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    • Becoming

    • Written by: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1,826
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      5 out of 5 stars 1,814

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I tried so hard to love this book...but couldn't..

    • By Makizzo on 2019-01-28

    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 1,916
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,725
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      5 out of 5 stars 1,721

    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
    • Best "Mindset" book for any high achiever

    • By Dylan on 2018-12-09

    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 1,053
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 932
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 935

    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

    • A Sucky Love Story

    • Overcoming Unhappily Ever After
    • Written by: Brittani Louise Taylor
    • Narrated by: Brittani Louise Taylor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 323
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
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      5 out of 5 stars 285

    Where does a moderately popular internet star who never leaves her house look for potential suitors? Online. Tinder, Bumble, Match.com, OkCupid - I tried them all. My 31-year-old self clicked and swiped her little heart out, leading to more dates than I could count, and more disappointment than I was prepared for. Maybe you can relate. Maybe you know all too well the perils of modern dating. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank you

    • By Melanie on 2019-02-18

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • 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 2,952
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,712
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,708

    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 2,952 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

    • 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 430
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 388

    In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "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 fundraising 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 430 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 39.48

    • 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 692
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 616
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 616

    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 420
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 378

    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 420 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 39.48

    • 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 87
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 80
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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 must for any mercer fan

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-11-23

    Price: CDN$ 49.13

    • 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 916
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 833
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 827

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • First Audio Book

    • By Anonymous User on 2017-09-13

    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 781
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 676
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 667

    "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

    • 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 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 208

    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
    • Inspiring

    • By Kanishk on 2019-02-07
    • 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 236 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 45.28

    • I'll Be Gone in the Dark

    • One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
    • Written by: Michelle McNamara
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn - introduction, Patton Oswalt - afterword
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 568
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 503
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505

    A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade - from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunningly Written and Incredibly Illuminating

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-05-04

    Price: CDN$ 38.59

    • Beastie Boys Book

    • Written by: Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz
    • Narrated by: Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, various
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 113

    A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, an audiobook as unique as the band itself. Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam “ADROCK” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers. For more than 30 years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • phenomenal

    • By Johnny Waite on 2018-11-05

    Price: CDN$ 43.86

    • Billion Dollar Whale

    • Written by: Bradley Hope, Tom Wright
    • Narrated by: Will Collyer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    In 2009, with the dust yet to settle on the financial crisis, a baby-faced, seemingly mild-mannered Wharton grad began setting in motion a fraud of unprecedented gall and magnitude - one that would come to symbolize the next great threat to the global financial system. His name is Jho Low, a man whose behavior was so preposterous he might seem made up. An epic true tale of hubris and greed, Billion Dollar Whale reveals how this young social climber pulled off one of the biggest heists in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing story!

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-01-23

    Price: CDN$ 37.16

    • Fear

    • Trump in the White House
    • Written by: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 635
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 559
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 553

    With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely fascinating

    • By lucas simon on 2018-09-23
    • Trump in the White House
    • Written by: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 2018-09-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 635 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 35.08

    • Kitchen Confidential

    • Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
    • Written by: Anthony Bourdain
    • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 374

    Last summer, The New Yorker published chef Anthony Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Now, the author uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable audiobook, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • definitely one of my favourite books.

    • By patrick on 2018-09-29

    Price: CDN$ 28.14

    • Recovery

    • Freedom from Our Addictions
    • Written by: Russell Brand
    • Narrated by: Russell Brand
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    With a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his 14 years of recovery. Brand speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction - from drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar addictions to addictions to work, stress, bad relationships, digital media, and fame. Brand understands that addiction can take many shapes and sizes and how the process of staying clean, sane, and unhooked is a daily activity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye opening!

    • By Wordnerd on 2017-10-19
    • Freedom from Our Addictions
    • Written by: Russell Brand
    • Narrated by: Russell Brand
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 2017-10-03
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 166 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 28.21

    • Steve Jobs

    • Written by: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
    • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 200

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Black Swan’s Song

    • By syed haider ali on 2019-01-29

    Price: CDN$ 46.30

    • The Everything Store

    • Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
    • Written by: Brad Stone
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not as detailed as you'd hope.

    • By Sean Arani on 2019-01-01

    Price: CDN$ 37.71

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