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    • The First Man in Rome

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: David Ogden Stiers
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    In the first century B.C. at the height of the Roman Republic, two men set their sights on becoming the First Man - the Roman more respected than any other. Marius, a heroic man of strength and means, lacks the noble blood to contend for the First Man, but overcomes his common status when he marries into the patrician house of Caesar. Sulla, a pleasure-seeking aristocrat without money of his own, is transformed by his ambitions into a fierce and daring warrior. Together the two men will shape history as they are thrust into a raging storm....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • MASSACRE! DON'T BUY ABRIGED BOOKS!

    • By R. L. Roeck on 01-28-14

    Regular price: $15.07

    • Fortune's Favorite

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Michael York
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Return to ancient Rome, where politics, ambition, and greed collide in the fortunes of two fiercely powerful men: Lucius Cornelius Sulla, the great general who returns from exile to be installed as dictator, and then stuns Rome with his startling self-imposed retirement; and Pompey, the young scion of an enormously powerful rural family, who determines to leapfrog over the traditional milestones to Roman political pre-eminence by any means necessary.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration a little lacking

    • By Thinker on 01-08-18

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Caesar

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Michael York
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    It is 54 B.C. Gaius Julius Caesar is sweeping through Gaul. While his victories in the name of Rome are epic, the conservative leaders of the Republic are not pleased -- they are terrified. Where will the boundless ambition of Rome's most brilliant soldier stop? He must be destroyed before he can overthrow the government and install himself as Dictator.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not "Abridged" but "BUTCHERED!"

    • By Charles on 12-21-10

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Grass Crown

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: F. Murray Abraham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    The magnificent glory of Republican Rome is threatened when a struggle for power erupts among the men who shaped its hard-won peace. At its center are two extraordinary leaders: Gaius Marius, the general who saved Rome from Barbarian invasions, desperately trying to extend his reign for a prophesied and unprecedented seventh term as Consul; and Lucius Cornelius Sulla, once Marius' most trusted right-hand man, now a dangerous rival hungry for his own taste of political success.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Warning Terrible Abridgement

    • By NewJerseyThomas on 11-27-11

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Caesar's Women

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Michael York
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    His victories were legend in battle and bedchamber alike. Love was a political weapon he wielded cunningly and ruthlessly in his private war against enemies in the forum. Genius, general, patrician, Gaius Julius Caesar was history. His wives bought him influence. He sacrificed his beloved daughter on the altar of ambition. He burned for the cold-hearted mistress he could never dare trust. Caesar's women all knew and feared his power.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wish there was more.

    • By Abigail J. Hirst on 04-18-12

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Bittersweet

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Cat Gould
    • Length: 16 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    Together they decide to enroll in a training program for nurses - a new option for women of their time who have previously been largely limited to the role of wives, and preferably mothers. As the Latimer sisters become immersed in hospital life and the demands of their training, they meet people and encounter challenges that spark new maturity and independence.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 1920s Australia

    • By Jean on 09-04-14

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Thorn Birds

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Greta Scacchi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Sometimes when he didn't know he was being watched, Meggie would look at him and try desperately to imprint his face upon her brain's core. And he would turn to find her watching him, a look in his eyes of haunted grief, a doomed look. She understood the implicit message, or thought she did; he must go, back to the Church and his duties. Never again with the same spirit, perhaps, but more able to serve. For only those who have slipped and fallen know the vicissitudes of the way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant book

    • By Vanessa on 06-25-17

    Regular price: $15.88

    • The Prodigal Son

    • A Carmine Delmonico Novel, Book 4
    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Charles Leggett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    When Chubb University biochemist Millie Hunter notices that a deadly neurotoxin is missing from her laboratory refrigerator, she immediately goes to her father, Holloman, CT’s Chief Medical Examiner. They both know that the situation is grave; the poison shuts down the nervous system and is virtually impossible to stop. Soon, as bodies pile up and the coroner keeps pointing to the neurotoxin, Captain Carmine Delmonico must find the killer fast. Helped by his exotic and brilliant colleague Delia and his constant wife, Desdemona (an excellent cook), Delmonico follows the trail, no matter how close to home it may lead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book was hard to stop listening to!

    • By madden235 on 03-31-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Jen Taylor
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Mary is quietly celebrating her independence, having nursed her ailing mother for many years. She decides to write a book to bring the plight of the poor to everyone's attention. But with more resolve than experience, as she sets out to travel around the country, it's not only her family who are concerned about her....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • It was a disappointment

    • By Jill on 11-01-10

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Tim

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Tim was a beautiful young man with the mind of a child. Mary Horton was a lonely and bitter middle-aged spinster. They were outcasts in a cruel, unbending world – until their lives were joined and forever altered by the forbidden promise of a very special love.

    Regular price: $34.96

    • On, Off

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Lewis Grenville
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    In 1965, the dogged Lieutenant Carmine Delmonico is assigned to solve what appears to be a single murder. Part of a young woman's body has turned up at one of the world's leading neurological research centers, but it's not long before Delmonico realizes he's hunting a serial killer. All the center's members are hiding secrets Delmonico must unearth: What does Professor Robert Smith do in his basement? Why doesn't Dr. Walter Polonski's wife know about his cabin in the woods?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • On, Off

    • By M. Dybedal-Bristow on 02-19-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • First Man in Rome, Part 1

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Stanley McGeagh
    • Length: 43 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    Rome, 110 BC. A city which is home to Gaius Marius, prosperous but lowborn, a proud and disciplined soldier emboldened by his shrewdness and self-made wealth. It is also home to Lucius Cornelius Sulla, a handsome young aristocrat corrupted by poverty, a shameless pleasure seeker. Two men of extraordinary vision, men of ruthless ambition, both blessed and cursed by the special favour of Fortune.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent - you'll be disappointed to have to stop

    • By Eleanor on 03-17-14

    Regular price: $32.71

    • Naked Cruelty

    • A Carmine Delmonico Novel, Book 3
    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Bill Ten Eyck
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    America in 1968 is in turmoil and the leafy Holloman suburb of Carew is being silently terrorised by a series of vicious and systematic rapes. When finally one victim finds the courage to speak out and go to the police, the rapist escalates to murder. For Captain Carmine Delmonico, it seems to be a case with no clues. And it comes as the Holloman Police Department is troubled: A lieutenant is out of his depth, a sergeant is out of control, and into this mix comes the beautiful, ruthlessly ambitious new trainee, Helen MacIntosh, daughter of the influential president of Chubb University.

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Ladies of Missalonghi

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Federay Holmes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Hurlingford family have ruled the small town of Byron for generations. Wealthy, powerful and cruel, they get what they want, every time. Missy Wright, a Hurlingford by birth, has been shunned by her family since marrying for love, not money. Now widowed, she lives quiet existence in genteel poverty. But then a stranger arrives in town; a divorcee from Sydney. She opens Missy's eyes to the possibility of a happy ending.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Please fix the blurb!

    • By Elmarie on 10-27-17

    Regular price: $16.21

    • Too Many Murders

    • A Carmine Delmonico Novel
    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Bill Ten Eyck
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The new crime novel that will have you up all night from Australia's best-loved storyteller. It's a beautiful spring day in the little city of Holloman, Connecticut; the year is 1967, and the world teeters on the brink of nuclear holocaust as the Cold War goes relentlessly on.

    Regular price: $34.96

    • The Prodigal Son

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Jim and Millie Hunter have it all: good looks, brilliant minds, and a meteoric rise to fame. Dr Jim Hunter is a genius biochemist, and author of a smash-hit science book that is propelling him to the top. His wife Millie, is a blonde bombshell and fellow scientist, researching rare poisons derived from puffer fish. They seem to have it all, but others in their academic circle have got the knives out, jealous of their success - and their inter-racial relationship arouses prejudice.

    Regular price: $16.77

    • Angel Puss

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Kellie Jones
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    From the bestselling author of The Thorn Birds and The First Man in Rome comes an exhilarating new novel. Colleen McCullough takes us back to 1960 and Sydney's notorious Kings Cross, and the story of a young woman determined to defy convention. Twenty-one year-old Harriet, a newly qualified X-ray technician earning a coveted male wage, ignores her father's warning that "only fools, Bohemians and tarts live in Kings Cross" and moves into Mrs. Delvecchio Schwartz's rooming house.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely brilliant

    • By Kerri on 11-04-12

    Regular price: $34.97

    • Bittersweet

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Bittersweet follows the lives of four sisters - two pairs of twins. Edda, Grace, Kitty, and Tufts are about to become the first batch of nurses to be professionally trained in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. For Edda, it is the closest she can come to her dream of being a doctor. For Grace, the hospital is a terrifying place of sickness and mess, while Tufts discovers her hidden talents. For Kitty, it is a way to escape the suffocating love of her mother, who can see nothing beyond Kitty's astonishing beauty.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This was awful

    • By Lyn McQuade on 12-10-13

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Naked Cruelty

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Charles Leggett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The best-selling author of The Thorn Birds once again pits Captain Carmine Delmonico against a dangerous villain and a difficult case. Without the help of modern forensic tools, Captain Carmine Delmonico and his trusted detectives must restore peace to their small university town. It's 1968, and amidst the new era of paranoia, Delmonico faces new challenges.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Too Many Murders

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Charles Leggett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    On April 3rd, 1967; 12 murders have taken place on one day. Suddenly Captain Carmine Delmonico, chief of detectives, has other, more important matters to occupy him than finding a satisfactory name for his infant son. With his cohorts Abe Goldberg and Corey Marshall giving him unfailing support, Carmine embarks on what looks like an insoluble case.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By arleneshapiro21 on 09-30-10

    Regular price: $20.97

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