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    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • Written by: Yuval Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,190

    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 17 mins
    • Release date: 2017-09-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352 ratings

    Regular price: CDN$ 52.59

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • Written by: Yuval Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 435
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 382

    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
    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • Written by: Yuval Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 2017-09-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 435 ratings

    Regular price: CDN$ 52.69

    • Accessory to War

    • The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
    • Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang
    • Narrated by: Courtney B. Vance, Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and the knowledge flows in both directions", say the authors, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mind Melting.

    • By T King on 2018-09-18

    Regular price: CDN$ 39.48

    • 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 114
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    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

    Regular price: CDN$ 8.05

    • 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 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    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

    Regular price: CDN$ 25.79

    • 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 70
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      4 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    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

    Regular price: CDN$ 42.34

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 46
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      5 out of 5 stars 43

    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

    Regular price: CDN$ 26.30

    • The Gulag Archipelago, Volume l

    • The Prison Industry and Perpetual Motion
    • Written by: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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    In this masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn has orchestrated thousands of incidents and individual histories into one narrative of unflagging power and momentum. Written in a tone that encompasses Olympian wrath, bitter calm, savage irony, and sheer comedy, it combines history, autobiography, documentary, and political analysis as it examines in its totality the Soviet apparatus of repression from its inception following the October Revolution of 1917.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible book; the reading can be improved

    • By Steve on 2018-03-14

    Regular price: CDN$ 46.26

    • 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 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 72
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A couple of flat spots but otherwise great..

    • By Paul on 2018-02-12

    Regular price: CDN$ 56.41

    • The Operator

    • Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
    • Written by: Robert O'Neill
    • Narrated by: Robert O'Neill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 61
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      5 out of 5 stars 58

    Stirringly evocative, thought provoking, and often jaw dropping, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring 400-mission career that included his involvement in attempts to rescue "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book

    • By Adam Casswell on 2018-07-21
    • Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
    • Written by: Robert O'Neill
    • Narrated by: Robert O'Neill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 2017-04-25
    • 5 out of 5 stars 61 ratings

    Regular price: CDN$ 37.62

    • 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 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    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

    Regular price: CDN$ 32.94

    • 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 108
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    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

    • The Indifferent Stars Above

    • The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride
    • Written by: Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    In this gripping narrative, New York Times best-selling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most infamous events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah's journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly Riveting

    • By Cory M. on 2018-09-13

    Regular price: CDN$ 41.67

    • Great Mythologies of the World

    • Written by: The Great Courses, Grant L. Voth, Julius H. Bailey, and others
    • Narrated by: Grant L. Voth, Julius H. Bailey, Kathryn McClymond, and others
    • Length: 31 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    The deep-seated origins and wide-reaching lessons of ancient myths built the foundation for our modern legacies. Explore the mythologies of Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Learn what makes these stories so important, distinctive, and able to withstand the test of time. Discover how, despite geographical implausibilities, many myths from across the oceans share themes, morals, and archetypes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By oleg on 2018-09-17

    Regular price: CDN$ 80.58

    • The Devil in the White City

    • Written by: Erik Larson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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    In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dry non-fiction

    • By Tee on 2017-10-12

    Regular price: CDN$ 36.98

    • The Russia Hoax

    • The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump
    • Written by: Gregg Jarrett
    • Narrated by: Charles Constant, Gregg Jarrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett reveals the real story behind Hillary Clinton’s deep state collaborators in government and exposes their nefarious actions during and after the 2016 election. This audiobook reveals how persons within the FBI and Barack Obama’s Justice Department worked improperly to help elect Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. When this suspected effort failed, those same people appear to have pursued a contrived investigation of President Trump in an attempt to undo the election results and remove him as president.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating to say the least.

    • By Filmmaker on 2018-09-13

    Regular price: CDN$ 34.30

    • Between the World and Me

    • Written by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • Narrated by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 51
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    "This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it." In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race", a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • what a book that was

    • By tara on 2017-11-08

    Regular price: CDN$ 32.93

    • The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

    • Written by: Robert Garland, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert Garland
    • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 23
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    Look beyond the abstract dates and figures, kings and queens, and battles and wars that make up so many historical accounts. Over the course of 48 richly detailed lectures, Professor Garland covers the breadth and depth of human history from the perspective of the so-called ordinary people, from its earliest beginnings through the Middle Ages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • #Audible1

    • By Kai on 2018-09-13

    Regular price: CDN$ 71.17

    • The Square and the Tower

    • Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
    • Written by: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Most history is hierarchical: it's about emperors, presidents, prime ministers, and field marshals. It's about states, armies, and corporations. It's about orders from on high. Even history "from below" is often about trade unions and workers' parties. But what if that's simply because hierarchical institutions create the archives that historians rely on? What if we are missing the informal, less well documented social networks that are the true sources of power and drivers of change?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing read

    • By Serguei L. Primak on 2018-04-17

    Regular price: CDN$ 47.04

    • The Other America - A Speech from The Radical King (Free)

    • Written by: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Cornel West - editor
    • Narrated by: Wanda Sykes
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
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    In a rousing speech on race, poverty, and economic justice - given less than a year before his assassination - Martin Luther King Jr. drives home the mission behind his Poor People's Campaign. It is a clear-eyed look at the disparity of wealth in America, what it means for people of all colors - and a message of inspiration dedicated to the power of the people.

    Regular price: CDN$ 0.00

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