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Worth Every Penny!

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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: 2021-01-19

It has been over 10 years since I read this series and I forgot about a lot of what happened. It was almost like reading it for the first time all over again. Even though each book was read by a different narrator, they all did a fabulous job, and I had no complaints about anyone's performance. This purchase was a no brainer, such a good deal all seven books read by some fantastic people. Dear Audible: have Patrick Stewart narrate more books!!!

Cozy is Acurate

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

Reviewed: 2020-12-08

These are really short mysteries, nothing much to deduce or figure out since the suspects are usually very few and are solved pretty quickly. It was very relaxing to listen to this while trying to navigate a stressful drive in the snow! I didn't have to pay too close attention and still got into the story. Audible, I hope you get Nathaniel Parker to narrate more books! He's amazing and does so many brilliant voices all different and distinct!

For Anyone to Listen To

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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: 2020-11-07

I am not really that much of a Python fan. The first time I ever saw Eric Idle was in the movie Caspar! It was my favourite movie as a kid. But I still really enjoyed listening to his life story and his ever optimistic views on terrible things. I think there is something for everyone here to get from this book. Very glad I bought it.

Split personality

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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: 2020-10-29

Not bad, but I found the book kind of split into two different stories that didn't really seem to relate to each other other than the fact the main character was involved in both worlds.

Truth

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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: 2020-10-17

A difficult listen, but an important one. This should be required reading for all Canadians.

Warning: unpopular opinion

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

Reviewed: 2020-09-23

I know this series is enjoyed by so many people, a lot of my own family included, but I could not wait for this book to end. I truly disliked this story. I am truly baffled on how people call this a love story. Jamie is a total barbarian, and while I get that is how people lived in that time frame, Claire is not from that time and so it was always so frustrating whenever she forgave him for his misogynistic behavior. Jamie did not seem to love Claire as much as just wanting to possess her body at EVERY WAKING MOMENT. So much cringey sex, I was just not about that. The time travel premise is what caught my attention but also made me stress so much because of what cause and effect Claire probably has on the entire future. I'm sure the rest of the series covers that, but I am so done, this 32hr audiobook nearly killed me.

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Warning: unpopular opinion

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

Reviewed: 2020-09-23

I know this series is enjoyed by so many people, a lot of my own family included, but I could not wait for this book to end. I truly disliked this story. I am truly baffled on how people call this a love story. Jamie is a total barbarian, and while I get that is how people lived in that time frame, Claire is not from that time and so it was always so frustrating whenever she forgave him for his misogynistic behavior. Jamie did not seem to love Claire as much as just wanting to possess her body at EVERY WAKING MOMENT. So much cringey sex, I was just not about that. The time travel premise is what caught my attention but also made me stress so much because of what cause and effect Claire probably has on the entire future. I'm sure the rest of the series covers that, but I am so done, this 32hr audiobook nearly killed me.

Jen Agg is a Badass!

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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: 2020-09-09

I loved listening to Jen tell her incredible life story! She was completely fearless in her endeavours and never took no for an answer. This book is full of so much more than just how to open a restaurant, although I found these chapters captivating. She also shares some great ideas on workplace culture, (which I definitely could translate into my male-dominated workplace) feminism and white privilege, and self awareness. She doesn't shy away from anything and that's why this book is so much more than just a "Girl Boss" how to. I love that she knows what she wants, and I truly think there are several take aways here (no pun intended!) that can be applied to many aspects of life.

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Hard to Hear but Important

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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: 2020-07-14

This was a really emotional read. I remember hearing Tina's name in the news, but I never really followed the story at the time. It's heartbreaking to not know 100% what Tina's true story was, but whether or not the Winnipeg Police got the right guy or not, they got a truly bad man, and it was incredible to read about the effort that they went into this investigation. This book centered mainly on the investigation and not so much on the other aspect of this case which was the systemic racism of Indigenous People, particularly woman and the broken relationship they have with police officers. I am slowly starting to grasp a more accurate picture of this myself and reading between the lines you can see that outlined here, but it was only a few paragraphs, a few side notes to the main narrative which was clearly trying to make this more of a true crime novel, maybe because that's what's more popular right now. All in all, I highly recommend this as essential reading for any Canadian, especially to those who look down at our southern neighbors and think we are so much better up here. We too still have a lot of work to do.

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An Important 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: 2020-07-13

What an ambitious book! I can't imagine the research and effort into writing this and making it as readable as it is! There are a lot of hard truths in here and I think Ziya hits it on the head when she says that we actively participate in willful blindness in a lot of aspects of our life when the truth is so ugly and awful. The process of how our meat is produced, the effects of our spending habits, and our environmental impact are just some of the topics that hit home for me. There was a lot of what she said that I knew but chose to forget because it was too terrible or hard to comprehend. I really think this should be essential reading for everyone.