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    • 1984

    • New Classic Edition
    • Written by: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 452
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 448

    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 22 mins
    • Release date: 2006-12-31
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 492 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 167
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      5 out of 5 stars 159
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      5 out of 5 stars 158

    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$ 31.27

    • 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 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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$ 31.27

    • A Place Called Freedom

    • Written by: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    • Written by: Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 32 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THIS is why I listen to audiobooks

    • By Jennifer on 2018-09-13

    Price: CDN$ 55.54

    • Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens

    • Written by: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 28 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • Wizard

    • The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius
    • Written by: Marc J. Seifer
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology.

    • The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius
    • Written by: Marc J. Seifer
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 2011-11-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 56.44

    • 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 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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

    • Don't Point That Thing at Me

    • A Charlie Mortdecai Mystery
    • Written by: Kyril Bonfiglioli
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A cult classic in the United Kingdom since its first publication there in the 1970s, Don't Point That Thing at Me is the first of a series of hilarious and dark-humored crime thrillers featuring the Honorable Charlie Mortdecai: degenerate aristocrat, amoral art dealer, seasoned epicurean, unwilling assassin, and acknowledged coward.

    Price: CDN$ 24.04

    • On the Way to the Wedding

    • Written by: Julia Quinn
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This Regency-era tale closes best-selling author Julia Quinn's popular and critically acclaimed Bridgerton series. Gregory Bridgerton has watched love simply walk into the lives of his six siblings, so he has just been waiting for his turn. When he sees beautiful Hermione Watson, he is sure he has found his soul-mate. But then Hermione's friend Lucy informs him that Hermione's heart belongs to another.

    Price: CDN$ 48.13

    • The Promise in a Kiss

    • A Cynster Novel
    • Written by: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a quiet moonlit courtyard, Helena encounters a handsome and mysterious Englishman. Before parting, he rewards her with a special kiss - a delicious, enticing, unforgettable kiss that makes her whole body shiver with desire. Helena doesn't yet know that she has met her destiny - and he is Sebastian Cynster, Duke of St. Ives.

    Price: CDN$ 37.04

    • The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail

    • Written by: Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    At the core is not material riches but a secret, a secret of explosive and controversial proportions, which radiates out from the little Pyrenees village to all the way to contemporary politics and the entire edifice of the Christian faith. It involves nothing less than the Holy Grail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exposes a false Messiah

    • By Gabriel on 2019-05-20

    Price: CDN$ 17.18

    • The Missionary Position

    • Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
    • Written by: Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    "A religious fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermonizer, and an accomplice of worldly secular powers. Her mission has always been of this kind. The irony is that she has never been able to induce anybody to believe her. It is past time that she was duly honored and taken at her word." Among his many books, perhaps none have sparked more outrage than The Missionary Position, Christopher Hitchens's meticulous study of the life and deeds of Mother Teresa.

    Price: CDN$ 15.75

    • As a Man Thinketh and From Poverty to Power

    • Written by: James Allen
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    James Allen's From Poverty to Power (1901) and As a Man Thinketh (1902) stand as seminal texts in the self-help genre that have served as sources of inspiration since their publication at the beginning of the 20th century. Loosely based in its principles around the Biblical proverb "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he," As a Man Thinketh asserts the powerful idea that belief is central to bringing about positive events in one's life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book

    • By juliet on 2018-05-24

    Price: CDN$ 25.39

    • The System of the World

    • Book Eight of The Baroque Cycle
    • Written by: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Neal Stephenson (introduction), Kevin Pariseau, Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this concluding volume of Neal Stephenson’s epic work, “Half-Cocked Jack” Shaftoe must escape the noose of Jack Ketch; the rivalry between Newton and Leibniz comes to a head; and Daniel Waterhouse pursues his dream to build the Logic Mill

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • The Gate Keeper

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
    • Written by: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    On a deserted road, late at night, Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge encounters a frightened woman standing over a body, launching an inquiry that leads him into the lair of a stealthy killer and the dangerous recesses of his own memories in this 20th installment of the acclaimed New York Times best-selling series.

    Price: CDN$ 41.38

    • A Tale of Two Cities

    • Written by: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    It was the time of the French Revolution, a time of great change and great danger. It was a time when injustice was met by a lust for vengeance, and rarely was a distinction made between the innocent and the guilty. Against this tumultuous historical backdrop, Dickens’ dramatic story of adventure and courage unfolds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb performance of great classic

    • By Stephen Glass on 2018-09-15

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Boys from Brazil

    • Written by: Ira Levin
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Alive and hiding in South America, the fiendish Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele gathers a group of former colleagues for a horrifying project. Barry Koehler, a young investigative journalist, gets wind of the scheme and informs famed Nazi hunter Yakov Liebermann, but before he can relay the evidence, Koehler is killed. Thus Ira Levin opens one of the strangest and most masterful novels of his career. Why has Mengele marked a number of harmless aging men for murder? What is the hidden link that binds them?

    Price: CDN$ 33.20

    • Great Expectations

    • Written by: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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
    • Highly recommended

    • By Mary on 2018-11-07

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

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