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    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • By: Yuval Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 344
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      5 out of 5 stars 307
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 304

    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
    • History, science and philosophy all packaged up

    • By Deep Think on 12-26-18
    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • By: Yuval Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 09-13-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 344 ratings

    Regular price: $39.13

    • 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 157
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      5 out of 5 stars 142
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A must have if you finished Sapiens !

    • By SimonK on 01-10-19

    Regular price: $39.20

    • 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 36
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      5 out of 5 stars 35
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      5 out of 5 stars 34

    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
    • Great and funny book on the NHL

    • By LSmith on 01-11-19

    Regular price: $32.13

    • Life Unscripted

    • Using Improv Principles to Get Unstuck, Boost Confidence, and Transform Your Life
    • By: Jeff Katzman, Dan O'Connor
    • Narrated by: Dan O'Connor
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    So many of us go through life following scripts we didn’t write for ourselves - scripts designed by our family, shaped by our friends, and influenced by the expectations of the people we meet. Using practical self-help skills rooted in improv principles and depth psychology, we can live more authentic, fulfilled, and empowered lives. 

    Regular price: $27.93

    • 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 69
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      5 out of 5 stars 65
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      5 out of 5 stars 65

    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
    • Thinking Time

    • By Benedetto Manzella on 11-24-18
    • 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 69 ratings

    Regular price: $39.13

    • 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 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • I'm Afraid of Men

    • By: Vivek Shraya
    • Narrated by: Vivek Shraya
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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

    • The Kingfisher Secret

    • By: Anonymous
    • Narrated by: Kate Handford
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By GogoGal on 12-02-18

    Regular price: $23.73

    • 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 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4 out of 5 stars 38

    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

    • Medicine River

    • By: Thomas King
    • Narrated by: Wesley French
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 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

    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.

    Regular price: $23.80

    • Warlight

    • By: Michael Ondaatje
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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

    • The Heart's Invisible Furies

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
    • Length: 21 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 16
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      5 out of 5 stars 16

    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
    • Stop what you’re doing and download this book

    • By Vincent on 01-27-18

    Regular price: $36.40

    • Obasan

    • By: Joy Kogawa
    • Narrated by: Mary Ito
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $20.93

    • The Woulda Coulda Shoulda Guide to Canadian Inventions

    • By: Red Green
    • Narrated by: Red Green, David T. Smith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 15

    The author of How to Do Everything and Red Green's Beginner's Guide to Women has never been afraid to take on jobs doomed to failure. This latest project is perhaps the nearest he has come to a triumph. In The Woulda Coulda Shoulda Guide to Canadian Inventions, Red surveys, analyzes, critiques, and in some cases tells you how to re-create at home the best Canadian inventions, from the Wonderbra to the hard-cup jockstrap, by way of insulin, the walkie-talkie, synchronized swimming, and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Re: A funny audiobook

    • By David on 09-20-18

    Regular price: $36.33

    • The Second Life of Samuel Tyne

    • By: Esi Edugyan
    • Narrated by: Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A young man of astonishing promise when he emigrated from Ghana in 1955, Samuel Tyne was determined to accomplish great things. Fifteen long years later, he’s an insignificant government employee who hates his job when he unexpectedly inherits his uncle’s crumbling mansion in Aster, Alberta. Despite his wife’s resistance and the sullen complaints of his 13-year-old twin daughters, Samuel quits his job and moves his family to the town. For here, he believes, is that fabled second chance, and he is determined not to fail again. 

    Regular price: $32.13

    • 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 52
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      5 out of 5 stars 49
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      5 out of 5 stars 46

    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

    • The Suspect

    • By: Fiona Barton
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden, Fiona Hardingham, Nicholas Guy Smith, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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. But she can't help thinking of her own son, whom she hasn't seen in two years, when he left home to travel. 

    Regular price: $26.53

    • We're All in This Together

    • By: Amy Jones
    • Narrated by: Ruth Marshall
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Like all families, the Parkers of Thunder Bay have had their share of complications. But when matriarch Kate Parker miraculously survives plummeting over a waterfall in a barrel - a feat captured on a video that goes viral - it's Kate's family who tumbles into chaos under the spotlight.  

    Regular price: $22.33

    • I Hear She's a Real B*tch

    • By: Jen Agg
    • Narrated by: Jen Agg
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Toronto restaurateur Jen Agg, the woman behind the popular The Black Hoof, Cocktail Bar, Rhum Corner, and Agrikol restaurants, is known for her frank, crystal-sharp, and often hilarious observations and ideas on the restaurant industry and the world around her. I Hear She's a Real B*tch, her first book, is caustic yet intimate and wryly observant - an unforgettable glimpse into the life of one of the most interesting, smart, trail-blazing voices of this moment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful gem!

    • By Lindsay on 01-10-18

    Regular price: $37.80

    • 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 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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

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