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Robin Menzies

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What an amazing story

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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: 2019-11-14

This was beautifully read by Judith Light.

I loved this story. It broke my heart half a dozen times over in the most wonderful way. I would highly recommend this book to everyone.

Great performances - Great Story

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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: 2019-08-28

I really enjoyed this book. The story was good and flowed quite nice. If you paid attention to the author's clues, it was easy to figure out the ending;however, even though I had it figured out, I really liked it right until the last sentence.

I loved the performances as well. It was narrated superbly and I really felt like they captured each of the characters perfectly.

A love letter to Canada

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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: 2019-08-21

It was a nice journey down memory lane having grown up outside of Toronto. I knew the places and events that shaped Mike Myers.
Some of his ideas of Canadians did border on the cliche but perhaps not completely inaccurate. Mike is always the consummate performer and his voices and impressions are amazing as always.

An easy read if you don’t expect much

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

Reviewed: 2019-08-21

I honestly was hoping for so much more.
The story had a lack of promised suspense and the climax of the story was incomplete and disappointing.
The performance was pretty good although I found it distracting that the main character was read in the same voice at age 7 and age 20. I get that there was an innocence that was trying to be portrayed but their is an inevitable maturity that should have changed the affectation.

Disappointed with this book.

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

Reviewed: 2019-07-30

The narrator was good and I liked his pace and cadence. His female voices were sometimes a little grating and especially the teenage girl, Crystal. Her presentation reminded me of a character (Vicky Pollard) from Little Britain.
The story over all was just ok. The characters took a long time to become familiar because they were not well developed and considering there were so many of them it was confusing for the first third of the book. Not a single character in the book had any redeeming qualities and it seemed like a contrived look at life and its harsh realities. Because the characters were hard to understand and impossible to relate to, it made this exploration of a town and its characters inauthentic. It is a story told for shock value and not authenticity.

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Amazing storytelling

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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: 2019-05-28

My first time hearing this story. Amazing book the story is so good and genuinely affected me.
Sissy Spacek was a great as Scout and all the characters.

I expected more ...

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

Reviewed: 2018-03-30

The story was very predictable and the narrative was tedious. Celeste, Jane and Madeline were interesting enough characters and well developed.