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A classic through and through

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-26

To kill a Mockingbird is an absolute classic in every sense. Many of us grew up reading this book in school, doing essays, and enjoying the original classic with Gregory Peck. The audio book brought me right back to those times with a well paced reading. Sissy Spacek does an incredible job adding a little southern twang without going head over heals. I could not stop listening to this book and ended up finishing it in a couple sittings. I highly recommend re-watching the original movie after you finish the audio book to top it all off.

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The Testaments

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-24

I was anticipating the testaments and I was not disappointed. Far from the dark inside perspective of the Handmaids tale comes new narratives that shine a different light on Gilead. Although the Handmaids tale is arguably a more powerful tale, certainly a darker tale- The Testaments brings it's own power, and I would also add empowerment. It's about taking back control. The book at its core is about shaking the system to it's point of collapse. Tear down your anticipation/expectations of the Testaments and start where this book begins, 15 years later.

Incredible Story

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Reviewed: 2019-07-19

Jack's London's The Call of the Wild had been sitting in my library for a bit. I wanted to start it, but the short length was throwing me off a bit. Nevertheless, recently the call was strong, and like Buck I was called to the mysterious unknown. The book is a heart-wrenching story that follows Buck from his relatively stable life to a life of hardship, and finally a life he deserves. A true classic, highly recommended for anyone.

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Intoxicating Journey

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Reviewed: 2019-01-17

The book Circe is an intoxicating journey, following the life of Circe, daughter of Helios. Madeline Miller gives us a new perspective on the character Circe, a powerful perspective of an incredible woman who has seen great strife, a woman who has been tested many times and came out stronger. We see Circe's view of Odysseus, as well as other familiar characters. The narrator for Circe, Perdita Weeks also contributes this intoxicating feeling, her voice so silky and smooth. I imagine if Circe lived, she may have a voice this beautiful. Highly recommend. Going backwards so I may listen to A Song of Achilles now!

Fanatic listen

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-17

This was such an enjoyable listen. Trevor Noah's experiences are wonderfully told in his own words. His humour is carefully woven in, mixing heartbreaking moments with truly hilarious narration. Was laughing or smiling quite often, and even a few tears here and there. Wonderful read or listen. Do it!

Fantastic!

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Reviewed: 2018-12-03

The Inconvenient Indian is fantastic listen, written by Canadian author Thomas King, and narrated by Lorne Cardinal. This book was part of Canada Reads in 2015, and has been on my want list since then. The subject matter can be heavy, and rightly so. Though, the writing style is mixed with bits of humour, sarcasm and wit that break up the somewhat heavy topics. Lorne Cardianal does a fantastic job of narrating this book as well. For anyone who has watched Corner Gas, the voice is not only familiar, but comforting. Whether it be the characters Lorne has played on tv, or his soothing steadfast voice, you can't help but feel at home while listening to this book.