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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 380
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 345

    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 380 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 27.75

    • 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 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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

    • 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 140
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      5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 132

    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

    • My Man Jeeves

    • Written by: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    My Man Jeeves, first published in 1919, introduced the world to affable, indolent Bertie Wooster and his precise, capable valet, Jeeves. Some of the finest examples of humorous writing found in English literature are woven around the relationship between these two men of very different classes and temperaments. Where Bertie is impetuous and feeble, Jeeves is coolheaded and poised.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Beginnings... Are Middling - But Worthy

    • By Austin Fusilier on 2017-10-19

    Price: CDN$ 23.48

    • 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
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      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

    • The Six Wives of Henry VIII

    • Written by: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This acclaimed best seller from popular historian Alison Weir is a fascinating look at the Tudor family dynasty and its most infamous ruler. The Six Wives of Henry VIII brings to life England’s oft-married monarch and the six wildly different but equally fascinating women who married him. Gripping from the first sentence to the last and loaded with fascinating details, Weir’s rich history is a perfect blend of scholarship and entertainment.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • 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 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Price: CDN$ 17.18

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

    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

    • 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 46
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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

    • It's In His Kiss

    • Written by: Julia Quinn
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • 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

    Raised by an unloving father who told him he was actually a bastard, Gareth St. Clair, the second son of a viscount, has plenty of private demons to battle. Years later, after ironically becoming the heir to the St. Clair title when his older brother dies, Gareth still doesn't understand why his father, Lord St. Clair, hasn't publicly denounced his position in society.

    Price: CDN$ 64.61

    • The Boys from Brazil

    • Written by: Ira Levin
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 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

    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

    • The Ideal Bride

    • Written by: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a rising member of parliament - a man destined for power. Except Michael lacks the single most important element of success: a wife. Political pressure sends him searching for his ideal bride, a gently bred, malleable young lady, preferably one with a political background. Michael discovers such a paragon but finds a formidable obstacle in his path - the young lady's beautiful, strong-minded aunt - Caroline Sutcliffe.

    Price: CDN$ 42.88

    • Soldaten

    • On Fighting, Killing, and Dying
    • Written by: Sonke Neitzel, Harald Welzer, Jefferson Chase (translator)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    On a visit to the British National Archive in 2001, Sonke Neitzel made a remarkable discovery: reams of meticulously transcribed conversations among German POWs that had been covertly recorded and recently declassified. Neitzel would later find another collection of transcriptions, twice as extensive, in the National Archive in Washington, D.C. These were discoveries that would provide a unique and profoundly important window into the true mentality of the soldiers in the Wehrmacht, the Luftwaffe, the German navy, and the military in general - almost all of whom had insisted on their own honorable behavior during the war.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Great Expectations

    • Written by: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 22
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      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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$ 37.53

    • Discipline & Punish

    • The Birth of the Prison
    • Written by: Michel Foucault
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    This groundbreaking audiobook by Michel Foucault, the most influential philosopher since Sartre, compels us to reevaluate our assumptions about all the ensuing reforms in the penal institutions of the West. For as Foucault examines innovations that range from the abolition of torture to the institution of forced labor and the appearance of the modern penitentiary, he suggests that punishment has shifted its focus from the prisoner's body to his soul-and that our very concern with rehabilitation encourages and refines criminal activity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worst narrator ever

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-06-22

    Price: CDN$ 41.67

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 56.44

    • Simply Christian

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

    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

    • 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 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    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

    • The Black Ascot

    • Written by: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 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

    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

    • When He Was Wicked

    • Written by: Julia Quinn
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Michael Stirling and his cousin, John, the Earl of Kilmartin, are as close as brothers. However, Michael is secretly in love with John's wife, Francesca Bridgerton. When John suddenly dies, Michael is wracked with guilt and pain. Even though he is determined to remain simply Francesca's friend and confidant, the temptation is far too great.

    Price: CDN$ 38.68

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