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    • Winter Journey

    • By: Diane Armstrong
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,150
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 922
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 914

    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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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

    • The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

    • By: Joanna Nell
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Smiles and laugh out loud

    • By M on 10-09-18

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Ladies in Black

    • By: Madeleine St John
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully written, perfectly narrated

    • By Hilary on 10-04-18

    Regular price: $30.54

    • White Gardenia

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

    • Woody Creek, Book 6
    • By: Joy Dettman
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Independent and spirited, Georgie is her mother’s daughter through and through. But after a house fire takes the life of her sister, Margot, and burns her home to the ground, Georgie is lost. She flees town with nothing but a cardboard box and the determination to be somebody, anybody, else.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this book

    • By Verita on 06-27-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Philosophy of Religion: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Charles Taliaferro
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Isaac Asimov said that "whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse." Such quandaries are the bread and butter of philosophy of religion. Questioning why evil exists, whether God could create a stone he couldn't lift, and if the wonder of life suggests a Creator, this fascinating branch of philosophy is concerned with arguments for and against religion, and what form an immortal god (or gods) would take if in existence. Charles Taliaferro provides a clear exploration of the discipline, introducing a wide range of philosophers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Deep Thoughts, Deeper Tensions

    • By Troy on 03-01-13

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Quarterly Essay 71: Follow the Leader

    • Democracy and the Rise of the Strongman
    • By: Laura Tingle
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    What has gone wrong with political leadership in Australia? And are things likely to change with a change of leader or government? In this crisp and timely essay, Laura Tingle examines political leadership in general - some profiles in courage and cunning - as well as styles of leadership. She looks at Macron and Merkel, Keating and Obama. 

    Regular price: $3.58

    • 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
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      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

    • The Voyage of Their Life

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

    • 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
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      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 Women in Black

    • By: Madeleine St. John
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    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

    • Swords and Crowns and Rings

    • By: Ruth Park
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Growing up in an Australian country town before World War I, Jackie Hanna and Cushie Moy are carefree and innocent in their love for each other, but Jackie is a dwarf, and his devotion to the beautiful Cushie is condemned by her parents. This is the story of their life-long odyssey, and of the triumph of a special kind of courage. In Swords and Crowns and Rings Ruth Park brilliantly captures the mood and tempo of Australian life from 1907 until 1931.

    Regular price: $27.97

    • 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
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      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

    • Mosaic

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

    • Immigrants and Spies

    • By: Barbara Mackay-Cruise
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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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

    • Table for Eight

    • By: Tricia Stringer
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Clever, charming dressmaker Ketty Clift is embarking on her final cruise from Sydney before she must make serious changes in her life. Her mission is to transform the lives of those who join her at her dining table every evening. But this trip is different. As the glamour and indulgence of the cruise takes hold, and the ship sails further away from Sydney towards the Pacific Islands, it becomes clear her fellow travellers - a troubled family, a grieving widower and an angry divorcee determined to wreak revenge on her ex - are going to be harder work than usual.

    Regular price: $22.81

    • 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
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      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

    • The Watch Tower

    • By: Elizabeth Harrower
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Set in the leafy northern suburbs of Sydney during the 1940s, The Watch Tower is a novel of relentless and acute psychological power. Following their father's death, Laura and Clare are withdrawn from their elite private boarding school by their mother. As their mother slowly withdraws from them, the two are left to fend for themselves. Laura's boss, Felix, is there to help, even offering to marry Laura if she will have him. However Felix is not all that he seems, and little by little the two sisters grow complicit with his obsessions, his cruelty and his need to control.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • fair to middlin

    • By Very Precious on 03-13-18

    Regular price: $22.90

    • Nocturne

    • By: Diane Armstrong
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 17 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    It is Warsaw, 1939, and Elzunia is an indulged teenager who longs for a heroic life filled with romance. But the outbreak of war shatters all her dreams. As bombs fall, she meets Adam, a taciturn airman whose fate becomes entwined with hers. In despair over the occupation, Adam joins the Polish resistance, then flies bombers for the RAF.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The narrator ruined it for me

    • By Annie M. on 08-06-16

    Regular price: $27.97

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