Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Category
          Publication Country
            Latest Additions
            Language
              Price
              -

              Books by Simon Mattacks

              Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

              Total 40 jump to: go ‹ previous1234next ›
              Rosa's Gold
               

              Rosa's Gold (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Kingfisher, Ray; Read by Fulford-Brown, Billie; Mattacks, Simon

              • RRP: $44.99
              • $38.24
              • Save $6.75
              • In Stock At Publisher

              Nicole Sutton's world has been turned upside down. Sixteen and suffering the fallout of a devastating family tragedy, she is forced to move away from her London home to the quiet town of Henley - and a new life she never wanted nor expected. In the dusty cellar of her strange new... house, Nicole stumbles upon a worn old journal left behind by a previous occupant. Inside, through the eyes of a soldier named Mac, she finds herself drawn into a brutally honest memoir of the horrors of war and Auschwitz - and of the life and love Mac had to leave behind. The more Nicole reads, the more she is able to make sense of her own troubles. Because Mac's story is so much more than a journal: it is the story of a family fighting for survival in the darkest days of humanity, of hope in the face of persecution. And then there's the buried gold ...
              Read more

              ISBN 9781721377176
              Published NZ 28 Feb 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
              View details for this title
              Rosa's Gold

              Rosa's Gold (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Kingfisher, Ray; Read by Fulford-Brown, Billie; Mattacks, Simon

              • RRP: $44.99
              • $38.24
              • Save $6.75
              • In Stock At Publisher

              Nicole Sutton's world has been turned upside down. Sixteen and suffering the fallout of a devastating family tragedy, she is forced to move away from her London home to the quiet town of Henley - and a new life she never wanted nor expected. In the dusty cellar of her strange new... house, Nicole stumbles upon a worn old journal left behind by a previous occupant. Inside, through the eyes of a soldier named Mac, she finds herself drawn into a brutally honest memoir of the horrors of war and Auschwitz - and of the life and love Mac had to leave behind. The more Nicole reads, the more she is able to make sense of her own troubles. Because Mac's story is so much more than a journal: it is the story of a family fighting for survival in the darkest days of humanity, of hope in the face of persecution. And then there's the buried gold ...
              Read more

              ISBN 9781721377190
              Published NZ 28 Feb 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
              View details for this title
              The Retreat
               

              The Retreat (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Edwards, Mark; Narrator Mattacks, Simon

              • RRP: $47.99
              • $47.99
              • Temporarily out of stock

              A missing child. A desperate mother. And a house full of secrets. Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. But the little girl's body was never found--and Julia believes... Lily is somehow still alive. Alone and broke, Julia opens her house as a writers' retreat. One of the first guests is Lucas, a horror novelist, who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Lily. But within days of his arrival, the peace of the retreat is shattered by a series of eerie events. When Lucas's investigation leads him and Julia into the woods, they discover a dark secret--a secret that someone will do anything to protect... What really happened that day by the river? Why was Lily never found? And who, or what, is haunting the retreat? From the bestselling author of Follow You Home and The Magpies comes his most terrifying novel yet.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781543663891
              Released NZ 10 May 2018
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              Title is temporarily out of stock
              View details for this title
              The Dead House: Library Edition
               

              The Dead House: Library Edition (Pre-recorded digital audio player / Audio, Unabridged)

              By O'Callaghan, Billy; Read by Mattacks, Simon

              • RRP: $104.50
              • $104.50
              • Temporarily out of stock

              Sometimes the past endures--and sometimes it never lets go. This best-selling debut by an award-winning writer is both an eerie contemporary ghost story and a dread-inducing psychological thriller. Maggie is a successful young artist who has had bad luck with men. Her last put he...r in the hospital and, after she's healed physically, left her needing to get out of London to heal mentally and find a place of quiet that will restore her creative spirit. On the rugged west coast of Ireland, perched on a wild cliff side, she spies the shell of a cottage that dates back to Great Famine and decides to buy it. When work on the house is done, she invites her dealer to come for the weekend to celebrate along with a couple of women friends, one of whom will become his wife. On the boozy last night, the other friend pulls out an Ouija board. What sinister thing they summon, once invited, will never go. Ireland is a country haunted by its past. In Billy O'Callaghan's hands, its terrible beauty becomes a force of inescapable horror that reaches far back in time, before the Famine, before Christianity, to a pagan place where nature and superstition are bound in an endless knot.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781543691221
              Released NZ 1 May 2018
              Publisher Brilliance Audio
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              Title is temporarily out of stock
              View details for this title
              The Finance Curse: How Global Finance is Making Us All Poorer
                

              The Finance Curse: How Global Finance is Making Us All Poorer (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Shaxson, Nicholas; Narrator Mattacks, Simon

              • RRP: $78.50
              • $78.50
              • In Stock US

              Financial journalist Nicholas Shaxson first made his reputation studying the resource curse, seeing first-hand the disastrous economic and societal effects of the discovery of oil in Angola. He then gained prominence as an expert on tax havens, revealing the dark corners of that ...world long before the scandals of the Panama and Paradise Papers. Now, in The Finance Curse, he brings his knowledge to bear in an eye-opening investigation of how banks have overbalanced the economies of Western democracies, exerting an outsize effect on policy-making and effecting a brain drain of the brightest and best to the financial industry and its offshoots, much to the detriment of both business and broader society. How did we get to this situation? Shaxson describes the transformation of banks over the twentieth century as they changed from relatively small institutions that did well for themselves by serving the needs of business, to unfettered global behemoths. As the world reeled from World War II, the banks grew bigger in the post-war restructuring, experimenting with esoteric financial instruments like the Eurobonds in the 1960s, and then in the 1970s and '80s taking increasingly high risks in order to compete with each other to return more profit to their demanding shareholders. Now these megabanks spread the fiscal gospel that business must be taxed as little as possible, that corporations need rights previously granted to humans, and encourage a fight to the bottom between states to provide the most subsidized environment for big business, in the name of competitivity. We need strong financial institutions-but when finance grows too big it becomes a curse. The Finance Curse is the explosive story of how finance got a stranglehold on society and how we might release ourselves from its grasp.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781721358557
              Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
              View details for this title
              The Heretic's Handbook
                

              The Heretic's Handbook (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Black, Jonathan; Narrator Mattacks, Simon

              • RRP: $21.50
              • $21.50
              • Not Yet Available

              In a universe where mind has power over matter-in a world where conventional, common-sense wisdom cannot help us achieve our highest desires or escape our deepest fears-we need to look to the wisdom of the ancients. In The Heretic's Handbook, the internationally bestselling autho...r of The Secret History of the World has collected and codified ancient, secret wisdom from around the world, formulating a complete philosophy on how to live a happy and successful life. An acclaimed author and public speaker, Black shows how this body of knowledge has been declared `heretical' both by the established church and by today's atheistic intellectual elite. Finally, he outlines in the clearest terms possible the supernatural laws that govern our universe, and describes rules for living that take us beyond consensual thought, rules that may at first seem crazy, even dangerous, but which contain the secrets for achieving success, happiness and a higher state of being.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781721373901
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2019
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              Showing not yet available from supplier. Ships once released.
              View details for this title
              Beyond the Point
                

              Beyond the Point (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Boyd, Damien; Narrator Mattacks, Simon

              • RRP: $32.50
              • $32.50
              • In Stock US

              DI Nick Dixon is on the hunt for a vicious serial killer, following a trail of fingerprints and DNA across west Somerset. When the body of a young woman is found on the building site of a nuclear power station, work grinds to a halt. The body bears all the hallmarks of yet anothe...r random murder at the hands of the escaped killer. Then Dixon finds a motive. Fighting for his place on the Major Investigation Team, he soon uncovers a family's desperate search for the truth, exposing a web of corruption and death that will shake the billion pound construction project to its very foundations. But who can be trusted when so much money is at stake? Can Dixon find the killer under intense pressure from the top of government? And, can he do it before anyone else has to die?
              Read more

              ISBN 9781721386451
              Released NZ 23 May 2019
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Di Nick Dixon
              Availability
              Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
              View details for this title
              Beyond the Point
                

              Beyond the Point (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Boyd, Damien; Narrator Mattacks, Simon

              • RRP: $55.50
              • $55.50
              • In Stock US

              DI Nick Dixon is on the hunt for a vicious serial killer, following a trail of fingerprints and DNA across west Somerset. When the body of a young woman is found on the building site of a nuclear power station, work grinds to a halt. The body bears all the hallmarks of yet anothe...r random murder at the hands of the escaped killer. Then Dixon finds a motive. Fighting for his place on the Major Investigation Team, he soon uncovers a family's desperate search for the truth, exposing a web of corruption and death that will shake the billion pound construction project to its very foundations. But who can be trusted when so much money is at stake? Can Dixon find the killer under intense pressure from the top of government? And, can he do it before anyone else has to die?
              Read more

              ISBN 9781721386444
              Released NZ 23 May 2019
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Di Nick Dixon
              Availability
              Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
              View details for this title
              Organizational Behaviour: People, Process, Work and Human Resource Management
                

              Organizational Behaviour: People, Process, Work and Human Resource Management (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Arvinen-muondo, Raisa; Edited by Perkins, Stephen; Narrator Mattacks, Simon

              • RRP: $32.50
              • $32.50
              • Not Yet Available

              There is a large body of shared knowledge between the study of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management but despite the crossover, they are often treated as very distinct disciplines. Written by a team of experts across both fields, Organizational Behaviour bridges ...the gap between OB and HRM, with an emphasis on inter-cultural and cross-cultural perspectives of organizational development, talent management, and leadership. Through a critical analysis of existing literature and case studies, the contributors cover topics such as corporate governance, ethical business practices, employee morale and motivation, performance management, corporate politics and conflict resolution, workplace diversity, creativity, and change management-all within the framework of current global employment standards and best practices.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781543639117
              Released NZ 23 Oct 2018
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              Showing not yet available from supplier. Ships once released.
              View details for this title
              Rethink: The Surprising History of New Ideas
                

              Rethink: The Surprising History of New Ideas (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Poole, Steven; Narrator Mattacks, Simon

              • RRP: $32.50
              • $32.50
              • Not Yet Available

              A brilliant and groundbreaking argument that innovation and progress are often achieved by revisiting and retooling ideas from the past rather than starting from scratch-from The Guardian columnist and contributor to The Atlantic.Innovation is not always as innovative as it may s...eem. This is the story of how old ideas that were mocked or ignored for centuries are now storming back to the cutting edge of science and technology, informing the way we lead our lives. This is the story of Lamarck and the modern-day epigeneticist whose research vindicated his mocked 200-year-old theory of evolution; of the return of cavalry use in the war in Afghanistan; of Tesla's bringing back the electric car; and of the cognitive scientists who made breakthroughs by turning to ancient Greek philosophy.Drawing on examples from business to philosophy to science, Rethink shows what we can learn by revisiting old, discarded ideas and considering them from a novel perspective. From within all these rich anecdotes of overlooked ideas come good ones, helping us find new ways to think about ideas in our own time-from out-of-the-box proposals in the boardroom to grand projects for social and political change.Armed with this picture of the surprising evolution of ideas and their triumphant second lives, Rethink helps you see the world differently. In the bestselling tradition of Malcolm Gladwell, Poole's new approach to a familiar topic is fun, convincing, and brilliant-and offers a clear takeaway: if you want to affect the future, start by taking a look at the past.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781536623680
              Released NZ 6 Feb 2018
              Publisher Brilliance Audio
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              Showing not yet available from supplier. Ships once released.
              View details for this title
              Total 40 jump to: go ‹ previous1234next ›