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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 3,229
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,871
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,855

    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
    • inspiring

    • By sheena on 2019-02-18

    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 2,789
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,514
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,505

    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

    • 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 86
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 76

    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

    • Educated

    • A Memoir
    • Written by: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,607
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,412
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,419

    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 3,509
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,228
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,222

    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 3,509 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

    • 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 62
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 52

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not for me. Too spiritual.

    • By NA on 2019-03-27

    Price: CDN$ 21.92

    • 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 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    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
    • Loved this book

    • By Rebecca on 2019-04-16

    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
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Price: CDN$ 30.01

    • Next Level Basic

    • The Definitive Basic Bitch Handbook
    • Written by: Stassi Schroeder
    • Narrated by: Stassi Schroeder
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Discover how to embrace your best basic self in this laugh-out-loud funny guide from the breakout star of Bravo’s hit reality show Vanderpump Rules, perfect for fans of the relatable and entertaining books by the Betches and Andi Dorfman.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Basic and Proud

    • By Emily Nicole on 2019-04-17

    Price: CDN$ 21.30

    • The Real Sherlock

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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the band, loved the book!

    • By Susan Visser on 2018-09-18

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • 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 1,021
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 933
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 926

    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

    • This Team Is Ruining My Life (But I Love Them)

    • How I Became a Professional Hockey Fan
    • Written by: Steve "Dangle" Glynn
    • Narrated by: Steve "Dangle" Glynn
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 36

    How do you turn ranting about hockey into a career? Steve “Dangle” Glynn is a YouTuber, podcaster, and sports personality from Toronto who managed to turn a 16-second online rant about the Maple Leafs into a career in sports media. From video blogging in his parents’ house at 19 to yelling on televisions across Canada at 28, Dangle has been involved with some of the most important sports companies in the country. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Is this the best book to ever exist?!?!

    • By alex leblanc on 2019-04-09

    Price: CDN$ 24.55

    • 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 608
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 551
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 551

    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 608 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 819
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 729
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 731

    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

    • Cat and Nat's Mom Truths

    • Embarrassing Stories and Brutally Honest Advice on the Extremely Real Struggle of Motherhood
    • Written by: Catherine Belknap, Natalie Telfer
    • Narrated by: Catherine Belknap, Natalie Telfer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Hilarious best friends Cat and Nat created a massive online community of moms by sharing their ultra-real and just a bit R-rated dispatches from the mom trenches. From what not to eat a few days after giving birth (chicken wings) to the most effective ways to dodge post-partum sex, Cat & Nat’s Mom Truths shares everything no one will tell you about having kids. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing

    • By Amazon Customer on 2019-04-12

    Price: CDN$ 30.70

    • 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 303
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good read

    • By Kevin Troughton on 2019-04-18
    • 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 303 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 45.28

    • Tim Cook

    • The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level
    • Written by: Leander Kahney
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The death of Steve Jobs left a gaping void at one of the most innovative companies of all time. Jobs wasn't merely Apple's iconic founder and CEO; he was the living embodiment of a global megabrand. It was hard to imagine that anyone could fill his shoes - especially not Tim Cook, the intensely private executive who many thought of as Apple's "operations drone". But seven years later, as journalist Leander Kahney reveals in this definitive audiobook, things at Apple couldn't be better. 

    • The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level
    • Written by: Leander Kahney
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 2019-04-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Price: CDN$ 35.09

    • 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 491
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 449
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 444

    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 491 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 39.48

    • WOLFPACK

    • How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game
    • Written by: Abby Wambach
    • Narrated by: Abby Wambach
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Based on her inspiring, viral 2018 commencement speech to Barnard College’s graduates in New York City, New York Times best-selling author, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and FIFA World Cup champion Abby Wambach delivers her empowering rally cry for women to unleash their individual power, unite with their pack, and emerge victorious together.  

    • How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game
    • Written by: Abby Wambach
    • Narrated by: Abby Wambach
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Release date: 2019-04-09
    • 5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 17.53

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