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              That Deadman Dance
               

              That Deadman Dance (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Scott, Kim; Read by Bower, Humphrey

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              Big-hearted, moving and richly rewarding, That Deadman Dance is set in the first decades of the 19th century in the area around what is now Albany, Western Australia. In playful, musical prose, the book explores the early contact between the Aboriginal Noongar people and the firs...t European settlers.The novel's hero is a young Noongar man named Bobby Wabalanginy. Clever, resourceful and eager to please, Bobby befriends the new arrivals, joining them hunting whales, tilling the land, exploring the hinterland and establishing the fledgling colony. He is even welcomed into a prosperous local white family where he falls for the daughter, Christine, a beautiful young woman who sees no harm in a liaison with a native.But slowly - by design and by accident - things begin to change. Not everyone is happy with how the colony is developing. Stock mysteriously start to disappear; crops are destroyed; there are accidents and injuries on both sides. As the Europeans impose ever stricter rules and regulations in order to keep the peace, Bobby's Elders decide they must respond in kind. A friend to everyone, Bobby is forced to take sides: he must choose between the old world and the new, his ancestors and his new friends. Inexorably, he is drawn into a series of events that will forever change not just the colony but the future of Australia...
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              ISBN 9781743143964
              Published AU 1 Sep 2012
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Let The Dead Lie
               

              Let The Dead Lie (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Nunn, Malla; Read by Bower, Humphrey

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              From the award-winning author of A Beautiful Place to Die comes the next sensational installment featuring the charismatic detective Emmanuel Cooper. In Let the Dead Lie, Emmanuel is a changed man. Forced to resign from his position of Detective Sergeant and re-classified as '...mixed race', he winds up powerless and alone in the tough coastal city of Durban, filling his days with labouring and his nights with surveillance work for his old boss, van Neikerk. Patrolling the freight yards one evening, Emmanuel stumbles upon the body of a young white boy and the detective in him cannot, or will not, walk away. When two more bodies are discovered at Emmanuel's boarding house, he unwittingly becomes the prime suspect in a triple murder case. At van Neikerk's behest, Emmanuel is given a 48-hour reprieve to clear his name and - unofficially - try and solve the murders. And so, temporarily back to being a European Detective Sergeant, he launches headlong into the criminal underworld of Durban, a viper's nest of prost
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              ISBN 9781742338101
              Published AU 1 Apr 2010
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Series Emmanuel Cooper
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              The Turning
               

              The Turning (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Winton, Tim; Read by Bower, Humphrey; Lee, Caroline

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              From the internationally acclaimed and bestselling author of Dirt Music comes an outstanding work of fiction that will resonate with readers everywhere. Here are turnings of all kinds changes of heart, nasty surprises, slow awakenings, sudden detours where people struggle against... the terrible weight of the past and challenge the lives theyve made
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              ISBN 9781740948593
              Published AU 1 Feb 2005
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Major Thomas

              Major Thomas (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Growden, Greg; Read by Bower, Humphrey

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              Opinion is still sharply divided on whether Breaker Morant and his Australian co-defendants were criminals who got what they deserved, or scapegoats used by the British Empire. Major Thomas, the bush lawyer drafted in at the last minute to defend them, is invariably depicted eith...er as a hero or an incompetent fool. Now, for the first time, Greg Growden attempts to unravel the truth about the lawyer and soldier who returned from South Africa a broken man. Before the Boer War, Major Thomas had been a pillar of his community. He was a published poet, newspaper proprietor, lawyer and decorated soldier, but defending Breaker Morant became the defining episode of his life. The former 'King of Tenterfield' endured a stunning fall from grace, slipping into bankruptcy and imprisonment. Thomas ended his days as an eccentric recluse, his life ruined by the ignominy and frustration of finding himself on the wrong side of history.
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              ISBN 9780655628422
              Published AU 1 Nov 2019
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              The Great Gatsby
               

              The Great Gatsby (Audio CD / Audio, Film Tie-In)

              By Fitzgerald, F. Scott; Read by Bower, Humphrey

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              Considered one of the all-time great American works of fiction, Fitzgerald's glorious yet ultimately tragic social satire on the Jazz Age encapsulates the exuberance, energy and decadence of an era. After the Great War, the mysterious Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, pursues ...wealth, riches and the lady he lost to another man with stoic determination. He buys a mansion across from her house and throws lavish parties to entice her. When Gatsby finally does reunite with Daisy Buchanan, tragic events are set in motion. Told through the eyes of his detached and omnipresent neighbour and friend, Nick Carraway, Fitzgerald's succinct and powerful prose hints at the destruction and tragedy that awaits.
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              ISBN 9781743119907
              Published AU 1 Oct 2012
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Death in Brunswick
                

              Death in Brunswick (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Oxlade, Boyd; Read by Bower, Humphrey

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              Down on his luck and hard up for cash, Carl works in the kitchen of a seedy rock `n' roll joint in ethnically diverse Brunswick. The bouncers and bosses terrify him, he's desperately in love with a much younger Greek waitress, and to make matters worse his mother has come to stay... with him. Then a dead body turns up. He and his best mate, Dave, will have to do something about it, and fast - or it's goodnight, Carl. A cult hit later made into a film starring John Clarke, Sam Neill and Zoe Carides, Death in Brunswick is a classic Australian comedy.
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              ISBN 9781489411273
              Published AU 28 Oct 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Turning
               

              The Turning (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Winton, Tim; Read by Bower, Humphrey; Lee, Caroline

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              In his highest selling Australian short story collection to date, Tim Winton presents seventeen overlapping stories of second thoughts and mid-life regret set in the brooding small-town world of coastal Western Australia. Here are turnings of all kinds - changes of heart, nasty s...urprises, slow awakenings, sudden detours - where people struggle against the terrible weight of the past and challenge the lives they've made for themselves. Beautifully crafted, and as tender as they are confronting, these elegant stories examine the darkness and frailty of ordinary people and celebrate the moments when the light shines through.
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              ISBN 9781486203314
              Published AU 1 Aug 2013
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              Cape Grimm
               

              Cape Grimm (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Bird, Carmel; Read by Bower, Humphrey; Paull, Nicki

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              A novel of dangerous obsessions and strange love from a Miles Franklin Award shortlisted author. On the far northwest coast of Tasmania at Cape Grimm lies the isolated and idiosyncratic community of Skye, which practises a religion that reveres the imagination. One clear evening ...in 1992 all the inhabitants enter the church hall, where they are
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              ISBN 9781740947565
              Published AU 1 Nov 2004
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Bad Ground: Inside the Beaconsfield Mine Rescue
               

              Bad Ground: Inside the Beaconsfield Mine Rescue (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              Read by Bower, Humphrey; By Wright, Tony

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              The exclusive, authorised story of the 14-day entombment and rescue of Beaconsfield miners Brant Webb and Todd Russell and the fascinating aftermath. Bad Ground reads like a psychological thriller as it follows the many intriguing and moving developments surrounding its central c...haracters and their families. Tony Wright is a well-respected journalist and National Affairs Editor for The Bulletin. Bad Ground is the real story of miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb and their deliverance from entombment in the depths of the Beaconsfield hard-rock mine. But the seismic event that trapped them affected the close-knit community just as profoundly. Family, friends, fellow miners and rescuers: this is also the story of those who worked desperately against the clock and against all odds to reach the men below. Of those who held vigil, of those who grieved, and of those who never stopped believing. Tony Wright was there covering the story as it unfolded, and experienced firsthand the making of an Australian legend. Now Beaconsfield has shared with him its most personal memories and deepest secrets - woven into an enthralling narrative that reads like a psychological thriller. No-one will remain unmoved as Russell and Webb reveal the thoughts, the fears, the courage and the humanity to be found in the hearts and minds of men enduring the unendurable, down in the deepest dark. His account of their ordeal is not a fast cut-and-paste exploitative job. Wright gets into the drama's nitty-gritty ...good writing. - Courier Mail
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              ISBN 9781741636413
              Published AU 1 Apr 2007
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              Shot
               

              Shot (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Siler, Jenny; Read by Bower, Humphrey

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              From the critically acclaimed author of Easy Money, Iced and Flashback. In print by Orion Trade, available from Allen and Unwin. When journalist Kevin Burns gets a call from former schoolmate Carl Greene, he's surprised. They weren't that close at school and the temperature coole...d even more when Carl married Kevin's girl, Lucy. Carl, a scientist, sounds anxious and afraid. They arrange to meet at a baseball game in Denver but Carl never makes it. Someone kills him first. Soon after, Lucy surprises a masked figure prowling Carl's study. Whatever her husband was working on, a lot of people want to get their hands on it. Some are clearly prepared to kill for it, though not the prowler who, it turns out, is a woman with quite a different agenda... Siler's hard-edged prose, tough but believable female characters, and fast-paced narrative make her third mystery (after Easy Money and Iced) a standout. - Amazon.com. Equipped with quirky characters, a quicksilver plot and chase scenes aplenty - Publishers Weekly. This tightly woven suspense novel is recommended for all popular fiction collections. - Library Journal. Siler hits her marks with quick, fast takes packed with telling clues and sharp details. - Kirkus Reviews. Jenny Siler has shown tough guy thriller writers how a woman does it...and she packs some punch. - Wall Street Journal
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              ISBN 9781742018171
              Published AU 1 Mar 2009
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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