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    • Becoming

    • Written by: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,836
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,415
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,396

    In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • About BECOMING

    • By Annie on 2019-04-11

    Price: CDN$ 44.75

    • Can't Hurt Me

    • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
    • Written by: David Goggins
    • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,217
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,894
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,883

    For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one of the best books I've ever read (listened to)

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-12-05

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Educated

    • A Memoir
    • Written by: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,883
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,648
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,657

    Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Memoir

    • By Vicki Anderson on 2018-09-14

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • The Path Made Clear

    • Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose
    • Written by: Oprah Winfrey
    • Narrated by: Oprah Winfrey, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    Oprah Winfrey shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The audiobook’s 10 chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment and what life’s detours are there to teach us.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you're going through something-pick this up!

    • By Minny on 2019-04-29

    Price: CDN$ 21.92

    • Born a Crime

    • Stories from a South African Childhood
    • Written by: Trevor Noah
    • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,818
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,502
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,494

    One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Amazon Customer on 2017-11-10
    • Stories from a South African Childhood
    • Written by: Trevor Noah
    • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 2016-11-15
    • 5 out of 5 stars 3,818 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

    • Life Will Be the Death of Me

    • ...And You Too!
    • Written by: Chelsea Handler
    • Narrated by: Chelsea Handler
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 238

    This funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of Chelsea Handler’s year of self-discovery features a nerdily brilliant psychiatrist, a shaman, four Chow Chows, some well-placed security cameras, various family members (living and departed), friends, assistants, and a lot of edibles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great...as expected

    • By Tessa on 2019-04-17

    Price: CDN$ 30.70

    • Challenge Accepted!

    • 253 Steps to Becoming an Anti-It Girl
    • Written by: Celeste Barber
    • Narrated by: Celeste Barber
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Part memoir, part comedy routine, part advice manual, Challenge Accepted! is Celeste at her best, revealing her secrets to love, friendship, family, and marriage (oh hai, #hothusband), and how to deal with life’s many challenges - why she checks the bath for sharks, how Nutella quite literally shaped who she is as a woman, and why being famous on Instagram is like being rich in Monopoly. It’s real, like totally, really real.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered

    • The Definitive How-To Guide
    • Written by: Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark
    • Narrated by: Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark, Paul Giamatti
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation. In Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered, Karen and Georgia focus on the importance of self-advocating and valuing personal safety over being "nice" or "helpful." They delve into their own pasts, true crime stories, and beyond to discuss meaningful issues with empathy and frankness.

    Price: CDN$ 26.30

    • The Real Sherlock

    • Written by: Lucinda Hawksley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed fictional character of all time, and he has been reimagined by actors, playwrights and directors over centuries - but who is the creator behind the detective? Arthur Conan Doyle’s own life was often stranger than fiction, and his most famous characters’ stories and personalities bear more than a passing resemblance to his own life and his closest friends. Biographer and broadcaster Lucinda Hawksley gains unprecedented access to a treasure trove of Doyle’s never-before-seen personal letters and diaries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative

    • By Karen "avid reader" on 2019-04-15

    Price: CDN$ 17.76

    • Every Tool's a Hammer

    • Lessons from a Lifetime of Making
    • Written by: Adam Savage
    • Narrated by: Adam Savage
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    Adam Savage is a maker. From Chewbacca’s bandolier to a 1,000-shot Nerf gun, he has built thousands of spectacular projects as a special-effects artist and the cohost of MythBusters. Adam is also an educator, passionate about instilling the principles of making in the next generation of inventors and inspiring them to turn their curiosity into creation. In this practical and passionate guide, Adam weaves together vivid personal stories, original sketches and photographs from some of his most memorable projects, and interviews with many of his iconic and visionary friends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A valuable tool in and of itself;

    • By Nate on 2019-05-15

    Price: CDN$ 23.67

    • I Can't Make This Up

    • Life Lessons
    • Written by: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
    • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 988
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 981

    Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5☆ Book All The Way Through!

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-01-13

    Price: CDN$ 40.26

    • Braving the Wilderness

    • The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
    • Written by: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 888
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 770
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 761

    "True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wow

    • By kaleigh burnet on 2017-09-26

    Price: CDN$ 28.23

    • Trillion Dollar Coach

    • The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell
    • Written by: Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alan Eagle
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    The team behind How Google Works returns with management lessons from legendary coach and business executive Bill Campbell, whose mentoring of some of our most successful modern entrepreneurs has helped create well over a trillion dollars in market value. Bill Campbell played an instrumental role in the growth of several prominent companies, such as Google, Apple, and Intuit, fostering deep relationships with Silicon Valley visionaries, including Steve Jobs, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By FB on 2019-05-23

    Price: CDN$ 30.01

    • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

    • A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
    • Written by: Lori Gottlieb
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 46

    One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose of­fice she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • maybe I should!

    • By Louise Nicholson on 2019-04-25

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

    • Elon Musk

    • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    • Written by: Ashlee Vance
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306

    In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By Judith B on 2019-04-21
    • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    • Written by: Ashlee Vance
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 2015-05-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 348 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 45.28

    • Shoe Dog

    • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
    • Written by: Phil Knight
    • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 887
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 792
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 795

    In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional!

    • By Alex on 2017-12-02

    Price: CDN$ 37.04

    • How to Change Your Mind

    • What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
    • Written by: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 539
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 493
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 487

    When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Judge not!

    • By Brad Rudner on 2018-06-02
    • What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
    • Written by: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 2018-05-15
    • 5 out of 5 stars 539 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 39.48

    • Bad Blood

    • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    • Written by: John Carreyrou
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 700
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 636
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 637

    In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose start-up “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fund-raising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’ worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Almost could not stop listening.

    • By Amazon Customer on 2019-02-01
    • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    • Written by: John Carreyrou
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 2018-05-21
    • 5 out of 5 stars 700 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 39.48

    • The Sun Does Shine

    • Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection
    • Written by: Anthony Ray Hinton, Lara Love Hardin, Bryan Stevenson - foreword
    • Narrated by: Bryan Stevenson - foreword, Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 107

    In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only 29 years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free. But with an incompetent defense attorney and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on Death Row at Holman State Prison in despairing silence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Unimaginable becomes Reality

    • By dave on 2018-04-04

    Price: CDN$ 35.08

    • The Woo-Woo

    • How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family
    • Written by: Lindsay Wong
    • Narrated by: Eunice Wong
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    In this jaw-dropping, darkly comedic memoir, a young woman comes of age in a dysfunctional Asian family whose members blamed their woes on ghosts and demons when in fact they should have been on antipsychotic meds.    

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unforgettable

    • By Sierra Skye on 2018-11-28
    • How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family
    • Written by: Lindsay Wong
    • Narrated by: Eunice Wong
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 2018-10-30
    • 4 out of 5 stars 104 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

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