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    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • By: Yuval Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 300
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      5 out of 5 stars 271
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      5 out of 5 stars 269

    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
    • INSIGHTFUL book on a typically boring subject

    • By Nhat on 11-05-18
    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • By: Yuval Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 09-13-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 300 ratings

    Regular price: $39.13

    • The "Down Goes Brown" History of the NHL

    • The World's Most Beautiful Sport, the World's Most Ridiculous League
    • By: Sean McIndoe
    • Narrated by: Sean McIndoe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Sean McIndoe of Down Goes Brown, one of hockey's favorite and funniest writers, takes aim at the game's most memorable moments - especially if they're memorable for the wrong reasons - in this warts-and-all history of the NHL. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing stories you won't get elsewhere

    • By kase on 10-31-18

    Regular price: $32.13

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • By: Yuval Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 139
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      5 out of 5 stars 127
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      5 out of 5 stars 127

    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
    • Fantastic literary work.

    • By Joseph Soares on 10-15-18

    Regular price: $39.20

    • The Kingfisher Secret

    • By: Anonymous
    • Narrated by: Kate Handford
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    October 2016: In America, the election is a few weeks away. Journalist Grace Elliott has just landed a scoop that she believes will make her career. A porn star is willing to talk about her affair with the man some hope and many fear will become the next president of the United States. But no one will touch it. Not even Grace's boss, the right-wing publisher of America's leading tabloid. Instead, Grace is sent to Europe where she discovers a story so big, so explosive that it could decide the American election and launch a new Cold War. 

    Regular price: $23.73

    • Game Change

    • The Life and Death of Steve Montador, and the Future of Hockey
    • By: Ken Dryden
    • Narrated by: Ken Dryden
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 57

    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
    • The best book about hockey concussions <br />

    • By hairbear2012 on 08-19-18
    • The Life and Death of Steve Montador, and the Future of Hockey
    • By: Ken Dryden
    • Narrated by: Ken Dryden
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 10-17-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 60 ratings

    Regular price: $39.13

    • A Newfoundlander in Canada

    • Always Going Somewhere, Always Coming Home
    • By: Alan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Alan Doyle
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 44

    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
    • A Newfoundlander

    • By Deedra on 12-28-17

    Regular price: $37.80

    • How We Did It

    • The Subban Plan for Success in Hockey, School and Life
    • By: Karl Subban, Scott Colby
    • Narrated by: Karl Subban
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book about principles anyone can apply to their

    • By A. H. Sudbury on 08-05-18

    Regular price: $34.93

    • Ru

    • By: Kim Thuy, Sheila Fischman
    • Narrated by: Kim Thuy
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ru. In Vietnamese it means lullaby; in French it is a small stream, but also signifies a flow - of tears, blood, money. Kim Thúy's Ru is literature at its most crystalline: In vignettes of exquisite clarity, sharp observation, and sly wit, we are carried along on an unforgettable journey from a palatial residence in Saigon to a crowded and muddy Malaysian refugee camp, and onward to a new life in Quebec. There, the young girl feels the embrace of a new community, and revels in the chance to be part of the American Dream.

    Regular price: $30.80

    • Lightfoot

    • By: Nicholas Jennings
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Jennings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Gordon Lightfoot's name is synonymous with timeless songs about trains and shipwrecks, rivers and highways, lovers and loneliness. His music defined the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and '70s, topped charts, and sold millions. He is unquestionably Canada's greatest songwriter, and an international star who has performed on the world's biggest stages.

    Regular price: $42.00

    • I'm Afraid of Men

    • By: Vivek Shraya
    • Narrated by: Vivek Shraya
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Vivek Shraya has reason to be afraid. Throughout her life she's endured acts of cruelty and aggression for being too feminine as a boy and not feminine enough as a girl. In order to survive childhood, she had to learn to convincingly perform masculinity. As an adult, she makes daily compromises to steel herself against everything from verbal attacks to heartbreak. Now, with raw honesty, Shraya delivers an important record of the cumulative damage caused by misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia, releasing trauma from a body that has always refused to assimilate.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not good.

    • By RosieM on 09-22-18

    Regular price: $22.40

    • Warlight

    • By: Michael Ondaatje
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Character fun

    • By IAN on 06-21-18

    Regular price: $39.20

    • Heart Berries

    • A Memoir
    • By: Terese Marie Mailhot
    • Narrated by: Rainy Fields
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in British Columbia. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II, Terese Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. 

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Run, Hide, Repeat

    • A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood
    • By: Pauline Dakin
    • Narrated by: Pauline Dakin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Run, Hide, Repeat is a memoir of a childhood steeped in unexplained fear and menace. Gripping and suspenseful, it moves from Dakin's uneasy acceptance of her family's dire situation to bewildered anger. As compelling and twisted as a thriller, Run Hide Repeat is an unforgettable portrait of a family under threat and the resilience of family bonds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing story!

    • By evan on 12-29-17

    Regular price: $22.40

    • Tombland

    • The Shardlake Series, Book 7
    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 37 hrs and 40 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

    Spring, 1549. Two years after the death of Henry VIII, England is sliding into chaos...The king, Edward VI, is 11 years old. His uncle Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, rules as Protector. Radical Protestants are conducting all-out war on the old religion, stirring discontent among the people. The Protector's prolonged war with Scotland is proving a disastrous failure. Worst of all, the economy is in collapse, inflation rages, and rebellion is stirring among the peasantry. 

    Regular price: $41.93

    • Brother

    • A Novel
    • By: David Chariandy
    • Narrated by: Joseph Pierre
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • First Snow, Last Light

    • By: Wayne Johnston
    • Narrated by: David Ferry, Ryan Wells, Gordon Pinsent, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Ned Vatcher, only 14, ambles home from school in the chill hush that precedes the first storm of the winter of 1936 to find the house locked, the family car missing, and his parents gone without a trace. From that point on, his life is driven by the need to find out what happened to the Vanished Vatchers. His father, Edgar, born to a poor family of fishermen, had risen to become the right-hand man to the colony's prime minister, then suffered an unexpected fall from grace. Were he and his wife murdered? Was it suicide? Had they run away? If so, why had they left their only child behind?

    Regular price: $25.20

    • No Is Not Enough

    • Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need
    • By: Naomi Klein
    • Narrated by: Brit Marling
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Acclaimed journalist, activist, and best-selling author Naomi Klein has spent two decades studying political shocks, climate change, and "brand bullies". From this unique perspective, she argues that Trump is not an aberration but a logical extension of the worst, most dangerous trends of the past half century - the very conditions that have unleashed a rising tide of white nationalism the world over. It is not enough, she tells us, to merely resist, to say no.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Indeed, let's leap.

    • By Taylor on 01-22-18
    • Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need
    • By: Naomi Klein
    • Narrated by: Brit Marling
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 09-13-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: $32.13

    • The Last Good Year

    • By: Damien Cox
    • Narrated by: Damien Cox
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 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

    Taking us back to that feverish spring, The Last Good Year gives an intimate account not just of an era-defining seven games, but of what the series meant to the men who were changed by it: Marty McSorley, the tough guy who took his whole team on his shoulders; Doug Gilmour, the emerging superstar; celebrity owner Bruce McNall; Bill Berg, who went from unknown to famous when the Leafs claimed him on waivers; Kelly Hrudey, the Kings' goalie who would go on to become a Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster; Kerry Fraser, who would become the game's most infamous referee.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A behind the scenes way to relive a great memory

    • By TG on 11-04-18

    Regular price: $34.30

    • In Praise of Blood

    • The Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front
    • By: Judi Rever
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize: A stunning work of investigative reporting by a Canadian journalist who has risked her own life to bring us a deeply disturbing history of the Rwandan genocide that takes the true measure of Rwandan head of state Paul Kagame. 

    Regular price: $34.30

    • How We Can Win

    • And What Happens to Us and Our Country If We Don't
    • By: Anthony Lacavera, Kate Fillion
    • Narrated by: John Cleland
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 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

    Our kids are smart, our banks are sound, our health care system is humane, our democracy is stable - but technological change is about to disrupt our economy and threaten our way of life. Canadians aren't ready for the race to the future. Can we still catch up - or even win? Yes, says Anthony Lacavera, one of Canada's most successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. But we need to change the way we think and talk about our own abilities - dream bigger, aim higher, and go for gold, not bronze.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wake up Canada!

    • By imrbmbjab on 03-21-18

    Regular price: $39.20

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