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    • The Women in Black

    • By: Madeleine St. John
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The women in black are run off their feet, what with the Christmas rush and the summer sales that follow. But it's Sydney in the 1950s, and there's still just enough time left on a hot and frantic day to dream and scheme... By the time the last marked-down frock has been sold, most of the staff of the Ladies' Cocktail section at F. G. Goode's have been launched into slightly different careers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Slice of Literary Sunshine

    • By Millamant on 04-27-10

    Regular price: $22.02

    • The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

    • By: Joanna Nell
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The life of 79-year-old pensioner Peggy Smart is as beige as the décor in her retirement village. Her week revolves around aqua aerobics and appointments with her doctor. Following a very minor traffic accident, things have turned frosty with her grown-up children, and she is afraid they are trying to take away her independence. Noticing her memory isn't what it used to be, Peggy is taking ever more inventive steps to cover up her dwindling faculties.

    Regular price: $32.29

    • Ladies in Black

    • By: Madeleine St John
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At the very end of the Ladies’ Frocks Departments, past Cocktail Frocks, there was something very special, something quite, quite wonderful; but it wasn’t for everybody: that was the point. Because there, at the very end, there was a lovely arch, on which was written in curly letters Model Gowns. Written by a superb novelist of contemporary manners, Ladies in Black is a fairytale which illuminates the extraordinariness of ordinary lives. The women in black are run off their feet, what with the Christmas rush and the summer sales that follow.

    Regular price: $30.54

    • The Naked Buddha

    • A Practical Guide to the Buddha's Life and Teachings
    • By: Venerable Adrienne Howley
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 368
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    For the many people who are interested in learning more about Buddhism, here is a primer on Buddhism and Buddhist practice written in a deceptively simple manner, with an engaging, gentle humor and flavor. Adrienne Howley's purpose is to demystify Buddhism, stripping away the layers of ritual and iconography that have grown up around it over the centuries, and to present the original, basic tenets and practices.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very good place to start

    • By Greg on 02-19-08

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Winter Journey

    • By: Diane Armstrong
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,139
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 913
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 905

    Halina Shore is a Polish born forensic dentist living in Australia. When she travels to Poland to take part in the investigation of a war crime, she finds herself at the center of a bitter struggle in a community that has been divided by a grim legacy. As the investigation proceeds, her professional assignment becomes a confronting personal odyssey as the truth about her own past begins to emerge.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Historical Story Marred by Unnecessary Fluff

    • By Debbie on 11-30-15

    Regular price: $34.97

    • Lacan: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Lionel Bailly
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Jacques Lacan was one of the most important psychoanalysts ever to have lived. Building upon the work of Sigmund Freud, he sought to refine Freudian insights with the use of linguistics and mathematics, arguing that "the structure of unconscious is like a language." He is widely misunderstood and often unfairly dismissed as impenetrable. In this clear, wide-ranging primer, Lionel Bailly demonstrates how Lacan’s ideas are still vitally relevant to contemporary issues of mental health treatment. Including coverage of developments in Lacanian psychoanalysis since his death, this is the perfect introduction to the great modern theorist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Introduction to Difficult Thinker

    • By Ryan Smallwood on 09-15-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Dinner with Mugabe

    • The Untold Story of a Freedom Fighter Who Became a Tyrant
    • By: Heidi Holland
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    At a time when the world waits anxiously to see what will happen next in Zimbabwe - when there is little food in the country's shops, life expectancy is plunging and Zimbabweans are fleeing repression and unemployment - this book gets to grips with the man at the helm of a corrupt regime; the man behind the monster. Holland's tireless investigation begins with her having dinner with Mugabe the freedom fighter and ends in a searching interview with Zimbabwe's president in December 2007, more than 30 years later.

    Regular price: $27.97

    • In Certain Circles

    • By: Elizabeth Harrower
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An exploration of relationships, marriage, passion, beauty and the price of love. Zoë Howard is 17 when her brother, Russell, introduces her to Stephen Quayle. Aloof and harsh, Stephen is unlike anyone she has ever met, 'a weird, irascible character out of some dense Russian novel'. His sister, Anna, is shy and thoughtful, 'a little orphan'. Zoe and Russell, Stephen and Anna: they may come from different social worlds, but all four will spend their lives moving in and out of each other's shadow.

    Regular price: $22.90

    • Hinduism: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Klaus K. Klostermaier
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    In this clear and accessible introduction to Hinduism, Klaus K. Klostermaier offers a unique overview of a tradition that spans thousands of years. Explaining the origins, beliefs, scriptures, and philosophies of the religion, Klostermaier succeeds in capturing the rich diversity of rituals and gods that comprise Hinduism, whilst keeping the tone both entertaining and informative. Klostermaier’s exploration of this fascinating and long-lasting belief system is essential for students, followers, and interested listeners alike.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Immigrants and Spies

    • By: Barbara Mackay-Cruise
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The riveting true story of Noel W. Lamidey, an English immigrant who arrived in Australia in the 1920s and went on to establish one of the most extraordinary migration schemes the world had ever seen. Immigrants and Spies is the story of Noel W. Lamidey, who in 1946 was sent to London by the Chifley government to establish Australia's migration scheme. It describes the trials and tribulations he had in establishing such a gigantic organisation for Australia in another country.

    Regular price: $30.54

    • The Catherine Wheel

    • By: Elizabeth Harrower
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A psychological mystery filled with droll humour, brilliant language and unforgettable characters. Twenty-five-year-old Clemency James has moved from Sydney to a chilly bedsit on the other side of the world. During the day she studies for the bar by correspondence; in the evenings she gives French lessons to earn a meagre wage. When she meets Christian, a charismatic would-be actor, she can see he's trouble - not least because he's involved with an older woman who has children.

    Regular price: $37.30

    • The Enlightenment: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Kieron O'Hara
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The Enlightenment has been nothing if not divisive, being blamed for bloody disasters - Auschwitz, the gulags, Islamic terrorism - as well as being heralded as the harbinger of reason and equality. To this day historians disagree over when it was, where it was, and what it was. Kieron O’Hara deftly traverses these conflicts, presenting the history, ideology, culture, and social life of the Enlightenment, not as a simple set of easily enumerated ideas, but rather as an evolving conglomerate that spawned a diverse set of thinkers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth it !

    • By jonhighlander on 02-13-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • White Gardenia

    • By: Belinda Alexandra
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    In the tradition of Paullina Simons comes an unforgettable story of a mother and daughter from a remarkable new writer. Beginning in a small village under Japanese occupation on the Chinese-Russian border in the final days of World War II, White Gardenia tells the story of a Russian mother and daughter separated by war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating novel

    • By Paddington on 08-30-11

    Regular price: $34.97

    • The Voyage of Their Lives

    • The Story of the SS Derna and Its Passengers
    • By: Diane Armstrong
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    In August 1948, 545 passengers boarded an overcrowded, clapped-out vessel in Marseilles to face an uncertain future in Australia and New Zealand. They came from displaced persons camps in Germany, death camps in Poland, labour camps in Hungary, gulags in Siberia, and stony Agean islands. There were those who had been hunted by the Nazis and those who had welcomed them; those who had followed the Communists and those who had fled them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Could have been magnificent; still pretty good

    • By karen on 04-05-05

    Regular price: $34.97

    • Mosaic

    • A Chronicle of Five Generations
    • By: Diane Armstrong
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    >i>Mosaic is compelling storytelling at its best - from the fascinating details of Polish-Jewish culture and the rivalries and dramas of family life, to its moving account of lives torn apart by war and persecution, this an extraordinary true story of a family, and of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spectacular story

    • By Margaret on 08-18-09

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Moth to the Flame

    • By: Joy Dettman
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Jenny Morrison is bravely trying to move on with her life. Her husband missing amidst the turmoil of WWII she takes refuge with Ray King, a slightly sinister, stuttering boy who disappeared from Woody Creek as a teenager but has now reappeared. In return for regular 'wifely duties', Ray offers Jenny and her three children sanctuary at his house in Melbourne. For a time, she is happy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this book

    • By Verita on 06-27-17

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Malinche's Conquest

    • By: Anna Lanyon
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Malinche was the Amerindian woman who translated for Hernan Cortès - from her lips came the words that triggered the fall of Moctezuma's Aztec empire to the Spanish in 1521. In Mexico Malinche's name is synonymous with "traitor". Yet folklore and legend still celebrate the mystique of this remarkable young woman. Malinche became a slave to strangers when just a girl, and was then passed on to Cortès as a concubine. She became his interpreter, indispensible to his campaigns, and mother to his son, only to be married off to another conquistador.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Walk in Malinches shoes.

    • By Minerva on 03-15-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Voyage of Their Life

    • By: Diane Armstrong
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    In August 1948, 545 passengers boarded an overcrowded, clapped-out vessel in Marseilles to face an uncertain future in Australia and New Zealand. They came from displaced persons camps in Germany, death camps in Poland, labour camps in Hungary, gulags in Siberia and stony Aegean islands. There were those who had been hunted by the Nazis and those who had welcomed them; those who had followed the Communists and those who had fled them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this book

    • By Maggie on 09-18-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Blue Ribbons, Bitter Bread

    • Joice Loch – Australia's most heroic woman
    • By: Susanna de Vries
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Joice Loch was an extraordinary Australian. She had the inspired courage that saved many hundreds of Jews and Poles in World War II, the compassion that made her a self-trained doctor to tens of thousands of refugees, the incredible grit that took her close to death in several theatres of war and the dedication to truth and justice that shone forth in her own books and a lifetime of astonishing heroism.

    Regular price: $29.84

    • The Long Prospect

    • By: Elizabeth Harrower
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sharply observed, bitter and humorous, The Long Prospect is a story of life in an Australian industrial town. Growing up neglected in a seedy boardinghouse, 12-year-old Emily Lawrence befriends Max, a middle-aged scientist who encourages her to pursue her intellectual interests. Innocent Emily will face scandal, suburban snobbery and psychological torment. Originally published in 1958, The Long Prospect was described as second only to Patrick White's Voss in postwar Australian literature.

    Regular price: $37.30

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