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              Foundling
               

              Foundling (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Cornish, D. M.; Read by Bower, Humphrey

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              The first book in a thrilling new series that has been a hit around the world. Featuring monsters, creatures and weird, surgically engineered characters, the novel summons up an unusual fantasy world. Set in the world of the Half-Continent - a land of tri-corner hats and flintloc...k pistols - the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy is a world of predatory monsters, chemical potions and surgically altered people. Foundling begins the journey of Rossamund, a boy with a girl's name, who is just about to begin a dangerous life in the service of the Emperor. What starts as a simple journey is threatened by encounters with monsters - and people, who may be worse. Learning who to trust and who to fear is neither easy nor without its perils, and Rossamund must choose his path carefully. enough secrets, promises, and mystery to create impatient demand for part two. Booklist (starred review)
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              ISBN 9781741635935
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2006
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age 7-11 years
              Series Monster Blood Tattoo
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              The Turning
               

              The Turning (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

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

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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 aga...inst 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 elegiac stories examine the darkness and frailty of ordinary people and celebrate the moments when the light shines through. As a collection of short stories [The Turning] is magnificent, but it also transcends its form and makes a breathtakingly beautiful and challenging novel. - Australian Bookseller & Publisher Plot and prose combine to create what might just come close to being the perfect Australian novel. - Herald Sun
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              ISBN 9781742018188
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2009
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Death Of A River Guide
               

              Death Of A River Guide (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Flanagan, Richard; Read by Bower, Humphrey

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              Aljaz Cosini is leading a group of tourists on a raft tour down Tasmania's wild Franklin River when his greatest fear is realised - a tourist falls overboard. An ordinary man with many regrets, Aljaz rises to an uncharacteristic heroism, and offers his own life in trade. Trapped ...under a rapid and drowning, Aljaz is beset with visions both horrible and fabulous. He sees Couta Ho, the beautiful, spirited woman he loved, and witnesses his uncle Reg having his teeth pulled and sold to pay for a ripple-iron house. He sees cities grow from the wild rain forest and a tree burst into flower in midwinter over his grandfather's forest grave. As the entirety of Tasmanian life - flora and fauna - sings him home, Aljaz arrives at a world where dreaming reasserts its power over thinking, where his family tree branches into stories of all human families, stories that ground him in the land and reveal the soul history of his country.
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              ISBN 9781489406835
              Published NZ 28 Sep 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Jack Of Diamonds
               

              Jack Of Diamonds (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Courtenay, Bryce; Read by Bower, Humphrey

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              Born and raised in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, Jack Spayd is the son of an unhappy marriage. But when he is given a harmonica as a young boy, he discovers a talent for music that will change his life forever. After being taken under the wing of 'Miss Frostbite', The ...owner of a local jazz club, Jack becomes a gifted musician, playing piano and harmonica. After the death of his mother, he travels to Las Vegas and finds work in the clubs there, but is increasingly drawn to gambling. He earns a reputation as a good player, which brings him To The attention of the mafia. Jack wants to join the professional circuit, and to do that he needs serious money behind him. It's this need that sees him travel to the Belgian Congo, where he's heard it's possible to earn big money working in the most dangerous parts of the local copper mines. He gradually falls in love with Africa and then with a beautiful Ethiopian woman. They move to London, where they bring up a daughter who becomes a supermodel. In a dramatic twist, The story returns to Africa - and to a fortune in diamonds. Jack of Diamonds is the story of a young, talented man, fighting to achieve his ambitions, and having to use his considerable talents to find his way in a perilous world.
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              ISBN 9781743100998
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2012
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              A Beautiful Place To Die
               

              A Beautiful Place To Die (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Nunn, Malla; Read by Bower, Humphrey

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              Award-winning screenwriter Malla Nunn delivers a stunning and darkly romantic crime novel set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, featuring Detective Emmanuel Cooper - a man caught up in a time and place where racial tensions and the raw hunger for power make life very dangerous ind...eed. The first in her Detective Emmanuel Cooper series, A Beautiful Place to Die marks the debut of a talented writer who reads like a brilliant combination of Raymond Chandler and Graham Greene. It is a tale of murder, passion, corruption, and the corrosive double standard that defined an apartheid nation.
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              ISBN 9781742331591
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2009
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Emmanuel Cooper
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              Let The Dead Lie
               

              Let The Dead Lie (Audio disc / Other, 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 instalment 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 'mixe...d 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 an European Detective Sergeant, he launches headlong into the criminal underworld of Durban, a viper's nest of prostitution, drug running and violence run by a colourful cast of characters including two wannabe Indian gangsters; a mysterious figure who drives a white De Soto convertible; a Zion Gospel preacher; king of the underworld Mr Khan; and the exquisite yet streetwise Lana, who also happens to be Emmanuel's boss's mistress ...As evocative of the city as A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE was of the Jacob's Rest veldt, Malla Nunn's highly anticipated follow-up novel sees Emmanuel Cooper working to a seemingly impossible deadline to escape the hangman's noose. Perfectly plotted, brimming with the complexities of life in Apartheid-era South Africa, and featuring a truly unforgettable cast of characters, Let the Dead Lie cements Malla's place as one of the most compelling and readable crime fiction authors in Australia.
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              ISBN 9781742677101
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2011
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Emmanuel Cooper
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              Whitethorn
               

              Whitethorn (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Courtenay, Bryce; Read by Bower, Humphrey

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              Simultaneous release with the print edition. Bryce Courtenay's new bestseller. In this sweeping novel of Africa, in all its power, beauty and savagery, Bryce Courtenay captures the life of a child and the life of a nation.

              ISBN 9781742015750
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2008
              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; Producer Johnson, Ben

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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 NZ 1 Feb 2005
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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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 NZ 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; Producer Goodluck, Jed

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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 NZ 28 Oct 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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