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Audible.ca launches collection of original Canadian audio stories, including Seven Truths by Tanya Talaga

Titles from the collection will be released monthly throughout 2020 and into 2021 and will feature celebrated Canadian writers, storytellers and performers. 

Canadian Audible Originals will include podcasts and audiobooks

Seven Truths is an audio project by Tanya Talaga. (CBC, Audible Canada)

Audible.ca has launched Canadian Audible Originals, a collection of podcasts and audiobooks highlighting Canadian storytelling. 

Titles from the collection will be released monthly throughout 2020 and into 2021 and will feature celebrated Canadian writers, storytellers and performers. 

Award-winning author and activist Tanya Talaga shares her personal story of fighting for Indigenous rights in her Canadian Audible Original, Seven Truths. The audio series explores stories of contemporary life for Canada's Indigenous peoples through the lens of the Seven Grandfather Teachings. The episodes interweave conversations with elders and reflect on Canadian history, civil rights moments and the ongoing challenges First Nations communities face. 

Seven Truths is now available.

Award-winning journalist and author Tanya Talaga joins us to discuss her new podcast Seven Truths, and the power of Anishinaabe teachings and storytelling. 11:28

Talaga is the author of Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City, a nonfiction book about the Indigenous high school students in Thunder Bay, Ont., who lost their lives between 2000 and 2011 while separated from their families. The book won the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize and appeared on the Canada Reads 2018 longlist.

In 2021, Yannick Bisson, who stars as Detective William Murdoch in CBC's Murdoch Mysteries, will feature in The Secret Diaries of Detective Murdoch, a 10-part companion to the popular television series. 

Canadian Audible Originals will also release Imminent Disaster, a sketch comedy series from Scarborough author Catherine Hernandez and Oracle and Oracle: The Dreamland Murders, a psychological thriller audiobook and a follow-up audio series from writer Andrew Pyper

Projects from playwright Hannah Moscovitch, author and q books columnist Jael Richardson and food writer Meredith Erickson are set for 2021. 

Canadian Audible Originals will include French translations recorded with local Quebec talent for some of their titles. Wild Sounds of Canada, a series exploring the sound of wildlife at different locations across the country, is one such bilingual series available December 2020.

You can find the complete schedule of projects here.

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