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    • 12 Rules for Life

    • An Antidote to Chaos
    • Written by: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
    • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,909
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,510
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,493

    What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • too religious

    • By Dodish Malek on 2019-04-11

    Price: CDN$ 48.83

    • The Ghost Garden

    • Inside the Lives of Schizophrenia's Feared and Forgotten
    • Written by: Susan Doherty
    • Narrated by: Paula Kaye
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Susan Doherty's groundbreaking book brings us a population of lost souls, ill-served by society, feared, shunted from locked wards to rooming houses to the streets to jail and back again. For the past 10 years, some of the people who cycle in and out of the severely ill wards of the Douglas Institute in Montreal, have found a friend in Susan, who volunteers on the ward, and then follows her friends out into the world as they struggle to get through their days. With their full cooperation, she brings us their stories, which challenge the ways we think about people with mental illness.

    Price: CDN$ 45.53

    • Erebus

    • One Ship, Two Epic Voyages, and the Greatest Naval Mystery of All Time
    • Written by: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    In 1839, Erebus was chosen as the flagship of an expedition to penetrate south to explore Antarctica. Under the leadership of the charismatic James Clark Ross, she and HMS Terror sailed further south than anyone had been before. Provisioned for three winters in the Arctic, Erebus and Terror and the 129 men of the Franklin expedition were seen heading west by two whalers in late July. No one ever saw them again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such a gripping story!

    • By Amazon Customer on 2019-02-07
    • One Ship, Two Epic Voyages, and the Greatest Naval Mystery of All Time
    • Written by: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 2018-10-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 19 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 40.04

    • Design Your Next Chapter

    • How to Realize Your Dreams and Reinvent Your Life
    • Written by: Debbie Travis
    • Narrated by: Debbie Travis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 17

    A few years ago, lifestyle celebrity and TV pioneer Debbie Travis realized that she was no longer challenged by her wildly successful TV career, and she was so busy she was missing out on the people and things that made her happy. She dared to dream about a whole new direction in life - a plan to turn a 13th-century farmhouse in Tuscany into a unique hotel and retreat for people who need a change as much as she did. And now, after a crazy amount of work, she is not only living that dream but sharing it with others....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyed!

    • By Amazon Customer on 2019-05-08

    Price: CDN$ 42.98

    • Getting to Maybe

    • How the World Is Changed
    • Written by: Frances Westley, Brenda Zimmerman, Michael Patton
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Many of us have a deep desire to make the world around us a better place. But often our good intentions are undermined by the fear that we are so insignificant in the big scheme of things that nothing we can do will actually help feed the world’s hungry, fix the damage of a Hurricane Katrina, or even get a healthy lunch program up and running in the local school. But extraordinary leaders such as Gandhi and even unlikely social activists such as Bob Geldof most often see themselves as harnessing the forces around them, rather than singlehandedly setting those forces in motion.

    Price: CDN$ 28.07

    • Horizon

    • Written by: Barry Lopez
    • Narrated by: James Naughton
    • Length: 22 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Taking us nearly from pole to pole - from modern megacities to some of the most remote regions on the earth - and across decades of lived experience, Barry Lopez, hailed by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as "one of our finest writers", gives us his most far-ranging yet personal work to date, in a book that moves indelibly, immersively, through his travels to six regions of the world: from Western Oregon to the High Arctic; from the Galápagos to the Kenyan desert; from Botany Bay in Australia to finally, unforgettably, the ice shelves of Antarctica.

    Price: CDN$ 52.63

    • Vi

    • Written by: Kim Thúy, Sheila Fischman - translator
    • Narrated by: Kim Thúy
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    The youngest of four children and the only girl, Vi was given a name that meant "precious, tiny one", destined to be cosseted and protected, the family's little treasure. Daughter of an enterprising mother and a wealthy, spoiled father who never had to grow up, the Vietnam War destroys the life they've known. Vi, along with her mother and brothers, manages to escape - but her father stays behind, leaving a painful void as the rest of the family must make a new life for themselves in Canada.

    Price: CDN$ 40.35

    • Mad Blood Stirring

    • The Inner Lives of Violent Men
    • Written by: Daemon Fairless
    • Narrated by: Daemon Fairless
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    A man, no matter how civilized, is still an animal - and sometimes a dangerous one. Men are responsible for the lion's share of assault, rape, murder, and warfare. Conventional wisdom chalks this up to socialization, that men are taught to be violent. And they are. But there's more to it. Violence is a dangerous desire - a set of powerful and inherent emotions we are loath to own up to. And so there remains a hidden geography to male violence - an inner ecosystem of rage, dominance, blood lust, insecurity, and bravado - yet to be mapped.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent book

    • By Melanie Murray on 2018-04-16

    Price: CDN$ 36.84

    • Mãn

    • Written by: Kim Thúy
    • Narrated by: Kim Thúy
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Mãn has three mothers: the one who gives birth to her in wartime, the nun who plucks her from a vegetable garden, and her beloved Maman, who becomes a spy to survive. Seeking security for her grown daughter, Maman finds Mãn a husband - a lonely Vietnamese restaurateur who lives in Montreal. Thrown into a new world, Mãn discovers her natural talent as a chef. Gracefully she practices her art, with food as her medium. She and her husband seem to drift along, respectfully and dutifully. But when she encounters a married chef in Paris, everything changes in the instant of a fleeting touch....

    • Written by: Kim Thúy
    • Narrated by: Kim Thúy
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 2018-04-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 43.86

    • Dreaming Sally

    • A True Story of First Love, Sudden Death and Long Shadows
    • Written by: James FitzGerald
    • Narrated by: Jesse LaVercombe, Mikaela Dyke, Thomas Hauff
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sally will die in Europe this summer. George Orr dreamed that his girlfriend, Sally Wodehouse, would die on the trip she wanted to take, and he begged her not to go. But Sally did not take him seriously - how could she? She left for Europe in July 1968 with 25 other private-school kids, on "The Odyssey", a 60s version of the Grand Tour. In August 1968, only hours after becoming engaged to George via telegram, she died as he had dreamed she would, in a freak accident. Sally was George's first love, but she was also James FitzGerald's. He was drawn to her energy and warmth, a stunning contrast to the chilly emotional life of his own family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic read

    • By L. Fullerton on 2019-03-15

    Price: CDN$ 45.62

    • Village of Secrets

    • Defying the Nazis in Vichy France
    • Written by: Caroline Moorehead
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche. Surrounded by pastures and thick forests of oak and pine, the plateau Vivarais lies in one of the most remote and inaccessible parts of Eastern France. During the Second World War, the inhabitants of the area saved thousands wanted by the Gestapo: resisters, freemasons, communists, downed Allied airmen, and above all Jews. Many of these were children and babies whose parents had been deported to the death camps in Poland.

    Price: CDN$ 45.05