Auckland Libraries: All Audiobooks new titles

All Audiobooks new titles

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Enjoy a book on your daily commute, a road trip or while you take a walk. Check out our wide range of audiobooks on CD or ready to download to your device. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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The red coast by Di Morrissey

The red coast

Di Morrissey

Audio CD

After the upheaval which separated Jacqui Bouchard from her beloved son, she has finally settled in Broome, a magical remote town on the northwest coast of Australia. But when a proposed mining development is unveiled, the town begins to tear itself ...

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Gulpilil by Derek Rielly

Gulpilil

Derek Rielly

Audio CD

It's been almost 50 years since a teenage David Gulpilil illuminated screens worldwide with his breakout role in Walkabout. It was the first time we'd seen an Aboriginal cast in a significant role and only four years after Holt's referendum to alter ...

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Australia reimagined  by Hugh Mackay

Australia reimagined

Hugh Mackay

Audio CD

Australia's unprecedented run of economic growth has failed to deliver a more stable or harmonious society. Individualism is rampant. Income inequality is growing. Public education is under-resourced. The gender revolution is stalling. We no longer trust...

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Flame Tree Hill by Mandy Magro

Flame Tree Hill

Mandy Magro

Audio CD

Kirsty Mitchell fled Flame Tree Hill after a tragic accident three years ago. Now, she's ready to return home. But at 25 Kirsty isn't prepared for the terrifying new challenge ahead: breast cancer. Kirsty's never been a quitter but can her budding romance...

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Buckley's chance by Garry Linnell

Buckley's chance

Garry Linnell

Audio CD

"He fought Napoleon's army and survived. He was sent to the gallows and escaped the noose. Now he is in chains and on his way to the other side of the world. What happens next will become one of the most remarkable survival stories in history. The 19th...

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Wearing paper dresses by Anne Brinsden

Wearing paper dresses

Anne Brinsden

Audio CD

Elise, a beautiful and artistic, if slightly brittle, city girl is rudely transplanted to the undulating, unforgiving plains of the Mallee when her husband is called home to save the family property. Poor Elise struggles with the rural life: Bill works...

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The girls by Chloe Higgins

The girls

Chloe Higgins

Audio CD

In 2005, Chloe Higgins was 17 years old. She and her mother, Rhonda, stayed home so that she could revise for her HSC exams while her two younger sisters, Carlie and Lisa, went skiing with their father. On the way back from their trip, their car veered...

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Taming toxic people by David Gillespie

Taming toxic people

David Gillespie

Audio CD

Psychopaths are often thought of as killers and criminals, but actually five to ten per cent of people are probably psychopathic without ever indulging in a single criminal act. These everyday psychopaths may be charming in the early stages of relationships...

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The prince by David Marr

The prince

David Marr

Audio CD

The leading Catholic in the nation and spiritual adviser to Tony Abbott, Cardinal George Pell has played a key role in the greatest challenge to face his church for centuries: the scandal of child sex abuse by priests. In The Prince, David Marr inves...

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RAAF Black Cats by Robert Cleworth

RAAF Black Cats

Robert Cleworth

Audio CD

In March 1945 Reg Cleworth, a navigator on PBY Catalina seaplanes flying out of Darwin, went missing in action. No details were ever given about the incident that took his life, nor the reason his plane went down. For Reg's younger brother, Robert, the...

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Terry Deary's pirate tales by Terry Deary

Terry Deary's pirate tales

Terry Deary

Audio CD

Four stories from the humorous pen of Terry Deary. They are all about pirates, are funny and based on historical events.

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Amelia Fang and the lost yeti treasures by Laura Ellen Anderson

Amelia Fang and the lost yeti treasures

Laura Ellen Anderson

Audio CD

This little vampire won't bite! Amelia and her best friends are at a very special yeti birthday party, deep in the pits of Yeti Mountain! But when precious yeti treasures go missing and the mountain begins to crumble, Amelia has to find out what's going...

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Paul Jennings by Paul Jennings

Paul Jennings

Paul Jennings

Audio CD

A Different Dog: The forest is dense and dark. And the trail full of unexpected perils. The dog can't move. The boy can't talk. And you won't know why. Or where you are going. You will put this story down not wanting the journey to end. A Different Boy:...

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Out of sight by Jacqueline Harvey

Out of sight

Jacqueline Harvey

Audio CD

When does a secret become a lie? And how do you tell right from wrong when deception is all around you? Kensy and Max are gearing up for their first Pharos review, a rite of passage with no room for failure. But juggling studies and the spy life isn't...

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Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen

Sense and sensibility

Jane Austen

Audio CD

Sense and Sensibility is written with all the hallmarks of Austen's style, providing strong female protagonists, great irony and wit and showcasing her superb talent for character creation and dialogue. Jane Austen's first published novel, Sense and....

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Still life by A. S. (Antonia Susan) Byatt

Still life

A. S. (Antonia Susan) Byatt

Audio CD

Frederica Potter, "doomed to be intelligent", plunges into Cambridge life, greedy for knowledge, sex and love. Meanwhile her sister Stephanie has abandoned academia for the cosy frustration of family life. Inevitably, conflicts arise in this subtle a...

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West of the Blue Gums by Robyn Lee Burrows

West of the Blue Gums

Robyn Lee Burrows

Audio CD

'Her voice sounded wooden and came from far away. There was a dreamlike quality to the scene. Everything seemed to be happening in slow motion. Her whole life seemed to be reduced to this one moment, telescoping into that one fraction of time and space....

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The true story of Maddie Bright by Mary-Rose MacColl

The true story of Maddie Bright

Mary-Rose MacColl

Audio CD

In 1920, 17-year-old Maddie Bright gratefully accepts a job as a serving girl on the royal tour of Australia by Edward, Prince of Wales. Maddie's talents soon earn her the respect of Helen Burns, the prince's vivacious press secretary, and Rupert Waters,...

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The women of Primrose Square by Claudia Carroll

The women of Primrose Square

Claudia Carroll

Audio CD

When Frank Woods at number 79 Primrose Square comes home to a surprise birthday party thrown by his wife and adoring children, it is his guests who get the real surprise. Finding himself alone, he befriends the cantankerous Miss Hardcastle, who hasn't...

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A fire sparkling by Julianne MacLean

A fire sparkling

Julianne MacLean

Audio CD

After a crushing betrayal by the man she loves, Gillian Gibbons flees to her family home for a much-needed escape, but when she finds an old photograph of her grandmother in the arms of a Nazi officer, Gillian's life gets even more complicated. Rattled...

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The circadian code by Satchin Panda

The circadian code

Satchin Panda

Audio CD

"Change your daily routine, transform your health. Circadian rhythms are biological processes or clocks that exist in each one of our cells. Programmed to turn genes on or off at different times of the day or night, they influence every aspect of our...

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The Victorians by Jacob Rees-Mogg

The Victorians

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Audio CD

"Many associate the Victorian era with austere social attitudes and filthy factories. But in this bold and provocative book, Jacob Rees-Mogg; leading Tory MP and prominent Brexiteer, takes up the story of twelve key figures to paint a very different picture...

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Lowborn by Kerry Hudson

Lowborn

Kerry Hudson

Audio CD

"Kerry Hudson is proudly working class but she was never proudly poor. The poverty she grew up in was all-encompassing, grinding and often dehumanising. Always on the move with her single mother, Kerry attended nine primary schools and five secondaries,...

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Needlemouse by Jane O'Connor

Needlemouse

Jane O'Connor

Audio CD

"Sylvia Penton has been hibernating for years, it's no wonder she's a little prickly ... Sylvia lives alone, dedicating herself to her job at the local university. On weekends, she helps out at a local hedgehog sanctuary because it gives her something...

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Tears of the dragon by Jean (Novelist) Moran

Tears of the dragon

Jean (Novelist) Moran

Audio CD

"1941. One sultry evening in Kowloon, Dr Rowena Rossiter and Sister Alice Huntley are off-duty and in search of fun - little knowing that their world is on the brink of collapse. That night, Rowena will meet two men who will fight for her heart for the...

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A tale of two murders by Heather Redmond

A tale of two murders

Heather Redmond

Audio CD

"1835. Young journalist Charles Dickens is invited to dinner at the estate of the Evening Chronicle's co-editor. He is smitten with his boss's daughter, vivacious Kate Hogarth. They are having the best of times when a scream shatters the evening. In ...

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The Sussex murder by Ian Sansom

The Sussex murder

Ian Sansom

Audio CD

"At about four o’clock on 5th November 1937, Miss Lizzie Walter, a teacher at the King’s Road Primary School in Lewes, said goodbye to her young pupils. The children clattered out into the dark streets, preparing for that night’s revelries – and Miss...

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The girl from the corner shop by Alrene Hughes

The girl from the corner shop

Alrene Hughes

Audio CD

"Widowed early in World War Two, heartbroken Helen Heaton is working in the family corner shop, trying to rebuild her shattered life. When the shop is robbed, she meets Matthew, a young police constable and he inspires her to join the Women's Auxiliary...

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Murder most malicious by Alyssa Maxwell

Murder most malicious

Alyssa Maxwell

Audio CD

"In post-World War I England, Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her lady's maid, Eva Huntford, step outside of their social roles and put their lives at risk to apprehend a vicious killer ... December 1918: As a difficult year draws to a close, there is much t...

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Bill Bailey's daughter by Catherine Cookson

Bill Bailey's daughter

Catherine Cookson

Audio CD

"Fiona Bailey was due to give birth to a baby, the first new arrival since Bill had married her as a young widow and mother of three. However much they looked forward to the event, what of the emotional adjustments to be made, the new relationships.....

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Mary Kate by Nadine Dorries

Mary Kate

Nadine Dorries

Audio CD

"Liverpool, 1963. Mary Kate Malone is seventeen and bitterly unhappy that her father has married again after the death of her mother. On her last day at school, she decides to leave home in Tarabeg on the west coast of Ireland and head for Liverpool to...

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A sister's struggle by Mary (Romantic fiction writer) Gibson

A sister's struggle

Mary (Romantic fiction writer) Gibs...

Audio CD

"London, 1935. Working at the Crosse & Blackwell's food factory, Ruby Scully is trying hard to live a good life. She goes to church, puts food on the table for her younger brothers and turns a blind eye to her father's questionable money-making schemes....

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Out of the ashes by Vicky Newham

Out of the ashes

Vicky Newham

Audio CD

"A tragic accident – or a ruthless killer? When a flash mob on Brick Lane is interrupted by a sudden explosion, DI Maya Rahman dashes to the scene. A fire is raging through one of the city’s most infamous streets, the sight of Maya’s childhood home. And...

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Opposite of always by Justin A. Reynolds

Opposite of always

Justin A. Reynolds

Audio CD

"Jack and Kate met, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks. Jack falls-- hard. But then Kate dies. Somehow Kate's death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate's there agai...

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Stolen by Paul Finch

Stolen

Paul Finch

Audio CD

"How do you find the missing when there's no trail to follow? DC Lucy Clayburn is having a tough time of it. Not only is her estranged father one of the North West's toughest gangsters, but she is in the midst of one of the biggest police operations of...

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A random act of kindness by Sophie L. Jenkins

A random act of kindness

Sophie L. Jenkins

Audio CD

"Fern is too busy making sure other people feel good about themselves to give much thought to her own happiness. But somehow, without her noticing, life has run away from her. Suddenly, Fern realises her vintage clothes business is struggling, and the...

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Valley of death by Scott Mariani

Valley of death

Scott Mariani

Audio CD

"This time it’s personal … People going missing in the remote wilds of India is not unusual. But when the son of a wealthy Delhi businessman is kidnapped just weeks after his brother fell victim to an alleged bandit attack in the mountains of Haryana,...

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The knife's edge by Stephen Westaby

The knife's edge

Stephen Westaby

Audio CD

"Although Professor Stephen Westaby was born with the necessary coordination and manual dexterity, it was a head trauma sustained during university that gifted him the qualities of an exceptional heart surgeon: qualities that are frequently associated...

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My Oxford year by Julia Whelan

My Oxford year

Julia Whelan

Audio CD

"American Ella Durran has had the same plan for her life since she was thirteen: Study at Oxford. At 24, she’s finally made it to England on a Rhodes Scholarship when she’s offered an unbelievable position in a rising political star’s presidential ca...

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Chasing the moon by Robert Stone

Chasing the moon

Robert Stone

Audio CD

"In a world divided by the ideological struggles of the Cold War, the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement, more than one-fifth of the people on the planet paused to watch the live transmission of the Apollo 11 mission. To watch as humanity took...

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The bookish life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

The bookish life of Nina Hill

Abbi Waxman

Audio CD

"Meet Nina Hill: A young woman supremely confident in her own ... shell. The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she some...

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Why Mummy doesn't give a ... by Gill Sims

Why Mummy doesn't give a ...

Gill Sims

Audio CD

"I’m wondering how many more f*cking ‘phases’ I have to endure before my children become civilised and functioning members of society? It seems like people have been telling me ‘it’s just a phase!’ for the last fifteen bloody years. Not sleeping through...

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Sweet sorrow by David Nicholls

Sweet sorrow

David Nicholls

Audio CD

"One life-changing summer Charlie meets Fran ... In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don't remember in the school photograph. His exams have not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way round,...

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The boy next door by Joanna Rees

The boy next door

Joanna Rees

Audio CD

"It's the 1980s in the sleepy English village of Rushton, and Mickey and Fred are next-door neighbours and best friends. In and out of scrapes from the day they're born, they share everything, from their first cigarette to their first kiss. They're c...

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The possession by Michael Rutger

The possession

Michael Rutger

Audio CD

"Still recovering from the shocking revelations they uncovered deep in uncharted territory in the Grand Canyon, American myth and legend investigator Nolan Moore and his team take on a new mission, investigating a rumored case of witchcraft and posse...

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The secret hours by Santa Montefiore

The secret hours

Santa Montefiore

Audio CD

"Arethusa Clayton has always been formidable, used to getting her own way. On her death, she leaves unexpected instructions. Instead of being buried in America, on the wealthy East Coast where she and her late husband raised their two children, Arethusa...

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Time to go by Guy Kennaway

Time to go

Guy Kennaway

Audio CD

"In 2017 Susie Kennaway asked her son Guy to kill her. 88 years old, with an older and infirm husband, Susie wanted to avoid sliding into infantilised catatonia. The son immediately started taking notes and Time to Go is the result. In turns a manual...

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Ungentlemanly warfare by Howard Linskey

Ungentlemanly warfare

Howard Linskey

Audio CD

"Captain Harry Walsh is SOE’s secret weapon. Loathed by his own commanding officer, haunted by the death of his closest friend and trapped in a loveless marriage, Harry Walsh is close to burn out when he is ordered to assassinate the man behind the ME...

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Stone cold heart by Caz Frear

Stone cold heart

Caz Frear

Audio CD

"After a brief stint in the Mayor's Office, DC Cat Kinsella is back at the London Metropolitan Police, wisecracking with her partner Luigi Parnell and trying to avoid the wrath of the boss, DI Kate Steele. But for Cat and Parnell, it's serious business...

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In the city of love's sleep by Lavinia Greenlaw

In the city of love's sleep

Lavinia Greenlaw

Audio CD

"This is a story about a woman and a man who meet by chance. Nothing of any importance is said, yet she suddenly turns away, leaves the room, and starts to run. She is in shock from what this man has brought back to life: an electrical affinity, a higher...

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A thousand roads home by Carmel Harrington

A thousand roads home

Carmel Harrington

Audio CD

"Single mother, Ruth, and her teenaged son, Thomas, have always had each other. They've never truly fitted in with the norms of society but that didn't matter as long as they were together. Until Thomas befriends Bill - a man who ten years ago walked...

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Blood oath by Linda A. Fairstein

Blood oath

Linda A. Fairstein

Audio CD

"Alex Cooper takes on the case of a young woman who testified years earlier at a landmark Federal trial - and now reveals that she was sexually assaulted by a prominent law enforcement official during that time. As the case grows more complex, Alex, along...

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The postcard by Zoë Folbigg

The postcard

Zoë Folbigg

Audio CD

"A year after the kiss that brought them together in a snowy train station doorway, Maya and James are embarking on another journey - this time around the world. The trip starts with a beautiful Indian wedding, but as their travels continue, Maya fears...

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America is not the heart by Elaine Castillo

America is not the heart

Elaine Castillo

Audio CD

"After fleeing the Philippines, Hero De Vera arrives at her uncle's where she is given a fresh start. He asks no questions about her disturbing political past, but his daughter, the first American-born family member, is unable to resist her curiosity...

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Score! by Jilly Cooper

Score!

Jilly Cooper

Audio CD

"Sex, glamour and mayhem - they're all happening on the set of Don Carlos. Sir Robert Rannaldini has two ambitions: first, to seduce Tabitha, and second, to conduct Don Carlos, Verdi's darkest opera. But when Rannaldini decides to write his memoirs which...

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Close to the edge by Toby Faber

Close to the edge

Toby Faber

Audio CD

"Morning rush hour on the London underground and Laurie Bateman is on her way to work when she witnesses a terrible accident. The elderly gentleman next to her on the platform falls onto the tracks and is fatally injured. With the police uninterested,...

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Close to where the heart gives out by Malcolm Alexander

Close to where the heart gives out

Malcolm Alexander

Audio CD

"In his forties, Malcolm gave up his job in suburban Glasgow when a persistent seed that had been growing inside him started to bloom, disrupting the foundations of his life. When he saw the job advert, 'urgent: island doctor needed', he applied imme...

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One last Greek summer by Mandy Baggot

One last Greek summer

Mandy Baggot

Audio CD

"Beth Martin is 31, newly divorced and wondering just what life holds for her ... Best-friend, Heidi, is adamant that all the answers lie in Corfu - the island where the girls partied away their youth. So cue a trip to a sun-drenched Greek island, ou...

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Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Audio CD

"Loved for his flamboyant personality, sparkling wit and brilliant epigrams, Oscar Wilde was a comic genius and a literary icon. This collection reflects the many facets of his dazzling talent. Here are dramatisations of his only novel, The Picture of...

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Neapolitan novels by Elena Ferrante

Neapolitan novels

Elena Ferrante

Audio CD

"From one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, The Neapolitan Novels is an exploration of the friendship between Lila and Lena, two bright young girls who grew up in the tough, rough streets of post-war Naples. This is no normal friendship; it's a frie...

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Up the garden path by Sue Limb

Up the garden path

Sue Limb

Audio CD

"It’s the beginning of a new school term and Izzy is dreading it ... Tumbling from one love entanglement to another, 30 something teacher Izzy Comyn has a predilection for inappropriate men. Over the three hilarious series of Up the Garden Path, Izzy,...

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Star trap by Simon Brett

Star trap

Simon Brett

Audio CD

"When Charles Paris' agent rings with the news that he has a part for him in a new musical, Charles is delighted - and somewhat amazed, as he can neither sing nor dance. But Maurice has an ulterior motive: as one of the show's backers, he wants Charles...

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Stone. The complete series 5-7

Stone. The complete series 5-7

Audio CD

"Hugo Speer stars as John Stone in Series 5-7 of the gritty, fast-paced crime drama created by Danny Brocklehurst. Manchester detective DCI Stone and his team are faced with ten complex, morally challenging cases in this collection of hard-hitting ra...

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The lady detectives

The lady detectives

Audio CD

"The Redhill Sisterhood by Catherine Louisa Pirkis: Autumn,1897. Victorian undercover agent Loveday Brooke investigates some suspicious nuns who appear to have forsaken their vows – and turned to burglary. Mr Bovey’s Unexpected Will by LT Meade and R...

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The model wife by Tricia Stringer

The model wife

Tricia Stringer

Audio CD

"Natalie King's life is full. Some might say too full. With her teaching job, a farm to run, three grown daughters who have not quite got a handle on things, a reserved husband and a demanding mother-in-law, most days she is too busy to think about whether...

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The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong

The Collaborator

Diane Armstrong

Audio CD

"An act of heroism, the taint of collaboration, a doomed love affair and an Australian woman who travels across the world to discover the truth ... It is 1944 in Budapest and the Germans have invaded. Miklos Nagy risks his life and confronts the dreaded...

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Tim & Tigon by Tim Cope

Tim & Tigon

Tim Cope

Audio CD

"Adventurer Tim Cope had a childhood dream: to travel the 10,000 kilometres from Mongolia to Hungary on horseback - a journey undertaken centuries ago by the legendary leader of the Mongols, Genghis Khan. On this journey, Tim met a dog called Tigon. For...

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Cold case investigations by Xanthé Mallett

Cold case investigations

Xanthé Mallett

Audio CD

"From the disappearance of the Beaumont children to the abduction of William Tyrrell to the double murder of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and her daughter Khandalyce, Xanthe is determined to expose the truth to maximise dignity for both deceased victims and...

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Heart of the cross by Emily Madden

Heart of the cross

Emily Madden

Audio CD

"Tinahely, Ireland, 1959: Rosie Hart is content leaving her home behind to follow her new husband to Australia. But she soon discovers there is no room for her or their young son in the life he has built in vibrant Kings Cross. As their marriage crum...

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Jack Charles by Jack Charles

Jack Charles

Jack Charles

Audio CD

"Jack Charles has worn many hats throughout his life: actor, cat burglar, musician, heroin addict, activist, even Senior Victorian Australian of the Year. But the title he's most proud to claim is that of Aboriginal Elder. Stolen from his mother and ...

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About a girl by Rebekah Robertson

About a girl

Rebekah Robertson

Audio CD

"In 2000, Rebekah Robertson gave birth to twin boys, George and Harry. But as they grew older, their preferences began to show, and by the age of three it was clear Georgie was drawn to anything that was pretty or had a skirt that could swirl. Before...

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The erratics  by Vickie Laveau-Harvie

The erratics

Vickie Laveau-Harvie

Audio CD

'We've been disowned and disinherited: there's no changing it, I say. When something bad happens to them, we'll know soon enough and we'll deal with it together. I don't realise it at the time, but when I say that, I imply I care. I imply there may b...

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The yield by Tara June Winch

The yield

Tara June Winch

Audio CD

The yield in English is the reaping, the things that man can take from the land. In the language of the Wiradjuri yield is the things you give to, the movement, the space between things: baayanha. Knowing that he will soon die, Albert 'Poppy' Gondiwindi...

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The traitor's girl by Christine Wells

The traitor's girl

Christine Wells

Audio CD

"After receiving a mysterious summons from her long-lost grandmother, Australian teacher Annabel Logan agrees to visit her home in the Cotswolds. But when she arrives at the magnificent Beechwood Hall, it appears abandoned and the local villagers have...

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Sunshine by Kim Kelly

Sunshine

Kim Kelly

Audio CD

"It's 1921 and the Great War has left in its wake untold tragedy, not only in lives lost, but in the guilt of survivors, the deep-set scars of old wounds and the sting of redoubled bigotries. In the tiny hamlet of Sunshine, on the far-flung desert's...

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The heart of the Ritz by Luke Devenish

The heart of the Ritz

Luke Devenish

Audio CD

"Four women join forces to survive the invasion of Paris with conviction, courage - and style... France, April 1940. Polly Hartford has been sent across oceans to her Aunt Marjorie, known only from letters. When Marjorie dies in suspicious circumsta...

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The truth in our lies by Eliza Graham

The truth in our lies

Eliza Graham

Audio CD

Anna Hall was a beautiful and skilled Second World War air force operative, guiding RAF pilots during the Battle of Britain, before a bomb killed her sister and left her disfigured. In the aftermath, haunted by her failure to keep her sister safe, An...

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A stranger's secret by Laurie Alice Eakes

A stranger's secret

Laurie Alice Eakes

Audio CD

Still grieving the loss of her husband, Morwenna Penvenan fills her days preserving her son's heritage: the dilapidated estate his father left them. But all attempts at restoration are thwarted when she is accused of deliberately causing ships to crash...

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The orphans of Bell Lane by Ruthie Lewis

The orphans of Bell Lane

Ruthie Lewis

Audio CD

"Orphaned at a young age, Rosa has always looked out for her younger sister, Grace, protecting her from the dangers and bullies of the workhouse. So when Grace is suddenly faced with a world without Rosa, she finds herself alone and forced to make di...

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A distant hope by Ellin Carsta

A distant hope

Ellin Carsta

Audio CD

Hamburg 1888: After 30 prosperous years, coffee importer Peter Hansen & Sons faces hard times, and certain bankruptcy, unless three brothers can make savvy moves to save the faltering business after their father's untimely death. For Robert Hansen, that...

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The ocean liner by Marius Gabriel

The ocean liner

Marius Gabriel

Audio CD

"Cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern board the luxury liner the SS Manhattan bound for New York, desperate to escape the concentration camps that claimed the rest of their family. America offers a safe haven, but to reach it they must survive a haza...

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Incentivology by Jason R. Murphy

Incentivology

Jason R. Murphy

Audio CD

"Rewards. Punishments. Prices. The Nobel Prize. Candy Crush. Incentives take more forms than you might expect and they can be hard to spot, but they shape our lives in ways that we rarely examine. Some incentives are obvious, like for example, public...

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The girl with space in her heart by Lara Williamson

The girl with space in her heart

Lara Williamson

Audio CD

"Mabel has a suitcase full of worries - it turned up just after her dad disappeared and before her mum started dating Gavin. She worries about big things and little things and shoves them into her suitcase until it's so full it might explode ..."--Co...

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The adventures of Swashbuckle Lil by Elli Woollard

The adventures of Swashbuckle Lil

Elli Woollard

Audio CD

"When Lil sat at school doing spellings and sums, nobody, nobody guessed, That she wasn't at all like an ordinary girl, and that under her jumper and vest ... Lil was a pirate, a swashbuckling pirate, whose home was a ship with great sails, Who had t...

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The butterfly circus by Francesca Armour-Chelu

The butterfly circus

Francesca Armour-Chelu

Audio CD

"A spellbinding, timeless and beautifully told adventure about two sisters and their journey to find each other again. Sisters Tansy and Belle are the stars of the grand finale of a circus show; a dazzling and perfectly timed trapeze act where they s...

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Sam Wu is NOT afraid of spiders by Katie Tsang

Sam Wu is NOT afraid of spiders

Katie Tsang

Audio CD

"Sam Wu is NOT afraid of anything. Well, maybe some things. Like ghosts, sharks ... the dark's pretty worrying too. And not to mention SPIDERS! But Sam's not going to let anyone know. And so when Tulip, the school tarantula, disappears from her cage,...

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The carpet people by Terry Pratchett

The carpet people

Terry Pratchett

Audio CD

"In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet... That's the old story everyone knows. But now a new story is in the making. It is the story of the evil Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet, and it's...

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George's marvellous medicine by Roald Dahl

George's marvellous medicine

Roald Dahl

Audio CD

George Kranky is eight-years-old and wondering what sort of mischief he might get into. George's Grandma is a grizzly old grouch and George wants to teach her a lesson ... And when Grandma's finished drinking George's marvellous medicine, she'll really...

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Danny the champion of the world by Roald Dahl

Danny the champion of the world

Roald Dahl

Audio CD

Danny has a life any boy would love, his home is a gypsy caravan, he's the youngest master car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. But one night Danny discovers a shocking secret that his father...

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The maker of monsters by Lorraine Gregory

The maker of monsters

Lorraine Gregory

Audio CD

Brat has always lived in the isolated castle on the island, taking care of the vicious creatures that his master creates, waiting in terror for the moment when they are ready to be put to use. But then the unthinkable happens. The monsters get out. Now...

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Beyond the wild river by Sarah Maine

Beyond the wild river

Sarah Maine

Audio CD

The Scottish Borders, 1888. A poacher is shot dead on the Ballantyre estate, and stable hand James Douglas disappears, charged with the crime. 1893. Nineteen-year-old Evelyn Ballantyre is bored with her limited existence, and has formed a friendship that...

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The writing on the wall by Juliet Rieden

The writing on the wall

Juliet Rieden

Audio CD

Australian journalist Juliet Rieden grew up in England in the 1960s and '70s always sensing that her family was different in some way. She wondered why she knew so little about her father's childhood, why her Czech grandmother had visited just once and...

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The day the lies began by Kylie Kaden

The day the lies began

Kylie Kaden

Audio CD

'It seemed simple at first - folding one lie over the next. She had become expert at feathering over the cracks to ensure her life appeared the same. But inside, it didn't feel fixed.' It happened the day of the Moon Festival. It could have been left...

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Great Australian outback trucking stories by Bill Marsh

Great Australian outback trucking stories

Bill Marsh

Audio CD

Whether they're carting produce, stock, fuel or even (unbeknown to them) dead bodies, there's one thing that can be said about outback truckies - they're a colourful bunch. Meet the outback truckies who brave interminable distances, searing heat, rag...

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Fine cotton fiasco by Peter Hoysted

Fine cotton fiasco

Peter Hoysted

Audio CD

Brisbane, 1984. It all started with a simple plan to secretly swap a mediocre horse with a faster one, and rake in the cash with a few well-placed bets. What could possibly go wrong? In The Fine Cotton Fiasco, Peter Hoysted and Pat Sheil brilliantly tell...

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The pretty girl killer by Andrew Byrne

The pretty girl killer

Andrew Byrne

Audio CD

This is the story of Christopher Wilder: the surf-loving son of a decorated naval war hero born in the suburbs of Sydney, who became the most wanted man in America - a psychopathic serial killer who slaughtered more than 16 young women in the USA and...

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The art of growing up  by John Marsden

The art of growing up

John Marsden

Audio CD

When I hear parents say 'I want my children to enjoy their childhood; there'll be time when they're older to learn about those things', I hear the voices of those who are scared of the vastness of the universe. These adults have a view of childhood as...

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The Peter Norman story by Andrew (Sports journalist) Webster

The Peter Norman story

Andrew (Sports journalist) Webster

Audio CD

Peter Norman is the 'forgotten man' in one of the most powerful and influential photos of all time. Peter is in the photo because he won Australia a silver medal at the 1968 Mexico Olympics after running the 200 metres in 20.06 seconds. In 2018, 50 years...

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Shrink in the clink by Tim Watson-Munro

Shrink in the clink

Tim Watson-Munro

Audio CD

No one gets closer to Australia's craziest characters than 'Doc' Tim Watson-Munro, a criminal psychologist with 40 years' experience assessing the mad, bad and dangerous. In a riveting series of weird, funny and terrifying tales sure to thrill and chill...

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The minor third  by Neil Patrick Harris

The minor third

Neil Patrick Harris

Audio CD

Armed with a violin bow, raw musical talent and budding levitation skills, Theo Stein-Meyer is one dashing Magic Misfit. But when a new girl arrives in town, she seems to understand him better than his closest friends. Meanwhile, a creepy ventriloquist...

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