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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 2,952
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,558
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,550

    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 2,952 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 48.81

    • 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 969
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 840
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 831

    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

    • No Is Not Enough

    • Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need
    • Written by: Naomi Klein
    • Narrated by: Brit Marling
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Acclaimed journalist, activist, and best-selling author Naomi Klein has spent two decades studying political shocks, climate change, and "brand bullies". From this unique perspective, she argues that Trump is not an aberration but a logical extension of the worst, most dangerous trends of the past half century - the very conditions that have unleashed a rising tide of white nationalism the world over. It is not enough, she tells us, to merely resist, to say no.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Avoid audio version if possible

    • By GATINATOR on 2018-02-03
    • Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need
    • Written by: Naomi Klein
    • Narrated by: Brit Marling
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 2017-09-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 59 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 43.19

    • I'm Afraid of Men

    • Written by: Vivek Shraya
    • Narrated by: Vivek Shraya
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Vivek Shraya has reason to be afraid. Throughout her life she's endured acts of cruelty and aggression for being too feminine as a boy and not feminine enough as a girl. In order to survive childhood, she had to learn to convincingly perform masculinity. As an adult, she makes daily compromises to steel herself against everything from verbal attacks to heartbreak. Now, with raw honesty, Shraya delivers an important record of the cumulative damage caused by misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia, releasing trauma from a body that has always refused to assimilate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing, must read feminist text

    • By Jade Da Costa on 2018-09-04

    Price: CDN$ 28.07

    • In Praise of Slow

    • How a Worldwide Movement Is Challenging the Cult of Speed
    • Written by: Carl Honoré
    • Narrated by: Carl Honoré
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Carl Honoré has discovered a movement that is quickly working its way into the mainstream. Groups of people are developing a recipe for living better in a fast-paced, modern environment by striving for a new balance between fast and slow. In an entertaining and hands-on investigation of this new movement, Honoré takes us from a Tantric sex workshop in a trendy neighborhood in London, England, to Bra, Italy, the home of the Slow Food, Slow Cities and Slow Sex movements.

    • How a Worldwide Movement Is Challenging the Cult of Speed
    • Written by: Carl Honoré
    • Narrated by: Carl Honoré
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 2017-09-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 31.49

    • Woman Enough

    • How a Boy Became a Woman and Changed the World of Sport
    • Written by: Kristen Worley, Johanna Schneller
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In 1966, a male baby, Chris, was adopted by an upper-middle-class Toronto family. From early childhood, Chris felt ill at ease as a boy and like an outsider in his conservative family. An obsession with sports - running, waterskiing, and cycling - helped him survive what he would eventually understand to be a profound disconnect between his anatomical sexual identity and his gender identity. In his 20s, with the support of newfound friends and family and the medical community, Chris became Kristen.

    Price: CDN$ 43.77

    • Bolder

    • Making the Most of Our Longer Lives
    • Written by: Carl Honore
    • Narrated by: Carl Honore
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A revolution in how we age is on its way. Yes, aging is inevitable: One year from now, we will all be a year older; that will never change. What can and will change is how we age - and how we can all take a much bolder approach to doing it with vigor and joy. The time has come to cast off prejudices and to blur the lines of what is possible and permissible at every stage of life. In other words: we need to learn to reimagine our approach to later life. 

    • Making the Most of Our Longer Lives
    • Written by: Carl Honore
    • Narrated by: Carl Honore
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 2019-03-19
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 42.11

    • Midnight Light

    • A Personal Journey to the North
    • Written by: Dave Bidini
    • Narrated by: Dave Bidini
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    As a journalist, author, and founding member of the trail-blazing band Rheostatics, Dave Bidini has had the privilege to explore Canada's immense geography. Yet, in all his many travels, he'd never visited the Northwest Territories. After an all-too-brief visit to a literary festival in Yellowknife, Bidini was hooked on the place and its people. When he returned home, all he could do was think about going back to the North. 

    Price: CDN$ 35.09