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    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • Written by: Yuval Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,964
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      5 out of 5 stars 2,568
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,559

    In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical - and sometimes devastating - breakthroughs of the cognitive, agricultural, and scientific revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'll definitely listen to this again.

    • By Shea Earl on 2017-11-25
    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • Written by: Yuval Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 2017-09-13
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2,964 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 48.81

    • Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets

    • Written by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
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    On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really entertaining

    • By K on 2019-01-17

    Price: CDN$ 27.32

    • The Mueller Report

    • The Findings of the Special Counsel Investigation
    • Written by: Robert S. Mueller III, Special Counsel's Office U.S. Department of Justice
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett, Victor Bevine
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The wait is over. After a two-year investigation, the results of The Mueller Report have been released to the public. Now listen to an audio version of one of the most talked about government documents in history. These are the redacted findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team, which was tasked with investigating Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections, including exploring any links or coordination between President Donald J. Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • do you know the way 2 obstruction of justice

    • By John McDougall on 2019-05-06

    Price: CDN$ 0.00

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • Written by: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 975
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 845
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 836

    Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams, and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Accept minor defects and enjoy this book

    • By Anonymous User on 2017-12-10

    Price: CDN$ 48.81

    • Midnight in Chernobyl

    • Written by: Adam Higginbotham
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 43
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      5 out of 5 stars 38

    April 25, 1986 in Chernobyl was a turning point in world history. The disaster not only changed the world’s perception of nuclear power and the science that spawned it, but also our understanding of the planet’s delicate ecology. With the images of the abandoned homes and playgrounds beyond the barbed wire of the 30-kilometer Exclusion Zone, the rusting graveyards of contaminated trucks and helicopters, the farmland lashed with black rain, the event fixed for all time the notion of radiation as an invisible killer. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hair raising

    • By Dmitry on 2019-05-15

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act

    • Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality
    • Written by: Bob Joseph
    • Narrated by: Sage Isaac
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Based on a viral article, 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act is the essential guide to understanding the legal document and its repercussion on generations of Indigenous peoples, written by a leading cultural sensitivity trainer. The Indian Act, after 141 years, continues to shape, control, and constrain the lives and opportunities of Indigenous peoples, and is at the root of many lasting stereotypes. 

    Price: CDN$ 18.74

    • America Before

    • Written by: Graham Hancock
    • Narrated by: Graham Hancock
    • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    The concluding volume of the Fingerprints of the Gods trilogy. Could shattering secrets about the deep past of humanity await discovery in North America? Until very recently there was almost universal agreement amongst scientists that human beings first entered the Americas from Siberia around 13,000 years ago by walking into Alaska across the Bering landbridge. Thanks to scientific advances, and to archaeological and geological discoveries, we now know that the Americas were populated by humans for tens of thousands of years before the previously accepted date.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating book

    • By Amazon Customer on 2019-05-06

    Price: CDN$ 34.16

    • Fingerprints of the Gods

    • The Quest Continues
    • Written by: Graham Hancock
    • Narrated by: Graham Hancock
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    Fingerprints of the Gods is the revolutionary rewrite of history that has persuaded millions of listeners throughout the world to change their preconceptions about the history behind modern society. An intellectual detective story, this unique history audiobook directs probing questions at orthodox history, presenting disturbing new evidence that historians have tried - but failed - to explain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • spectacular

    • By Anonymous User on 2017-09-21

    Price: CDN$ 32.94

    • Guns, Germs and Steel

    • The Fate of Human Societies
    • Written by: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    Having done field work in New Guinea for more than 30 years, Jared Diamond presents the geographical and ecological factors that have shaped the modern world. From the viewpoint of an evolutionary biologist, he highlights the broadest movements both literal and conceptual on every continent since the Ice Age, and examines societal advances such as writing, religion, government, and technology.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must!

    • By T King on 2018-05-18

    Price: CDN$ 40.04

    • Surprise, Kill, Vanish

    • The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins
    • Written by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 28
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      5 out of 5 stars 27

    From Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen, the untold story of the CIA's secret paramilitary units.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating!

    • By SL_TO on 2019-06-10

    Price: CDN$ 38.59

    • The Art of War

    • Written by: Sun Tzu
    • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age, with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • little finger

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-01-08

    Price: CDN$ 12.47

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • Written by: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson’s quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. His challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. It's not so much about what we know, as about how we know what we know.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged

    • By Robin on 2017-11-29

    Price: CDN$ 25.79

    • Say Nothing

    • A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
    • Written by: Patrick Radden Keefe
    • Narrated by: Matthew Blaney
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      5 out of 5 stars 39

    In December 1972, Jean McConville, a 38-year-old mother of 10, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as "The Troubles". Everyone in the neighborhood knew the IRA was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach. McConville's children knew it was their mother.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • it said alot - very informative

    • By Amazon Customer on 2019-06-09

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Upheaval

    • Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
    • Written by: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In his earlier best sellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, in the final audiobook in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crisis through selective change - a coping mechanism more commonly associated with personal trauma.  

    • Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
    • Written by: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 2019-05-07
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 43.85

    • The Inconvenient Indian

    • A Curious Account of Native People in North America
    • Written by: Thomas King
    • Narrated by: Lorne Cardinal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
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      5 out of 5 stars 118
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    The Inconvenient Indian is at once a “history” and the complete subversion of a history - in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be “Indian” in North America. Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, this book distills the insights gleaned from that meditation, weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must listen!

    • By Erin M. Naef on 2018-06-07

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Operation Paperclip

    • The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America
    • Written by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Drawing on exclusive interviews with dozens of Paperclip family members, colleagues, and interrogators, and with access to German archival documents (including papers made available to her by direct descendants of the Third Reich's ranking members), files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, and lost dossiers discovered at the National Archives and Harvard University, Annie Jacobsen follows more than a dozen German scientists through their postwar lives and into one of the most complex, nefarious, and jealously guarded government secrets of the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent audiobook

    • By JAH on 2019-05-25

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Spy and the Traitor

    • Written by: Ben MacIntyre
    • Narrated by: Ben Macintyre
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 68
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      5 out of 5 stars 60

    On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely amazing book

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-10-11

    Price: CDN$ 32.79

    • Area 51

    • An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
    • Written by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 11

    Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it. Some claim it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, and nuclear facilities. Others believe that the lunar landing was filmed there. The prevalence of these rumors stems from the fact that no credible insider has ever divulged the truth about his time inside the base. Until now.

    • An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
    • Written by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 2011-05-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Harry Potter: A History of Magic

    • An Audio Documentary
    • Written by: Pottermore Publishing, Ben Davies
    • Narrated by: Natalie Dormer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 93

    The history of magic is as long as time and as wide as the world. In every culture, in every age, in every place and, probably, in every heart, there is magic. Harry Potter: A History of Magic reveals some of the hidden stories behind real-world magic and explores some of J.K. Rowling's magical inventions alongside their folkloric, cultural and historical forebears.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Almost perfect

    • By Amanda Merrin on 2019-03-04

    Price: CDN$ 38.95

    • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

    • A History of Nazi Germany
    • Written by: William L. Shirer
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 57 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 144
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      5 out of 5 stars 144

    Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exactly what I was looking for.

    • By Emma Cloutier on 2019-05-01

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

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