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Matthew

Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Extremely funny!

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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: 08-14-19

Great job by the narrator with all the different voices. Not deep science fiction, just an entertaining humorous romp!

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Well written, but horribly narrated

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

Reviewed: 08-14-19

It's infuriating that the narrator had obviously not gone to school in Canada and heard various Canadian names pronounced, and then hadn't even bothered to take 2 minutes to Google them before plowing forward. He repeatedly hit the silent 's' in "Lévesque", pronounced "Métis" phonetically as if it was an English word spelled "Mettis", same phonetic treatment of "St. Laurent", and emphasized the wrong syllable in "Saskatchewan". This was an interesting essay, overshadowed by this horrible narration.

Interesting, but often annoying

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

Reviewed: 07-05-19

I found the author's continual SJW posturing quite off-putting, but the basic premise of SSRI drugs not being the right treatment for mild depression, and the huge benefits of exercise/nature/social connection instead quite interesting.

Brilliant writing!

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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: 06-24-19

It starts slowly, with a recounting of the author's childhood which is rather unexciting. I considered bailing, but I'm sure glad I didn't as subsequent chapters are great! Fantastic exposition of the groupthink and Trump Derangement Syndrome that has gripped millions of people in the last three years.

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Good premise, poorly written

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

Reviewed: 06-15-19

This series started out well, but I'll definitely abandon it now after cringing at the incredibly unrealistic dialogue in this book.

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Mostly extremely current & informative

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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: 06-01-19

Becomes a bit of a soap opera in the final chapters when the author waxes philosophical. The first 90% is very good though!

Interesting & unique!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-19

I've definitely never listened to a book like this one! It's incredibly interesting and memorable.

Interesting story, outstanding narration

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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: 02-24-19

It's amazing how similar the cadence and tone of the narrator is to Ali's young voice. I'm a huge boxing fan, and found this story of the greatest boxer ever to be extremely interesting. The racism that he dealt with was very real and violent, no fake lynching attempts here!

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Fantastic story!

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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: 02-05-19

Achingly beautiful writing, the most poignant character development possible. Extremely memorable. Classic status of this book is well deserved!

Way too much snark!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

Very unrealistic dialogue. Interesting tech angle and descriptions, but very poor character development. Mostly relies on snark and sarcasm.

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