If you’re looking for a new audio book to listen to in the car, while you’re cooking or to unwind at the end of the day then take a look at these three amazing new releases.
Both fiction and non-fiction, these stories stand the test of time, getting right to the heart of the human spirit and exploring emotions that we can all relate to or have experienced ourselves.
Great Australian World War II Stories by John Gatfield | Read by Jim Daly
True stories of Aussie courage and mateship during World War II.
An eyewitness record of World War II From the annals of the RSL come these riveting true stories, written by a host of ordinary Australians – Diggers, POWs, nurses, entertainers, sailors, airmen and many more – that capture the impact of war on those who took part. With eyewitness accounts ranging from the Fall of Singapore to the Kokoda Track and from Europe to the Middle East, these stories bring the Australian experience of the Second World War to life with humour, pathos and vivid detail. There’s the ordeal of the 13 survivors of the sinking of HMAS Yarra as the sharks took their mates; life in the Japanese POW camps, Sandakan and on the Burma Railway; taking part in RAAF air raids on Berlin; a glimpse of life as a Rat of Tobruk – and much more. Collected in one volume for the first time, this is a must-read chronicle of Australians at war.
Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally | Read by Humphrey Bower
Winner The Man Booker Prize 1982
Winner Los Angeles Times Book Prize / Fiction 1983
The acclaimed bestselling classic of Holocaust literature, winner of the Booker Prize and the inspiration for the classic film, Schindler’s List.
In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womaniser, a heavy drinker and a bon viveur, but to them he became a saviour. A stunning novel based on the extraordinary true story of German war profiteer and factory director Oskar Schindler, who came to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other single person during World War II. In this milestone of Holocaust literature, Thomas Keneally, author of Daughter of Mars, uses the actual testimony of the Schindlerjuden – Schindler’s Jews – to brilliantly portray the courage and cunning of a good man in the midst of unspeakable evil.
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay| Read by Yael Stone
A haunting and enigmatic tale that will keep you awake and wondering long after you’ve finished this classic Australian mystery.
Everyone agreed that the day was just right for the picnic to Hanging Rock – a shimmering summer morning warm and still, with cicadas shrilling … St Valentine’s Day, in the midst of the hot summer of 1900, a party of schoolgirls went on a picnic to Hanging Rock. Some were never to return … An Australian classic, the disappearance of three girls and a schoolteacher at Hanging Rock has captivated and intrigued audiences for generations. Yael Stone’s narration of the bestselling novel captures all of the beauty of the Rock and illustrates the eerie sense of the unknown for which the story is legendary. (TV tie-in edition)
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