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    • 1Q84

    • Written by: Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
    • Length: 46 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
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      4 out of 5 stars 127

    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

    A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Weird and Wonderful

    • By Aaron Upward on 2018-04-25

    Price: CDN$ 52.86

    • Pachinko

    • Written by: Min Jin Lee
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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    Profoundly moving and gracefully told, Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them. Betrayed by her wealthy lover, Sunja finds unexpected salvation when a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and bring her to Japan to start a new life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, mismatched narration

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-08-02

    Price: CDN$ 39.23

    • Girls of Paper and Fire

    • Written by: Natasha Ngan, James Patterson - foreword
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this richly developed fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards for an unknown fate still haunts her. Now, the guards are back, and this time, it's Lei they're after - the girl with the golden eyes whose rumored beauty has piqued the king's interest.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the best!

    • By Shelley Lewis on 2019-07-29

    Price: CDN$ 35.72

    • Hey Ladies!

    • The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails
    • Written by: Michelle Markowitz, Caroline Moss
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Carly Robins, Susannah Jones, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 13
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Based on the column of the same name that appeared in The Toast, Hey Ladies! is a laugh-out-loud listen that follows a fictitious group of eight 20- and-30-something female friends for one year of holidays, summer house rentals, dates, brunches, breakups, and, of course, the planning of a disastrous wedding. This instantly relatable story is told entirely through emails, texts, DMs, and every other form of communication known to man. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying

    • By Ana on 2019-03-06

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • All Out

    • The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages
    • Written by: Saundra Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Allison Hiroto, Christian Barillas, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Seventeen young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens. From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier, to two girls falling in love while mourning the death of Kurt Cobain, forbidden love in a 16th-century Spanish convent, or an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, All Out tells a diverse range of stories across cultures, time periods and identities, shedding light on an area of history often ignored or forgotten.  

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Under Red Skies

    • Three Generations of Life, Loss, and Hope in China
    • Written by: Karoline Kan
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A deeply personal and shocking look at how China is coming to terms with its conflicted past as it emerges into a modern, cutting-edge superpower.  

    Price: CDN$ 37.16

    • Strange Weather in Tokyo

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Hiromi Kawakami, Allison Markin Powell - translator
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tsukiko, 38, works in an office and lives alone. One night, she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, "Sensei", in a local bar. Tsukiko had only ever called him "Sensei" ("Teacher"). He is 30 years her senior, retired, and presumably a widower. Their relationship develops from a perfunctory acknowledgment of each other as they eat and drink alone at the bar, to a hesitant intimacy, which tilts awkwardly and poignantly into love.

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • The Girl King

    • Written by: Mimi Yu
    • Narrated by: Eunice Wong, Allison Hiroto, James Chen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sisters Lu and Min have always known their places as the princesses of the Empire of the First Flame: assertive Lu will be named her father's heir and become the dynasty's first female ruler while timid Min will lead a quiet life in Lu's shadow. Until their father names their male cousin Set his heir instead, sending ripples through the realm and throwing both girls' lives into utter chaos. Determined to reclaim her birthright, Lu has no choice but to go on the run, leaving Min to face the volatile court alone.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • The War Outside

    • Written by: Monica Hesse
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto, Christie Moreau, Monica Hesse
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's 1944, and World War II is raging across Europe and the Pacific. The war seemed far away from Margot in Iowa and Haruko in Colorado - until they were uprooted to dusty Texas, all because of the places their parents once called home: Germany and Japan. Haruko and Margot meet at the high school in Crystal City, a "family internment camp" for those accused of colluding with the enemy. The teens discover that they are polar opposites in so many ways, except for one that seems to override all the others: the camp is changing them, day by day and piece by piece. 

    Price: CDN$ 32.86

    • Daughter of the Sword

    • A Novel of the Fated Blades
    • Written by: Steve Bein
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
    • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Mariko Oshiro is not your average Tokyo cop. As the only female detective in the city’s most elite police unit, she has to fight for every ounce of respect, especially from her new boss. While she wants to track down a rumored cocaine shipment, he gives her the least promising case possible. But the case - the attempted theft of an old samurai sword - proves more dangerous than anyone on the force could have imagined.

    Price: CDN$ 39.63

    • Blossoms and Shadows

    • Written by: Lian Hearn
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Japan, 1857. For centuries, Japan has been on its own; isolated by choice from the rest of the world. But the Western powers are now at its shores, demanding to be let in; the government is crumbling, and revolution is building. The age of the samurai is ending and in its place a new Japan will be born. And a young woman is readying herself for marriage in this, the most tumultuous period of her nation's history.

    Price: CDN$ 39.63

    • The Disfavored Hero

    • Written by: Jessica Amanda Salmonson
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the fabled land of Naipon, there is no warrior more feared, no samurai more respected than the legendary Tomoe Gozen. Her twin blades can change the course of any battle. After years of service to Lord Shigeno, she is about to renew her oath of loyalty when the sky darkens and a cry of rebellion comes from the hills. Possessed by an evil wizard, the peasants are marching against their master.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Year of the Demon

    • The Fated Blades, Book 2
    • Written by: Steve Bein
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
    • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Detective Sergeant Mariko Oshiro has been promoted to Japan's elite Narcotics unit - and with this promotion comes a new partner, a new case, and new danger. The underboss of a powerful yakuza crime syndicate has put a price on her head, and he'll lift the bounty only if she retrieves an ancient iron demon mask that was stolen from him in a daring raid. However, Mariko has no idea of the tumultuous past carried within the mask - or of its deadly link with the famed Inazuma blade she wields.

    Price: CDN$ 46.23

    • Nuclear Family

    • A Tragicomic Novel in Letters
    • Written by: Susanna Fogel
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Bailey Carr, Oliver Wyman, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From filmmaker and New Yorker contributor Susanna Fogel comes a comedic novel about a fractured family of New England Jews and their discontents. Told entirely in letters to a heroine we never meet, we get to know the Fellers through their check-ins with Julie over the course of three decades: their thank-you notes, letters of condolence, family gossip, and good old-fashioned familial passive-aggression.

    Price: CDN$ 27.75

    • Yoko Ono

    • Collector of Skies
    • Written by: Nell Beram, Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This lyrical biography explores the life and art of Yoko Ono, from her childhood haiku to her avant-garde visual art and experimental music. An outcast throughout most of her life, and misunderstood by every group she was supposed to belong to, Yoko always followed her own unique vision to create art that was ahead of its time and would later be celebrated. Her focus remained on being an artist, even when the rest of world saw her only as the wife of John Lennon. Yoko Ono's moving story will inspire any young adult who has ever felt like an outsider.

    Price: CDN$ 20.09

    • Disciple of the Wind

    • The Fated Blades, Book 3
    • Written by: Steve Bein
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
    • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    When Tokyo falls victim to a deadly terrorist attack, Detective Sergeant Mariko Oshiro knows who is responsible, even if she doesn't have proof. She urges her commanding officers to arrest the perpetrator - an insane zealot who was just released from police custody. When her pleas fall on deaf ears, she loses her temper and then her badge as well as her best chance of fighting back.

    Price: CDN$ 40.26

    • Thousand Shrine Warrior

    • Written by: Jessica Amanda Salmonson
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tomoe turns to religion to escape her past, but destiny is not through with her yet. The young girl crashes through the underbrush, desperate to escape the cackling soldiers at her back. After catching her in a tryst with a local farmboy, they intend to execute her for her sin. She runs for as long as she can, finally collapsing outside a shrine where a traveling nun sits with her flute. When the soldiers arrive, the nun sets her flute aside, drawing a legendary sword.

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

    • The Golden Naginata

    • Written by: Jessica Amanda Salmonson
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In all of Naipon, there is no samurai more famous than Tomoe Gozen. Her skill with the blade is legendary, her honor unquestioned, and evil men everywhere fear her name. No challenge is too great for Tomoe, but she is not ready for marriage.

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

    • The Tale of Murasaki

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Liza Dalby
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
    • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the 11th century Murasaki Shikibu wrote the world’s first novel, The Tale of Genji, the most popular work in the history of Japanese literature. In The Tale of Murasaki, Liza Dalby has created a breathtaking fictionalized narrative of the life of this timeless poet - a lonely girl who becomes such a compelling storyteller that she is invited to regale the empress with her tales. The Tale of Murasaki is the story of an enchanting time and an exotic place.

    Price: CDN$ 40.26

    • Inheritance from Mother

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Minae Mizumura
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Award-winning novelist Minae Mizumura demystifies the notion of the selfless Japanese mother and the adult daughter honor-bound to care for her. Mitsuki Katsura, a Japanese woman in her mid-50s, is a French-language instructor at a private university in Tokyo. Her husband, whom she met in Paris, is a professor at another private university. He is having an affair with a much younger woman. In addition to her husband's infidelity, Mitsuki must deal with her ailing 80-something mother.

    Price: CDN$ 40.26