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    • The Wrong Callahan

    • By: Karly Lane
    • Narrated by: Melle Stewart
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
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    It had been two long years since Lincoln Callahan had found himself in front of the gates to Stringybark Creek. He was in the army then - a lifetime ago. Linc had always been the unsettled Callahan, looking for danger, the one who couldn't wait to leave the family farm. This time he was back for his little sister Hadley's wedding. From far and wide, the Callahan relatives were streaming towards Stringybark Creek. Linc's little brother, Griffin, was the steady son, the one who stayed at home, the one who did the right things. And now, the one who had feelings for city girl Cash Sullivan. 

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Shell

    • By: Kristina Olsson
    • Narrated by: Melle Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
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    1965: As the United States becomes further embroiled in the Vietnam War, the ripple effects are far-reaching - even to the other side of the world. In Australia, a national military draft has been announced, and Pearl Keogh, a headstrong and ambitious newspaper reporter, has put her job in jeopardy to become involved in the antiwar movement. Desperate to locate her two runaway brothers before they’re called to serve, Pearl is also hiding a secret shame - the guilt she feels for not doing more for her younger siblings after their mother’s untimely death. 

    Regular price: $18.89

    • The Cotton Lass and Other Stories

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Lucy Brownhill, Melle Stewart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
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    This collection of stand-alone short stories is a treat for new listeners and dedicated fans alike. In each of these 17 stories, an ordinary person takes on an extraordinary journey to a new life, discovering facets and strengths they never knew they possessed. Across a variety of time periods and settings, these stories capture Anna Jacobs' unique style and showcase her mastery of emotional tales.

    Regular price: $20.28

    • Bridie's Choice

    • By: Karly Lane
    • Narrated by: Melle Stewart
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
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    Bridie Farrell and Shaun Broderick come from opposite sides of the tracks. Bridie's family are perennial strugglers whilst the Brodericks are the wealthy owners of Jinjulu - one of the most prestigious properties in the district. Bridie has always longed to leave the small town she grew up in, but family responsibilities have kept her anchored there. Meanwhile, Shaun's dream of taking over the management of Jinjulu is dashed by his dictatorial father. who tries to rule Shaun's life both on and off the farm.

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    • Shell

    • A Novel
    • By: Kristina Olsson
    • Narrated by: Melle Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
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    In 1965 as Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s striking vision for the Sydney Opera House transforms the skyline and unleashes a storm of controversy, the shadow of the Vietnam War and a deadly lottery threaten to tear the country apart. Journalist Pearl Keogh, exiled to the women’s pages after being photographed at an anti-war protest, is desperate to find her two missing brothers and save them from the draft. Axel Lindquist, a visionary young glass artist from Sweden, is obsessed with creating a unique work that will do justice to Utzon’s towering masterpiece.

    Regular price: $21.64

    • The Jade Lily

    • By: Kirsty Manning
    • Narrated by: Melle Stewart
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
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    When Alexandra returns to Australia to be with her dying grandfather, Wilhelm, and grandmother Romy, they share with her family secrets they had kept hidden for over 50 years. In 1939, two young girls meet in Shanghai, the 'Paris of the East': beautiful local Li and Viennese refugee Romy. They form a fierce friendship, but the deepening shadows of World War Two fall over the women as they slip between the city's glamorous French Concession and the desperate Shanghai Ghetto. Eventually, they are forced to go in separate ways as Romy doubts Li's loyalties. 

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    • Shell

    • By: Kristina Olsson
    • Narrated by: Melle Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
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    Sydney, 1960s: newspaper reporter Pearl Keogh has been relegated to the women’s pages as punishment for her involvement in the antiwar movement and is desperate to find her two young brothers before they are conscripted. Newly arrived from Sweden, Axel Lindquist is set to work as a sculptor on the Sydney Opera House. Haunted by his father’s acts in the Second World War, he seeks solace in his attempts to create a unique piece that will do justice to the vision of Jørn Utzon, the controversial architect of the Opera House’s construction. 

    Regular price: $15.70

    • Someone Like You

    • By: Karly Lane
    • Narrated by: Melle Stewart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
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    When best-selling author, 29-year-old Hayley Stevens, walked in on her husband, Paul, and her best friend in bed together, she knew her life would never be the same again. One year later, Hayley stowed her last bag in her much-loved Audi Coupe and said good-bye to the city. She was excited to be heading west to Lochway, a small colonial village sitting on the beautiful Macdonald River. Wanting peace and quiet, Hayley had impulsively bought a cosy sandstone cottage there surrounded by lush rose gardens, with a small overseer's cottage - ideal for a writer's retreat.  

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    • If Wishes Were Horses

    • By: Karly Lane
    • Narrated by: Melle Stewart, Paul-William Mawhinney
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
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    Already struggling to come to terms with the tragic death of her husband, Sophie Bryant nearly loses her life whilst on duty as a paramedic. Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, Sophie retreats to the remote township of Hilsons Ridge. The tranquillity of the small community, discovering the secrets of her old farm's history, and an unexpected spark with vet, Zac, all help Sophie heal. Love, just like the past, waits for the right person to come along and unlock its secrets.

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    • Second Chance Town

    • By: Karly Lane
    • Narrated by: Melle Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
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    Single mother Lucy Parker loves the quiet historical charm of her hometown of Bundah. But raising her teenage daughter, Belle, in a small town where everyone knows everyone else's business is challenging. Troubled Hugh Thompson arrives in town and buys a run-down pub with big plans for a fresh start. But soon after a spate of teenage drug overdoses starts to divide the locals, and there are whispers they might be connected to this newcomer who has a dark and mysterious past. 

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    • North Star

    • By: Karly Lane
    • Narrated by: Melle Stewart
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
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    After a bitter divorce, Kate and her battle-scarred kids escape the city to the vast but run-down property of North Star. Bequeathed to her by her grandfather, it had been in the family for generations, but it doesn't take long for her realise that she's going to need every ounce of determination to restore the homestead to its former glory and fulfil her dream of turning it into a bush retreat. As she starts to make headway with the restoration and falls for a local bloke, Kate finally feels like life is going right for her. Then her ex-husband comes to town....

    Regular price: $18.54