Canada Is Awesome

A Little Book About a Big Country
4.5 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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About This Audible Original

In the style of his New York Times best seller The Book of Awesome, author Neil Pasricha has written a personal essay just for Audible listeners reflecting upon all the ways Canada is awesome.

''We give people a home and let them succeed,'' Neil writes with his signature thoughtfulness, at the same time playfully reminding listeners what's really important: ketchup chips and Kraft Dinner.

This essay is free to download as a gift from Neil to Audible listeners following the release of How to Get Back Up.

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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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I loved it!!!

As an expat Canadian, I enjoyed hearing the multitude of reasons clarifying my decision to make Canada my home. I vividly remember the mentioned Canadian made commercials, as well as the "Hinterland Who's Who?" These highlighted Canada's native animals, the beaver, the polar bear and the Swift fox, which I read is making a comeback in the Medicine Hat region. Oh Canada, I am not your native, but I am forever your grateful citizen!

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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
  • 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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  • Chris's Library
  • 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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  • R. MCRACKAN
  • 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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  • Shin Mon Thway
  • 2018-10-18

I'm disappointed

I think the beginning of this 30 mins listen was beautiful, the vivid and breathtaking depiction of the scenery of Canada and it’s changes of seasons, and it made me wish I grew up in a country where there are four seasons. However, things went downhill pretty fast after that. The rest of the audio felt pretty much like a propaganda of how everyone should become a Canadian and how awesome Canada is. The author’s narration was quite good and I’m a sucker for authors narrating their own books but unless you are fond of propagandas, I don’t think anyone would like this audio.



2.5 I’m disappointed stars

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