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Ep2: Women On The Seen

Welcome to the second episode of Women On The Seen. This week's episode is called Don’t Let Rainy Days Keep You Down!

Every woman experiences bouts of anxiety or periods of feeling down but what is it like for women with a disability or vision impairment? How can you recognize these moments and more importantly what can you do to seek relief? Clinical psychologist, Davinia Lefroy and social worker at VisAbility, Marija Clark talk about these issues and suggest practical strategies on this episode.

If you have loved what you hear, let us know by sending a message to kenneth.phua@visability.com.au. Don't forget you can subscribe to VisAbility Radio On Demand on iTunes to stay up to date with our latest episodes.

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Ep6: All Things Digital, All Things Accessible

In this final episode, entitled All Your Questions Answered, we take on your questions including those about digital aids for the kitchen, robot guide dogs, self-monitoring health devices, apps for shoppers, gadgets supporting learning and more.   

Guests: Dr. Scott Hollier, Sinead Quinn

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Ep1: Women On the Seen

Welcome to the first episode of Women On The Seen. This week's episode is called She's Got the Look!

From makeup to coordinating clothes, right down to styling your hair there are many ways that women with vision impairment can use to fashion a look that works best for them. Listen to two women who have worked out their own systems and get tips which you can start using for yourself.

If you have loved what you hear, let us know by sending a message to kenneth.phua@visability.com.au. Don't forget you can subscribe to VisAbility Radio On Demand on iTunes and stay up to date with our latest episodes.

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Ep5: All Things Digital, All Things Accessible

Episode five of All Things Digital, All Things Accessible with expert Dr. Scott Hollier.

In episode five, Dr Scott discusses the international standards that can provide assurance of quality, compatibility and perhaps pricing of all things digital and accessible. Dr. Scott Hollier offers insights from the perspectives of one who is in a position of influence on the international front of the initiative.

Guest: Dr. Scott Hollier

Host: Kenneth Phua

Editor: Matthew Clark

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Ep4: All Things Digital, All Things Accessible

Episode four of All Things Digital, All Things Accessible with expert Dr. Scott Hollier.

In episode four Dr. Scott Hollier ventures further out by taking a look at what developments are going to benefit the person with a vision impairment. From augmented reality and ‘wearables’ to self-drive cars, these all seem to be within reach, but will it be that simple?

Guest: Dr. Scott Hollier

Host: Kenneth Phua

Editor: Matthew Clark

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New Women’s Podcast - Women on the Seen - Coming Soon

VisAbility on Demand introduces a New Women's Podcast in April 2018

Beginning in April 2018, the all new Women's Podcast will deliver insight, inspiration and diverse perspectives from women in Western Australia living with disability. Covering careers, education, sport, technology, fashion and family life, this series will have conversations that connect with you. Be empowered to live your life the way you choose by following the journeys of women who are forging their own paths. Don’t miss it.

We're currently calling all ladies to join in the conversation on your very own program. Have an idea of a name that represents all of the above? Let us know! We'd love to hear from you. Get in touch by emailing kenneth.phua@visability.com.au.

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Ep3: David Masters, Web Accessibility Camp 2018 - Just Why It Matters

Listen to host Kenneth Phua's exclusive chat with David Masters, Director of Corporate Affairs at Microsoft Australia and keynote speaker at the 2018 Web Accessibility Camp. In episode 3 of the series Just Why It Matters, David discusses AI, inclusive design and the future of accessibility.

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Ep2: Davinia Lefroy - Just Why it Matters

Reality Check, Clinical psychologist, Davinia Lefroy is also legally blind and therefore she is perfectly qualified to talk about the role, the importance and the benefits of psychological therapy for people with disabilities. Listen as she explains and shares from the view point of an expert and from her lived experience.

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Ep3: All Things Digital, All Things Accessible

Episode three of All Things Digital, All Things Accessible with expert Dr. Scott Hollier.

This week Dr. Scott Hollier discusses the Internet of Things. The “Internet of Things” is making its presence felt but what is it, how will it benefit us and what will the future look like with the explosion of IOT capabilities? Dr. Scott Hollier unpacks these as we talk through the main issues of an IOT world.

Have a question, comment or query for Dr. Scott? Comment below or email us at kenneth.phua@visability.com.au, and he’ll get back to you in the final episode!

Guest: Dr. Scott Hollier

Host: Kenneth Phua

Editor: Matthew Clark

 

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Ep2: All Things Digital, All Things Accessible

Episode two of All Things Digital, All Things Accessible with expert Dr. Scott Hollier.

In the second instalment Dr. Scott Hollier chats about what’s important to know when it comes to internet security for a person who has low vision or who is blind. The conversation also addresses the question of privacy protection and the considerations we need to factor in when making decisions on accepting  the terms and conditions of a device or even a mobile app.

Have a question, comment or query for Dr. Scott? Comment below or email us at kenneth.phua@visability.com.au, and he’ll get back to you in the final episode!

Guest: Dr. Scott Hollier

Host: Kenneth Phua

Editor: Matthew Clark

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Ep1: All Things Digital, All Things Accessible

Wondering what’s out there in the digital and tech space for people with disability? Listen now to episode one of All Things Digital, All Things Accessible! Ask expert Dr. Scott Hollier how you can benefit from home gadgets, safe internet use, digitally augmented reality visual devices, wearable technology, driverless vehicles and much more! All Things Digital, All Things Accessible is a new six-part series on VisAbility Radio on Demand. Stay tuned for more episodes.

In the first episode Dr scott Hollier gives us a broad view of what digital devices are and why it’s vital that accessibility should be part of the conversation. VisAbility Radio Host Kenneth and Dr Scott talk about what accessibility is and how it benefits people with vision impairments plus some of the common misconceptions surrounding this subject.

If you have a question for Dr Scott, send us it via email to kenneth.phua@visability.com.au and he will address it in our final episode 6.

Host: Kenneth Phua
Editor: Matthew Clark

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Hiding Place - Talking Book Collection

Title: Hiding Place

Author: Dave Goddard

Narrator: Alan Needhan.

Genre: Australian Fiction

Note: Strong Language

Date Published: January 2017

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  • Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/131544
  • ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/131667

Summary: "Here's some pidgin, Mick," and Garrick spoke rapidly. "Who been dat pella? Where him been prom? You been subby him? Him been talk punny way, ay? Him been kardiya bloke."What?" Mick shook his head  quickly."I said, 'who is that man? Where is he from? Do you know him? Doesn't he talk in a strange way? He's a stranger in this place'." It's 2017. Mick Wilson's wife has taken off from Adelaide with a long-haul truck-driver and Mick's two little kids. In an attempt to find his family, Mick, a brick-layer and former top-level Australian Rules footballer, blindly heads for Alice Springs. In Central Australia, where many people go to hide from their past, Mick finds a different and challenging world. He stumbles into work on a remote cattle station, with an Aboriginal community close by. He also finds three very different women who shape his destiny. Racial tensions, tangled personal relationships, a mysterious mountain range and a struggling Aboriginal community and football team force Mick to become  part of a strange new world and way of being. Across a cultural divide, new understandings emerge in the most unlikely ways. Through it all, Mick searches and aches for his kids, but because of the people he comes to know, he's never alone.

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The Wiluna Solution - Talking Book Collection

Title: The Wiluna Solution

Author: Dave Goddard

Narrator: Elwyn Edwards

Genre: Detective and Mystery fiction, Suspense fiction, Crime stories.

Date Published: August 2016

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  • Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130815
  • ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130818

Summary: Who is Jessie Croft? Why has she disappeared from Wiluna? What is the mystery behind the mesmerising eyes? In seeking answers, Kalgoorlie Detective Superintendent Greg Johnson finds himself in Wiluna in the 1930s, which threatens his way of life and the lives of his three daughters and grandchildren. He learns a great deal about Wiluna: its significance as a gold-mining and cattle centre, as the railhead for the Canning Stock Route, and as a site for competing Aboriginal and European histories And he comes to understand that love, and caring for people and justice, can transcend extraordinary boundaries.

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A History of the Beanbag - Talking Book Collection

Title: A History of the Beanbag: and other stories
Author: Susan Midalia
Narrator: Tracey Parker & Jim Limerick
Genre: Short stories, Australian fiction.
Date published: October 2015

URl:
• Daisy 2.02:http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/129253
• ePub3:http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/131960

Summary: "A History of the Beanbag and other stories" is the latest title in UWA Press' acclaimed "New Writing" series-This is a short story collection with a difference - a scenic tour of the surprises, secrets and fears lurking beneath the cracked veneer of domesticity and suburban complacency. With photographic precision, author Susan Midalia captures the fleeting beauty, light and darkness to be found in the ephemera of everyday life. Like the beanbag of the title, the stories are an invitation to settle yourself in for a reading experience by turns vivid, haunting, bizarre and strangely comforting.

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Apple Core Wars - Talking Book Collection

Title: The Apple Core Wars

Author: Linda J Bettenay

Narrator: Elwyn Edwards.

Genre: War Stories, Historical Fiction, Australian Fiction

Date Published: May 2017

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  • Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/131424
  • ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/131925

Summary: From the fertile fruit growing Perth hills to a World War II prison camp - this is a saga of two men battling for survival. Entwined in the battle is hatred, then mateship as they fight for their

lives and compete for the heart of their one true love. ‘The Apple Core Wars’, Linda J Bettenay’s third book, tells the story of Jacky Bellamy, Charlie Parkin and the beautiful Stella Cerini. Jacky is a wild boy from Karragullen, Stella a nurse who defies convention and Charlie an outsider from the enemy territory of Roleystone and rival for Stella’s attention. The normal hurly-burly of their early lives is contrasted against the bleak backdrop of Camp Fukuoka 14 in Nagasaki, Japan. Despite the awkward love triangle, a surprising friendship emerges when Jacky and Charlie are thrown together as prisoners of war.

Their lives are further challenged by an atomic bomb and a shocking family secret. The war ends and those who survive return home to an uncertain future.

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Ep1: Jonathan Mills, Best of JohnO - Just Why it Matters

Jonathan Mills, affectionately known as JohnO, shares his journey from the perspective of a man who loses his 20/20 vision as a young lad to his current positive outlook of life. JohnO works hard, plays hard and best of all, he’s a joy to be with. 

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Secrets Mothers Keep - Talking Book Collection

Title: Secrets Mothers Keep
Author: Linda J Bettenay
Narrator: Jim Malcolm
Genre: Detective and Mystery mystery, Crime stories, Australian Fiction
Note: Sexual Content, Graphic Violence
Date Published: September 2016

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• Daisy 2.02: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130157
• ePub3: http://visabilitylibrary.com.au/entry/130881

Summary: A brutal murder occurs on an isolated farm in the 1920's in Western Australia and the victim's wife and children are violently abused, scandalising the whole country. The killer has no apparent motivation but admits his guilt and the abused wife has to rebuild her shattered life. Secrets Mothers Keep traces how three lives are entwined. A young English boy with learning difficulties and the precursors of mental illness, learns to cope with his 'black moods' and poor social skills. He faces numerous challenges and finds support and strategies that enable him to survive. Finally an event makes him crack.

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Wishes for Starlight - Talking Book Collection

Title: Wishes for Starlight
Author: Linda J Bettenay
Narrator: Jim Limerick.
Genre: Historical fiction, Australian fiction.
Note: Sexual Content, Graphic Content, Strong Language
Date Published: February 2016
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Summary: How does a deaf, orphaned, Noongar boy survive during the implementation of the draconian 1905 Aborigines Act? By having powerful and caring friends.' Starlight is born in 1889 in the thriving timber town of Canning Mills, Western Australia. He is discovered in a chicken coop living with dogs. The three white children who find him are remarkable: headstrong Mary who was born into a dysfunctional  family, the Italian immigrant Marco and fun loving Arthur. Gradually change arrives in their insulated lives; the friends confront reality - will their actions be enough to save those they love from harm?

Set largely in Western Australia, 'Wishes for Starlight' is a novel where friendship and loyalty are pitted against prejudice and disadvantage. It is a story about relationships, resilience and what equality and freedom really mean.

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Advancing Vision by Louise Gray

In 2013 VisAbility celebrated 100 years of life-changing service to the Western Australian community.

Beginning as the Ladies Braille Society in 1913, VisAbility has grown to deliver services to Western Australians who are blind or vision impaired in every corner of the State. In 1977 the Society joined with Guide Dogs for the Blind, the original founder of Guide Dogs in Australia in the 1950s.
 
This is our story. 
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Annual Review 2017

Listen here to the VisAbility Annual Review 2017 and enjoy the stories of the past year.

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Professor Fred Chen, RANZCO 2017

Dr. Fred Chen, a clinician scientist of the Lion’s Eye Institute spoke to VisAbility Radio at the recent Royal Australia and New Zealand Opthalmology Congress about the latest work surrounding the prevention and treatment of blindness. Dr Chen is part of a global team of scientists whose research holds much promise for people living with blindness and low vision. Listen to his interview here!

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Dr Angus Turner, Outback Visions

Our VisAbility Radio Host attended RANZCO 2017 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Kenneth Phua was lucky enough to find Dr Angus Turner, co-convener of the conference, with a spare moment to sit down and have a chat. Listen to the fascinating podcast now, as Dr Turner shares stories of his time on the Lions Eye Institute Outback Visions bus - as it travels huge stretches of Western Australian outback providing care for regional Aussies.

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Michael Pereira, Personal Safety

VisAbility Radio Host Kenneth Phua caught up with VisAbility's Community Activity Centre Coordinator, Michael Pereira to discuss the importance of Personal Safety. Have a listen now!

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Dr Scott Hollier, Giving Back

VisAbility Radio Host Kenneth Phua chats to Dr Scot Hollier, Digital Access Specialist, on the topic of 'Giving Back'.

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Dean Blanchard, Music Rocks Australia

The 2017 Abilities Expo's second session is in full swing! VisAbility Radio Host Kenneth Phua sits down with Dean Blanchard, Founder and Director of Music Rocks Australia to hear his story and the social and personal opportunity music provides to young people. Music Rocks Australia allows people of all abilities to engage and enjoy music, as well as develop their talent. Attendees of the Abilities Expo were lucky enough to enjoy two performances from Music Rocks Australia. Listen to Dean's interview now!

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Jacqui Jones, Warnbro CHS Education Support Centre

While the 2017 Abilities Expo is under way, VisAbility Radio Host Kenneth Phua managed to catch up with Jacqui Jones, Workplace Transition Coordinator from Warnbro CHS Education Support Centre. Jacqui assists middle school and high school students living with intellectual disabilities. The Middle school (Year 7,8,9) program assists the students in integrating with a whole range of mainstream classes, and the high school (Year 10,11,12 and 13) program focuses on getting them work-ready, acquiring skills to leave school and join the workforce. Hear in more detail, the fantastic work that Jacqui does in this podcast now!

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Kate Keisler, Calm and Connected

VisAbility Radio Host Kenneth Phua interviews Kate Keisler, an Occupational Therapist and Director from Calm and Connected. Calm and Connected is an organisation that supports young people with anxiety, stress, social skills in the community, empowering them to engage with school, social events and the family. Have a listen now!

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Jess Karlson, CEO Cahoots

Amongst the excitement of the Abilities Expo 2017, Kenneth Phua chats with Cahoots CEO, Jess Karlson. Previously known as Kids Camps, Cahoots evolved to meet the needs of children living with disability here in WA. Cahoots is all about fun and support, developing camps for children of all ages to foster life and social skills.

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Frank Schaler, Life without Barriers

VisAbility Radio Host Kenneth Phua sits down with Frank Schaler, Operations Manger of Life Without Barriers. Life Without Barriers started in 1995, supporting the needs of the Newcastle community. They also provide support for those people living with disability throught the Australian immigration system.

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Fiona Hood, Saint Jude’s Disabilities Services

VisAbility Host Kenneth Phua managed to catch up with Fiona Hood, Manager of the Eastern Region at Saint Jude's Disabilities Services at the Abilities Expo 2017. Fiona gives us background on the family run organisation that is Saint Jude's. They've been around for 35 years!

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Dr Marita Faulkmer, Curtin University Autism Research Group

To kick the morning session of the Abilities Expo off, VisAbility Radio Host Kenneth Phua catches up with Dr Marita Faulkmer. Marita is a researcher at the Autism Research Group at Curtin University. Kenneth discusses the new research project underway and the aims of the study to help students plan for leaving school, and a brand new online program.

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Interview with Paul Jones, Chairperson of Abilities Expo 2017

VisAbility Radio Host Kenneth Phua interviews Paul Jones, the Chairperson of the annual Abilities Expo 2017. They chat all about the upcoming Expo, its significance to the WA community and its mission to empower young individuals with disability. The Abilities Expo is held on the 19th September at the Crown Perth Grand Ballroom. For more information, please visit the Department of Communities, Disability Services website.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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