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Audiobooks by Canadian Asian Authors

Audiobooks by Canadian Asian Authors

Listen to audiobooks by authors of Asian Canadian descent.

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Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars

A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir

By Kai Cheng Thom
Narrated by: Adri Almeida
Length: 4 hours 13 minutes

Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars

“'Because maybe what really matters isn’t whether something is true, or false. Maybe what matters is the story itself; what kinds of doors it opens, what kinds of dreams it brings.' This book was so good and paradigm shifting. It turns real life experience and hard, tragic ones at that (in this case, of being a trans girl of color who leaves home and tries to make a life for herself in the city, with its violence), into a beautiful, haunting fable. Once Upon a Time...”

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Chinkstar

By Jon Chan Simpson
Narrated by: Vinson Tran
Length: 6 hours 53 minutes

Chinksta rap is all the rage in Red Deer, Alberta. And the king of Chinksta is King Kwong, Run’s older brother. Run isn’t a fan of Kwong’s music – or personality, really. But when Kwong goes missing just days before his crowning performance and their mom gets wounded by a stray bullet, Run finds himself, with his sidekick, Ali, in the middle of...

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Prairie Ostrich

By Tamai Kobayashi
Narrated by: Tamai Kobayashi
Length: 6 hours 25 minutes

Not every story has a happy ending.

Since her brother's death, eight-year-old Egg Murakami has been living day-to-day on the family ostrich farm near Bittercreek, discovering life to be an ever-perplexing condition. Mama Murakami has curled up inside a bottle, and Papa has exiled himself to the barn with the birds. Big sister Kathy tells stories...

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Fatboy Fall Down

A Novel

By Rabindranath Maharaj
Narrated by: Errol Sitahal
Length: 11 hours 6 minutes

A heartrending novel about one man’s search for meaning in a difficult life

A child ridiculed for his weight, a son overshadowed by a favored brother, a husband who falls short of his wife’s ambitions, an old man with a broken heart… As Orbits’s life passes, he doggedly pursues a simple dream — a little place in the country where a family...

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When Morning Comes

By Arushi Raina
Narrated by: Jamie Bloch, John Fleming, Patience Mpumlwana & Tony Ofori
Length: 6 hours 20 minutes

It’s 1976 in South Africa, and four young people are living in Johannesburg and its black township, Soweto: Zanele, a black female student organizer; Meena, a South Asian girl working at her father's shop; Jack, an Oxford-bound white student; and Thabo, a teen-gang member, or tsotsi. From each of their points of view, this book explores the...

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She of the Mountains

By Vivek Shraya
Narrated by: Vivek Shraya
Length: 2 hours 52 minutes

A "Globe 100" Best Book of the Year (The Globe and Mail)

Lambda Literary Award finalist

In the beginning, there is no he. There is no she.

Two cells make up one cell. This is the mathematics behind creation. One plus one makes one. Life begets life. We are the period to a sentence, the effect to a cause, always belonging to someone. We...

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How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?

Stories

By Doretta Lau
Narrated by: Andrea Bang & Yuta Takenaka
Length: 3 hours 58 minutes

An updated and whimsical new take on what it means to be Canadian.

Featuring the Journey Prize-shortlisted story, “How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?”

When asked in an interview about the Shanghai Sharks, the team that shaped his formative sporting years, Chinese basketball star Yao Ming responded, “how does a single blade...

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The Tiger Flu

A Novel

By Larissa Lai
Narrated by: Lisa Truong & Grace Lynn Kung
Length: 9 hours 33 minutes

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award

Nominated for The Otherwise Award and The Sunburst Award

“Blending the surreal and the entirely possible, The Tiger Flu is majestically compelling. A must-read.” – Eden Robinson, author of Son of a Trickster

In this visionary novel by Larissa Lai – her first in sixteen years – a community of...

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The Three Pleasures

By Terry Watada
Narrated by: Yuta Takenaka
Length: 9 hours 54 minutes

In 1940s Vancouver the Japanese have just bombed Pearl Harbour and racial tension is building. The RCMP are rounding up “suspicious” young men, fishing boats and property are being seized, and internment camps are only months away.

Daniel Sugiura, a young reporter for the New Canadian, the only Japanese-Canadian newspaper allowed to keep...

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Take Back the Tray

Revolutionizing Food in Hospitals, Schools, and Other Institutions

By Joshna Maharaj
Narrated by: Joshna Maharaj
Length: 7 hours 23 minutes

A beloved chef takes on institutional food and sparks a revolution with this manifesto, memoir from the trenches, and blueprint for reclaiming control from corporations and brutal bottom lines.

“With hard-won insights and deep commitment, Joshna Maharaj takes us on a mouthwatering tour of what our collective food future might be.” ― Raj...

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God Loves Hair

By Vivek Shraya
Narrated by: Vivek Shraya
Length: 1 hours 24 minutes

A tenth-anniversary edition of Vivek Shraya's first book: a YA story collection that celebrates racial, gender, and religious diversity.

In 2010, Vivek Shraya self-published God Loves Hair, her first book; since then, Vivek has published six more titles, including a novel, poetry collection, graphic novel, and children's picture book, while...

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Chorus of Mushrooms

By Hiromi Goto
Narrated by: Brenda Kamino & Stephany Seki
Length: 8 hours 14 minutes

Winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Caribbean and Canadian Region)

Co-winner of the Canada-Japan Literary Award

Hiromi Goto’s acclaimed debut novel is a feminist examination of the Japanese Canadian immigrant experience. Focusing on the lives of three generations of women in modern day Alberta, Goto uses their...

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Shadow Frost

Shadow Frost Trilogy: Book #1

By Coco Ma
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 13 hours

In the kingdom of Axaria, a darkness rises.

Some call it a monster, laying waste to the villagers and their homes.Some say it is an invulnerable demon summoned from the deepest abysses of the Immortal Realm.Many soldiers from the royal guard are sent out to hunt it down.Not one has ever returned.

When Asterin Faelenhart, Princess of Axaria and...

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