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Canada Is Awesome

A Little Book About a Big Country
Written by: Neil Pasricha
Narrated by: Neil Pasricha
Length: 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (99 ratings)
Price: CDN$ 0.00

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High taxes guarantee nothing

Canada is awesome. However, paying high taxes guarantees nothing. Canadians pay about 50% on average of their income to taxes. For most Canadians, taxes are higher than cost of housing and food combined. In the end, we are $1.6 trillion in government debt plus, our own personal debt on top of that. Add to that the everyday cost of living. This book was a bunch of Liberal Ideology put together to justify high taxes.

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Fantastic story

give er a go eh. I really loved it and you're going to as well. you're welcome.

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Another awesome edition to an awesome series

All the Awesome books give me an amazing boost whenever I start to feel down, and this one is no exception.

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Need a Reminder?

This 30 minute musing of what it is to be Canadian will warm your heart.

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Nice little freebie

Fun little listen with thoughts about what it means to be Canadian. He has an authentic voice reading his own writing, so I went on to try How to Get Back Up and am enjoying that as well.

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Great Canadiana

This brought a lot of smiles to my face as I listened. I was driving in my car along the Trans Canada, admiring the fall colours, & this well written & well narrated book was the perfect accompaniment to my drive. 🇨🇦🤗

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  • EBW
  • 2018-10-16

It was Awesome!

I really enjoyed this short story. I could totally relate to many of the authors experiences of growing up in Canada. I will be sharing it with my kids!

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Perfect Little Read

....Canada, enough said! Reminds me of all the reasons to be happy. Great read - Neil P. is an awesome author!

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Short & Sweet

While Canada has had it's dark moments in history, Neil does an excellent job of reminding Canadians how lucky we are. His story is not everyone's, but it is certainly a good one.

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Reminiscent of an 80's childhood

Short and sweet. Tangible memories of 'back in the day'! I completely forgot about the colored withdrawal and deposit slips at the bank.

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  • Cheri
  • 2018-10-15

I’m ready to move

I thoroughly enjoyed this expose’! What the author shares I know to be true. Having been to Canada several times, I appreciate the culture, the norms, & the people. The only down side, & I know this from living in Minnesota, is the prolonged cold winter!

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  • Plainfield317
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2018-10-12

Enjoyable little listen

Sweet tribute by a native to the country he loves. I enjoyed learning a little bit more about my neighbors to the north. I’ve no doubt that Canada is awesome.

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  • Rory
  • 2019-01-12

It Really Does Sound Awesome

Listening to this book takes hardly any time at all.

I recommend it for several reasons:

It has a delightful story

It is really easy to listen to quickly

It makes you wish you could visit, and perhaps live in Canada (if you haven’t or don’t)

It makes you wish the world was more like Canada

Makes me want ketchup chips (and to try some of those other things he mentions)

The author narrates it and makes the story better told in his own voice

And of course, now I really want to visit Canada even more than I did.

Very fun and enjoyable, this is the first of this authors books I have listened to/read. I can’t wait to listen to others that are available.

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  • Karl hill
  • 2019-03-07

Cute and Quick

This book was a quick and fun book. Anyone who has ever been to Canada or lives in Canada will probably enjoy this a bit more.
Narrator was decent.

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  • Lena
  • 2019-02-09

Books are new podcasts

Canada is awesome is lightweight, warm story of a deep love to the country. Author tells a story of his family, why Canada is called Canada, and a bit of food and landscape, people and mood.

Canada is always we, us. We come here running from something, or towards something. Always curious, always searching, always grateful for how lucky we are 🇨🇦❤️

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  • Andrew
  • 2018-12-17

Canada eh!

I absolutely loved this Audible original. I've been in Canada for nearly 30 years now and a Canadian for the last 3.
This is a book that I'll turn to when I need a little spirit lift.

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  • Ilia
  • 2018-12-07

Inloved with Canada

Optistic and very positiv story of living in Canada and being a canadian. Was nice to listen it during my way to work.

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  • Luis Mata
  • 2018-11-21

Interesting

This has been a quite interesting overview of Canada, very nice historical events mentioned, very pleasant to listen.

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  • R. MCRACKAN
  • Raleigh, NC
  • 2018-11-01

Unexpected

I don't remember how or when I picked up this title. After finishing a draining long book I found this in my library and gave it a listen. The beginning with the bank calendars did not give me hope. Soon though, his utopic musings started to sound very appealing. I can see why so many people choose to live there. Were I not so firmly established where I am, his descriptions made me think that maybe I could choose the same.

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  • Chris's Library
  • California
  • 2018-11-14

It was OK

It was interesting but I just couldn't get into it. #Addiction #ITried #SorryNotSorry #Canada #NiceTry #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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