life of Henry's VIII's sister
    • Author : Loades, David
    • Narrator : Narrated by Barbara Godwin and Recorded by Christine Bryant. (Female)
    • System Number : E14289
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 41 minutes
    • Genre : History, Biography.
    • Summary :
      A paradise...tall, slender, grey-eyed, possessing an extreme pallor'.
      A paradise...tall, slender, grey-eyed, possessing an extreme pallor'. The contemporary view of Henry VIII's younger sister, Princess Mary Rose as one of the most beautiful princesses in Europe, was an arresting one. Glorious to behold, this Tudor Princess with her red hair flowing loose to her waist, was also impossible for Henry to control. She first married the king of France, a match of great importance to Henry's diplomatic plans. He was dead within three months. The talk of the European courts was that the teenage bride had killed the 51-year old Louis XII with her exertions of the king in his bedchamber. She then ran off with her new lover, the great rake of the Tudors era, Charles Brandon. After some uncomfortable arguments with Henry VIII, she was officially sanctioned to marry the Duke of Suffolk in 1515 at Greenwich Palace. Yet Henry remained deeply fond of his sister, he named his greatest warship after her and continued to support Mary despite her ignoring his every request. David Loades' biography, the first for almost 50 years brings the princess alive once more. Of all Tudor women, this queen of France and later Duchess of Suffolk remains an elusive, enigmatic figure.

  • 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 : Human, all too human : A book for free spirits, Part I
    Human, all too human : A book for free spirits, Part I
    • Author : Nietzsche, Friedrich
    • Narrator : Aaron Rivera.
    • System Number : E14304
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 2 minutes 14 seconds
    • Genre : Philosophy.
    • Summary :
      A fundamental work for understanding Nietzsche. "There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings." Friedrich Nietzsche viewed science as key to undercutting traditional metaphysics.
      A fundamental work for understanding Nietzsche. "There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings." Friedrich Nietzsche viewed science as key to undercutting traditional metaphysics. In Human, All Too Human, the philosopher describes science as a crucial step in the emergence of free spirits who will be the avant-garde of culture.

  • 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

  • Title : The hurricane hunters
    The hurricane hunters
    • Author : Tannehill, Ivan Ray
    • Narrator : David Wales.
    • System Number : E14325
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 14 minutes 32 seconds
    • Genre : Science.
    • Summary :
      A weather expert with an established reputation and a good narrative style sketches the storm by accounting for its many phases from the calm of the vortex to the legal squabbles in Washington that marked the setting up of our present Weather Bureau Service - Extensive in scope, the many chapters deal with the hurricane in all its forms.
      A weather expert with an established reputation and a good narrative style sketches the storm by accounting for its many phases from the calm of the vortex to the legal squabbles in Washington that marked the setting up of our present Weather Bureau Service - Extensive in scope, the many chapters deal with the hurricane in all its forms. There is an inquiry into its causes and the mystery of air behaviour that still remains. There are historical hurricanes and the reports that have come down to us from the 16th century. Other topics include a thorough going over of the weatherman's techniques from on-shore stations to the perilous observation flights into the hurricanes themselves; and classifications of different kinds of hurricanes as well as some of the famous ones- Carol, Hazel etc. All in all, a veritable vortex of facts that should pull the reader in for a refreshing dousing he won't forget.

  • Title : Full speed ahead : tales from the log of a correspondent with our navy
    Full speed ahead : tales from the log of a correspondent with our navy
    • Author : Beston, Henry.
    • Narrator : David Wales. (Male)
    • System Number : E14332
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours 49 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography, History.
    • Summary :
      'These tales are memories of several months spent as a special correspondent attached to the forces of the American Navy on foreign service.
      'These tales are memories of several months spent as a special correspondent attached to the forces of the American Navy on foreign service. Many of the little stories are personal experiences, though some are "written up" from the records and others set down after interviews. In writing them, I have not sought the laurels of an official historian, but been content to chronicle the interesting incidents of the daily life as well as the achievements and heroisms of the friends who keep the highways of the sea.' - Henry B. Beston

  • Title : Vagabond adventures
    Vagabond adventures
    • Author : Keeler, Ralph
    • Narrator : John Greenman.
    • System Number : E14338
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 21 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      Ralph Keeler failed as a novelist, but this autobiography reflects a life well-lived with humor and adventure - Ralph Keeler wrote the Vagabond Adventures which he had lived.
      Ralph Keeler failed as a novelist, but this autobiography reflects a life well-lived with humor and adventure - Ralph Keeler wrote the Vagabond Adventures which he had lived. He had been, as he claimed, “a cruel uncle’s ward” in his early orphan-hood, and while yet almost a child he had run away from home, to fulfil his heart’s desire of becoming a clog-dancer in a troupe of negro minstrels. But it was first his fate to be cabin-boy and bootblack on a lake steamboat, and meet with many squalid adventures, scarcely to be matched outside of a Spanish picaresque novel. When he did become a dancer (and even a danseuse) of the sort he aspired to be, the fruition of his hopes was so little what he imagined that he was very willing to leave the Floating Palace on the Mississippi in which his troupe voyaged and exhibited, and enter the college of the Jesuit Fathers at Cape Girardeau in Missouri. He had a philosophy which he liked to impress with a vivid touch on his listener’s shoulder: “Put your finger on the present moment and enjoy it. It’s the only one you’ve got, or ever will have.” Keeler was in the same literary circle as satirist Bret Harte, novelist Charles Warren Stoddard, editor Thomas Bailey Aldrich, and essayist William Dean Howells. He so impressed Mark Twain that Twain wrote an essay about him called "Ralph Keeler". In 1873, on his way to Cuba, he reportedly was thrown overboard by a Spanish loyalist who objected to his backing of the revolutionary, anti-Spanish movement.

  • Title : No animal food ; and nutrition and diet; with vegetable recipes
    No animal food ; and nutrition and diet; with vegetable recipes
    • Author : Wheldon, Rupert H.
    • Narrator : Ben Adams. (Male)
    • System Number : E14344
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 39 minutes
    • Genre : Cookery.
    • Summary :
      Though little is known about its author, this is considered the first vegan cookbook ever written.
      Though little is known about its author, this is considered the first vegan cookbook ever written. At the time of its composition, the Vegetarian Society and other advocates of vegetarian diets were engaged in a debate about the inclusion of dairy and eggs in one's regime. This text declares, from the title to the footnotes, that the best diet is free from all animal products. The arguments span historical, physical, ethical, aesthetic, and economic considerations and conclude with practical advice that stands the test of time. An essential text for those interested in vegetarianism and animal rights. - Summary by Ben Adams

  • Title : The Jesus of history
    The Jesus of history
    • Author : Glover, T. R. (Terrot Reaveley)
    • Narrator : Paul Mazumdar.
    • System Number : E14357
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 47 minutes
    • Genre : Religion.
    • Summary :
      A collection of a series of lectures delivered while Glover was in India setting the life of Jesus into its historical context and seeing what lessons might be drawn from it. - Summary by Paul Mazumdar
      A collection of a series of lectures delivered while Glover was in India setting the life of Jesus into its historical context and seeing what lessons might be drawn from it. - Summary by Paul Mazumdar

  • Title : This sceptred isle. Volume 2, 1783-1876, Empire
    This sceptred isle. Volume 2, 1783-1876, Empire
    • Author : Lee, Christopher.
    • Narrator : Juliet Stevenson.
    • System Number : E14365
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      This volume picks up the story of the British Empire at the point where the American colonies have become the United States of America with their triumph over General Cornwallis and the British army at Yorktown in 1781.
      This volume picks up the story of the British Empire at the point where the American colonies have become the United States of America with their triumph over General Cornwallis and the British army at Yorktown in 1781. Here are the origins of the modern nations of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and of the ways in which British influence has affected nations such as India, Sri Lanka, and China. Here are the stories of Captain James Cook, Mungo Park, Warren Hastings, Sir Stamford Raffles and David Livingstone.

  • Title : Kings in grass castles
    Kings in grass castles
    • Author : Durack, Mary
    • Narrator : Jenny Seedsman.
    • System Number : E14370
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 17 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Biography.
    • Summary :
      "'Cattle Kings' ye call us, then we are Kings in grass castles that may be blown away upon a puff of wind..." - Patrick Durack, 1878.
      "'Cattle Kings' ye call us, then we are Kings in grass castles that may be blown away upon a puff of wind..." - Patrick Durack, 1878. When Patrick Durack left Ireland for Australia in 1853, he was to found a dynasty of pioneers, and build an empire of cattle-land across the great stretches of Australia. His grand-daughter, Mary Durack, with a profound sense of family history, has rebuilt the saga of the Duracks, a saga that is the story of Australia itself, huge, pioneering, and tremendous in concept.

  • Title : Practical mysticism : a little book for normal people
    Practical mysticism : a little book for normal people
    • Author : Underhill, Evelyn
    • Narrator : Carla Arnell.
    • System Number : E14374
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours 21 minutes
    • Genre : Religion, Philosophy.
    • Summary :
      Underhill’s definition of mysticism, her exploration of the stages of spiritual progress along the mystical path, and her argument about the practical application of mysticism for ordinary people. (Summary by Carla Arnell)
      Underhill’s definition of mysticism, her exploration of the stages of spiritual progress along the mystical path, and her argument about the practical application of mysticism for ordinary people. (Summary by Carla Arnell)

  • Title : Six months in 1945 : FDR, Stalin, Churchill and Truman - from World War to Cold War
    Six months in 1945 : FDR, Stalin, Churchill and Truman - from World War to Cold War
    • Author : Dobbs, Michael
    • Narrator : Richard Burnip.
    • System Number : E14378
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 15 hours 23 minutes
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      When FDR, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin gathered outside the Crimean city of Yalta in February 1945, they had Hitler's armies on the run, and victory was just a matter of time.
      When FDR, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin gathered outside the Crimean city of Yalta in February 1945, they had Hitler's armies on the run, and victory was just a matter of time. Their mission was to forge the decisions that would shape the postwar world, and above all to divide up Europe between Soviet and Western influence. These men had been fighting side by side for nearly four years but the cracks in their alliance were emerging; even before the Second World War ended, another conflict was beginning. While the Berlin airlift and the Iron Curtain would not arrive for three years, by August 1945 the West and the Soviet Union were firmly on the path to a Cold War.

  • Title : This sceptred isle. Volume 1, 1901-1919
    This sceptred isle. Volume 1, 1901-1919
    • Author : Lee, Christopher
    • Narrator : Anna Massey and Robert Powell. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14390
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      This volume covers the years 1901-1919.
      This volume covers the years 1901-1919. It looks at the impact of the death of Queen Victoria, the growth of the Suffragette Movement, changes in the capital, such as the introduction of the first motor buses and the far-reaching consequences of the First World War.

  • Title : Tell it all : the story of a life's experience in Mormonism. An autobiography
    Tell it all : the story of a life's experience in Mormonism. An autobiography
    • Author : Stenhouse, Fanny.
    • Narrator : Danielle Cartwright. (Female)
    • System Number : E14397
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 22 hours 55 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography, Religion.
    • Summary :
      Fanny relates the experiences of a 19th century missionary as she and her young husband proselytize throughout Europe in search of converts to the new Mormon faith.
      Fanny relates the experiences of a 19th century missionary as she and her young husband proselytize throughout Europe in search of converts to the new Mormon faith. Her religious zeal is sorely tested upon receipt of news from America revealing that their religion has adopted the practice of polygamy as the means to exaltation. The couple is summoned to Utah only to find themselves firmly ensconced in Brigham Young's inner circle and called upon to practice plural marriage or risk a fall from family, friends, and faith. - Summary by Danielle Cartwright

  • Title : This sceptred isle. Volume 3, 1939-1959
    This sceptred isle. Volume 3, 1939-1959
    • Author : Lee, Christopher.
    • Narrator : Anna Massey and Robert Powell. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14402
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 5 minutes
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      Following the horrors of the Second World War, culminating in the horrific bombing of Hiroshima and the onset of the Cold War, came the beginnings of popular culture: Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and the Mini.
      Following the horrors of the Second World War, culminating in the horrific bombing of Hiroshima and the onset of the Cold War, came the beginnings of popular culture: Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and the Mini.

  • Title : This sceptred isle. Volume 4, 1547-1660
    This sceptred isle. Volume 4, 1547-1660
    • Author : Lee, Christopher.
    • Narrator : Anna Massey. (Female)
    • System Number : E14403
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      It was in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, that England became a Protestant nation.
      It was in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, that England became a Protestant nation. Her reign saw the flowering of the Renaissance in England, the growth of trading, slaving and piracy as well as the tragic story of Mary, Queen of Scots. Elizabeth united England as never before but it was her successor, King James VI ov Scotland, who became the first ruler of Great Britain as it was called for the first time. James's son, Charles I, decided he could rule without benefit Parliament; and then religion, Scotland and Ireland began to lead towards bitter Civil War which would bring the irresistible rise of Oliver Cromwell and eventually end with the removal not just of the King, but of monarchy itself.

  • Title : This sceptred isle. Volume 8, 1792-1815
    This sceptred isle. Volume 8, 1792-1815
    • Author : Lee, Christopher.
    • Narrator : Anna Massey. (Female)
    • System Number : E14404
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      France's attempts to export its 1789 revolution led to war all over Europe and beyond, raising the likes of Nelson and Wellington to the status of national hero as they led the resistance to the ambitions of Napoleon Bonaparte.
      France's attempts to export its 1789 revolution led to war all over Europe and beyond, raising the likes of Nelson and Wellington to the status of national hero as they led the resistance to the ambitions of Napoleon Bonaparte. Their greatest triumphs at Trafalgar and Waterloo have justifiably become major landmarks in British history. For much of this time the political leader of Britain was the second William Pitt, Pitt the Younger, who had been only twenty four years old when he became prime minister for the first time. It was Pitt who invented income tax as a democratic means of paying for the French wars and who had also to cope with another rebellion in Ireland (which this time led to union with Great Britain), with another war against Britain's former American colonies and with the problem of a king whose sanity was serious question.

  • Title : Revolution : the history of England from the Battle of the Boyne to the Battle of Waterloo
    Revolution : the history of England from the Battle of the Boyne to the Battle of Waterloo
    • Author : Ackroyd, Peter
    • Narrator : Derek Perkins. (Male)
    • System Number : E14406
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 15 hours
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and England was - again - at war with France, a war that would end with the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo.
      Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's accession following the Glorious Revolution to the Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III, and England was - again - at war with France, a war that would end with the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo. Late Stuart and Georgian England marked the creation of the great pillars of the English state. The Bank of England was founded, as was the stock exchange, the Church of England was fully established as the guardian of the spiritual life of the nation and parliament became the sovereign body of the nation with responsibilities and duties far beyond those of the monarch. It was a revolutionary era in English letters, too, a time in which newspapers first flourished and the English novel was born. It was an era in which coffee houses and playhouses boomed, gin flowed freely and in which shops, as we know them today, began to proliferate in our towns and villages. But it was also a time of extraordinary and unprecedented technological innovation, which saw England utterly and irrevocably transformed from a country of blue skies and farmland to one of soot and steel and coal.

  • Title : This sceptred isle. Volume 7, 1760-1792
    This sceptred isle. Volume 7, 1760-1792
    • Author : Lee, Christopher
    • Narrator : Anna Massey. (Female)
    • System Number : E14412
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      Covers the years 1760 to 1792.
      Covers the years 1760 to 1792. Describes the impact of developments in the world outside Britain: revolution in America created a new nation, and in France, changed the face of Europe. At home, George III battled to establish the constitutional monarchy that exists today.

  • Title : This sceptred isle. Volume 9, 1815-1837
    This sceptred isle. Volume 9, 1815-1837
    • Author : Lee, Christopher
    • Narrator : Anna Massey.
    • System Number : E14413
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      From the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the beginning of Victoria's long reign, George III was still king as he had been since 1760; but by now his madness meant that his son, the Prince of Wales, was acting as his Regent until he became king as the fourth Hanoverian George.
      From the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the beginning of Victoria's long reign, George III was still king as he had been since 1760; but by now his madness meant that his son, the Prince of Wales, was acting as his Regent until he became king as the fourth Hanoverian George. George was the king who banned his own wife from attending his coronation, was succeeded by his brother William IV who until then had been living happily with an actress in the country. A period of prosperity, wit and elegance, scandal, change and social ferment, it was the time when the Duke of Wellington became Prime Minister and Sir Robert Peel began the Metropolitan Police. Slavery was abolished in the British Empire and the Tolpuddle Martyrs achieved immortality as the new "working classes" began to make their political presence felt and the new "middle classes" set in motion the juggernaut of parliamentary reform towards today's government.

  • Title : This sceptred isle. Volume 10, 1837-1901
    This sceptred isle. Volume 10, 1837-1901
    • Author : Lee, Christopher
    • Narrator : Anna Massey. (Female)
    • System Number : E14414
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      Victoria's reign was an age of huge and lasting social changes; the age of Palmerston, Gladstone, and Disraeli; of Dickens, Thackeray, Macaulay, Trollope, Browning, Tennyson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Gilbert and Sullivan, Oscar Wilde; of Florence Nightingale, the first bicycle and the first electric light bulb, the Salvation Army, the first Dr.
      Victoria's reign was an age of huge and lasting social changes; the age of Palmerston, Gladstone, and Disraeli; of Dickens, Thackeray, Macaulay, Trollope, Browning, Tennyson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Gilbert and Sullivan, Oscar Wilde; of Florence Nightingale, the first bicycle and the first electric light bulb, the Salvation Army, the first Dr. Barnardo's home and the American Civil War. By the end of her long life, Victoria was a witness to the shift in world power and the stage was set for a new century of unimaginable turmoil. But her own presence had been so dominant that the age which ended with her death would forever be remembered by the name.

  • Title : Mastering mindfulness
    Mastering mindfulness
    • Author : Anikiko
    • Narrator : Anikiko.
    • System Number : E14415
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 10 minutes
    • Genre : Self-improvement.
    • Summary :
      Mindfulness is a practise to reclaim thoughts, emotions and presence without judgement that are stuck in the past or future.
      Mindfulness is a practise to reclaim thoughts, emotions and presence without judgement that are stuck in the past or future. By bringing ones attention fully to the present can one have true influence and choice and from practising this one can create their future. Mindfulness may assist and help manage challenges with addictions, anxiety, depression, pain and emotional eating.

  • Title : The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
    The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
    • Author : Franklin, Benjamin.
    • Narrator : Gary Gilberd.
    • System Number : E14417
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 31 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son.
      Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions for good living which makes this work America’s first “How to Succeed” book. Edited by Frank Woodworth Pine (1869-1919). (Summary by Gary)

  • Title : The Silence : what it is and how to use it
    The Silence : what it is and how to use it
    • Author : Bush, David V. (David Van)
    • Narrator : LT. (Male)
    • System Number : E14419
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 10 minutes
    • Genre : Self-improvement.
    • Summary :
      Wrong thinking produces inharmony in our body, which in turn produces sickness.
      Wrong thinking produces inharmony in our body, which in turn produces sickness. Our bodies sometimes are instantly re-harmonized while in the Silence. In the Silence our minds become passive, open, free and loving, at which time the Infinite Master of harmony touches the mental chords of our being and we are well. - Summary by David Van Bush

  • Title : This sceptred isle. Volume 6, The First British Empire, 1702-1760
    This sceptred isle. Volume 6, The First British Empire, 1702-1760
    • Author : Lee, Christopher
    • Narrator : Anna Massey. (Female)
    • System Number : E14424
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      Covers the years 1702-1760.
      Covers the years 1702-1760. This volume looks at several firsts in British history: the reign of George I, the first Hanoverian king; Britain's first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole and the first renditions of Rule Britannia and God save the King.

  • Title : From a clear blue sky : surviving the Mountbatten bomb
    From a clear blue sky : surviving the Mountbatten bomb
    • Author : Knatchbull, Timothy.
    • Narrator : Timothy Knatchbull. (Male)
    • System Number : E14426
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 45 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      August bank holiday weekend, 1979. 14-year-old Timothy Knatchbull was on a boat trip with his family and friends.
      August bank holiday weekend, 1979. 14-year-old Timothy Knatchbull was on a boat trip with his family and friends. The IRA bomb that exploded in their boat killed Knatchbull's grandfather, Lord Mountbatten, and other members of the group. This book provides a compelling insight into a dark period of Irish history. But more importantly it reminds us that although tragedy can strike at any moment, the human spirit can recover.

  • Title : Mindfulness meditations
    Mindfulness meditations
    • Author : Barter, John.
    • Narrator : John Barter. (Male)
    • System Number : E14428
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours
    • Genre : Self-improvement.
    • Summary :
      John Barter explains Mindfulness and talks about meditation, the psycho-physical therapeutic benefits of mindfulness meditation for health and performance.
      John Barter explains Mindfulness and talks about meditation, the psycho-physical therapeutic benefits of mindfulness meditation for health and performance. He also offers pointers as well as guiding the listener through 2 complete meditations, one at 20 minutes and one at 40 minutes.

  • Title : Snubbing God : the high cost of rejecting God's created order
    Snubbing God : the high cost of rejecting God's created order
    • Author : Kuligin, Victor
    • Narrator : Narrated by Elwyn Edwards and Recorded by Susie Punch and Jane Gibbs. (Male)
    • System Number : E14434
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours
    • Genre : Religion.
    • Summary :
      Confusion abounds in a world bent on rejecting a loving Creator's guidance on a life well lived.
      Confusion abounds in a world bent on rejecting a loving Creator's guidance on a life well lived. According to its author, Snubbing God shows how "biblical wisdom is opposed by a secular view that has at its heart a fundamental misunderstanding or outright disregard for God's creation and how he has designed it." Some of the issues Kuligin explores as a result of rebuffing God include gay marriage, abortion, climate change, animal rights, and evolution. Though pointing out the weaknesses of a secular viewpoint, the author provides convincing arguments for why living the way the Creator designed it leads to a rich and satisfying life. "Snubbing God is strong medicine," writes sociologist David Ayers in his foreword. "The reader will find it challenging at points morally and intellectually. Few will agree with everything in it. Yet Kuligin has no desire to only preach to a choir, though certainly encouraging the saints is part of his aim. He is trying to get us to pull up short, to think, to reconsider the marvelous truths, and righteous demands, of the Bible and of its Author upon us."

  • Title : The spirit of the laws : volume 1
    The spirit of the laws : volume 1
    • Author : Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, baron de
    • Narrator : Benjamin Gittins. (Male)
    • System Number : E14443
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours 7 minutes
    • Genre : Philosophy.
    • Summary :
      A treatise on political theory.
      A treatise on political theory. Originally published anonymously partly because Montesquieu's works were subject to censorship, its influence outside of France was aided by its rapid translation into other languages. Montesquieu's political treatise had an enormous influence on the work of many others, most notably: Catherine the Great, who produced Nakaz (Instruction); the Founding Fathers of the United States Constitution; and Alexis de Tocqueville, who applied Montesquieu's methods to a study of American society, in Democracy in America. In this political treatise Montesquieu pleaded in favor of a constitutional system of government and the separation of powers, the ending of slavery, the preservation of civil liberties and the law, and the idea that political institutions ought to reflect the social and geographical aspects of each community. (Introduction by Wikipedia). This audiobook covers Volume 1 (Books I to XIX) of "The Spirit of the Laws" (French: De "l'esprit des lois", also sometimes called "The Spirit of Laws").

  • Title : My Chinese marriage
    My Chinese marriage
    • Author : Franking, Mae M.
    • Narrator : Danielle Cartwright. (Female)
    • System Number : E14548
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 23 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      Mae Watkins, a University of Michigan student, unexpectedly falls in love with a Chinese international law student in the midst of World War I.
      Mae Watkins, a University of Michigan student, unexpectedly falls in love with a Chinese international law student in the midst of World War I. Despite the socially unacceptable pairing the couple decide to tie the knot and forge ahead with an unsure future. Mae demonstrates her unique ability to observe and describe a foreign culture after their move to Shanghai. She documents in detail her perceptions of Chinese fashion and food in addition to her knowledge of such controversial customs as foot binding and widow suicide. She offers great compassion for her Chinese family, both current and past. This book was ghost written by Katherine Anne Porter and published in Asia in serialized form in 1920. The original manuscript has been lost, but the serial form was subsequently republished. - Summary by Danielle Cartwright

  • Title : Grumpy old women : the official handbook
    Grumpy old women : the official handbook
    • Author : Holder, Judith
    • Narrator : Alison Steadman. (Female)
    • System Number : E14555
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Ageing.
    • Summary :
      Addresses body image, visitors, children, poverty, animals, shopping, careers, and yes, grumpy old men themselves.
      Addresses body image, visitors, children, poverty, animals, shopping, careers, and yes, grumpy old men themselves. From the series producer and stand-up comic Judith Holder, Grumpy old women features a diverse, colourful and very grumpy group of celebrities, including Janet Street-Porter, Jenny Eclair, Ann Widdecombe, Germaine Greer, Kathryn Flett and Jilly Cooper. Written with wit, style and sympathy, the book is sure to be a source of both amusement and comfort to women everywhere - grumpy, old or otherwise.

  • Title : A Lincoln anthology
    A Lincoln anthology
    • Author : Florida Center for Instructional Technology
    • Narrator : Rick Kistner, John Bomhoff. (Male)
    • System Number : E14574
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 40 minutes
    • Genre : Biography.
    • Summary :
      Abraham Lincoln lived and served during a time of conflict and change.
      Abraham Lincoln lived and served during a time of conflict and change. This collection brings together a few interesting depictions of the sixteenth president of the United States as a leader and a person. Contents: An autobiographical sketch by Abraham Lincoln; The boy's life of Lincoln by Helen Nicolay; The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln; Oration in memory of Abraham Lincoln by Frederick Douglass.

  • Title : Holy cow! : an Indian adventure
    Holy cow! : an Indian adventure
    • Author : Macdonald, Sarah
    • Narrator : Sarah Macdonald. (Female)
    • System Number : E14576
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 33 minutes
    • Genre : Voyages.
    • Summary :
      N.B.
      N.B. This is an abridged version. After backpacking her way around India, Sarah Macdonald decides she hates the country with a passion. When a beggar at the airport reads her palm and insists she will one day return - and for love - she screams 'Never' and gives the country, and him, the finger. But eleven years later, the prophecy comes true. When the love of Sarah's life is posted to India, she quits her dream job as a national radio presenter to follow him to the most polluted city on earth, New Delhi. It seems like the ultimate sacrifice for love and it almost kills her - literally.

  • Title : Orange is the new black : my year in a women's prison
    Orange is the new black : my year in a women's prison
    • Author : Kerman, Piper.
    • Narrator : Cassandra Campbell. (Female)
    • System Number : E14578
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years ago.
      With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years ago. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187-424--one of the millions of women who disappear "down the rabbit hole" of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules, where the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailer is constantly and unpredictably recalibrated. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Orange Is the New Black offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison, why it is we lock so many away, and what happens to them when they're there.

  • Title : Too long in the bush
    Too long in the bush
    • Author : Beadell, Len.
    • Narrator : Mike Scheid. (Male)
    • System Number : E14580
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours
    • Genre : Voyages and Travel, Geography.
    • Summary :
      Len Beadell's story of the roads he surveyed and helped develop in the Australian outback.
      Len Beadell's story of the roads he surveyed and helped develop in the Australian outback.

  • Title : Restore : 20 self-care rituals to reclaim your energy
    Restore : 20 self-care rituals to reclaim your energy
    • Author : Kennedy, Shannah.
    • Narrator : Shannah Kennedy and Lyndall Mitchell. (Female)
    • System Number : E14585
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 40 minutes
    • Genre : Self-improvement.
    • Summary :
      With 20 essential self-renewal practices to take you from surviving to thriving, Restore helps you reconnect with yourself and revitalise your life.
      With 20 essential self-renewal practices to take you from surviving to thriving, Restore helps you reconnect with yourself and revitalise your life. Packed with tried-and-tested strategies and practical tips, from cultivating patience to embracing solitude and supercharging your senses, you will learn how to replenish your natural energy and become so much more. It's time to nourish and nurture yourself from the inside out. It's time to Restore.

  • Title : Above life’s turmoil
    Above life’s turmoil
    • Author : Allen, James.
    • Narrator : Andrea Fiore. (Female)
    • System Number : E14588
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 24 minutes
    • Genre : Philosophy.
    • Summary :
      The turmoil of the world we cannot avoid, but the disturbances of mind we can overcome.
      The turmoil of the world we cannot avoid, but the disturbances of mind we can overcome. The duties and difficulties of life claim our attention, but we can rise above all anxiety concerning them. Surrounded by noise, we can yet have a quiet mind; involved in responsibilities, the heart can be at rest; in the midst of strife, we can know the abiding peace. The twenty pieces which comprise this book, unrelated as some of them are in the letter, will be found to be harmonious in the spirit, in that they point the reader towards those heights of self-knowledge and self-conquest which, rising above the turbulence of the world, lift their peaks where the Heavenly Silence reigns.

Children's Fiction

  • Title : Specky Magee
    Specky Magee
    • Author : Arena, Felice
    • Narrator : Coralie Ellement. (Female)
    • System Number : E6721
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 7 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      Twelve-year-old Simon Magee is the biggest Aussie Rules fan ever.
      Twelve-year-old Simon Magee is the biggest Aussie Rules fan ever. Some might say he's footy mad. Friends call him 'Specky' because of his awesome talent at taking 'spectacular' marks. But Specky yearns for his Dad to watch him play the game he loves.

  • Title : The Princess Diaries : Mia Goes Forth
    The Princess Diaries : Mia Goes Forth
    • Author : Cabot, Meg
    • Narrator : Clea Lewis. (Female)
    • System Number : E11040
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 21 minutes
    • Genre : Fantasy fiction.
    • Summary :
      It's nearly Mia's fifteenth birthday.
      It's nearly Mia's fifteenth birthday. A time when a princess should be getting ready for the big night, the senior prom, escorted by her boyfriend Michael. But Michael has neglected to invite her. And just as Mia cooks up a plan to change Michael's mind, disaster strikes.

  • 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 : The girl who drank the moon
    The girl who drank the moon
    • Author : Barnhill, Kelly
    • Narrator : Christina Moor. (Female)
    • System Number : E13038
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 31 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest.
      Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. But Xan is in fact a good witch who rescues the children. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna's 13th birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge - with dangerous consequences....

  • 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 : Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
    Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
    • Author : Shanks, Matt
    • Narrator : Narrated by Kerry Fasolo and recorded by Jane Gibbs. (Female)
    • System Number : E14187
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 4 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      Come and get fit with the Aussie animals as they dance,run,jump and clap hands together!
      Come and get fit with the Aussie animals as they dance,run,jump and clap hands together! But look out...you never know who might drop in on the fun!

  • 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.)

  • Title : The Posy Ring : A Book of Verse for Children
    The Posy Ring : A Book of Verse for Children
    • Author : Various.
    • Narrator : Lynda Marie Neilson
    • System Number : E14318
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours 52 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      A book of poems grouped by subject by various authors, some well known, some not.
      A book of poems grouped by subject by various authors, some well known, some not. Lots of fun poems to listen to at bedtime!

  • Title : Queer little folks
    Queer little folks
    • Author : Stowe, Harriet Beecher.
    • Narrator : Various.
    • System Number : E14323
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 8 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      A wonderful children's classic - a collection of moral stories told by animals in the woods.
      A wonderful children's classic - a collection of moral stories told by animals in the woods. The wittily written stories explore various issues in a fun way.

  • Title : The secret of Casa Grande
    The secret of Casa Grande
    • Author : Randolph, Helen
    • Narrator : Mary Escano.
    • System Number : E14372
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      While visiting their friend, Florence, at her home in Mexico, Jo Ann and Peggy noticed a barred window which has no opening into any of the rooms of an ancient adobe house.
      While visiting their friend, Florence, at her home in Mexico, Jo Ann and Peggy noticed a barred window which has no opening into any of the rooms of an ancient adobe house. Curious to find out what it is, the girls tried to investigate but no one seems eager to help them. Undaunted, the girls made plans to get there only to encounter dangers and find a thrilling discovery. - Summary by Mary Escano

  • Title : The slobberers : Wicked, part 1
    The slobberers : Wicked, part 1
    • Author : Jennings, Paul.
    • Narrator : Stig Wemyss and Kate Hosking. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14509
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 2 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      Dawn and Rory hate each other's guts.
      Dawn and Rory hate each other's guts. And now they are to be step-sister and brother. Even worse, something very weird is happening to the worms Rory keeps as pets. But what happens when the Slobberers escape during the wedding is only the beginning.

  • Title : Battering rams : Wicked, part 2
    Battering rams : Wicked, part 2
    • Author : Jennings, Paul.
    • Narrator : Stig Wemyss and Kate Hosking.
    • System Number : E14510
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 2 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      Dawn and Rory find their parents' car wrecked with blood-stained seats, They begin to panic - was it the slobberers?
      Dawn and Rory find their parents' car wrecked with blood-stained seats, They begin to panic - was it the slobberers? Will Dawn and Rory be next on the menu?

  • Title : Croaked : Wicked, part 3
    Croaked : Wicked, part 3
    • Author : Jennings, Paul.
    • Narrator : Stig Wemyss and Kate Hosking.
    • System Number : E14511
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 2 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      Kamikaze frogs, kidnap and a crazy snail all point to one thing: Dawn and Rory's quest for the truth has to continue.
      Kamikaze frogs, kidnap and a crazy snail all point to one thing: Dawn and Rory's quest for the truth has to continue.

  • Title : Dead ringer : Wicked, part 4
    Dead ringer : Wicked, part 4
    • Author : Jennings, Paul.
    • Narrator : Stig Wemyss and Kate Hosking.
    • System Number : E14512
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 2 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      Rory and Dawn are following the trail of the Slobberers.
      Rory and Dawn are following the trail of the Slobberers. A snail with Slobberer disease leads them to Howard, the brother Rory never knew he had, and they continue the search for their dad. They fight against gripping, writhing roots that trap them in their car, roots that kill feral pigs as they eat them.

  • Title : The creeper : Wicked, part 5
    The creeper : Wicked, part 5
    • Author : Jennings, Paul.
    • Narrator : Stig Wemyss and Kate Hosking.
    • System Number : E14513
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 2 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      Dawn, Rory and his new-found brother, Howard, continue to investigate the Slobberers.
      Dawn, Rory and his new-found brother, Howard, continue to investigate the Slobberers. Dawn is saved from the crushing, killer roots and the children seek to solve the mystery and see their parents.

  • Title : Till death us do part : Wicked, part 6
    Till death us do part : Wicked, part 6
    • Author : Jennings, Paul.
    • Narrator : Stig Wemyss and Kate Hosking.
    • System Number : E14514
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 2 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      Dawn and Rory continue to battle against the Slobberers.
      Dawn and Rory continue to battle against the Slobberers. Rory and his brother Howard are reunited with their father, and the mould he is growing in the abandoned refinery proves to be a cure for Slobberers disease and death to the Slobberers.

  • Title : Oakleaf bearers
    Oakleaf bearers
    • Author : Flanagan, John
    • Narrator : William Zappa. (Male)
    • System Number : E14526
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 33 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      Can sworn enemies fight side by side to save their lives and their kingdoms?
      Can sworn enemies fight side by side to save their lives and their kingdoms? Just as spring approaches and Will and Evanlyn can finally escape Skandia, Evanlyn is carried off by mysterious horsemen. Will sets out after them, but one boy against six fierce Temujai warriors is impossible odds, even for a Ranger apprentice. Halt and Horace arrive just in time. But the happiness of their reunion is cut short when Halt realizes these Temujai are only scouts for a massive invasion force. The four Araluans must work together with the Skandians to defeat the invaders, if the Oberjarl will accept their help.

  • Title : More just so stories
    More just so stories
    • Author : Kipling, Rudyard.
    • Narrator : Johnny Morris. (Male)
    • System Number : E14543
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      Three more classic fables from Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories.
      Three more classic fables from Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories. Contents: The beginning of the Armadillos -- The cat that waited by itself -- The butterfly that stamped.

Young Adult Fiction

  • Title : The Princess Diaries : Give Me Five
    The Princess Diaries : Give Me Five
    • Author : Cabot, Meg
    • Narrator : Clea Lewis. (Female)
    • System Number : E11039
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 26 minutes
    • Genre : Fantasy fiction.
    • Summary :
      It's nearly Mia's fifteenth birthday.
      It's nearly Mia's fifteenth birthday. A time when a princess should be getting ready for the big night, the senior prom, escorted by her boyfriend Michael. But Michael has neglected to invite her. And just as Mia cooks up a plan to change Michael's mind, disaster strikes.

  • Title : The Princess Diaries : After Eight
    The Princess Diaries : After Eight
    • Author : Cabot, Meg
    • Narrator : Clea Lewis. (Female)
    • System Number : E11041
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Fantasy fiction.
    • Summary :
      It's the start of a new school term - and trouble's already brewing for one disaster-prone princess.
      It's the start of a new school term - and trouble's already brewing for one disaster-prone princess. On top of Mrs Martinez daring to suggest that Mia's 'not ready' for Advanced Creative Writing, Grandmere is being booted out of the Plaza during renovations. Can any other hotel in the world live up to Grandmere's standards? As if! But Mia's problems fade to nothing when she hears the most terrible news of all. Michael has been accepted on a year-long computer science course... in Japan! Can Mia's perfect prince really love her if he can go away for a year? Or is being halfway around the world just what Michael needs right now.

  • Title : The poison garden
    The poison garden
    • Author : Singleton, Sarah.
    • Narrator : David Hartley. (Male)
    • System Number : E13382
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 22 minutes
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      Thomas has inherited a magical box from his dead grandmother, which provides entry into a mysterious garden where her ghost warns him she was poisoned.
      Thomas has inherited a magical box from his dead grandmother, which provides entry into a mysterious garden where her ghost warns him she was poisoned. For once she belonged to an arcane guild whose members each cultivated a garden and mastered the arts of poison, perfume and medicine. The remaining guild members jostle for power as one by one, they are murdered. Can Thomas solve the mystery before he in turn is threatened?

  • Title : Virals : Virals, book 1
    Virals : Virals, book 1
    • Author : Reichs, Kathy
    • Narrator : Unknown
    • System Number : E13866
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction, Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      No Summary Available
      No Summary Available

  • 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 : The Smuggler's Curse
    The Smuggler's Curse
    • Author : Jorgensen, Norman
    • Narrator : Narrated by Margaret Harris and Recorded by Else Boon. (Female)
    • System Number : E14239
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 49 minutes
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      Red Read’s life takes an alarming turn when his mother sells him to an infamous smuggler plying his trade off the north-west coast in the closing days of the 19th century.
      Red Read’s life takes an alarming turn when his mother sells him to an infamous smuggler plying his trade off the north-west coast in the closing days of the 19th century. From terrifying encounters with cut-throat pirates to battling the forces of nature in a tropical typhoon, Red is in for the adventure of a lifetime

  • Title : Inkspell
    Inkspell
    • Author : Funke, Cornelia
    • Narrator : Narrated by Liduine Stanley and Recorded by Marie Mapp. (Female)
    • System Number : E14245
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 20 hours 29 minutes
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      The captivating sequel to INKHEART, the critically acclaimed, international bestseller by Cornelia Funke, an author who is emerging as a truly modern classic writer for children.
      The captivating sequel to INKHEART, the critically acclaimed, international bestseller by Cornelia Funke, an author who is emerging as a truly modern classic writer for children. Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of INKHEART, the book whose characters became real. But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, the need to return to the tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the ability to read him back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges into the medieval world of his past. Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie, and before long, both are caught inside the book, too. But the story is threatening to evolve in ways neither of them could ever have imagined.

  • 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!

  • Title : Thirteen reasons why
    Thirteen reasons why
    • Author : Asher, Jay.
    • Narrator : Debra Wiseman and Joel Johnstone.
    • System Number : E14339
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 25 minutes
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch.
      Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker--his classmate and crush--who recently committed suicide. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list. Bewildered and heartbroken, Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah's voice as his guide. On the journey, he becomes a first-hand witness to Hannah's pain, and learns more about himself than he ever dreamed.

  • Title : With Moore at Corunna
    With Moore at Corunna
    • Author : Henty, G. A.
    • Narrator : Charles P. Sapp (Male)
    • System Number : E14388
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 22 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction, Adventure stories, War stories.
    • Summary :
      In this historical novel G.A.
      In this historical novel G.A. Henty describes the beginning of the Peninsular War - It focuses upon the adventures of a young man in an Irish regiment sent out to take part in the conflict against Bonaparte - Terrence O’Conner, Son of an officer in the “Mayo Fusiliers,” joins as an ensign when the regiment is called out to Portugal to fight the French in the Peninsular War. Terrence quickly distinguishes himself in early battles and is with Sir John Moore when that general invaded Spain. General Moore was forced to retreat to the town of Corunna where the British beat the French and then retreated on their ships without Terrence. Terrence eventually leads a band of Portuguese irregulars and creates the Minho Regiment. He rescues his cousin from a convent and is present at the fall of Oporto.

  • Title : Star Wars, a new hope. The princess, the scoundrel, and the farm boy
    Star Wars, a new hope. The princess, the scoundrel, and the farm boy
    • Author : Bracken, Alexandra.
    • Narrator : Marc Thompson and Rebecca Soler. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14392
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction, Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      The galaxy is at war.
      The galaxy is at war. Although the Rebel Alliance has won a few battles against the Empire, hope is fading. The Empire is about to finish building the greatest weapon the galaxy has ever seen-the Death Star. The rebels' only chance to defeat it now lies in the unlikely hands of a princess, a scoundrel, and a farm boy.

  • Title : Star Wars, the Empire strikes back. So you want to be a Jedi?
    Star Wars, the Empire strikes back. So you want to be a Jedi?
    • Author : Gidwitz, Adam.
    • Narrator : Marc Thompson. (Male)
    • System Number : E14436
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction, Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      Acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author Adam Gidwitz delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back like you've never experienced before, infusing the iconic, classic tale of good versus evil with a unique perspective and narrative style that will speak directly to today's young readers while enhancing the Star Wars experience for core fans of the saga.
      Acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author Adam Gidwitz delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back like you've never experienced before, infusing the iconic, classic tale of good versus evil with a unique perspective and narrative style that will speak directly to today's young readers while enhancing the Star Wars experience for core fans of the saga.

  • Title : Star Wars, return of the Jedi. Beware the power of the dark side!
    Star Wars, return of the Jedi. Beware the power of the dark side!
    • Author : Angleberger, Tom
    • Narrator : Marc Thompson. (Male)
    • System Number : E14446
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      Presents a retelling of the third Star Wars movie, featuring Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia as they battle the Empire.
      Presents a retelling of the third Star Wars movie, featuring Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia as they battle the Empire. The evil Empire is constructing a second Death Star to crush the Rebel Alliance. But Luke Skywalker has other plans-- to destroy the Empire and stop the Emperor once and for all. Yet there is one thing standing in his way ... his father.

  • Title : Star wars: the force awakens
    Star wars: the force awakens
    • Author : Kogge, Michael
    • Narrator : Jonathan Davis. (Male)
    • System Number : E14448
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Science fiction.
    • Summary :
      Many years have passed since the Rebel Alliance was victorious over the evil Empire, and the galaxy has been at peace.
      Many years have passed since the Rebel Alliance was victorious over the evil Empire, and the galaxy has been at peace. But a new darkness is rising, and now the brave men and women of the Resistance must stand against Kylo Ren and the villainous First Order.

  • Title : The merrybegot
    The merrybegot
    • Author : Hearne, Julie
    • Narrator : Sian Thomas and Rowena Cooper. (Female)
    • System Number : E14547
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 41 minutes
    • Genre : Young adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      Spring 1645.
      Spring 1645. In a remote village, rumours of bad magic are spreading, and fingers are pointing at Nell, the cunning woman's granddaughter. With Matthew Hopkins, the WitchFinder General, on his way, Nell is in mortal danger. Summer 1692. Half a century later, the minister's daughter has a confession to make... 12 yrs+

  • Title : Me and Earl and the dying girl
    Me and Earl and the dying girl
    • Author : Andrews, Jesse
    • Narrator : Various. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14573
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 8 minutes
    • Genre : Young adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.
      Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.

  • Title : Alice Bliss
    Alice Bliss
    • Author : Harrington, Laura.
    • Narrator : Kate Rudd. (Female)
    • System Number : E14597
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 40 minutes
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      When Alice Bliss learns that her father is being deployed to Iraq, she's heartbroken.
      When Alice Bliss learns that her father is being deployed to Iraq, she's heartbroken. Alice idolizes her father, loves working beside him in their garden, accompanying him on the occasional roofing job, playing baseball. When he ships out, Alice is faced with finding a way to fill the emptiness he has left behind. Matt will miss seeing his daughter blossom from a tomboy into a full-blown teenager. Alice will learn to drive, join the track team, go to her first dance, and fall in love, all while trying to be strong for her mother, Angie, and take care of her precocious little sister, Ellie.

  • Title : Hawaiian sea hunt mystery : a Biff Brewster mystery adventure
    Hawaiian sea hunt mystery : a Biff Brewster mystery adventure
    • Author : Adams, Andy
    • Narrator : Peter Thomlinson. (Male)
    • System Number : E14614
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 38 minutes
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      This adventure is set in the exotic Island of Hawaii and involves the search for a missing sloop and the whereabouts of a valuable mine.
      This adventure is set in the exotic Island of Hawaii and involves the search for a missing sloop and the whereabouts of a valuable mine. Biff Brewster, his father and friends become entangled with ruthless criminals who are also intending to find the sunken boat and discover the map and the mine. They have kidnapped the elderly scientist who holds the key to the discovery. An exciting adventure with lots of action on land and sea.

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).

  • Title : Abigail Adams and her times
    Abigail Adams and her times
    • Author : Richards, Laura Elizabeth Howe.
    • Narrator : Ciufi Galeazzi.
    • System Number : E14382
    • Collection : Children's Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 19 minutes
    • Genre : Biography.
    • Summary :
      This is a young person's biography of Abigail Adams that will appeal to readers of all ages.
      This is a young person's biography of Abigail Adams that will appeal to readers of all ages. In the author's own words, "I am not writing a history; far from it. I am merely throwing on the screen, in the fashion of today, a few scenes to make a background for my little pen-picture-play. " - Summary by Ciufi Galeazzi

Religious Texts

  • Title : Making fate
    Making fate
    • Author : Alden, Isabella Macdonald (Pansy)
    • Narrator : Tricia G. (Female)
    • System Number : E14334
    • Collection : Religious Texts
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 31 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      A group of young adults away on a nutting expedition is delayed in a hospitable home by a sudden rainstorm.
      A group of young adults away on a nutting expedition is delayed in a hospitable home by a sudden rainstorm. After the storm, Marjorie insists that she must get home that night, albeit late, out of respect and care for her mother. Others want to extend the fun and stay away overnight. Ralph, the driver of their wagon and unspoken beau of Marjorie, is swayed by the teasing ridicule of Estelle to refuse to take them home that night. Unknown to the party, unexpected opportunities occur at Ralph's and Estelle's homes that same night, and their delay and subsequent actions profoundly affect the course of all three of their lives. (Summary by TriciaG)

  • Title : Overruled
    Overruled
    • Author : Alden, Isabella Macdonald (Pansy)
    • Narrator : Tricia G. (Female)
    • System Number : E14335
    • Collection : Religious Texts
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 55 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Sequel to "Making Fate".
      Sequel to "Making Fate". We continue the story of Marjorie Edmonds and those who surround her: Mr. Maxwell, her mother's boarder; Ralph and Estelle Bramlett, with Ralph's impulsiveness and Estelle's selfishness; Hannah Bramlett, who is helping keep a young man from drunkenness; and others. Each one has life choices to make and the consequences to face, but all are being over-ruled by a loving and sovereign God. (Summary by TriciaG)