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Canadianity

Tales from the True North Strong and Freezing
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Comedy, Storytelling
4 out of 5 stars (756 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Sprung from their hugely successful podcast Canadianity, Taggart (that guy from that band) and Torrens (that guy from that show) share a collection of showbiz tales from the road and relatable everyday anecdotes, all wrapped up in a nostalgic fondness for this great country. Canadianity takes listeners on a cross-country journey, shining the spotlight on notable local heroes (or bahds), the best places to crush food and the greasiest watering holes, coast to coast to coast.

Replete with lists of Canada's top bands, television shows and athletes as well as random observations about everything this country has to offer, Canadianity is often provocative and always hilarious. Drawing on their combined experiences as a legendary drummer (Our Lady Peace) and a veteran talk-show host (Jonovision) respectively, Taggart and Torrens have infused their first book with equal parts beer and pop culture and added a heaping helping of irreverence.

©2017 Taggart & Torrens Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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I just could not get into it.

I only listened to an hour or two of it and really it just was difficult to get into. It's probably just me and what I love to read and this just wasn't doing it for me. You yourself moght like it though. I might listen to it some day down the road.

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hilarious

had a good laugh while listening to this book! the stories were great and hearing about some of their favorite places and people from each province was cool.
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Seems focused on fans of the podcast

Taggart and Torrens have a podcast called Canadianity and this book is essentially a companion piece to the podcast. They dedicate a chapter per province and go all across Canada with personal anecdotes, bar and restaurant recommendations, and other highlights. They also cover a lot of nostalgia that Canadians of a certain age (probably 30s and over) will appreciate - from Heritage Moments to the Friendly Giant and Mr Dressup. It's amusing but seemed aimed at fans of the podcast or the authors and not so much for a broader audience. Maybe as a bathroom book to flip through the anecdotes, but it's really more a set of sketches and lists than a coherent book. Will Ferguson probably did the "who are Canadians" type humour book better with "Why I Hate Canadians".

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overhyped

This book is very difficult to listen to as a Canadian. The first chapter was quite intruding, but that's where it ended. Listening to these guys talk about their "bods" all the time was really irritating - never heard the "o" emphasized so much before. You hear "bud" quite a lot, sort for "buddy", which is what makes sense. Not "bod."

These guys really sound like they are trying to emphasize or satirize that particular "trailer-park-boys-esque" accent, which definitely is not a ubiquitous accent. You head it often enough, but this is too exaggerated.

7 chapters in and I'm completely unimpressed with this lackluster attempt to capitalize on Canadiana. Cant listen anymore.

Wanna see how regular White-English Canadians sound and interact, pull up YouTube and watch some of The Red Green Show or Corner Gas.

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sorry, bahds.

didn't love it, but that's okay, it was a free download. for that, I am appreciative.

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  • Bob
  • 2019-09-14

It was ok.

I'm sure that it's more enjoyable if you're a fan of their podcast. I really just wanted a book about my country but I didn't find this very interesting. Nothing against the guys. Nothing personal.

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Mostly About Them

Wasn’t intriguing or interesting, and mostly about them. Was not what I expected or wanted.

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Great Listen

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Great Canadian observations and really great stories- well done guys
looking forward to the follow-up novel

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True talented Canadians!

The two talks a little about their lives, and their views on Canada. They are hilarious and witty as they gave their testimonies in certain parts. I’ve not finished listening, but I will definitely listen to this audible book again! A must listen!

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Holy boats! What a ride bud

I'm probably going to listen to the TnT podcast now. There are some fun word games sprinkles throughout that are amusing, but they don't work too well for an audiobook and it would have been nice to alter it instead of listing numbers. I don't have that strong a memory and I doubt many do. Otherwise, this book made me laugh a lot and even tear up in parts. A true nod to genuine Canadian culture! 🍁

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-05-15

Very entertaining tales of two Canadian legends

D'accord guys, this was enjoyable from start to finish. the varying narration styles of Jeremy and Jonathan made for a good pace. these two bahds need to do more books and narration.

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