The Beach Shack Cafe:Pippa´s Island Series, Book 1 Belinda Murrell
Quirky and neurotic, Gordon B. Shoesmith is a 30-something jazz musician seeing his twelfth psychiatrist in as many years. He increasingly discovers that there is a conflict between his artist´s idealism and the hard reality of life, fuelled by his ambitious journalist girlfriend, Jenny, and her disapproving parents. Gordon finds himself on an improvised, medicated roller-coaster ride of self-discovery that drags him from cockroach-infested, inner-city anonymity to mercurial artistic success, to the cynical world of advertising. He´s finally tossed onto a road that leads to a café, run by Joe, a middle-aged, Palestinian Elvis impersonator, in the desert town of Venice, South Australia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Tredinnick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000931/bk_boli_000931_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Titel: Rhythms from the Outer Core - Australia World Network 36 - AnkalaFormat: Audio CDTracks: Disc 1:1. Walya Ngaamadiki 2. Kuwaritja 3. Scrub Beat 4. Road Train 5. City Circle 6. Stock Route 7. Ghan 8. One Tree Plain 9. Cafe Izmir 10. Chitty C
Thommo returns from Vietnam to an Australia that regards him as a mercenary guilty of war crimes. He begins to develop all kinds of physical and mental problems, and thinks it must only be him until he finds he is not alone. Ten mates, all who remain of his platoon who fought and died in the Battle of Long Tan, are affected the same way. Now Thommo and his mates are 11 angry men out for revenge. They rope in an ex-Viet Cong with ´special skills´ and his own secret agenda. They´re the ´Dirty Dozen´, just like the movie. Only it´s real life, and they´re so screwed up they couldn´t fight their way out of a wet paper bag. That is, until a woman of character steps in. Wendy´s infant daughter is dying and needs a bone-marrow transplant. Hell hath no fury, as she sets out to mould this bunch of ex-jungle fighters into a unit that will fight for justice, by fair means or foul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Humphrey Bower. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000033/bk_boli_000033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Floss´s parents are divorced, and she divides up her week, spending five days with her mum, her new step-dad and her baby half-brother. The other two days Floss spends with her dad, helping him to run his greasy spoon cafe. But their simple arrangement is thrown into disarray when Floss´s mum decides to move to Australia. Making the difficult decision to stay at home, Floss moves in permanently with her dad and they muddle along happily together, surviving on chip butties and enjoying visits to the local funfair. But disaster strikes – Dad´s money troubles catch up with him and they have to move out of the cafe. They´re homeless – but can their new fairground friends help out? Could Dad and Floss be destined for a life on the road? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sophie Aldred. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/001901/bk_bbcw_001901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From bogan to boned and beyond - a full-frontal ´femoir´ by one of Australia´s best-loved journalists. ´Will you ever work in television again?´ the journalist asks, thrusting a microphone towards me. ´I hope so,´ I say before scuttling into a cafe. It´s feeding time and I need to express. But questions niggle, like chafed nipples. Can women stand up for their rights without retribution? Should you cry over spilled milk? And what happens when a good girl goes bad? Tracey Spicer was always the good girl. Inspired by Jana Wendt, this bogan from the Brisbane backwaters waded through the ´cruel and shallow money trench´ of television to land a dream role: national news anchor for a major network. But the journalist found that, for women, TV was less about news and more about helmet hair, masses of makeup and fatuous fashion, in an era when bosses told you to ´stick your tits out´, ´lose two inches off your arse´, and ´quit before you´re too long in the tooth´. Still, Tracey plastered on a smile and did what she was told. But when she was sacked by email after having a baby, this good girl turned ´bad´, taking legal action against the network for pregnancy discrimination. In this frank and funny ´femoir´ - part memoir, part manifesto - Tracey ´sheconstructs´ the structural barriers facing women in the workplace and encourages us all to shake off the shackles of the good girl. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Spicer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/004134/bk_boli_004134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Leaving the small village of Fossa in Italy in 1939 to meet a father he barely remembered in a place that was far from everything he knew, 15-year-old Annibale Boccabella arrived in Australia determined to make a go of it. It was a time when everything was changing, and anything seemed possible. Life was tough, but you could still chase your dreams. More than 70 years later, in 2011, Zoe Boccabella and her family hurriedly try to save the treasured belongings of Annibale and his wife, Francesca - Zoe´s grandparents - from the rising waters of the Brisbane River. When Zoe sees the sign from their old fruit shop and milk bar about to disappear beneath the floodwater, this triggers in her a realisation that while she has long looked to Italy to discover her migrant heritage, much of it happened here in Australia. In Joe´s Fruit Shop & Milk Bar, Zoe artfully weaves her own experiences with those of her grandparents, taking us on a journey from Abruzzo and Calabria in Italy to Australian sugar cane fields, internment camps, Greek cafes, and the fruit shop and milk bar that was the focus of a family´s hopes and dreams for the future. With memorable, beautifully portrayed characters, evocative writing, and a sweeping tale that reflects the experience of so many Australians, this is a story that will touch your heart and remind you of the important things in life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniela Farinacci. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002402/bk_boli_002402_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.