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              Exhalation

              Exhalation (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              Read by Chiang, Ted; Ballerini, Edoardo; Landon, Amy; Hoffman, Dominic

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              A groundbreaking new collection of short fiction: nine stunningly original, provocative and poignant stories. In `The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate', a portal through time forces a fabric-seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and the temptation of second cha...nces. In the epistolary `Exhalation', an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications not just for his own people, but for all of reality. And in `The Lifecycle of Software Objects', a woman cares for an artificial intelligence over 20 years, elevating a faddish digital pet into what might be a true living being. Also included are two previously unpublished stories: `Omphalos' and `Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom'. In Exhalation, Ted Chiang wrestles with the oldest questions on earth - What is the nature of the universe? What does it mean to be human? - and ones that no one else has even imagined. And, each in its own way, the stories prove that complex and thoughtful science fiction can rise to new heights of beauty, meaning, and compassion.
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              ISBN 9781529028645
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Exhalation
               

              Exhalation (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              Read by Chiang, Ted; Ballerini, Edoardo; Landon, Amy; Hoffman, Dominic

              • RRP: $44.99
              • $38.24
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              A groundbreaking new collection of short fiction: nine stunningly original, provocative and poignant stories. In `The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate', a portal through time forces a fabric-seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and the temptation of second cha...nces. In the epistolary `Exhalation', an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications not just for his own people, but for all of reality. And in `The Lifecycle of Software Objects', a woman cares for an artificial intelligence over 20 years, elevating a faddish digital pet into what might be a true living being. Also included are two previously unpublished stories: `Omphalos' and `Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom'. In Exhalation, Ted Chiang wrestles with the oldest questions on earth - What is the nature of the universe? What does it mean to be human? - and ones that no one else has even imagined. And, each in its own way, the stories prove that complex and thoughtful science fiction can rise to new heights of beauty, meaning, and compassion.
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              ISBN 9781529028638
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Sun is also a Star

              The Sun is also a Star (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Yoon, Nicola; Read by Turpin, Bahni; Lee, Raymond; Hoffman, Dominic

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              Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Daniel has always been a good son and good student. But when he sees Natasha he forgets all that and believes there is something extraordinary in store for both of them.

              ISBN 9781524721381
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2016
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age Children
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              Higher Is Waiting
                

              Higher Is Waiting (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Perry, Tyler; Read by Hoffman, Dominic

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              An inspirational memoir about persevering through hard times and choosing faith over fear--a spiritual guidebook for the modern generation from award-winning auteur, playwright, and bestselling author Tyler Perry

              ISBN 9780525496380
              Released NZ 14 Nov 2017
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Murder at Cape Three Points Lib/E
                

              Murder at Cape Three Points Lib/E (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Quartey, Kwei; Read by Hoffman, Dominic

              • RRP: $212.00
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              At Cape Three Points on the beautiful Ghanaian coast, a canoe washes up at an oil rig site. The two bodies in the canoe who turn out to be a prominent, wealthy middle-aged couple have obviously been murdered; the way Mr. Smith-Aidoo has been gruesomely decapitated suggests the ki...ller was trying to send a specific message but what and to whom? The Smith-Aidoos, pillars in their community, are mourned by everyone, but especially by their niece Sapphire, a successful pediatric surgeon in Ghana s capital, Accra. She is not happy that months have passed since the murder and the rural police have made no headway. When the federal police finally agree to get involved, Detective Inspector Darko Dawson of the Accra police force is sent out to investigate. Pretty as the coast is, he is not happy to be sent away from his wife and two sons, the younger of whom is recovering from a heart operation. And the more he learns about the case, the more convoluted and dangerous it becomes. Three Points has long been inhabited by tribal villages of subsistence fishers, but real estate entrepreneurs and wealthy oil companies have been trying to bribe the tribes to move out. Dawson unearths a host of motives for murder, from personal vendettas to corporate conspiracies.
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              ISBN 9781482968514
              Released NZ 18 Mar 2014
              Publisher Blackstone Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Inspector Darko Dawson Mysteries
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              Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice
                

              Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Makos, Adam; Read by Hoffman, Dominic

              • RRP: $125.99
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              For readers of Unbroken, In the Garden of Beasts, and Band of Brothers comes a pulse-pounding, heart-wrenching tale of bravery and brotherhood set against the backdrop of America's forgotten war in Korea--from the New York Times bestselling author of A Higher Call Devotion tells ...the inspirational story of the U.S. Navy's most famous aviator duo: Lieutenant Tom Hudner, a white, blue-blooded New Englander, and Ensign Jesse Brown, an African American sharecropper's son from Mississippi. The heir to a Massachusetts grocery store empire, Tom passed up Harvard to fly fighter planes for his country. Jesse, fascinated by aircraft since childhood, defied the odds--and the prejudices of his time--to become the Navy's first black carrier pilot. Barely a year after President Truman ordered the desegregation of the military, the unlikely pair joined forces as wingmen in Fighter Squadron 32. While much of America remained in the grip of the odious Jim Crow segregation laws, Jesse and Tom flew above the fray as brothers in arms. Adam Makos takes us over the sea and around the globe with these two bold young aviators as they cut their teeth at the world's most dangerous job--landing Corsair fighters on the deck of an aircraft carrier. Deployed to the Mediterranean, the two men revel in the perks of their newfound status, partying on the Riviera with millionaires and Hollywood starlets--including a young Elizabeth Taylor. While Jesse delights in a world he thought he'd never see, Tom meets the girl of his dreams. Then comes the war no one expected in far-off Korea. Devotion brings us along on white-knuckle dive-bombing runs over North Korean territory, as the pilots of Fighter Squadron 32 man the front lines of what many of them believe is the opening battle of World War III. As the fury of the fighting escalates, Tom and Jesse fly, guns blazing, into waves of Communist troops to defend a group of Marines cornered in a hellish winter landscape. When one of the duo is shot down behin
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              ISBN 9780553545456
              Released NZ 27 Oct 2015
              Publisher Books on Tape
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              Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America
                

              Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Haygood, Wil; Read by Hoffman, Dominic

              • RRP: $126.50
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              A revelatory biography of the first African American Supreme Court Justice--one of the giants of the civil rights movement, and one of the most transforming Supreme Court Justices of the twentieth century. Over the course of his legendary forty-year career, Thurgood Marshall brou...ght down the separate-but-equal doctrine, integrated schools, fought for human rights and human dignity. Perhaps more than any other justice in recent history, he used the system to fundamentally change America. Wil Haygood probes Marshall's life on a personal level, recounts the dramatic five-day-long Senate hearing to confirm Marshall's Supreme Court nomination, and delves deeply into the most important legal cases of Marshall's career. And we meet the politicians, lawyers, civil rights activists, and others whose lives were intertwined with Marshall's, including President Lyndon Johnson, Congressman Adam Clayton Powell (whose scandals almost cost Marshall the Supreme Court judgeship), and Harry and Harriette Moore, the Florida NAACP workers who died at the hands of the KKK. This galvanizing biography makes it clear that it is impossible to overestimate Marshall's lasting influence on the racial politics of our nation. From the Hardcover edition.
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              ISBN 9781101924136
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2015
              Publisher Books on Tape
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              Slay
                

              Slay (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Boatman, Michael; Johnson, Sisi Aisha; Hoffman, Dominic; By Morris, Brittney; Read by Grey, Alexandra

              • RRP: $84.99
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              A Simon & Schuster audiobook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every listener.

              ISBN 9781508296089
              Released NZ 24 Sep 2019
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              The Book of Lost Friends
                

              The Book of Lost Friends (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Wingate, Lisa; Read by Amoss, Sophie; Flanagan, Lisa; Hoffman, Dominic; Jones, Sullivan

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              From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a new novel inspired by little-known historical events: a dramatic story of three young women on a journey in search of family amidst the destruction of the post-Civil War South, and of a modern-day teach...er who rediscovers their story and its vital connection to her own students' lives. In her distinctive voice, Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual Lost Friends advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold off. Louisiana, 1875 In the tumultuous aftermath of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now-destitute plantation; Juneau Jane, her illegitimate free-born Creole half-sister; and Hannie, Lavinia's former slave. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following dangerous roads rife with ruthless vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and eight siblings before slavery's end, the pilgrimage westward reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the seemingly limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope. Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt--until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, seems suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lies the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.
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              ISBN 9780593213254
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2020
              Publisher Random House
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              Deacon King Kong
                

              Deacon King Kong (Audio CD / Audio)

              By McBride, James; Read by Hoffman, Dominic

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              From James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird, comes a wise and witty novel about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting. In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Ho...uses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .45 from his pocket, and in front of everybody shoots the project's drug dealer at point-blank range. The reasons for this desperate burst of violence and the consequences that spring from it lie at the heart of Deacon King Kong, James McBride's funny, moving novel and his first since his National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird. In Deacon King Kong, McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by the shooting: the victim, the African-American and Latinx residents who witnessed it, the white neighbors, the local cops assigned to investigate, the members of the Five Ends Baptist Church where Sportcoat was deacon, the neighborhood's Italian mobsters, and Sportcoat himself. As the story deepens, it becomes clear that the lives of the characters--caught in the tumultuous swirl of 1960s New York--overlap in unexpected ways. When the truth does emerge, McBride shows us that not all secrets are meant to be hidden, that the best way to grow is to face change without fear, and that the seeds of love lie in hope and compassion. Bringing to these pages both his masterly storytelling skills and his abiding faith in humanity, James McBride has written a novel every bit as involving as The Good Lord Bird and as emotionally honest as The Color of Water. Told with insight and wit, Deacon King Kong demonstrates that love and faith live in all of us.
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              ISBN 9780593166970
              Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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