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    • Mao's Last Dancer

    • By: Li Cunxin
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036

    This is the true story of how one moment in time, by the thinnest thread of a chance, changed the course of a small boy's life in ways that are beyond description. One day he would dance with some of the greatest ballet companies of the world. One day he would be a friend to a president and first lady, movie stars, and the most influential people in America. One day he would become a star: Mao's last dancer, and the darling of the West.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Has the "ring" of truth

    • By Deborah on 04-04-08

    Regular price: $34.97

    • 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 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    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 Ink Stain

    • The Monsarrat Series, Book 4
    • By: Meg Keneally, Tom Keneally
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • 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

    • Captain James Cook

    • By: Rob Mundle
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Captain James Cook is one of the greatest maritime explorers of all time. Over three remarkable voyages of discovery into the Pacific in the latter part of the 18th century, Cook unravelled the oldest mystery surrounding the existence of Terra Australis Incognita - the Great South Land. He became the first explorer to circumnavigate New Zealand and establish that it was two main islands; discover the Hawaiian Islands for the British Empire; and left an enduring legacy. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative and entertaining

    • By hili r. on 01-09-19

    Regular price: $38.17

    • Mao's Last Dancer

    • Young Readers' Edition
    • By: Li Cunxin
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    One day, not so very many years ago, a small peasant boy was chosen to study ballet at the Beijing Dance Academy. His mother urged him to take this chance of a lifetime. But Li was only eleven years old and he was scared and lonely, pushed away from all that he had ever known and loved. He hated the strict training routines and the strange place he had been brought to. All he wanted to do was go home - to his mother, father, and six brothers, to his own small village. But soon Li realised that his mother was right. He had the chance to do something special with his life - and he never turned back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book!

    • By BPJones on 07-30-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Remembering Babylon

    • By: David Malouf
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the 1840s, a ship's boy, cast ashore in northern Australia, is taken in by Aborigines. Sixteen years later he steps out of the bush and inadvertently confronts the new white settlers with their unspoken terrors. A searing and magnificent picture of Australia at the time of its foundation, focusing on the hostility between early British settlers and native Aboriginals, Remembering Bablyon tells the tragic and compelling story of a boy caught between both worlds - the civilised and the primitive.

    Regular price: $22.90

    • Finding Sanity

    • John Cade, Lithium and the Taming of Bipolar Disorder
    • By: Greg de Moore, Ann Westmore
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    For most of human history, mental illness has been largely untreatable. Sufferers lived their lives - if they survived - in and out of asylums, accumulating life's wreckage around them. In 1948, all that changed when an Australian doctor and recently returned prisoner of war, working alone in a disused kitchen, set about an experimental treatment for one of the scourges of mankind - manic depression, or bipolar disorder. That doctor was John Cade and in that small kitchen he stirred up a miracle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing

    • By Jean on 03-28-17

    Regular price: $29.84

    • Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age

    • Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen
    • By: Peter FitzSimons
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    Australia's best-selling nonfiction author of all time. Douglas Mawson, born in 1882 and knighted in 1914, was Australia's greatest Antarctic explorer. On 2 December 1911, he led an expedition from Hobart to explore the virgin frozen coastline below, 2000 miles of which had never felt the tread of a human foot. After setting up Main Base at Cape Denision and Western Base on Queen Mary Land, he headed east on an extraordinary sledging trek with his companions, Belgrave Ninnis and Dr Xavier Mertz.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Real Life "Boys Own" Adventure Story

    • By R. Wagner on 11-21-12

    Regular price: $31.47

    • How to Lead a Quest

    • A Handbook for Pioneering Executives
    • By: Jason Fox
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 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 out of 5 stars 5

    The biggest threat facing modern business is the sheer complexity of an uncertain future. That, and the fact that everyone is busy. Too busy for progress. Workplace cultures have become cursed with efficiency. And so when it comes to developing strategy, we default to our defaults. We favor quick fixes, easy templates, and familiar approaches, developing 'robust plans' that do little to mitigate strategic risk or generate new value. The result? The future comes, and businesses die.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great strategic leadership mindset

    • By innovate risk on 09-25-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Medieval Philosophy: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Sharon M. Kaye
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Why do good things happen to bad people? Can we prove whether God exists? What is the difference between right and wrong? Medieval philosophers were centrally concerned with such questions, questions which are as relevant today as a thousand years ago when the likes of Anselm and Aquinas sought to resolve them. In this fast-paced and enlightening guide, Sharon M. Kaye takes us on a whistle-stop tour of medieval philosophy, revealing the debt it owes to Aristotle and Plato.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Price of Fortune

    • The Untold Story of Being James Packer
    • By: Damon Kitney
    • Narrated by: Damon Kitney, Paul English
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • 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

    In his biography, The Price of Fortune, one of the nation's richest and most psychoanalysed men opens up in an attempt to make sense of his rollercoaster life and to tell the human story of being James Douglas Packer. Of how his wealth, charm and intellect took him to such exciting places. Yet how sometimes his trusting the wrong people and his rash actions cost him his friends, his health and, most importantly, his reputation on the global stage - and how he is now working on getting it back. 

    Regular price: $26.23

    • 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 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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

    • Quarterly Essay 51: The Prince: Faith, Abuse & George Pell

    • By: David Marr
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    George Pell: leader of the Catholic Church in Australia, confessor to Tony Abbott. David Marr: the nation's leading biographer and investigative journalist. Cardinal George Pell is the most prominent Catholic leader in Australia at a time when the Church's handling of sexual abuse is being closely investigated. He is also the confessor of prime-minister-in-waiting Tony Abbott.

    Regular price: $3.59

    • Sea Hearts

    • By: Margo Lanagan
    • Narrated by: Eloise Oxer, Paul English
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 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 9

    On remote Rollrock Island, the sea-witch Misskaella discovers she can draw a girl from the heart of a seal. So, for a price, any man might buy himself a bride; an irresistibly enchanting sea-wife. But what cost will be borne by the people of Rollrock? The men, the women, the children? Once Misskaella sets her heart on doing such a thing?Margo Lanagan weaves an extraordinary tale of desire and revenge, of loyalty, heartache and human weakness, and of the unforeseen consequences of all-consuming love.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Under Full Sail

    • By: Rob Mundle
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    The story of the clipper ships, and the tens of thousands of migrants they brought to the Australian colony of the 19th century, is one of the world's great migration stories. For anyone who travelled to Australia before 1850, it was a long and arduous journey that could take as much as four months. With the arrival of the clipper ships and favourable winds, the journey from England could be done in a little over half this time.

    Regular price: $38.17

    • The Great Race

    • The Race Between the English and the French to Complete the Map of Australia
    • By: David Hill
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 23

    On the afternoon of 8 April 1802, in the remote southern ocean, two explorers had a remarkable chance encounter. Englishman Matthew Flinders and Frenchman Nicolas Baudin had been sent by their governments on the same quest: to explore the uncharted coast of the great south land and find out whether the west and east coasts, four thousand kilometres apart, were part of the same island. And so began the race to compile the definitive map of Australia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Story of Australia that I Never Knew

    • By MarkH on 04-05-13
    • The Race Between the English and the French to Complete the Map of Australia
    • By: David Hill
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 02-01-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 28 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The First Fleet

    • By: Rob Mundle
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A biography of unprecedented expedition under sail, from Australia's master of maritime history. The role of the sailor through history should never be underestimated. Over centuries battles were won and new lands discovered and settled by their skills and nerve. Rob Mundle is back on the ocean to tell one of the great stories of an expedition under sail: the extraordinary eight-month, 17,000-nautical mile voyage of the First Fleet.

    Regular price: $38.17

    • The Peasant Prince

    • By: Li Cunxin
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is your one chance. You have your secret dreams. Follow them! Make them come true ...In a poor village in northern China, a small boy is about to be taken away from everything he's ever known. He is so afraid, but his mother urges him to follow his dreams. For soon he will become a dancer, one of the finest dancers in the world...So begins The Peasant Prince, the true story of Li Cunxin's extraordinary life.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Two Old Men Dying

    • By: Tom Keneally
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • 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

    • Great South Land

    • By: Rob Mundle
    • Narrated by: Paul English
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    For many, the colonial story of Australia starts with Captain Cook's discovery of the east coast in 1770, but it was some 164 years before his historic voyage that European mariners began their romance with the immensity of the Australian continent. Between 1606 and 1688, while the British had their hands full with the Gunpowder Plot and the English Civil War, it was highly skilled Dutch seafarers who discovered and mapped the majority of the vast, unknown waters and land masses in the Indian and Southern Oceans.

    Regular price: $38.17

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