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  • This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial | Helen Garner

    This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Helen Garner
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    This House of Grief is a heartbreaking audiobook by one of Australia's most admired authors. Anyone can see the place where the children died. You take the Princes Highway past Geelong, and keep going west in the direction of Colac. Late in August 2006, soon after I had watched a magistrate commit Robert Farquharson to stand trial before a jury on three charges of murder, I headed out that way on a Sunday morning, across the great volcanic plain.

  • The Harp in the South | Ruth Park

    The Harp in the South

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ruth Park
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    Hugh and Margaret Darcy are raising their family in Sydney amid the brothels, grog shops and run-down boarding houses of Surry Hills, where money is scarce and life is not easy. Filled with beautifully drawn characters that will make you laugh as much as cry, this Australian classic will take you straight back to the colourful slums of Sydney with convincing depth, careful detail and great heart.

    Shannon says: "Great Narration of an Aussie classic"
  • Beyond Bad | Sandra Lee

    Beyond Bad

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Sandra Lee
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    Here is the shocking, true story of Australia's most horrific crime. Katherine Knight showed no mercy when she butchered her lover in a crime that put her behind bars in an Australian prison for a record life sentence. Knight, a 44-year-old abattoir worker, had stabbed father-of-three John Price 37 times, skinned his body, cooked his head, and served him up as a meal for his children.

    Vikki says: "Oh Boy...."
  • Tears of the Moon | Di Morrissey

    Tears of the Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Di Morrissey
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    Broome, Australia, 1893. It's the wild and passionate heyday of the pearling industry, and when young English bride Olivia Hennessy meets the dashing pearling master, Captain Tyndall, their lives are destined to be linked by the mysterious power of the pearl. Sydney, Australia, 1995. Lily Barton embarks on a search for her family roots which leads her to Broome. But her quest for identity reveals more than she could have ever imagined.

    Lyndy says: "I want to visit Broome"
  • Six Ways to Wealth with Paul Clitheroe | Paul Clitheroe

    Six Ways to Wealth with Paul Clitheroe

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Paul Clitheroe
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    Here are six popular finance titles in one accessible edition - an informative audio collection of six books-in-one. Paul Clitheroe, Australia's best-known financial advisor, provides information and insight into six key ways to wealth, including: Savings & Investment , How to Be Debt-Free, Investing in Property, Investing In Shares, Managed Funds, and 10 Key Steps to Wealth .

  • Kimberley Sun | Di Morrissey

    Kimberley Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Di Morrissey
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    This is the sequel to Di Morrissey's international best-seller, Tears of the Moon, set in the remote town of Broome, the desert and the Kimberley coast - Australia's last frontier and a land of ancient beauty.

    W.Denis says: "Everybody Wins"
  • Wild Lavender | Belinda Alexandra

    Wild Lavender

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Belinda Alexandra
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    Simone Fleurier is wrenched from her home on a Provencal lavender farm at the age of 14 after the accidental death of her father. Forced to become a maid at the boarding house of her Aunt Augustine in Marseilles, Simone's life is hard and impoverished. But one of her aunt's boarders, the beautiful Camille Casal, a star at the local music hall, gives Simone a dream: that one day she too will be a famous singer and dancer.

    Wade says: "An Extrodinary Story"
  • The Reef | Di Morrissey

    The Reef

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Di Morrissey
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    Secrets, emotions and dangers collide on the Great Barrier Reef. On a small coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef two communities come together in an uneasy alliance: a tourist resort and a scientific research station. At first glance, the island is a sexy resort, a naturalist's dream, a diver's delight. But the island holds secrets and dangers as Jennifer Towse soon discovers. When world-famous Isobel Belitas arrives, Jennifer learns to see the world - above and below the sea - very differently.

    Magda says: "Yawnfully predictable storyline"
  • And Then the Darkness | Sue Williams

    And Then the Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Sue Williams
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    And Then the Darkness is a gripping account of the disappearance in the Australian Outback of English tourist Peter Falconio. His girlfriend, Joanne Lees, was found cut, bleeding and wandering the highway, her hands bound. Joanne's account of her ordeal sparked a frenzy of media interest and the biggest manhunt ever mounted in Australia. Questions arose about the police operation and about Joanne herself.

    Pamela Harvey says: "Riveting...almost!"
  • Poor Man's Orange | Ruth Park

    Poor Man's Orange

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ruth Park
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    Continuing the history of the Irish Darcys begun in Missus and continued in The Harp in the South, this third novel of the trilogy re-acquaints listeners with the vicissitudes of slum life in a Sydney suburb. An unforgettable family and a cast of unforgettable characters enliven a story that is sometimes tragic, but often humourous, in a time of poverty and destitution, hope and promise.

    Evan Pierce says: "Reading overdone"
  • The Valley | Di Morrissey

    The Valley

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Di Morrissey
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    A valley, nestled between rugged peaks, is divided by a magnificent river - and within its peaceful green contours are held the secrets of generations of tribes, families, and loners who have come under its spell.

    Amazon Customer says: "Australian Sagas"
  • Missus | Ruth Park

    Missus

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ruth Park
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    Missus takes us behind the lives of Hughie and Mumma, out of the gritty realism of inner city slum life and into the past of the stations,the bush and the country towns. We meet them as they were in the early 1920s, drifter Hugh Darcy, the unwilling hero who sweeps the dreamily innocent Margaret Kilker off her feet.

    Kerry says: "First instalment of a very entertaining trilogy !!"
  • Great Australian Outback Police Stories |  Bolinda Publishing

    Great Australian Outback Police Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Bolinda Publishing
    • Narrated By Bill 'Swampy' Marsh, Kate Hood
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    I tell you, you meet some strange characters in this game.... Boasting the biggest beats in the world - some as large as France - Australia's outback police have seen it all: natural disasters, incredible acts of selflessness, unspeakable crimes and daring rescues, just to name a few. And they've met some unforgettable characters along the way: from the murderer who stuffed his victims' bodies down wombat holes to the policeman who arrested his own wife....

  • The Silent Country | Di Morrissey

    The Silent Country

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Di Morrissey
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    The Silent Country is a vast and beautiful wilderness, a place which holds secrets and stories that are rarely spoken. TV producer Veronica Anderson travels to the Northern Territory to retrace the journey of an expedition that had set out 50 years earlier to film the outback, but which mysteriously ended in tragedy. Of the group, led by the eccentric Maxim Topov, few are still alive and they are reluctant to talk about the intriguing events.

    Wilma says: "Great"
  • Craft for a Dry Lake | Kim Mahood

    Craft for a Dry Lake

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Kim Mahood
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    In Craft for a Dry Lake, Kim Mahood embarks on an extraordinary journey to her heartland - the outback of her youth. Compelled to revisit the haunts of her childhood by the tragic death of her father, Kim seeks to lay his ghost to rest, but instead finds herself faced with many of her own. Her adventures are interwoven with the echoes of childhood memories and peopled by an intriguing cast of outback characters.

  • Scatter the Stars | Di Morrissey

    Scatter the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Di Morrissey
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    Swept up by Hollywood in the 1950s, larrikin Australian actor Randy Storm had the looks, charm and talent to take on the world. But by the 1990s he's forgotten, burned out after a life of movie star excess. When producer Michael Matthews meets the once-great Randy Storm, he is surprised to find a man who is at peace with himself. Both he and researcher Janie Callendar set out to discover the source of this inner peace. Meanwhile his agent Ariel Margoles sees a chance for Randy to be a star once more in the hottest Hollywood film of the year.

  • Playing Beatie Bow | Ruth Park

    Playing Beatie Bow

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Ruth Park
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    The game is called Beatie Bow, and the kids play it for the thrill of giving themselves a scare. It’s Beatie Bow, risen from the dead! When Abigail is drawn in, the game quickly changes from a harmless little scare to an extraordinary adventure, as she is transported to a place that is strangely familiar.... And in a Sydney she barely recognises, she’ll meet the real Beatie Bow and the family that will change her life.

    Alison says: "Good coming of age story with time travel"
  • The Bay | Di Morrissey

    The Bay

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Di Morrissey
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    The Bay is a beautiful and peaceful town on the Australian east coast; a melting pot of city escapees, alternative lifestylers, feral dropouts, lost souls, backpackers, and men and women in search of love and a new sense of identity. When Sydney corporate wife Holly Jamieson turns 45 she shocks her husband by buying an old house in The Bay with plans to transform it into a charming B & B. What began as a gesture of independence changes her life.

    Peggy says: "Save the planet sermonette"
  • The Winter Sea | Di Morrissey

    The Winter Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Di Morrissey
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    Escaping an unhappy marriage and an unsatisfactory job, Cassie Holloway moves to the little NSW coastal town of Whitby Point. Here she meets the Aquino family, whose fishing business was founded by their ancestor, Giuseppe, an immigrant Italian, some ninety years before. Life for Cassie on the south west coast is sweet as she sets up a successful restaurant and falls in love with Giuseppe's great grandson Michael....

    Meryl says: "Beautiful and thoroughly engrossing"
  • The Denniston Rose | Jenny Pattrick

    The Denniston Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jenny Pattrick
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    The bleak coal-mining settlement of Denniston, isolated high on a plateau above New Zealand's West Coast, is a place that makes or breaks those who live there. All sorts arrive here to work the mines and bring down the coal: ex-goldminers down on their luck, others running from the law or from a woman or worse. They work alongside recruited English miners, solid and skilled, who scorn these disorganised misfits and want them off the hill. Into this chaotic community come five-year-old Rose and her mother....

    m says: "Well done"
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