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    • Cloudstreet

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
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      4 out of 5 stars 89

    Two rural families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives from scratch. For 20 years they roister and rankle, laugh and curse until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Home Sick

    • By William on 06-10-13

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Venom House

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery
    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery. The Answerth family's mansion seems to deserve its nickname of "Venom House". Perhaps that's because of its forbidding setting, an island in the centre of a man-made lake, its treacherous waters studded by the skeletons of long-dead trees. Perhaps it's because of the unquiet ghosts of the Aborigines slaughtered by Answerth ancestors. Or perhaps it's just because the Answerth household is such a strange one.

    Regular price: £23.69

    • Bony and the Kelly Gang

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 25
    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Tucked away in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales is Cork Valley, inhabited by hard-drinking Irishmen. Here an Excise Officer looking for illicit whiskey 'stills' has been murdered, and it's Bony's job to find the killer. Disguised as a horse thief, the Aboriginal detective hitchhikes into the valley to meet a lawless lot....

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Bony Buys a Woman

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 22
    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    This is the 22nd instalment in Mr. Upfield’s detective series featuring the Australian Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte. Deep in Australia's outback, a woman has been murdered, her daughter vanished. Yorky, one of the locals and a crazy wanderer, is known to have been in the area, and his footprints have been identified near the body. When he too disappears, even the Aboriginal trackers are baffled. Bony's approach changes everything....

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Cake in the Hat Box

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 19
    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    On a deserted dirt road in Western Australia a police jeep has been abandoned...enter Inspector Bonaparte. Sinister stones....on a lonely dirt road in Western Australia a police jeep is found. In it is Constable Stenhouse - shot dead. His Aboriginal tracker has disappeared, and clues are thin on the ground. Enter Inspector Bonaparte, who soon realises that he is not alone in his search for the criminal. The local Aboriginal people are seeking vengeance, too....

    Regular price: £20.99

    • The Barrakee Mystery

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Why was the redoubtable King Henry, an aborigine from Western Australia, killed during a thunderstorm in New South Wales? What was the feud that led to murder after nineteen long years had passed? And who was the woman who saw the murder and kept silent? This first story of Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, the half-aborigine detective, takes him to a sheep station in the Darling River bush country where he encounters those problems he understands so well... mixed blood and divided loyalties.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A fairly good story spoilt by racist attitude

    • By Nile_Etland on 28-02-19

    Regular price: £17.49

    • Breakaway House

    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A standalone novel from the author of the classic Australian Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte mystery series. Harry Tremayne, a policeman, goes to an isolated valley in the remote Murchison region of Western Australia to find his brother - who vanished a month earlier while investigating the murder of a police detective. Do the gold smugglers at Breakaway House hold the answers to the mystery? First published as a serial in the Perth Daily News in 1932, the real setting for Breakaway House is Mt Magnet, about 580km north of Perth, deep in gold country.

    Regular price: £27.99

    • 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

    • The Broken Shore

    • By: Peter Temple
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Broken by his last case, homicide detective Joe Cashin has fled the city and returned to his hometown to run its one-man police station while his wounds heal and the nightmares fade. He lives a quiet life with his two dogs in the tumbledown wreck his family home has become. It's a peaceful existence - ideal for the rehabilitating man. But his recovery is rudely interrupted by a brutal attack on Charles Bourgoyne, a prominent member of the local community.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Raw, Pacey and Brilliantly Crafted Thriller

    • By Christine on 04-12-11

    Regular price: £17.69

    • Great Australian Test Cricket Stories

    • By: Ashley Mallett
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    An entertaining collection of insider yarns by an Aussie Test cricket legend. 'In the Test arena, Dennis Lillee was never beaten. West Indian champion Viv Richards had taken the sword to all the international bowlers of his era. But when he came up against Lillee, it was a heavyweight fight between unrelenting combatants. Their contests were always take-no-prisoners affairs.'

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Devil's Steps

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery
    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte leaves his familiar outback environment for Melbourne and a nearby mountain resort on special assignment for Military Intelligence. Although out of his element among city people, Bony displays his characteristic skills to interpret some puzzling clues and catch a murderer - providing the ingredients for another fascinating Arthur Upfield mystery.

    Regular price: £23.69

    • The Dark Side

    • The explosive story of corruption, greed and murder in the Australian drug trade
    • By: Clive Small, Tom Gilling
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Hooked on the limitless profits of the drug trade, organised crime has grown so powerful that it now poses a major threat to Australia's national security. Clive Small and Tom Gilling show how Australian crime gangs, in partnership with violent international syndicates, have exploited lax law enforcement and corruption on the nation's waterfront to import narcotics on a vast scale from Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Milat

    • Inside Australia's Biggest Manhunt - a Detective's Story
    • By: Clive Small, Tom Gilling
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A true insider's story of the backpacker murders from the detective who led the team that arrested Ivan Milat. Milat - the serial killer who preyed on young hitchhikers. The backpackers - the innocent victims of a brutal murderer. Belanglo - a place that became synonymous with pure evil. It was the biggest and most complex manhunt in Australian history, an investigation that gripped a nation. Behind the many false leads and dead ends, precious clues emerged that pointed to one man.

    Regular price: £34.99

    • The Mountains Have a Secret

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 12
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A thrilling mystery and one of the incomparable Inspector Bonaparte's toughest cases. Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte travels to Victoria, where two young women have disappeared while hiking in the Grampians. Not long after the search for the girls is called off, a local detective is found shot dead. Bony visits the hotel the women were last seen at, and meets the hotel's unsavoury proprietor. The resulting encounter propels Bony into an investigation which almost costs him his life.

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Winds of Evil

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The incomparable Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is back - and now he must solve one of his most baffling cases. When Bony sets out to investigate two bizarre murders at Wirragatta Station, deep in the Australian Outback, all the odds are against him. The crimes were committed a year before, the scent is now cold, and any surviving clues have been confused by a bumbling policeman. As Bony gets closer to the trail, the mysterious murderer sets out to stop him. Can Bony stop the killer first?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story enhanced by outstanding narrator.

    • By tinyNorman on 03-11-13

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Sands of Windee

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The police never notice the small detail in the background of a police photograph of an abandoned car. A detail that tells Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte plainly that the mysterious disappearance of Luke Marks near Windee Station is anything but accidental. Why had Luke Marks driven specially out to Windee? Had he been murdered or had he, as the local police believed, wandered away from his car and been overwhelmed in a dust-storm? Bony feels the answers lie somewhere in the sands of Windee.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Ian1956 on 29-09-12

    Regular price: £20.09

    • The Will of the Tribe

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery
    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    The aborigines, who knew how many eagles flew over their inland desert, must have known who put the dead white man into Lucifer's Couch. But no one in Hall's Creek, white or black, reported seeing the stranger - and there were no tracks around the meteor crater. Was the murder done by whites or blacks or by both in collusion? Bony listened to the ancient tribal legends and found truth nobody wanted to believe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life in the outback

    • By Jean Cappell on 27-06-15

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Happy Valley

    • By: Patrick White
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Happy Valley is a place of dreams and secrets, of snow and ice and wind. In this remote little town, perched in its landscape of desolate beauty, everybody has a story to tell about loss and longing and loneliness, about their passion to escape. I must get away, thinks Dr Oliver Halliday, thinks Alys Browne, thinks Sidney Furlow. But Happy Valley is not a place that can be easily left, and White's vivid characters, with their distinctive voices, move bit by bit towards sorrow and acceptance.

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Mr. Jelly's Business

    • A Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Mr. Jelly's Business is one of hte finest of Arthur Upfield's many distinguished stories about the career of Detective-Inspector Napoleon ("Bony") Bonaparte. It takes Bony to the West Australian town of Burracoppin to investigate the disappearance of George Loftus, whose car was found wrecked near the longest fence in the world, the 1,500 mile Rabbit Fence. He meets Loftus's wife, who is anything but grief-stricken; Loftus's hired man, singularly reticent about his own past history; and many of Burracoppin's gossips.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Fat, Fifty, and F***ed!

    • A Fast & Furious Novel
    • By: Geoffrey McGeachin
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Martin Carter is having a crook day. His home life's a misery, he's been retrenched by the bank, and everyone's forgotten his birthday. But a million-dollar payroll, a pistol, and a split-second decision change everything. Hurtling north on a motorcycle with the intriguing Faith, Martin encounters a mysterious hit-man, a new-age bike gang, a reclusive media mogul, and the booby-trapped mountain hideout of an old schoolmate.

    Regular price: £26.29

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