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I listened to it 3 times in a row

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-11-09

I thoroughly enjoyed this audible. I listened to it while running and doing yard work. And again, and again. I feel privileged to spend this time with Alanis, understanding her mindset in writing these amazing songs. It enriches my enjoyment of her music. Thank you Alanis.

no idea how this won a prize

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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-11-05

I got this audible for free during the scotiabank prize promo. I persisted until I finished chapter 20, but as I'm still not enjoying it at all, it's time to move on to something better to listen. Narrator was good. I rarely like male narrators, but this one does a good job.

narration didn't work for me

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-10-21

The narrator speaks fast but makes very long pauses, so it's difficult to adjust the speed to a comfortable overall level. And the tones... it was too distracting. couldn't finish it, though I tried.

difficult story to listen through

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-10-21

It's difficult to imagine that humans can be this vicious and capable of inflicting so much emotional and physical pain. Equally disgusting is the justice system inability to intervene. I finished it because it is based on a true story.

Must read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-10-11

This book sheds light on the nature of the pressure felt by GenX women and how we got there. It provides validation, and in some way, hope. Because by debunking comes understanding and compassion for ourselves and those around us. There's no judgement and it's very factual. Very well narrated by the author too. I loved this book, it's a relatively short listen and I will listen to it again. I've recommended it to some of my friends. I also think that men who seek to understand their woman can benefit from this book. We all would.

hummmm... no

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-10-07

I stuck through it only because of January Lavoy's lovely voice narrating through it. I'd watch the movie if/when there is one.

this was worth it

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-09-19

it took me a while to get into it like one gets to know a person, who, against expectations, would become to be a long time friend. Although so different than me, very much worth the time and attention.

mostly for teachers, but also for parents

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-09-04

I found it to be a useful insight into how teachers approach our kids, or should, and what goes through their mind.

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distracting narration

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-08-18

I can't follow the story with this narrator's preacher style voice and intonations. maybe the story is good, but I can't listen to it. gave up in chapter 14.

Indian immersion

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-08-13

I really enjoyed listening to this book. The accents, the stories of strong women, and men, but especially women. A story of courage, resilience and forgiveness. The narration is excellent, and the ending is forward looking. An empowering feel-good book.