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    • Hold On to Your Kids

    • Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers
    • By: Gordon Neufeld
    • Narrated by: Gabor Maté, Daniel Mate
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    International authority on child development Gordon Neufeld, PhD, joins forces with bestselling author Gabor Maté, MD, to tackle one of the most disturbing trends of our time: Children today looking to their peers for direction - their values, identity, and codes of behavior. This “peer orientation” undermines family cohesion, interferes with healthy development, and fosters a hostile and sexualized youth culture. Children end up becoming overly conformist, desensitized, and alienated, and being “cool” matters more to them than anything else.

    Regular price: $32.13

    • In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

    • Close Encounters with Addiction
    • By: Gabor Maté
    • Narrated by: Daniel Maté
    • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In this timely and profoundly original book, best-selling writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them, and what is needed to liberate ourselves from their hold on our emotions and behaviours.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like a compass

    • By Oliver on 10-03-18

    Regular price: $30.80

    • Never Let Me Go

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another mesmerizing story by Ishiguro.

    • By Hasmik on 12-07-17

    Regular price: $23.80

    • A Complicated Kindness

    • By: Miriam Toews
    • Narrated by: Miriam Toews
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Sixteen-year-old Nomi Nickel longs to hang out with Lou Reed and Marianne Faithfull in New York City's East Village. Instead she's trapped in East Village, Manitoba, a small town whose population is Mennonite: "the most embarrassing sub-sect of people to belong to if you're a teenager". East Village is a town with no train and no bar whose job prospects consist of slaughtering chickens at the Happy Family Farms abattoir or churning butter for tourists at the pioneer village.

    Regular price: $23.80

    • Life of Pi

    • By: Yann Martel
    • Narrated by: Rajiv Surendra
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 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

    After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a 16-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orangutan - and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and beloved works of fiction in recent years.

    Regular price: $23.80

    • The Remains of the Day

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Dominic West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 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

    Kazuo Ishiguro's Booker Prize-winning masterpiece became an international best seller on publication, was adapted into an award-winning film, and has since come to be regarded as a modern classic. The Remains of the Day is a spellbinding portrayal of a vanished way of life and a haunting meditation on the high cost of duty. It is also one of the most subtle, sad, and humorous love stories ever written.

    Regular price: $22.40

    • Irma Voth

    • By: Miriam Toews
    • Narrated by: Amy Rutherford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nineteen-year-old Irma Voth lives in a Mennonite community in northern Mexico, surrounded by desert and both physically and culturally isolated from the surrounding towns and cities. It’s been six years since her family left Canada to escape the prying eyes of the government and preserve their religious freedom, but Irma still misses the minor freedoms she had in their small town.

    Regular price: $23.80

    • The Buried Giant

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: David Horovitch
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at least the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. The Buried Giant begins as a couple, Axl and Beatrice, set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen for years. They expect to face many hazards - some strange and otherworldly - but they cannot yet foresee how their journey will reveal to them dark and forgotten corners of their love for one another.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellently Read

    • By Amazon customer on 03-15-18

    Regular price: $23.80

    • Simple Recipes

    • By: Madeleine Thien
    • Narrated by: Madeleine Thien
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Longing, familiarity, and hope suffuse these stories as they mine the charged territory of relationships - subtly weaving in conflicts between generations and cultures. Madeleine Thien's characters in some way want to make amends, to understand the events that have shaped their lives. Compassionate and revealing, delicate and wise, these stories chart the uneven progress of love and lay bare the heartbreaking truths at the core of our closest bonds.

    Regular price: $22.40

    • A Boy of Good Breeding

    • By: Miriam Toews
    • Narrated by: Susanna Fournier
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Life in Winnipeg didn’t go as planned for Knute and her daughter. But living back in Algren with her parents and working for the longtime mayor, Hosea Funk, has its own challenges: Knute finds herself mixed up with Hosea’s attempts to achieve his dream of meeting the Prime Minister - even if that means keeping the town’s population at an even 1500. Bringing to life small-town Canada and all its larger-than-life characters, A Boy of Good Breeding is a big-hearted, hilarious novel about finding out where you belong.

    Regular price: $22.40

    • Summer of My Amazing Luck

    • By: Miriam Toews
    • Narrated by: Amy Rutherford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lucy Van Alstyne always thought she’d grow up to become a forest ranger. Instead, at the age of 18, she’s found herself with quite a different job title: single mother on the dole. As for the father of her nine-month-old son, Dillinger, well...it could be any of number of guys. At the Have-a-Life housing project, Lucy meets Lish, a zany and exuberant woman. In the middle of a mosquito-infested rainy season, Lish and Lucy decide to escape the craziness of Have-a-Life by taking to the road in a van held together with coat-hangers and electrical tape in search of Lish’s lost love....

    Regular price: $22.40

    • Swing Low

    • By: Miriam Toews
    • Narrated by: David Hamilton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After her father took his own life in 1998, Miriam Toews decided to face her confusion and pain straight on. In writing her father’s memoir, she was motivated by two primary goals: For her own sake, she needed to understand, or at least accept, her father’s final decision. For her father’s sake, she needed to honour him, to elucidate his life, and to demonstrate its worth.

    Regular price: $22.40

    • An Artist of the Floating World

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the face of the misery in his homeland, the artist Masuji Ono was unwilling to devote his art solely to the celebration of physical beauty. Instead he put his work in the service of the imperialist movement that led Japan into World War II. Now, as the mature Ono struggles through the aftermath of that war, his memories of his youth and of the "floating world" - the nocturnal world of pleasure, entertainment, and drink - offer him both escape and redemption, even as they punish him for betraying his early promise.

    Regular price: $18.20

    • Nocturnes

    • Five Stories of Music and Nightfall
    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In this sublime story cycle, Kazuo Ishiguro explores love, music, and the passage of time. This quintet ranges from Italian piazzas to the Malvern Hills, a London flat to the "hush-hush floor" of an exclusive Hollywood hotel. Along the way we meet young dreamers, café musicians, and faded stars, all at some moment of reckoning.

    Regular price: $22.40

    • The Flying Troutmans

    • By: Miriam Toews
    • Narrated by: Amy Rutherford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Days after being dumped by her boyfriend Marc in Paris - "he was heading off to an ashram and said we could communicate telepathically" - Hattie hears her sister Min has been checked into a psychiatric hospital, and finds herself flying back to Winnipeg to take care of Thebes and Logan, her niece and nephew. Not knowing what else to do, they set out on a road trip in search of the children's long-lost father, Cherkis. On their wayward journey, the Troutmans stay at scary motels, meet helpful hippies, and try to ignore the threatening noises coming from under the hood of their van.

    Regular price: $27.30

    • Tamarind Mem

    • By: Anita Rau Badami
    • Narrated by: Anita Rau Badami
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A beautiful and brilliant portrait of two generations of women. Set in India’s railway colonies, this is the story of Kamini and her mother, Saroja, nicknamed Tamarind Mem due to her sour tongue. While in Canada beginning her graduate studies, Kamini receives a postcard from her mother saying she has sold their home and is traveling through India. 

    Regular price: $22.33

    • A Pale View of the Hills

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Roe Kendall
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The Remains of the Day, here is the story of Etsuko, a Japanese woman now living alone in England, dwelling on the recent suicide of her daughter. In a novel where past and present confuse, she relives scenes of Japan's devastation in the wake of World War II.

    Regular price: $18.20