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    • The Daughters of Mars

    • By: Tom Keneally
    • Narrated by: Jane Nolan
    • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 120
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      4 out of 5 stars 107
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      4 out of 5 stars 107

    Naomi and Sally Durance are daughters of a dairy farmer from the Macleay Valley. Bound together in complicity by what they consider a crime, when the Great War begins in 1914 they hope to submerge their guilt by leaving for Europe to nurse the tides of young wounded. They head for the Dardanelles on the hospital ship Archimedes. Their education in medicine, valour, and human degradation continues on the Greek island of Lemnos, then on the Western Front. Here, new outrages - gas, shell-shock - present themselves.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting WWI novel with an Australian bent

    • By Sarah Gamp on 03-09-13

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Napoleon’s Last Island

    • By: Tom Keneally
    • Narrated by: Edwina Wren
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Whilst living in exile on St Helena, Napoleon exerted an extraordinary influence on young Betsy Balcombe. How did she get from Napoleon's side to the Australian bush? Betsy Balcombe as a young woman lived with her family on St Helena. They befriended, served and were ruined by their relationship with Napoleon. To redeem the family's fortunes, William Balcombe, Betsy's father, betrayed Napoleon and accepted a job as the colonial treasurer of NSW, bringing his family with him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Surprising good

    • By Michael on 06-04-16

    Regular price: $37.30

    • The Power Game

    • The Monsarrat Series, Book 3
    • By: Meg Keneally, Tom Keneally
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Being the skipper of the cutter that carries all supplies and communications between Tasmania and Maria Island is a powerful position - and a deadly one. Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney are sent to Maria Island in January of 1826, the very early days of the penal settlement there, to solve the murder of Harefield - the man who sailed the government cutter between mainland Tasmania and Maria Island, bringing all supplies and correspondence and directives - all of which he made sure to read.

    Regular price: $38.17

    • The People's Train

    • By: Tom Keneally
    • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
    • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A novel adventuring between the pre-WWI Russian enclave in Brisbane and Tsarist Russia. From the author of Schindler's Ark, another tale of oppression and the triumph of determined peoples.Artem Samsurov, a charismatic protege of Lenin and an ardent socialist, reaches sanctuary in Australia after escaping his Siberian labour camp and making a long, perilous journey via Japan.

    Regular price: $34.96

    • The Soldier's Curse

    • By: Tom Keneally, Meg Keneally
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A fast-paced, witty and gripping historical crime series from Tom Keneally and his eldest daughter, Meg. In the Port Macquarie penal settlement for second offenders, at the edge of the known world, gentleman convict Hugh Monsarrat hungers for freedom. Originally transported for forging documents passing himself off as a lawyer, he is now the trusted clerk of the settlement's commandant.

    Regular price: $37.30

    • The Unmourned

    • The Monsarrat Series, 2
    • By: Tom Keneally, Meg Keneally
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Not all murder victims are mourned, but the perpetrator must always be punished.... For Robert Church, superintendent of the Parramatta Female Factory, the most enjoyable part of his job is access to young convict women. Inmate Grace O'Leary has made it her mission to protect the women from his nocturnal visits, and when Church is murdered with an awl thrust through his right eye, she becomes the chief suspect.

    Regular price: $37.30

    • The Ink Stain

    • The Monsarrat Series, Book 4
    • By: Meg Keneally, Tom Keneally
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Henry Hallward, editor of the Sydney Chronicle, is a thorn in the side of the colonial administration. Hallward has been imprisoned several times for criminal libel, and continues to edit his newspaper while incarcerated. This time, he’s in jail awaiting trial for suggesting that there have been some criminal financial dealings involving the CEO of the Australian Agricultural Company, a consortium of British landowners, some resident in the colony, some not, to whom the British government was giving a million acres of Australian land to develop.    

    Regular price: $38.17

    • The Unmourned

    • The Monsarrat Series, 2
    • By: Tom Keneally, Meg Keneally
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Not all murder victims are mourned, but the perpetrator must always be punished.... For Robert Church, superintendent of the Parramatta Female Factory, the most enjoyable part of his job is access to young convict women. Inmate Grace O'Leary has made it her mission to protect the women from his nocturnal visits, and when Church is murdered with an awl thrust through his right eye, she becomes the chief suspect.

    Regular price: $38.17

    • The Widow and Her Hero

    • By: Tom Keneally
    • Narrated by: Beverley Dunn, David Tredinnick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 105
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 79
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 79

    When Grace married Captain Leo Waterhouse in Australia in 1943, they were young, in love - and at war. Like many other young men and women, they were ready, willing and able to put the war effort first. They never seriously doubted that they would come through unscathed. But Leo never returned from a commando mission masterminded by his own hero figure, an eccentric and charismatic man who inspired total loyalty from those under his command.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Summary misleading.

    • By Jan on 05-08-11

    Regular price: $25.89

    • The Place at Whitton

    • By: Tom Keneally
    • Narrated by: Geoff Hiscock
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As Father Stenner, Whitton's President, put it, 'a garish killing in a place for aspirants to the priesthood is, by the world's standards, an exotic crime'. Father Stenner's forebodings were, if anything, well short of the mark. The killer was apparently a madman whose first murder was to be merely the beginning of a bloody series. And into the maelstrom of violence and fear that he created came another and possibly even more sinister element, personified by a beautiful young woman named Agnes Grey.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Victim of the Aurora

    • By: Tom Keneally
    • Narrated by: Terence Donovan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    In the bitter Antarctic winter of 1910, in the waning years of the Edwardian era, a group of gentleman adventurers wait out a raging blizzard in the close, perpetual darkness, poised for a strike at the South Pole. As the storm lifts, a new challenge faces Captain Sir Eugene Stewart - to discover which of his twenty-five carefully chosen men has become a murderer, as what has begun as a probe for the bottom of the world becomes a probe for the bottom of man's soul.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Fear

    • By: Tom Keneally
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Next door to us, crowded on the east and west by large houses, was the Mantles' narrow little brick place. It seemed to be subsiding crookedly into the earth like an ill-laid tombstone, and was a sunless warren, dim humidity in summer, dim moisture in winter. The laneway to its back door ran flush against our side wall, and beneath the Mantles' lounge-room window, a furze of moss grew a quarter of an inch thick on the mortar.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well.. ..I am prejudiced

    • By Anniebligh on 12-09-12

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Two Old Men Dying

    • By: Tom Keneally
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Learned Man is the child of humankind as we know it, of those who are thought to have travelled from the Rift Valley in Africa and to ancient Australia. Shelby Apple is an acclaimed documentary maker. After making films about Learned Man’s discovery, in Vietnam and back home in the Northern Territory, Shelby turns his sights on Eritrea. He thinks this embattled society might represent a new cognitive leap, one that will reconcile our tenderness and our savagery, our reason and our emotions. 

    Regular price: $38.17

    • Bettany's Book

    • By: Tom Keneally
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 19 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Prim, an aid-worker in the Sudan, is contacted by her sister Dimp, who is back in Australia. She has come into possession of revealing documents concerning their ancestors: transported from Manchester, their great-grandfather was the son of a convict, while their great grandmother was not only a convict too, but Jewish. As the story unfolds, through letters and a journal, of how John Bettany made his fortune, and of Sarah's time in the notorious Female Factory, the sisters gain new perspectives on their roots. And as Prim's travels progress, she realises that her life is paralleling the perilous paths taken by her great-grandmother, and her enthusiasms and loves as well. 

    Regular price: $38.17

    • The Office of Innocence

    • By: Tom Keneally
    • Narrated by: Gary Down
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Keneally at his powerful best, with the gripping tale of a priest and a serial killer in World War II Australia. Sydney, 1942, and in a nation threatened by a Japanese invasion, with husbands absent and sleek GIs present, a spirit of recklessness takes hold. Frank Darragh, an impressionable young priest, finds the line between saving others' souls and losing his own begins to blur as he becomes entangled with an attractive married woman, a ménage a trois and a charismatic American sergeant.

    Regular price: $38.17

    • An Angel in Australia

    • By: Tom Keneally
    • Narrated by: Gary Down
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    Sydney, 1942 - the year of the fall of Singapore, the bombing of Darwin, and the surprise attack on Sydney Harbour by Japanese midget submarines. Australia is surely doomed to fall to the Japanese.... In the confessional, Father Frank Darragh hears how his community is changing - how the very real fear of invasion by the Japanese is leading people to challenge what the church teaches is right or wrong. Under the threat of death, people do things they would never dream of in peacetime.

    Regular price: $17.47