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    • A Brief History of Seven Killings

    • Written by: Marlon James
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean, Cherise Boothe, Dwight Bacquie, and others
    • Length: 26 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Winner, The Man Booker Prize, 2015 Deftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters - assassins, journalists, drug dealers, and even ghosts - A Brief History of Seven Killings is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath, from the streets and slums of Kingston in the 1970s, to the crack wars in 1980s New York, to a radically altered Jamaica in the 1990s.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Stop using fake Jamaicans

    • By JL on 2019-01-01

    Price: CDN$ 38.97

    • The Rescue

    • Ryan Decker, Book 1
    • Written by: Steven Konkoly
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Former CIA operative turned mercenary for hire Ryan Decker’s specialty is rescuing kidnap victims. Hired by an influential US senator to liberate his daughter from a human-trafficking ring, Decker never anticipated sabotage or that the assault could go so disastrously wrong. The hostage is dead. His team is wiped out, and so are their families, including Decker’s own wife and son - eliminated one by one by the Russian mafia. And he’s survived to take the fall. When he’s inexplicably freed soon into a ten-year sentence in federal prison, Decker suspects another setup.

    Price: CDN$ 31.32

    • A Manual for Cleaning Women

    • Selected Stories
    • Written by: Lucia Berlin
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera, Dawn Harvey, Carol Monda, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With the grit of Raymond Carver, the humor of Grace Paley, and a blend of wit and melancholy all her own, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday, uncovering moments of grace in the laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, among switchboard operators and struggling mothers, hitchhikers, and bad Christians.

    Price: CDN$ 37.01

    • The House of the Spirits

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Isabel Allende
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera, Marisol Ramirez
    • Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The House of the Spirits brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the Trueba family. The patriarch Esteban is a volatile, proud man whose voracious pursuit of political power is tempered only by his love for his delicate wife, Clara, a woman with a mystical connection to the spirit world. When their daughter, Blanca, embarks on a forbidden love affair in defiance of her implacable father, the result is an unexpected gift to Esteban.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Whoa!!!!

    • By Laura Christie on 2017-12-29

    Price: CDN$ 37.50

    • Christodora

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Tim Murphy
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Christa Lewis, Suzanne Elise Freeman, and others
    • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this vivid and compelling novel, Tim Murphy follows a diverse set of characters whose fates intertwine in an iconic building in Manhattan's East Village, the Christodora. The Christodora is home to Milly and Jared, a privileged young couple with artistic ambitions. Their neighbor, Hector, a Puerto Rican gay man who was once a celebrated AIDS activist but is now a lonely addict, becomes connected to Milly and Jared's lives in ways none of them can anticipate.

    Price: CDN$ 37.01

    • Luna

    • New Moon
    • Written by: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren, Soneela Nankani, Thom Rivera
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As the leader of the moon's newest "dragon", Adriana has wrested control of the moon's helium-3 industry from the Mackenzie Metal Corporation and fought to earn her family's new status. Now, at the twilight of her life, Adriana finds her corporation, Corta Helio, surrounded by the many enemies she made during her meteoric rise. If the Corta family is to survive, Adriana's five children must defend their mother's empire from her many enemies - and each other.

    Price: CDN$ 32.38

    • The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 11

    • Written by: Jonathan Strahan - editor
    • Narrated by: Mimi Chang, Kathlieen Gati, Thom Rivera, and others
    • Length: 23 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jonathan Strahan, the award-winning and much lauded editor of many of genre's best known anthologies, is back with his 11th volume in this fascinating series, featuring the best science fiction and fantasy. With established names and new talent, this diverse and ground-breaking collection will take the listener to the outer reaches of space and the inner realms of humanity with stories of fantastical worlds and worlds that may still come to pass.

    Price: CDN$ 56.44

    • All the Crooked Saints

    • Written by: Maggie Stiefvater
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From best-selling author Maggie Stiefvater, a gripping tale of darkness, miracles, and family. At the heart of Bicho Raro, Colorado you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a wonderful story!

    • By Sue on 2018-12-11

    Price: CDN$ 25.92

    • The End of Animal Farming

    • How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists Are Building an Animal-Free Food System
    • Written by: Jacy Reese
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A bold yet realistic vision of how technology and social change are creating a food system in which we no longer use animals to produce meat, dairy, or eggs. The End of Animal Farming is not a scolding treatise or a prescription for an ascetic diet. Reese invites listeners - vegan and non-vegan - to consider one of the most important and transformational social movements of the coming decades. 

    Price: CDN$ 35.09

    • América

    • The Epic Story of Spanish North America, 1493-1898
    • Written by: Robert Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 20 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At the conclusion of the American Revolution, half the modern United States was part of the vast Spanish Empire. The year after Columbus' great voyage of discovery, in 1492, he claimed Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands for Spain. For the next 300 years, thousands of proud Spanish conquistadors and their largely forgotten Mexican allies went in search of glory and riches from Florida to California. Many died; few triumphed. Some were cruel; some were curious; some were kind. Missionaries and priests yearned to harvest Indian souls for God through baptism and Christian teaching. 

    • The Epic Story of Spanish North America, 1493-1898
    • Written by: Robert Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 20 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 2019-04-09
    • Not rated yet

    Price: CDN$ 31.42

    • Bandit’s Trail

    • A Western Story
    • Written by: Max Brand
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Don Sebastian Valdivia and his secretary, Juan Carreño, attend a horse auction at the Garrison Ranch, where an outlaw stallion, Twilight, is held back until last. The only man who can ride this magnificent beast is Charles Dupont, known as the Crisco Kid, who has bonded with the horse since he was a colt.Because gunman Bud Carew despises the Kid, he desperately wants to possess Twilight. Those attending the auction know that no matter who wins, a gunfight is sure to follow.

    Price: CDN$ 32.89

    • The Interior Circuit

    • A Mexico City Chronicle
    • Written by: Francisco Goldman
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Interior Circuit is Goldman's story of his emergence from grief five years after his wife's death, symbolized by his attempt to overcome his fear of driving in the city. Embracing the DF (Mexico City) as his home, Goldman explores and celebrates the city, which stands defiantly apart from so many of the social ills and violence wracking Mexico. This is the chronicle of an awakening, both personal and political, "interior" and "exterior", to the meaning and responsibilities of home.

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

    • Memories of My Melancholy Whores

    • Written by: Gabriel García Márquez
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On the eve of his 90th birthday, a bachelor decides to give himself a wild night of love with a virgin. As is his habit - he has purchased hundreds of women - he asks a madam for her assistance. The 14-year-old girl who is procured for him is enchanting, but exhausted as she is from caring for siblings and her job sewing buttons, she can do little but sleep. Yet with this sleeping beauty at his side, it is he who awakens to a romance he has never known. Tender, knowing, and slyly comic, Memories of My Melancholy Whores is an exquisite addition to a master's work.

    Price: CDN$ 23.12

    • I Had to Survive

    • How a Plane Crash in the Andes Inspired My Calling to Save Lives
    • Written by: Dr. Roberto Canessa, Pablo Vierci
    • Narrated by: full cast, Thom Rivera, Traber Burns, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On October 13, 1972, a Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying members of the "Old Christians" rugby team - and many of their friends and family members - crashed into the Andes Mountains. I Had to Survive offers a gripping and heartrending recollection of the harrowing, brink-of-death experience that propelled survivor Roberto Canessa to become one of the world's leading pediatric cardiologists.

    Price: CDN$ 32.38

    • The Coyote's Bicycle

    • The Untold Story of Seven Thousand Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire
    • Written by: Kimball Taylor
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    It wasn’t surprising when the first abandoned bicycles were found along the dirt roads and farmland just across the border from Tijuana, but before long they were arriving in droves. The bikes went from curiosity, to nuisance, to phenomenon. But until they caught the eye of journalist Kimball Taylor, only a small cadre of human smugglers - coyotes - and migrants could say how or why they’d gotten there. This is the story of 7,000 bikes that made an incredible journey and one young man from Oaxaca who arrived at the border with nothing, built a small empire, and then vanished. 

    Price: CDN$ 37.58

    • No One Writes to the Colonel, and Other Stories

    • Written by: Gabriel García Márquez
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán, Roxanne Hernandez, Marcelo Tubert, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written with compassionate realism and wit, the stories in this mesmerizing collection depict the disparities of town and village life in South America, of the frightfully poor and outrageously rich, of memories and illusions, and of lost opportunities and present joys. Stories include "No One Writes to the Colonel", "Tuesday Siesta", "One of These Days", "There Are No Thieves in This Town", "Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon", "Montiel's Widow", "One Day After Saturday", "Artificial Roses", and "Big Mama's Funeral".

    Price: CDN$ 23.48

    • The Story of My Teeth

    • Written by: Valeria Luiselli
    • Narrated by: Armando Duran, Thom Rivera
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
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    Gustavo "Highway" Sanchez is a late-in-life world traveler, yarn spinner, collector, and legendary auctioneer. His most precious possessions are the teeth of the "notorious infamous", like Plato, Petrarch, and Virginia Woolf. Written in collaboration with the workers at a Jumex juice factory, The Story of My Teeth is an elegant, witty, exhilarating romp through the industrial suburbs of Mexico City and Luiselli's own literary influences.

    Price: CDN$ 23.12

    • El Norte

    • The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America
    • Written by: Carrie Gibson
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 21 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Because of our shared English language, as well as the celebrated origin tales of the Mayflower and the rebellion of the British colonies, the United States has prized its Anglo heritage above all others. However, as Carrie Gibson explains with great depth and clarity in El Norte, the nation has much older Spanish roots - ones that have long been unacknowledged or marginalized. The Hispanic past of the United States predates the arrival of the Pilgrims by a century, and has been every bit as important in shaping the nation as it exists today.

    • The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America
    • Written by: Carrie Gibson
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 21 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 2019-04-16
    • Not rated yet

    Price: CDN$ 43.79

    • Revive Us Again

    • Vision and Action in Moral Organizing
    • Written by: Rev Dr. William J. Barber, Rev. Dr. Rick Lowery, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson, Erin Bennett, Thom Rivera
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
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    Drawing from the history of social movements in the US, especially the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign, Rev. Barber and the contributors to this volume speak to the most pressing issues of our time, including Black Lives Matter, the fight for a $15 minimum wage, the struggle to protect voting rights, the march for women’s rights, and the movement to overcome poverty and unite the dispossessed across all dividing lines.

    Price: CDN$ 35.09

    • When One Religion Isn't Enough

    • The Lives of Spiritually Fluid People
    • Written by: Duane R. Bidwell
    • Narrated by: Thom Rivera
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Through in-depth conversations with spiritually fluid people, renowned scholar Duane Bidwell explores how people come to claim and be claimed by multiple religious traditions, how spiritually fluid people engage radically opposed truth claims, and what this growing population tells us about change within our communities. 

    Price: CDN$ 35.09

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