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If I could make one title mandatory listening...

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Reviewed: 2020-12-30

... it would be A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough! This listen offers some powerful reasons for optimism and action from one of the most respected natural historians and broadcasters of our time.

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Disappointing after French's previous work

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Reviewed: 2020-11-24

Was so excited about this one, but it lacks the magic of French's previous work. Characters were not interesting enough to drive the story and the ending feels anticlimactic. I loved her previous work so perhaps it's simply an anomaly. Check out The Dublin Murder Squad books!

Helpful framework that requires practice

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Reviewed: 2020-10-06

“No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care”

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Would you like to have more productive conversations with people who think differently than you or strongly disagree with you? Hint: it’s unlikely to happen online. While many fear that conversations about politics, religion, and values are a futile endeavour these days, this audiobook may encourage you to persevere in your attempts to connect with others who hold what might seem to be intractable points of view.

The best advocacy is always storytelling

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Reviewed: 2020-07-26

This title intrigued me because Dr. Willie Parker seems like an unlikely champion of reproductive justice, yet in many ways, his lived experience is what makes his perspective uniquely insightful – and his words all the more persuasive.

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This reframed my perspective about London, ON

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Reviewed: 2020-07-13

This will be an eye opener for students, parents, and academics who believe that Canadian campus life is unmarred by the problems of racism and sexism that are more openly discussed in the USA.

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Great book for white folks

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Reviewed: 2020-06-29

What comes to mind when you hear the words racist or racism? If you’re a white person with progressive views, chances are that you don’t believe this term applies to you, and you equate an accusation of racism as an insult to your character. Or, you may be wondering what you can do right now as a white person to fight racism. This book is a great place to start. Complete review podcast here: https://anchor.fm/audiobookreviews

Rethink your assumptions about racism in Canada

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Reviewed: 2020-06-29

Do you believe that #racism isn’t a problem in Canada, or that it’s a relatively benign issue compared to racism in the United States, or other countries? If so, Desmond Cole may change your mind. Cole’s stories about his personal experience of anti-Black racism made me uncomfortable at times, but that’s a good thing. Complete podcast review: https://anchor.fm/audiobookreviews

Not 'light' listening, but well worth it!

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Reviewed: 2020-06-29

When was the last time you listened to an audiobook that shattered all of your expectations – from the format and narrative performance, to the genre-defying content? Split Tooth is part memoir, part manifesto, and it’s infused with myth, poetry, and song. Complete podcast review available here: https://anchor.fm/audiobookreviews

This book is for everyone

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Reviewed: 2020-06-15

Do you consider race and discussions of race to be irrelevant to certain spaces and topics? If so, this book is FOR YOU. Actually, this book is for everyone. Listen to my podcast review:

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Life changing if you apply these ideas!

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Reviewed: 2020-04-27

Have you ever considered applying tips from an FBI hostage negotiator to convince a hiring manager to make you a better offer, or convince your child to go to bed on time? While these examples might seem worlds apart from each other, Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss will have you taking notes while listen to the audiobook!

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