Book Readings

Vision Australia Radio offers a range of book readings from novels, biographies, history – and the odd curiosity:

  • Something Novel - Novels, Monday to Friday 4:30pm repeated 10:30pm
  • Book at Bedtime – Novels, Monday to Friday 10:00pm
  • Stories of our Lives – History, Sunday 7:00pm
  • Sunday Book at Bedtime – various genres, Sunday 10:00pm

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Something Novel - Novels, Monday to Friday 4:00pm repeated 10:30pm

Currently on Something Novel: We Who Hunt the Hollow by Kate Murray.


Seventeen-year-old Priscilla Daalman’s entire family are Hollow Warriors – legendary monster hunters charged with killing evil beasts from beyond our universe. She’s desperate to live up to that legacy, but she’s convinced neither she, nor her superpower – the ability to sense Hollow energy – is up to the task.

But when Priscilla attempts a desperate ritual to enhance her abilities, she accidentally triggers a frightening new power: the power to summon monsters from the Hollow itself. Now, Priscilla must protect her loved ones – her heartbroken ex-girlfriend, her mysterious new boyfriend, even her fierce warrior family – from supernatural monsters, and also from herself. Because if her power gets out, all hell will break loose … and Priscilla will risk losing everything.

Book at Bedtime – Novels, Monday to Friday 10:00pm

Currently on Book at Bedtime: Paper Paradise: Confessions of a Rock 'n' Roll Survivor by Glenn Wheatley


This is a story of a true rock n roll survivor, Glenn Wheatley, who went from a working class childhood to rock n roll stardom in the 1960s and early 1970s as a member of one of Australia's most successful early rock and roll bands, the Masters' Apprentices, recently immortalised in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

From rock star to celebrity manager in the 1970s he built the careers of some of the most popular bands here and in the United States, including Little River Band, friend and fellow survivor John Farnham, top entertainers and sports personalities. In the 1980s he became a pioneer of FM radio, recording producer and a millionaire entrepreneur, complete with all the trappings - a celebrity wife, a Toorak mansion with a $50,000 barbacue and a Port Douglas condo next door to his mate Christopher Skase - a business wheeler and dealer and listed in the BRW"S Top 200 and tipped to become one of the most powerful people in the music industry and pioneer of FM radio, to a bankrupt.

Then he lost it all, living hand to mouth for six long years. Once over, he brushed himself off and began the long climb back to the top. Today he is free of his creditors and planning bigger and better things.

Stories of our Lives – History, Sunday 7:00pm

Currently on Stories Of Our Lives: The Edward Street Baby Farm by Stella Budrikis.


In 1907, Perth woman Alice Mitchell was arrested for the murder of five-month-old Ethel Booth. During the inquest and subsequent trial, the state's citizens were horrified to learn that at least 37 infants had died in Mitchell's care in the previous six years. It became clear that she had been running a 'baby farm', making a profit out of caring for the children of single mothers and other 'unfortunate women'.

The Alice Mitchell murder trial gripped the city of Perth and the nation. This book retraces this infamous 'baby farm' tragedy, which led to legislative changes to protect children's welfare.

Sunday Book at Bedtime – various genres, Sunday 10:00pm

Currently on Sunday Book at Bedtime: Provocateur: A Life of Ideas in Action by Clive Hamilton.


Clive Hamilton AM FRSA is an Australian public intellectual and Professor of Public Ethics at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics and the Vice-Chancellor's Chair in Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University. He is a member of the Board of the Climate Change Authority of the Australian Government, and is the Founder and former Executive Director of The Australia Institute. He regularly appears in the Australian media and contributes to public policy debates. Hamilton was granted the award of Member of the Order of Australia on 8 June 2009 for "service to public debate and policy development, particularly in the fields of climate change, sustainability and societal trends".

A range of book readings from novels, biographies, history – and the odd curiosity.