Mrs. Moses is a small woman with a big heart and enormous courage. The only survivor of a Cossack raid on her village, she takes with her a big cast-iron frying pan, so heavy that she can only sling it over her back. Yet this is no ordinary frying pan, it's The Family Frying Pan, blessed with a Russian soul.
"Bad Narrator Decision!"
Ever been tempted to pretend you were someone exotic, someone adventurous, someone different? Set in Ireland, England and Australia, this is the funny and heart-warming story of two people whose lives are about to turn upside down and inside out. Eva is off to Australia on a break from her job in a Dublin delicatessen, hoping to forget a fizzled romance and find inspiration for a new career. Joseph is taking a holiday from his stressful London job. Each is on a search for some answers about life.
"The story was slow and whiney."
Maura Carmody's off on the trip of a lifetime. A talented chef, she's travelling around Ireland for a month to promote Australian food and wine. Maura's expecting a straight forward business trip. But what she gets is a whirlwind of mishaps, misunderstandings, rivals and revelations, and Dominic Hanrahan, who's giving her plenty of food for thought.
Through the long years of the Great Depression, Harper Flute watches with a child's clear eyes her family's struggle to survive in a hot and impoverished landscape. As life on the surface grows harsher, her brother Tin escapes ever deeper into a subterranean world of darkness and troubling secrets, until his memory becomes a myth barely whispered around the countryside.
"Difficult to like"
Sprocket's lost his memory; Amy's lost her dad. So now the two of them are on a quest that will take them to the weirdest nudist colony in the world - a hidden community whose dangerous experiments are keeping the nudists alive artificially. Now that their secret is out, are Amy and Sprocket's lives in peril?
"This is a great teen age audio book!!!"
Lainey Byrne is a woman in control, juggling a hectic job; her boyfriend, Adam; and a family with more than its fair share of dramas. Things go into a spin when she is wrenched from her life in Melbourne to run a B&B in Ireland for a year. Bed-and-breakfast quickly tumbles into bed-and-bedlam, especially when a reunion with childhood friend Rohan Hartigan sparks an unexpected romantic dilemma.
Amy and Sprocket are on a mission - to find her dad and his mum, rescue the baby from the Brats and uncover exactly what is going on inside the mysterious nudist colony. But the truth is even more terrifying than anything they imagined. Uncovering deadly secret after deadly secret, Amy and Sprocket are lured deeper into a mystery that gets more exciting with every minute.
When Karri delves into her family's past she finds a lot more than she bargained for - a treacherous reef, missing treasure, eerie storms and a ghostly namesake.
Reptile spun the wheel and expertly changed gear. We screeched round a corner. I was flung back against the seat. Desperately I hung on to the howling baby. 'When your father finds out what you've done', I yelled at the blond boy, 'you're in for it.' I stared at them trying to take it in. I was being kidnapped at high speed in a military vehicle by a bunch of little brats.... Uncovering deadly secret after deadly secret, Amy and Sprocket are lured deeper into a mystery that gets more exciting with every minute.
Cattle dogs are extremely intelligent, love to work hard, and are fiercely loyal. So when Ben, the old hermit who's lived in the bush for years, suddenly vanishes, his blue heeler dog, Sheila, is very agitated, and comes to Animal Haven for help. When the Aussie Angels go back to the farm with her, there's no one round. Can Meg and Mike help Sheila to find old Ben? They spot some new tyre tracks and one of the neighbours has seen a big black Mercedes headed for the farm. So who's been visiting old Ben, and why has he disappeared without a trace?
Sexually abused by her father and raised by her Irish landlady, Lenore Hamlyn is determined to escape her sordid past. Defiant and determined, she emerges from her working-class background to become the charismatic and calculating Anthea James - Australia's most powerful and highly-paid media personality. Driven by her dream of achieving freedom for all women, Anthea James has her sights set on gaining the ultimate in political power.
Nesta has .met the perfect boy: good-looking, fun, sweet. But there are problems too. Simon's from a rich, upper-class background - with a lifestyle to match - and it's difficult for Nesta to keep up. And then there's Simon's friend Cressida. The ice queen. The Portobello Princess. Not one to give in, Nesta is determined to impress the new crowd, but finds herself out of her depth. Luckily she has Lucy and Izzie to help her reassess what really matters.
Undine thinks she could be happy living in a world where Stephen is still alive. Back in the real world, Trout could be happy too - as long as he doesn't think about Undine's disappearance, or why her shadow appears in his photographs. Phoenix is now in town, a drifter, passing through with his conjuring tricks. But they can't keep drifitng forever, and one hot summer night their worlds collide.
"Undine is A-Drift"
There are lots of brushtail possums at Animal Haven and Fur Bag is the resident mischief maker. But when Ringlet the female ringtail possum is rescued, she needs special care and attention, and the Aussie Angels make sure she gets it. Then another ringtail is rescued from a flooded river and nearly causes a terrible disaster, but Boris Boola, who'd secretly like to be one of the Angels if only he could, and Carol the Camel save the day!
A cockatoo is brought into Animal Haven with a broken wing. But this is no average bush cocky. This one can talk, so obviously it's someone's pet. To get some clues, the Aussie Angels try talking to it. 'Cocky want a cracker?' 'No Cocky wants a Tim Tam,' it says. So they know Cocky belongs to someone who likes chocolate. That narrows it down! But who? Trying to find this crazy cocky's owner leads to all sorts of adventures.
A gorgeously spooky book about magic, family, power and love. Being sixteen is confusing and unpredictable enough for anyone. But if you’re Undine, you also begin hearing voices calling you home in the middle of the night…and then you suddenly produce a storm out of thin air. Your best friend Trout insists on falling messily in love with you, while you end up with a crush on his older brother.