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    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • Written by: Yuval Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,975
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,731
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,726

    Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'll definitely listen to this again.

    • By Shea Earl on 2017-11-25
    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • Written by: Yuval Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 2017-09-13
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1,975 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 52.59

    • Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets

    • Written by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Charming Series on Victorian History

    • By SassyKat on 2018-11-05

    Price: CDN$ 27.32

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • Written by: Yuval Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 648
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 565
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 556

    From the author of the international best seller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind comes an extraordinary new book that explores the future of the human species....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Accept minor defects and enjoy this book

    • By Anonymous User on 2017-12-10
    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • Written by: Yuval Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 2017-09-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 648 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 52.69

    • Harry Potter: A History of Magic

    • An Audio Documentary
    • Written by: Pottermore Publishing, Ben Davies
    • Narrated by: Natalie Dormer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Harry Potter: A History of Magic reveals some of the hidden stories behind real-world magic and explores some of J.K. Rowling's magical inventions alongside their folkloric, cultural and historical forebears.... 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tanya Kirk laughs way too much

    • By jessica on 2018-12-15

    Price: CDN$ 38.95

    • Guns, Germs and Steel

    • The Fate of Human Societies
    • Written by: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Guns, Germs and Steel examines the rise of civilization and the issues its development has raised throughout history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must!

    • By T King on 2018-05-18

    Price: CDN$ 42.34

    • The Gulag Archipelago, Volume l

    • The Prison Industry and Perpetual Motion
    • Written by: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 80

    In this masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn has orchestrated thousands of incidents and individual histories into one narrative of unflagging power and momentum....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible book; the reading can be improved

    • By Steve on 2018-03-14

    Price: CDN$ 46.26

    • The Devil in the White City

    • Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
    • Written by: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Thrilling tale of murder, mayhem, and the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dry non-fiction

    • By Tee on 2017-10-12

    Price: CDN$ 36.98

    • The Art of War

    • Written by: Sun Tzu
    • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • little finger

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-01-08

    Price: CDN$ 8.05

    • Accessory to War

    • The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang
    • Narrated by: Courtney B. Vance, Neil deGrasse Tyson - introduction
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mind Melting.

    • By T King on 2018-09-18

    Price: CDN$ 39.48

    • Code Name: Lise

    • The True Story of the Spy Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Woman
    • Written by: Larry Loftis
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    From internationally best-selling author of the “gripping” Into the Lion’s Mouth comes the extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II....

    • The True Story of the Spy Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Woman
    • Written by: Larry Loftis
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 2019-01-15
    • Not rated yet

    Price: CDN$ 23.67

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson’s quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged

    • By Robin on 2017-11-29

    Price: CDN$ 25.79

    • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

    • A History of Nazi Germany
    • Written by: William L. Shirer
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 57 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 97

    Since its publication in 1960, this monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A couple of flat spots but otherwise great..

    • By Paul on 2018-02-12

    Price: CDN$ 56.41

    • Ordinary Men

    • Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland
    • Written by: Christopher R. Browning, Claire Bloom - director
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Ordinary Men is the true story of Reserve Police Batallion 101 of the German Order Police, which was responsible for mass shootings as well as roundups of Jewish people....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great Topic, Poor Delivery

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-08-03

    Price: CDN$ 32.38

    • The Inconvenient Indian

    • A Curious Account of Native People in North America
    • Written by: Thomas King
    • Narrated by: Lorne Cardinal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    The Inconvenient Indian is at once a “history” and the complete subversion of a history - in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be “Indian” in North America....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mandatory listening for all Canadians

    • By m salem on 2018-05-15

    Price: CDN$ 26.30

    • Endurance

    • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
    • Written by: Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 97

    For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping tale of adventure and perseverance

    • By Amazon Customer on 2017-11-24
    • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
    • Written by: Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 2008-04-08
    • 5 out of 5 stars 101 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 30.90

    • The Library Book

    • Written by: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual false alarm....

    Price: CDN$ 35.08

    • Great Mythologies of the World

    • Written by: The Great Courses, Grant L. Voth, Julius H. Bailey, and others
    • Narrated by: Grant L. Voth, Julius H. Bailey, Kathryn McClymond, and others
    • Length: 31 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The deep-seated origins and wide-reaching lessons of ancient myths built the foundation for our modern legacies....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By oleg on 2018-09-17

    Price: CDN$ 80.58

    • The Crusades

    • The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land
    • Written by: Thomas Asbridge
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Book

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-11-18
    • The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land
    • Written by: Thomas Asbridge
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 2016-08-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 29 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 73.97

    • Unbroken

    • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
    • Written by: Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 77

    On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting, but some disgusting details

    • By Leon on 2018-04-17
    • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
    • Written by: Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 2010-11-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 82 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 47.54

    • The Strategy Collection

    • The Art of War, The Prince, and The Book of Five Rings
    • Written by: Sun Tzu, Niccolo Machiavelli, Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The Art of War, The Prince, and The Book of Five Rings are three historical pieces that deal with strategy....

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

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