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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 2,609
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      5 out of 5 stars 2,269
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,261

    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 2,609 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 845
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      5 out of 5 stars 735
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 727

    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

    • 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 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    Price: CDN$ 80.58

    • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • Written by: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Informational, but at times dull

    • By Steve on 2019-03-12

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Helter Skelter

    • The True Story of the Manson Murders
    • Written by: Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 26 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the 20th century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers. What motivated Manson in his seemingly mindless selection of victims, and what was his hold over the young women who obeyed his orders? Now available for the first time in unabridged audio, the gripping story of this famous and haunting crime is brought to life by acclaimed narrator Scott Brick.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great "read"

    • By Tony on 2018-02-21

    Price: CDN$ 53.70

    • The Story of World War II

    • Written by: Donald L. Miller, Henry Steele Commager
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 24 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      5 out of 5 stars 51

    Drawing on previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, prizewinning historian Donald L. Miller has written what critics are calling one of the most powerful accounts of warfare ever published. Here are the horror and heroism of World War II in the words of the men who fought it, the journalists who covered it, and the civilians who were caught in its fury. Miller gives us an up-close, deeply personal view of a war that was more savagely fought - and whose outcome was in greater doubt - than one might imagine. This is the war that Americans on the home front would have read about had they had access to previously censored testimony.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!!!

    • By Justin Mullin on 2018-12-09

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Story of Human Language

    • Written by: John McWhorter, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: John McWhorter
    • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Language defines us as a species, placing humans head and shoulders above even the most proficient animal communicators. But it also beguiles us with its endless mysteries, allowing us to ponder why different languages emerged, why there isn't simply a single language, how languages change over time and whether that's good or bad, and how languages die out and become extinct.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating!

    • By Jesslovescoffee on 2018-11-23

    Price: CDN$ 56.38

    • 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 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    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

    • The Fall and Rise of China

    • Written by: Richard Baum, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Richard Baum
    • Length: 24 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 65

    For most of its 5,000-year existence, China has been the largest, most populous, wealthiest, and mightiest nation on Earth. And for us as Westerners, it is essential to understand where China has been in order to anticipate its future. These 36 eye-opening lectures deliver a comprehensive political and historical overview of one of the most fascinating and complex countries in world history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect Summarization of Modern China

    • By Ryan McGregor on 2018-02-05

    Price: CDN$ 71.17

    • 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 191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    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

    • America Before

    • Written by: Graham Hancock
    • Narrated by: Graham Hancock
    • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    Price: CDN$ 34.16

    • Food: A Cultural Culinary History

    • Written by: Ken Albala, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Ken Albala
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
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      5 out of 5 stars 31

    Eating is an indispensable human activity. As a result, whether we realize it or not, the drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history, from prehistoric times to the present. Epicure Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin said it best: "Gastronomy governs the whole life of man."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By tc on 2018-11-17

    Price: CDN$ 56.38

    • 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 112
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    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
    • Mandatory listening for all Canadians

    • By m salem on 2018-05-15

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • A World Undone

    • The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
    • Written by: G. J. Meyer
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 27 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      5 out of 5 stars 29

    The First World War is one of history’s greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed 20 million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today. World War I is unique in the number of questions about it that remain unsettled. After more than 90 years, scholars remain divided on these questions, and it seems likely that they always will.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good book

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-02-17
    • The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
    • Written by: G. J. Meyer
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 27 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 2012-05-24
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

    • Written by: Nelson Mandela
    • Narrated by: Atandwa Kani
    • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Arrested in 1962 as South Africa's apartheid regime intensified its brutal campaign against political opponents, 44-year-old lawyer and African National Congress activist Nelson Mandela had no idea that he would spend the next 27 years in jail. During his 10,052 days of incarceration, Mandela wrote hundreds of letters to unyielding prison authorities, fellow activists, government officials, and, most memorably, his courageous wife, Winnie, and his five children. Now, 255 of these letters, a majority of which were previously unpublished, provide the most intimate portrait of Mandela since Long Walk to Freedom.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • An Economic History of the World since 1400

    • Written by: Donald J. Harreld, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Donald J. Harreld
    • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Most of us have a limited understanding of the powerful role economics has played in shaping human civilization. This makes economic history - the study of how civilizations structured their environments to provide food, shelter, and material goods - a vital lens through which to think about how we arrived at our present, globalized moment. Designed to fill a long-empty gap in how we think about modern history, these 48 lectures are a comprehensive journey through more than 600 years of economic history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A lot of very interesting information

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-10-01

    Price: CDN$ 66.36

    • 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 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tanya Kirk laughs way too much

    • By jessica on 2018-12-15

    Price: CDN$ 38.95

    • Republic of Lies

    • American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power
    • Written by: Anna Merlan
    • Narrated by: Suehyla El-Attar, Anna Merlan - introduction
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    American society has always been fertile ground for conspiracy theories, but with the election of Donald Trump, previously outlandish ideas suddenly attained legitimacy. Trump himself is a conspiracy enthusiast: from his claim that global warming is a Chinese hoax to the accusations of “fake news”, he has fanned the flames of suspicion. But it was not by the power of one man alone that these ideas gained new power. Republic of Lies looks beyond the caricatures of conspiracy theorists to explain their tenacity.

    Price: CDN$ 31.97

    • The Radium Girls

    • The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women
    • Written by: Kate Moore
    • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 23

    The year was 1917. As a war raged across the world, young American women flocked to work, painting watches, clocks, and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium. It was a fun job, lucrative and glamorous - the girls themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered head to toe in the dust from the paint. They were the radium girls. As the years passed, the women began to suffer from mysterious and crippling illnesses.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Swallow

    • By Jenn N-T on 2019-02-10

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Curse of Oak Island

    • The Story of the World's Longest Treasure Hunt
    • Written by: Randall Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Braden Wright
    • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    The Curse of Oak Island is a fascinating account of the strange, rich history of the island and the intrepid treasure hunters who have driven themselves to financial ruin, psychotic breakdowns, and even death in pursuit of answers. And as Michigan brothers Marty and Rick Lagina become the latest to attempt to solve the mystery, as documented on the History Channel’s television show The Curse of Oak Island, Sullivan takes listeners along to follow their quest firsthand.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant writing, in-depth research, fascinating

    • By Richard Morrison on 2019-04-11

    Price: CDN$ 37.58

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