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Episode Three - Polish your Interview Techniques

Tune in to Career Practitioner Marion Haas as she shares with you how to polish those interview technqiues and give yourself the best chance at scoring the job you want.

Ready 4 Work - Mastering the Art of Application Letters

Tune in to Career Practitioner Marion Haas as she shares tips on how to master the art of writing application letters.

Ready 4 Work - How to write a great resume [3.5 minutes]

Tune in to Career Practitioner Marion Haas as she shares tips on how to write a great resume that will help you get an interview for the job you really want.

1225 Christmas tree Lane by Debbie Macomber

The people of Cedar Cove know how to celebrate Christmas. Like Grace and Olivia and everyone else, Beth Morehouse expects this Christmas to be one of her best. Her small Christmas-tree farm is prospering, her daughters and her dogs are happy and well, and her new relationship with local vet Ted Reynolds is showing plenty of romantic promise. But, someone recently left a basket filled with puppies on her doorstep, puppies she's determined to place in good homes. That's complication number one. And number two is that her daughters Bailey and Sophie have invited their dad, Beth's ex-husband, Kent, to Cedar Cove for Christmas. The girls have visions of a mom-and-dad reunion dancing in their heads. As always in life, and in Cedar Cove, there are surprises. More than one family's going to have a puppy under the tree. More than one scheme will go awry. And more than one romance will have a happy ending!

 

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130659
ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130721

 

Narrator:Sandra Burr
Genre: Romance

The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber

Thirty-three-year-old Cassie wants a husband and kids, and she turns to Simon Dodson, a professional matchmaker for help. Dodson assigns her three tasks to complete, and despite a number of comical mishaps, Cassie completes them all. Her Christmas match turns out to be a wonderful surprise.

 

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130097
ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130098

 

Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Genre: Romance

The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to Los Angeles in time for Christmas. Forced to take the train across the country because of a slight "misunderstanding" at airport security, he begins a journey of self-discovery and rude awakenings, mysterious goings-on and thrilling adventures, screwball escapades and holiday magic. He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart, as he rediscovers people's essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost. Equal parts hilarious, poignant, suspenseful, and thrilling, David Baldacci's The Christmas Train is a delightful journey filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief, and a story that shows how we do get second chances to fulfill our deepest hopes and dreams, especially during the season of miracles.

 

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130275
ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130276

 

Narrator: Tim Matheson
Genre: Adventure Stories

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Luther and Nora Krank decide to skip Christmas and set sail on a Carribean cruise. But, as this weary couple are about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences - and it isn't half as easy as they'd imagined.

 

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/69818

 

Narrator: Joy Bresser
Genre: Humorous Fiction

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas, and refuses to accept that it is a time for peace and goodwill to all men. One Christmas Eve, however, he receives a visit from the ghost of his business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley's ghost tells Scrooge of three other spirits who will come to haunt him that night, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come. As the spirits send him dark visions of what his future may hold, will their warnings be enough to make Scrooge see the error of his way, and mend them?

 

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/129313
ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/129314

 

Narrator: Miriam Margolyes.
Genre: Juvenile fiction, Historical fiction

A Governess of Distinction: Endearing Young Charms by M. C. Beaton

Lord Percy Hunterdon despaired - he had inherited a Gothic horror of an estate along with a pair of fifteen-year-old brats to marry off. It was no secret to him that finding husbands for these two vile young ladies would require the utmost expertise: the care of a governess of superior caliber. When Jean Morrison spied Lord Hunterdon's advertisement, dreams of an unmarried viscount and a magnificent castle danced in her head. She imagined him as Byronic and brooding, pacing the battlements with a black cloak wrapped around his manly shoulders. And naturally, he would fall madly in love with her. Her dreams immediately burst apart at the seams when she saw the dank, dirty Trelawney Castle and encountered for the first time the evil dispositions of her new charges. Still, despite all of this, the golden hair and dancing eyes of her employer conjured up fantasies that were most unseemly for a governess of distinction.

 

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130371
ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130372

 

Narrator: Charlotte Anne Dore.
Genre: Romance

Sailing to Capri by Elizabeth Adler

When English tycoon Sir Robert Waldo Hardwick dies mysteriously in a car accident, he leaves behind a note naming six people he suspects might have wanted him dead. Following Sir Robert's instructions, Daisy Keane and P.I. Harry Montana team up to take the suspects - and also six red herrings - on a fabulous Mediterranean cruise, all expenses paid. Calling at Monte Carlo, Saint-Tropez and Sorrento, they finally arrive at the beautiful Villa Belkiss on Capri, where Sir Robert's will is to be read... With unexpected twists, the mystery deepens and passions flare as an intense attraction develops between loner Montana and wary Daisy.

 

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130377

 

Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie.
Genre: Romance, Detective and Mystery fiction

Rosehaven by Catherine Coulter

In 13th Century England, Hastings of Trent is married off by her father to the brutish Severin of Langthorne, a knight who will know how to protect their property. The novel follows Hastings as she transforms Severin from a wife rapist to a friendly companion.

 

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130875
ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130876

 

Narrator: Anne Flosnik
Genre: Romance

Never Change by Elizabeth Berg

A self-anointed spinster at fifty-one, Myra Lipinski is reasonably content with her quiet life, her dog, Frank, and her career as a visiting nurse. But everything changes when Chip Reardon, the golden boy she adored in high school, is assigned as her new patient. Choosing to forgo treatment for an incurable illness, Chip has returned to his New England hometown to spend what time he has left. Now, Myra and Chip find themselves engaged in a poignant redefinition of roles, and a complicated dance of memory, ambivalence, and longing.

 

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130138
ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/E11531

 

Narrator: Elizabeth Berg.
Genre: Romance

A Few of the Girls by Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy's bestselling novels not only tell wonderful stories, they also give an insight in to how Ireland has changed over the decades, but how people remain the same: they still fall in love, sometimes unsuitably; they still have hopes and dreams; they have deep, long-standing friendships, and some that fall apart. From her earliest writing to her most recent, Maeve's work has included wonderfully nostalgic pieces and also sharp, often witty writing which is insightful and topical. But at the heart of all Maeve's fiction are the people and their relationships with each other. A few of the girls is a glorious collection of the very best of her stories, full of the warmth, charm and humour that has always been an essential part of all of Maeve's writing.

 

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130216
ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130217

 

Narrator: Kate Binchy, Gordon Snell.
Genre: Romance

The Reign of King Edward the Third by William Shakespeare

The Reign of King Edward the Third is an Elizabethan play printed anonymously in 1596. It has frequently been claimed that it was at least partly written by William Shakespeare, a view that Shakespeare scholars have increasingly endorsed. The rest of the play was probably written by Thomas Kyd. The play contains many gibes at Scotland and the Scottish people, which has led some critics to think that it is the work that incited George Nicolson, Queen Elizabeth's agent in Edinburgh, to protest against the portrayal of Scots on the London stage in a 1598 letter to William Cecil, Lord Burghley. This would explain why the play was not included in the First Folio of Shakespeare's works, which was published after the Scottish King James had succeeded to the English throne in 1603. The plot of the play consists of two distinct parts. The first is centred on the Countess of Salisbury (the wife of the Earl of Salisbury), who, beset by rampaging Scots, is rescued by King Edward III, who then proceeds to woo her himself. In the second part of the play, in several scenes reminiscent of Henry V, Edward joins his army in France, fighting a war to claim the French throne.

 

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/117522

 

Narrator: Cast
Genre: Drama and Plays

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Tragedy written 1605 and concerns the character Lear, his daughters Goneril, Regan and Cordelia, Lear's faithful servant Kent, and Edmund, the evil bastard son of Gloucester.

 

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/36248

 

Narrator: Cast
Genre: Drama and Plays

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

What if the fairies and star-crossed lovers of the forest had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare's most famous plays! Four lovers who can't decide who they have a crush on. One mischievous fairy with a love potion. Total chaos in the fairy world, the human world, and everywhere in between! <3 and h8. The classics just got a whole lot more interesting. tl;dr A Shakespeare play told through its characters texting with emojis, posting photos, checking in at locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for hip theater lovers and teens. A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example: "tl;dr" means too long; didn't read.

 

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/27874

 

Narrator: Cast
Genre: Drama and Plays

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice is a tragic comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. Though classified as a comedy in the First Folio and sharing certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, the play is perhaps most remembered for its dramatic scenes, and is best known for Shylock and the famous 'Hath not a Jew eyes' speech. Also notable is Portia's speech about the 'quality of mercy'.

 

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/115219

 

Narrator: Cast
Genre: Drama and Plays

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Ellie Kendrick, a truly youthful Juliet, and Adetomiwa Edun, a boyish Romeo, head an excellent cast whose period costumes point to the timelessness of parental disapproval, adolescent temperament, rivalry and violence. Filmed before a live audience at Shakespeare's Globe in the heart of London, its intimate and atmospheric setting adds immediacy and vitality to the humour and passion of Shakespeare's verse

 

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/1848

 

Narrator: Cast
Genre: Drama and Plays

The Mystery at Lilac Inn: Nancy Drew Mysteries by Carolyn Keene

Nancy Drew investigates some suspicious accidents at a friend's newly-purchased inn and uncovers a clever gang of robbers involved in the theft of government property.

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/114636

Narrator: Unknown
Genre: Mystery Fiction

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Poirot is aboard a snowbound train when a passenger is found murdered.

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/129368

Narrator: John Moffat & full cast
Genre: Mystery Fiction

Fetish by Tara Moss

Makedde Vanderwall is a psycho-magnet. A woman who has a habit of attracting the wrong kind of man. She's a single, Canadian, street-smart daughter of a cop, an alluring Venus who works in the lucrative world of modelling while studying forensic psychology. When Mak travels to Sydney on assignment and discovers her best friend brutally murdered, she unwittingly opens a Pandora's Box of suspicious photographers, hired thugs and mysterious lovers. She also encounters Andy Flynn, the handsome, cloyed detective investigating the Stiletto Murders - the most violent signature killings Australia has ever known. In her quest to uncover the truth behind her friend's death, Mak falls headlong into a deadly game of cat and mouse, unaware she has become the obsession of a sadistic psychopath. She is driven into a corner, an evil place where she must suspect everyone and everything.

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/115796

Narrator: Tara Moss
Genre: Mystery Fiction

Blood Work by Michael Connelly

Thanks to a heart transplant, former FBI agent Terry McCaleb is enjoying retirement. But when a beautiful woman called Graciela Rivers comes visiting his dock McCaleb learns that the heart beating in his chest belonged to her sister, who was murdered.

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130581
ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130790

Narrator: Dick Hill
Genre: Mystery Fiction

A Study in Scarlett by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Traditionally, the canon of Sherlock Holmes consists of the 56 short stories and 4 novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes fans appear to have been the first group to use the term "canon" in this way, distinguishing between Doyle's original works and subsequent works by other authors using the same characters.

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/115684

Narrator: John Telfer
Genre: Mystery Fiction

A Game of Thrones Part 1 by George R. R. Martin

A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms, a country "blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation." Treachery, murder, incest.

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/128525
ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/131144

Narrator: Roy Dotrice
Genre: Fantasy fiction

A Fox Called Sorrow by Isobelle Carmody

Not since C.S. Lewis have we seen such enthralling fantasy tales for younger readers - the Little Fur books are destined to become classics of their genre. Extraordinary writing, captivating characters, enchanting stories - these books are examples of the highest quality literature for children anyone can imagine, an immense achievement from the master of the genre. Stories with universal, global appeal. They will captivate readers all over the world with their timeless, fairytale feel. Written and read by Australia's most highly acclaimed writer of fantasy for young people. Book 2 in the Legend of Little Fur series of stories full of magic and wonder, of unforgettable characters and exciting adventures. "Little Fur is an endearing little creature ... the novel reads as a gentle fable that children from eight to 10 will enjoy.

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130329
ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130330

Narrator:Isobelle Carmody
Genre: Fantasy fiction

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

There was a show of shooting stars when harry Potter was born - weathermen all over our world were amazed. But in the other world, the Ministry of Magic wasn't surprised at all, for Harry Potter was to be one of the finest and most famous wizards.

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/83777

Narrator: Stephen Fry
Genre: Fantasy fiction

The Gunslinger by Stephen King

This newly revised and expanded edition of the Gunslinger is the first book in the epic Dark Tower series. In his first step towards the powerful and mysterious Dark Tower, Roland encounters an alluring woman named Alice, begins a friendship with Jake, a kid from New York, and faces an agonising choice between damnation and salvation as he pursues the Man in Black.

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/86613

Narrator:Bob Shannon
Genre: Fantasy fiction

The Lord of The Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien

Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power – the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring – the ring that rules them all – which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as the Ring is entrusted to his care. He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom, deep inside the territories of the Dark Lord. There he must destroy the Ring forever and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/115672

Narrator: Robert Inglis
Genre: Fantasy fiction

The Dark Tide by Vera Brittain

Daphne Lethbridge is bright, romantic and vivacious. The First World War has ravaged Europe, but it has done nothing to daunt her spirit. Her enjoyment. though, is soured by her cynical contemporary, Virginia Denniston, who spars with Daphne on every occasion. Beneath their surface civility seethes a deep enmity but, when Daphne realises the bitter truth of her marriage, it takes a chance encounter for her disillusionment to give way to an understanding of a woman's destiny.

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/131009
ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/131010

Narrator: Clare Higgins.
Genre: Domestic fiction

Once Upon a Time There Was You by Elizabeth Berg

After having a child together, John and Irene divorce. Years later, when an unthinkable crisis occurs, the two learn things about their deepest feelings that surprise them both.

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130675
ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130907

Narrator:Gabrielle de Cuir.
Genre: Domestic fiction

Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

Josephine Alibrandi is seventeen, illegitimate, and in her final year at a wealthy Catholic school. This is the year her father comes back into her life, the year she falls in love, and the year she discovers the secrets of her family's past.

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/60487

Narrator:Rebecca Macauley.
Genre: Domestic fiction

Academy Street by Mary Costello

As heard on BBC radio 4 book at bedtime winner of the Irish book awards novel of the year 2014 shortlisted for the costa first novel award 2014.Tess Lohan appears to be a quiet child. But within lies a heart of fire. A fire that will propel her from her native Ireland into the hurly-burly of 1960s New York. In this city she will face the twists of a life graced with great beauty, but forever floating close to hazard. Joyous and heart-breaking, Academy Street journeys through six decades and one incredible story.

DAisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130822
ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130827

Narrator:Melanie McHugh
Genre: Domestic fiction

A Time to Remember by Anna Jacobs

1945 - the war in Europe is over, most women can't wait for their men to return, but in the small town of Rivenshaw in Lancashire, Judith Crossley fears having her husband back in the house. He'd grown into a bully and a drunkard, and on the occasions he'd come home from leave, he'd hit her. He wasn't a good father either - when their eldest daughter Kitty won a prestigious scholarship to the private girls' grammar school, Doug had tried to stop her going, saying it would turn her into a snob. Luckily Judith had help from an unlikely ally - Maynard Esher, from an old aristocratic family on the other side of town - but Judith knows that when her husband returns, she'll be blamed for letting Kitty take up her school place. She decides that for the children's sake, she must leave her husband. But with the house rented in his name, and other accommodation scarce, where on earth can they go? Alice Bretherton is returning from being a Land Girl in Wiltshire. Her great-aunt has left her a house bordering the park in Rivenshaw, but it was partly bombed and is in a poor condition. Still, she decides to camp out in it, if it's at all habitable, because she has nowhere else to go. However, when she arrives, she finds a displaced Polish man is already living there . . . 

Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/129337
ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/129339

Narrator:Julia Franklin
Genre: Domestic fiction

VisAbility Annual Review 2016

This year we have been brave. As an organisation, we have chosen to champion what we believe in. Our values. Our purpose. Why we exist.
We have a vision for independence. We are here to empower. To enable. To engage. Join us on our journey.

Episode One - Controlling the Future

It makes sense to financially prepare for your future. It is potentially a future of uncertainty, so it is important to be in control of your destiny as much as possible. Join Tony Hagan for Episode One of Funding Forever - a regular discussion about what drives us as humans to give to others, and what we find meaningful about contributing to a better future.

Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer Amongst The Indians by Mark Twain & Lee Nelson

This story, Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer among the Indians, is the first new book with Mark Twain's name on it in nearly a hundred years, with readers saying they can't tell where Twain stops and Nelson begins: a story of adventure, wit and wisdom with Tom and Huck seeking true love while tramping through hostile Indian country, befriending Bill Hickman and Porter Rockwell, stealing from the United States Army, then on to face a gunfight and hangman's noose in Sacramento, California.

DAISY: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/127452
ePub: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130954

 


Narrator: Grover Gardner.
Genre: Adventure fiction

Amazing Grace by Sherryl Woods


When Gracie MacDougal returns to Seagull Point, Virginia, seeking to reform her workaholic ways, she discovers more than relaxation. The picturesque town calls to her, as does the waterfront Victorian house she envisions as the perfect bed-and-breakfast. But one person stands between Gracie and her new goal ... and he isn't budging. Southern charmer Kevin Daniels isn't interested in selling Gracie's dream house, but he's definitely interested in something else ... her ...

URL: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/129184
ePub: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130955


Narrator: Janet Metzger.
Genre: Romance

The Enemy: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child

Jack Reacher. Hero. Loner. Soldier. Soldier's son. An elite military cop, he was one of the army's brightest stars. But in every cop's life there is a turning point. One case. One messy, tangled case that can shatter a career. Turn a lawman into a renegade. And make him question words like honor, valor, and duty. For Jack Reacher, this is that case.

DAISY: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/129394
ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/129395

 

Cinnamon Sky by Janet Woods

The Patterson sisters have lived in the Earl of Longmore's house since they were orphaned as children. When the old Earl dies, the estate passes to Kynan Trent, a London merchant and descendant of the despised Welsh branch of the family. The title is a surprise to him and he's even more surprised to find himself responsible for five lively and independent young women. There are tales of hidden treasure belonging to the Patterson family, but in reality the girls are penniless and their futures look bleak. When Kynan invites guests to Longmore - including Julia Spencer, the woman he is planning to marry - some very unexpected emotions are stirred.

DAISY DTB: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/129916
ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/129917

 

Narrator:Anne Cater
Genre: Domestic fiction