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Imagine a Story on Audiobook

We are excited to share with you this special collection of FREE audiobooks in partnership with Bolinda BorrowBox.

 

Each month, a new title will be available. You can listen to the first chapter here and then access the rest of the book by following the instructions below.

 

The stories selected showcase the work of diverse authors. You will hear stories by Gabrielle, Bruce Pascoe, Li Cunxin, Randa Abdel-Fattah, Anh Do, Ambelin Kwaymullina and many more.

Our audiobook collection offers an enticing invitation to enter different worlds, cultures and experiences. So plug in to your phone, laptop, ipad or desktop and enjoy this amazing collection.

Nona & Me

Written by: Clare Atkins

Narrated by: Tamala Shelton

Recommended for 13+

Rosie and Nona are sisters. Yapas. They are also best friends. It doesn’t matter that Rosie is white and Nona is Aboriginal – their family connections tie them together for life. The girls are inseparable until Nona moves away at the age of nine.

 

By the time she returns, they’re in Year 10 and things have changed. Rosie prefers to hang out in the nearby mining town, where she goes to school with the glamorous Selena and her gorgeous older brother, Nick. When a political announcement highlights divisions between the Aboriginal community and the mining town, Rosie is put in a difficult position – will she have to choose between her first love and her oldest friend?

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Listen Here

To listen to the rest of the story and other audiobooks featured on our page:

  • Join your local library. It’s free.

  • Download the BorrowBox app. Select your library and activate your account.

  • Search for this month’s feature title under audiobooks. Enjoy!

Reading Australia Resources

Reading Australia is a Copyright Agency initiative to support the teaching and reading of Australian literature in schools.

If you like Nona & Me – why not explore Two Mates, written an illustrated by Melanie Prewett.

The Reading Australia website features 275 freely available resources written for teachers, by teachers, on books aligned to the Australian Curriculum. Of these resources, 75 are for books written or illustrated by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Other books coming soon!

A new title will be announced each month in our dedicated audio book newsletter.

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NEXT MONTH

Noah's Law

Written by: Randa Abdel-Fattah

Narrated by: Stig Wemyss

Suitable for 13+

Sixteen-year-old Noah is a troublemaker. His father is a hotshot barrister. This is not a good combination.When Noah gets caught mucking up at school, his dad sends him to work at his aunt's law firm during the holidays to 'learn responsibility' and 'fix his attitude'.

There he meets Jacinta - the cute intern who knows her way around a photocopier, and Casey - the wicked witch of the firm. Noah becomes involved in a case where a woman has been killed during a mugging gone wrong. There's a grieving husband, a guilty employer, and an open and shut case involving lots of money.

But right and wrong, and crime and punishment are soon entangled as Noah realises that things are seldom what they seem.

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Bolinda is a world-leading audiobook and

technology company. Entrepreneurial by

nature, their mission is to serve the world and

inspire people to live their best lives through

the power of storytelling. BorrowBox is a

digital library experience that gives readers

and listeners access to thousands of eBooks

and eAudiobooks for free, with nothing more

than a quick download and the details on

their library card.

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