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    • 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 246
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    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

    Sale price: CDN$ 0.00

    • Becoming

    • Written by: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4,185
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,727
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,707

    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 3,484
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,137
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,125

    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 2,076
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,817
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,825

    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

    • 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 4,015
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,693
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,684

    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 4,015 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

    • 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
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 267

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen

    • By Brandi on 2019-06-11

    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 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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
    • totally enjoyable

    • By Natasha Boomer on 2019-06-18

    Price: CDN$ 17.76

    • 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 355
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316

    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

    • 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 85
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 74

    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

    • Zami

    • A New Spelling of My Name
    • Written by: Audre Lorde
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Audre Lorde pioneered "biomythography" in Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, originally published in 1982. In this extraordinary tale, Lorde weaves a narrative tapestry out of the threads of her own life - from her family's immigration to New York through her own coming of age - and the lives of the women who shaped her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The American Dream, revisited

    • By Morning on 2019-06-20
    • A New Spelling of My Name
    • Written by: Audre Lorde
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 2010-02-08
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

    • 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 908
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 787
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 777

    "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

    • Rick Mercer Final Report

    • Written by: Rick Mercer
    • Narrated by: Rick Mercer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    Rick Mercer can always be relied on to provoke a strong reaction - but what he said one fall day in 2017 truly shocked Canada. In a rant posted on social media, the great Canadian satirist announced loud and clear that the 15th season of the Rick Mercer Report - the nation's best-watched and best-loved comedy show - would be the last. This volume brings together never-before-published rants from the last five seasons of the show, plus a selection of the very best rants from earlier years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A newer, truly Canadian satirist.

    • By GDokk on 2018-11-13

    Price: CDN$ 49.13

    • 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 580
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 531
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 525

    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 580 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 39.48

    • 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 400
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346

    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 400 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 924
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 824
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 827

    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

    • 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 1,125
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,029
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022

    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

    • From Here to Eternity

    • Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
    • Written by: Caitlin Doughty
    • Narrated by: Caitlin Doughty
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for their dead. In rural Indonesia, she observes a man clean and dress his grandfather's mummified body. Grandpa's mummy has lived in the family home for two years, where the family has maintained a warm and respectful relationship. She meets Bolivian natitas (cigarette-smoking, wish-granting human skulls) and introduces us to a Japanese kotsuage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Content! Stellar author.

    • By Melissa on 2018-09-19

    Price: CDN$ 28.21

    • 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 744
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 676
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 677

    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 744 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 39.48

    • Chase Darkness with Me

    • How One True Crime Writer Started Solving Murders
    • Written by: Billy Jensen, Karen Kilgariff - foreword
    • Narrated by: Karen Kilgariff, Billy Jensen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 71

    In Chase Darkness with Me, you’ll ride shotgun as journalist Billy Jensen identifies the Halloween Mask Murderer, finds a missing girl in the California Redwoods, and investigates the only other murder in New York City on 9/11. You’ll hear intimate details of the hunts for two of the most terrifying serial killers in history: his friend Michelle’s pursuit of the Golden State Killer which is chronicled in I’ll Be Gone In The Dark which Billy helped finish after Michelle’s passing, and his own quest to find the murderer of the Allenstown 4 family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a great read/listen

    • By Laure on 2019-04-24

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • 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 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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

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