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    • The Clue of the New Shoe

    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    The nude body of a man is discovered entombed in the walls of Split Point Lighthouse on the South-East Coast of Australia. Investigating the crime Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, the half-aborigine detective, wonders why a coffin is moved at night, who was the girl struggling with Dick Lake on the cliff top, and what caused the Bully Buccaneers to deal in death. Superintendent Bolt said, 'It's the toughest job we've ever had to bash open.' An ordinary policeman could afford to fail, but Bony never....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love the feel

    • By Josie on 09-03-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Cloudstreet

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 323
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 261

    Two rural families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives from scratch. For 20 years they roister and rankle, laugh and curse until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magic for my city

    • By Matilda on 01-18-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Battling Prophet

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte mystery
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Ben Wickham, a famous meteorologist whose uncannily accurate forecasts have helped famers and graziers all over Australia, has died after a three-week drinking bout. The doctor certifies that his death was cause by heart failure, due to alcoholic poisoning. But Ben's neighbour and drinking partner, John Luton, is convinced his friends didn't die from too much gin.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • bony again

    • By Tracey on 07-09-15

    Regular price: $18.65

    • Venom House

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery
    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery. The Answerth family's mansion seems to deserve its nickname of "Venom House". Perhaps that's because of its forbidding setting, an island in the centre of a man-made lake, its treacherous waters studded by the skeletons of long-dead trees. Perhaps it's because of the unquiet ghosts of the Aborigines slaughtered by Answerth ancestors. Or perhaps it's just because the Answerth household is such a strange one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good listen. Makes you regret leaving the car.

    • By A. Raymond on 07-27-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Murder Must Wait

    • A Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 19
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte arrives in the little town of Mitford, New South Wales, to find that five babies have been abducted and a murder committed. The half-aborigine sleuth calls in policewoman Alice McGorr to help him, and one of the most important clues they find is a cave drawing depicting an aboriginal legend. Bony, as unorthodox and cunning as ever, reenacts the legend in order to solve the mystery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bony in town

    • By John on 07-10-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Barrakee Mystery

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Why was the redoubtable King Henry, an aborigine from Western Australia, killed during a thunderstorm in New South Wales? What was the feud that led to murder after nineteen long years had passed? And who was the woman who saw the murder and kept silent? This first story of Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, the half-aborigine detective, takes him to a sheep station in the Darling River bush country where he encounters those problems he understands so well... mixed blood and divided loyalties.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dated and racist but still poetic.

    • By Judith on 10-27-15

    Regular price: $18.65

    • The Mountains Have a Secret

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 12
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    A thrilling mystery and one of the incomparable Inspector Bonaparte's toughest cases. Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte travels to Victoria, where two young women have disappeared while hiking in the Grampians. Not long after the search for the girls is called off, a local detective is found shot dead. Bony visits the hotel the women were last seen at, and meets the hotel's unsavoury proprietor. The resulting encounter propels Bony into an investigation which almost costs him his life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story well read

    • By Glenecollins on 05-26-17

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Sands of Windee

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    The police never notice the small detail in the background of a police photograph of an abandoned car. A detail that tells Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte plainly that the mysterious disappearance of Luke Marks near Windee Station is anything but accidental. Why had Luke Marks driven specially out to Windee? Had he been murdered or had he, as the local police believed, wandered away from his car and been overwhelmed in a dust-storm? Bony feels the answers lie somewhere in the sands of Windee.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Boney is more than a simple half caste bush bum.

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-26-15

    Regular price: $21.39

    • Devil's Steps

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery
    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte leaves his familiar outback environment for Melbourne and a nearby mountain resort on special assignment for Military Intelligence. Although out of his element among city people, Bony displays his characteristic skills to interpret some puzzling clues and catch a murderer - providing the ingredients for another fascinating Arthur Upfield mystery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic Mystery

    • By Lawrence on 05-11-09

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Winds of Evil

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    The incomparable Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is back - and now he must solve one of his most baffling cases. When Bony sets out to investigate two bizarre murders at Wirragatta Station, deep in the Australian Outback, all the odds are against him. The crimes were committed a year before, the scent is now cold, and any surviving clues have been confused by a bumbling policeman. As Bony gets closer to the trail, the mysterious murderer sets out to stop him. Can Bony stop the killer first?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Along Comes Audible!

    • By Joseph on 11-12-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Wings Above the Diamantina

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    The discovery of the stolen red monoplane on the dry, flat bottom of Emu Lake meant many things to many people. For Elizabeth Nettlefold, the chance to nurse its strangely ill passenger meant a new purpose in life. For Dr Knowles, brilliant physician and town drunk, it meant the revival of a romantic dream. For a person or persons unknown, it meant a murder plan gone badly awry. And for Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, it meant one of the toughest cases of his career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Bonaparte Mystery!

    • By Mary Corbet on 04-02-13

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Widows of Broome

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 13
    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Broome is a small, sun-drenched town on the barren northwest coast of Australia. It's small enough that everyone knows everyone else's business. How, then, did someone murder two widows in similar fashion and not leave any clues? It's a case for Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, who arrives on the scene incognito. He's barely begun his investigation when a third woman is killed. Bony realises that he is dealing with a madman, and that time is running out to stop a forth murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Arthur Upfield!!

    • By Mary Corbet on 11-26-13

    Regular price: $19.49

    • Sensitive New Age Spy

    • By: Geoff McGeachin
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    All Alby wants is a decent coffee and a day off. But there's a hijacked tanker with a deadly cargo in Sydney Harbor, and bullets are flying on board a U.S. Navy cruiser. Three sailors are dead and a Seahawk chopper is missing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful read

    • By Annie on 07-23-08

    Regular price: $14.68

    • The Bachelors of Broken Hill

    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Among the 28,000 inhabitants of Broken Hill there stalks a killer. Already two elderly bachelors have died horribly from cyanide poisoning. Now, two months later, Detective Inspector Napolean Bonaparte faces a cold trail - no motive, no clues. So Bony waits for what he believes to be inevitable - a third killing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Down with sloppy eaters

    • By Pam on 08-15-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • D-E-D Dead!

    • By: Geoffrey McGeachin
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Alby's partner Harry is gunned down in a Double Bay coffee shop. By lunchtime Alby realizes someone wants him dead - and they want him dead now. All Alby wants is some pasta, a good bottle of wine and to know more about the mysterious Grace Goodluck. But he also has to figure out who shot Harry and who wants him dead. Unfortunately for Alby, the answer lies over the razor wire and past mines protecting a top-secret US military facility deep in the central Australian desert. Now that can really ruin your day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun - but not the anti-American Sentiments

    • By J Carter on 01-11-18

    Regular price: $14.68

    • Happy Valley

    • By: Patrick White
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Happy Valley is a place of dreams and secrets, of snow and ice and wind. In this remote little town, perched in its landscape of desolate beauty, everybody has a story to tell about loss and longing and loneliness, about their passion to escape. I must get away, thinks Dr Oliver Halliday, thinks Alys Browne, thinks Sidney Furlow. But Happy Valley is not a place that can be easily left, and White's vivid characters, with their distinctive voices, move bit by bit towards sorrow and acceptance.

    Regular price: $37.30

    • Death of a Swagman

    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    In an isolated hut not far from the sleepy country town of Merino, stockman George Kendall is found dead and it looks very much like murder. Six weeks later, when the murderer is still at large, another stockman turns up in the township and, as a first move, provokes the local sergeant to lock him up. This particular stockman is Detective-Inspector Napolean Bonaparte, and there's method in his seeming madness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one of the best readers ever of a great story

    • By Margie on 01-20-17

    Regular price: $20.27

    • The Broken Shore

    • By: Peter Temple
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    Shaken by a scrape with death, big-city detective Joe Cashin is posted away from the homicide squad to the quiet town on the South Australian coast where he grew up. Carrying physical scars and not a little guilt, he spends his time playing the country cop, walking his dogs and thinking about how it all was before. But when a prominent local is attacked and left for dead in his own home, Cashin is thrust into what becomes a murder investigation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Taut, Complex in Every Way Fantastic Listen

    • By Kathleen on 07-18-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Mr. Jelly's Business

    • A Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Mr. Jelly's Business is one of the finest of Arthur Upfield's many distinguished stories about the career of Detective Inspector Napoleon ("Bony") Bonaparte. It takes Bony to the West Australian town of Burracoppin to investigate the disappearance of George Loftus, whose car was found wrecked near the longest fence in the world, the 1,500 mile Rabbit Fence. He meets Loftus's wife, who is anything but grief-stricken at her husband's disappearance; Loftus's hired man, singularly reticent about his own past history; and many of Burracoppin's numerous gossips.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Didn’t expect that.

    • By susanK on 05-30-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Dead and Kicking

    • By: Geoffrey McGeachin
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    When a movie about an Australian war hero takes Alby Murdoch to Vietnam, he discovers that some old soldiers never die and that it's not just the cameras doing the shooting. A job as stills photographer and some top-notch nosh were two good reasons for Alby Murdock to be in Saigon. The third was that he had to clear out of Sydney and the spy game for a while. But when Alby snaps a photo of the wrong passing cyclo, suddenly more action is taking place off camera than on.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Winner

    • By Sue on 08-06-15

    Regular price: $24.47

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