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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 3,137
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      5 out of 5 stars 2,721
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,711

    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 3,137 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 49.13

    • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    • Written by: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 793
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      5 out of 5 stars 684
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 678

    Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Harari’s Books are a delight

    • By Jose Amaya on 2018-11-18

    Price: CDN$ 49.13

    • 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 1,029
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      5 out of 5 stars 891
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 882

    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

    • The Crusades

    • The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land
    • Written by: Thomas Asbridge
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge - a renowned historian who writes with "maximum vividness" (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker) - covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this big, ambitious, listenable account of one of the most fascinating periods in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Book

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-11-18
    • The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land
    • Written by: Thomas Asbridge
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 2016-08-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 60 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 36.84

    • Capitalism Without Capital

    • The Rise of the Intangible Economy
    • Written by: Jonathan Haskel, Stian Westlake
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Early in the 21st century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, or software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, from tech firms and pharma companies to coffee shops and gyms, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term success.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A must for leaders of developing countries

    • By Manuel Avila on 2018-09-18

    Price: CDN$ 32.92

    • The Forgotten Soldier

    • Written by: Guy Sajer
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 21 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    When Guy Sajer joins the infantry full of ideals in the summer of 1942, the German army is enjoying unparalleled success in Russia. However, he quickly finds that for the foot soldier the glory of military success hides a much harsher reality of hunger, fatigue, and constant deprivation. Posted to the elite Grosse Deutschland division, he enters a violent and remorseless world where all youthful hope is gradually ground down, and all that matters is the brute will to survive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing book

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-01-02

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Hollow Hills

    • Arthurian Saga, Book 2
    • Written by: Mary Stewart
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Born on Christmas Eve, Arthur Pendragon is the illegitimate son of the married duchess Ygraine and Uther Pendragon, brother of a great king: a union Merlin arranged. But Arthur's birth is not welcomed by everyone: his father demands he be hidden until a legitimate son can be born, and Merlin is forced to give the babe to his own childhood nurse for safekeeping and go into hiding.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Book

    • By Michael Zeuner on 2019-07-18

    Price: CDN$ 30.06

    • Journey of Fate

    • Written by: Brian D. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    It has been 18 years since the fall of the Reborn King, and Jayden Stedding, son of Gewey, dreams of adventure. Life as a farmer in Sharpstone offers very little excitement. But like his father before him, fate will descend like a storm and soon he will learn that with adventure comes peril. And when you are the son of a god, that peril can shatter worlds. Heaven is once again in turmoil and Gewey Stedding is missing. And it falls to Jayden to find him. But his journey will take him places even the gods fear to tread. 

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

    • Iran

    • A Modern History
    • Written by: Abbas Amanat
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 41 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This history of modern Iran is not a survey in the conventional sense but an ambitious exploration of the story of a nation. It offers a revealing look at how events, people, and institutions are shaped by currents that sometimes reach back hundreds of years. The book covers the complex history of the diverse societies and economies of Iran against the background of dynastic changes, revolutions, civil wars, foreign occupation, and the rise of the Islamic Republic.

    • A Modern History
    • Written by: Abbas Amanat
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 41 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 2018-08-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Captured by a Laird

    • The Douglas Legacy, Book 1
    • Written by: Margaret Mallory
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The Douglas sisters, beauties all, are valuable pawns in their family's bitter struggle to control the Scottish Crown. But when powerful enemies threaten, each Douglas lass will find she must face them alone. Captured by a Laird Haunted by his father's violent death, David Hume, the new laird of Wedderburn, sets out to make his name so feared that no one will dare harm his family again. The treacherous ally who played on his father's weakness is dead and beyond David's vengeance, but his castle and young widow are ripe for the taking. The moment David lays eyes on the dark-haired beauty defending her wee daughters, however, he knows this frail-looking lass is the one person who could bring him to his knees. Wed at thirteen to a man who tried daily to break her spirit, Lady Alison Douglas is looking forward to a long widowhood. But when the fearsome warrior known as the Beast of Wedderburn storms her gates, she finds herself, once again, forced to wed a stranger. Alison is only a pawn to serve his vengeance, so why does this dark warrior arouse such fiery passion and an unwelcome longing in her heart? With death and danger looming, these two wounded souls must learn to trust each other; for only love can save them.

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • The Arabs

    • A History
    • Written by: Eugene Rogan
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 27 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In this definitive history of the modern Arab world, award-winning historian Eugene Rogan draws extensively on Arab sources and texts to place the Arab experience in its crucial historical context for the first time. Tracing five centuries of Arab history, Rogan reveals that there was an age when the Arabs set the rules for the rest of the world. Today, however, the Arab world's sense of subjection to external powers carries vast consequences for both the region and Westerners who attempt to control it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Super informative, interesting, and enjoyable

    • By Matthew on 2017-10-22

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Godling Chronicles: The Reborn King, Book 6

    • Written by: Brian D. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The time has come for the fate of Heaven and Earth to be decided. Darshan will now seek out the Reborn King for a final confrontation. But will his power be enough to free the world from certain annihilation? Will he be strong enough to save the people he loves?

    Price: CDN$ 32.92

    • The Autobiography of George Müller

    • Written by: George Müller
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Through faith in the Lord Jesus alone can we obtain forgiveness of our sins and be at peace with God; but, believing in Jesus, we become, through this very faith, the children of God; have God as our Father; and may come to him for all the temporal and spiritual blessings we need. When he trusted in an extraordinary God, George Müller discovered endless possibilities and helped thousands of people throughout his lifetime.

    Price: CDN$ 37.59

    • The Darwin Affair

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Tim Mason
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    London, June 1860: When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later - and only a block away - Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot. Was Victoria really the assassin's target? Are those closest to the Crown hiding something? Soon, Field's investigation exposes a shocking conspiracy in which the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species sets off a string of murders, arson, kidnapping, and the pursuit of a diabolical madman.

    Price: CDN$ 26.30

    • The Patterning Instinct

    • A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning
    • Written by: Jeremy Lent, Fritjof Capra - foreword
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This fresh perspective on crucial questions of history identifies the root metaphors that cultures have used to construct meaning in their world. It offers a glimpse into the minds of a vast range of different peoples: early hunter-gatherers and farmers, ancient Egyptians, traditional Chinese sages, the founders of Christianity, trailblazers of the Scientific Revolution, and those who constructed our modern consumer society.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but ultimately over ambitious

    • By HSBRKN on 2018-03-22

    Price: CDN$ 37.59

    • Journey to the Center of the Earth (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • Written by: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A sixteenth-century cryptogram spurs modern geologist Otto Liedenbrock to embark on the most remarkable human quest ever taken. With his nephew and guide, he leads the descent from a dormant Icelandic volcano into the unexplored realm beneath their feet. There, a vast subterranean ocean, prehistoric creatures, and natural phenomena are but a few of the wonders hidden from all but the boldest eyes.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Europe

    • A History
    • Written by: Norman Davies
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 61 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 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

    Norman Davies captures it all - the rise and fall of Rome, the sweeping invasions of Alaric and Atilla, the Norman Conquests, the Papal struggles for power, the Renaissance and the Reformation, the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, Europe's rise to become the powerhouse of the world, and its eclipse in our own century, following two devastating World Wars.

    Price: CDN$ 52.62

    • After Virtue, Third Edition

    • Written by: Alasdair MacIntyre
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In this classic work, Alasdair MacIntyre examines the historical and conceptual roots of the idea of virtue, diagnoses the reasons for its absence in personal and public life, and offers a tentative proposal for its recovery. While the individual chapters are wide-ranging, once pieced together, they comprise a penetrating and focused argument about the price of modernity.

    Price: CDN$ 35.05

    • Humility

    • The Journey Toward Holiness
    • Written by: Andrew Murray
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 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

    Humility, by Andrew Murray, is a classic book on the trait of holiness. "Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and he will exalt you" (James 4:10). Murray explains this highest virtue and that dependence on God is the basis for true Christian blessing. Learn why the humility of Jesus becomes our salvation.

    Price: CDN$ 13.88

    • The Society of the Sword Trilogy

    • Written by: Duncan M. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 31 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4 out of 5 stars 54

    When Soren is plucked from the streets and given a place at the prestigious academy of swordsmanship, he thinks his dream of being a great swordsman has become a possibility. However, with great intrigues unfolding all around him, Soren discovers that he is little more than a pawn to the ambitions of others.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely enjoyable, left me wanting more

    • By Fearghal on 2018-05-05

    Price: CDN$ 53.75

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