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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
- Written by: Chris Hadfield
- Narrated by: Chris Hadfield
- Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
As Commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield captivated the world with stunning photos and commentary from space. Now, reading from his first book, Chris takes listeners deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible.
Lessons from Space 100% applicable on Earth
- By Adriana on 2018-09-19
Amazing listen! I would say it's more of an autobiography than a "guide to life on earth". Super interesting stories, and I did learn a little bit.
The Never-Ending Present
- The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip
- Written by: Michael Barclay
- Narrated by: George Stroumboulopoulos
- Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
In the first biography of the Tragically Hip, Michael Barclay talks to dozens of the band’s peers and friends about not just the Hip’s music, but about the opening bands, the American albatross, the band’s role in Canadian culture, and Gord Downie’s role in reconciliation with Indigenous people. When Downie announced he had terminal cancer and decided to take the Hip on the road one more time, the tour became another Terry Fox moment; this time, Canadians got to witness an embattled hero reach the finish line.
Loved the band, loved the book!
- By Susan Visser on 2018-09-18
Great Listen for Hip Fans
George did a great job with the narration.
I was left wanting more stories about the Hip and wanted to hear the story behind more Hip songs.
Also wish politics were left out of it. At times it felt like there was a Liberal agenda being pushed. That was off-putting.