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Audiobooks by Canadian Asian Authors

Listen to audiobooks by authors of Asian Canadian descent.

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The End of Gender

Debunking the Myths about Sex and Identity in Our Society

By Debra Soh
Narrated by: Debra Soh
Length: 7 hours 38 minutes

International sex researcher, neuroscientist, and columnist Debra Soh debunks popular gender myths in this research-based, scientific examination of the many facets of gender identity.

Is our gender something we’re born with, or are we conditioned by society? In The End of Gender, neuroscientist and sexologist Dr. Debra Soh uses a research-based... Read more »

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Swimming Back to Trout River

A Novel

By Linda Rui Feng
Narrated by: Nancy Wu
Length: 8 hours 15 minutes

A lyrical novel set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution that follows a father’s quest to reunite his family before his precocious daughter’s momentous birthday, which Garth Greenwell calls “one of the most beautiful debuts I’ve read in years.”

“A beautifully written, poignant exploration of family, art, culture, immigration, and... Read more »

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How to Pronounce Knife

Stories

By Souvankham Thammavongsa
Narrated by: James Tang & Kulap Vilaysack
Length: 2 hours 59 minutes

Named one of the New York Times' "7 New Books to Watch Out for in April," this revelatory story collection honors characters struggling to find their bearings far from home, even as they do the necessary "grunt work of the world."   In the title story of Souvankham Thammavongsa's debut collection, a young girl brings a book home from school... Read more »

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An Ocean of Minutes

By Thea Lim
Narrated by: Lisa Rost-Welling
Length: 7 hours 58 minutes

Shortlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize
Longlisted for the 2019 CBC Canada Reads
Longlisted for the 2019 Sunburst Award

An unforgettable love story of two people who are at once mere weeks and many years apart, for readers of Station Eleven.


America is in the grip of a deadly flu pandemic. When Frank catches the virus, his girlfriend Polly... Read more »

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The Matchmaker's List

By Sonya Lalli
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 10 hours 40 minutes

One devoted modern girl + a meddlesome, traditional grandmother = a heartwarming multicultural romantic comedy about finding love where you least expect it

Raina Anand may have finally given in to family pressure and agreed to let her grandmother play matchmaker, but that doesn't mean she has to like it--or that she has to play by the rules. Nani... Read more »

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My Summer of Love and Misfortune

By Lindsay Wong
Narrated by: Nancy Wu
Length: 11 hours 21 minutes

My Summer of Love and Misfortune

“This sort of coming of age story is about Iris Wang: a bumbling, self-absorbed, but ultimately well-intended young lady who reminded me a bit of Becky Bloomwood of the Confessions of a Shopaholic series. The highlight of this story is being treated to a fun description of Chinese culture, and food with the multitudes of food descriptions left me hungry and drooling. It astutely provides insight to the challenges of always being stuck in the liminal spaces whether that is being American Born Chinese, having newfound wealth, or unsure how to meet your beloved family’s expectations. Other strong themes throughout were familial bonds, overcoming family secrets and finding ways to forgive. Iris will frustrate you for the majority of the book as she is quite self-absorbed and never seems to learn as we experience her ongoing tragicomedic series of adventures and mistakes. However, I found the end satisfying and hopeful as she finally begins to grow up and gain some self-awareness and maturity.”

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Curry

Eating, Reading, and Race
Exploded Views

By Naben Ruthnum
Narrated by: Naben Ruthnum
Length: 3 hours 30 minutes

No two curries are the same. This Curry asks why the dish is supposed to represent everything brown people eat, read, and do.

Curry is a dish that doesn’t quite exist, but, as this wildly funny and sharp essay points out, a dish that doesn’t properly exist can have infinite, equally authentic variations. By grappling with novels, recipes,... Read more »

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The Conjoined

A Novel

By Jen Sookfong Lee
Narrated by: Sabryn Rock
Length: 7 hours 26 minutes

On a sunny May morning, social worker Jessica Campbell sorts through her mother’s belongings after her recent funeral. In the basement, she makes a shocking discovery — two dead girls curled into the bottom of her mother’s chest freezers. She remembers a pair of foster children who lived with the family in 1988: Casey and Jamie Cheng — troubled,... Read more »

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The Tiffin

By Mahtab Narsimhan
Narrated by: Michael Mola
Length: 4 hours 3 minutes

The dabbawallas of Mumbai deliver box lunches - called tiffins - to white collar workers all over the vast city. They are legendary for their near-perfect service: for every six million lunches sent, only one will fail to reach its intended destination. The Tiffin is about that one time in millions when a box goes astray, changing lives forever.... Read more »

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The Wondrous Woo

By Carrianne Leung
Narrated by: Lisa Truong
Length: 8 hours 14 minutes

The Wondrous Woo tells the story of Miramar Woo who is the quintessential Chinese girl: nice, quiet, and reserved. The eldest of the three Woo children, Miramar is ever the obedient sister and daughter … on the outside. On the inside, she’s a kick-ass kung fu heroine with rock star flash, sassy attitude, and an insatiable appetite for... Read more »

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Letters to My Grandchildren

By David Suzuki
Narrated by: David Suzuki
Length: 7 hours 58 minutes

In this inspiring series of letters to his grandchildren, David Suzuki offers grandfatherly advice mixed with stories from his own remarkable life and explores what makes life meaningful. He challenges his grandchildren — and us — to do everything at full tilt. He explains why sports, fishing, feminism, and failure are important; why it is... Read more »

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Tree

A Life Story

By David Suzuki, Wayne Grady & Peter Wohlleben
Narrated by: Peter Wohlleben & David Skulski
Length: 5 hours 37 minutes

A Greystone backlist bestseller, now with a foreword by Peter Wohlleben. Taps into a market fascinated by trees, thanks in part to Peter Wohlleben a Charming gift appeal, with 13 illustrations by wildlife artist Robert Bateman Updated and revised to reflect the effects of climate change on for Read more »ests
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The Mind-Body Cure

Heal Your Pain, Anxiety, and Fatigue by Controlling Chronic Stress

By Bal Pawa
Narrated by: Carri Toivanen
Length: 9 hours 2 minutes

“An accessible, concise, systematic, and comprehensive primer on wellness and healing.”—Dr. Gabor Maté, MD, author of When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

Do you regularly experience chronic pain, anxiety, fatigue, gut issues, or other symptoms of chronic stress? The Mind-Body Cure will teach you how to manage your stress hormones and... Read more »

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Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being

By Amy Fung
Narrated by: Amy Fung
Length: 4 hours 38 minutes

Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being is the debut collection of essays by Amy Fung. In it, Fung takes a closer examination at Canada's mythologies of multiculturalism, settler colonialism, and identity through the lens of a national art critic.

Following the tangents of a foreign-born perspective and the complexities and complicities in... Read more »

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Coconut Dreams

By Derek Mascarenhas
Narrated by: Rishma Malik & Raoul Bhaneja
Length: 7 hours 34 minutes

Coconut Dreams explores the lives of the Pinto family through seventeen linked short stories. Starting with a ghost story set in Goa, India in the 1950s, the collection weaves through various timelines and perspectives to focus on two children, Aiden and Ally Pinto. These siblings tackle their adventures in a predominantly white suburb with... Read more »

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Polar Vortex

By Shani Mootoo
Narrated by: Iris Quinn & Sharon Lewis
Length: 8 hours 1 minutes

Some secrets never die…

Priya and Alexandra have moved from the city to a picturesque Countryside town. What Alex doesn't know is that, in moving, Priya is running from her past—from a fraught relationship with an old friend, Prakash, who pursued her for many years, both online and off. Time has passed, however, and Priya, confident that her ties... Read more »

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Tales from the Bottom of My Sole

182 Essential Prose

By David K. Yeh
Narrated by: Neil Paterson
Length: 8 hours 15 minutes

When a long-lost sister shows up as a trans man named Luke, a series of precipitous events throws the lives of boyfriends Daniel and David into turmoil. While David attends an extravagant family reunion in Sicily, Daniel’s ex Marcus plans the world-premiere of his one-man show. The couple’s vertiginous exploration of sex, intimacy and love comes... Read more »

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Love and Laughter in the Time of Chemotherapy

By Manjusha Pawagi
Narrated by: Manjusha Pawagi
Length: 7 hours 28 minutes

Manjusha Pawagi, a successful family court judge, has written a not-so-typical memoir about her experience with cancer. Wryly funny and stubbornly hopeful, this is her quirky take on what it’s like to face your own mortality when, to be honest, you thought you’d live forever. She describes how even the darkest moments of life can be made worse... Read more »

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Happy Go Money

Spend Smart, Save Right and Enjoy Life

By Melissa Leong
Narrated by: Melissa Leong
Length: 7 hours 31 minutes

The Social’s finance expert connects money and happiness in this fresh, feel-good guide to financial well-being


Everything tells us that what will make us happy can be bought, whether it’s the latest gadgets, renovated kitchens, or luxury goods. But research has shown that having more money in the bank and more stuff around the house doesn’t... Read more »

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Disappearing Moon Café

By SKY Lee
Narrated by: Grace Lynn Kung
Length: 9 hours 35 minutes

Disappearing Moon Cafe was a stunning debut novel that has become a Canadian literary classic. An unflinchingly honest portrait of a Chinese Canadian family that pulses with life and moral tensions, this family saga takes the reader from the wilderness in nineteenth-century British Columbia to late twentieth-century Hong Kong, to Vancouver's... Read more »

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