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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.

  • 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"
  • 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!"
  • The Reef | Di Morrissey

    The Reef

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Di Morrissey
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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"
  • Tears of the Moon | Di Morrissey

    Tears of the Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Di Morrissey
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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"
  • 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"
  • Barra Creek | Di Morrissey

    Barra Creek

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Di Morrissey
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    It's 1963 and Sally Mitchell, the daughter of a New Zealand sheep farmer, is on her way to England. On a stop-over in Sydney, she impulsively takes a job as a governess at Barra Creek, and finds herself in a different world: one dominated by John Monroe and his strict and proper wife, Lorna. Here, Sally's life changes forever. Only Lorna knows the truth of a mysterious death and a terrible injustice. Now, in 2003, she searches for the former governess to and share her horrific secret.

    Rhunette says: "Realistic and inviting"
  • 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....

    Judith A says: "A wonderful, complex historical novel"
  • Monsoon | Di Morrissey

    Monsoon

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Di Morrissey
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    Monsoon is a journey into the hearts and memories of those caught in a certain time in a particular place. Sandy Donaldson has been working for a volunteer organisation in Vietnam for the past four years. As her contract nears its end, she is reluctant to leave so she invites her oldest friend, Anna, to come for a holiday and discover its beautiful tourist destinations. Both girls have unexplored links to this country.

  • Great Pioneer Women of the Outback | Susanna De Vries

    Great Pioneer Women of the Outback

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Susanna De Vries
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    Great Pioneer Women of the Outback profiles 10 female pioneers, from Jeannie Gunn, author of We of the Never Never, to equally remarkable but lesser known women, such as Emma Withnell in Western Australia and Evelyn Maunsell in Queensland. Building on the women's records and her own knowledge of Australian history, Susanna de Vries documents the grit and determination it took to build what many today would consider an extraordinary life.

    Linda says: "A good insight into what Aussies are like and why"
  • The Islands | Di Morrissey

    The Islands

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Di Morrissey
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    It's the psychedelic 70s and social conventions are being challenged. When Catherine Moreland from rural Australia goes on her first trip abroad, a handsome American naval officer sweeps her off her feet and she goes to live in beautiful, romantic Hawaii with her new husband. At first, the magic and loveliness of the Islands lead Catherine to believe she is living in paradise.

    Stephen says: "Awesome!!!"
  • 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 Winter Sea | Di Morrissey

    The Winter Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Di Morrissey
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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 Opal Desert | Di Morrissey

    The Opal Desert

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Di Morrissey
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Kerrie, in her 40s, has just lost her famous sculptor husband who had been the centre of her existence and for whom she made many sacrifices and she now finds her life has lost direction. Shirley, approaching 80, was betrayed by her lover many years before and has retreated from the world, becoming a recluse living in an underground dugout. Anna,19, has a promising athletic career but is torn between the commitment to her sport, which could carry her to the Olympics, or enjoying life like other young people.

    Amazon Customer says: "reviewing opal desert"
  • 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"
  • 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...."
  • 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 .

  • 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 !!"
  • Outback Sunset | Lynne Wilding

    Outback Sunset

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Lynne Wilding
    • Narrated By Kate Hood
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    When English actress Vanessa Forsythe falls in love with Bren Selby, her life changes forever. Leaving behind her London apartment, she becomes mistress of Amaroo Downs, a remote cattle station in Western Australia. Not only does Vanessa have to adjust to a vastly different lifestyle in the outback, she must establish her place in the Selby family.

    Lisa says: "Didn't want to stop listening"
  • 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"
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