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Books produced in the past    ( Total: 218 )

Fiction

  • 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Making fate
    Making fate
    • Author : Alden, Isabella Macdonald (Pansy)
    • Narrator : Tricia G. (Female)
    • System Number : E14334
    • Collection : Fiction
    • 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 : Fiction
    • 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)

  • 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 : You must know everything : The New Yorker Fiction Podcast
    You must know everything : The New Yorker Fiction Podcast
    • Author : Babel, Isaac
    • Narrator : George Saunders, Deborah Treisman.
    • System Number : E14369
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 24 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      George Saunders reads Isaac Babel's short story "You Must Know Everything" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
      George Saunders reads Isaac Babel's short story "You Must Know Everything" and discusses it with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

  • 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 : A life of adventure and delight : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    A life of adventure and delight : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Sharma, Akhil
    • Narrator : Akhil Sharma, Deborah Treisman.
    • System Number : E14381
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 29 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Akhil Sharma reads his story “A Life of Adventure and Delight,” from the May 16, 2016, issue of the magazine.
      Akhil Sharma reads his story “A Life of Adventure and Delight,” from the May 16, 2016, issue of the magazine. Sharma is the author of two novels, “An Obedient Father” and ”Family Life.” He has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 1997.

  • Title : Anhedonia, here I come : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Anhedonia, here I come : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Barrett, Colin.
    • Narrator : Colin Barrett, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14383
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 36 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Colin Barrett reads his story “Anhedonia, Here I Come,” from the April 18, 2016, issue of the magazine.
      Colin Barrett reads his story “Anhedonia, Here I Come,” from the April 18, 2016, issue of the magazine. Barrett is the author of the story collection “Young Skins,” which won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the Guardian First Book Award in 2014. He has been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 2015.

  • Title : Are we not men? : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Are we not men? : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    • Narrator : T.C. Boyle, Deborah Treisman.
    • System Number : E14384
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 38 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      T.
      T. Coraghessan Boyle reads his story "Are We Not Men?," from the November 7, 2016, issue of the magazine. Boyle is the author of sixteen novels, including "The Harder They Come" and "The Terranauts," which came out last month. He has published more than two dozen stories in The New Yorker.

  • 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 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 : Choking victim : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Choking victim : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Kleeman, Alexandra.
    • Narrator : Alexandra Kleeman, Deborah Treisman. (Female)
    • System Number : E14393
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 38 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Alexandra Kleeman reads her story “Choking Victim,” from the May 2, 2016, issue of the magazine.
      Alexandra Kleeman reads her story “Choking Victim,” from the May 2, 2016, issue of the magazine. Kleeman is the author of the novel “You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine,” which was published in 2015. This is her first story in The New Yorker.

  • Title : Deer season : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Deer season : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Barry, Kevin.
    • Narrator : Kevin Barry, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E14394
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 25 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Kevin Barry reads his story "Deer Season," from the October 10, 2016, issue of the magazine.
      Kevin Barry reads his story "Deer Season," from the October 10, 2016, issue of the magazine. Kevin Barry is the author of two story collections, and two novels, including last years "Beatlebone." He's been publishing fiction in The New Yorker since 2010.

  • 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 : Somewhere else : The New Yorker Fiction Podcast
    Somewhere else : The New Yorker Fiction Podcast
    • Author : Paley, Grace.
    • Narrator : Barbara Rosenblatt, Nell Freudenberger, Deborah Treisman. (Female)
    • System Number : E14400
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 33 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Nell Freudenberger discusses Grace Paley's short story "Somewhere Else" with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
      Nell Freudenberger discusses Grace Paley's short story "Somewhere Else" with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. The podcast includes a reading of the story by Barbara Rosenblatt. "Somewhere Else" was published in The New Yorker on October 23, 1978.

  • Title : When we were nearly young : The New Yorker Fiction Podcast
    When we were nearly young : The New Yorker Fiction Podcast
    • Author : Gallant, Mavis.
    • Narrator : Antonya Nelson, Deborah Treisman. (Female)
    • System Number : E14401
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 32 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Antonya Nelson reads Mavis Gallant's short story "When We Were Nearly Young" and discusses Gallant with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
      Antonya Nelson reads Mavis Gallant's short story "When We Were Nearly Young" and discusses Gallant with The New Yorker's fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 : 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.

Children's Fiction

  • 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 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 : 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 : 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 : 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

Nonfiction

  • 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 : 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 : Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship
    Franklin and Winston : an intimate portrait of an epic friendship
    • Author : Meacham, Jon.
    • Narrator : Grover Gardner.
    • System Number : E14199
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 13 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : History, Biography.
    • Summary :
      Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of the 'Greatest Generation'.
      Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of the 'Greatest Generation'. Here, Jon Meacham explores the fascinating relationship between the two men who piloted the free world to victory in World War II.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Title : 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 : 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.

Children's Nonfiction

  • 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