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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 2,187
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,910
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,907

    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 2,187 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 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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
    • Really entertaining

    • By K on 2019-01-17

    Price: CDN$ 27.32

    • Understanding Imperial China: Dynasties, Life, and Culture

    • Written by: Andrew R. Wilson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: The Great Courses
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    A knowledge of China's imperial history is vital for any understanding of its present, as modern China is linked in many ways to the extraordinary culture of its empire....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent social history

    • By Travers on 2018-04-18

    Price: CDN$ 46.98

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • Written by: Yuval Noah Harar
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 717
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 626
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 617

    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

    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 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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

    • The History of the Future

    • Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality
    • Written by: Blake J. Harris
    • Narrated by: Stephen Graybill
    • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The dramatic, larger-than-life true story behind the founding of Oculus and its quest for virtual reality, by the best-selling author of Console Wars....

    Price: CDN$ 52.89

    • 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 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    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

    • 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 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    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 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 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 85

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow this Harsh

    • By CJ. Peters on 2018-04-27

    Price: CDN$ 46.26

    • 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 118
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 113

    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

    • 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 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    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

    • Mythology: Mega Collection

    • Classic Stories from the Greek, Celtic, Norse, Japanese, Hindu, Chinese, Mesopotamian and Egyptian Mythology
    • Written by: Scott Lewis
    • Narrated by: Madison Niederhauser, Oliver Hunt
    • Length: 31 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Give your imagination a real treat. This Mythology: Mega Collection of eight audiobooks with more than 30 hours of listening time is for you. Discover how many wives Zeus had, how Thor got his hammer, who Loki's children are, and more....

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • 1491

    • New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
    • Written by: Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated by: Darrell Dennis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    A groundbreaking study that radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans in 1492....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lengthy for my first audio book.

    • By Swassesois on 2018-01-06
    • New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
    • Written by: Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated by: Darrell Dennis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 2016-08-29
    • 5 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 46.31

    • Five Presidents

    • My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford
    • Written by: Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings history intimately and vividly to life as he reflects on his 17 years protecting the most powerful office in the nation....

    Price: CDN$ 37.50

    • Secret Treasure of Oak Island

    • The Amazing True Story of a Centuries-Old Treasure Hunt
    • Written by: D'Arcy O'Connor
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Author D'Arcy O'Connor recounts the fascinating stories and amazing discoveries of past and current treasure seekers who have sought Oak Island's fabled treasure for over 200 years....

    Price: CDN$ 26.30

    • The Library Book

    • Written by: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • SPQR

    • A History of Ancient Rome
    • Written by: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lived every second.

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-06-12
    • A History of Ancient Rome
    • Written by: Mary Beard
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 2015-10-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 38 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 21.48

    • The History of the Ancient World

    • From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
    • Written by: Susan Wise Bauer
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • entertaining history

    • By Lucas Karperien on 2018-07-29

    Price: CDN$ 53.70

    • 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 21
    • 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 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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    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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