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Major Thomas by Greg Growden

Major Thomas

Greg Growden

eAudiobook

Opinion is still sharply divided on whether Breaker Morant and his Australian co-defendants were criminals who got what they deserved, or scapegoats used by the British Empire. Major Thomas, the bush lawyer drafted in at the last minute to defend them,...

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Hearing Maud by Jessica White

Hearing Maud

Jessica White

eAudiobook

What are the options for a little girl who loses most of her hearing in a remote farming community in the 1980s? In this hybrid memoir, Jessica White explores how she negotiated the myriad challenges presented by her deafness. Isolated in the country...

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Tea and scotch with Bradman by Roland Perry

Tea and scotch with Bradman

Roland Perry

eAudiobook

The Don bounced upstairs, past alcoves displaying trophies and his favourite portrait of himself executing a cover drive, and into the inner sanctum - the small Bradman study ... In 1995, journalist and author Roland Perry wrote to Sir Donald Bradman...

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Big sister, little sister, red sister by Jung Chang

Big sister, little sister, red sister

Jung Chang

eAudiobook

They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the centre of power, and each of them left an indelible mark on...

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Aussie grit: my formula one journey by Mark Webber

Aussie grit: my formula one journey

Mark Webber

eAudiobook

In the high-stakes world of Formula 1, only the fastest make it to the top. Few know this better than Australian motor-racing legend Mark Webber. His incredible 12-year career saw him earn 42 podium finishes and triumph in nine races, including twice...

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About face by David H. Hackworth

About face

David H. Hackworth

eAudiobook

Called "everything a twentieth-century war memoir could possibly be" by the New York Times, this national bestseller by Colonel David H. Hackworth presents a vivid and powerful portrait of a life of patriotism.From age fifteen to forty, David Hackworth...

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The right kind of crazy by Clint Emerson

The right kind of crazy

Clint Emerson

eAudiobook

Clint Emerson, retired Navy SEAL and author of the bestselling 100 Deadly Skills presents an explosive, darkly funny, and often twisted account of being part of an elite team of operatives whose mission was to keep America safe by whatever means nece...

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Something greater by Paula (Paula Michelle) White

Something greater

Paula (Paula Michelle) White

eAudiobook

Discover an inspiring faith journey and learn about the spiritual gifts within yourself with this honest and stirring book by President Trump's personal pastor.Early in Paula's life, she didn't know God, but there was always a pull to something greater....

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Jet girl by Caroline Johnson

Jet girl

Caroline Johnson

eAudiobook

A fresh, unique insider's view of what it's like to be a woman aviator in today's US Navy-from pedicures to parachutes. Caroline Johnson was an unlikely aviator candidate. A tall blonde debutante from Colorado, she could have just as easily gone into...

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Long way home by Cameron Douglas

Long way home

Cameron Douglas

eAudiobook

From the scion of Hollywood royalty--son of Michael Douglas, grandson of Kirk Douglas--a moving, often shocking, ultimately inspiring memoir detailing his struggle to regain his dignity, humanity, and place in society after many years of drug abuse and...

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The man in the glass house by Mark Lamster

The man in the glass house

Mark Lamster

eAudiobook

When Philip Johnson died in 2005 at the age of ninety-eight, he was still one of the most recognizable-and influential-figures on the American cultural landscape. The first recipient of the Pritzker Prize and MoMA's founding architectural curator, Johnson...

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Sand in my shoes by Joan Rice

Sand in my shoes

Joan Rice

eAudiobook

Written with flair and exuberance, Joan Rice's diary is a compelling and personal account of life and love in the Second World War. Including additional material from her husband's own diary, Sand in my Shoes is a record of one woman's coming-of-age.

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The Beatles from a to Zed by Peter Asher

The Beatles from a to Zed

Peter Asher

eAudiobook

A legendary record producer and performer takes readers on an alphabetical journey of insights into the music of the Beatles and individual reminiscences of John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Peter Asher met the Beatles in the spring of 1963, the start of...

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The lady with balls by Alice Combs

The lady with balls

Alice Combs

eAudiobook

During the 1970s, Alice Combs, undeterred by a former employer's snobbish pronouncement, "You're not corporate material," transformed herself from divorced mother on food stamps to successful entrepreneur. Resolute, Alice overcame her initial ignorance...

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200 women by Geoff Blackwell

200 women

Geoff Blackwell

eAudiobook

In this ambitious global project, two hundred women share inspiring stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption, and generosity.This updated, abridged edition includes powerful new interviews and stirring quotes alongside selections from...

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Life is magic by Jon Dorenbos

Life is magic

Jon Dorenbos

eAudiobook

In the tradition of inspirational bestsellers by Glennon Doyle Melton and BrenE Brown, Life Is Magic is Jon Dorenbos's extraordinary and empowering true story of resilience, forgiveness, and living a life of purpose in the face of unfathomable obstacles....

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Unwanted spy by Jeffrey (Jeffrey Alexander) Sterling

Unwanted spy

Jeffrey (Jeffrey Alexander) Sterlin...

eAudiobook

From a CIA whistleblower and political prisoner, the story of his fight for justice and equality in the country he loves.In 2015, Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced to prison, convicted of violating the Espionage Act. Sterling, it is now clear, was another...

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Trinity by F. E. Close

Trinity

F. E. Close

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin. 'Trinity' was the codename for the test explosion of the atomic bomb in New Mexico on 16 July 1945. This exceptional book - Trinity - tells the story of the bomb's metaphorical father, Rudolf Peierls; his intellectual son, the...

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Quitters never win by Michael Bisping

Quitters never win

Michael Bisping

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin. Some people are born to be a certain thing.And I was a born fighter.At the age of eight, Michael Bisping began his training in martial arts. By the time he was 15, he was fighting in his first no holds barred competition. When...

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A victory garden for trying times by Debi Goodwin

A victory garden for trying times

Debi Goodwin

eAudiobook

Ever since her childhood on a Niagara farm, Debi has dug in the dirt to find resilience. But when her husband, Peter, was diagnosed with cancer in November, it was too late in the season to seek solace in her garden. With idle hands and a fearful mind,...

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Dad's maybe book by Tim O'Brien

Dad's maybe book

Tim O'Brien

eAudiobook

The bestselling author of The Things They Carried and If I Die in a Combat Zone shares wisdom from a life in letters, lessons learned in wartime, and the challenges, humour and rewards of raising two sons. When Tim O'Brien became an older father, he ...

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Conversations with RBG by Jeffrey Rosen

Conversations with RBG

Jeffrey Rosen

eAudiobook

An intimate look at the life and career of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her own words, through an extraordinary series of conversations with the head of the National Constitution Center. Conversations with RBG is a remarkable and unique audiobook,...

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Mobituaries by Mo Rocca

Mobituaries

Mo Rocca

eAudiobook

From popular TV correspondent and writer Mo Rocca, a charmingly irreverent and rigorously researched book that celebrates the dead people who made life worth living. Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries - reading about the remarkable lives of world l...

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Love Unknown by Thomas J. Travisano

Love Unknown

Thomas J. Travisano

eAudiobook

An illuminating new biography of one of the greatest American poets of the twentieth century, Elizabeth Bishop Elizabeth Bishop's friend James Merrill once observed that "Elizabeth had more talent for life--and for poetry--than anyone else I've known."...

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She came to slay by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

She came to slay

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

eAudiobook

In the bestselling tradition of The Notorious RBG comes a lively, informative, and illustrated tribute to one of the most exceptional women in American history-Harriet Tubman-a heroine whose fearlessness and activism still resonates today.Harriet Tubman...

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The harder you work, the luckier you get by Joe (John Joseph) Ricketts

The harder you work, the luckier you get

Joe (John Joseph) Ricketts

eAudiobook

Joe Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade, shares the epic inside story of how a working-class kid from the Nebraska prairie took on Wall Street's clubby brokerage business, busted it open, and walked away a billionaire. Joe Ricketts always had the gift...

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Moving forward by Karine Jean-Pierre

Moving forward

Karine Jean-Pierre

eAudiobook

A moving, inspiring political memoir and progressive call to arms from the chief public affairs officer for moveon.org, chronicling her own experiences-from growing up in New York's Haitian community to working in the Obama White House and charting a...

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Bunny Mellon by Meryl Gordon

Bunny Mellon

Meryl Gordon

eAudiobook

A new biography of Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy,...

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Time is tight by 1944- author. Booker T

Time is tight

1944- author. Booker T

eAudiobook

The long-awaited memoir of Booker T. Jones, leader of the famed Stax Records house band, architect of the Memphis soul sound, and one of the most legendary figures in music. From Booker T. Jones's earliest years in segregated Memphis, music was the d...

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Blood by Allison Moorer

Blood

Allison Moorer

eAudiobook

The Grammy- and Academy Award- nominated singer-songwriter's haunting, lyrical memoir, sharing the story of an unthinkable act of violence and ultimate healing through art1986, Mobile, Alabama. A fourteen-year-old girl is awakened by the unmistakable...

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Kindness and wonder by Gavin Edwards

Kindness and wonder

Gavin Edwards

eAudiobook

A pop culture celebration of Fred Rogers and the enduring legacy of his beloved, award-winning PBS show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood that offers essential wisdom to help us in our troubled times. Won't you be my neighbor' For more than thirty years, Fred...

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The billionaire murders by Kevin Donovan

The billionaire murders

Kevin Donovan

eAudiobook

A top journalist crosses the yellow tape to investigate a shocking high-society crime.Billionaires, philanthropists, socialites . . . victims. Barry and Honey Sherman appeared to lead charmed lives. But the world was shocked in late 2017 when their bodies...

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Work in progress by Leanne Ford

Work in progress

Leanne Ford

eAudiobook

How did a couple of quirky siblings from suburban Pittsburgh end up as the king and queen of eclectic-design chic with their own HGTV show' They never let fear get in the way of a great idea. Leanne and Steve Ford share their secrets for how to turn ...

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Marie-Antoinette by John Hardman

Marie-Antoinette

John Hardman

eAudiobook

A new look which fundamentally overturns our understanding of this famously "out of touch" queen Who was the real Marie-Antoinette? She was mistrusted and reviled in her own time, and today she is portrayed as a lightweight incapable of understanding...

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Now accepting roses by Amanda Stanton

Now accepting roses

Amanda Stanton

eAudiobook

When Amanda found out her mother had sent in an application to ABC's The Bachelor on her behalf, she wasn't upset . . . but she was hesitant. As a divorced single mom on a long dating hiatus, she didn't think there was any way she could measure up against...

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Skint Estate by Cash Carraway

Skint Estate

Cash Carraway

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin. "Everyone has their price. It's just not always monetary. Mine is though. 20 quid." Single mum. 'Stain on society'. Caught in a poverty trap. It's a luxury to afford morals and if you're Cash Carraway, you do what you can t...

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After all is said and done by Neale Daniher

After all is said and done

Neale Daniher

eAudiobook

Neale Daniher AM sat down to pen a letter to the grandchildren he'll never get to know. And then he kept on writing ... In 2013, the AFL legend was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease - a cruel and incurable condition. He had a choice. He could spend...

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A Guest of the Reich by Peter Finn

A Guest of the Reich

Peter Finn

eAudiobook

"I read A Guest of the Reich breathlessly, and found myself amazed by the pluck, guts, and courage of Gertrude Legendre."--Lisa Birnbach, author of True Prep "Thrilling!"--Bill Dedman, author of Empty Mansions The dramatic story of a South Carolina heiress...

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Texas flood by Alan Paul

Texas flood

Alan Paul

eAudiobook

"Soul Brother Stevie Ray Vaughan was a force of nature! His fearless, furious and elegant approach to the guitar was breathtaking. TEXAS FLOOD helps you understand both the player and the person."--Carlos Santana The first definitive biography of guitar...

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No surrender by Chris (Christopher Waring) Edmonds

No surrender

Chris (Christopher Waring) Edmonds

eAudiobook

Part contemporary detective story, part World War II historical narrative, No Surrender is the inspiring true story of Roddie Edmonds, a Knoxville-born enlistee who risked his life during the final days of World War II to save others from murderous Nazis,...

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Thank you for my service by Mat Best

Thank you for my service

Mat Best

eAudiobook

The unapologetic, laugh-your-ass-off military memoir both vets and civilians have been waiting for, from a five-tour Army Ranger turned YouTube phenomenon and zealous advocate for veterans. Members of the military's special operations branches share a...

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Parking the Moose by Dave Hill

Parking the Moose

Dave Hill

eAudiobook

A quarter-Canadian from Cleveland explores his roots--and melts your face with joy.There's an idea most Americans tend to learn as children. The idea that their country is the "best." But this never stuck with Dave Hill, even though he was born and raised...

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Blue by Steve Aoki

Blue

Steve Aoki

eAudiobook

The music. The mix. His life. "Sometimes I think my whole life can be seen through shades of blue..." -Steve Aoki Blue is the remarkable story of Steve Aoki, the superstar DJ/producer who started his career as a vegan straightedge hardcore music kid ...

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The contender by William J. Mann

The contender

William J. Mann

eAudiobook

Based on new and revelatory material from Brando's own private archives, an award-winning film biographer presents a deeply-textured, ambitious, and definitive portrait of the greatest movie actor of the twentieth century, the elusive Marlon Brando, ...

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Sweat the technique by 1968- Rakim (Musician)

Sweat the technique

1968- Rakim (Musician)

eAudiobook

The musician and Hip Hop legend-hailed as "the greatest MC of all time" and compared to Thelonious Monk-reimagines the writing handbook in this memoir and guide that incorporates the soulful genius, confidence, and creativity of a master artist.When ...

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Leave something on the table by Frank A. Bennack

Leave something on the table

Frank A. Bennack

eAudiobook

The former CEO of Hearst, Frank Bennack, shares anecdotes and hard-won lessons he's learned about success on his way from advertising salesman to newspaper publisher to leader of 20,000 employees of a multinational media corporation. Frank Bennack is...

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Free Cyntoia by Cyntoia Brown

Free Cyntoia

Cyntoia Brown

eAudiobook

In her own words, Cyntoia Brown shares the riveting and redemptive story of how she changed her life for the better while in prison, finding hope through faith after a traumatic adolescence of drug addiction, rape, and sex trafficking led to a murder...

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Book(summary) Man's search for meaning by author FlashBooks

Book(summary) Man's search for meaning

author FlashBooks

eAudiobook

This is a FlashNotes book summary on Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945,...

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True red by Tuhoe Isaac

True red

Tuhoe Isaac

eAudiobook

The life of an ex-Mongrel Mob Gang Leader. True Red is the essential biography of one man's fascinating journey out of the realm of darkness. Wearing the colour red, living by the 'law of lawlessness' and having the patch with the emblem of the mighty...

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This thing of ours by Cammy Franzese

This thing of ours

Cammy Franzese

eAudiobook

A handsome Italian film producer and a beautiful Mexican dancer. A match made on a movie set and a lavish Beverly Hills wedding. The beginning of Camille Franzeseaes story takes on the shade of an exotic fairy tale. But a closer look at her marriage to...

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Burn the place by Iliana Regan

Burn the place

Iliana Regan

eAudiobook

A singular, powerfully expressive debut memoir that traces one chef's struggle to find her place and what happens once she does.Burn the Place is a galvanizing culinary memoir that chronicles Iliana Regan's journey from foraging on the family farm to...

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Into the planet by Jill Heinerth

Into the planet

Jill Heinerth

eAudiobook

From one of the world's most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth's final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planetMore people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount...

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Born for this by BeBe Winans

Born for this

BeBe Winans

eAudiobook

BeBe Winans, six-time Grammy Award-winning singer and member of Gospel music's royal family, shares the candid and close-up journey of pursuing his dreams while holding on to his faith. Benjamin "BeBe" Winans always knew he was born to be a Gospel si...

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Barefoot pilgrimage by Andrea Corr

Barefoot pilgrimage

Andrea Corr

eAudiobook

Andrea Corr's Barefoot Pilgrimage is a compelling and honest memoir. In part, an exercise in coming to terms with and making sense of life and mortality following the loss of a beloved father; in part, a reflection on an unlikely journey with her sib...

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God save the queens by Kathy Iandoli

God save the queens

Kathy Iandoli

eAudiobook

Can't Stop Won't Stop meets Girls to the Front in this essential and long overdue history of hip-hop's female pioneers and its enduring stars.Every history of hip-hop previously published, from Jeff Chang's Can't Stop Won't Stop to Dan Charnas' The Big...

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One day by Gene Weingarten

One day

Gene Weingarten

eAudiobook

On New Year's Day 2013, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to, literally, pluck a day, month, and year from a hat. That day--chosen completely at random--turned out to be Sunday, December 28, 1986, by any conventional...

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Long live the queens by Emma Marriott

Long live the queens

Emma Marriott

eAudiobook

Powerful and influential kings have long dominated our view of global history, their queens often relegated to the shadows, their influence, deeds and sacrifices unacknowledged and lost in the passing of time. But not anymore... This book chronicles ...

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Do you mind if I cancel? by Gary Janetti

Do you mind if I cancel?

Gary Janetti

eAudiobook

"Gary Janetti's book is so rolling-on-the-floor funny, so brilliantly observant, and so full of heart."-- Kevin Kwan. This program is read by the author. Fans of David Sedaris, Jenny Lawson, and Tina Fey... meet your new friend Gary Janetti. Gary Janetti,...

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Unashamed by Leah Vernon

Unashamed

Leah Vernon

eAudiobook

A searingly honest memoir of one young woman's journey toward self-acceptance as she comes to see her body as a symbol of rebellion and hope and chooses to live her life unapologetically.Ever since she was little, Leah Vernon was told what to believe...

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Dear girls by Ali Wong

Dear girls

Ali Wong

eAudiobook

In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so strongly that she even became a popular Halloween costume. Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered thoughts on marriage, sex, Asian culture, working women,...

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The dog who took me up a mountain by Rick L. Crandall

The dog who took me up a mountain

Rick L. Crandall

eAudiobook

The uplifting story of two unlikely mountaineers: a man in late middle age and a fearless pint-sized pup who, together, scale Colorado's highest peaks. By the time life had finished hitting Rick Crandall from all sides, he was at the lowest point of his...

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The strong man by Grant Edwards

The strong man

Grant Edwards

eAudiobook

A powerful story of life under fire and one man's journey back from the brink Grant Edwards was once an elite athlete, Olympics qualifier and Australia's strongest man. His Guinness Book of Records feats of strength were acclaimed internationally, and...

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Open side by Sam Warburton

Open side

Sam Warburton

eAudiobook

'A terrific book. No one put their body on the line quite like Sam Warburton.' Brian O'Driscoll 'It was an absolute privilege to play against Sam. An inspiring leader with an equally inspiring story to tell.' Jonny Wilkinson Sam Warburton OBE was not...

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You Are Worth It by Don Yaeger

You Are Worth It

Don Yaeger

eAudiobook

From the youngest living recipient of the Medal of Honor, an extraordinary inspirational memoir that will change the life of every reader. "Kyle displayed a heroism in the blink of an eye that will inspire for generations" ?President Barack Obama, at...

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Rebel prince by Tom Bower

Rebel prince

Tom Bower

eAudiobook

As seen in the Daily Mail Best-selling author Tom Bower reveals the power, passion and defiance of Prince Charles. Few heirs to the throne have suffered as much humiliation as Prince Charles. Despite his hard work and genuine concern for the disadvantaged,...

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Robes of silk feet of clay by Judith Bourque

Robes of silk feet of clay

Judith Bourque

eAudiobook

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was the charismatic leader of the Transcendental Meditation movement and known internationally as the Beatles' guru. After John Lennon and George Harrison suddenly left Maharishi's India ashram retreat in 1968, rumors have persisted...

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Greater than gold  by David Boudia

Greater than gold

David Boudia

eAudiobook

One of America's most heralded young divers, David Boudia twice went for Olympic gold, training obsessively and whole-heartedly for success. In his first Olympics, he failed miserably, not winning a single medal. Four years later saw a different story:...

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Heartland by Sarah Smarsh

Heartland

Sarah Smarsh

eAudiobook

Born a fifth-generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side and the product of generations of teenage mothers on her maternal side, Smarsh grew up in a family of labourers trapped in a cycle of poverty. She learned about hard work, and also abso...

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The Peter Norman story by Andrew Webster

The Peter Norman story

Andrew Webster

eAudiobook

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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Permanent record by Edward J. Snowden

Permanent record

Edward J. Snowden

eAudiobook

In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message,...

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The full catastrophe by Rebecca Huntley

The full catastrophe

Rebecca Huntley

eAudiobook

It happens to the best of us - those days where we think nothing could get worse... We've all had days when if we didn't laugh, we'd cry. Whether it's a domestic drama, career cockup or just a run-of-the-mill disaster, we've all been there - no matter...

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In love with the world by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

In love with the world

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

eAudiobook

A rare, intimate account of a world-renowned Buddhist monk's near-death experience and the life-changing wisdom he gained from it "One of the most inspiring books I have ever read."--Pema Chödrön, author of When Things Fall Apart "This book has the p...

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Carrying the fire by Michael Collins

Carrying the fire

Michael Collins

eAudiobook

In this remarkable memoir, a defining classic, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humour of that adventure. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a ...

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Wild and crazy guys by Nick de Semlyen

Wild and crazy guys

Nick de Semlyen

eAudiobook

As well as delving behind the scenes of classic movies such as Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, The Blues Brothers, Trading Places and dozens more, it chronicles the off-screen, larger-than-life antics of Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, Steve...

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How to escape from prison by Paul Wood

How to escape from prison

Paul Wood

eAudiobook

At 18, Paul Wood thought he had lost everything. He had committed an act he knew would send him to prison for many years. To a young man like Paul, it might as well have been for the rest of his life. Plunged into a nightmarish world of extreme viol...

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No Friend but the mountains by Behrouz Boochani

No Friend but the mountains

Behrouz Boochani

eAudiobook

Where have I come from? From the land of rivers, the land of waterfalls, the land of ancient chants, the land of mountains... In 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani was illegally detained on Manus Island. He has been there ever since. People would...

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The rugmaker of Mazar e Sharif by Najaf Mazari

The rugmaker of Mazar e Sharif

Najaf Mazari

eAudiobook

This moving and poignant work gives the listener a rare insight into the contented 'milk and honey' life of a simple Afghan family before the civil war ripped their country apart. The lives and centuries-old livelihood of farmers, craftsmen and small...

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Gulpilil by Derek Rielly

Gulpilil

Derek Rielly

eAudiobook

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

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The Yorkshire vet by Peter Wright

The Yorkshire vet

Peter Wright

eAudiobook

As featured on BBC Breakfast. This is the life story of vet Peter Wright, charting his working relationship with the famous 'James Herriot', from work experience with him as a lad, to taking over his practice in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Packed...

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The writing on the wall by Juliet Rieden

The writing on the wall

Juliet Rieden

eAudiobook

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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Gotta get Theroux this by Louis Theroux

Gotta get Theroux this

Louis Theroux

eAudiobook

In 1994 fledgling journalist Louis Theroux was given a one-off gig on Michael Moore's TV Nation, presenting a segment on apocalyptic religious sects. Gawky, socially awkward and totally unqualified, his first reaction to this exciting opportunity was...

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The billion dollar spy by David E. Hoffman

The billion dollar spy

David E. Hoffman

eAudiobook

January, 1977. While the chief of the CIA's Moscow station fills his gas tank, a stranger drops a note into the car. In the years that followed, that stranger, Adolf Tolkachev, became one of the West's most valuable spies. At enormous risk Tolkachev and...

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Twas the nightshift before Christmas by Adam Kay

Twas the nightshift before Christmas

Adam Kay

eAudiobook

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat . . . but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. In this perfect present for anyone who has ever set foot in a hospital, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious, horrifying and somet...

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Me by Elton John

Me

Elton John

eAudiobook

'The rock memoir of the decade' Daily Mail Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star. By the age of twenty-three, he was performing his first gig...

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The basis of everything by Andrew Ramsey

The basis of everything

Andrew Ramsey

eAudiobook

Before the Manhattan Project, before nuclear warfare and the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there was the 20th century's great scientific quest to fathom the secrets of the atom. It was through that search for the inner workings of matter that a ...

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Eggshell skull by Bri Lee

Eggshell skull

Bri Lee

eAudiobook

But what if it also works the other way? What if a defendant on trial for sexual crimes has to accept his 'victim' as she comes: a strong, determined accuser who knows the legal system, who will not back down until justice is done? Bri Lee began her first...

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The girls by Chloe Higgins

The girls

Chloe Higgins

eAudiobook

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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A Shrink in the clink by Tim Watson-Munro

A Shrink in the clink

Tim Watson-Munro

eAudiobook

DRUG LORDS. BLACK WIDOWS. CONTRACT KILLERS. MASS MURDERERS. PSYCHOPATHS. EVIL GENIUSES. No one gets closer to Australia's craziest characters than Tim 'Doc' Watson-Munro, a criminal psychologist with 40 years' experience assessing the mad, bad and da...

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The last bushrangers by Mike Munro

The last bushrangers

Mike Munro

eAudiobook

Easter Sunday, 1902, deep in the Carnarvon Ranges a police constable and station manager are slain and then incinerated, their remains stuffed into saddlebags. Accused of the ghoulish crime are two members of the bushranging Kenniff gang, fast gainin...

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I, Mick Gatto by Mick Gatto

I, Mick Gatto

Mick Gatto

eAudiobook

Mick Gatto in his bestselling autobiography finally reveals the man behind the headlines. Gatto's unique position - of knowing all the players in the Gangland Wars but not being involved in drug trafficking - gave him a remarkable perspective to watch...

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The erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie

The erratics

Vicki Laveau-Harvie

eAudiobook

'We've been disowned and disinherited: there's not 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 ...

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The adventures of Maud West, lady detective by Susannah Stapleton

The adventures of Maud West, lady detective

Susannah Stapleton

eAudiobook

If you are susceptible to Miss Marple and Harriet Vane you must read The Adventures of Maud West. You will never know the difference between fact and fiction again. Jill Paton Walsh, author of the Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane mysteries Maud West ran her...

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How not to be a boy by Robert Webb

How not to be a boy

Robert Webb

eAudiobook

Rules for Being a Man: - Don't cry - Love sport - Play rough - Drink beer - Don't talk about feelings But Robert Webb has been wondering for some time now: are those rules actually any use? To anyone? Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes...

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The travelling vet by Jonathan Cranston

The travelling vet

Jonathan Cranston

eAudiobook

Jonathan Cranston is no ordinary vet. In addition to his day job in the Gloucestershire countryside treating cows, dogs, pigs and cats, he's also worked with an astonishing range of species around the world, including crocodiles, rhinos and pandas. In...

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Courage by Paul T. Dean

Courage

Paul T. Dean

eAudiobook

In May of 1918, nineteen-year-old Roy Blanchard marched toward the sound of artillery with the American 126th Infantry Regiment on a narrow French road thousands of miles from his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan. World War I had been raging for nearly...

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Call sign chaos by James N. Mattis

Call sign chaos

James N. Mattis

eAudiobook

A clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis--the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time--and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat M...

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The Borgias by Paul Strathern

The Borgias

Paul Strathern

eAudiobook

The Borgia family have become a byword for evil. Corruption, incest, ruthless megalomania, avarice, and vicious cruelty-all have been associated with their name. And yet, paradoxically, this family lived when the Renaissance was coming into its full ...

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Never settle by Marty Smith

Never settle

Marty Smith

eAudiobook

The amazing and blessed life of popular ESPN reporter and correspondent for College GameDay, Marty Smith, whose mission in this thoughtful and funny memoir is to return fans to the true soul of sports in this country.

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On power by Gene Simmons

On power

Gene Simmons

eAudiobook

Gene Simmons of KISS, multi-hyphenate entrepreneur and master of self-invention, shares his philosophy on power, how to attain it, how to keep it, and how to harness it as a driving force in business and in life.

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My pride by Alton Fitzgerald White

My pride

Alton Fitzgerald White

eAudiobook

Drawing on his own life and career and the rich lore of The Lion King, Alton Fitzgerald White, Broadway's longest-running "King," delivers his message of service-taking responsibility for and deriving happiness from commonplace achievements-as a phil...

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