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    • Tim

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Tim was a beautiful young man with the mind of a child. Mary Horton was a lonely and bitter middle-aged spinster. They were outcasts in a cruel, unbending world – until their lives were joined and forever altered by the forbidden promise of a very special love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely brilliant

    • By Mrs. K. Holland on 30-09-11

    Regular price: £33.89

    • Cosmo Cosmolino

    • By: Helen Garner
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    He straightened his spine, raised his head, and extended his gun arm towards me in a slow, vertical arc. I saw then what he was, and stood still in front of him, for he was here on business. He was a small, serious, stone-eyed angel of mercy. Janet is a skeptic, a journalist; Maxine revels in New Age fantasies; and Ray, a drifter, is a born-again Christian. The common ground is the house they share. But their fragile domestic balance is about to explode amid the smashing of ukeleles, the unexpected ascension of an angel and a sudden shower of jonquils.

    Regular price: £27.99

    • Wild Lavender

    • By: Belinda Alexandra
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Simone Fleurier is wrenched from her home on a Provencal lavender farm at the age of 14 after the accidental death of her father. Forced to become a maid at the boarding house of her Aunt Augustine in Marseilles, Simone's life is hard and impoverished. But one of her aunt's boarders, the beautiful Camille Casal, a star at the local music hall, gives Simone a dream: that one day she too will be a famous singer and dancer.

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Freeing Grace

    • By: Charity Norman
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Warm, insightful and poignant, Freeing Grace tells the story of David, curate of an inner-city parish, and Leila, his Nigerian-born wife. Unable to have children of their own, they're desperate for a family. When they finally hear they've been approved to adopt a baby, Grace, they can scarcely believe their good fortune. There's just one problem for which David and Leila cannot plan: Grace's birth family - the enigmatic, charismatic Harrisons.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Core story good diluted with too much added

    • By Kirstine on 04-08-13

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Harp in the South

    • By: Ruth Park
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Hugh and Margaret Darcy are raising their family in Sydney amid the brothels, grog shops and run-down boarding houses of Surry Hills, where money is scarce and life is not easy. Filled with beautifully drawn characters that will make you laugh as much as cry, this Australian classic will take you straight back to the colourful slums of Sydney with convincing depth, careful detail and great heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Nikkiee on 17-11-17

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Great Australian Outback Police Stories

    • By: Bolinda Publishing
    • Narrated by: Bill 'Swampy' Marsh, Kate Hood
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    I tell you, you meet some strange characters in this game.... Boasting the biggest beats in the world - some as large as France - Australia's outback police have seen it all: natural disasters, incredible acts of selflessness, unspeakable crimes and daring rescues, just to name a few. And they've met some unforgettable characters along the way: from the murderer who stuffed his victims' bodies down wombat holes to the policeman who arrested his own wife....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring!

    • By pleun brevet on 06-05-19

    Regular price: £34.99

    • The Bay

    • By: Di Morrissey
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    The Bay is a beautiful and peaceful town on the Australian east coast; a melting pot of city escapees, alternative lifestylers, feral dropouts, lost souls, backpackers, and men and women in search of love and a new sense of identity. When Sydney corporate wife Holly Jamieson turns 45 she shocks her husband by buying an old house in The Bay with plans to transform it into a charming B & B. What began as a gesture of independence changes her life.

    Regular price: £19.49

    • Tears of the Moon

    • By: Di Morrissey
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Broome, Australia, 1893. It's the wild and passionate heyday of the pearling industry, and when young English bride Olivia Hennessy meets the dashing pearling master, Captain Tyndall, their lives are destined to be linked by the mysterious power of the pearl. Sydney, Australia, 1995. Lily Barton embarks on a search for her family roots which leads her to Broome. But her quest for identity reveals more than she could have ever imagined.

    Regular price: £20.99

    • The Denniston Rose

    • By: Jenny Pattrick
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    The bleak coal-mining settlement of Denniston, isolated high on a plateau above New Zealand's West Coast, is a place that makes or breaks those who live there. All sorts arrive here to work the mines and bring down the coal: ex-goldminers down on their luck, others running from the law or from a woman or worse. They work alongside recruited English miners, solid and skilled, who scorn these disorganised misfits and want them off the hill. Into this chaotic community come five-year-old Rose and her mother....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A great tale set on the Denniston Plateau

    • By sally on 08-06-19

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Kimberley Sun

    • By: Di Morrissey
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This is the sequel to Di Morrissey's international best-seller, Tears of the Moon, set in the remote town of Broome, the desert and the Kimberley coast - Australia's last frontier and a land of ancient beauty.

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Barra Creek

    • By: Di Morrissey
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    It's 1963 and Sally Mitchell, the daughter of a New Zealand sheep farmer, is on her way to England. On a stop-over in Sydney, she impulsively takes a job as a governess at Barra Creek, and finds herself in a different world: one dominated by John Monroe and his strict and proper wife, Lorna. Here, Sally's life changes forever. Only Lorna knows the truth of a mysterious death and a terrible injustice. Now, in 2003, she searches for the former governess to and share her horrific secret.

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Monsoon

    • By: Di Morrissey
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Monsoon is a journey into the hearts and memories of those caught in a certain time in a particular place. Sandy Donaldson has been working for a volunteer organisation in Vietnam for the past four years. As her contract nears its end, she is reluctant to leave so she invites her oldest friend, Anna, to come for a holiday and discover its beautiful tourist destinations. Both girls have unexplored links to this country.

    Regular price: £19.49

    • The Best Australian Bush Stories

    • By: Jim Haynes
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Australia's national character and spirit have always been defined, rightly or wrongly, by 'the bush'. This entertaining, thought-provoking, humorous, nostalgic, and, above all, highly readable collection of stories for the modern reader shows why the romance endures.

    From Jim Haynes, one of our most successful and prolific Australian authors, comes a collection of classic and iconic stories from the remote outback, cattle station, wheat farm, and rural town. The bush is where our iconic characters are found living in, taking refuge or exploring, whether an Aborigine, explorer, squatter, bushranger, or stockman.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Silent Country

    • By: Di Morrissey
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Silent Country is a vast and beautiful wilderness, a place which holds secrets and stories that are rarely spoken. TV producer Veronica Anderson travels to the Northern Territory to retrace the journey of an expedition that had set out 50 years earlier to film the outback, but which mysteriously ended in tragedy. Of the group, led by the eccentric Maxim Topov, few are still alive and they are reluctant to talk about the intriguing events.

    Regular price: £32.09

    • The Opal Desert

    • By: Di Morrissey
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Kerrie, in her 40s, has just lost her famous sculptor husband who had been the centre of her existence and for whom she made many sacrifices and she now finds her life has lost direction. Shirley, approaching 80, was betrayed by her lover many years before and has retreated from the world, becoming a recluse living in an underground dugout. Anna,19, has a promising athletic career but is torn between the commitment to her sport, which could carry her to the Olympics, or enjoying life like other young people.

    Regular price: £19.49

    • The Winter Sea

    • By: Di Morrissey
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Escaping an unhappy marriage and an unsatisfactory job, Cassie Holloway moves to the little NSW coastal town of Whitby Point. Here she meets the Aquino family, whose fishing business was founded by their ancestor, Giuseppe, an immigrant Italian, some ninety years before. Life for Cassie on the south west coast is sweet as she sets up a successful restaurant and falls in love with Giuseppe's great grandson Michael....

    Regular price: £19.49

    • When the Singing Stops

    • By: Di Morrissey
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A young Australian woman leaves Sydney for a new world, Guyana, South America. Captivated by Guyana's wild, unspoiled beauty, Madison Wright joins the native Amerindians struggling to preserve their culture against corporate exploitation. But her new-found commitment soon plunges Madison into a mire of murder, drug smuggling and political corruption, and finally, an unexpected love that pits her heart against her beliefs.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Songmaster

    • By: Di Morrissey
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Kimberley, a land that cradles Australia's ancient treasures, is sanctuary to the mysterious spirits reflected in the oldest rock art in the world. It is also home to a people whose powerful secrets could unlock the future for a modern mankind. Four people are tied up in a mystery so powerful it could change their lives forever.

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Poor Man's Orange

    • By: Ruth Park
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Continuing the history of the Irish Darcys begun in Missus and continued in The Harp in the South, this third novel of the trilogy re-acquaints listeners with the vicissitudes of slum life in a Sydney suburb. An unforgettable family and a cast of unforgettable characters enliven a story that is sometimes tragic, but often humourous, in a time of poverty and destitution, hope and promise.

    Regular price: £20.09

    • Missus

    • By: Ruth Park
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Missus takes us behind the lives of Hughie and Mumma, out of the gritty realism of inner city slum life and into the past of the stations,the bush and the country towns. We meet them as they were in the early 1920s, drifter Hugh Darcy, the unwilling hero who sweeps the dreamily innocent Margaret Kilker off her feet.

    Regular price: £23.69

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