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Robert Belanger

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T & T are tugging away...

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

Reviewed: 2019-11-07

...at your Canadian heart strings. This book left me wanting to discover more of Canada's nook and crannies. Lots of throw-backs and memory lane pulls from Canadiana (Today's Special, Beachcombers, Canadian Tire ads, The Stampeeders, etc). The stories from their careers were dynamite as well. Torrens is the Torrens you know and love from TV, but Taggart is the "Bahd" that you hung out with since childhood, puffin' darts behind the school. Hard to picture he was the drummer of OLP. If Taggs reads this: You mentioned playing Backstreets with The Tea Party in MTL. You also played Backstreets in Sudbury, also with The Tea Party but on Canada Day in 1996 >> Molson Blind Date! How's that for a pull, bahd?

Canadian history told through 3 people

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

Reviewed: 2019-11-03

I liked the story and its intertwined references to Canada's history.
I did role my eyes more than once and mock the Over... Dramatic... Reading...

Good Ol Hockey stories

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

Reviewed: 2019-10-13

The stories are great but not read by the Great One. Pronunciation of surnames is cringe worthy.

Grisham is a master storyteller

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

Reviewed: 2019-06-10

Bought it immediately after reading the intro in the back of Skipping Christmas. Very easy to get hooked. Great story

The Hockey Actor

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-25

Avery plays many roles on and off the ice. Some are sincere and honest and some are for the crowd or media. This is a great book on the insight of a calculated athlete with dreams and interests that go beyond sport glory. Pack with a lot of "wow" factor, this is a must read/listen for hockey and pop culture fans.

Over Decriptive Bore

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-14

I finally gave a chance to this "American Classic". Though the narrator gave it his best Americana accents, the story/writing style is just plain annoying. How many characters need to be named and decribed ("that bum, with the baggy pants, that reminded me of your father..." ? Imagine walking through life and over describing every event <from flipping on a light switch or chewing a granola bar>Also, had anyone kept track of Sal's spending? He starts off with $50 but spends a lot on beer, smokes, bus, apple pie with ice cream, etc. I had to stop listening. Thank you Audible for refunding my credit.
I love visiting the States, traveling the lesser known roads, and was looking forward to an audible adventure. Jack, let me down.

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An addictive true story

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-10

Loved it. If you think you know a lot about WWII, this will throw a new twist on the motives of the past.