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    • 1984

    • New Classic Edition
    • Written by: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 293

    George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Reader

    • By Emily Bright Kennedy on 2018-02-04
    • New Classic Edition
    • Written by: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 2007-05-02
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 323 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 27.75

    • Endurance

    • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
    • Written by: Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 116
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      5 out of 5 stars 113
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      5 out of 5 stars 112

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best stories ever, plus great narrator

    • By Ben on 2018-01-31

    Price: CDN$ 30.90

    • The Black Ascot

    • Written by: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible - but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for 10 years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horse race honoring the late King Edward VII. His disappearance began a manhunt that consumed Britain for a decade. Now, it appears that Barrington has returned to England, giving the Yard a last chance to retrieve its reputation and see justice done. 

    Price: CDN$ 38.59

    • The Ascent of Money

    • A Financial History of the World
    • Written by: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot, lucre, moolah, readies, the wherewithal: Call it what you like, it matters. To Christians, love of it is the root of all evil. To generals, it's the sinews of war. To revolutionaries, it's the chains of labor. Niall Ferguson shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Financial literacy for the masses

    • By Raven Mad on 2017-12-24

    Price: CDN$ 33.07

    • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    • Written by: Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • splendid

    • By Jessica Antonichuk on 2018-09-18

    Price: CDN$ 55.54

    • King of the Vagabonds

    • Book Two of The Baroque Cycle
    • Written by: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Neal Stephenson (introduction), Simon Prebble, Kevin Pariseau
    • 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

    A chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of "Half-Cocked Jack" Shaftoe - London street urchin-turned-legendary swashbuckling adventurer - risking life and limb for fortune and love while slowly maddening from the pox...and Eliza, rescued by Jack from a Turkish harem to become spy, confidante, and pawn of royals in order to reinvent a contentious continent through the newborn power of finance.

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • Mortality

    • Written by: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer, Christopher Hitchens adamantly and bravely refused the solace of religion, preferring to confront death with both eyes open. In this riveting account of his affliction, Hitchens poignantly describes the torments of illness, discusses its taboos, and explores how disease transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around us. By turns personal and philosophical, Hitchens embraces the full panoply of human emotions as cancer invades his body and compels him to grapple with the enigma of death.

    Price: CDN$ 30.17

    • The Last Crossing

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Guy Vanderhaeghe
    • Narrated by: John Henry Cox, John Keating, Colin Lane, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This epic tale sweeps across continents and time, hovers over a key era in American history, and deftly realizes the humanity of a whole cast of characters. Told through flashbacks and alternating points of view, The Last Crossing is about redemption, about seeking and finding, about human feelings and strengths, about personal honor, and about that moment in life when we must decide to cross over and surrender to love.

    Price: CDN$ 34.23

    • The Irregulars

    • Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington
    • Written by: Jennet Conant
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 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

    Prior to the U.S. entering WWII, a small coterie of British spies in Washington, D.C., was formed. They called themselves the Baker Street Irregulars after the band of street urchins who were the eyes and ears of Sherlock Holmes in some Arthur Conan Doyle stories.

    • Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington
    • Written by: Jennet Conant
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 2008-09-09
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Price: CDN$ 33.07

    • Eagle Strike

    • An Alex Rider Adventure
    • Written by: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Sir Damian Cray is a philanthropist, peace activist, and the world's most famous pop star. But still it's not enough. He needs more if he is to save the world. Trouble is, only Alex Rider recognizes that it's the world that needs saving from Sir Damian Cray. But in the past, Alex has always had the backing of the government. This time, he's on his own. Can one teenager convince the world that the most popular man on earth is a madman bent on destruction, before time runs out?

    Price: CDN$ 30.37

    • A Place Called Freedom

    • Written by: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    This lush novel, set in 1766 England and America, evokes an era ripe with riot and revolution, from the teeming streets of London to the sprawling grounds of a Virginia plantation. Mack McAsh burns with the desire to escape his life of slavery in Scottish coal mines while Lizzie Hallim is desperate to shed a life of sheltered subjugation to her spineless husband. United in America, their only chance for freedom lies beyond the Western frontier - if they're brave enough to take it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Folett never disappoints

    • By andrea on 2017-11-19

    Price: CDN$ 34.07

    • Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens

    • Written by: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 28 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    The first new collection of essays by Christopher Hitchens since 2004, Arguably offers an indispensable key to understanding the passionate and skeptical spirit of one of our most dazzling writers, widely admired for the clarity of his style, a result of his disciplined and candid thinking. Topics range from ruminations on why Charles Dickens was among the best of writers and the worst of men to the enduring legacies of Thomas Jefferson and George Orwell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read anything written by Christopher Hitchens

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-19

    Price: CDN$ 37.71

    • Great Expectations

    • Written by: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    One of the most revered works in English literature, Great Expectations traces the coming of age of a young orphan, Pip, from a boy of shallow aspirations into a man of maturity. From the chilling opening confrontation with an escaped convict to the grand but eerily disheveled estate of bitter old Miss Havisham, all is not what it seems in Dickens’ dark tale of false illusions and thwarted desire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must-read for every bucket list

    • By Stephen Glass on 2018-06-24

    Price: CDN$ 37.59

    • Simply Christian

    • Written by: N. T. Wright
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 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

    Simply Christian walks the listener through the Christian faith step by step and question by question. With simple yet exciting and accessible prose, Wright challenges skeptics by offering explanations for even the toughest doubt-filled dilemmas, leaving believers with a reason for renewed faith. For anyone who wants to travel beyond the controversies that can obscure what the Christian faith really stands for, this simple book is the perfect vehicle for that journey.

    Price: CDN$ 33.20

    • Quicksilver

    • Book One of The Baroque Cycle
    • Written by: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Neal Stephenson (introduction), Kevin Pariseau, Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In which Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and courageous Puritan, pursues knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe -- in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I don't get it

    • By WazzyBingBang on 2018-03-28

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • The Ice House

    • Written by: Minette Walters
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Best-selling author Minette Walters writes thrillers that wed classic mystery conventions with contemporary sophistication. In The Ice House—winner of Britain’s John Creasey Award for best first crime novel—she serves up a chilling story of love, loyalty, and deadly intrigue.

    Price: CDN$ 37.04

    • No Shred of Evidence

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
    • Written by: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    On the north coast of Cornwall, an apparent act of mercy is repaid by an arrest for murder. Four young women have been accused of the crime. A shocked father calls in a favor at the Home Office. Scotland Yard is asked to review the case.

    However, Inspector Ian Rutledge is not the first inspector to reach the village. Following in the shoes of a dead man, he is told the case is all but closed.

    Price: CDN$ 38.32

    • Proof of Guilt

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 15
    • Written by: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 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

    London, summer 1920. An unidentified body appears to have been run down by a motorcar and Ian Rutledge is leading the investigation to uncover what happened. While the signs point to murder, vital questions remain: Who is the victim? And where, exactly, was he killed? One small clue leads Rutledge to a firm built by two families, famous for producing and selling the world's best Madeira wine. Lewis French, the current head of the English enterprise, is missing. But is he the dead man? And does either his fiancée or his jilted former lover have anything to do with his disappearance - or possible death?

    Price: CDN$ 37.73

    • The Universe in a Nutshell

    • Written by: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    With characteristic exuberance, Stephen Hawking invites us to be fellow travelers on this extraordinary voyage through spacetime, as he seeks "to combine Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman's idea of multiple histories into one complete unified theory that will describe everything that happens in the universe."

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Audio and visual perfect pair #Audible1

    • By J.Lynn on 2018-09-14

    Price: CDN$ 28.14

    • Skeleton Key

    • An Alex Rider Adventure
    • Written by: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Alex Rider of Point Blank is back in another hair raising adventure. Although the 14-year-old has escaped great dangers and has twice saved the world, he now faces his most perilous foe. A Russian man with a huge grudge against the free world has a nuclear weapon and is threatening to use it. It’s up to Alex to stop him.

    Price: CDN$ 27.77

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