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All fiction new titles

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Fan of crime, romance, sci-fi or other fiction genres? Look through our latest titles and discover a captivating story in book, eBook, eAudiobook, large print, graphic novel or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Murder at the races by Carmen Radtke

Murder at the races

Carmen Radtke

Audio CD

1931. Frances Palmer is overjoyed when her brother Rob returns to Adelaide as a racecourse veterinarian. But all is not well on the turf, and when a man is murdered, there is only one suspect - Rob. Frances and her boyfriend, charming night club owner...

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If I tell you I'll have to kill you

If I tell you I'll have to kill you

Audio CD

Crime fiction is the single most popular genre in international publishing and Australia has some of the finest practitioners when it comes to walking the mean streets and nailing the bad guys. Australia's best crime writers - Michael Robotham, Kerry...

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There should be more dancing by Rosalie Ham

There should be more dancing

Rosalie Ham

Audio CD

Margery Blandon was always a principled woman who found guidance from the wisdom of desktop calendars. She lived quietly in Gold Street, Brunswick for sixty years until events drove her to the 43rd floor of the Tropic Hotel. As she waits for the crowds...

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The boyfriend by Laura Southgate

The boyfriend

Laura Southgate

Audio CD

At seventeen, here's what I know: a boyfriend falls desperately in love. It's an affliction. He tells you he loves you, how much it's hurting him. Then he kisses you passionately. It would be best if it finished there... Erica, seventeen, is in her last...

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Kate and Clara's Curious Cornish Craft Shop by Ali McNamara

Kate and Clara's Curious Cornish Craft Shop

Ali McNamara

Audio CD

Kate thinks all her wishes have come true when she opens her own little craft shop in the idyllic harbour town of St Felix. But she soon finds a mystery lingers in her new shop - a 60-year-old love story told through beautiful paintings and intricate...

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Faith by Peter James

Faith

Peter James

Audio CD

Ross Ransome is at the top of his profession; one of the most successful plastic surgeons in the business. Such a man would expect his wife to be perfect - and why not? After all, he has spent enough hours in surgery to get her that way. But when his...

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Murder at the music factory by Lesley Kelly

Murder at the music factory

Lesley Kelly

Audio CD

The body of Paul Shore toppled onto him, a stream of blood pooling around them on the concrete. Bernard lay back and waited to see if he too was going to die. An undercover agent gone rogue is threatening to shoot a civil servant a day. As panic reigns,...

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The Shepherd's Bush murders by Nick Russell-Pavier

The Shepherd's Bush murders

Nick Russell-Pavier

Audio CD

The crime, the criminals, the victims and their families. And the biggest manhunt by British police... Jack Witney served 25 years in prison although he shot no one and was released on appeal, only to be murdered in his Bristol flat a few years later....

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The curator by M. W. author. Craven

The curator

M. W. author. Craven

Audio CD

It's Christmas and a serial killer is leaving displayed body parts all over Cumbria. A strange message is left at each scene: #BSC6. The National Crime Agency's Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw are faced with a case that makes no sense. Why were some...

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A season in the snow by Isla Gordon

A season in the snow

Isla Gordon

Audio CD

Alice Bright loves her life. She has a job she adores, a devoted family, and friends she'd lay down her life for. So when tragedy strikes, bringing with it Bear - a rapidly-growing puppy in need of a home - it turns Alice's whole world upside down. S...

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No place to die by Neil Broadfoot

No place to die

Neil Broadfoot

Audio CD

Once a controversial venture capitalist, Blair Charlston reinvented himself as a personal and business development guru. So when he decides to host a weekend retreat on the outskirts of Stirling for more than 300 people, Connor Fraser is drafted in to...

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The little cottage in Lantern Square by Helen J. author. Rolfe

The little cottage in Lantern Square

Helen J. author. Rolfe

Audio CD

Hannah went from high flyer in the city to business owner and has never looked back. In the cosy Cotswold village of Butterbury she runs Tied up with String, sending handmade gifts and care packages across the miles, as well as delivering them to people...

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The Paris girl by Natalie Meg Evans

The Paris girl

Natalie Meg Evans

Audio CD

1920s Paris. Tatiana Vytenis has worked hard to leave her past behind. Once a ruined Russian princess in hiding, she is now a sought-after model and engaged to Gerard de Sainte-Vierge. But fate still has a final hand to play. Hidden beneath their gen...

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For when I'm gone by Rebecca Ley

For when I'm gone

Rebecca Ley

Audio CD

Sylvia and Paul's marriage seems perfect: she is beautiful, spiky and clever, he is a devoted husband and father to their two young children, Megan and Jude. When Sylvia is diagnosed with terminal cancer at 38, she knows she must help Paul navigate family...

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Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race

Reni Eddo-Lodge

Audio CD

In February 2014, Reni Eddo-Lodge posted an impassioned argument on her blog about her deep-seated frustration with the way discussions of race and racism in Britain were constantly being shut down by those who weren't affected by it. She gave the post...

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The last agent by Robert Dugoni

The last agent

Robert Dugoni

Audio CD

"Betrayed by his own country and tried for treason, former spy Charles Jenkins survived an undercover Russian operation gone wrong. Exonerated, bitter, and safe, the retired family man is through with duplicitous spy games. Then he learns of a woman ...

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To sleep in a sea of stars by Christopher Paolini

To sleep in a sea of stars

Christopher Paolini

Audio CD

"Kira Navarez dreamed of life on new worlds. Now she's awakened a nightmare. During a routine survey mission on an uncolonised planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she's delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins...

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Livewired by David Eagleman

Livewired

David Eagleman

Audio CD

What does drug withdrawal have in common with a broken heart? Why is the enemy of memory not time, but other memories? How can a blind person learn to see with her tongue or a deaf person learn to hear with his skin? Why is the world's best archer armless?...

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The midnight library by Matt Haig

The midnight library

Matt Haig

Audio CD

Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself....

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How to raise an elephant by Alexander McCall Smith

How to raise an elephant

Alexander McCall Smith

Audio CD

"As the temperature rises in Gaborone, Precious Ramotswe, founder of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, wonders whether the heat could be the reason that business is particularly slow. But then a distant cousin of Mma Ramotswe's comes to the agency with...

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Gender explorers by Juno Roche

Gender explorers

Juno Roche

Audio CD

'I believe that children who are questioning and exploring their gender are the gender bosses that we all so desperately need. I believe that they are our future.' In this life-affirming, heartening and refreshing collection of interviews, young trans...

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The day the Nazis came by Stephen R. Matthews

The day the Nazis came

Stephen R. Matthews

Audio CD

The true story of one British child's journey from Nazi-occupied Guernsey to a German prison camp. By the time he was six years old, Stephen had been bombarded by the Luftwaffe and deported from occupied Guernsey, along with his family, to a prison camp...

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Cajun justice by James Patterson

Cajun justice

James Patterson

Audio CD

"From New Orleans to Tokyo, justice is served. Cain Lemaire, a Secret Service agent from New Orleans, has the job he's always wanted - until a single night results in a scandal that gets him fired. Needing a new direction, Cain follows his sister to Japan...

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The harpy by Megan Hunter

The harpy

Megan Hunter

Audio CD

"Lucy and Jake live in a house by a field where the sun burns like a ball of fire. Lucy works from home but devotes her life to the children, to their finely tuned routine and to the house itself, which comforts her like an old, sly friend. But then a...

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Blackbirds sing by Aiki Flinthart

Blackbirds sing

Aiki Flinthart

Audio CD

"In September 1486, the reign of King Henry VII of England is again threatened by York loyalists. The only thing standing in the way is a 400-year-old sidhe who just wants to be left alone and a group of London women with a lot to lose if England is ...

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All our shimmering skies by Trent Dalton

All our shimmering skies

Trent Dalton

Audio CD

"Darwin, 1942. As Japanese bombs rain down, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger's daughter, is looking to the skies and running for her life. Inside a duffel bag she carries a stone heart, alongside a map to lead her to Longcoat Bob, the deep-coun...

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Break-up boss by Zoë Foster Blake

Break-up boss

Zoë Foster Blake

Audio CD

Break-ups are awful and they're very real, but that doesn't mean they get to take over your whole life for a year. YOU can take charge. YOU can be the boss of your break-up. YOU can choose to see it as a gift. And you dang well should! Life is too short...

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I catch killers by Gary Jubelin

I catch killers

Gary Jubelin

Audio CD

Here I am: tall and broad, shaved head, had my nose broken three times fighting. Black suit, white shirt, the big city homicide detective. I've led investigations into serial killings, child abductions, organised crime hits and domestic murders. As a...

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The altar boys by Suzanne (Journalist) Smith

The altar boys

Suzanne (Journalist) Smith

Audio CD

"Glen Walsh and Steven Alward were childhood friends in their tight-knit working-class community in Shortland, on the outskirts of Newcastle, New South Wales. Both proud altar boys at the local Catholic church, they went on to attend the city's Catholic...

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Stalin's wine cellar by John Baker

Stalin's wine cellar

John Baker

Audio CD

"In the late 1990s, John Baker was known as a purveyor of quality rare and old wines. He was the perfect person for an occasional business partner to approach with a mysterious wine list that was different to anything John, or his second-in-command, ...

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War dogs by Shane Bryant

War dogs

Shane Bryant

Audio CD

In Afghanistan, sometimes all that stands between coalition troops and death or serious injury is a dog. Highly trained dogs and their handlers search for improvised explosive devices or hidden weapons out on patrol with combat troops. It's a perilous...

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Worry proofing your anxious child by Bev Aisbett

Worry proofing your anxious child

Bev Aisbett

Audio CD

From the bestselling author of Living with IT and Taming the Black Dog comes a practical guide for parents of anxious children. If your child too often: seeks reassurance, invents illnesses, avoids interactions, avoids trying new things, becomes emotional...

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Homebush boy by Thomas Keneally

Homebush boy

Thomas Keneally

Audio CD

In this vivacious memoir, Thomas Keneally conjures up his youthful self at a pivotal period in his life - as a red-haired teenager who idolised Gerald Manley Hopkins, had visions of being a sporting hero and dreamed of winning the heart of the alluri...

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Staying alive by Kate Gregorevic

Staying alive

Kate Gregorevic

Audio CD

Discover how to thrive and live better for longer. By the time we turn 60 most of us will still have one third of our lives to live. How well we live these years will depend on our health: are we agile and disease free? Or dependent on medication and...

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Women and leadership by Julia Gillard

Women and leadership

Julia Gillard

Audio CD

An inspirational and practical book written by two high-achieving women, sharing the experience and advice of some of our most extraordinary women leaders, in their own words. From their broad experience on the world stage in politics, economics and ...

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The inner self by Hugh Mackay

The inner self

Hugh Mackay

Audio CD

The Inner Self is about the ways we hide from the truth about ourselves and the psychological freedom we enjoy when we finally face that most searching question of all: 'Who am I, really?' Hugh Mackay explores our 'top 20' hiding places - from addiction...

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The language of butterflies by Wendy Williams

The language of butterflies

Wendy Williams

Audio CD

"Butterflies are one of the world's most beloved insects. From butterfly gardens to zoo exhibitions, they are one of the few insects we've encouraged to infiltrate our lives. Yet, what has drawn us to these creatures in the first place? And what are ...

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Tough country by Mike Bellamy

Tough country

Mike Bellamy

Audio CD

Tall tales of New Zealand bushmen, tradies and back-country rouges. Mike Bellamy's father Barry is as tough as they come. Widely credited as the inspiration for Barry Crump's back-country character Sam Cash, Barry was a roving worker in rural North I...

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The stranger's wife by Anna-Louise Weatherley

The stranger's wife

Anna-Louise Weatherley

Audio CD

"Beth and Cath are leaving their husbands. This is a story about two very different women. One is wealthy and having an affair with a man who gives her the kind of love that her cold, detached husband does not. One is living hand to mouth, suffering at...

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The burying ground by David Mark

The burying ground

David Mark

Audio CD

"Cumbria, 1967. Grieving the loss of her son, Cordelia Hemlock is in a village graveyard when lightning strikes a tumbledown tomb - and gives her a glimpse of a new corpse that doesn't belong among the crumbling bones. But when the body vanishes, the...

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The satanic verses by Salman Rushdie

The satanic verses

Salman Rushdie

Audio CD

When a jumbo jet blows apart above the English Channel, Gabreel and Saladin are two who survive and are washed up on an English beach. It soon becomes clear that curious changes have come over them and that they have been chosen as protagonists in the...

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Interference by Brad Parks

Interference

Brad Parks

Audio CD

"Quantum physicist Matt Bronik is suffering from strange, violent seizures that medical science seems powerless to explain - much to the consternation of his wife, Brigid. Matt doesn't think these fits could be related to his research, which he has a...

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The sanction by Mark Sennen

The sanction

Mark Sennen

Audio CD

"Rebecca da Silva, former crack sniper in the British Special Forces stationed in Afghanistan, is languishing in a dead-end job. Stephen Holm, an intelligence analyst, gambles his position upon the capture of the ruthless Taher, a terrorist so elusive...

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The abattoir of dreams by Mark Tilbury

The abattoir of dreams

Mark Tilbury

Audio CD

"Michael Tate has not had an easy life. With his father in prison, and his mother dead, Michael was sent to Woodside Children's Home. Now an adult, Michael wakes up in hospital from a coma suffering from amnesia and paralysis. Confused and terrified,...

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The leaving party by Lesley Sanderson

The leaving party

Lesley Sanderson

Audio CD

"Every year on the same day, on the anniversary, I receive a single black rose. Thirteen years of dark petals, jagged thorns, dredging up memories I've tried to forget ... I've packed up my life. All my belongings are carefully sealed in labelled boxes,...

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Find them dead by Peter James

Find them dead

Peter James

Audio CD

"Ending his secondment to London's Met Police, Roy Grace gets a tip-off about a county lines drugs mastermind operating out of Brighton. On his first day back in his old job in Sussex, he is called to a seemingly senseless murder. Meanwhile, Meg Mage...

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Chosen ones by Veronica Roth

Chosen ones

Veronica Roth

Audio CD

Fifteen years ago, five ordinary teenagers were singled out by a prophecy to take down an impossibly powerful entity wreaking havoc across North America. The Chosen Ones, as the teens were known, gave everything they had to defeat him. After the Dark...

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The catch by T. M. author. Logan

The catch

T. M. author. Logan

Audio CD

Ed finally meets his daughter's boyfriend for the first time. Smart, successful and handsome, Ryan appears to be a real catch. Then Abbey announces their plan to get married. There's just one problem. Ed thinks there's something off about Ryan. Somet...

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Croc country by Kerry McGinnis

Croc country

Kerry McGinnis

Audio CD

Why would the police come back looking for a dead man? Young widow Tilly is making a new life for herself, keeping house for the rangers at the Binboona Wildlife Sanctuary in the isolated wilderness of the north-western Gulf Country. Caring for injur...

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From boys to men by Maggie Dent

From boys to men

Maggie Dent

Audio CD

Australia's favourite boy expert on how to help teen boys develop into good men. For boys, adolescence can be a confusing minefield and parents are often bewildered as to how to best guide their precious sons. Many parents wake one day to find that t...

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The space between by Zara McDonald

The space between

Zara McDonald

Audio CD

Join Zara and Michelle as they navigate their journeys between the women they are now and who they want to be. You just might find tiny pieces of yourself in the space between the first minute and the last. There's this weird gap in life that's fuelled...

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Outback songman by Ted Egan

Outback songman

Ted Egan

Audio CD

In Outback Songman, Ted Egan recounts the story of his rich and extraordinary life. Born to a working-class family in Melbourne's Coburg, he has never had a music lesson. Nonetheless, he has composed some of the first original songs about Australian ...

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The Tolstoy estate by Steven Conte

The Tolstoy estate

Steven Conte

Audio CD

During the doomed German invasion of Russia in World War II, Paul Bauer, a German military doctor, is assigned to establish a field hospital at Yasnaya Polyana - the former grand estate of Count Leo Tolstoy, the author of the classic War and Peace. There...

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Electric blue by Paul Verhoeven

Electric blue

Paul Verhoeven

Audio CD

Paul Verhoeven's ex-cop dad, John, spent years embroiled in some of the seediest, scariest intrigue and escapades imaginable. One day John offered Paul the chance of a lifetime: he'd spill his guts on tape. Electric Blue spans the final years of John's...

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Find your light by Belinda Davidson

Find your light

Belinda Davidson

Audio CD

Using your chakras to awaken your spiritual power and live a richer life. Ever since she was a little girl, Belinda Davidson has been aware of her psychic gifts and her ability to 'read' other people. At first she thought it was a curse, experiencing...

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One hundred summers by Vanessa Branson

One hundred summers

Vanessa Branson

Audio CD

Taking the listener on a journey from the dying embers of Edwardian England, through the trauma of two world wars, the hedonism of 1980s London and 'Cool Britannia' in the 1990s right up to the present day, One Hundred Summers is a portrait of a century...

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Fake law by Secret Barrister. author

Fake law

Secret Barrister. author

Audio CD

Could the courts really order the death of your innocent baby? Was there an illegal immigrant who couldn't be deported because he had a pet cat? Are unelected judges truly enemies of the people? Most of us think the law is only relevant to criminals,...

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Below the big blue sky by Anna McPartlin

Below the big blue sky

Anna McPartlin

Audio CD

How does a family pick up the pieces, when the person who held them together has gone? When forty-year-old Rabbit Hayes dies, she leaves behind a family broken by grief. Her mother, Molly, is distraught and in danger of losing her faith. Her father, ...

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Coming undone by Terri White

Coming undone

Terri White

Audio CD

Coming Undone is Terri's documentation of her unravelling, and her precarious navigation back from a life in pieces. A powerful, raw and unflinchingly honest account of a life come undone. To everyone else, Terri White appeared to be living the dream,...

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Mosaic by Caro Ramsay

Mosaic

Caro Ramsay

Audio CD

"Megan Melvick has returned home after a three-year absence to visit her dying sister, Melissa, for the last time. As she approaches the grand Scottish country estate where she grew up, the memories come flooding back. Just what did happen on the night...

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The phone box at the edge of the world by Laura Imai Messina

The phone box at the edge of the world

Laura Imai Messina

Audio CD

"When you have lost everything, what will you find? When Yui loses her mother and daughter in the tsunami, she wonders how she will ever carry on. Yet, in the face of this unthinkable loss, life must somehow continue. Then one day she hears about a widower...

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The girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda

The girl from Widow Hills

Megan Miranda

Audio CD

Everyone knows the story of the girl from Widow Hills ... When Arden Maynor was six years old, she was swept away in a terrifying storm and went missing for days. Against all odds, she was found alive, clinging to a storm drain. Fame followed and so did...

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How to feel good in difficult times by Gael Lindenfield

How to feel good in difficult times

Gael Lindenfield

Audio CD

In today's uncertain world we are all susceptible to crises of confidence. In these difficult times, it is easy to retreat into ourselves in an effort to hide from the negativity and block out the world around us. Renowned psychologist Gael Lindenfield...

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Seasons of the storm by Elle Cosimano

Seasons of the storm

Elle Cosimano

Audio CD

Choice number one: live or die. One cold, crisp night, Jack Sommers was faced with a choice - live forever according to the ancient, magical rules of Gaia, or die. Jack chose to live, and in exchange, he became a Winter. Like the other Seasons, each year...

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The geometry of holding hands by Alexander McCall Smith

The geometry of holding hands

Alexander McCall Smith

Audio CD

Just when Isabel and Jamie finally seem to have some time to connect and unwind, a wealthy Edinburgh resident reaches out to Isabel with an unusual request - he would like her to become the executor of his large Highland estate. Though Isabel initially...

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The blind light by Stuart Evers

The blind light

Stuart Evers

Audio CD

In the late 1950s, during his National Service, Drummond meets the two people who will change his life: Carter, a rich, educated young man sent down from Oxford; and Gwen, a barmaid with whom he feels an instant connection. His feelings for both will...

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1st case by James Patterson

1st case

James Patterson

Audio CD

"A young tech genius is offered the opportunity of a lifetime ... One that could end hers. When Angela Hoot is kicked off her graduate programme at MIT for hacking into the computer of a fellow student, she fears she's blown her chances of a glittering...

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Never look back by Mary Burton

Never look back

Mary Burton

Audio CD

After multiple women go missing, Agent Melina Shepard of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation makes the impulsive decision to go undercover as a prostitute. While working the street, she narrowly avoids becoming a serial killer's latest victim; as much...

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Rising heart by Aminata Conteh-Biger

Rising heart

Aminata Conteh-Biger

Audio CD

One woman's astonishing journey from unimaginable trauma to becoming a power for good. In 1999, Sierra Leone was in the midst of a brutal civil war where mindless violence, vicious amputation and the rape of young enslaved women were the everyday weapons...

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The road to hope by Rachael Johns

The road to hope

Rachael Johns

Audio CD

Nurse Lauren Simpson is known in Hope Junction for the wrong reasons - and she's over it. Watching the man she's always loved marry someone else is the last straw and she decides to get out of Hope. But her resolve is tested when the hot new locum do...

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Happy by Turia. author. Pitt

Happy

Turia. author. Pitt

Audio CD

Thousands of people have told me the one thing they're searching for in life is happiness. So, I set out on a dragon-free quest to prove if 'happy' is, actually, an attainable goal, and not just a ridiculous aspiration. In this audiobook, with her...

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Is the moon upside down? by Greg Quicke

Is the moon upside down?

Greg Quicke

Audio CD

During his younger days working as a bush mechanic and pearl diver in remote WA, Greg Quicke spent countless nights lying in a swag and staring at the stars. That daily distraction grew into a passion that has seen him become one of Australia's best known...

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How to sell a massacre by Peter Charley

How to sell a massacre

Peter Charley

Audio CD

In 2019, the ABC aired an explosive investigative documentary entitled How to Sell a Massacre. The result of an audacious three-year infiltration of the US National Rifle Association, the documentary revealed how One Nation solicited donations of up to...

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This one wild and precious life by Sarah Wilson

This one wild and precious life

Sarah Wilson

Audio CD

Will you sleep through the revolution? Or do you want to wake up and reclaim your one wild and precious life? We live in truly overwhelming times. The climate crisis, political polarisation, racial injustice and coronavirus have left many of us in a state...

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I give my marriage a year by Holly Wainwright

I give my marriage a year

Holly Wainwright

Audio CD

How far would you go to save your marriage? Lou and Josh have been together for 14 years. They share two kids, a mortgage, careers and plenty of history. Now, after a particularly fraught Christmas, Lou is ready to ask herself: is this marriage worth...

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The last migration by Charlotte McConaghy

The last migration

Charlotte McConaghy

Audio CD

"A dark past. An impossible journey. The will to survive. How far you would you go for love? Franny Stone is determined to go to the end of the earth, following the last of the Arctic terns on what may be their final migration to Antarctica. As anima...

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Sam Bloom by Sam Bloom

Sam Bloom

Sam Bloom

Audio CD

The heart-warming and miraculous Australian story of a baby magpie that helped save a young mother and her family, Penguin Bloom first introduced the Bloom family in a book that has captured hearts and minds the world over, where, pulling no punches,...

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Man in armour by Siobhán McKenna

Man in armour

Siobhán McKenna

Audio CD

Charles is a master of this dog-eat-dog world dominated by deals, bonuses, bravado and savagery. Each day he shrugs on a metaphorical suit of armour and goes out to accumulate power and make money. He's a man who is familiar with casual brutality - h...

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The bush telegraph by Fiona McArthur

The bush telegraph

Fiona McArthur

Audio CD

"It's been more than ten years since Maddy Locke left Spinifex, the small outback town where she gave birth to her daughter, Bridget. Now she's back to prove she's got what it takes to run the medical centre and face the memories of that challenging time...

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The golden maze by Richard Fidler

The golden maze

Richard Fidler

Audio CD

In 1989, Richard Fidler was living in London as part of the provocative Australian comedy trio The Doug Anthony All Stars when revolution broke out across Europe. Excited by this galvanising historic, human, moment, he travelled to Prague, where a de...

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Dawn of Empire by Kylie Chan

Dawn of Empire

Kylie Chan

Audio CD

Life seems settled for Jian in the Dragon Empire. She's comfortable in her position as Captain of the Imperial Guard and content with her unusual domestic arrangements. But when trouble stirs at the edge of the Empire, they discover that the Cat Republic...

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Jilted by Rachael Johns

Jilted

Rachael Johns

Audio CD

After more than ten years away, Australian soap opera star Ellie Hughes returns to the small town of Hope Junction, determined to fly under the radar while caring for her injured godmother, Matilda. But word spreads fast in the tight-knit community. It...

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Roughy by Jarryd Roughead

Roughy

Jarryd Roughead

Audio CD

Cancer doesn't discriminate. When things were at their worst for Jarryd Roughead, his four premierships, two All-Australian gongs and a Coleman Medal counted for nothing. Being that rare footballer who was as loved by opposition fans as his own was no...

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The sister's gift by Barbara Hannay

The sister's gift

Barbara Hannay

Audio CD

Two sisters, one baby and the best of intentions. As a vibrant, young woman with a lifetime of possibilities ahead of her, Freya grants her sister, Pearl, the ultimate gift of motherhood. However, this comes at a hefty price, an unexpected rift in her...

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Man drought by Rachael Johns

Man drought

Rachael Johns

Audio CD

She'll take over this town, one man at a time! Imogen Bates moved to the small rural town of Gibson's Find to start a new life for herself after the death of her husband. Tired of being haunted by the painful memories of her old life, Imogen set her ...

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How I clawed my way to the middle by John Wood

How I clawed my way to the middle

John Wood

Audio CD

'Your job is to go out there, grab the audience by the balls, and drag them up on stage with you!' I was flabbergasted. This I understood. A language that I spoke - had spoken most of my life. It was the best acting note I ever got. John Wood grew up...

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The happiest man on earth by Eddie Jaku

The happiest man on earth

Eddie Jaku

Audio CD

A powerful, heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful memoir of how happiness can be found even in the darkest of times. Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you.Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was...

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Meditation by Gillian Ross

Meditation

Gillian Ross

Audio CD

The third eye has always been regarded by those who seek to know themselves as being a precious jewel on the forehead that marks a gateway to the inner realm of the Spirit. The practices on this CD gently guide you through that sacred portal, awakening...

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A room made of leaves by Kate Grenville

A room made of leaves

Kate Grenville

Audio CD

What if Elizabeth Macarthur - wife of the notorious John Macarthur, wool baron in early Sydney - had written a shockingly frank secret memoir? In her introduction Kate Grenville tells, tongue firmly in cheek, of discovering a long-hidden box containing...

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Deadman's track by Sarah Barrie

Deadman's track

Sarah Barrie

Audio CD

A tragic accident, a terrible crime, an unknown threat ... Scarred by a recent tragedy on Federation Peak, Tess Atherton is reluctant to guide a group of young hikers in the wild Tasmanian winter, but it seems safer than remaining amid the violence t...

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The goldminer's sister by A. M. Stuart

The goldminer's sister

A. M. Stuart

Audio CD

'There are people in this town with the gleam of gold in their eyes and cold steel in their hearts.' 1873. Eliza Penrose arrives in the goldmining town of Maiden's Creek in search of her brother, planning to make a new life for herself. Instead she finds...

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The dishwasher by Stéphane Larue

The dishwasher

Stéphane Larue

Audio CD

It's October in Montreal, 2002, and winter is coming on fast. Past due on his first freelance gig and ensnared in lies to his family and friends, a graphic design student with a gambling addiction goes after the first job that promises a paycheck: di...

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The wild laughter by Caoilinn Hughes

The wild laughter

Caoilinn Hughes

Audio CD

It's 2008, and the Celtic Tiger has left devastation in its wake. Brothers Hart and Cormac Black are waking up to a very different Ireland - one that widens the chasm between them and brings their beloved father to his knees. Facing a devastating choice...

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The Jacaranda house by Deborah Challinor

The Jacaranda house

Deborah Challinor

Audio CD

"Deborah Challinor returns with a spellbinding novel about a woman living in Sydney's notorious King's Cross in 1964. Polly Manaia is living in Sydney's notorious Kings Cross, working as an exotic dancer. She's desperate to bring her young daughter to...

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The women's pages by Victoria Purman

The women's pages

Victoria Purman

Audio CD

Sydney 1945. The war is over and so are the jobs (and freedoms) of thousands of Australian women. War correspondent Tilly Galloway has hung up her uniform and been forced to work on the women's pages of her newspaper - the only job available to her -...

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The wreck by Meg Keneally

The wreck

Meg Keneally

Audio CD

1820 Sarah McCaffrey, fleeing arrest for her part in a failed rebellion, thinks she has escaped when she finds herself aboard the Serpent, bound from London to the colony of New South Wales. But when the mercurial captain's actions drive the ship into...

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We are the weather makers by Tim F. (Tim Fridtjof) Flannery

We are the weather makers

Tim F. (Tim Fridtjof) Flannery

Audio CD

Tim Flannery's international bestseller, The Weather Makers, changed minds and hearts about global warming. We Are the Weather Makers is a concise and revised edition that will allow listeners aged from nine to 90 to learn the facts about climate change...

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Dark side of the harbour by Jennifer Bacia

Dark side of the harbour

Jennifer Bacia

Audio CD

"It's the swinging 60s, Sydney. Post-war Australia is booming and the excitement of the city lures two young women, Rose and Margot, eager for adventure in these rapidly changing times. At a coffee bar in cosmopolitan Kings Cross, they encounter two ...

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The quick and the dead by Cynric Temple-Camp

The quick and the dead

Cynric Temple-Camp

Audio CD

Dr Cynric Temple-Camp's suspense-filled, often Gothic story-telling ability captivated readers in his debut book, The Cause of Death. In the Quick and the Dead, New Zealand's self-confessed aficionado of death is back with more mysterious illnesses, ...

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The forgotten family of Liverpool by Pam Howes

The forgotten family of Liverpool

Pam Howes

Audio CD

"Liverpool, 1951: Dora Rodgers is settling into a new life with her daughters Carol and Jackie, moving on from the betrayal of her husband. But then an unexpected knock at the door rips her family in two. Carol is taken away by a welfare officer to live...

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