Scotiabank Giller Prize

Scotiabank Giller Prize

The Scotiabank Giller Prize, founded in 1994, is the leading literary prize in the country, highlighting the best in Canadian fiction. A jury of five Canadian and international writers select a longlist of 10 books, then winnow it down to five and finally select a winner at a gala ceremony every November. Below, you'll find some of the winning titles available in audio.
    • Washington Black

    • Written by: Esi Edugyan
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453

    When two English brothers arrive at a Barbados sugar plantation, they bring with them a darkness beyond what the slaves have already known. Washington Black - an 11-year-old field slave - is horrified to find himself chosen to live in the quarters of one of these men....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome!

    • By Louise White on 2018-11-13

    Price: CDN$ 38.59

    • Bellevue Square

    • Written by: Michael Redhill
    • Narrated by: Sarah Mennell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 164

    A darkly comic literary thriller about a woman who fears for her sanity - and then her life - when she learns that her doppelganger has appeared in a local park....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Mind-Bending Must Read!

    • By Amazon Customer on 2017-11-20

    Price: CDN$ 50.81

    • Do Not Say We Have Nothing

    • Written by: Madeleine Thien
    • Narrated by: Angela Lin
    • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations - those who lived through Mao's Cultural Revolution in the mid-20th century....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Like Slow Poetry

    • By Tee on 2018-04-02

    Price: CDN$ 50.93

    • Fifteen Dogs

    • Written by: André Alexis
    • Narrated by: André Alexis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    A bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto veterinary clinic....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, but...

    • By Vanessa on 2018-08-13

    Price: CDN$ 24.12

    • Us Conductors

    • Written by: Sean Michaels
    • Narrated by: Steve Coulter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Locked in a cabin aboard a ship bearing him back to Russia and away from the love of his life, Lev Sergeyvich Termen begins to type his story....

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

    • Hellgoing

    • Stories
    • Written by: Lynn Coady
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    With astonishing range and depth, Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Lynn Coady gives us nine unforgettable new stories, each one of them grabbing our attention from the first line....

    • Stories
    • Written by: Lynn Coady
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 2017-07-19
    • 4 out of 5 stars 4 ratings
    • 2013 winner

    Price: CDN$ 26.54

    • 419

    • Written by: Will Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Will Ferguson takes listeners deep into the labyrinth of lies that is 419, winner of the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • At first I wasn’t sure-but then I fell in love!

    • By Travelmug on 2018-02-26

    Price: CDN$ 37.04

    • The Sentimentalists

    • Written by: Johanna Skibsrud
    • Narrated by: Celeste Ciulla, Joey Collins, Greg Steinbruner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Johanna Skibsrud won the Scotiabank Giller Prize for this compelling debut novel. Napoleon Haskell lives in Casablanca, Ontario, on the shores of a man-made lake that covers the remains of the former town....

    Price: CDN$ 37.04

    • Through Black Spruce

    • Written by: Joseph Boyden
    • Narrated by: James Jenner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Cree bush pilot Will Bird lies comatose in a hospital, while his wayward niece Annie arrives to sit in silent vigil by his side....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • timely statement of where we are

    • By Gayle on 2018-09-14

    Price: CDN$ 42.33

    • Late Nights on Air

    • Written by: Elizabeth Hay
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Hay
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Harry Boyd, a hard-bitten refugee from failure in Toronto television, has returned to a small radio station in the Canadian North. There, in Yellowknife, in the summer of 1975, he falls in love with a voice on air, though the real woman is both a surprise and even more than he imagined....

    Price: CDN$ 26.30

    • Runaway

    • Stories
    • Written by: Alice Munro
    • Narrated by: Kymberly Dakin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    The stories in this collection are about women of all ages and circumstances. The runaway of the title story is a young woman who is incapable of leaving her husband....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories, one quibble on good narration

    • By Elizabeth Theis on 2018-09-18
    • Stories
    • Written by: Alice Munro
    • Narrated by: Kymberly Dakin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 2008-10-22
    • 4 out of 5 stars 18 ratings
    • 2004 winner

    Price: CDN$ 27.75

    • The Polished Hoe

    • Written by: Austin Clarke
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 18 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 14

    Winner of both the Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, The Polished Hoe is acclaimed author Austin Clarke's masterpiece....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • One of the worst audio books ever.

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-10-26

    Price: CDN$ 50.93

    • Barney's Version

    • Written by: Mordecai Richler
    • Narrated by: Graham Abbey
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Barney Panofsky - Canadian expat, wily lover of women, writer, television producer, raconteur - is finally putting pen to paper so he can rebut the charges about him made in his rival’s autobiography....

    Price: CDN$ 40.26

    • Alias Grace

    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Sarah Gadon, Margaret Atwood
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351

    It's 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it.

    • By Amazon Customer on 2017-11-16

    Price: CDN$ 53.70

    • A Fine Balance

    • Written by: Rohinton Mistry
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
    • Length: 25 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recall the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India. The time is 1975....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Research before you buy #Audible1

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-13

    Price: CDN$ 62.60