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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 2,776
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,404
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,397

    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 2,776 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 48.81

    • 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 908
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 788
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 780

    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

    • Warlight

    • A novel
    • Written by: Michael Ondaatje
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself - shadowed and luminous at once - we hear the story of 14-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • war light

    • By Amazon Customer on 2019-05-06

    Price: CDN$ 49.13

    • The Heart's Invisible Furies

    • Written by: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
    • Length: 21 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Cyril Avery is not a real Avery - or, at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamorous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-05-18

    Price: CDN$ 48.93

    • The Testaments

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Length: Not yet known
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, fans had no way of telling what lay ahead. With The Testaments, the wait is over. Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

    Price: CDN$ 49.13

    • Brother

    • A Novel
    • Written by: David Chariandy
    • Narrated by: Joseph Pierre
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    With shimmering prose and mesmerizing precision, David Chariandy takes us inside the lives of Michael and Francis. They are the sons of Trinidadian immigrants, their father has disappeared, and their mother works double, sometimes triple, shifts so her boys might fulfill the elusive promise of their adopted home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one of Canada reads finalist 2019

    • By Amazon Customer on 2019-02-02

    Price: CDN$ 37.63

    • Lands of Lost Borders

    • Out of Bounds on the Silk Road
    • Written by: Kate Harris
    • Narrated by: Amy Landon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Weaving adventure and deep reflection with the history of science and exploration, Lands of Lost Borders explores the nature of limits and the wildness of a world that, like the self and like the stars, can never be fully mapped. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Borderlands of Beauty

    • By Owen Willis on 2019-03-29

    Price: CDN$ 40.27

    • Dirty Work

    • My Gruelling, Glorious, Life-Changing Summer in the Wilderness
    • Written by: Anna Maxymiw
    • Narrated by: Anna Maxymiw
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When Anna Maxymiw accepts a summer job as a housekeeper at a fishing lodge in Northern Ontario, she has little idea what to expect. At 23, she has decided to step away from her master's degree and city life to board a floatplane bound for the remote boreal forest. For 67 days, Anna will be working and living alongside 12 strangers. Together, this group of young men and women will keep the lodge running.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everything you want in a book... and then some!

    • By Natalie Witiuk on 2019-05-11
    • My Gruelling, Glorious, Life-Changing Summer in the Wilderness
    • Written by: Anna Maxymiw
    • Narrated by: Anna Maxymiw
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 2019-05-07
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 35.09

    • The Suspect

    • Written by: Fiona Barton
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden, Fiona Hardingham, Nicholas Guy Smith, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    When two 18-year-old girls go missing in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight - desperate, bereft, and frantic with worry. What were the girls up to before they disappeared? Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth - and this time is no exception. 

    Price: CDN$ 33.25

    • A Newfoundlander in Canada

    • Always Going Somewhere, Always Coming Home
    • Written by: Alan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Alan Doyle
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 80

    Often in a van, sometimes in a bus, occasionally in a car with broken wipers "using Bob's belt and a rope found by Paddy's Pond" to pull them back and forth, Alan and his bandmates charted new territory, and he constantly measured what he saw of the vast country against what his forefathers once called the Daemon Canada. In a period punctuated by triumphant leaps forward for the band, deflating steps backward, and everything in between.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Garry Robertson on 2019-04-04

    Price: CDN$ 47.37

    • Watcher in the Woods

    • A Rockton Thriller (City of the Lost 4)
    • Written by: Kelley Armstrong
    • Narrated by: Thérèse Plummer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    The secret town of Rockton has seen some rocky times lately; understandable considering its mix of criminals and victims fleeing society for refuge within its Yukon borders. Casey Duncan, the town's only detective on a police force of three, has already faced murder, arson, and falling in love in less than the year that she's lived there. Yet even she didn't think it would be possible for an outsider to find and cause trouble in the town she's come to call home.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Story was more crime fantasy than mystery...

    • By Jocelyn on 2019-04-30

    Price: CDN$ 33.34

    • How We Did It

    • The Subban Plan for Success in Hockey, School and Life
    • Written by: Karl Subban, Scott Colby
    • Narrated by: Karl Subban
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    From the backyard hockey rink to the nail-biting suspense of draft days, Karl Subban shares tales of his family's unique hockey journey. Mixing personal stories with lessons he learned as a coach and principal - lessons about goal setting, perseverance, and accomplishment - How We Did It will allow other parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors to apply the same principles as they help the young people in their lives to identify, develop, and live their dreams.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting read

    • By Keith on 2018-09-20

    Price: CDN$ 46.95

    • Bolder

    • Making the Most of Our Longer Lives
    • Written by: Carl Honore
    • Narrated by: Carl Honore
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A revolution in how we age is on its way. Yes, aging is inevitable: One year from now, we will all be a year older; that will never change. What can and will change is how we age - and how we can all take a much bolder approach to doing it with vigor and joy. The time has come to cast off prejudices and to blur the lines of what is possible and permissible at every stage of life. In other words: we need to learn to reimagine our approach to later life. 

    • Making the Most of Our Longer Lives
    • Written by: Carl Honore
    • Narrated by: Carl Honore
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 2019-03-19
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 42.11

    • The Child

    • Written by: Fiona Barton
    • Narrated by: Katharine McEwan, Jean Gilpin, Mandy Williams, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby? As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A newborn baby was stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital and was never found.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, good performance

    • By Emilie W on 2019-03-31

    Price: CDN$ 33.25

    • Medicine River

    • Written by: Thomas King
    • Narrated by: Wesley French
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    When Will returns to Medicine River, he thinks he is simply attending his mother’s funeral. He doesn’t count on Harlen Bigbear and his unique brand of community planning. Harlen tries to sell Will on the idea of returning to Medicine River to open shop as the town’s only Native photographer. Somehow, that’s exactly what happens. Through Will’s gentle and humorous narrative, we come to know Medicine River, a small Albertan town bordering a Blackfoot reserve. And we meet its people: the basketball team; Louise Heavyman and her daughter, South Wing, and many more.

    Price: CDN$ 29.83

    • Obasan

    • Written by: Joy Kogawa
    • Narrated by: Mary Ito
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Naomi is a sheltered and beloved five-year-old when Pearl Harbor changes her life. Separated from her mother, she watches bewildered as she and her family become enemy aliens, persecuted and despised in their own land. Surrounded by hardship and pain, Naomi is protected by the resolute endurance of her aunt Obasan and the silence of those around her. Only after Naomi grows up does she return to question the haunting silence.

    Price: CDN$ 26.23

    • The Waiting Hours

    • Written by: Shandi Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Marcia Johnson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When tragedy erupts on a stifling summer night, three ordinary people, with the extraordinary jobs of rescuing strangers, are connected to one another in ways both explicit and invisible. Each is deeply devoted to what they do, but they are all beginning to crack under the immense pressures of their work. 

    Price: CDN$ 33.25

    • The Little Book of Lykke

    • The Danish Search for the World's Happiest People
    • Written by: Meik Wiking
    • Narrated by: Meik Wiking
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    We all know Denmark is the happiest country in the world - but this doesn't make it perfect. Happiness isn't exclusively Danish. Happiness is something available to all, wherever you are, and whatever your means. Starting from the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Meik Wiking, probably the happiest man in the world, travels across the globe on a quest to uncover the secrets of the very happiest people from Dubai to Rio de Janeiro, taking back to his native country their tips, tricks, and unique approaches to a fulfilled life.

    Price: CDN$ 33.87

    • Game Change

    • The Life and Death of Steve Montador, and the Future of Hockey
    • Written by: Ken Dryden
    • Narrated by: Ken Dryden
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 52

    In his most powerful and important book yet, Game Change, Ken Dryden tells the riveting story of one player's life, examines the intersection between science and sport, and expertly documents the progression of the game of hockey - where it began, how it got to where it is, where it can go from here, and, just as exciting to play and watch, how it can get there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling story that demands change from the NHL

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-04-02
    • The Life and Death of Steve Montador, and the Future of Hockey
    • Written by: Ken Dryden
    • Narrated by: Ken Dryden
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 2017-10-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 62 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 49.04

    • One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter

    • Essays
    • Written by: Scaachi Koul
    • Narrated by: Scaachi Koul
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    In One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, Scaachi deploys her razor-sharp humour to share her fears, outrages, and mortifying experiences as an outsider growing up in Canada. Her subjects range from shaving her knuckles in grade school, to a shopping trip gone horribly awry, to dealing with Internet trolls, to feeling out of place at an Indian wedding (as an Indian woman), to parsing the trajectory of fears and anxieties that pressed upon her immigrant parents and bled down a generation.

    Price: CDN$ 35.09

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