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 E11328
 E11543
 E11810
 E11990
 E12120
 E12211
 E12336
 E12399
 E12424
 E12436
 E12527
 E12533
 E12594
 E12648
 E12734
 E12873
 E12943
 E12972
 E12973
Books produced in the past    ( Total: 19 )

Fiction

  • Title : The mirror of beauty : being the tale of an extraordinary woman in nineteenth-century India who struggled all her life to choose for herself against all odds
    The mirror of beauty : being the tale of an extraordinary woman in nineteenth-century India who struggled all her life to choose for herself against all odds
    • Author : Faruqi, Shamsur Rahman
    • Narrator : Leslee Mordant. (Female)
    • System Number : E11328
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 37 hours 21 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      It is the sunset of the Mughal Empire.
      It is the sunset of the Mughal Empire. The splendour of imperial Delhi flares one last time. The young daughter of a craftsman in the city elopes with an officer of the East India Company. And so we are drawn into the story of Wazir Khanam: a dazzlingly beautiful and fiercely independent woman who takes a series of lovers, including a Navab and a Mughal prince and whom history remembers as the mother of the famous poet Dagh. But it is not just one life that this novel sets out to capture: it paints in rapturous detail an entire civilization. Beginning with the story of an enigmatic and gifted painter in a village near Kishangarh, this novel embarks on an epic journey that sweeps through the death-giving deserts of Rajputana, the verdant valley of Kashmir and the glorious cosmopolis of Delhi, the craft of miniature painting and the art of carpet designing, scintillating musical performances and recurring paintings of mysterious, alluring women. Its scope breathtaking, its language beguiling, and its style sumptuous, this is a work of profound beauty, depth and power.

  • Title : The marble collector
    The marble collector
    • Author : Ahern, Cecelia
    • Narrator : Lorelei St Roas and Jim Limerick. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : E11543
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 8 hours 3 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      The story of a woman who discovers a collection of marbles in her father's belongings.
      The story of a woman who discovers a collection of marbles in her father's belongings. On learning that part of the collection is missing, she embarks on a quest to relocate the missing marbles to complete the collection and also to understand and complete the picture of a man she realises she never fully new. As she uncovers the story of a damaged childhood, she also comes to understand what is missing in herself.

  • Title : The midnight watch
    The midnight watch
    • Author : Dyer, David
    • Narrator : Suzanne O'Mahony. (Female)
    • System Number : E11990
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours 43 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      A fascinating, revelatory novel based on the true story of the ship, and its crew, that failed to come to the sinking Titanic's aid.
      A fascinating, revelatory novel based on the true story of the ship, and its crew, that failed to come to the sinking Titanic's aid. Set on board the Californian during those terrible hours, and in Boston in the aftermath of the disaster, Antonia Senior has called 'historical fiction at its best'. A perfect read for fans of Robert Harris and CJ Sansom, which gives a whole new side to A Night To Remember. On a black night in April 1912, fifteen hundred passengers and crew perish as the Titanic slowly sinks beneath the freezing waters of the North Atlantic. Charting the same perilous course through the icebergs is the SS Californian, close enough for her crew to see the eight white distress rockets fired by the Titanic. Yet the Californian fails to act, and later her crew insist that they saw nothing. As news of the disaster spreads throughout America, journalists begin a feeding frenzy, desperate for stories. John Steadman is one such reporter, a man broken by alcoholism, grief and a failed marriage. Steadman senses blood as he fixates on the Californian and his investigation reveals a tense and perplexing relationship between the ship's captain and second officer, who hold the secrets of what occurred that night. Slowly he peels back the layers of deception, and his final, stunning revelation of what happened while the Titanic sank will either redeem the men of the Californian, or destroy them.

  • Title : Windforce : a voyage into the blue
    Windforce : a voyage into the blue
    • Author : Hill, M.A.
    • Narrator : Janette Pryor. (Female)
    • System Number : E12336
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 43 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Book two of The Travellers Trilogy 'You can't beat against the force of the wind forever - sometimes you must just run before the gale even though it may end in shipwreck.' ...
      Book two of The Travellers Trilogy 'You can't beat against the force of the wind forever - sometimes you must just run before the gale even though it may end in shipwreck.' ...

  • Title : The counterfeit Guest
    The counterfeit Guest
    • Author : Melikan, Rose
    • Narrator : Elizabeth Oats. (Female)
    • System Number : E12424
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours 55 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      In this rousing sequel to The Blackstone Key, Rose Melikan’s heroine returns to the world of espionage for an intelligent, thrilling adventure in Georgian England.
      In this rousing sequel to The Blackstone Key, Rose Melikan’s heroine returns to the world of espionage for an intelligent, thrilling adventure in Georgian England. When the story begins Mary is a wealthy heiress. Young ladies in her situation ought to marry well—as her friend Susannah Armitage has. But is Susannah’s marriage to Colonel Crosby-Nash all that it seems? Mary thinks not, and when her suspicions lead to a meeting with the elusive spymaster, Cuthbert Shy, he reveals the terrible truth—the colonel is a traitor. At Shy’s request, Mary agrees to accompany the Crosby-Nashes to their country estate, in order to discover his secrets. It is a perilous assignment, and the danger increases when her only means of communicating with Shy is murderously cut off. If only Mary could contact the redoubtable Captain Robert Holland, but as he has inexplicably ended their friendship, his help seems out of reach.… In the grand tradition of Charlotte Bronte and Daphne du Maurier, Melikan presents a gripping tale of adventure and romance, while enhancing both with flawless details of time and place. The combination will keep readers holding their breath until the next explosive instalment.

  • Title : Outback blaze
    Outback blaze
    • Author : Johns, Rachel
    • Narrator : Jim Malcolm. (Male)
    • System Number : E12533
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 32 minutes
    • Genre : Romance
    • Summary :
      Ruby Jones was always an optimist, but the trauma of her past had made her wary.
      Ruby Jones was always an optimist, but the trauma of her past had made her wary. So when she flees to the small rural community of Bunyip Bay to start afresh, she has her sights firmly set on establishing her horse-riding business and rebuilding her life. The last thing Ruby wants is a romance. In fact, after all she has been through, she can't imagine she will ever believe in love again. Police officer Drew Noble has no intention of staying in Bunyip Bay — he is just an outsider seeking temporary refuge. But as the charm of the town sways him, Drew finds himself increasingly drawn to the community and its inhabitants, as well as another newcomer, the lovely Ruby Jones. When Drew investigates a suspicious fire at Ruby's parents' business, he finds himself feeling strangely protective of the girl with the flowers in her hair. As the details of Ruby's past emerge and she comes once more under threat, Drew realises he will do all in his power to save her. Soon these outsiders discover they have both lost their hearts — not only to the town but to each other.

  • Title : Whispers along the rails
    Whispers along the rails
    • Author : Miller, Judith
    • Narrator : Margaret Harris. (Female)
    • System Number : E12594
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 19 minutes
    • Genre : Adventure stories
    • Summary :
      Olivia Mott finds herself juggling two jobs: her assistant chef position at Hotel Florence and her undercover work for the Pullman Rail Car Company.
      Olivia Mott finds herself juggling two jobs: her assistant chef position at Hotel Florence and her undercover work for the Pullman Rail Car Company. Olivia thinks the suggestions she relays to Pullman's town manager are being used to improve conditions for workers and save the company money, but is something much more sinister happening behind the scenes? Several months have passed since Lady Charlotte fled to Chicago, leaving her infant son in Olivia's care. Now Charlotte's money has run out. A kindly woman offers her a place to live and secures her a position at Marshall Field's store, but Charlotte's heart can't forget the past. Dare she return to Pullman to find out what happened to her baby?

  • Title : The Capes
    The Capes
    • Author : Van Zeller, Marcia
    • Narrator : Tracey Parker and recorded by Susie Punch. (Female)
    • System Number : E12648
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Summary :
      On the 1st of December 1876, the S.S.
      On the 1st of December 1876, the S.S. Georgette, badly damaged and carrying 50 crew and passengers, was wrecked in heavy surf off the coast of Western Australia. According to popular accounts two courageous riders, a 16-year-old girl named Grace Bussell and an Aboriginal stockman named Sam Isaacs, plunged their horses into the ocean over and over again to carry the terrified survivors to safety. It’s a stirring tale indeed; but undermining it is little known, yet compelling evidence that suggests quite a different story. In this historical novel the much-loved Georgette legend is questioned and unsung heroes given their due.

  • Title : When gods die : a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery
    When gods die : a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery
    • Author : Harris, C.S.
    • Narrator : Pat Stroud. (Female)
    • System Number : E12734
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours 51 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      The young wife of an aging marquis is found murdered in the arms of the Prince Regent.
      The young wife of an aging marquis is found murdered in the arms of the Prince Regent. Around her neck lies a necklace said to have been worn by Druid priestesses-that is, until it was lost at sea with its last owner, Sebastian St. Cyr's mother. Now Sebastian is lured into a dangerous investigation of the marchioness's death-and his mother's uncertain fate. As he edges closer to the truth-and one murder follows another-he confronts a conspiracy that imperils those nearest him and threatens to bring down the monarchy.

  • Title : Three hands in the fountain
    Three hands in the fountain
    • Author : David, Lindsey
    • Narrator : Christian Rodska. (Male)
    • System Number : E12943
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Sharing a ewer of Spanish red with his old friend and new partner Petronius Longus, Marcus Didius Falco is on the spot when a man cleaning the local fountain makes a gruesome discovery: a human hand that suggests its owner met a terrifying fate.
      Sharing a ewer of Spanish red with his old friend and new partner Petronius Longus, Marcus Didius Falco is on the spot when a man cleaning the local fountain makes a gruesome discovery: a human hand that suggests its owner met a terrifying fate. Naturally, Falco and Petro, formerly of the Vigiles, want to seize on it as their first big case. The officials of Rome, however, prefer to hush up the incident, since a population that riots at the drop of a toga might run wild if body parts are polluting their drinking water.Soon other delicate, dismembered hands are being found in Rome's two hundred miles of aqueduct. Falco and his partner suspect a serial killer is at large, linked to public festivals, and likely to strike again at the upcoming Roman Games. Even a detective as astute as Falco may not spot a twisted mind in a crowd of 250,000. And if Falco loses this race with time, another pretty victim will make a deadly splash.

Nonfiction

  • Title : Under the Southern Cross : the rebels, martyrs, exiles and activists who shaped Australia
    Under the Southern Cross : the rebels, martyrs, exiles and activists who shaped Australia
    • Author : Hocking, Geoff
    • Narrator : Pat Stroud. (Female)
    • System Number : E11810
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 14 hours 37 minutes
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      "The Australian character has been shaped by sedition.
      "The Australian character has been shaped by sedition. Britain sent to Australia's shores boatloads of transportees, in chains: the rebels, the democrats, chartists, thinkers and political activists who were soon at large, free to pursue their destiny under the azure skies of the Southern Cross. Under the Southern Cross celebrates all those who fought for Australian democracy against the denial of a jealous Britain: the Scottish exiles, the Tolpuddle Martyrs, the Eureka uprising; the colonial poets; the patriots; the socialists; the clergymen; the capitalists; and the songwriters. All have questioned authority and more often than not found it wanting. Geoff Hocking has brought together hundreds of photographs, artworks, newspaper illustrations and contemporary graphics to tell the story of the voices that have challenged authority in Australian history from 1798 to the present day. Under the Southern Cross is a richly illustrated, wide-ranging panorama of protest in Australia presented in an accessible narrative style that is a joy to read"--Back cover.

  • Title : The war for all the oceans : from Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo
    The war for all the oceans : from Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo
    • Author : Adkins, Roy and Adkins, Lesley
    • Narrator : Elizabeth Oats. (Female)
    • System Number : E12120
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 22 hours 20 minutes
    • Genre : History.
    • Summary :
      The period 1798 to 1815 - the Napoleonic Wars - has just about everything that you could wish for in a book on naval history - large fleet actions such as the Battle of the Nile and Copenhagen; many duels between pairs or small groups of ships, such as the Shannon and Chesapeake; combined operations like the disastrous Walcheren expedition; and attempts to destroy enemy ships with new inventions like torpedoes and rockets.
      The period 1798 to 1815 - the Napoleonic Wars - has just about everything that you could wish for in a book on naval history - large fleet actions such as the Battle of the Nile and Copenhagen; many duels between pairs or small groups of ships, such as the Shannon and Chesapeake; combined operations like the disastrous Walcheren expedition; and attempts to destroy enemy ships with new inventions like torpedoes and rockets. Most naval histories stop at Nelson, but this book shows that what came afterwards is just as fascinating. Naval history is not just about broadsides and bloodshed, but the lives and experiences of real people, and for the first time extensive eyewitness accounts vividly portray aspects of life other than actual battles, including shipwrecks, press-gangs, prostitutes, spies and prisoners-of-war. At various times during this 17-year period, the British Navy took on almost every other nation that had a rival fleet: the French, Spanish, Dutch, Danes and Americans.

  • Title : Tales from a sunburnt country : volume 2
    Tales from a sunburnt country : volume 2
    • Author : Readers Digest
    • Narrator : Michael Preston. (Male)
    • System Number : E12211
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 5 minutes
    • Genre : Voyages
    • Summary :
      A selection of stories about Australia and its people from the Australian edition of Reader's Digest.
      A selection of stories about Australia and its people from the Australian edition of Reader's Digest. Vol. 2 includes: By train across Australia (Indian Pacific); In search of the perfect pearl (Paspaley Pearling Company); Miracle at Monkey Mia; A day in the life of a monastery (New Norcia).

  • Title : White limbo : the classic story of the first Australian climb of Everest
    White limbo : the classic story of the first Australian climb of Everest
    • Author : Hall, Lincoln
    • Narrator : Pat Stroud. (Female)
    • System Number : E12399
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 10 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography
    • Summary :
      The highest point on earth - the summit of Everest - is every climber's dream.
      The highest point on earth - the summit of Everest - is every climber's dream. In 1984, it was the goal of a small team of Australians. They planned a quick, lightweight ascent of an unclimbed route without oxygen. But their battle with storms, avalanches, extreme cold and thin air meant they soon began to run out of time. Walt Unsworth, Everest historian, wrote, 'Their actual achievement was astonishing; one of the greatest climbs ever done on the mountain.'First published more than two decades ago, White Limbo continues to be a true adventure!

  • Title : The prince, the showgirl and me
    The prince, the showgirl and me
    • Author : Clark, Colin
    • Narrator : Barbara Godwin. (Female)
    • System Number : E12436
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours
    • Genre : Biography
    • Summary :
      A delightfully comic and touchingly romantic interlude in which Colin Clark describes for the first time what happened between Marilyn Monroe and himself during the missing week in The Prince, the Showgirl and Me.
      A delightfully comic and touchingly romantic interlude in which Colin Clark describes for the first time what happened between Marilyn Monroe and himself during the missing week in The Prince, the Showgirl and Me. In 1956, fresh from Eton and Oxford, the 23-year-old Colin Clark (son of 'Lord Clark of Civilisation', brother of maverick Tory MP and diarist Alan) worked as a humble 'gofer' on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that disastrously united Laurence Olivier with Marilyn Monroe. Forty years on, his diary account was chosen as book of the year by Jilly Cooper, Joan Collins and others. But one week was missing. This is the story of that week, a delicious idyll in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to escape from the pressures of stardom. Her new husband Arthur Miller was away, and the coast was clear for Colin to introduce her to the pleasures of British life. How he ended up sharing her bed is a tale too rich to summarise!

  • Title : Through my eyes : the autobiography of Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
    Through my eyes : the autobiography of Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
    • Author : Chamberlain-Creighton, Lindy
    • Narrator : Jane Gibbs. (Female)
    • System Number : E12527
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 35 hours 16 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography
    • Summary :
      Chamberlain's version of the story of the disappearance of her baby from a camping ground in the Australian outback.
      Chamberlain's version of the story of the disappearance of her baby from a camping ground in the Australian outback. She relates how she was convicted for murder, the time she spent in prison and the legal battle which secured her release and her continuing attempts to sue for a full pardon.

  • Title : Rolling into the world : memories of a ratbag child
    Rolling into the world : memories of a ratbag child
    • Author : Cameron, Eoin
    • Narrator : Alan Needham.
    • System Number : E12873
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 10 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography
    • Summary :
      Packed with childhood adventures that are sometimes hilarious, sometimes terrible, this nostalgic memoir begins with ABC broadcaster and former Federal MP Eoin Cameron's birth on the slopes of the volcanic crater of Mount Gambier.
      Packed with childhood adventures that are sometimes hilarious, sometimes terrible, this nostalgic memoir begins with ABC broadcaster and former Federal MP Eoin Cameron's birth on the slopes of the volcanic crater of Mount Gambier. From riding on the lino polisher to homemade rocket launches, this hilarious and engaging account documents the author's experiences growing up in a constantly expanding Catholic family during the 1950s and 1960s in Australia.

Children's Fiction

  • Title : Precious and the mystery of Meerkat Hill
    Precious and the mystery of Meerkat Hill
    • Author : McCall Smith, Alexander
    • Narrator : Adjoa Andoh. (Female)
    • System Number : E12972
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 1 hours
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      Well before Precious Ramotswe founded her Number One Ladies' Detective Agency, as an eight-year-old girl she was already solving mysteries.
      Well before Precious Ramotswe founded her Number One Ladies' Detective Agency, as an eight-year-old girl she was already solving mysteries. Here in this delightful, new, enchanting tale for children, we see how the young Precious became the crafty and intuitive private investigator we all know and love!

  • Title : My sister Jodie
    My sister Jodie
    • Author : Wilson, Jacqueline
    • Narrator : Jacqueline Wilson. (Female)
    • System Number : E12973
    • Collection : Children's Fiction
    • Audio Length : 4 hours
    • Genre : Children's fiction.
    • Summary :
      Pearl and Jodie are sisters.
      Pearl and Jodie are sisters. Pearl is the younger one, small, shy and anxious. Jodie is nearly three years older, bold and brash and bad and Pearl adores her. When their parents get new jobs at Melchester College, a Victorian Gothic mansion, the girls spend a bizarre summer holiday in the boarding school with just a few leftover children for company. Things start to change now they are in their new home. Jodie has always been the leader but now it's Pearl who's making new friends. When term begins, their strange summer is over. But things keep on changing.