The Inconvenient Indian

The Inconvenient Indian

by Thomas King

Performed by Lorne Cardinal

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It's finally here!

Novel Audio is honoured to bring Thomas King's The Inconvenient Indian to life in audio through the voice of acclaimed Canadian actor Lorne Cardinal. We've been working on this title for a long time, and we're excited to bring King's wit and wisdom to listeners across the country and around the world.

The Inconvenient Indian is at once a “history” and the complete subversion of a history—in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be “Indian” in North America.

This is an audiobook both timeless and timely, burnished with anger but tempered by wit, and ultimately a hard-won offering of hope -- a sometimes inconvenient, but nonetheless indispensable account for all of us, Indian and non-Indian alike, seeking to understand how we might tell a new story for the future.


Hear a sample now:


Awards & Honours:

  • National Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2015 CBC Bookie Awards - Non-Fiction
  • Winner of the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize
  • Winner of the 2014 British Columbia's National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction
  • Winner of the 2013 Canadian Booksellers Association Non-Fiction Book of the Year
  • Finalist for Canada Reads 2015
  • Finalist for 2014 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction
  • Finalist for 2013 Trillium Award

Performed by Lorne Cardinal


Photo of Lorne CardinalNovel Audio is thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Lorne Cardinal on this project. His enthusiasm, respect for the work, and acting chops all shine through from the first word.

Well known for his role as Sergeant Davis Quinton on 6 seasons of International Emmy-nominated comedy Corner Gas, Lorne Cardinal has acquired close to 100 professional Film & TV credits and received numerous nominations and distinguished awards for his body of work.

A classically trained actor, Lorne’s acted and directed in a diverse range of theatre productions and his varied skill set also includes writing, voice acting, directing for TV, as well as producing the documentary Chasing Lear. Lorne will soon reprise his beloved role of Davis in the much anticipated Corner Gas: The Animated Series.


From Lorne: 

I'm thankful for the opportunity to voice Thomas King's words and brilliance, and that he uses such wit, sarcasm and humour to address these relations. 

The history is not pretty or gentle at times but is necessary for our country to get the stories out of the shadows and into the light of truth. 

Thank you Mr. King!

Change your perspective now. Use the links above to get a copy, or find The Inconvenient Indian wherever great audiobooks are sold.


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