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    • Unfettered

    • Tales By Masters of Fantasy
    • By: Terry Brooks, Patrick Rothfuss, Robert Jordan, and others
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Marc Vietor, Bronson Pinchot, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 100

    You define life or it defines you. In Shawn Speakman’s case, it was both. Lacking health insurance and diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011, Shawn quickly accrued a massive medical debt that he did not have the ability to pay. That’s when New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks offered to donate a short story that Shawn could sell to help alleviate those bills—and suggested he ask the same of his other writer friends. Unfettered is the result: an anthology built in order to relieve that debt, featuring short stories by some of the best fantasy writers in the genre.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's basically Russian roulette

    • By Euan on 14-05-14

    Regular price: £28.09

    • The True History of the Kelly Gang

    • By: Peter Carey
    • Narrated by: Gianfranco Negroponte
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Ned Kelly is a convict, murderer and thief who became an Australian legend. This is his personal interpretation of the harsh world around him, written for his daughter: 'I lost my own father at 12 yr. of age and know what it is to be raised on lies and silences my dear daughter you are presently too young to understand a word I write but this history is for you and will contain no single lies may I burn in hell if I speak false'.

    Regular price: £20.89

    • True History of the Kelly Gang

    • By: Peter Carey
    • Narrated by: Gianfranco Negroponte
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Peter Carey's stunning, Booker Prize-winning novel about Australia's most famous outlaw. As he flees the police, Ned Kelly scribbles his narrative in semiliterate but magically descriptive prose. To his pursuers he is a thief and a murderer. To his own people he's a hero for opposing the English. Ned, who saw his first prison cell at 15, has become the most wanted man in the wild colony of Victoria, taking over towns and defying authority.

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Oscar and Lucinda

    • By: Peter Carey
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Oscar Hopkins, the hydrophobic, noisy-kneed son of a preacher, renounces his father's stern religion in favour of the Anglican Church. Lucinda Leplastrier, a frizzy-haired heiress, impulsively buys a glass factory with the inheritance forced on her by a well-intentioned adviser. When the two finally meet, on board a ship to New South Wales, Australia, they are bound by their affinity for gambling and risk, their loneliness and their awkwardly blossoming mutual affection.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Listenable modern classic that didn't spark for me

    • By K. J. Noyes on 02-04-18

    Regular price: £34.99

    • A Long Way from Home

    • By: Peter Carey
    • Narrated by: Eloise Oxer, Amos Phillips
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    The late style masterpiece from Peter Carey, twice winner of the Booker Prize. Irene Bobs loves fast driving. Her husband is the best car salesman in rural southeastern Australia. Together with Willie, their lanky navigator, they embark upon the Redex Trial, a brutal race around the continent, over roads no car will ever quite survive. A Long Way from Home is Peter Carey's late style masterpiece - a thrilling high-speed story that starts in one way then takes you to another place altogether.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding. My new favourite writer

    • By Ricci on 18-03-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Theft

    • A Love Story
    • By: Peter Carey
    • Narrated by: Stan Pretty
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, 2006.
    Nominated for the Man Booker International Prize, 2007.

    Michael "Butcher" Boone is an ex-"really famous" painter, now reduced to living in the remote country house of his biggest collector and acting as caretaker for his younger brother, Hugh, a damaged man of imposing physicality and childlike emotions. Together, they've forged a delicate equilibrium...

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • narrators are important

    • By Kim on 05-07-07
    • A Love Story
    • By: Peter Carey
    • Narrated by: Stan Pretty
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 03-04-07
    • 3 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: £13.69

    • Illywhacker

    • By: Peter Carey
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 25 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Peter Carey's brilliant, hilarious, Booker Prize-short-listed Illywhacker is the novel that first brought him to international attention. Herbert Badgery is vagabond and charlatan, aviator and car salesman, seducer and patriarch. He might very well be the embodiment of Australia's national character, especially in its fondness for tall stories and questionable history.

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Bliss

    • By: Peter Carey
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Peter Carey's first novel and first Miles Franklin winner, Bliss remains a work ahead of its time. It takes dying during a heart attack for Harry Joy to realise that the life he thought was happy is actually hellish. His wife is a cheat, his kids are a source of shame, his company spruiks carcinogens. While Harry is resuscitated, he will never be the same, for, having seen his own misery, he can no longer deny the injustice around him. But before he can be redeemed, a whole new perdition awaits him in this darkly funny and prescient fable about the idiocy of defiling nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Vision Splendid

    • By Mr p packard on 26-01-19

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Star Trek, Gateways

    • What Lay Beyond
    • By: Diane Carey, Peter David, more
    • Narrated by: David Kaye
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Commanders from six Star Trek crews are faced with the ultimate gamble, as they hurl themselves through a Gateway without any knowledge of what lay beyond. Each faces a personally unique challenge, struggling to find a way back to the ships and homes they left behind. Waiting behind at least one of the Gateways are the ageless Iconians, the primordial architects of the mysterious portals causing chaos throughout the Milky Way galaxy.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • The Chemistry of Tears

    • By: Peter Carey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays, Susan Lyons
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 19

    Following the success of Parrot and Olivier in America comes another wonderfully rich tale with historical themes from the twice Booker-winner. Catherine Gehrig, conservator at a London museum, learns of the unexpected death of her colleague and lover of thirteen years. Only the museum's director knew of the affair, and sends Catherine to work on a special project away from prying eyes.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Bored to Tears

    • By James on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Parrot and Olivier in America

    • By: Peter Carey
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin, Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Olivier is a French aristocrat, the traumatized child of survivors of the Revolution. Parrot is the son of an itinerant printer who always wanted to be an artist but has ended up a servant. Born on different sides of history, their lives will be brought together by their travels in America. When Olivier sets sail for the New World, ostensibly to study its prisons but in reality to save his neck from one more revolution – Parrot is sent with him, as spy, protector, foe, and foil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fabulous

    • By malcolm on 26-11-13

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Amnesia

    • By: Peter Carey
    • Narrated by: Colin Friels
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Has a young Australian woman declared cyber war on the United States? (The Justice Department thinks so.) Or was her Angel Worm intended only to open the prison doors of those unfortunates detained by Australia's harsh immigration policies? Did American suffer collateral damage? Can she be extradited to a country with the death penalty? Is she innocent? Can she be saved? Enter her mother, the actress Celine Baillieux.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A vivid book, a little let down by the performance

    • By QP1 on 12-06-17

    Regular price: £13.99

    • His Illegal Self

    • By: Peter Carey
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Che is raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother, the precocious son of radical Harvard students in the sixties. Yearning for his famous outlaw parents, denied all access to television and the news, he takes hope from his long-haired teenage neighbour who predicts "They will come for you, man. They'll break you out of here."

    Regular price: £12.39

    • A Long Way from Home

    • By: Peter Carey
    • Narrated by: Amos Phillips, Eloise Oxer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    We're in Bacchus Marsh in the 1950s, with car salesmen, an early aviator, and the lives of Irene Bobs and Willy Bachhuber. The striking Irene is ahead of her time, a fearless, big-hearted, independently minded woman. Her next door neighbour Willy seems to be constantly in flight from his own life. He lacks social confidence but is extremely well read, so much so that he's a radio quiz champ. And he has a particular fondness for maps.

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Amnesia

    • By: Peter Carey
    • Narrated by: Colin Friels
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    How does a young woman from suburban Melbourne become America's public enemy number one? When Gaby Baillieux releases the Angel Worm into the computers of Australia's prison system, freeing hundreds of asylum seekers, she sets off a chain reaction. These prisons are run by US companies, and so the doors of some 5000 American institutions have also opened. And to some watching eyes, the secrets of both countries threaten to pour out. Was this a mistake? Or has the elusive Gaby declared cyberwar on the US?

    Regular price: £31.49