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    • 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
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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. 

    Regular price: CDN$ 37.53

    • A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World

    • Written by: David Spade
    • Narrated by: David Spade
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Written and performed for the Audible experience, Spade’s new comic memoir takes listeners along for the sometimes embarrassing and always hilarious ride of getting older in our fleeting “Snapchat World”. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilar as usual

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-07-20

    Regular price: CDN$ 37.53

    • 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 1,233
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,134
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,132

    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 1,233 ratings

    Regular price: CDN$ 33.01

    • Kitchen Confidential

    • Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
    • Written by: Anthony Bourdain
    • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 140

    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
    • best kitchen book

    • By Matthew Jack on 2018-03-30

    Regular price: CDN$ 28.14

    • How to Change Your Mind

    • Written by: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    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

    Regular price: CDN$ 39.48

    • Calypso

    • Written by: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And it's as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation - and dark humor - toward middle age and mortality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sedaris at his best: older, warmer, more personal

    • By Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod, author of the Seven Day Manuscript Machine and Writing the Bible for Kids on 2018-05-30

    Regular price: CDN$ 38.59

    • Bad Blood

    • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    • Written by: John Carreyrou
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 51

    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
    • RIVETTING!

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-07-13
    • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    • Written by: John Carreyrou
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 2018-05-21
    • 5 out of 5 stars 57 ratings

    Regular price: CDN$ 39.48

    • I Can't Make This Up

    • Life Lessons
    • Written by: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
    • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 521
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 475
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473

    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

    Regular 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 541
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 466
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461

    "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

    Regular price: CDN$ 28.23

    • 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 309
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      5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 280

    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

    Regular price: CDN$ 37.04

    • 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, Patton Oswalt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
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      5 out of 5 stars 330

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Confusing as an audiobook

    • By Odell Saliga on 2018-05-17

    Regular price: CDN$ 38.59

    • Forgiveness

    • A Gift from My Grandparents
    • Written by: Mark Sakamoto
    • Narrated by: Geoff Sugiyama
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    When the Second World War broke out, Ralph MacLean chose to escape his troubled life on the Magdalen Islands in eastern Canada and volunteer to serve his country overseas. Meanwhile, in Vancouver, Mitsue Sakamoto saw her family and her stable community torn apart after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Canada picked wrong

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-05-31

    Regular price: CDN$ 26.81

    • West Cork

    • Written by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
    • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 811
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 725
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 723

    This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It was really good!

    • By AmyLee on 2018-02-19

    Regular price: CDN$ 40.31

    • Medium Raw

    • A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
    • Written by: Anthony Bourdain
    • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    In the 10 years since his classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out, much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business and for Anthony Bourdain. Medium Raw explores those changes, tracking Bourdain's strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood. Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he's seen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We may never see his like again

    • By Adam Drew on 2018-07-16

    Regular price: CDN$ 40.74

    • Leonardo da Vinci

    • Written by: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
    • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Describe the tongue of the woodpecker....

    • By Stewart Walter Cattroll on 2018-03-30

    Regular price: CDN$ 47.03

    • A Higher Loyalty

    • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
    • Written by: James Comey
    • Narrated by: James Comey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 362
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 317

    In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hear it from the man himself

    • By Caledonia43 on 2018-04-18

    Regular price: CDN$ 35.08

    • Bossypants

    • Written by: Tina Fey
    • Narrated by: Tina Fey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By experience umugwaneza on 2018-07-19
    • Written by: Tina Fey
    • Narrated by: Tina Fey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 2011-04-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 149 ratings

    Regular price: CDN$ 41.38

    • Why Not Me?

    • Written by: Mindy Kaling
    • Narrated by: Mindy Kaling, Greg Daniels, B. J. Novak
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    In Why Not Me? Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it's falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or, most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you're constantly reminded that no one looks like you.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • funny!

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-05-19

    Regular price: CDN$ 27.79

    • The Last Black Unicorn

    • Written by: Tiffany Haddish
    • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228

    Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Overwhelmed

    • By Anonymous User on 2017-12-16

    Regular price: CDN$ 22.85

    • Steve Jobs

    • Written by: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
    • Length: 25 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 86

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book about a horrible person

    • By Kia on 2018-07-15

    Regular price: CDN$ 46.30

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