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    • Kimberley Sun

    • By: Di Morrissey
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

    • This House of Grief

    • The Story of a Murder Trial
    • By: Helen Garner
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    This House of Grief is a heartbreaking audiobook by one of Australia's most admired authors. Anyone can see the place where the children died. You take the Princes Highway past Geelong, and keep going west in the direction of Colac. Late in August 2006, soon after I had watched a magistrate commit Robert Farquharson to stand trial before a jury on three charges of murder, I headed out that way on a Sunday morning, across the great volcanic plain.

    Regular price: £31.49

    • Freeing Grace

    • By: Charity Norman
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 28

    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

    • Great Australian Outback Police Stories

    • By: Bolinda Publishing
    • Narrated by: Bill 'Swampy' Marsh, Kate Hood
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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....

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Wild Lavender

    • By: Belinda Alexandra
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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    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

    • The Winter Sea

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

    • 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

    • Barra Creek

    • By: Di Morrissey
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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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

    • Tim

    • By: Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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

    • And Then the Darkness

    • By: Sue Williams
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 15

    And Then the Darkness is a gripping account of the disappearance in the Australian Outback of English tourist Peter Falconio. His girlfriend, Joanne Lees, was found cut, bleeding and wandering the highway, her hands bound. Joanne's account of her ordeal sparked a frenzy of media interest and the biggest manhunt ever mounted in Australia. Questions arose about the police operation and about Joanne herself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Persevere!

    • By Helen on 01-09-10

    Regular price: £26.29

    • 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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    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

    • Outback Sunset

    • By: Lynne Wilding
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When English actress Vanessa Forsythe falls in love with Bren Selby, her life changes forever. Leaving behind her London apartment, she becomes mistress of Amaroo Downs, a remote cattle station in Western Australia. Not only does Vanessa have to adjust to a vastly different lifestyle in the outback, she must establish her place in the Selby family.

    Regular price: £32.09

    • The Harp in the South

    • By: Ruth Park
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    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

    • Playing Beatie Bow

    • By: Ruth Park
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The game is called Beatie Bow, and the kids play it for the thrill of giving themselves a scare. It’s Beatie Bow, risen from the dead! When Abigail is drawn in, the game quickly changes from a harmless little scare to an extraordinary adventure, as she is transported to a place that is strangely familiar.... And in a Sydney she barely recognises, she’ll meet the real Beatie Bow and the family that will change her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favourite books

    • By Flint on 08-12-14

    Regular price: £16.39

    • My Journey

    • By: Jim Stynes, Warwick Green
    • Narrated by: Stanley McGeagh, Kate Hood
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    In July 2009 Jim Stynes, the acclaimed professional Australian-rules football player and administrator, was diagnosed with cancer and given less than a year to live. The diagnosis caught him by surprise. He was 42, healthy, and didn't have time for illness; he was director of the Reach Foundation, president of Melbourne Football Club, father of two primary school-aged kids, and the husband of Sam. Jim's ability to use mind over matter and never give in gave him two extra years on the prognosis. This book is Jim's legacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Excellent RIP LEGEND

    • By Anonymous User on 15-06-18

    Regular price: £28.89

    • Beyond Bad

    • By: Sandra Lee
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Here is the shocking, true story of Australia's most horrific crime. Katherine Knight showed no mercy when she butchered her lover in a crime that put her behind bars in an Australian prison for a record life sentence. Knight, a 44-year-old abattoir worker, had stabbed father-of-three John Price 37 times, skinned his body, cooked his head, and served him up as a meal for his children.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not for the faint hearted...

    • By Leshawk on 11-02-08

    Regular price: £32.89

    • The Worry Tree

    • By: Marianne Musgrove
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Juliet's a worrywart, and no wonder! Her little sister, Oaf, follows her around taking notes and singing 'The Irritating Song' all day long. Her parents are always arguing about Dad's junk. Nana's so tired of craft lessons that she starts barbecuing things in the middle of the night. And Juliet's friends, Lindsay and Gemma, are competing to see which of them is Juliet's best friend. Juliet can't fit in any more worries!

    Regular price: £13.59

    • 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

    • The Best Australian Bush Stories

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

    • By: Jenny Pattrick
    • Narrated by: Kate Hood
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    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 good story strugglingling to break through.

    • By Mrs. K. I. Richards on 24-11-14

    Regular price: £16.09

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