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    • The Forgotten Soldier

    • Written by: Guy Sajer
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Guy Sajer joins the infantry full of ideals in the summer of 1942, the German army is enjoying unparalleled success in Russia. However, he quickly finds that for the foot soldier the glory of military success hides a much harsher reality of hunger, fatigue, and constant deprivation. Posted to the elite Grosse Deutschland division, he enters a violent and remorseless world where all youthful hope is gradually ground down, and all that matters is the brute will to survive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing book

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-01-02

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Autobiography of George Müller

    • Written by: George Müller
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Through faith in the Lord Jesus alone can we obtain forgiveness of our sins and be at peace with God; but, believing in Jesus, we become, through this very faith, the children of God; have God as our Father; and may come to him for all the temporal and spiritual blessings we need. When he trusted in an extraordinary God, George Müller discovered endless possibilities and helped thousands of people throughout his lifetime.

    Price: CDN$ 37.59

    • Augustus

    • First Emperor of Rome
    • Written by: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 18 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Caesar Augustus's story, one of the most riveting in western history, is filled with drama and contradiction, risky gambles and unexpected success. He began as a teenage warlord, whose only claim to power was as the heir of the murdered Julius Caesar. Mark Antony dubbed him "a boy who owes everything to a name," but in the years to come the youth outmaneuvered all the older and more experienced politicians and was the last man standing in 30 BC.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great content and great as an audiobook

    • By Luc Briedé-Cooper on 2018-07-19

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Anger Is an Energy

    • My Life Uncensored
    • Written by: John Lydon
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    John Lydon is an icon - one of the most recognizable and influential cultural figures of the last 40 years. As Johnny Rotten, he was the lead singer of the Sex Pistols, the world's most notorious band. The Pistols shot to fame in the mid-1970s with songs such as "Anarchy in the U.K." and "God Save the Queen". So incendiary was their impact at the time that in their native England, the Houses of Parliament questioned whether they violated the Traitors and Treasons Act.

    Price: CDN$ 50.93

    • Gandhi

    • The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948
    • Written by: Ramachandra Guha
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 36 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This volume opens with Mohandas Gandhi's arrival in Bombay in January 1915 and takes us through his epic struggles over the next three decades. In reconstructing Gandhi's life and work, author Ramachandra Guha has drawn on 60 different archival collections. Using this wealth of material, Guha creates a portrait of Gandhi and of those closest to him that illuminates the complexity inside his thinking, his motives, his actions, and their outcomes as he engaged with every important aspect of social and public life in the India of his time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narration by a British narrator

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-04-14
    • The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948
    • Written by: Ramachandra Guha
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 36 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 2019-03-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Dog Who Could Fly

    • The Incredible True Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who Flew at His Side
    • Written by: Damien Lewis
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An instant hit in the UK, this is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts-ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend. In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey that would turn them into lifelong friends.

    • The Incredible True Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who Flew at His Side
    • Written by: Damien Lewis
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 2014-06-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Price: CDN$ 37.04

    • Beyond the Last Path

    • A Buchenwald Survivor's Story
    • Written by: Eugene Weinstock
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    This is the story of No. 22483, who had been shipped from Belgium to Buchenwald. It records what he saw and felt during his calvary from Antwerp to the Malin distribution camp in France and from there to the extermination camp of Buchenwald. He was one of the few people who both entered a Nazi concentration camp and left again. This is his remarkable personal story that records his experiences of one of the most harrowing events in human history.

    Price: CDN$ 21.92

    • Gandhi Before India

    • Written by: Ramachandra Guha
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ramachandra Guha takes us from Gandhi's birth in 1869 through his upbringing in Gujarat, his two years as a student in London, and his two decades as a lawyer and community organizer in South Africa. Guha has uncovered myriad previously untapped documents, including private papers of Gandhi's contemporaries. Using this wealth of material in an exuberant, brilliantly nuanced and detailed narrative, Guha describes the social, political, and personal worlds inside of which Gandhi began the journey that would earn him the honorific Mahatma: "Great Soul".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting.

    • By McAvoy K on 2019-07-17

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Journal of John Wesley

    • Written by: John Wesley
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    John Wesley was an 18th-century preacher, theologian, and cleric who helped found the Methodist movement with his brother, Charles. Arguably one of the most important Christian voices of his day, Wesley wrote in his journal on a daily basis, capturing his views, thoughts, feelings, and prayers on paper to share with the world. The journal contains 50 years' worth of this great man's reflections and experiences and is widely considered one of the great spiritual classics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What an amazing man of God!

    • By Sonja W on 2019-01-25

    Price: CDN$ 37.01

    • Rome's Last Citizen

    • The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar
    • Written by: Rob Goodman, Jimmy Soni
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Marcus Porcius Cato: aristocrat who walked barefoot and slept on the ground with his troops, political heavyweight who cultivated the image of a Stoic philosopher, a hardnosed defender of tradition who presented himself as a man out of the sacred Roman past-and the last man standing when Rome's Republic fell to tyranny. His blood feud with Caesar began in the chamber of the Senate, played out on the battlefields of a world war, and ended when he took his own life rather than live under a dictator.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Letters of Samuel Rutherford

    • Written by: Samuel Rutherford
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 33 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The 17th-century devotional letters of Samuel Rutherford, most of which were written during imprisonment for the sake of the gospel, are presented for the edification of a new generation of listeners. Published more than 350 years ago, The Letters of Samuel Rutherford has been a source of encouragement and inspiration for Christians throughout the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • truly heart warming

    • By Sam on 2018-08-30

    Price: CDN$ 61.12

    • Unmasked

    • A Memoir
    • Written by: Andrew Lloyd Webber
    • Narrated by: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the most successful and distinguished artists of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber has reigned over the musical theatre world for nearly five decades. The winner of numerous awards, including multiple Tonys and an Oscar, Lloyd Webber has enchanted millions worldwide with his music and numerous hit shows, including Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and School of Rock. In Unmasked, written in his own inimitable, quirky voice, the revered, award-winning composer takes stock of his achievements.

    Price: CDN$ 27.81

    • Jonathan Swift

    • The Reluctant Rebel
    • Written by: John Stubbs
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 31 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jonathan Swift's world-famous books - from Gulliver's Travels to A Modest Proposal - are unparalleled in their piercing critique of modern society. Half-orphaned, a Dubliner by birth, but a man who would always insist he was English, Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was a figure of great contradictions.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • One Soldier's War

    • Written by: Arkady Babchenko, Nick Allen - translator
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1995, Arkady Babchenko was an 18-year-old law student in Moscow when he was drafted into the Russian army and sent to Chechnya. It was the beginning of a torturous journey from naïve conscript to hardened soldier that took Babchenko from the front lines of the first Chechen War in 1995 to the second in 1999. He fought in major cities and tiny hamlets, from the bombed-out streets of Grozny to anonymous mountain villages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing he puts you right there in chechnya

    • By Thebriggs on 2019-01-20

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

    • Dominion

    • The History of England Series, Book 5
    • Written by: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Spanning the end of the Regency, Ackroyd takes listeners from the accession of the profligate George IV, whose government was steered by Lord Liverpool, whose face was set against reform, to the "Sailor King" William IV, whose reign saw the modernization of the political system and the abolition of slavery. But it was the accession of Queen Victoria, at only 18 years old, that sparked an era of enormous innovation. Technological progress - from steam railways to the first telegram - swept the nation, and the finest inventions were showcased at the first Great Exhibition in 1851.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Orpheus Clock

    • The Search for My Family's Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis
    • Written by: Simon Goodman
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Gutmanns, as they were known, rose from a small Bohemian hamlet to become one of Germany's most powerful banking families. They also amassed a magnificent, world-class art collection that included works by Degas, Renoir, Botticelli, Guardi, and many, many others. But the Nazi regime snatched from them everything they had worked to build: their remarkable art, their immense wealth, their prominent social standing, and their very lives.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Philip Larkin

    • Life, Art and Love
    • Written by: James Booth
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Philip Larkin (1922-1985) is one of the most beloved poets in English. Yet after his death a largely negative image of the man himself took hold; he has been portrayed as a racist, a misogynist and a narcissist. Now Larkin scholar James Booth, for seventeen years a colleague of the poet's at the University of Hull, offers a very different portrait. Drawn from years of research and a wide variety of Larkin's friends and correspondents, this is the most comprehensive portrait of the poet yet published.

    Price: CDN$ 39.63

    • Escape from Stalag Luft III

    • The Memoir of Jens Muller
    • Written by: Jens Muller, Asgeir Ueland - introduction, Jon Muller - foreword
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jens Müller was one of only three men who successfully escaped from Stalag Luft III in March 1944 - the break that later became the basis for the famous film The Great Escape. In this vivid, informative memoir, Müller details what life in the camp was like, how the escapes were planned and executed, and the story of his personal breakout and success reaching the RAF Leuchars base in Scotland. 

    Price: CDN$ 18.74

    • Lucy in the Mind of Lennon

    • Written by: Tim Kasser
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since John Lennon composed "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" in early 1967, fans and music critics alike have argued over the meaning of the song. Is it about drugs? Is it just a lyrical response to a drawing given Lennon by his 4-year-old son Julian? Is there some deeper meaning? Professor Tim Kasser goes beyond speculative explanations by applying innovative psychological methods to the song's lyrics and music. He deeply analyzes the song's linguistic structure, its basic theme, and the way its words and music had been used by Lennon in earlier songs.

    Price: CDN$ 16.12

    • One Lucky Bastard

    • Tales from Tinseltown
    • Written by: Sir Roger Moore
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a career that spans over seven decades, Roger Moore has been at the very heart of Hollywood. Of course, he's an actor who has starred in films that have made him famous the world over; but he is also a tremendous prankster, joker, and raconteur. Despite the fact that he is widely known as one of the nicest guys in the business, on and off the screen he has always been up for some fun.

    Price: CDN$ 35.18

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