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    • Shantaram

    • A Novel
    • By: Gregory David Roberts
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 42 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,873
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,513
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,505

    Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum-security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend Prabaker, the two enter Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Probably the best performance I've listened to.

    • By Mickey on 04-15-14

    Regular price: $66.14

    • The Power of One

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 21 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,025
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,655
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,673

    Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling story lifted higher by the narration

    • By Bob on 05-14-09

    Regular price: $27.48

    • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

    • A Spiritual Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny
    • By: Robin Sharma
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    Now published in over 70 languages, this number one international best seller gently offers answers to life's biggest questions as well as a practical process to help you create prosperity, vitality, happiness and inner peace. This is the incredible story of Julian Mantle, a superstar lawyer whose out-of-balance lifestyle leads him to a near-fatal heart attack in a packed courtroom. His collapse brings on a spiritual crisis, forcing him to seek answers to life's most important questions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very insightful

    • By Richard Zepeda on 09-18-17

    Regular price: $29.84

    • The Persimmon Tree

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 27 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,805
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,275
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,264

    The Persimmon Tree opens in Indonesia in 1942 on the cusp of Japanese invasion and the evacuation of Batavia (Jakarta) by the Dutch. Seventeen-year-old Nicholas Duncan is on holiday there, in pursuit of an exotic butterfly known as the Magpie Crow. It's an uncertain, dangerous time to be in Indonesia, and Nick's options of getting out are fast dwindling. Amidst the fear and chaos he falls in love with Anna, the beautiful daughter of a Dutch acquaintance, and she nicknames him 'Mr Butterfly'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Author- Narrator combo on the market

    • By theenglishmajor on 09-26-10

    Regular price: $34.96

    • The Potato Factory

    • The Australian Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 23 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,991
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,877
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,877

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best audiobook of the year!

    • By karen on 11-30-05

    Regular price: $34.97

    • Fishing for Stars

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 22 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 853
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 659
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 661

    Nicholas Duncan is a semi-retired shipping magnate who resides in idyllic Beautiful Bay in Indonesia, where he is known as the old patriarch of the islands. He is grieving the loss of his beautiful Eurasian wife, Anna, and is suffering for the first time from disturbing flashbacks to WWII, the scene of their first meeting and early love. His other wartime lover is the striking Marg Hamilton, a powerful and influential political player in Australia who has remained close to Nick.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Audible Bought the Wrong Book

    • By Johnnie Walker on 12-13-08

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Four Fires

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 29 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,594
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209

    The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare, and fire itself. While there are many more fires that drive the human spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people. The four fires give us our sense of place and, for better or for worse, shape our national character.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hit in the solar plexus

    • By Robert on 01-07-11

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Solomon's Song

    • The Australian Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,615
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,614

    Here is the story of two families, branches of the Solomons, transported to an alien land. Both branches eventually grow rich and powerful. But through three generations, the families never, for one moment, relinquish their hatred for each other. This novel is also the story of Australia, from its beginnings to its coming of age as a nation.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I hoped for.

    • By John on 02-11-11

    Regular price: $34.97

    • Tandia

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 26 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,053
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,450
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,453

    Tandia is a child of all Africa: half Indian, half African, beautiful and intelligent, she is only sixteen when she is first brutalized by the police. Her fear of the white man leads her to join the black resistance movement. With her in the fight for justice is the one white man Tandia can trust, the welterweight champion of the world, Peekay. Now he must fight their common enemy in order to save both their lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thanks for this wonderful collaboration

    • By Thomas Andrews on 05-17-06

    Regular price: $34.97

    • Brother Fish

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 31 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,002
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258

    From the author of The Power of One comes an inspiring human drama of three lives brought together and changed forever by the extraordinary events of recent history. Inspired by real events, Bryce Courtenay's new novel tells the story of three people from vastly differing backgrounds. All they have in common is a tough beginning in life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not Just Another Fish Story - something special

    • By Rebecarol on 07-07-08

    Regular price: $34.97

    • Tommo and Hawk

    • The Australian Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,931
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,200

    Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of 15 in Hobart Town. Together, they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brillant Narration

    • By Angie on 05-01-07

    Regular price: $34.97

    • The Little Prince

    • By: Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Richard Howard - translator
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,876
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,882

    A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • quirky sweet

    • By DENNIS on 08-15-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Whitethorn

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 24 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 696
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 585
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 587

    From the author of The Power of One comes a new novel about Africa. The time is 1939. White South Africa is a deeply divided nation with many of the Afrikaner people fanatically opposed to the English. The world is also on the brink of war, and South Africa elects to fight for the Allied cause against Germany. Six-year-old Tom Fitzsaxby finds himself in The Boys Farm, an orphanage in a remote town in the high mountains, where the Afrikaners side fiercely with Hitler's Germany.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another masterpiece with a slight issue

    • By Geoff on 01-31-10

    Regular price: $16.00

    • Shantaram

    • By: Gregory David Roberts
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 42 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld. In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book I've ever read

    • By Sean Julyan on 09-16-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • A Shorter History of Australia

    • By: Geoffrey Blainey
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 111

    After a lifetime of research and debate on Australian and international history, Geoffrey Blainey is well-placed to introduce us to the people who have played a part and to guide us through the events which have created the Australian identity: the mania for spectator sport, the suspicion of the tall poppy, the rivalries of Catholic and Protestant, Sydney and Melbourne, new and old homelands, the conflicts of war abroad and race at home, the importance of technology, the recognition of our Aboriginal past and Native Title.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable chronology of the history of Australia

    • By Allister on 09-24-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Man Who Knew Infinity

    • A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
    • By: Robert Kanigel
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    In 1913, a young, unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G. H. Hardy, begging that preeminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Hardy, realizing the letter was the work of a genius, arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England. Thus began one of the most remarkable collaborations ever chronicled.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thorough and Enjoyable

    • By Roger on 05-23-08

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Jessica

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 664
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 659

    Jessica is based on the inspiring true story of a young girl's fight for justice against tremendous odds. A tomboy, Jessica is the pride of her father, as they work together on the struggling family farm. One quiet day, the peace of the bush is devastated by a terrible murder. Only Jessica is able to save the killer from the lynch mob: but will justice prevail in the courts? Nine months later, a baby is born...with Jessica determined to guard the secret of the father's identity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No light reading!

    • By Dave on 10-04-10

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Matthew Flinder's Cat

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 856
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 574
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 571

    The story of a drunk, a boy, and a cat. Billy O'Shannessy, once a prominent barrister, is now on the street where he sleeps on a bench outside the State Library. Above him on the window sill rests a bronze statue of Matthew Flinders' cat, Trim. Ryan is a 10-year-old, a near-street kid heading for the usual trouble. The two form an unlikely bond.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extraordinary Story

    • By CYNTHIA L SPANNUTH on 08-11-06

    Regular price: $34.97

    • American Scoundrel

    • The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles
    • By: Tom Kenneally
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    On the last, cold Sunday of February 1859, Daniel Sickles shot his wife's lover in Washington's Lafayette Square, just across from the White House. This is the story of that killing and its repercussions. Thomas Keneally brilliantly recreates an extraordinary period, when women were punished for violating codes of society that did not bind men. And the caddish, good-looking Dan Sickles personifies the extremes of the era.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Fortune Cookie

    • By: Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 540
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 446

    It's the 1960s and the world of advertising is coming alive - and it's an exciting world to be part of. Simon Wong, a Chinese-Australian and promising young advertising executive, is sent to Singapore to establish an office. He finds himself thrust into an environment that is at once strangely familiar and profoundly different; one where the rules that govern behaviour - both in business and in personal life - differ wildly from what he is used to. And where all is not what it appears to be.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!!

    • By Anne on 09-03-11

    Regular price: $34.96

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