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  • Summary

  • True North Heists tells the tales of some of the most outlandish capers ever committed on Canadian soil. Acting legend Colm Feore (Bon Cop Bad Cop, Trudeau) dramatically weaves together “in the moment” storytelling with interviews with those with deep knowledge of the heists themselves, including law enforcement officers, writers and the criminals themselves. All capped off with a soundscape designed to keep the listener on the edge of their seat.
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Episodes
  • Episode 1: The Boyd Gang

    Oct 13 2020
    Edward Boyd was a singer, actor, WWII veteran, and Jiu-jitsu expert who combined all his skills together and found national fame as one of the most spirited and memorable bank robbers of the 20th century.
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    25 mins
  • Episode 2: Rory Shayne

    Oct 13 2020
    In one of the most audacious bank robberies of all time, Rory Shayne hijacked a helicopter, ordered the pilot to fly it to a bank in downtown Montreal, which he then robbed. And then used the chopper to get away.
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    24 mins
  • Episode 3: Mel Mingo

    Oct 13 2020
    In the 1980s, Montreal was the bank robbing capital of the world. But one robbery, just before Christmas in 1984, stood out. The total take was 68.5 million dollars, and the number of suspects...was zero.
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    26 mins

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Finally!

It was amazing to listen to this awesome tale. I enjoyed it thoroughly!!! High Five

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Very Entertaining

Narrator, content and sound effects are awesome! Each episode is just long enough. Can’t go wrong.

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Call history acle stories on crime

This was very well performed. It was really neat learning all the different histories of different criminals. Very enjoyable

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Very enjoyable and kept my interest

I really enjoyed each of the 10 episodes. Never knew there were so many ways to rob banks! Worth the listen!

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totally enjoyable tales of crimes committed in a country where you don't think crime is committed. you never think about Canada as a place of crime. and then maple syrup hahaha.

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Great heist stories!

Really enjoyed listening to all these! Great selections! Would love to see more added to series.

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perfect series

I enjoy listening to true crimes, but I don’t want gruesome details. These stories are both interesting & entertaining. The narrator is great, too! The whole series is worth a listen.

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Interesting and entertaining

Amazing stories well told with just enough detail. Quick listens that fit in well between or during other activities.

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Great Fun!!

I had a lot of fun listening to this story about a family man with chutzpah who, finding life just a little too boring, decides to become a bank robber! Fun, fun, fun with perfect narration by Colm Feore. Try it, you won’t be disappointed ☺️.

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Fun and Entertaining Stories of Canadian Heists

This was a fun and entertaining listen. Several notorious Canadian masterminds are profiled along with their crimes. Fantastic narration from Colm Feore and people involved in the cases, including relatives are interviewed when available. The artistic way many pulled off their heists definitely livens up the listen. Highly recommended and I hope they do more. I remember the old show Masterminds that used to run on the old Court TV, This reminds me of it. Great series and a fun listen.

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  • clask
  • 10-29-20

great short stories

absolutely loved this series. Interesting tales wish there were more of these. listen to the one with Michael Caine as well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-26-20

fantastic stories great to listening

easy listen such a stories qnd what a life all of them have creazy

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  • AmazonCustomer
  • 06-28-21

Great stuff

I would recommend this to anyone it was entertaining and easy to listen to. no complaints

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  • Ivan
  • 05-06-21

Enyertaining stories

Short, smart and good bites to escape with for about 20 min each. Recommendable and enyertaining.

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  • Clive
  • 04-10-21

Then story lines lacking in detail

Not a very good quality production stories are just bare bones. instead of quantity of stories fewer stories of better quality would be more appreciated. Narration was rather annoying.

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  • Sioux
  • 04-03-21

Interesting

Narrator was good and clear. Different stories interesting and understandable.
Enjoyed listening to this, not too sure how engrossed I'd have been if it was in reading book form.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-30-21

Entertaining

Every story was distinctive, the scenario's are structured so you are pulled into each criminals crime as it unfolds. The narration was well executed pleasant to listen to.

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  • Elizabeth palmer
  • 01-27-21

Great stories

Great stories narration brilliant. Got me thought the snowey school runs. great for a few mins here and there

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  • R. Bell
  • 01-19-21

Not bad

What could be more Canadian than a maple syrup heist? This is just one of a number of entertaining true crime stories featured here. The recordings include interviews with journalists, investigators and those involved with the crimes. Although the infamy of Canadian criminals is often overshadowed by their southern neighbours, there are some outrageous and sometimes amusing stories in here.

Some of the presentation a bit annoying, e.g. everyone is introduced as "X, news journalist" or whatever beforehand. I'm not a fan of that style, although Colm Feore's voice is pleasant enough.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-08-21

Excellent short stories

I really enjoyed this audio book. Nice short stories that made it easy to listen to. The narrator was excellent.

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  • Chris F.
  • 11-04-20

great story

excellent story's of numerous bank jobs and other Deering hiest make U wonder if crime sometimes does pay!!