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Good thing it was free.

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

Reviewed: 2021-04-05

I thought this would be something of a memoir and, therefore, at least slightly interesting. No. This is Mike Myers' attempt at a "fun" history of Canada and why Canadians are the way we are. It's ironic that he thinks he knows Canada so well when he moved to the States in 1983. It's a 4 D listen. Dull dull dull and don't bother.

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Interesting listen heavy on lists and descriptions

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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: 2021-02-12

For those who are fascinated by the Tudor dynasty this is a truly interesting listen. It includes many facts about their family and relationships that, while dry, do make for a better understanding of their rulers and rules. To be clear, this book is made up of reference to historical facts and is not a novel.

Much of the book is taken up with lists such as how much they ate and of what (6 bulls, 3 pigs, 25 swans in a day etc.) and descriptions of clothing and jewelry. At times this was tedious, especially in the first part of the book. The second half has fewer lists, but more descriptions of clothing.

I'd recommend this if you're a diehard Tudor enthusiast, but if you're looking for a novel like "The Other Boleyn Girl", give this a pass.

Terrific classic Christmas radio shows.

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

Reviewed: 2020-12-12

If you're a fan of old time radio you'll love this. Most of these shows are a half hour or less so they're great for a quick listen, and you don't have to be familiar with the shows or the casts to enjoy them. They're also totally family friendly so this is a great option for when you're wrapping gifts or just need a little quiet time. The kids will stop bouncing off the walls while they listen and can colour or do some other quiet activity while you take a break from the holiday craziness.

I've bought two other classic Christmas radio compilations and this is the best by far. My only minor complaint is that the sound quality on some of the shows is a little lacking, but considering most of them are 70 years old (or older!) it's to be expected. I'm really glad I bought this...highly recommend it.

Bloody hilarious, gory sci-fi fun.

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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: 2020-09-23

A clever, funny take on your typical science fiction story. Reminiscent of "We Are Legion: We Are Bob", it's totally worth a listen, and as usual Wil Wheaton's narration is spot on. I'll be buying this in paperback, that's how much I enjoyed it.

Great stories, great narration, great value.

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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: 2020-09-16

Beverly Cleary brings Ramona to life in this entire set of Ramona books. Stockard Channing reads the books with feeling and manages to find a new voice for each character. She even maintains those voices across all the books! A really good listen, especially if you have smaller kids. Ideal for road trips or if you were a 70s or 80s kid and are feeling nostalgic. Definitely recommended.

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Great book, bad parenting

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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: 2020-08-13

As always the Goldy Bear series doesn't disappoint. The dialigue is snappy, the storyline moves quickly enough to keep you interested, the ending isn't overly obvious, and I love that all the recipes are at the end of the book. The one thing that drives me crazy in this book is the way Goldy and her son interact.

He's rude, thoughtless, and defiant, and she lets him get away with it. And no, I'm not a senior citizen lamenting the "good old days)", just a parent who would never let her kid get away with that kind of crap. Goldy is a great protagonist, she just needs a bit of backbone when it comes to dealing her son. I found that frustrating, but except for that, it's a great listen.

Great listening, irritating parenting

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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: 2020-07-26

Dianne Mott Davidson's Goldy mysteries are always a fun listen, and this is no exception. Good story, interesting plot and relatable characters. My only complaint is how the author has chosen for her main character to parent. If my kid ever behaved the way Goldy's does they'd be punished, not pampered. I understand there are lots of parenting styles, but her kid is a spoiled brat and it distracted from the story. Otherwise a great read.

Sad, gripping and potentially triggering

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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: 2020-05-30

A nearly unbelievable story about the repercussions of the actions (and inactions) of a young, naive woman in 1950s England whose children are kidnapped by their father. Some of the people in this story are thoroughly unlike able (I'm referring to both parents here) but the story itself is fascinating. Be aware that anyone who has experienced trauma in the form of mental abuse or abandonment at the hands of their parents WILL be triggered by this story.

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Sweet, lightweight cozy mystery.

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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: 2020-05-05

Sherlock it's not, but if you're looking for a light, kitty based mystery, you'll love this. There two dozen other books in this series, so if you like it there's lots more to listen to.

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Meh.

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

Reviewed: 2020-04-17

It's almost not worth the time it takes to type this, hence the title of this review. If you're like most fans of the series you flat out hate Ross Barton and will be glad that their honeymoon is cut short. That being said, the rest of the story is just bland. None of the fun, none of the feisty female that once was Hannah Swensen. Please Ms. Fluke, get your head out of your arse and put some thought into the series again, or get a better ghostwriter.