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    • The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

    • By: Robert Hillman
    • Narrated by: Julian Pulvermacher
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tom Hope doesn’t think he’s much of a farmer, but he’s doing his best. He can’t have been much of a husband to Trudy, either, judging by her sudden departure. It’s only when she returns, pregnant to someone else, that he discovers his surprising talent as a father. So when Trudy finds Jesus and takes little Peter away with her to join the holy rollers, Tom’s heart breaks all over again. Enter Hannah Babel, quixotic small-town bookseller: the second Jew, and the most vivid person, Tom has ever met. He dares to believe they could make each other happy. 

    Regular price: $18.54

    • A Man Called Yarra

    • By: Stan Yarramunua, Robert Hillman
    • Narrated by: Robert Preston
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'I’m a Wathaurong man. I’m an artist who draws on life in this big red and yellow and black country.' Stan 'Yarra' Yarramunua: artist, musician, actor, social worker, businessman. From growing up in poverty in Swan Hill - and sometimes on the road, with his itinerant father - Yarra had a tumultuous and often rough childhood. He learnt early how to lift a wallet or two and grew into a ratbag who looked set to follow in his father’s footsteps: fall into one too many skirmishes with the law; have one too many drinks, sliding down the path to alcoholism.   

    Regular price: $38.17

    • My Life as a Traitor

    • By: Zarah Ghahramani, Robert Hillman
    • Narrated by: Marjanne Doree
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Zarah Ghahramani was born in Tehran in 1981, two years after Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran to establish the Islamic Republic. Her life changed suddenly in 2001 when, after having taken part in student demonstrations, she was arrested (literally snatched off the street by secret police) and charged with "inciting crimes against the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran". While imprisoned in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison she faced brutal interrogation: her head was shaved, and she was beaten.

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    • A Man Called Yarra

    • By: Stan Yarramunua, Robert Hillman
    • Narrated by: Robert Preston
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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    Stan 'Yarra' Yarramunua: artist, musician, actor, social worker, businessman. From growing up in poverty in Swan Hill - and sometimes on the road, with his itinerant father - Yarra had a tumultuous and often rough childhood. He learnt early how to lift a wallet or two and grew into a ratbag who looked set to follow in his father’s footsteps: fall into one too many skirmishes with the law; have one too many drinks, sliding down the path to alcoholism.  

    Regular price: $38.17

    • Vera

    • My Story
    • By: Vera Wasowski, Robert Hillman
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
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    A story of courage, unconventionality and lust for life. Vera Wasowski was just seven years old when German soldiers marched her family into the Lvov Jewish ghetto in Poland. She watched her father take his own life and her mother accede to sexual blackmail in order to ensure her and Vera’s survival. With unsparing honesty and the blackest humour, she recalls a world where the desire to survive was everything.

    Regular price: $21.50

    • Shining

    • The Story of a Lucky Man
    • By: Abdi Aden, Robert Hillman
    • Narrated by: Jacob Warner, Abdi Aden
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
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    Abdi's world fell apart when he was only 15 and Somalia's vicious civil war hit Mogadishu. Unable to find his family and effectively an orphan, he fled with some 60 others, heading to Kenya. On the way, death squads hunted them and they daily faced violence, danger and starvation. After almost four months, they arrived in at refugee camps in Kenya - of the group he'd set out with, only five had survived.

    Regular price: $21.67