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10 p.m. Question, The Narrator:
SynopsisFrankie Parsons is a worrier. Are the smoke alarm batteries dead? Does the cat have worms? Could that odd-shaped spot on his chest be cancer? What about bird flu?Most of the people in Frankie’s world—his father, his brother and sister, his great-aunts, his best friend—seem gloriously untroubled. Only Ma takes his catalog of persistent anxieties seriously; only Ma listens patiently to his 10 p.m. questions. But of course, it is Ma who is the cause of the most worrying question of all.This extraordinary novel, by turns hilarious and heartbreaking, with an impeccably drawn cast of characters, is the story of how one young boy’s carefully controlled world unravels around him. Frankie’s story will resonate with listeners of all ages.
100 Great Businesses and the Minds Behind Them Narrator:
SynopsisThis fully revised and updated edition of 100 Great Businesses and the Minds Behind Them provides an up-to-the-minute look at a diverse collection of people, their businesses and how they make their enterprises work. From risk-loving entrepreneurs Richard Branson and the boys at Google to self-starters like IKEA’s Ingvar Kamprad; from one-person brands like Oprah to billionaire investment oracle Warren Buffett, this book delves into the hearts, minds and business plans of some of the world’s most successful business people. Profiles include creative geniuses such as food guru Jamie Oliver, vacuum-cleaner mogul James Dyson, and accidental ice-cream entrepreneurs Ben & Jerry. This is an accessible collection of stories from Australia and around the world that offers inspiration, ideas and lessons on the principles of successful businesses. 100 Great Businesses and the Minds Behind Them looks at what makes entrepreneurs tick, what drives them, and highlights the pivotal moments in the lives of their businesses. It is a book with lasting lessons on the art of making your business a success.
100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed Narrator:
SynopsisMelissa begins her diary a virgin, but a stormy affair at the age of fourteen leads her to regard sex as a means of self-discovery, and for the next two years she plunges into a succession of encounters with various partners, male and female, her age and much older, some met through schoolmates, others through newspaper ads and Internet chat rooms. In graphic detail she describes her entry into a Dantesque underworld of eroticism, where she willingly participates in group sex and sadomasochism, as well as casual pickups. Melissa’s secret life is concealed from family and friends, revealed only in her diary entries. Told with disarming candour, Melissa P.’s bittersweet tour of extreme desires is as poignant as it is titillating.'It is easy to see why it was a massive bestseller in Italy…clever, dark, gothic-style, twenty-first century fairy tale.' —The Barcelona Review'Melissa tells herself no fairy tales—and therein lies the odd, potent purity of these pages.' —Publishers Weekly'A book that has had a wallop of an impact…readers have simply devoured it.' —The New York Times
13-Storey Treehouse, The Narrator:
SynopsisFrom the international bestselling author for children Andy and Terry live in a treehouse. But it’s not just any old treehouse, it’s the most amazing treehouse in the world! This treehouse has thirteen stories, a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a secret underground laboratory, and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you are hungry.Life would be perfect for Andy and Terry if it wasn’t for the fact that they have to write their next book, which is almost impossible because there are just so many distractions, including thirteen flying cats, giant bananas, mermaids, sea monsters pretending to be mermaids, enormous gorillas, and dangerous burp gas-bubblegum bubbles!Join the fun with The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton.
18 Hours Narrator:
SynopsisJock Wallace was pumped. It was the start of Operation Anaconda, the US-led military offensive to flush out al Qaeda and the Taliban from their last stronghold in the Shahi Kot Valley in Afghanistan.If intelligence reports were correct, there were between 100 and 250 enemy fighters holed up in the extensive cave systems in the mountain ridges around the beautiful valley. But reports can be wrong.Minutes after the combat-ready troops stormed down the back ramps of the Chinook helicopters, Jock's company was under fire. Eighteen hours of hell was just the beginning. With machine-gun bullets dancing about the soldiers' feet, and mortars and rocket-propelled grenades raining down on them, it seemed the al Qaeda terrorists and Taliban fighters had them trapped. But there was no way Jock was going down without a fight. Nor were the men he was with. Holding off the enemy, rescuing the injured, reporting to base, calling in air support—Jock gave it all that he had. He was not going to die on foreign soil, not at the hands of al Qaeda.
SynopsisFew years can justly be said to have transformed the earth: 1914 did.In July that year, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Britain and France were poised to plunge the world into a war that would kill or wound 37 million people, tear down the fabric of society, uproot ancient political systems and set the course for the bloodiest century in human history. In the longer run, the events of 1914 set the world on the path toward the Russian Revolution, the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of Nazism and the Cold War.In 1914: The Year the World Ended, award-winning historian Paul Ham tells the story of the outbreak of the Great War from German, British, French, Austria-Hungarian, Russian and Serbian perspectives. Along the way, he debunks several stubborn myths. European leaders, for example, did not stumble or 'sleepwalk' into war, as many suppose. They fully understood that a small conflict in the Balkans—the tinderbox at the heart of the continent—could spark a European war. They well knew what their weapons could do. Yet they carried on. They accepted—and, in some cases, even seemed to relish—what they saw as an inevitable clash of arms. They planned and mapped every station on the path to oblivion. These pied pipers of the apocalypse chose war in the full knowledge that millions would follow, and die, on their orders.1914: The Year the World Ended seeks to answer the most vexing question of the 20th century: Why did European governments decide to condemn the best part of a generation of young men to the trenches and four years of slaughter, during which 8.5 million would die?
26-Storey Treehouse, The Narrator:
SynopsisCome on back to the most amazing treehouse in the world! You’re probably wondering just how Andy and Terry met. Well, it’s a long story, but a pretty exciting one, and it’s mostly true! Come on up, choose a hammock, and they’ll tell you all about it. Andy and Terry's newly expanded treehouse now features 13 brand-new storeys, including a dodgem car rink, a skate ramp, a mud-fighting arena, an anti-gravity chamber, and an ice-cream parlor with 78 flavors run by an ice-cream serving robot called Edward Scooperhands. Just keep clear of the Maze of Doom—a maze so complicated that nobody who has gone in has ever come out again. Well, not yet, anyway.
39-Storey Treehouse, The Narrator:
SynopsisAndy and Terry’s amazing treehouse has 13 new levels including a chocolate waterfall, a non-erupting active volcano, an opera house, a baby-dinosaur petting zoo, Andy and Terry’s Believe it or Else! museum, a not-very-merry merry-go-round, a boxing elephant called the Trunkinator, an X-Ray room, a disco with light-up dance floor, the world’s scariest roller-coaster, and a top secret 39th level that hasn’t even been finished yet!Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!Be sure to check out the lower levels of the treehouse! Both The 13-Storey Treehouse and The 26-Storey Treehouse are also available from Bolinda audio.
4,000 Days Narrator:
SynopsisIn 1978 Warren Fellows was convicted of heroin trafficking between Thailand and Australia, and sentenced to life imprisonment in the notorious Bang Kwang prison—better known as the Bangkok Hilton. It was the beginning of 12 years of hell in a place where sewer rats and cockroaches are the only nutritious food, where prison guards laugh as they deliver pulverizing blows and where the worst punishment is the khun deo—solitary confinement, Thai style.This is not Warren Fellows' plea for forgiveness nor his denial of guilt, but a story of endurance and survival and the abuse of human rights during the decade of a life wasted in leg irons. It is an essential read: heartbreaking, fascinating, and impossible to put down.
44 Days Narrator:
SynopsisThe epic World War II story of Australia’s 75 squadron—and the 44 days when these brave and barely-trained pilots fought alone against the Japanese.In March and April 1942, RAAF 75 Squadron bravely defended Port Moresby for 44 days when Australia truly stood alone against the Japanese. This group of raw young recruits scrambled ceaselessly in their Kittyhawk fighters to an extraordinary and heroic battle, the story of which has been left largely untold. The recruits had almost nothing going for them against the Japanese war machine, except for one extraordinary leader named John Jackson, a balding, tubby Queenslander—at 35 possibly the oldest fighter pilot in the world—who said little, led from the front, and who had absolutely no sense of physical fearTime and time again this brave group were hurled into battle, against all odds and logic, and succeeded in mauling a far superior enemy—whilst also fighting against the air force hierarchy. After relentless attack, the squadron was almost wiped out by the time relief came, having succeeded in their mission—but also paying a terrible price.Michael Veitch, actor, presenter, and critically acclaimed author, brings to life the incredible exploits and tragic sacrifices of this courageous squadron of Australian heroes.
48 Shades of Brown Narrator:
SynopsisMother, your boy is a loser. It's possible that the object of most urgent desire thinks I'm a bird-nerd. And I suspect I might be competing for her affections with a dog she recently pashed.…A few months ago Dan had to make a choice. Go to Geneva with his parents for a year, board at school or move into a house with his 22-year-old bass-playing aunt, Jacq, and her friend, Naomi. He picked Jacq's place.Now he's doing his last year at school and trying not to spin out. Trying to master calculus. Trying to pick up a few skills for surviving in the adult world. Problem is, he falls for Naomi, and things become much more confusing.Pointed, sharp and very, very funny, 48 Shades of Brown tells the truth about being not quite seventeen—a time when everyone offers you advice, and nobody takes you seriously.
50 Great e-Businesses and the Minds Behind Them Narrator:
SynopsisCreating profitable businesses on the internet is no mean feat and, as anyone who has watched the rise of eBay or Amazon knows, the web has forever changed the way we do business. Now the bestselling authors of 100 Great Businesses and the Minds Behind Them take a look at some of the smartest, most profitable internet businesses operating today, and reveal that whether big, small, local or on the other side of the planet, when it’s web business, it’s a small, fascinating world, with potentially limitless opportunities.'With a heavy emphasis on Australia, this is a book for dreamers and doers' —Map Magazine'Inspirational reading' —The Sunday Mail
50 Years of Silence Narrator:
SynopsisThe long idyllic summer of Jan Ruff-O'Herne's childhood in Dutch colonial Indonesia ended in 1942 with the Japanese invasion of Java. She was interned in Ambarawa Prison Camp, along with her mother and two younger sisters. In February 1944, when Jan was 21, her life was torn apart. Along with nine other young women, all of them virgins, she was plucked from the camp and her family, and enslaved into prostitution by the Japanese Imperial Army.
52-Storey Treehouse, The Narrator:
SynopsisAndy and Terry's incredible, ever-expanding treehouse has 13 new storeys, including a watermelon-smashing level, a wave machine, a life-size snakes and ladders game (with real ladders and real snakes), a rocket-powered carrot-launcher, a Ninja Snail Training Academy and a high-tech detective agency with all the latest high-tech detective technology, which is lucky because they have a BIG mystery to solve—where is Mr. Big Nose???Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
78-Storey Treehouse, The Narrator:
SynopsisThe next storey in the wildly popular Treehouse series!Join Andy and Terry in their spectacular new 78-storey treehouse.They've added 13 new levels including a drive-thru car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an ALL-BALL sports stadium, Andyland, Terrytown, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre.Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!